News archive

November 2009

Exeter team helps set astronomy record

A team from the University of Exeter has helped set a new record for the most distant astronomical object yet observed: an explosion 13.1 billion light years away.

Little India, in photographs, in Exeter

A unique period of cultural creativity and political activism flourished among the British Asians in Southall, London, following the race riots and Blair Peach murder 30 years ago.

Researchers pioneer kidney disease prediction method

A study into the relationship between antibodies and proteins in people with Lupus could mean earlier diagnosis of kidney disease in such patients, and lead the way for earlier diagnoses for other autoimmune diseases.

1,000 staff and students celebrate One World Week

Some 1,000 staff and students have celebrated One World Week at the University of Exeter.

Exeter academic launches influential report in Finland

Professor Gordon Murray, a world leading expert on entrepreneurship and innovation policy, recently presented the results of a major evaluation of the Finnish National Innovation System to government ministers and national media.

£3.2m research project to capture brilliance of butterfly wings

The brilliance of butterfly wings has inspired a £3.2m, three-year research project that promises to deliver innovation in the fields of security, energy and the environment.

Exeter student crowned British surf kayak champion

University of Exeter mathematics student Philip Watson has been crowned British surf kayak short boat champion.

Exeter physicist made Royal Society University Research Fellow

A University of Exeter physicist is one of 38 UK scientists to be made a Royal Society University Research Fellow for 2009.

Sir Bob Geldof supports Exeter student entrepreneurs

Two University of Exeter students, Harry Cott and Amanuel Burhan will be launching the first ever Exeter Entrepreneurs Society during Global Entrepreneurship Week, taking place between 16th – 22nd November.

Exeter signs MOU with Taiwan’s top university

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter and President of Universities UK Professor Steve Smith and President of National Taiwan University (NTU) Professor Si-Chen Lee have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Taipei.

Exeter Sailors Bring Back Gold

Sailors from the University of Exeter triumphed in the recent British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championships at the Queen Mary Sailing Club in Sunbury, West London.  

The lies and silences of biography revealed at University talk

Award-winning author Victoria Glendinning will share her experiences of writing biographies at the University of Exeter.

University exhibits new perspectives on landscapes

Connecting with the landscape of Brittany and Devon are key aspects of Russell Frampton’s paintings which are currently being exhibited at the University of Exeter.

Studies suggest males have more personality

Males have more pronounced personalities than females across a range of species – from humans to house sparrows – according to new research.

Red Carpet for Exeter’s young people

The red carpet is being rolled out for young people in Exeter on Thursday 19 November at the ‘Excellence in Exeter’ awards evening.

What is land for?

Maximising the storage of carbon in our soils and the management of water could be as important as food production in the future, according to Professor Michael Winter of the University of Exeter, editor of “What is Land for?  The Food, Fuel and Climate Change Debate”. 

Asia’s alumni celebrate Exeter’s success

More than 200 University of Exeter alumni from South East Asia have celebrated the University’s recent successes at a series of events.

Packexe and the University shortlisted for prestigious national award

Packexe SMASH, the latest innovation from Exeter based Packexe Limited, has been shortlisted for ‘New Product of the Year’ at the 2009 Growing Business Awards supported by the CBI and Real Business magazine.

Exeter academic gives expert advice to The Iraq Inquiry

The Government's Iraq Inquiry conducted to identify lessons that can be learned from the Iraq conflict officially opens on Tuesday 24 November.

Exeter academic contributes to major climate change report

Global climate change is accelerating beyond expectations and the human role is now firmly established, according to a new global scientific synthesis prepared by some of the world’s top climate scientists.

Event Exeter wins Silver in Tourism awards

Event Exeter has won a silver award in the Business Tourism category of the South West Tourism Excellence awards.

Exeter Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor calls for careers support for graduates

Universities, employers and the Government must do more to support programmes and awards that enhance graduate employability according to a report by the 1994 Group of leading research-intensive universities.

Degrees Cooler: new green campaign at the University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is taking part in a flagship greener lifestyles programme. 

Exeter scientist helps shape future of astronomy

A University of Exeter astrophysicist is helping to organise a grass-roots event dedicated to the future of astronomy, when Facebook and Twitter could play a key role in shaping our understanding of the universe.

University basketball looks to earn its stripes

The University of Exeter has recently teamed up with National League Basketball outfit Taunton Tigers in a partnership that could yield huge benefits for both sides.