The University of Exeter is a core member of the South West Peninsula Academic Health Science Network.
The individualisation of drug treatments to support patients to self-manage their conditions is a concept that sits at the heart of policy, but a recent study in BMJ Open shows that there is no concrete definition of the term and consequently no cohesive understanding of what it means in practice among prescribing doctors.
One of Devon’s oldest family businesses has joined forces with the University of Exeter and a world class business school in Switzerland to pioneer a scheme which will benefit hundreds of rural family businesses across Devon and Somerset.
Researchers from the University of Exeter are working with Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) on a ground-breaking study with 20 households in Great Britain and France to observe at-home recycling behaviours.
A century ago thousands of women marched across Britain to Hyde Park in London as part of the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage.
This year’s 100th Chelsea Flower Show will host an experiment to investigate whether office plants can be used to boost staff well-being and business profitability.
Investigation by researchers from the University of Exeter and ETH Zurich has shed new light on a protein which is linked to a common neurological disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
Schools across Devon are becoming interactive theatres during a series of Healthy Lifestyle Weeks designed to formulate a programme which could ultimately be rolled out across all schools.
Athletes no longer ask whether beetroot juice improves sporting performance - they just want to know how much to drink, and when. A new study has the answers.
Food security is a global issue which affects us all. From production to supply, feeding a rapidly expanding population requires cutting edge technology and complex logistical networks.
While astronomers now know that exoplanets are exceedingly common in the galaxy, the mechanics by which they are formed aren’t well understood. Planetary childhood remains a mystery.
University of Exeter Legal Services have been crowned ‘In-house Team of the Year’ at the inaugural Halsbury Legal Awards.
The Food Security Land Research Alliance (FSLRA) today (Friday 10 May 2013) announced that Cardiff University is to join the partnership.
Coral reefs are in decline, but their collapse can still be avoided with local and global action.
League tables published today (Wednesday 8 May 2013) show that the University of Exeter features in the world’s Top 200 institutions in 16 of the 30 subjects featured in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.
The name of a Cornish literary festival may have changed, but the involvement of University of Exeter academics literary contributions has increased.
Simpleware, a company set up to commercialise EPSRC-supported research at the University of Exeter, has won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade Category.
Students building a car to race at Silverstone against 149 teams from 32 different countries at Formula Student 2013.
A politics student from the University of Exeter has been selected by the British Council to be an ambassador for UK education in China at a special forum promoting the benefits of international experience.
The winners of the 2013 Students Guild teaching awards were announced last night (2 May) in a glittering ceremony in the Great Hall.
A Middle East expert from the Strategy and Security Institute and the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter has co-authored a major report focusing on the UK’s strategic reorientation of its defence and security in the Gulf.
Problematic child-teacher relationships may be a predictor of psychological problems in later life, according to new research published online by the British Journal of Psychiatry.
A University of Exeter student has been named as the Arts and Humanities Undergraduate of the Year.
New research published in the journal Nature Geoscience has revealed how Saturn keeps itself looking young and hot.
The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has announced the appointment of two Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders from Exeter out of a total of 27 new awards.
A gas associated with the smell of rotten eggs has proven to effectively reduce joint swelling, in research which could lead to advances in the treatment of arthritis.
The University of Exeter moves up from 13th to 10th place in The Complete University Guide’s ranking of 124 UK universities for 2014, which was published today (Monday 29 April).
When predicting the outcome of a fight, the big guy doesn’t always win, suggests new research on fish.
A national competition for the best undergraduate essay on any aspect of the American experience, from the perspective of history, literature, film, politics or any other related or inter-related discipline has been won by a University of Exeter student.
The Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), a £30 million environmental research institute at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus was formally opened on Tuesday 23 April by more than 120 local school children.
New scientific research published in the journal PLoS Biology shows that bacteria can evolve resistance more quickly when stronger antibiotics are used.
A University of Exeter Medical School scientist is part of a team to have identified patterns of epigenetic changes involved in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by studying genetically identical twins who differ in autism traits.
It sounds like science fiction but a team from the University of Exeter, with support from Shell, has developed a method to make bacteria produce diesel on demand.
New research published in the journal Psychological Science has found that people living in urban areas with more green space tend to report greater wellbeing than city dwellers that don’t have parks, gardens, or other green space nearby.
Unique properties of graphene and graphExeter combine to create a new flexible, transparent, photosensitive device.
Devon’s ancient pathway, the Mariners Way has been the inspiration for local artist Edward Crumpton, whose work is being exhibited at the University of Exeter from 27 April until 9 June.
The Leiden University World Rankings shows that the University of Exeter ranks 49th best institution in the world.
Thomas Hardy is one of the West Country’s most famous writers whose novels, such as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the D’Urbervilles are internationally renowned.
A team of students from the University of Exeter has come first in the national heat of the Microsoft Imagine Cup, an international student technology competition in which students develop their own apps from scratch.
Now in their fourth year, the Students Guild Teaching Awards have smashed all previous records receiving 2,415 individual nominations, up by 20 percent on the previous year. More than 500 individual academics have been nominated.
Cornwall’s political heritage and relationship with Westminster is being explored in a new research programme.
As part of the National Student Television Association (NaSTA) awards, last weekend saw the University of Exeter Students’ Guild’s XTV welcome the future of the television industry to Exeter, and be rewarded with several awards of their own.
A University of Exeter Medical School scientist has received a prestigious Industry Fellowship award, aimed at connecting Academia and Industry.
Today, many people consider stress to be part of life, yet most of us have little understanding of what the concept means or where it comes from.
Exeter’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith will be announcing two new scholarships for Greek students this week at a networking event in Athens for the University’s alumni, offer-holders and friends.
The University today announced the appointment of Jacqueline (Jacqui) Marshall as Human Resources Director. Jacqui will take up the post on 1 July.
Older adults who categorise themselves as old and frail encourage attitudinal and behavioural confirmation of that identity.
As Iran gears up for its elections in June, it is timely to have a major new book about the Islamic Republic. ‘Revolutionary Iran’ is the latest book by Dr Michael Axworthy, the Director of the University of Exeter’s Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies.
A new study has found that air pollution can shade corals from sunlight and cool the surrounding water resulting in reduced growth rates.
Mark Johnstone (Accounting and Finance with European Studies 2011), an accountant training with Thomas Westcott in Exeter and University of Exeter Business School alumnus has won first place and the Little prize in the ICAEW ACA exams Taxation paper.
A new study by Professor Jim Haywood, from Mathematics at the University of Exeter, and colleagues suggests that sporadic volcanic eruptions in the northern hemisphere strongly influence the sea surface temperature and cause drought in the Sahel – the area of sub-Saharan Africa, just south of the Sahara desert.
University of Exeter law students have been awarded the prize for Best New Student Pro Bono Activity prize by the Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP for its legal helpdesk that provides assistance to court users.
In their most basic form, remote-controlled aircraft are the perfect gadget-lover’s toy, but now their high-tech cousins have the potential to revolutionise the way ecological data are collected.
The University of Exeter has joined Easy Access IP, which promotes new ways of sharing intellectual property (IP).
On Monday 1 April, a team of academics and students from the University of Exeter will be pitting their wits against each other on BBC Radio 4’s lively quiz show, The 3rd Degree.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is this year investing £84.2 million in postgraduate training through its annual Doctoral Training Grants (DTGs).
Millions of people will be tucking into chocolate eggs this Easter, but very few may be aware of the Pagan influence on the Christian festival.
A £9.7m bid to create a University Technical College (UTC) in Newton Abbot has been approved by the Department for Education.
In 2012, celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee erupted across the UK and Exeter was privileged to receive a visit from Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
Teachers in schools across the globe are turning to a new philosophy to help improve the behaviour and well-being of students.
Secularists and Humanists played a critical role in the development of modern Religious Education in the 1960s and 1970s, according to new research by Education experts from the University of Exeter and University of Worcester.
A team of researchers has hosted a briefing to Parliament, focusing on the complex links between the environment and health.
An elite team of chefs from the University of Exeter have won The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) Chefs Competition for a second year in a row.
Heavy rain has once again resulted in widespread flooding across the country. With climate change likely to cause further severe weather events in the coming years, methods of quickly predicting flooding will become increasingly important.
Children from across the South West took part in hands-on events and activities with researchers from the University of Exeter in celebration of invention and discovery during National Science & Engineering Week.
Real-time information showing the locations of the threatened frigatebird is now available online thanks to a new Darwin Initiative funded study led by the University of Exeter and Ascension Island Government Conservation Department.
The first experimental observation of a phenomenon in quantum mechanics that was predicted nearly 70 years ago holds important implications for the future of graphene-based electronic devices.
Professor Richard Overy has been inaugurated as a new member of the prestigious European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
The University of Exeter is once again proud to be an official sponsor of Exeter’s fifth annual lesbian gay bisexual and trans (LGBT) Pride.
Claire Woollacott, 24, a PhD Postgraduate Research Student from the School of Physics at the University of Exeter, struck gold at a competition in the House of Commons yesterday for excellence in her physics research, walking away with a £3,000 prize.
Scientists will investigate the role of epigenetic processes in schizophrenia, a major cause of mental illness.
Today it is hard to imagine mid-Devon as a hotbed of political ferment but things were quite different a century ago when politicians risked physical assault in towns like Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey.
The Employability and Graduate Development team has been accredited with a nationally recognised quality mark for their work supporting individuals to make learning and work more accessible.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith this week returned to India for the second time in less than a month, leading a senior delegation from the University of Exeter to the cities of Mumbai and Bangalore.
Drama has become a regular activity for Exeter’s young people in care who have joined forces with students from the University of Exeter to stage a play in Austin, Texas.
A unique collection of traditional seagoing boats in Doha, Qatar has been recorded for posterity using a 3D scanning process.
Research which seeks to understand how the brain’s electrical behaviour is linked to dementia could pave the way for better treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
A hugely popular film star in both Hitler’s Germany and in wartime Britain, actor Anton Walbrook was famous under two different names. Of Jewish heritage, and gay in an era when homosexuality was illegal he cultivated a mysterious image.
Scientists are to extend a popular basking shark tracking project for another year, it was announced today.
New research shows that drinking beetroot juice can significantly improve performance in team sports involving bouts of high intensity exercise.
Intelligent water monitoring systems could soon be in place across Europe thanks to iWIDGET, a €5 million European Commission project that will use cutting edge smart-metering technology to improve water use efficiency.
By taking to the streets on Tuesday 12 March Law students and academics from the University of Exeter are aiming to raise funds for the Community Legal Helpdesk at Exeter County Court.
The University of Exeter is a member of a consortium awarded £2.4M by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for urgent research into the ash dieback fungus and the genetics of resistance in ash trees.
A video podcast that aims to increase the number of women that embark on and succeed in surgical careers is being launched on International Women’s Day at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.
Great films and great debates are the basis of ‘Screen Talks’, linking University of Exeter academics and the public through a programme of talks and film screenings at Exeter Picturehouse.
A technique that could take away the anxious wait by patients for breast cancer results by removing the need for a needle biopsy is to have its performance evaluated for the first time, on breast tissue and lymph nodes.
Today history was made in Cornwall as a unique project to recreate a 4000 year old boat reached its dramatic conclusion as it launched into the waters of Falmouth Harbour.
When different species of birds flock together, their flight formations are determined by social dynamics between and within species.
Climate change could lead to dozens of species of lizards becoming extinct within the next 50 years, according to new research published today.
True gender diversity is lacking in the financial services sector especially at senior management level.
Professor Mark Goodwin has been appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Exeter. He takes up his new role on 1 August and succeeds Professor Mark Overton who becomes Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.
UK scientists are embarking on a four-year study of flamingo behaviour to explore how their relationships could be key to improving breeding success and the overall welfare of captive flocks.
A team from the University of Exeter and the University of Bern has now found that reducing the numbers of one species of carnivore can lead to the extinction of others.
A new model suggests that inhospitable hydrodgen-sulphide rich waters could have delayed the spread of complex life forms in ancient oceans.
The University of Exeter Men’s Cricket Club will feature alongside some of the best cricketers in the world in the 2013 Ashes computer game.
Celebrating 2012’s success the City of Exeter has joined forces and mounted an inward investment campaign. ‘Expect success: Invest in Exeter’ brings together key business leaders who are passionate about living, working and running a business in Exeter.
A study published today in Biology Letters found that ship noise affects crab metabolism, with the largest crabs faring worst, and found little evidence that crabs acclimatise to noise over time.
The Centre for Energy and the Environment (CEE) based at the University of Exeter has been awarded £25,000 by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Hospital Trust to research the prioritisation of sustainability measures at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E).
Engineering students from Exeter are gearing up for a UK competition which will pit their engineering skills against 120 other universities.
University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith accompanied the Prime Minister David Cameron on a three day visit to India.
Since its move to Exeter, the Met Office’s partnership with the University has made Exeter an international hub of expertise in weather and climate research, with joint projects worth over £30 million in various stages of development.
Medical Schools across the South West have teamed up to offer a scheme which aims to foster a research culture among doctors and dentists entering the NHS.
New research shows that people can recover from poor performance when rivals comment on their failures.
Six of Futurelearn’s partners are accompanying the Prime Minister, David Cameron on a major business and skills mission to India.
Pioneering new research in robotic surgery is forging ahead thanks to a partnership between the University of Exeter and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E).
Grants totalling more than £5 million will allow world-class researchers at the University of Exeter to push the boundaries of knowledge in ground-breaking five year projects.
The children’s literature festival, exetreme imagination, concludes the week of half term activities with a series of storytelling and fun events for the family on Saturday 23 February around the University of Exeter’s Forum and the Northcott Theatre.
Once upon a time, is a classic opening phrase for children’s stories and the adventures they entail.
Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere are changing ocean chemistry, making seawater more acidic.
The Business School has won a bid for European research funds to work on ‘sustainability-driven innovation’ (SDI). Research and training in Exeter will concentrate on Biomimicry, creating business innovations inspired by nature.
January saw the selection of the University’s first public engagement champions by the Catalyst project.
How come a wonderful person like you is still single? Research from the University of Exeter has revealed that single people feel worse about being single when they think about themselves as the odd ones out.
The Chinese New Year is the biggest and most important festival in China. 2013 is the Year of the Snake and is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of twelve animal signs.
The current law on child neglect is unfit for the 21st century, according to a new report by independent experts including Professor Huw Williams, of the University of Exeter.
Tropical rainforests are often called the “lungs of the planet” because they generally draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen.
An award that encourages the next generation of young professionals to put ethical conduct at the forefront of business, government and the professions has been awarded to a postgraduate in Politics.
A collaboration between the University of Exeter and a selection of schools and colleges in the South West is one of just 12 projects to receive more than £3.5 million in funding to engage young people in research.
UCAS figures from the 27 January 2013 show that the University of Exeter has seen a huge year on year increase in applications; excluding medicine, the number of applicants is up 24.6% versus the same time last year.
Many Caribbean coral reefs have either stopped growing or are on the threshold of starting to erode, new evidence has revealed.
UK's most confident and successful corporate managers live abroad during their formative years, new research reveals
Corporate managers widely exposed to more than one culture during their formative years (up until 23 years of age) are more likely to be confident taking difficult and risky decisions, such as acquisitions, new research from the University of Exeter Business School reveals.
A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter has invented a new fibre which changes colour when stretched. Inspired by nature, the researchers identified and replicated the unique structural elements, which create the bright iridescent blue colour of a tropical plant’s fruit.
Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw became a scientist for the day when he took part in experiments in University of Exeter laboratories.
The new Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC) , a partnership between the University of Exeter and the Institute for Fiscal Studies funded by the ESRC, HMRC, and HMT, is hosting its first international workshop on Jan 28-29.
A brand new virtual game involving a group of rebels whose quest is to regain the world of cinema from a futuristic government that has banned all films is being launched by the University of Exeter’s cinema museum.
It will be ‘fingers on buzzers’ at the University of Exeter on Wednesday 30 January as students and lecturers prepare for the arrival of BBC Radio 4’s lively quiz show, The 3rd Degree.
The Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter today announced a formal collaboration, bringing together a high concentration of research expertise and capability in the South West of England and Wales.
The University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) has held a conference with outdoor activity businesses to explore and discuss the establishment of a voluntary code of conduct for outdoor activity providers in Cornwall, which could help minimise their impact on the environment.
Screenplays of Laurence Olivier’s unmade film version of Macbeth, widely thought to have been lost, have been uncovered by a University of Exeter academic.
A £10 million investment in innovative learning, teaching and research facilities at the Cornwall Campus has been formally opened by Professor Anne Carlisle, Vice-Chancellor of Falmouth University and Professor Mark Overton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter.
Many people view pigeons as pests, or even ‘rats with wings’ - but according to one student, they are ‘super doves’.
Our new specialist maths Free School approved by Education Secretary Michael Gove will be a regional centre of excellence preparing students for rigorous degrees.
A new report by the University of Exeter Medical School researchers sheds light on how health and social care arrangements can avoid hospital admissions or enable people to leave hospital earlier.
Hundreds of Exeter students have voted for the research they think everyone should know about in the first ever Fruni events at the University.
The University of Exeter joined in the success of its 900 graduates who received degrees at the 2013 winter graduation ceremonies on Saturday 19 June.
Archaeologists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have discovered a cluster of 12 unusual stones in the back of a small, prehistoric rock-shelter near the town of Boquete.
A new digital publication features the University of Exeter’s vast holdings of material on cinema and pre-cinema held at the Bill Douglas Centre, the University’s museum of cinema and moving image.
University of Exeter historian to examine one of the most extraordinary periods in British history: the Industrial Revolution in an hour long programme on BBC Two.
A study that aims to investigate how the brain processes stress and creates memories of psychologically stressful events will begin shortly thanks to funding of £758,000 from the Biotechnology and Biological Research Council.
A dynamic event highlighted the wide range of medical and health research involving the University of Exeter, the NHS and business partners.
A historian from the University of Exeter has won the best essay accepted for publication in Historically Speaking, an American academic journal.
New ways of making and using the wonder material graphene will be identified through pioneering work by engineers and scientists at the University of Exeter and Bath.