The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has awarded the University of Exeter an additional £3.8 million for research, the third highest gain amongst English universities, only surpassed by Kings College London and University College London. The £3.8 million represented a 22% uplift on an already significant base figure.
Science-lovers from across Cornwall have been treated to a series of hands-on events and activities celebrating the spirit of invention, discovery, and scientific research.
What do you get when you add nearly 100 school-pupils to a world-class environmental research institute?
Mining students are making their final preparations before embarking to take part in a prestigious international competition.
The artist, the research scientist and the attempt to grow bananas in the UK.
Artificial night time light from sources such as street lamps affects the growth and flowering of plants and even the number of insects that depend on those plants for food.
All things Celtic are coming Cornwall’s way at this year’s annual conference of the Association of Celtic Students of Ireland and Britain. The event will be held at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus on Saturday 21 – 22 March and is open to both members of the public and students.
Findings from a new study that set out to investigate the evolution of immune defences could boost the development of industrial bacteria that are immune to specific viral infections.
Males that mate more often are more insecure about their social status than those mating less, according to new research on the behaviour of burying beetles.
A sinister tale of an eccentric American visitor to a small Sussex town searching for stories about his grandfather forms the basis of a new novel, Scorper.
The low-cost, DIY people's science that could change the way research is done.
Successful environmental conservation needs to focus on the negotiation process, not just the end target.
Marine conservationists are increasingly pinning their hopes on marine protected areas (MPAs) to save threatened species and reduce over-fishing.
It was announced today, 2 March 2015, that Winter Graduation 2016 in the University’s Diamond Jubilee year, will be the last to be presided over by Baroness Benjamin OBE DL after ten fantastic years as Chancellor.
Professor Tapas Mallick used his Inaugural Lecture to describe how cheaper, more efficient solar power could transform the lives of billions.
A new study led by the University of Exeter has identified two major foraging grounds of the Mediterranean green turtle
Great minds thinking alike: the University and Eden turn the idea of collaboration into a reality.
Stories of emigration from Cornwall in 1851 overseas and to other parts of the UK are the first topic in the new series of research seminars led by the Institute of Cornish Studies (ICS), at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus on Saturday 14 February at 2pm in the Chapel Lecture Theatre.
Inspiring words from a world-leader in responsible mining.
When it comes to swooping-and-snatching, not all seagulls are created equal.
The University of Exeter has been recognised as one of the 100 most international universities in the world.
Pioneering new research could pave the way for solar energy to be converted into household electricity more cheaply than ever before.
A low carbon heating project involving the University of Exeter has been awarded a Government research grant to carry out feasibility work to create a UK-first community-wide energy scheme.
A new study from the University of Exeter has found that viruses carried by commercial bees can jump to wild pollinator populations with potentially devastating effects.
ESI workshops are encouraging new things to do with not-very-old clothes.
Geoff Pringle has been named as one of the most influential executive role models in the UK.
A new study has discovered that the world’s highest flying bird, the bar-headed goose, employs an unusual flight strategy when migrating at extreme altitudes across the Himalayas in order to cope in the relatively low-density mountain atmosphere.
The University of Exeter will play a pivotal role in helping more people in Cornwall access higher education.
Some people have been looking forward to going back to work more than others.
Where is Cornwall on the map of Britain? It may be down in the bottom corner if you’re talking road maps or OS sheets, but that’s not the only way of thinking about the position of the county, according to a new book by a University of Exeter academic.
To mark the 250th anniversary of the earliest Gothic novel, first published on Christmas Eve 1764 as a seasonal ghost story, a new edition of The Castle of Otranto introduced by a University of Exeter academic is now available.
A natural desire to be part of the ‘in crowd’ could damage our ability to make the right decisions, a new study has shown.
Year 12 students from across the South West gathered at the first-ever Exeter Progression Student Conference in order to expand their knowledge of, and explore opportunities in, Higher Education.
The ESI recently hosted a day's conference organised by the Institute of Cornish Studies (ICS).
Exeter students are helping a family-run Cornish business reduce their carbon footprint by embracing the renewables revolution.
The drive for energy efficient homes could increase asthma risks, according to new research.
Many species of animals do weird and wonderful things during the colder months.
The University of Exeter has today received a £5 million funding boost to create its next generation of world-class science facilities.
The drugs we release into the environment are likely to have a significant impact on plant growth, finds a new study led by the University of Exeter Medical School and Plymouth University.
A ground breaking research project aims to clean up water from a Cornish tin mine, using algae to harvest the precious heavy metals and produce biofuel.
Birds learn new foraging techniques by observing others in their social network according to a study involving University of Exeter researchers.
The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has welcomed Catherine Mitchell, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Exeter, to its Advisory Board.
From the spires of Truro Cathedral, to the rose window of Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), the South West boasts some of the finest medieval-style architecture in Britain – yet these landmarks were built in the 19th century.
Researchers from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus have completed their post-mortem of a Bluefin tuna.
Results could help researchers understand the mechanisms involved in ageing.
University of Exeter researchers have played a crucial role in creating a comprehensive new report indicating that the global risk from extreme weather is set to intensify.
Students from the Camborne School of Mines are celebrating their success at an internationally-celebrated mining competition.
Professor Sir Steve Smith touched down in India this week as part of a delegation led by Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister for Universities and Science, to attend the India-UK Science Innovation Council meeting and the UK-India Bilateral Education Forum.
University of Exeter research contributes to establishment of first Marine Protected Area Network in Central Africa
Government of Gabon announces the decision to create a New Marine Protected Area Network - covering about 23 percent of Gabon's territorial waters and EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone)
ESI researcher moderates a session on young people in the Arctic at a major international conference in Iceland.
Scientists in Cornwall are renewing an appeal for people to take part in research that will shed light on the health effects of marine pollution.
A pioneering Cornish research partnership is providing invaluable information to the UK’s shellfish industry by improving understanding of what seafood people choose to eat and why.
The Cornish landscapes and sea provide inspiration for a festival using the arts to explore the way people live and relate to in their local environments and communities.
Geoff Pringle has been appointed at Chief Operating Officer for the University of Exeter.
Clare Short, the former Secretary of State for International Development, has delivered a lecture about transparency in the mining industry, at the Penryn Campus.
The diary of a Cornish soldier from the Great War is being serialised through daily tweets during the centenary year of World War One.
Local school and college teachers and lecturers meet ESI researchers to discuss collaboration.
The Penryn Campus Admissions and Student Recruitment Team recently spent a day cleaning Porthcothan Beach as part of the Surfers Against Sewage Autumn Beach Clean Series.
Renewable Energy students from the Penryn Campus have heard how important the sector is to the South West’s economy, during a recent study trip to local solar and wind farms.
On Saturday 1 November, a unique opportunity for Cornish people to take direct action by saying what the priorities for Cornwall should be is being made possible at County Hall, Truro.
Another ESI researcher has appeared on BBC Radio 4's 'Shared Planet' with Monty Don.
Renewables researchers help bring the world's best together for major conference in India.
An acclaimed book about English rural traditions has been shortlisted for a national folklore award.
University of Exeter student Philip Tunstall may be in the middle of upgrading his MRes to a PhD, but he has still found time to spare for the philanthropic organisation Legs4Africa. This week, those efforts paid off as Tunstall and his Legs4Africa colleagues saw their group officially recognized by the Charity Commission as a registered charity.
The 2014-2015 academic year marks the tenth anniversary not only of the University of Exeter's Penryn and Truro campuses, but also of its partner, FXU. The organization plans to celebrate its birthday in The Stannary on the 11th October.
ESI hosts signing of £200m Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Deal
Students from the University of Exeter’s Mining Engineering course are amongst the highest-earning graduates from any UK institution, a new league table has shown.
Two of the UK’s leading education centres, the University of Exeter and the Eden Project, have celebrated their strengthening links with a formal signing ceremony.
Researchers from the University of Exeter will attempt to live a life free from plastic during October and are calling for others to follow suit.
ESI researchers take the opportunity to explain their work in no more than 120 seconds.
The ESI's Director, Professor Kevin J Gaston, joined - among others - Monty Don and George Monbiot on BBC Radio 4's 'Shared Planet'.
Exeter academics have secured two of seven research awards to explore the cutting edge relationships between the sciences and the arts and humanities.
The ESI recently hosted meetings with Environment Agency (EA) colleagues to explore collaborative opportunities and improve understanding of each other’s work.
Exeter has been named the top university in the Southwest according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 after reaching a new high of 7th place in the national rankings.
A consortium of marine renewable energy experts across higher education, research and industry have joined together to establish a ‘network of excellence’ for the south of the country.
The Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI)’s Politics contingent has been in demand on the BBC.
New guidance to protect large marine animals from UK marine renewable energy development has been put forward in a ground-breaking new report
Newly-published research highlights the variety of impacts light pollution has on the marine environment.
Camborne School of Mines has announced the launch of a pioneering new Programme, designed to deliver key learning and professional development to employees and stakeholders within the mining industry.
Unequal sharing of workloads in societies could leave the most industrious individuals at higher risk of poor health and prone to accelerated ageing, according to a new study of a cooperative bird in the Kalahari Desert.
Protected areas such as nature reserves and national parks do conserve biodiversity and more action is needed to ensure safeguards are in place to preserve them, according to a new international study.
Over confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, a study has found.
Researchers at Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter have combined two innovative technologies to probe the mystery of how seabirds locate food hotspots across vast tracts of ocean.
Scientists at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus are seeking members of the public to help conduct research into how certain plants, animals and other environmental factors in and around homes are perceived by Cornish residents.
Scientists in Cornwall are making a second appeal for people to take part in research that will shed light on the health effects of marine pollution.
A PhD student has published new research into how improvements to Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BiPV) systems can mean more efficient, lower cost energy.
The flexibility of parental behaviours to respond to changes in behaviour of their offspring may actually constrain the ability of parents to adapt to changes in their wider environment.
Cornwall could lead the way in developing green techniques to help European mining companies extract more scarce and valuable metals and significantly reduce their environmental impact.
The question of how animals see, or what the world looks like through their eyes, has vexed and fascinated biologists for centuries.
After the huge success of previous events, researchers from the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus will be back sharing their passion for our planet at this year’s free Science in the Square.
The UK’s burgeoning winemaking industry will benefit from new research to assess climate change's impacts on Cornwall’s vineyards.
As part of the World War One centenary and its outbreak on 4 August 1914, University of Exeter historian Dr Catriona Pennell will be looking back at how Britain entered the war on BBC Radio 4’s World Tonight for a special hour long edition from the Imperial War Museum.
Sea turtles are not a species one would normally associate with the United Kingdom. But on the remote UK overseas territory of Ascension Island, one of the world’s largest green turtle populations is undergoing something of a renaissance.
A Falmouth company aims to beat off international competition by offering a more accurate method of characterising magnets for its global client base.
Researchers studying banded mongooses in Uganda have discovered that those who work hard to care for pups may be less likely to invest in future offspring in the same way due to elevated stress hormones.
Breaking the mould of inherited family characteristics could help you survive in a fast-changing world, scientists have discovered.
A new report by the University of Exeter and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) takes stock of where and when UK jellyfish occur in UK seas for the first time in over 40 years.
A new partnership between businesses and academics in Cornwall could revolutionise the way electric vehicles (EVs) are marketed in the UK.
Celebration is in the air as 478 University of Exeter students graduate at Truro Cathedral on Monday 21 July.
Mathematical algorithms used to control everyday household items such as washing machines could hold the key to winning the fight for conservation, a new study has claimed.
Biologists from the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute at the Penryn Campus are assessing the impact of the National Lobster Hatchery’s activities on wild lobsters around Cornwall’s coast.
Researchers from the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) are collaborating with Cornwall’s leading vegetable growing company to increase its courgette yields by understanding more about how bees and other insects pollinate the plants.
Falmouth residents are being sought by a student at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus who is conducting research into the causes of moth declines.
The University of Exeter, University of Exeter Students’ Guild and Falmouth & Exeter Students’ Union (FXU) have been awarded the 2014 Students’ Union and Institution Partnership Award by the Higher Education Academy and National Union of Students.
Seas between the islands of Skye and Mull on Scotland’s west coast are highly important for basking sharks, according to a report published today by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
Professor David Hosken from the Penryn Campus has been awarded a prestigious prize from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in recognition of outstanding scientific merit.
A team of intrepid experts are preparing to set the wheels in motion in their quest to bring maths to life for Cornish schoolchildren.
Eight University of Exeter academics feature in an authoritative new list of the most highly cited researchers, published this week by Thompson Reuters. This places Exeter 6th in the UK.
‘Trawler Trash’ a unique installation created by artist Liz Franklin and Cornish Yr 10 students has been unveiled at the University of Exeter's Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) on the Penryn Campus.
Scientists investigating how one of the greatest shape shifters in the natural world is able to trick predators to avoid being eaten have identified the gene behind the fascinating feat.
A team of intrepid teenagers is celebrating after winning a national competition designed to help kick-start a renewables revolution - using nothing but basic household objects.
Did You Know There Are Dragons in Cornwall? Is the title of a new children’s book recently published by Penryn Press a brand new publishing house created by students from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall.
The University of Exeter has enjoyed significant success in the latest Guardian University Guide, strengthening its position as one of the best universities in the country.
Fishing vessels have a far bigger ecological footprint than previously thought, according to research which tracked the movement and behaviour of seabirds using GPS devices.
The University of Exeter is reinforcing its commitment to boosting Cornwall’s economic prosperity by launching its Business School on the Penryn Campus.
A 12-strong team of students from the Penryn Campus, near Falmouth have competed in the prestigious Shell Eco-marathon competition.
Scientists from the Camborne School of Mines have conducted a ground-breaking analysis of a Martian meteorite that dates back to the formation of the Earth.
Key representatives from CSM have helped launch new data that map the geology, natural resources and environment of the South West region.
Students from secondary schools across Cornwall joined researchers and postgraduate students from the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) to help celebrate the Institute’s highly successful first year.
The soils under Britain's allotments are significantly healthier than intensively farmed soils, researchers have found.
The University of Exeter has been ranked seventh in the UK in the prestigious Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014.
Gardeners wanting to rid their spring flowerbeds of pesky snails can ditch the beer traps and egg shells and instead develop a strong throwing arm.
UAVs in Environmental Research, a two-day scientific meeting, takes place 10-11 July 2014 at the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute.
Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union (FXU) have invited General Election candidates for the Truro and Falmouth constituency to the Penryn Campus on Friday 23 May to engage in a debate.
The University of Exeter is in the top ten of 123 UK universities for 2015 in the influential Complete University Guide, published yesterday.
A new project exploring the way people think and form ideas about their identity in relation to the landscapes of West Penwith and Helman Tor will be part of a touring photographic exhibition in Cornwall.
Professor Nina Wedell has been elected to the membership of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).
A new research partnership to identify the effects of environmental change, including climate change, on health and wellbeing in the UK has been launched.
It’s official (in the horned beetle world at least), females prefer courtship over competitiveness – and it doesn’t matter about the size of your mandibles either.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that sexual conflict over mating impacts the parental care behaviour and reproductive productivity of burying beetles.
A new study by a University of Exeter researcher has shed light on how an estimated one million-strong population of wild camels thriving in Australia’s remote outback have become reviled as pests and culled on a large scale.
A new group designed to give key providers in Cornwall’s burgeoning outdoor activity sector a collective voice and ensure that they operate with the highest regard for the environment, has been launched.
An online Easter egg hunt in which players act as ‘predators’ to find hidden bird eggs will help scientists better understand camouflage and its evolution.
New report confirms South West Universities huge contribution to revenue, jobs and growth in the region
A new report from Universities UK (UUK) has, for the first time, quantified the economic benefit generated by the region’s 12 Universities.
A new study into how the world’s highest flying bird, the bar-headed goose, is able to survive at extreme altitudes may have future implications for low oxygen medical conditions in humans.
An ambitious project exploring the shared experiences of flood-hit and vulnerable communities in Cornwall and Kenya has been announced today, with the aim of building resilience for those affected by climate change and extreme weather events.
Female fruit flies with a large number of sexual partners are playing an invaluable role in preventing the extinction of males, new research has shown.
The University of Exeter Penryn Campus Excellence Awards ceremony took place on Thursday 3 April, to celebrate the achievements of young people in Cornwall.
A study by independent economic analysts, Oxford Economics, confirms that the University of Exeter and Falmouth University have contributed £491 million to the economy of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly between 2002 and 2012.
A University of Exeter historian was invited as one of a small group of VIPs to be individually presented to the Queen at a Buckingham Palace reception in advance of the visit of the Irish President, Michael D. Higgins, in April.
Undergraduate students at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus are taking part in a conference style event for the first time to present their research in a professional setting.
Pioneering research could provide a significant boost in the vital quest to harness wave power as a viable renewable energy source for the future.
They may look battered and tired but three very special old suitcases will soon be travelling around schools and communities in Cornwall.
Cornwall’s illustrious mining heritage has provided the inspiration for a special collaboration between a local artist and University of Exeter scientist.
A postgraduate research conference is being held at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus for the first time, demonstrating the breadth and impact of the work being carried out on emerging and important global issues in Cornwall.
New research led by the University of Exeter suggests that rising global temperatures will increase the quantity of the key greenhouse gas methane emitted from freshwater ecosystems to the Earth’s atmosphere – which could in turn lead to further warming.
A new £5.5 million facility at the Penryn Campus will provide another home for the University of Exeter Business School, Marine Renewables team, and growing Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC).
Bethany Partridge, a Senior Student Ambassador for the University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, has won the Student Mentor of the Year Award given by Brightside, a charity that helps young people access career and education opportunities.
As part of the BBC’s WW1 centenary programmes key academics from the University of Exeter are contributing to an assortment of high profile broadcasts.
A theoretical study led by the University of Exeter has shed new light on the conditions that lead to the evolution of spite or altruism in structured populations.
Pond owners across Cornwall are being sought by a student at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus who is conducting research into whether two deadly frog diseases can be found in the county.
Scientists have created an ingenious computer model that simulates a honey bee colony over the course of several years.
Science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter rank amongst the world’s best according to an influential international league table.
A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of marine turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries.
Diseases that are common in managed honeybee colonies are now widespread in the UK’s wild bumblebees, according to research published in Nature.
Unique research into endangered sea turtles, which will lead to a Caribbean government changing its conservation policy, has seen a student from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus recognised in a national competition.
A widespread lack of understanding of the global scale and impact of the First World War has been revealed in a new report.
The last large populations of the leatherback turtle are at risk because their migratory routes in the Atlantic Ocean overlap with the locations of industrial fisheries, a new study shows.
If you are planning to visit the University of Exeter, please be reassured that our Penryn and Truro campuses are open for business.
Researchers in Cambridge and Exeter have discovered that jackdaws use their eyes to communicate with each other – the first time this has been shown in non-primates.
A celebration of the traditional connections between human lives, the seasons and the natural world form the basis of a new book by University of Exeter academic, Professor Nick Groom.
Specialists in marine resources and artificial reefs have gathered at the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) to discuss the design and creation of an innovative new marine reef in the English Channel.
Falmouth Aquarium, in collaboration with the University of Exeter, is hosting a series of public lectures from January which will see leading researchers discussing topical issues from climate change and food security to how we can reduce our own individual energy usage.
Research led by a scientist from the University of Exeter has shown that Britain was home to small glaciers within the last few centuries – around 11,000 years later than previously thought.
Bird populations across Europe have experienced sharp declines over the past 30 years, with the majority of losses from the most common species, say researchers from the University of Exeter.
When the chips are down, having a strong personality may be the difference between thriving and failing.