News archive

November 2008

Brisk walk could help chocoholics stop snacking

Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that a walk of just fifteen minutes can reduce chocolate cravings.

Re-discovering poetry and song from World War One

First World War poet Ivor Gurney is the subject of a major research project led by the Centre for South West Writing at the University of Exeter.

Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship victors

Eight outstanding undergraduates have won the £5,000 per annum Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship to the University of Exeter.

Exeter astronomer helps capture first images of multi-planet system around another star

Dr Jennifer Patience, an astrophysicst from the University of Exeter, is on an international team of researchers releasing a major discovery.

Exeter tests new malaria diagnosis technique in Kenya

An engineer from the University of Exeter has gone to Kenya to provide engineering support during the testing of a new technique for diagnosing malaria.

University of Exeter Innovation Centre scoops Building of the Year Award

The Innovation Centre, on the University of Exeter campus, scooped the Building of the Year Award at the Forum of the Built Environment (FBE) Awards for the Devon and Cornwall region.

City celebrates with Excellence in Exeter awards

Over 180 young people from secondary schools and colleges in Exeter received an Excellence in Exeter award at last night’s ceremony (Monday 17 November).

Disney originals expand University collection

Mickey Mouse is celebrating his 80th birthday, and this classic Disney character’s life story can be followed at the University of Exeter’s Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture.

University multi faith chaplaincy

It’s all change at the University of Exeter, as the solely Christian chaplaincy now welcomes six new part time chaplains from different religious faiths in Exeter to form a multi faith chaplaincy.

Law students help youngsters avoid debt

With Christmas looming and thoughts turning to spending, University of Exeter Law students are providing support to secondary school pupils on how to budget and avoid debt.

South West schools excel in University of Exeter Formula One challenge

The engineering genius and sheer excitement of Formula One came to the University of Exeter for a special event on Wednesday 26 November.