Historically, art, medicine and science have had strong links, which may not be so obvious today.
Experts from Cornwall’s marine renewable industry got together recently to celebrate the further development of FaBTest – Falmouth Bay’s pioneering marine renewable energy device testing facility.
Only half of patients with Type 2 Diabetes make the recommended lifestyle changes which could stop them developing complications, whilst physicians often delay escalation of treatment that may better control blood sugar.
Performance artists and researchers are joining forces to create a new type of video game, further blurring the boundaries between real and virtual worlds.
A photograph taken by a researcher from the University of Exeter of a pair of burying beetles feeding on an animal carcass has won first prize in a new competition.
A research expedition to the Arctic, as part of the Catlin Arctic Survey, has revealed that tiny crustaceans, known as copepods, that live just beneath the ocean surface are likely to battle for survival if ocean acidity continues to rise.
Tiny bits of plastic rubbish could spell big trouble for marine life, starting with the worms.
Daily reportage of World War II was covered first hand on the battlefields and the home front by journalists from The New York Times.
Two young scholars at the University of Exeter have been recognised by the award of the highly prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prizes.
An expert in Cornish Studies has been awarded the highest mark of recognition available in Australia for their research.
The subglacial lakes are the first to be identified in Greenland.
It was announced last week by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) that the University had been successful in securing two new Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) in water engineering and meta-materials.
Ten years of support for start-up businesses is being celebrated as part of the SETsquared Accelerating Growth Showcase, which will exhibit successful SETsquared alumni and feature a pitching session from exciting new start-ups to potential investors.
Thanksgiving is an official American holiday historically celebrated around the harvest time in gratitude for successful crops.
Alliance pledges a further ten annual multidisciplinary studentships.
Scientists have found evidence of a link between social and economic status and childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the UK.
Beth Reeks, a first year Physics student, has been named as one of Time magazine’s Most Influential Teens of 2013.
Philosophers from the University of Exeter and Birkbeck, University of London, and psychotherapists are calling on people to live like a Stoic for a week, from 25 November – 1 December 2013.
A project led by two cultural geographers based at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, and inspired by the practices of repair and renewal in the South West, is documented in a new book.
Funding boost to train tomorrow’s engineers and scientists
Vice-Chancellor Sir Steve Smith led a delegation from the University of Exeter to China last week to consolidate the University’s links with three of the leading universities in China.
Southbrook School pupils are growing seasonal vegetables in their allotment and making soup for the homeless of Exeter.
The University of Exeter is celebrating a double win at a major awards ceremony; PhD archaeologist Jennifer Watling won the Scopus Young Researcher UK Award 2013 in the category of Arts & Humanities and the University was honoured for its commitment to fostering excellence in young researchers.
Global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels are set to rise again in 2013, reaching a record high of 36 billion tonnes.
The GW4+ alliance, a consortium of excellence in innovative research training led by the University of Bristol, has been awarded funding by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for doctoral training.
Social scientists are to examine whether action figure dolls help form children’s opinions on war and have a role to play in shaping the future of our armed forces.
The University of Exeter’s Centre for Water Systems will hold an Industry Awareness Day on Wednesday 27 November 2013.
Global Entrepreneurship Week runs from 18-22 November 2013, and is part of a worldwide campaign to raise awareness and encourage entrepreneurship.
New research suggests that the Amazon rainforest may be more able to cope with dry conditions than previously predicted.
A festival of British Asian culture is being taken to New Delhi and Bangkok, to celebrate the contribution and innovation of South Asians to the culture and life of Britain since the 1950’s.
Scientists from the University of Exeter and the RSPB have captured incredible footage of what it’s like to fly with the UK’s largest seabird.
The University of Exeter’s Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre today announced its involvement in a three-year project to investigate the effects of exercise on children with congenital heart disease.
The winners of a region-wide mathematics competition, run by Exeter Mathematics School, were awarded their prizes by the Secretary of State for Education.
High levels of tungsten in the body could double the risk of suffering a stroke, a new study published in the open access journal PLOS ONE has found.
For the first time, scientists have used new technology which analyses the whole genome to find the cause of a genetic disease in what was previously referred to as “junk DNA”.
On Thursday 7 November Exeter’s first Power 50 list was revealed.
In celebration of 90 years of first class legal education at the University of Exeter, a series of activities showcasing the breadth of research, education and student engagement activities in the Law School will take place on Friday 8 November.
A cache of 150 letters from World War II soldier-poet John Jarmain has been discovered decades later by his daughter, Janet, who had been unaware of any surviving correspondence between her mother and father.
Snail study reveals that stress is bad for memory.
Following the long-running success of BBC Two’s living history series, Victorian, Edwardian and Wartime Farm, a new series will be exploring life at the end of the Middle Ages in Tudor Monastery Farm.
The First World War produced an extraordinary flowering of poetic talent. Its poets mark the conflict in ways that are both intensely personal and as enduring as any monument.
A heroic World War One soldier’s previously unknown semi-autobiographical novel has come to light following the completion of a project to archive and make public the manuscripts, poems and correspondence of Frederick William Harvey.
On 6 November, the University of Exeter will be hosting a special gig by renowned Devon folk singer, Jim Causley.
A new low energy mine water treatment plant promises a 50% reduction in the electricity costs of treating mine water.
The Hindu Festival of Light is being celebrated by Indians all over the world and by students at the University of Exeter on Sunday 3 November.
A new study offers an explanation for the extraordinary run of wet summers experienced by Britain and northwest Europe between 2007 and 2012.
New research suggests that 19th C. gold mining in California remains a major contamination risk.
The Day of the Dead, also known as All Souls Day, is about commemoration. This practice of honouring and remembering the dead is observed in churches on 2 November.
One of the country’s most distinguished living novelists, Hilary Mantel CBE will discuss the impulse to recover the past that lies behind her historical fiction, ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Bring Up the Bodies’ at the University of Exeter on 29 October.
A medical history book focusing on the experience of illness, medicine and care in 17th century Wales has won a major European prize.
A new trans-Atlantic collaboration, ‘Clean Water for All’, will bring leading water engineers from the United States and the UK together to tackle problems of providing clean, sustainable water supplies.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have teamed up with online forum Netmums in a pilot study which has shown that post natal depression can be treated effectively using online therapy.
Researchers at the University of Exeter and the AHVLA’s National Wildlife Management Centre have shown that the social lives of badgers are related to their risk of infection with bovine tuberculosis (TB).
University of Exeter climate scientists Professor Tim Lenton and Professor Peter Cox have contributed to a major new television series –‘The Tipping Points: 6 Places on Earth Where Climate’s Changed’.
In just 30 minutes, you could find out more about your health and contribute towards helping researchers make new discoveries to benefit others.
New research indicates that American politicians are affected by the practice of fact-checking, thereby reducing the risk of misinformation and strengthening democratic accountability.
Killer whales are just one of three species – we’re one of the others ‐ that continue to live long after they’ve stopped reproducing.
Exeter alumnus Sajid Javid MP has been promoted in the Prime Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle.
More than a year after Richard III’s bones were unearthed in Leicester, the last Plantagenet king is still waiting for a resting place.
An article by researchers at the University of Exeter has shed light on the link between depression and poor parenting.
The Forum has recently been announced as the winner of the Higher Education and Research Category at the World Architecture Festival.
South, West and Wales consortium awarded £14.2m to nurture next generation of arts and humanities researchers
The South, West and Wales Consortium, in which the University of Exeter is joined with seven other universities – has been awarded £14.2 million funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
A centre of mining excellence which has pioneered the very best in industry-led teaching, research and technological advances is celebrating a truly special landmark.
Hip-hop culture is being used as a vehicle for raising awareness about mental health at an event on Thursday 17 October, 7.30pm at Mama Stone’s in Exeter.
Broadcaster and former BBC Crimewatch presenter Nick Ross will be delivering a lecture at the University of Exeter based on his new book: ‘Crime: how to solve it, and why so much of what we’re told is wrong.’
A senior delegation from the University has spent the last week strengthening Exeter’s ties with Japan.
Following a rigorous assessment process, the University of Exeter Business School has joined an elite group of international management educators accredited by EQUIS.
New technology has enabled scientists to prove that most people with Type 1 Diabetes have active beta cells, the specialised insulin-making cells found in the pancreas.
A team of students from the University of Exeter are making their final preparations before taking part in a prestigious international synthetic biology competition.
New brain imaging technology is helping researchers to bridge the gap between art and science by mapping the different ways in which the brain responds to poetry and prose.
The influential Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings have placed Exeter in the top 100 for both Arts and Humanities and Life Sciences. The two Colleges were ranked 65 and 95 respectively.
Researchers from the University of Exeter are inviting members of the public to visit the Mood Disorders Centre on Saturday 12 October 2013.
The 250 metre high channels will help predict future of Antarctic ice
The University of Exeter is one of 15 universities across the UK to benefit from the £19.5 million award to overhaul teaching in the social sciences.
The influential Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings have placed Exeter in the top 150 for the first time, in 148th position.
The University of Exeter has awarded an honorary degree to one of its most distinguished academics, Professor Tim Niblock, Emeritus Professor of Middle Eastern Politics.
Families who care for disabled children have welcomed the news that a group that specialises in childhood disability research will continue to receive funding to take it through to 2019.
New research has revealed that individuals with the highest metabolic rates within populations should be the least pre-occupied with keeping track of changes in their environments that could lead them to sources of food.
University of Exeter researchers have had a high profile role in creating the world’s most comprehensive report on climate change.
A shark tagging project run by the University of Exeter and Scottish Natural Heritage has been shortlisted for Best Conservation Project in the Countryfile Magazine awards.
The continued accumulation of sand within the iconic ring-shaped reefs inside Maldivian atolls could provide a foundation for future island development new research suggests.
The University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) and the combined departments of Biology and Geography (CLES Cornwall) at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus are delighted to announce that both departments have been awarded Athena SWAN Bronze department awards.
The University of Exeter is celebrating after the institution recorded a 10% increase in employer reputation, in the QS World University Rankings, for the second year running.
Exeter rose two places in this year’s Times and Sunday Times University league table to reach 8th place.
Cuckoo finches that lay more than one egg in their victims' nests have a better chance of bamboozling host parents into fostering their parasitic young.
Researchers have developed a new mathematical model that accurately describes the evolution of ancient empires.
The One Planet MBA, offered exclusively by the University of Exeter Business School, has come third in the world in the Global Green MBA Survey, announced today (September 23).
A beach umbrella and a tent formed an unlikely Embassy, pitched on the lawns of the Australian Parliament on Australia Day 1972, by four Aboriginal activists.
The University is one of those involved in an exciting new learning initiative launching today.
Exeposé, the independent newspaper by and for University of Exeter students, has been shortlisted for the student publication of the year prize at the 2013 Guardian Student Media Awards.
A mystery in the ocean near Antarctica has been solved by researchers who have long puzzled over how deep and mid-depth ocean waters are mixed.
Aeronautical engineering takes off for South West teens.
The first intake of Medicine students have embarked on the path to becoming a doctor at the University of Exeter Medical School.
A business started by University of Exeter Business School graduates Tom Carson and Chris Rea last night convinced the Dragons that Young Ones, their clothing brand, could be the next big thing.
On Monday 16 September, a special public debate will ask what the future holds for our past.
Exeter’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith joined a delegation to South Africa led by the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, which included Universities minister David Willetts.
Across the globe, cases of allergy are significantly increasing. An estimated 21 million people in the UK now suffer from an allergy, with at least one in three people affected at some time in their lives.
New specialist maths schools in Exeter and London launch challenging competition for talented students
The University of Exeter in partnership with Exeter College, and King’s College London will be the first institutions to open state-funded specialist mathematics schools for sixth form students in September 2014.
Dr Olivia Champion, a research scientist in Biosciences at the University of Exeter, has won the High Achiever Devon Venus Award.
The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the award of Academician on 51 leading social scientists, including Professor Anne Barlow from the University of Exeter’s Law School and Stephen Hinchliffe, Professor of Human Geography within Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences.
South Devon’s newest UTC school has taken the next step in partnership with the University of Exeter.
Camouflaged creatures can perform remarkable disappearing acts but new research shows that predators can learn to read camouflage.
A new £800,000 grant from the Medical Research Council will allow scientists to connect diverse databases and probe the links between climate, environment, and human health.
A new study has revealed that the stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly could expand the range of innovative technologies.
New research from the University of Exeter and the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that rising ocean temperatures will upset natural cycles of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and phosphorous.
The giant cube of Islamic graffiti art, standing in front of Exeter Cathedral forms part of a University of Exeter research project which investigates how Muslim belief has developed through theology, spirituality, law and the creative arts.
For the past 18 months, the University of Exeter’s prestigious Sports Park, on Streatham Campus, has been a hive of activity.
Professor Kevin J Gaston, Director of the University of Exeter's Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), has been awarded the prestigious Marsh Award for Ecology by the British Ecological Society.
A new approach to calculating the cost of damage caused by flooding is to be presented at the International Conference of Flood Resilience: Experiences in Asia and Europe at the University of Exeter.
The first systematic review of related research confirms a positive impact on cognitive function, but an inconsistent effect on mild cognitive impairment.
Declassified spy photography has uncovered a lost Roman Eastern frontier, dating from the second century AD.
A new study has revealed that global warming is resulting in the spread of crop pests towards the North and South Poles at a rate of nearly 3 km a year.
A gas associated with the smell of rotten of eggs is now being proven to have widespread health benefits.
Researchers from the University of Exeter are surveying Dartmoor to identity places that shelter wildlife from climate change.
Increases in temperature on the Antarctic Peninsula during the latter part of the 20th century were accompanied by an acceleration in moss growth, scientists have learned.
Cornish sea words such as scoggan (mackerel’s head) or widdy-waddy which means to paddle in shallow water are a few of the phrases that form part of a new collection of material that reflect the Cornish identity.
New research suggests that children are far less likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the UK than they are in the USA.
A prestigious education prize has been awarded to an academic from the University of Exeter for a research paper on literacy practices for children with severe learning difficulties.
Twenty-seven basking sharks have been tagged in the second year of a project to find out more about their life cycle.
Researchers track nocturnal snail activity for the first time, using LED lights and time-lapse photography. Snails were tracked over 72 hours, with researchers measuring their speed, distance travelled and exploration habits.
Volunteering may be good for your health, reveals a large systematic review and meta-analysis led by the University of Exeter Medical School.
The Camborne School of Mines Trust has received a donation of US$1.3 million (equivalent to £860,000) from former student Tim Henderson.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has appointed an academic from the Exeter University to Chair the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC).
A US model of treating depression through a network of specialists could effectively be imported into the UK, new research has revealed.
The solution to the age old problem of snoring has been right under our noses all along: if you want a decent night’s sleep then sing for it.
Popular belief is that Churchill’s wartime speeches were received enthusiastically by almost the whole British population and that they were the decisive influence on the nation’s willingness to fight on against the Nazis.
After the huge success of last year, researchers from the University of Exeter's Cornwall Campus will be back sharing their passion for science at this year’s Science in the Square event.
The first consultation for the new Exeter Mathematics School (EMS) will be held on the 28 August at the University of Exeter.
An Exeter graduate is to receive a prestigious PhD award as he embarks on research which aims to reduce the impact of some of humankind’s most devastating diseases.
An opportunity to experience the unfolding excavations at the largest Roman village ever found in Devon was open to members of the public on Sunday 18 August, at the site near Ipplepen in South Devon.
A partnership that supports research in Devon and Cornwall with direct benefits to patients’ health and NHS care delivery has secured £10m in funding for the next five years.
University of Exeter alumna Hannah Diamond has taken silver, alongside team mate Ben Saxton, in the inaugural Narca 17 Class sailing World Championships.
Accurate, robust and simple method of identification has potential benefits to patients, hospitals and health services around the world.
A new study published this week has found that the build-up of harmful chemicals in the body is affecting people of all social standings - not just those from economically deprived backgrounds as previously thought.
Scientists have found that bacteria have the potential to teach valuable investment lessons.
The University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines (CSM) is working on an aerial survey, Tellus South West, with project leaders the British Geological Survey (BGS).
Two of the South West’s leading environmental research organisations will work much more closely to address some of the key questions facing the sustainable future of the ocean, which ultimately supports all life on Earth.
The University of Exeter today announced that IBM (NYSE: IBM), the world's largest IT and consulting services company, will be one of the first University of Exeter Strategic Corporate Partners.
Five early career academics from the University of Exeter are celebrating receiving European Grants worth a total of €6.3 million.
The University of Exeter’s Streatham and St Luke’s campuses are among the record-breaking 1,447 parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award.
Professor Dragan Savić, Head of Engineering at the University of Exeter, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), the highest honour for a UK engineer.
A life-size model gorilla, designed by third year English undergraduate student Meriel Royal from the University of Exeter, is floating into Exeter’s Quay today, Thursday 25 July as part of Paignton Zoo’s Great Gorillas Project.
In recent decades there has been increased variability in yearly temperature records for large parts of Europe and North America, according to a study published in the journal Nature.
New research from the University of Exeter and King’s College London has shown how a population of brown trout can survive in the contaminated waters of the River Hayle in Cornwall.
An exhibition of artwork, created by Primary School Children from around Cornwall and inspired by local farmers stories, will be on display from the 27th July - 3rd August at Heartlands in Pool.
154 students from 29 countries have joined the University of Exeter’s International Summer School (ISS) this year.
Professor Vukusic is known internationally for his team’s research into biological photonics, as well as his dedication to science communication. His efforts in outreach are now being rewarded by the Council of the Royal Society.
SETsquared, a partnership of UK universities including Exeter, is joint first in Europe at successfully incubating businesses, an independent survey has revealed.
The second year of a project to track basking sharks in Scottish waters is now underway.
The University of Exeter has finished fifth in the overall British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rankings for the 2012 / 2013 season.
A new approach that will save energy and reduce ventilation costs in mines has been developed by the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines.
University of Exeter historian Professor Jeremy Black has contributed to a new TV series about the stories of people whose enthusiasm for art, sense of adventure, and wealth built Britain’s national collection and shaped the history of the art of the nation.
Researchers from the University of Exeter have launched a trial to improve understanding of treatments that are currently offered to people with depression.
Tony Gray, Principal of Teignmouth Community School, is among more than 4,000 students celebrating their graduation at the University of Exeter this week.
Law students from the University of Exeter are assisting a town in Devon to fight a planning appeal to turn their local quarry in Buckfastleigh into a waste processing facility and infill site.
A team of engineering students from Exeter University took on the best in the world at the Formula Student competition at Silverstone from 3 – 7 July 2013.
Construction work on the new £6.5million Russell Seal Fitness Centre at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus is nearing completion.
Four University of Exeter students have won the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Innovation Competition which aims to find the best app developing talent worldwide.
True colour of exoplanet measured for the first time.
A study published in the journal Animal Behaviour found that the noise of passing ships disrupts feeding for the common shore crab.
The crisis in Egypt is already having a negative effect on the Syrian civil war and contributing to further destabilisation of the wider Middle East according to a major new report.
Research carried out at the University of Exeter Medical School on the monitoring of blood pressure has received the Royal College of General Practitioners Research Paper of the Year Award in the stroke category.
Office plants can assist in boosting staff well-being by up to 47% according to research carried out at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.
Exploring the idea of risk - in a short interactive documentary - forms the basis of a new project led by the University of Exeter in collaboration with viral advertising agency, Rubber Republic, Bristol.
More than 4,200 students at the University of Exeter will be celebrating their graduation between 15 and 22 July.
More than a quarter of over 70s with type 2 diabetes could benefit simply from improving communication and education in the clinic, new research has revealed.
Transforming patient care and public health in Exeter for the better is the collective pledge of the new South West Health Innovation network.
Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou, lecturer in theology, will talk about her experience of being an academic on TV on Saturday 6 July.
First results from the analysis of eight 'hot Jupiter' exoplanets suggest that winds and clouds play an important role in the atmospheric make up of these exotic planets.
Teams from as far afield as France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Australia and Mexico came to Exeter last month to compete in the first ever One Planet Sustainability Challenge.
The vision to ensure that no child’s educational success should be limited by their socio economic background forms the bedrock of the prestigious educational charity Teach First.
Professor Sir Steve Smith left the UK yesterday, accompanying Prime Minister David Cameron and a delegation of business leaders on an intensive two day trip to Kazakhstan.
Mathematicians, climate scientists and leading policy makers from across the world are gathering this week, 1 – 5 July 2013, at the University of Exeter and the Met Office HQ in Exeter to tackle the challenging problems that forecasting the weather and the climate bring.
A new method designed to measure the aesthetic value of ecosystems has been applied in Cornwall.
This year's event held at the University’s Streatham Campus on Thursday 27 June 2013 saw the largest interactive exhibition yet take shape in the Tennis Centre.
Boat noise disrupts orientation behaviour in larval coral reef fish, according to new research from the Universities of Exeter, Bristol and Liège.
Investigating the role of photography in scientific exploration.
The University celebrated a triple win in the Michelmores and Western Morning News Property Awards, the region's premier property competition, which showcases the very best in West Country property projects, buildings and people.
Prominent lawyer and Exeter graduate Anthony Salz has been Knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
The results of a new study has found that feeding wild blue tits in winter resulted in less successful breeding during the following spring.
Mindfulness – a mental training that develops sustained attention that can change the ways people think, act and feel – could reduce symptoms of stress and depression.
Researchers from the University of Exeter co-organised a workshop at the Met Office in Exeter to discuss the possible reasons for Britain and Europe's unusual seasonal weather over the past few years.
Mature males work harder and care less about female infidelity.
A study by an international team of researchers has shed light on how the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae, invades plant tissue.
The University’s former Chair of governors Russell Seal has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
In partnership with Devon Wildlife Trust, the University of Exeter is hosting two events as part of the British Ecological Society’s centenary celebrations, the Festival of Ecology.
National Paracycling Champion Tom Staniford has an extremely rare condition which, until now, has puzzled his doctors.
The University of Exeter has been granted planning permission for a new research centre, the Living Systems building.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced that the Forum is among the winners of the 2013 RIBA National Awards.
University of Exeter listed in the top 20 greenest universities.
Exeter Law student, Roye Aguilar is successfully through to the final assessment stage for a major scholarship programme with international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
2014 is the centenary commemoration of one of the most important events of the 20th century, the First World War.
Health organisations need to give careful consideration to schemes which encourage people with chronic diseases to seek support from peers, to avoid the potential negative effects, new research shows.
A new study has shown that a system of local electricity generation and a network of underground hot water pipes can be developed to heat buildings in Exeter.
Expressing Muslim belief through the creative arts forms the basis of an exhibition and series of live events at the University of Exeter on 11-13 June.
Ahead of this year’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) a team from the University of Exeter, funded by Jisc, have authored a report which gives guidance on the definition, evidence and structures required to capture research impacts and benefits.
Study reveals significant leakage of carbon stored on land to rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal regions
When carbon is emitted by human activities into the atmosphere it is generally thought that about half remains in the atmosphere and the remainder is stored in the oceans and on land.
Butterflies are extremely sensitive to changes in temperature and new research has revealed that when summer weather turns bad the silver-spotted skipper battles for survival.
Arts funding is being squeezed hard in this harsh economic climate, especially in regional theatres, libraries and arts and culture organisations.
Caroline Taylor, Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Citizenship with IBM UK & Ireland will be talking to an invited audience at the University of Exeter on Wednesday 12 June 2013 in the Great Hall between 5.15pm - 8.30pm.
The University of South Carolina (USC) has one of the leading postgraduate Public History programmes in America and a group of their students and lecturers are in the UK to explore best practice in public history.
Colonies of gannets maintain vast exclusive fishing ranges despite doing nothing to defend their territory from rival colonies, scientists have discovered.
Groundbreaking research by the University of Exeter Business School reveals that female company directors defy negative gender stereotyping by astutely valuing future company performance.
Brock University is recognising Professor Neil Armstrong for his exceptional academic contributions to the fields of paediatric physiology and sport and health sciences by awarding him with an LLD (honoris causa).
A University of Exeter student has been shortlisted for the MTV Student of the Year award.
Personality is not inherited from birth parents says new research on zebra finches.
Winner of the ‘Most Outstanding Islamic Student Society’ in the south region has been awarded to the University of Exeter by a highly respected (valued) and oldest Muslim student organisation in the UK.
Professor Roy Sambles is to be the new president-elect of the Institute of Physics (IOP).
There is a lack of evidence regarding the effectiveness of technologies used to reduce arsenic contamination finds research in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Evidence.
Shedding light on moths: whiter street lighting attracts more moths, but some like it more than others
Like their more visible cousins the butterflies, moths are undergoing rapid population declines.
Professor Nick Talbot has been elected to the membership of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).
Recent reduction in the use of antibiotic growth promoters in animal feeds has resulted in a dramatic increase in the severe poultry disease - necrotic enteritis.
Snail shells coil in response to a lopsided protein gradient across their shell mantles, suggests research in BioMed Central’s open access journal EvoDevo.
The offspring of parents who live to a ripe old age are more likely to live longer themselves, and less prone to cancer and other common diseases associated with ageing, a study has revealed.
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.
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, including Alexander Bochenski a 2nd year Business Economics undergraduate from the Business School, 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.