News archive

March 2010

Sports student punches above his weight with strength research

A sports science student from the University of Exeter has become one of the first undergraduates to have his research published in an academic journal.

Exeter geographer advises Indian government on climate change

A University of Exeter geographer has advised the Indian Government on the links between climate change and national security.

Exeter advises on higher education scheme for Palestine

Director of the University of Exeter’s International Office Dr John Withrington is involved in a new initiative to support higher education in Palestine.

Record breaking election turnout

A record breaking 5742 students voted in last week’s University of Exeter Students’ Guild sabbatical elections (36% of students).

Vice-Chancellor visits India's premier university

Professor Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter and the President of Universities UK met with Professor Surendra Prasad, the Director of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India's premier University.

Research into global education

Partnerships between the West and developing countries are those where schools in England are being encouraged to link up with partnership schools in Africa, Asia and Latin America as part of a government initiative.

Dinner cements friendships

More than 100 guests attended the fourth annual University of Exeter Gulf Alumni Dinner.

Youngsters encouraged by Exeter Progression Awards

The University of Exeter and Exeter College are collaborating with five city secondary schools to assist young people in their route into further education.

Anniversary celebrations for Cornish culture

The Cornish Audio Visual Archive (CAVA) celebrated its tenth anniversary at the Cornwall Centre in Redruth.

Exeter student wins national volunteering award

Exeter University student Callum Mackay has won a national award in recognition of his work as an outstanding student volunteer.

Science education under the microscope

A €1 million International Science Education development project is being launched by the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education. 

Polish film and culture in Exeter

A rare opportunity to see some of the best Polish movies, documentaries and animations in Exeter will include screenings at the University of Exeter as well as in other venues around the city.

Lectures come in 3D at the University of Exeter

From this month, students in the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter will be watching some of their lectures in a state-of-the-art 3D lecture theatre.

Professor Sir John Pendry reveals secrets of invisibility at Exeter

The University of Exeter is giving people an opportunity to hear from one of the UK’s most eminent scientists on Thursday 11 March.

Exeter alumnus competes at Paralympic Winter Games

University of Exeter alumnus Tim Farr is competing for a podium place in the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Canada.

Keeping Thomas Hardy in the South West

The drive to keep an important collection of original papers, adaptations and staging of Thomas Hardy's works by the Hardy Players in the UK and in the West Country is underway. 

Schools celebrate science at Exeter

School pupils from across the South West will measure the speed of light, discover artificial intelligence and see what happens to everyday objects at -200° C.

Network to focus on family law

Family policy is constantly under the spotlight in the UK and issues of the importance of marriage and relationship breakdown are likely to be hot topics in the General Election. 

University Family Centre rated ‘outstanding’

The University of Exeter Family Centre has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted).

Victorians given a digital present

For the first time rarely seen nineteenth century images about empire, the Great Exhibition and science are freely available for all to enjoy.

Exeter hosts World Cup

The University’s Football Club and International Society recently held a 6-aside football tournament aimed at integrating the University’s international community with UK students.

Increased grant package for Exeter

The University of Exeter’s government grant for teaching and research is to increase by 3.7% next year to £66.17 million.

Double gold for Exeter hockey

The University of Exeter are celebrating a rare double victory in the inter-university sporting competition after the Men’s Hockey first and second teams both took the gold medal in their respective competitions.

New Year celebrations led by Kurdish students

Special New Year celebrations are underway in Exeter with students from the University’s Kurdish Society busy arranging an evening of cultural activities and a lecture to mark ‘Newroz’, the New Year, which falls on the 21 March.

Exeter showcases UK excellence to Iraqi higher education leaders

A delegation of Iraq’s most senior education leaders has learned about UK higher education from the University of Exeter.

New research into origins of iron and steel in India

A small but intrepid team of Exeter staff and students have returned from a six-week archaeological research expedition to a remote region of rural Andhra Pradesh in India.

Exeter biologist earns international award for reef research

A bioscientist from the University of Exeter is one of five people worldwide to be named a recipient of the 2010 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation.

Are you one of Exeter’s 10 grand people?

Researchers are looking for 10,000 people with a permanent address within 25 miles of Exeter to join a research register called “Exeter 10,000”.

Outstanding Ofsted for teacher training at Exeter

Ofsted has once again confirmed the quality of the University of Exeter’s Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes.  

Could new psychological treatment be a viable alternative to anti-depressants?

Could a new psychological treatment be a real alternative to prescription drugs for people who suffer from depression?

Exeter student gets England call-up

First year Exercise and Sports Sciences student Sarah George has been selected for the England Under 20’s Women’s Rugby Squad.

UK scientists to unearth Ice Age secrets from preserved tree rings

Scientists from the universities of Exeter and Oxford are racing against time to unearth 30,000 year-old climate records, before they are lost forever.

Any questions about the arts?

Why do the arts and culture matter to our society? This is the question that was discussed by a panel of experts at a special event hosted by the University of Exeter on Monday 29 March.

Research reveals medieval Maundy Thursday

In the Christian faith, Maundy Thursday is the day that Christ conducted the Last Supper with the apostles; in the Middle Ages it was also the day on which heinous sinners were reconciled with the Christian community after 40 days of being ostracised from society.