News archive

April 2010

Funding agreed for European Centre for the Environment and Human Health

The European Centre for Environment and Human Health, an initiative of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry has received the investment it needs from the ERDF Convergence Programme to begin its work in earnest.

Theology on the Menu

What we eat, how much we eat, how it is produced and prepared, and its cultural and ecological significance, has forced food sustainability onto the national news agenda. 

Grant to explore link between chemical and heart disease

The British Heart Foundation is to fund research exploring the link between Bisphenol A (BPA), a manmade chemical found in commonly used plastics, and heart disease.

Nick Clegg tours Renewable Energy lab

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg toured the University of Exeter’s Renewable Energy laboratory on Wednesday 31 March.

Body building images change perceptions of old age

A University of Exeter researcher has found that showing videos of older bodybuilders working out radically changed young people’s perception of old age.

Thai students celebrate sporting success

Thai students from the University of Exeter are celebrating their best result ever at the Samaggi Games.

Gene provides a link between lower birth weight and type 2 diabetes

New research uncovers two genetic regions that influence birth weight. One of the regions is also associated with type 2 diabetes, which helps to explain why small babies have higher rates of diabetes in later life.

Local firm donates equipment worth £40,000 to University

Packexe, based in Exeter, have donated a Dynascan Video Display system worth £40,000 to the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

International students boost Exeter’s economy by £57.4 million

The University of Exeter’s international students contribute over £57 million a year to the city economy, and a total of £68 million to the South West economy, according to a new report.

Exeter archaeologist helps uncover 900 year old agricultural secrets

The coastal savannas of French Guiana, dotted with thousands of small mounds, have given up some of their secrets, thanks to an interdisciplinary European collaborative research project.

Geographer celebrates history of Cornish science

A geographer from the University of Exeter's Cornwall Campus has written the first full-length book on the history of science in Cornwall.

Peak challenge for students

A team from the Exeter University Officer Training Corps are getting set to tackle the Lake District’s toughest challenge – the Bob Graham Round.

Travel disruption advice for staff and students

Travel to and from the UK has been disrupted by the volcanic ash cloud, affecting both staff and students of the University.

History student brews up business idea

A student on the Cornwall Campus, is setting up a brewery with a difference. He is now looking for local businesses or individuals who might be able to help provide space for his company.

Government Chief Scientific Advisor tackles global challenges at Cornwall Campus

People in Cornwall will have the opportunity to hear from one of the UK’s most high profile and influential scientists at a free public lecture.

New appointments to drive Exeter’s first-class service to students

The University of Exeter has made two major new appointments to help lead its range of services to students.

Exeter wins national mooting competition

Law students from the University of Exeter won the coveted Weekly Law Reports Annual Mooting Competition, hosted at the Law Society in London.

Local people invited to join a journey through the Galaxy

Local people are invited to join University of Exeter astronomers for a journey through the Galaxy.

11 Downing Street hails Exeter Debt Literacy project

The Attorney General Baroness Scotland QC, invited members of staff and two law students from the University of Exeter to participate in a Youth Network event to commend a Debt Literacy project the School of Law devised for schools in Devon.