Mongooses take life-threatening risks to mate with partners from rival groups.
Cleaning-up post-war explosive chemicals could get cheaper and easier, using a new genetic ‘switch’ device.
Study found 35% fewer bird species in agricultural habitats.
A group of high achieving sixth form students from Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, have graduated from a national project which aims to raise aspirations and the confidence of young people to pursue a career in law.
Young people will take part in a unique outreach project in which they will lead and participate in a scientific research project on chemicals in plastic food packaging.
But more robust research is needed to identify best approach.
Investors are losing out to bias by banking analysts more concerned about career progression than accuracy of their forecasts, says new research by the University of Exeter and Harvard Business School.
New study deciphers bird sounds to reveal language precursors in babbler birds
Study reveals a common beat in global music
Chat rooms play a positive role in motivating students and encouraging an independent approach to learning English as a foreign language.
A new book that shows actors and directors how to handle scripts from Greek tragedies has been produced as a practical guide.
Study finds pet owners reluctant to face up to their cats’ kill count
A simple new computerised game could help people control their snacking impulses and lose weight.
This Year’s Big Bang South West Fair at the University of Exeter was a truly explosive event
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has recognised researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School as being among the most outstanding health researchers in the UK.
A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible ‘electronic skin’, that could be used in robots.
The prospect of finding ocean-bearing exoplanets has been boosted, thanks to a pioneering new study.
Research by the University of Exeter has helped underline new national guidelines to help GPs diagnose cancer earlier, and save lives.
A fascinating collection of personal letters from a host of British literature luminaries to Henry Williamson, the author of Tarka the Otter have been donated to the University of Exeter.
A new study from the University of Exeter has found that racehorses are getting quicker
Jo Johnson MP, the Minister for Universities and Science, has met with key researchers and representatives during a fact-finding visit to the University of Exeter.
University of Exeter researchers are set to work with local school pupils on a new study to explore the distribution of Lyme disease in the region.
Public views on the challenges facing policy and decision makers to manage the natural environment have been revealed in a major national public dialogue project.
A new initiative to help farmers effectively plan who will take over their farms is being announced at the Royal Cornwall Show on 5 June. The University of Exeter’s Centre for Rural Policy in partnership with NFU Mutual, a leading rural insurer, and Cornwall’s Rural Business School have developed the first UK-wide academic study of succession farming.
The current battle for the leadership of the Labour Party is in full swing with televised show downs between the candidates hitting the airwaves.
Students and staff have returned from the first of a series of six trips to Ethiopia, in a scheme designed to share knowledge and experience.
Two researchers from the University of Exeter will have special access to collections at some of the world’s most prestigious libraries and research institutions later this year.
The University of Exeter’s Global Conversation series visits Paris on 26 June where experts will gather to discuss their work on the search for Earth-like planets beyond the Solar System.
Researchers from Biosciences will be working closely with school pupils from Newton Abbot College to discover new antibiotics from soil bacteria.
A host of Devon’s leading female scientists took to their soapboxes at the weekend to showcase their fascinating science to the general public
Debra Myhill, Professor of Education at the University of Exeter has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for her leadership of the Secondary PGCE programme and the Centre for Research in Writing.
Some of the country’s foremost experts in marine renewable energy will gather in Cornwall to identify new ways in which to collaborate to develop wave and tidal energy in the South of England.
Exeter researchers lead international initiative to face devastating crop disease
As little as two minutes of high-intensity exercise four times a day improves health outcomes in adolescents, but the same amount of moderate-intensity exercise does not reap the same rewards.
Mongooses can discriminate between relatives and non-relatives to avoid inbreeding
The University of Exeter is hosting a series of events for Being Human 2015, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.
World Ocean’s Day --- Scientists in Cornwall are about to begin an innovative study that will shed light on how surfers exposed to human sewage and diffuse pollution in seawater might be affected by antibiotic resistant bacteria.
The final episode of a three-part BBC 2 TV drama-documentary series Armada: 12 years to save England - Endgame will feature a University of Exeter medical historian on Sunday 7 June at 9pm.
A Physicist at the University of Exeter has received a substantial grant to help improve the sustainability of commercially valuable crops.
For one of Britain’s best-loved and colourful group of insects, ladybirds, their colour reveals the extent of their toxicity.
The Central African country of Gabon is providing an invaluable nesting ground for a vulnerable species of sea turtle
Pond owners are being urged not to use garden chemicals, or to release goldfish into ponds
An opportunity to share memories of going to the cinema in the UK during the 1940s, 1950s and 60s is being provided on 13th June at the University of Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum between 2pm and 5pm.
In celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta a sponsored 10km walk around Exeter’s legal sites on 3 June at 5pm, is being organised by the South West Legal Support Trust with assistance from the University of Exeter’s School of Law and the Devon and Somerset Law Society.
Animals, like humans, excel at some tasks but not others according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
The University of Exeter has been ranked as one of the top 10 UK universities in the influential Guardian University Guide 2016.
Geoengineering of the climate may be the only way to save coral reefs from mass bleaching, according to new research.
New research conducted in a rural community in Pakistan highlights the crucial role that essential fatty acids play in human brain growth and function.
The University of Exeter and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) have teamed up to bring talented Exeter student interns and businesses in the South West together.
University of Exeter scientists have received grant worth almost £150,000 to fund their crucial research, which could revolutionise epilepsy is diagnosed.
The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015, published today, has placed the University of Exeter sixth in the UK, eighth in Europe and top 40 in the world. The University also rose 24 places since 2014 in the overall rankings.
A unique soundscape created through interpreting the sounds of bacterial molecules in the human body will form part of a new exhibition at the Eden Project.
More than half a million pounds of new cutting-edge research which aims to advance us towards a dementia cure and improve dementia care has been awarded to the University of Exeter Medical School by Alzheimer’s Society.
A dramatic way of seeing magnified parts of the human body is now possible through cutting edge filming technology. The BREATH project uses extreme slow motion and close up filming techniques to explore the ageing human body as a new landscape.
Long range weather forecasts and climate change projections could be significantly boosted by advances in our understanding of the relationship between layers of the Earth’s atmosphere - the stratosphere and troposphere.
A national competition for the best undergraduate essay on any aspect of the American experience has been won by a University of Exeter, Humanities student.
Research published today recommends a new approach to the difficult tradeoffs that environmental managers face when choosing between environmental sustainability and profitability.
An Arts Council England funded project called Exeter Enquires aims to engage a wider public in the innovative work and practise of academic-artistic collaboration.
The public will be invited to get involved with medical research and show their love for scientific advances during an event in Exeter to mark International Clinical Trials Day.
Pollution from historic mining activities in south west England has led to a reduction in genetic diversity of brown trout.
An exciting project that will unearth the stories, traditions and histories connected with landmarks throughout Cornwall has been launched this month.
Jack Clemo, a writer whose work focused on the dramatic landscape of the china clay mining region near St Austell in Cornwall, is being celebrated in a new volume of poetry.
The increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration has allowed trees across Europe to use their available water resources more efficiently, new research has shown.
A University of Exeter historian is part of a brand new TV programme about Sir Winston Churchill on the Discovery Channel.
Ground-breaking research has successfully created the world’s first truly electronic textile, using the wonder material Graphene.
A special exhibition featuring artwork created from found objects has gone on display at a recycling centre in Exeter.
A new online facility has been developed by the University of Exeter and Dorset County Museum to catalogue references to clothing in Thomas Hardy’s writing and the time in which he lived.
A showcase of shortlisted entries to the Paddon Award, a cross- arts competition for University of Exeter students, staff and alumni is on display in the University Reception area on the Streatham Campus.
University of Exeter researchers are part of the biodiversity research team of a new EUR 17 million EU Horizon 2020 funded project
A festival which pulls science out of the lab and into the pub is coming to Exeter for the first time.
A new research centre will bring together experts in a diverse range of fields to tackle some of the greatest health issues of our time – and the public are being invited to get involved.
Patients receiving care from commercial providers of out-of-hours care report poorer ratings of care when compared with not-for-profit or NHS providers, a new study has shown.
Sir Michael Barber, a leading authority on education systems and education reform, turns his attention to the business of government in a lecture on the 5 May at the University of Exeter.
Students planning a career in law will be able to complete both the academic stage of their training and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Exeter thanks to an innovative collaboration with The University of Law (ULaw).
Exeter has strengthened its position as being ranked amongst the world’s best universities, according to an influential international league table.
Top 10 UK and best in the South West - University of Exeter subjects on the rise in Complete University Guide 2016
The University of Exeter has reinforced its position as one of the leading universities in the country, according to an influential league table.
Marine ecosystems can be changed by night-time artificial lighting according to new research.
As insects grow old their behaviour becomes increasingly predictable according to new research.
Male flour beetles increase their courtship effort and their sperm count if a female smells of other males according to a study published in the journal Behavioural Ecology.
A new study published in the journal Nature Communications has discovered that fewer than 200 species of Amazonian tree, barely 1%, are responsible for half of all tree growth and carbon stored in the Amazon.
Parrotfish, commonly found on healthy coral reefs, can also play a pivotal role in providing the sands necessary to build and maintain coral reef islands.
New research has indicated that obesity in children has quite different causes at different ages.
Reluctance to share data about personal energy use is likely to be a major obstacle when implementing ‘smart’ technologies.
Extinct British genes have been preserved in the stoat population of New Zealand, a new study has found.
Referring patients with unexplained swollen neck glands for specialist investigations could help to avoid some of the thousands of deaths each year from lymphoma, a type of cancer.
A six-year-old boy and his mum and dad today became the first family in the South West to take part in ground-breaking DNA research at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E), with support from the University, to help fight rare health conditions.
The people of Devon are being urged to get involved in the second phase of a project which is trying to map the movements of cuckoos
The University of Exeter has won a prestigious award for providing the best international student experience of any university in the UK.
The University added an additional award to its Athena SWAN tally this year with a Bronze for the Biosciences department at Exeter.
A research project which showed how enhancing water storage on peat land can improve water quality and carbon storage – as well as releasing less water during times of flooding – has won a national award.
A kaleidoscopic sculpture providing optical illusions is now located outside The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum on University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus.
A new study has found that internet discussion forums have positive links to well-being and are even associated with increased community engagement offline.
Mindfulness-based therapy could offer an alternative to antidepressants for preventing depression relapse
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) could provide an alternative non-drug treatment for people who do not wish to continue long-term antidepressant treatment.
New research has shown that the ability to make a Stone Age hand axe depends on complex cognitive control and memory.
A dramatic overhaul to a former hall of residence at St Luke’s has created a modern, high quality research and education facility on the University’s campus.
The University hosted a prestigious visit from the Spanish Ambassador, as part of the 60th anniversary events surrounding the formation of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland.
Popular North Sea fish such as haddock, plaice and lemon sole could become less common on our menus because they will be constrained to preferred habitat as seas warm.
Scientists in Cornwall are making a final appeal for people to take part in research that will shed light on the health effects of marine pollution.
Solving mysteries is the work of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple made famous by the creative hand of Agatha Christie; but few are aware of another of the author’s attributes – her astute business sense.
The University of Exeter has maintained its position in the top ten in the UK in the prestigious Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014, appearing in eighth position. It also places students at the University the most satisfied in the South West region.
Pioneering new research has unlocked a new technique to help combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, that cause debilitating and often life-threatening human illness.
Making a living by practising magic can have dramatic consequences, especially if you are a Muslim slave with mainly Christian clients at the time of the Inquisition in early 17th century Malta.
The University of Exeter and the Marine Conservation Society are joining forces in an exciting new satellite tracking project to tag and follow basking sharks in Cornish waters.
Students from the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) are celebrating after leading a gold rush at an internationally-celebrated mining competition.
Changes to the Earth’s oceans, caused by extreme volcanic activity, triggered the greatest extinction of all time.
Changes in ocean chemistry associated with climate change are exacerbating the global decline of coral reefs.
Humanity’s use of land for agricultural production has come at a cost to local ecosystems worldwide, but some of the damage can be reversed.
The quest to discover how future climate change will impact the formidable Indian monsoon phenomenon could find the answer rooted in the prehistoric past.
Short bouts of high-intensity exercise before a fatty meal best for promoting vascular health in youth
A short burst of intensive exercise before eating a high fat meal is better for blood vessel function in young people than the currently recommended moderate-intensity exercise.
Recreational users of coastal waters such as swimmers and surfers are at risk of exposure to antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to new research published this week.
A new study has confirmed the existence of a positive feedback operating in climate change whereby warming itself may amplify a rise in greenhouse gases resulting in additional warming.
As part of the Easter special on BBC ONE’s religious television programme Songs of Praise, a University of Exeter theologian will be exploring the practice of early Christian baptism and its symbolism of death and resurrection.
A senior delegation from the University of Exeter, led by Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith, visited China and Hong Kong this week to enhance Exeter’s links with its partners and alumni in the region.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has awarded the University of Exeter an additional £3.8 million for research, the third highest gain amongst English universities. The £3.8 million represented a 22% uplift on an already significant base figure.
The University of Exeter has launched Global Conversation; a new international lecture series, showcasing some of the latest developments in world-leading research.
Two rising research stars at the University of Exeter Medical School have been awarded prestigious Sir Henry Dale Fellowships.
A major investigation into the views of volunteers on the consent process for medical research has been found to conflict with the standard practice required for consent in the UK.
A study, published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, has for the first time analysed how Twitter, TV and newspapers reported the IPCC’s climate evidence.
A global figure in the field of dementia study has joined the University of Exeter to lead a new Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH).
Mining students are making their final preparations before embarking to take part in a prestigious international competition.
Society should set a high carbon tax now to try and prevent climate change reaching a point of no return according to a new study.
To mark Queen Anne’s coronation, a ‘highly political medal’ was issued, initially thought to be designed by Sir Godfrey Kneller turns out to be the work of Isaac Newton, who was Master of the Mint when Anne was crowned in 1702.
Scandal has erupted on Devon’s sporting scene as previously unknown athletes smash all known records. Police call on the only team who can scrutinise the mysterious yeast found in their bags: The X-Men in White.
The most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date reveals it is losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere.
A researcher at the University of Exeter has launched a bid to analyse the DNA of a group of flamingos in order to answer some of the questions surrounding paternity and social behaviour in the distinctive pink birds.
Artificial night time light from sources such as street lamps affects the growth and flowering of plants and even the number of insects that depend on those plants for food.
New research has discredited the popular belief that street lighting is attractive to common bats.
All things Celtic are coming Cornwall’s way at this year’s annual conference of the Association of Celtic Students of Ireland and Britain. The event will be held at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus on Saturday 21 – 22 March and is open to both members of the public and students.
A leading light in genetic diabetes research has been awarded a prestigious national award for outstanding scientists.
Findings from a new study that set out to investigate the evolution of immune defences could boost the development of industrial bacteria that are immune to specific viral infections.
A pioneering partnership is being launched to care for some of England’s most beautiful and vulnerable high ground. The Uplands Alliance (UA) brings together for the first time practitioners, researchers and policy makers with interests in the highest areas of land, including treasured landscapes of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Dartmoor.
Males that mate more often are more insecure about their social status than those mating less, according to new research on the behaviour of burying beetles.
A sinister tale of an eccentric American visitor to a small Sussex town searching for stories about his grandfather forms the basis of a new novel, Scorper.
Successful environmental conservation needs to focus on the negotiation process, not just the end target.
A new study led by the Universities of Exeter and York has shown that female killer whales survive after menopause because they help their family members find food during hard times.
Head of Engineering, Professor Stephen Eichhorn, has been bestowed with one of the most prestigious accolades in his field.
For the first time, an international research team, including a tropical forest ecologist from the University of Exeter, has provided direct evidence of the rate at which individual trees in the Amazon Basin ‘inhale’ carbon from the atmosphere during a severe drought.
Marine conservationists are increasingly pinning their hopes on marine protected areas (MPAs) to save threatened species and reduce over-fishing.
Specialists from the University of Exeter are working with Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club on a project to model what happens to the brain of a player when they are concussed in order to improve safety and manage the impact of injuries following head trauma.
Hormone disrupting chemicals and climate change increase the risk of population-level impacts in wildlife populations
The impact of pollution on wildlife could be made dramatically worse by climate change according to a new study published today in the journal PNAS.
It was announced today, 2 March 2015, that Winter Graduation 2016 in the University’s Diamond Jubilee year, will be the last to be presided over by Baroness Benjamin OBE DL after ten fantastic years as Chancellor.
The incidence of prostate cancer among men of Afro-Caribbean origin is higher than in white men, they are more likely to be diagnosed as emergencies and their mortality rates are higher. Until now it has been unclear why these disappointing outcomes exist.
Exeter students have stormed to victory in an international competition, with their innovative app that allows users to lock and unlock doors with their mobile phone.
Scientists have found how simple bacteria can restart their ‘outboard motor’ by hotwiring their own genes.
Encouraging people to take a positive look at asylum and celebrating the contributions of refugees in the UK forms the basis of Refugee Week.
The popularity of Tudor history has reached new heights with the TV adaptation of Wolf Hall.
A new study has looked at slow-downs in the rate of global surface warming, despite ongoing increases in the emissions of greenhouse gases.
Corals may be better equipped to tolerate climate change than previously believed, according to research led by the University of Exeter.
Do you know why Dorothy Hill or Rosalind Franklin are considered pioneers in their fields, or who left the greatest legacy - Ada Lovelace or Marie Curie? The answers could be resolved in a new game, created by students at the University of Exeter.
Questions of power, wealth and politics are explored in a production which focuses on the global responses to and effects of austerity today.
Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays and 2015 will be the Year of the Goat. In China, it is known as the "Spring Festival" and marks the end of the winter season.
Pioneering techniques that use satellites to monitor ocean acidification are set to revolutionise the way that marine biologists and climate scientists study the ocean.
The future of civil law courts is likely to be online according to a new report. The study suggests that it will increase access to justice and streamline the court processes in England and Wales.
A scheme to breathalyse suspected drunks trying to get into pubs and clubs in Torquay has seen a 39 per cent drop in violent crime.
Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment.
A new international project led by the University of Exeter will investigate the Amazon’s sustainable future by studying the way that ancient societies used and transformed the environment.
Artificial sky glow around the world has been quantified for the first time by researchers using a global network of sky quality monitors.
A new study led by the University of Exeter has identified two major foraging grounds of the Mediterranean green turtle
Plain tobacco packaging may reduce the likelihood of smokers seeking to obtain cigarettes by almost 10% compared to branded packs, according to research from the Universities of Exeter and Bristol.
15 ancient skeletons have been discovered on an archaeological dig in Ipplepen, a major Romano-British settlement in Devon and now the best preserved Roman cemetery.
People living close to the coast in England have higher vitamin D levels than inland dwellers, according to a new study published in the journal Environment International.
Spain’s most famous children’s author Elena Fortún and companion Matilde Ras, a fellow feminist writer, are the subject of a new anthology which uncovers previously hidden diaries, a series of unpublished literature and evocative letters between the two whilst in exile.
A team of Exeter students have reached the final four of an international competition, designed to showcase technological innovation.
Alzheimer’s Society has announced the launch of a new dementia-focussed Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Exeter. The centre will support eight PhD students to investigate the effect of dementia on the brain’s neural networks.
New research by scientists at the University of Exeter and King’s College London has made significant progress towards understanding the complex process of prenatal human brain development.
A ground breaking interactive BBC documentary series exploring some of the biggest questions facing mankind about its past, present and future features expert commentary from University of Exeter religion scholar Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou.
When the chips are down, having a strong personality may be the difference between thriving and failing.
The Prime Minister has announced a major boost to Exeter’s cutting-edge weather and climate research, with a £10million cash injection for the Exeter Science Park.
A man who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) will describe his incredible experience and the challenges faced by himself and others at a special event at the University of Exeter on February 4.
A gas that gives rotten eggs their distinctive odour could one day form the basis of new cardiovascular therapies.
A team at the University of Exeter is to study England’s only breeding population of wild beavers in order to understand their impact on pollution, flooding and water quality after an announcement yesterday.
A unique research project to identify the effects of exercise on young hearts has been announced today.
Exeter students call for help to compile and digitise detailed maps of uncharted areas of the world
Doctors who unintentionally communicate to patients that they do not believe or understand them could actually make their symptoms worse, a new study suggests.
The risk of extreme La Niña events in the Pacific Ocean could double due to global warming, new research has shown.
The history of politics in Devon is the theme of a new touring exhibition, starting at the University of Exeter.
A University of Exeter, Middle East political expert features heavily in a new report by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on ‘UK Government policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq’.
The University of Exeter has been recognised as one of the 100 most international universities in the world.
Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of six new Queen’s Counsel Honoris Causa, exclusively bestowed upon lawyers who have made a major contribution to the law of England and Wales outside practice in the courts.
Pioneering new research could pave the way for solar energy to be converted into household electricity more cheaply than ever before.
A University of Exeter Law postgraduate student has been awarded the Hutton Prize for Excellence, which encourages the next generation of young professionals to put ethical conduct at the forefront of business, government and the professions.
Pioneering new research has debunked the theory that the asteroid that is thought to have led to the extinction of dinosaurs also caused vast global firestorms that ravaged planet Earth.
A low carbon heating project involving the University of Exeter has been awarded a Government research grant to carry out feasibility work to create a UK-first community-wide energy scheme.
A new sculpture, ‘Mariners Way II’ made of contemporary materials in the form of a knotted rope sphere is now on display at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus.
Geoff Pringle has been named as one of the most influential executive role models in the UK.
A new study has discovered that the world’s highest flying bird, the bar-headed goose, employs an unusual flight strategy when migrating at extreme altitudes across the Himalayas in order to cope in the relatively low-density mountain atmosphere.
A new study from the University of Exeter has found that viruses carried by commercial bees can jump to wild pollinator populations with potentially devastating effects.
The opportunity to explore the British Empire through stories of the individuals who contributed to its rise and fall and the themes of money, violence, race, religion, sex, propaganda and power is now available through a free online course.
A new exhibition exploring how facial injuries suffered by soldiers during the First World War have influenced artists and surgeons will open this weekend.
The union of a wealthy older woman who caused offence in polite society and a political nobody who would become one of the foremost politicians of the Victorian age is the subject of a new book.
Microscopic plastic pollution, which is present throughout the world’s seas, could affect the feeding habits of one of the ocean’s key inhabitants.
Exeter has received a £2 million gift from The Wolfson Foundation to support the establishment of a new Living Systems Institute, which will pioneer a new approach to treating the world’s most serious diseases.
More than 800 students celebrating their graduation across three ceremonies on Saturday 17 January.
A new £1.2million grant from the Natural Environment Research Council is hoping to boost our understanding of how pollution can promote antibiotic resistance.
The University of Exeter will play a pivotal role in helping more people in Cornwall access higher education.
A resilience to extreme conditions by the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material for conducting electricity could help revolutionise the electronic industry, according to a new study.
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing has been officially launched at the House of Lords.
A high quality new student study centre is now in use in Giraffe House, part of the ongoing South Cloisters redevelopment.
The distinguished mycologist and former Head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Exeter, Professor John Webster, died on 27 December 2014 at the age of 89.
New research from the University of Exeter reveals some of the complex reasons why health and safety regulations are used incorrectly and blamed for over-the-top decisions.
School children from Devon and Cornwall were given a hands-on insight into life as a medical student as part of a programme designed to encourage Westcountry youngsters to consider a career in medicine.
Where is Cornwall on the map of Britain? It may be down in the bottom corner if you’re talking road maps or OS sheets, but that’s not the only way of thinking about the position of the county, according to a new book by a University of Exeter academic.
New research has revealed that men who are disabled and from an ethnic minority are significantly more likely to do jobs traditionally associated with women.
A United Nations Gold Star Award for Environmental Impact has been awarded to a sustainability project that has improved the livelihoods of Kenyan farmers through the provision of trees and a communal water system.
A fascinating and unusual new artwork has been added to the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus, in the form of a sculpture wound around the branch of a tree and suspended in mid-air.
A University of Exeter archaeologist’s book, about perishable material culture is the number one bestseller for 2014 Routledge titles across their Archaeology and Museum Studies fields.
To mark the 250th anniversary of the earliest Gothic novel, first published on Christmas Eve 1764 as a seasonal ghost story, a new edition of The Castle of Otranto introduced by a University of Exeter academic is now available.
A ground-breaking genomic medicine project, which aims to establish England as a world leader in the fight against cancer and rare disease, will be led in the South West by the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) working with other health trusts and universities.
New research led by the University of Exeter has found that people who have a stronger sense of place at the global than the national level are more likely to accept that climate change is caused by human activities.
A new TV programme telling the story of what life was like for Romans and Britons 2000 years ago involves a unique journey across Britain by helicopter with commentary from a University of Exeter archaeologist.
Research at the University of Exeter Medical School has ranked in the UK top ten, for demonstrating world-leading impact on health and wellbeing across the globe.
Researchers at the University of Exeter are involved in two new projects that will advance the UK’s manufacturing capability, develop new and exciting functional materials, and accelerate the translation of the science of functional materials through to application.
The University of Exeter has been ranked 16th nationally in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), taking account of the proportion of staff submitted.*
A natural desire to be part of the ‘in crowd’ could damage our ability to make the right decisions, a new study has shown.
Humanities and Social Sciences academics have been extremely successful in a recent announcement from the Leverhulme Trust, securing four Major Research Fellowships.
New research from the University of Exeter and the John Innes Centre has found that 'mother' plants remember the seasons and use this memory to teach their seeds the time of year and tell them when they should germinate.
Year 12 students from across the South West gathered at the first-ever Exeter Progression Student Conference in order to expand their knowledge of, and explore opportunities in, Higher Education.
GPs should consider a more overt discussion with patients when referring them for further investigation of symptoms which may indicate cancer, according to a paper published in the British Journal of General Practice.
Training older people in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and well-being.
Exeter students are helping a family-run Cornish business reduce their carbon footprint by embracing the renewables revolution.
The drive for energy efficient homes could increase asthma risks, according to new research.
Pioneering new research by the University of Exeter could revolutionise global diagnostic procedures for one of the most common forms of epilepsy.
The University of Exeter is joining a growing number of companies committing to end the stigma and discrimination against people with experience of mental health problems by signing a pledge with Time to Change, a programme run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.
Pond snails are able to sense chemicals released by their predators whilst they are still embryos in the egg and alter their behaviour accordingly, according to new research.
The University of Exeter has today received a £5 million funding boost to create its next generation of world-class science facilities.
Social Scientists at the University of Exeter have called for a greater comparative analysis of the impact of TASERs used in law enforcement.
A new study by researchers at the University of Exeter has found early warning signals of a reorganisation of the Atlantic oceans’ circulation which could have a profound impact on the global climate system.
Study finds that correcting myths about the flu vaccine may not be effective in promoting immunisation
New research in the journal Vaccine concludes that correcting myths about vaccines may not be the most effective approach to promoting immunisation among vaccine sceptics.
Professor Michelle Ryan delivers keynote at prestigious conference on what really helps women achieve a good work/life balance.
The University of Exeter has received a £1.1 million grant to fund pioneering new research that will significantly improve crucial long-term weather forecasts across Europe.
The drugs we release into the environment are likely to have a significant impact on plant growth, finds a new study led by the University of Exeter Medical School and Plymouth University.
A ground breaking research project aims to clean up water from a Cornish tin mine, using algae to harvest the precious heavy metals and produce biofuel.
A professor who has contributed to significant advances in the understanding of the genetics of diabetes has been named as joint winner of an international prize.
Birds learn new foraging techniques by observing others in their social network according to a study involving University of Exeter researchers.
The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has welcomed Catherine Mitchell, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Exeter, to its Advisory Board.
Some men are being driven away from macho occupations like surgery and the Royal Marines because they don’t feel that they are ‘man enough’, according to new research.
You can hear the sound of former bustling coral reefs dying due to the impact of human activity, according to new research from the Universities of Exeter and Essex
From the spires of Truro Cathedral, to the rose window of Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), the South West boasts some of the finest medieval-style architecture in Britain – yet these landmarks were built in the 19th century.
Researchers from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus have completed their post-mortem of a Bluefin tuna.
Results could help researchers understand the mechanisms involved in ageing.
University of Exeter researchers have played a crucial role in creating a comprehensive new report indicating that the global risk from extreme weather is set to intensify.
Polar explorer and University of Exeter honorary graduate Ann Daniels congratulated pupils from schools in Exeter by recognising their achievements at the annual Excellence in Exeter awards evening on Thursday 27 November.
A Biosciences researcher at the University of Exeter is one of only five UK bioscientists to be awarded £100,000 from the Leverhulme Trust.
A large-scale study led by the University of Exeter has found that boys are more likely to be stillborn than girls.
An Exeter Geographer has contributed to an RSPB agenda-setting document, recently launched in Parliament.
The University of Exeter has worked with Natural England on a project that helps to target conservation action.
Students from the Camborne School of Mines are celebrating their success at an internationally-celebrated mining competition.
New research shows that the age-old mantra of 'bend your knees and keep your back straight’ when lifting may not work for everyone.
Professor Sir Steve Smith touched down in India this week as part of a delegation led by Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister for Universities and Science, to attend the India-UK Science Innovation Council meeting and the UK-India Bilateral Education Forum.
A team of researchers from the University of Exeter will be heading to London on Friday to showcase their research on badgers and meerkats as part in the Great British Bioscience Festival.
Student excellence at the University of Exeter Medical School has been recognised in an awards ceremony.
University of Exeter research contributes to establishment of first Marine Protected Area Network in Central Africa
Government of Gabon announces the decision to create a New Marine Protected Area Network - covering about 23 percent of Gabon's territorial waters and EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone)
Boys perform better than girls in speed, limb strength and cardiorespiratory fitness, whilst girls have the edge in balance and flexibility, according to a landmark study of European children.
The University of Exeter has been named the best university in the UK for international student satisfaction.
A large-scale study has revealed that the system of aggregating practice scores on GPs’ communication skills may mask variation between individual doctors in lower-scoring centres.
Being shown pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain’s response to threat, new research from the University of Exeter has found.
Exeter has won a prestigious Green Gown award for its ambitious, sustainable redevelopment of a multi-functional student building.
Brazil's globally significant ecosystems could be exposed to mining and dams if proposals currently being debated by the Brazilian Congress go ahead, according to research co-authored by an Exeter academic published today in the journal Science.
The Cornish landscapes and sea provide inspiration for a festival using the arts to explore the way people live and relate to in their local environments and communities.
A team of Exeter students are celebrating after winning gold at a prestigious worldwide synthetic biology competition.
A workshop to increase awareness of alternative approaches to treating mental illness and fostering wellbeing is being held at St Stephen’s Church, High Street Exeter on Friday 7 November.
Geoff Pringle has been appointed at Chief Operating Officer for the University of Exeter.
Bird populations across Europe have experienced sharp declines over the past 30 years, with the majority of losses from the most common species, say researchers from the University of Exeter.
Clare Short, the former Secretary of State for International Development, has delivered a lecture about transparency in the mining industry, at the Penryn Campus.
New research has shown that despite moving house frequently, bats choose to roost with the same social groups of ‘friends’.
New research quantifies ‘shocking’ impact of cumulative pay discrimination
The GW4 Alliance, which brings together the combined strengths of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, held its official launch last night.
The University of Exeter has been awarded £1 million by the Wellcome Trust to establish an initiative aimed at advancing our understanding of living systems and the causes of disease.
Two Humanities academics from the University of Exeter will be recorded in front of an audience at BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at the Sage, Gateshead.
Exeter’s growing reputation as a world-leading centre for climate change science is boosted by the announcement that the Met Office has secured funding to purchase one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.
The diary of a Cornish soldier from the Great War is being serialised through daily tweets during the centenary year of World War One.
Researchers in Exeter have found that sea creatures will be affected by rising ocean acidity.
A stellar line up of top children’s authors will be sharing their expertise at Exeter’s festival of writing for and by young people during the October half term from 25 October to 1 November.
The announcement comes during visit to celebrate women leaders in science.
Health experts are to investigate whether replacing face-to-face doctor’s visits with telephone or internet consultations would bring benefits for patients and GPs.
On Saturday 1 November, a unique opportunity for Cornish people to take direct action by saying what the priorities for Cornwall should be is being made possible at County Hall, Truro.
Diwali or Deepavali is the most important festival of the year for Hindus, which is also known at the Festival of Light and is being celebrated at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus on Sunday 26 October.
New study to find out why increasing numbers of couples are suffering from fertility problems
The University of Exeter’s St Luke’s Campus is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year.
One of the world’s largest history prizes, has shortlisted ‘The Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945’ by University of Exeter historian, Professor Richard Overy.
A University of Exeter student enabled citizens and students from Bulgaria living in the South West to vote in the recent Bulgarian General Elections by creating a voting station in Exeter.
Researchers solve riddle of the rock pools - Study shows rock gobies use rapid colour change camouflage to hide from predators
Study shows rock gobies use rapid colour change camouflage to hide from predators.
New research led by the University of Exeter has found that species that live in and erode coral reefs will play a major role in determining the future of reefs.
A new study will be examining the implications of when and how NHS healthcare professionals re-contact patients with new genetic information that may impact their health or that of their family.
The University of Exeter will celebrate the life and work of the woman credited as being the world’s first computer programmer, during a special commemorative event.
Call for urgent prioritisation of multimorbidity research to guide policy.
An acclaimed book about English rural traditions has been shortlisted for a national folklore award.
Greg Clark MP, the Minister for Universities, Science and Cities met with key researchers and business representatives during a fact-finding visit to the University of Exeter.
Virtual worlds similar to those experienced by game-players of the global phenomena Minecraft and SimCity could be used to help test potential new water infrastructure development in the UK.
People who live close to the coast are more likely to meet physical activity guidelines than inland dwellers, finds a new study released today.
A striking new exhibition, now open in the Forum, presents 12 of the Exeter based (either at the University or Met Office) IPCC authors through a series of striking large-scale black and white portraits.
A study published in Nature Geoscience shows that air pollution has had a significant impact on the amount of water flowing through many rivers in the northern hemisphere.
An international collaboration of scientists has identified a fifth of the genetic factors that cause height to vary between individuals.
Around 150,000 people a year in the UK suffer a stroke, and exercise is recognised as a beneficial and effective part of their rehabilitation programme.
Two of the UK’s leading education centres, the University of Exeter and the Eden Project, have celebrated their strengthening links with a formal signing ceremony.
Research by the University of Exeter has provided novel insight into the mechanism by which pathogenic fungi avoid the immune responses of the plants they attack.
The South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) is to receive substantial new funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for the training and development of bioscience PhD students.
The University of Exeter’s commitment to gender equality in science disciplines has been recognised through a prestigious national award scheme.
Some sharks are ‘gregarious’ and have strong social connections, whilst others are more solitary and prefer to remain inconspicuous.
A series of projects to investigate ways to increase farm productivity while reducing negative environmental impacts (sustainable intensification) will receive £4.5 million from Defra.
Researchers from the University of Exeter will attempt to live a life free from plastic during October and are calling for others to follow suit.
Oceanic fronts - areas where nutrients are drawn together resulting in foraging hotspots - should be priority regions for conservation efforts.
Screening for a genetic condition in younger people who are diagnosed with bowel cancer would be cost-effective for the NHS and prevent new cases in them and their relatives, new research has concluded.
New research led by King’s College London and involving the University of Exeter Medical School suggests that many women under 30 with cervical cancer are diagnosed more than 3 months after first having symptoms.
A hoard of 22,000 Roman coins has been unearthed on land near Seaton in Devon.
A pioneering new study has shown that water found on Earth predates the formation of the sun – raising hopes that life could exist on exoplanets, the planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy.
High levels of calcium in blood, a condition known as hypercalcaemia, can be used by GPs as an early indication of certain types of cancer, according to a study by researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Bristol.
Exeter academics have secured two of seven research awards to explore the cutting edge relationships between the sciences and the arts and humanities.
Skin colour displayed amongst one species of monkey provides a key indicator of how successfully they will breed, a new study has shown.
Researchers from the University of Exeter are working to help communities become more resilient to natural hazards like flooding.
A University of Exeter bioscientist is one of 43 UK scientists to be made a Royal Society University Research Fellow for 2014.
Remaining CO2 emission ‘quota’ may be used up in one generation and half of all fossil fuel reserves may need to be left untapped.
A prestigious new specialist school, designed to act as a regional centre of excellence for gifted young mathematicians, has been officially opened.
Exeter has been named the top university in the Southwest according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 after reaching a new high of 7th place in the national rankings.
New research shows that as babies clownfish sometimes travel hundreds of kilometres across the open ocean.
Lord of the Flies, the classic novel by William Golding, marks the 60th anniversary of its publication on 17 September.
Doctors have discovered that patients with a particular genetic variation are four times more likely to develop pancreatitis if they are prescribed a widely used group of drugs.
Pioneering research carried out at the University of Exeter into the remarkable atmospheric properties of exoplanets will feature in a forthcoming episode of the BBC’s much-loved astronomy programme, the Sky at Night.
A new public education leaflet, informed by University of Exeter Medical School research, has been launched to build confidence in talking to people about suicide, and could help save lives.
An innovative programme which brings actors into the classroom to encourage and support children to make healthier choices on diet and exercise has been selected to feature in this week’s British Science Festival.
A PhD Film student has won a prestigious fellowship to enhance their research at the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
Excellence in frontline healthcare in the South West is being boosted by the launch of a new collaboration designed to put the region on the map.
Five universities and 17 individual departments have today been recognised for their progress in advancing gender equality in arts, humanities and social science careers in higher education.
It was announced today (4 September) that the University of Exeter had been shortlisted for three Times Higher Education (THE) awards.
The response of soil microbial communities to changes in temperature increases the potential for more carbon dioxide to be released from the world's soils as global temperatures rise.
Unequal sharing of workloads in societies could leave the most industrious individuals at higher risk of poor health and prone to accelerated ageing, according to a new study of a cooperative bird in the Kalahari Desert.
Researchers in Exeter and Plymouth have been brought together in an exciting new venture to defeat dementia.
Tomorrow’s scientists and engineers can now apply for places at Devon's newest school, the South Devon University Technical College in Engineering, Water and the Environment.
‘Green’ offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than ‘lean’ designs stripped of greenery, new research shows.
Exeter academics in both the Arts and Sciences have been honoured with election to the prestigious Academia Europaea.
Protected areas such as nature reserves and national parks do conserve biodiversity and more action is needed to ensure safeguards are in place to preserve them, according to a new international study.
A world-leading climate scientist from the University of Exeter has been honoured with a prestigious national science award.
New research finds that invisible blood in urine may be an early warning sign of bladder cancer.
Damp and mould in homes could pose a significant health risk to people with asthma according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
The University of Exeter has been chosen as hosts for the Tongan national team during the Rugby World Cup 2015, it has been announced.
Many of the world’s most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current trends continue, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.
Researchers at Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter have combined two innovative technologies to probe the mystery of how seabirds locate food hotspots across vast tracts of ocean.
Over confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, a study has found.
The University of Exeter has strengthened its commitment to encouraging access to medicine in low income and developing countries by adopting a new approach to health-related intellectual property on products and technologies deriving from its research.
Scientists in Cornwall are making a second appeal for people to take part in research that will shed light on the health effects of marine pollution.
A team led by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and King’s College London has uncovered some of the strongest evidence yet that epigenetic changes in the brain play a role in Alzheimer’s disease.
Magpies are not attracted to shiny objects and don’t routinely steal small trinkets such as jewellery, according to a new study.
An opportunity to experience an unseen side of Florence is now possible via a new smartphone App which brings the past to life through the eyes of an ordinary 15th century Florentine.
A University of Exeter psychologist will today give evidence to the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament calling for recognition of the connection between head injury and re-offending.
Students at Exeter are the most satisfied of any of the Russell Group universities, according to the latest results from the National Student Survey (NSS) 2014.
Drier conditions at the edges of forest patches slow down the decay of dead wood and significantly alter the cycling of carbon and nutrients in woodland ecosystems, according to a new study.
The Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s highest honour widely regarded as the region’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, has been awarded to a visiting professor at the University of Exeter.
Researchers at The University of Exeter are part of a major new project taking place across Devon aimed at finding out more about one of the country’s rarest bats.
Despite their reputation as slippery customers, a new study has shown that eels are losing the fight to survive when faced with marine noise pollution such as that of passing ships.
The question of how animals see, or what the world looks like through their eyes, has vexed and fascinated biologists for centuries.
After the huge success of previous events, researchers from the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus will be back sharing their passion for our planet at this year’s free Science in the Square.
Research at the University of Exeter Medical School is part of an unprecedented cross council collaboration to tackle the rising threat of antibiotic resistance.
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted.
The University of Exeter has made its first official visit to Brazil, with Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith leading a delegation to to consolidate links with three leading research institutions.
Demand for general practice appointments is rising rapidly, and in an attempt to deal with this, many practices have introduced systems of telephone triage. Patients are phoned by a doctor or nurse who either manages the problem on the phone, or agrees with the patient whether and how urgently they need to be seen.
A team of intrepid Engineering students have pitted their skills, expertise and enthusiasm against the world’s best at a special racing event held at Silverstone, the home of British motorsport.
As part of the World War One centenary and its outbreak on 4 August 1914, University of Exeter historian Dr Catriona Pennell will be looking back at how Britain entered the war on BBC Radio 4’s World Tonight for a special hour long edition from the Imperial War Museum.
African pupils taken on a scientific journey from the Rubik’s Cube to the building blocks of the universe
Professor Pete Vukusic has returned from a whistle-stop tour of schools in rural Tanzania, designed to help children better engage with science.
The development and survival of an important group of marine invertebrates known as sea hares is under threat from increasing boat noise in the world's oceans, according to a new study by researchers from the UK and France.
Bumblebees are able to connect differences in pollen quality with floral features, like petal colour, and so land only on the flowers that offer the best rewards, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Exeter.
Sea turtles are not a species one would normally associate with the United Kingdom. But on the remote UK overseas territory of Ascension Island, one of the world’s largest green turtle populations is undergoing something of a renaissance.
A study published today [Weds July 30] in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry indicates that middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking are more than twice as likely to suffer from severe memory impairment in later life.
Hundreds of postcards have been written to those affected by the outbreak of the First World War from people today, as a form of memorial and recognition.
The University of Exeter’s Streatham and St Luke’s campuses are among the record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award.
Ray Harryhausen is a legendary figure in the history of animation through the models that he created for films such as Jason and the Argonauts, One Million Years B.C, and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.
Acoustic disturbance has different effects on different species of fish, according to a new study from the Universities of Exeter and Bristol which tested fish anti-predator behaviour.
A team at the University of Exeter Medical School has been awarded £3.5 million to continue providing high-quality evidence to help the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) form key decisions on healthcare.
A scientist from the University of Exeter has developed a simple, cheap and highly accurate device for diagnosing a frequently fatal lung disease which attacks immune deficient individuals such as cancer patients and bone marrow transplant recipients.
Researchers studying banded mongooses in Uganda have discovered that those who work hard to care for pups may be less likely to invest in future offspring in the same way due to elevated stress hormones.
The Commonwealth Games is not the only one attracting a global audience, with the opening of an exhibition highlighting what was formerly the highest court of appeal for most colonies of the British Empire.
Breaking the mould of inherited family characteristics could help you survive in a fast-changing world, scientists have discovered.
A new report by the University of Exeter and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) takes stock of where and when UK jellyfish occur in UK seas for the first time in over 40 years.
The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by ‘imprinted’ genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent passes on that gene, according to new research published today in the journal Nature
Celebration is in the air as 478 University of Exeter students graduate at Truro Cathedral on Monday 21 July.
The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.
Graduate Simon Amos, who is blind, shares success with his tutor, College, AccessAbility, alumnus David Merkel and guide dog Ronan.
A new book, Jerusalem Unbound, plots the history and examines the underlying factors that make a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians so difficult.
A team of dedicated University of Exeter caterers has put the icing on the cake for thousands of students, parents and honoured guests, at the Summer Graduation celebrations.
Graduate Hannah Mann is putting her degree into practice on her family’s farm business in Shaldon, Devon.
A Roman road discovered on an archaeological dig has repairs to the road surface, showing that pot holes in Devon's roads are nothing new.
A graduate from the University of Exeter is embarking on a career helping refugees, following her voluntary activity while studying.
The Exeter Science Park Company has strengthened its links with the University of Exeter through an agreement which will see the University’s innovation arm manage the new Science Park Centre.
Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University’s Chancellor, Baroness Floella Benjamin.
A new study has revealed that gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia.
The University is bestowing key figures from the South West region with Honorary Degrees this week, among 14 Honorary Graduates.
Celebration is in the air as the University of Exeter prepares for Summer Graduation.
Mathematical algorithms used to control everyday household items such as washing machines could hold the key to winning the fight for conservation, a new study has claimed.
A lost novel by a popular World War One soldier poet has been discovered in a garage and turned into a play which is soon to be performed at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.
A new initiative that uses superheroes to teach Religious Education at a school in Cornwall has won a national award.
A new discovery will make it possible to create pixels just a few hundred nanometres across that could pave the way for high-resolution low-energy flexible displays for applications such as ‘smart’ glasses, synthetic retinas, and foldable screens.
It may smell of flatulence and have a reputation for being highly toxic, but when used in the right tiny dosage, hydrogen sulfide is now being being found to offer potential health benefits in a range of issues, from diabetes to stroke, heart attacks and dementia.
A wide range of research which is advancing knowledge on some of the greatest health challenges of our time was showcased at a dynamic event.
Cornwall is home to the UK’s first scientific facility dedicated to research involving Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), with a series of talks taking place on July 10-11 to mark the exciting launch.
Large parts of the Amazon basin may have supported farming communities and looked more like open savannah than rainforest, prior to the arrival of Europeans in South America, scientists have found.
A student from the University of Exeter has won the career opportunity of a lifetime with World Championship-winning Formula One team, Infiniti Red Bull Racing.
Judges from the Royal Horticultural Society will descend on Exeter this week to assess the city's entry for Britain in Bloom.
The University of Exeter, University of Exeter Students’ Guild and Falmouth & Exeter Students’ Union (FXU) have been awarded the 2014 Students’ Union and Institution Partnership Award by the Higher Education Academy and National Union of Students.
Seas between the islands of Skye and Mull on Scotland’s west coast are highly important for basking sharks, according to a report published today by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
A University of Exeter physics expert has been bestowed with a prestigious award, for his significant widening participation and outreach work.
Professor David Hosken from the Penryn Campus has been awarded a prestigious prize from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in recognition of outstanding scientific merit.
SETsquared has been ranked as the top university business incubator in Europe and second best in the world.
Budding scientists from across the South West region will experience their very own ‘Big Bang’ moment at a special fair hosted by the University of Exeter.
A team of intrepid experts are preparing to set the wheels in motion in their quest to bring maths to life for Cornish schoolchildren.
Archival research brings to light previously unheard, as well as rarely performed chamber, orchestral and choral works by World War One soldier, poet and composer Ivor Gurney.
The World Cup in Brazil may be attracting a global armchair audience of millions, but new research has shown that playing football could help lower blood pressure in women aged 35-50.
The suburbs spread far and wide beyond city boundaries yet are rarely celebrated as places of cultural interest or excitement.
A student from the University of Exeter is on track to become the next star of Formula One engineering, after being short-listed for a prestigious worldwide competition.
Soldiers in World War One with serious facial injuries are the catalyst for a research project and a new exhibition.
A delegation of 12 academics from the English and Modern Languages departments will be travelling with Professor Nick Kaye to China from 18-26 June 2014.
Eight University of Exeter academics feature in an authoritative new list of the most highly cited researchers, published this week by Thompson Reuters. This places Exeter 6th in the UK.
Climate change is unlikely to lead to more days of extreme cold, similar to those that gripped the USA in a deep freeze last winter, new research has shown.
A major education award that celebrates outstanding impact on the student learning experience and educational institutions has been awarded to a University of Exeter academic.
Scientists investigating how one of the greatest shape shifters in the natural world is able to trick predators to avoid being eaten have identified the gene behind the fascinating feat.
Men who keep a mobile phone in their trouser pocket could be inadvertently damaging their chances of becoming a father, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.
A team of intrepid teenagers is celebrating after winning a national competition designed to help kick-start a renewables revolution - using nothing but basic household objects.
Earth’s breathable atmosphere a result of continents taking control of the carbon cycle, study suggests
Scientists investigating one of the greatest riddles of the Earth’s past may have discovered a mechanism to help determine how oxygen levels in the atmosphere expanded to allow life to evolve.
With the World Cup kicking off in Brazil, a special website and programme of events are being created to commemorate the historic match between the hosts and Exeter City Football Club 100 years ago.
The University of Exeter is featuring in a UK-wide campaign this week to highlight the value and importance of universities to our everyday lives.
University of Exeter students behind two enterprising start-up businesses have received top awards from the SETsquared partnership.
Did You Know There Are Dragons in Cornwall? Is the title of a new children’s book recently published by Penryn Press a brand new publishing house created by students from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall.
A decade of research into the development of writing in school-aged children at the University of Exeter has shaped classroom practice in the teaching of writing and informed national and international policy.
An award-winning centre which is cementing Exeter’s global reputation for health innovation has been officially opened by the World Dementia Envoy, Dennis Gillings, CBE, PhD.
The scourge of malaria could be curbed more rapidly in developing countries if governments and other partners adopted a series of measures to enhance program management, as outlined in a new paper by the University of California San Francisco, led by the University of Exeter’s Professor of Leadership, Jonathan Gosling.
The epic film Gone with the Wind marks its 75th anniversary this year. Scarlett O’Hara, the ultimate southern belle and heroine, forms the basis of a re-released book Scarlett’s Women: Gone with the Wind and its Female Fans which explores the film and why it appeals to a wide female fan base.
The University of Exeter has enjoyed significant success in the latest Guardian University Guide, strengthening its position as one of the best universities in the country.
Fishing vessels have a far bigger ecological footprint than previously thought, according to research which tracked the movement and behaviour of seabirds using GPS devices.
Mars spacecraft research lands Exeter student top international fellowship
A 12-strong team of students from the Penryn Campus, near Falmouth have competed in the prestigious Shell Eco-marathon competition.
The Students’ Green Unit (SGU), an innovative sustainability project within the University of Exeter’s Students’ Guild, has been recognised with an international award.
BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) nationwide search for academic broadcasters to turn ground-breaking ideas into fascinating programmes has been confirmed.
One of Exeter’s leading mathematicians has spoken of his “honour and delight” after being invited to join an influential science group, designed to develop, prioritise and fund strategic research.
Scientists from the Camborne School of Mines have conducted a ground-breaking analysis of a Martian meteorite that dates back to the formation of the Earth.
Thirty postgraduate students and early career researchers have been offered the opportunity to enhance their research with a fellowship at some of the world’s most prestigious libraries and research institutions.
University of Exeter scientists have helped develop an early-warning system to predict the risk of dengue fever outbreaks in Brazil during the forthcoming World Cup.
A new textbook has been written by University of Exeter academics which invites pupils to explore and interpret the meaning of biblical stories in a revolutionary new way.
The £27.5 million Research, Innovation, Learning and Development (RILD) building has won a prestigious property award.
With just three days to go until the European Elections, TickBox.org.uk says voters remain undecided on which political party to support.
The latest pop up cinema event to hit Exeter involves the takeover of the University of Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum by the PUNY GODS! who specialise in showing films in unusual places.
Gardeners wanting to rid their spring flowerbeds of pesky snails can ditch the beer traps and egg shells and instead develop a strong throwing arm.
The University of Exeter has been ranked seventh in the UK in the prestigious Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014.
The world’s leading climate scientists will gather for an event to examine the future of climate change research following a major international report into the impacts, significances and implications of climate change.
A short film by a University of Exeter film student has been selected to be showcased as part of Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.
The University of Exeter is in the top ten of 123 UK universities for 2015 in the influential Complete University Guide, published yesterday.
Stephanie was an active single mum with a busy full-time job, when her life was unexpectedly derailed by a rare condition.
The University of Exeter has announced a unique collaboration that will pioneer world-leading research to boost the effectiveness and safety of vital new drugs for both patients and the environment.
One of the University of Exeter’s foremost experts in climate dynamics has been honoured with a prestigious national science award.
Professor Nina Wedell has been elected to the membership of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).
Ruby Wax will join experts and parliamentarians to launch an all party parliamentary group on mindfulness in the Houses of Parliament today.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith returned to the USA this month to meet with some of the University of Exeter’s alumni in the country and to announce plans to establish a new Foundation based in America to facilitate fundraising for the University.
Students, academics and staff from the University of Exeter and Students' Guild gathered last night to celebrate the 2014 Teaching Awards. Guests enjoyed a drinks reception in the elegant Royal Albert Memorial Museum as the winners in each of the ten award categories were announced.
If coral reef health continues to decline, reefs of the future may not be able to support the food demands and livelihoods of millions of people living in the coastal tropics, according to new research from the Universities of Exeter and Queensland.
Professor Nick Talbot of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), the premier scientific accolade in the United Kingdom.
Britain’s impending withdrawal from Afghanistan and France’s recent dispatch of troops to the troubled Central African Republic are but the latest indicators of a long-standing pattern.
It’s official (in the horned beetle world at least), females prefer courtship over competitiveness – and it doesn’t matter about the size of your mandibles either.
A national Rural Family Business Research Hub is being proposed for the West Country. The intention is to provide training, research and knowledge exchange.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that sexual conflict over mating impacts the parental care behaviour and reproductive productivity of burying beetles.
On Saturday 3 May the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus will become a hive of activity as gardening enthusiasts and families flock to explore some of the hidden gems of the 280 acre estate.
Prof Sir Steve Smith, the University’s Vice-Chancellor has been asked to join an influential new group called the Student Funding Panel which will consider the design of the current student fees and loans system in England, and make recommendations on its future development.
University of Exeter Geography students have designed a fashion ethics card game as part of a series of global events and initiatives commemorating the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory disaster.
A new study by a University of Exeter researcher has shed light on how an estimated one million-strong population of wild camels thriving in Australia’s remote outback have become reviled as pests and culled on a large scale.
University welcomed its first Houses of Parliament Open Lecture as part of Politics Department 50th anniversary
The University was delighted to welcome its first ever Houses of Parliament Open Lecture given by Dr Mari Takayanagi on the 29 April. View the lecture here.
Vice-Chancellor and President of USF to discuss international partnerships at global education conference
On May 1, the Vice-Chancellor and Dr Judy Genshaft of the University of South Florida (USF) will be taking to the floor in an interactive and engaging discussion session at Going Global, the world’s foremost education conference.
Teenage students from across the UK have been given an invaluable insight into the world-leading advances being made in the crucial field of Artificial Intelligence, during a special course hosted by the University of Exeter.
A new study has shed light on the factors likely to lead to the development of a rare condition affecting the inner ear.
At five years old, Jack Neighbour’s neonatal diabetes health complications meant he had never spoken a word, and he communicated with his family through picture cards. Yet just six weeks after a genetic test by the team at the University of Exeter meant he could switch from insulin injections to tablets, he delighted his family by uttering his first words: the simple phrase “hello, mummy”.
An online Easter egg hunt in which players act as ‘predators’ to find hidden bird eggs will help scientists better understand camouflage and its evolution.
Tackling issues of inequality in the city of Plymouth forms the basis of a new report, by the Plymouth Fairness Commission.
Exeter graduate Sajid Javid MP has been appointed the new Secretary of State for Culture.
New report confirms South West Universities huge contribution to revenue, jobs and growth in the region
A new report from Universities UK (UUK) has, for the first time, quantified the economic benefit generated by the region’s 12 Universities.
A new study into how the world’s highest flying bird, the bar-headed goose, is able to survive at extreme altitudes may have future implications for low oxygen medical conditions in humans.
Students from the University of Exeter are celebrating after winning a national competition with their innovative system which could reduce the headache of searching for a parking space, and help reduce vehicle emissions.
An ambitious project exploring the shared experiences of flood-hit and vulnerable communities in Cornwall and Kenya has been announced today, with the aim of building resilience for those affected by climate change and extreme weather events.
Medical students have teamed up with Devon women living in a homeless hostel, to get creative in a project which helps nurture confidence and compassion.
A ground-breaking initiative from the University of Exeter, the Sex and History project, is offering schools a new way to tackle difficult topics in sex education.
Researchers from the University of Exeter are investigating the effect of climate change on deltas in South Asia and Africa to understand how people will respond and adapt.
Female fruit flies with a large number of sexual partners are playing an invaluable role in preventing the extinction of males, new research has shown.
A study by independent economic analysts, Oxford Economics, confirms that the University of Exeter and Falmouth University have contributed £491 million to the economy of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly between 2002 and 2012.
Academics from Geography at the University of Exeter have played an important role in The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s most recent report.
A University of Exeter historian was invited as one of a small group of VIPs to be individually presented to the Queen at a Buckingham Palace reception in advance of the visit of the Irish President, Michael D. Higgins, in April.
Scientists have found that a simple blood test, which can read DNA, could be used to predict obesity levels in children.
Doctors routinely record blood pressure levels that are significantly higher than levels recorded by nurses, the first thorough analysis of scientific data has revealed.
A newly-built £27.5 million health education and research centre is now open, streamlining the process from discovery to patient care.
The Grand Challenges team is pleased to announce that Alastair Campbell will be speaking at the University of Exeter on Tuesday 3 June at 6pm in the Alumni Auditorium. This lecture will be the annual Andrew Stratton Convocation Lecture.
Ivor Gurney, soldier-poet and composer, is the subject of a ground breaking new documentary to be televised on Sunday 30 March as part of the BBC’s programming to mark the centenary of the First World War.
The shortlist for the Michelmores Western Morning News Property Awards 2014 has been announced and two University of Exeter buildings are shortlisted in three out of the eight categories.
Pioneering research could provide a significant boost in the vital quest to harness wave power as a viable renewable energy source for the future.
They may look battered and tired but three very special old suitcases will soon be travelling around schools and communities in Cornwall.
The Arab Spring in the Middle East failed to deliver on its early promise, BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner OBE told a packed audience at the University of Exeter.
Social scientists at the University of Exeter are working with environmental policy makers to explore public views on the future management of UK ecosystems.
New insights into the basic operation of cells has been revealed in ground-breaking research carried out at the University of Exeter using a combination of advanced live-cell imaging, molecular genetics and quantitative analysis.
New research led by the University of Exeter suggests that rising global temperatures will increase the quantity of the key greenhouse gas methane emitted from freshwater ecosystems to the Earth’s atmosphere – which could in turn lead to further warming.
The University of Exeter is launching a pivotal new programme designed to improve quantitative social science training.
A new £5.5 million facility at the Penryn Campus will provide another home for the University of Exeter Business School, Marine Renewables team, and growing Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC).
A national consultation about a pioneering scheme to provide British politicians with unparalleled access to the very latest academic research has been launched.
Science experts from the University of Exeter will showcase their pioneering research at the Houses of Parliament, as part of a prestigious national science event.
FutureLearn today announced ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) as the first professional accountancy body to sponsor massive open online courses (MOOCs) on its social learning platform for professional recognition.
The Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed alumnus Dr Dennis Gillings CBE as the first World Dementia Envoy, whose role will be to bring international experts together to tackle the disease.
Historian Dr Todd Gray has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for his voluntary services to Devon heritage.
Professor Frances Wall has been elected as the first female president of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
As part of the BBC’s WW1 centenary programmes key academics from the University of Exeter are contributing to an assortment of high profile broadcasts.
A rare and "amazing" burial discovery dating back 4,000 years has been described as the most significant find on Dartmoor: it is the subject of a new BBC2 TV programme on Sunday at 6.30pm.
The evolution of the first animals may have oxygenated the earth’s oceans – contrary to the traditional view that a rise in oxygen triggered their development.
A theoretical study led by the University of Exeter has shed new light on the conditions that lead to the evolution of spite or altruism in structured populations.
The 1950’s was a time when Britain desperately needed workers from its former colonies to regenerate its post-war economy. BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a new three part series about the tens of thousands of migrants that came to Britain from the Indian subcontinent.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith carried the vote for the opposition in the eagerly anticipated Exeter Debate on the emerging topic of potential rises to tuition fees last night.
Pond owners across Cornwall are being sought by a student at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus who is conducting research into whether two deadly frog diseases can be found in the county.
Fish exposed to increased noise levels consume less food and show more stress-related behaviour, according to new research from the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter.
Scientists have created an ingenious computer model that simulates a honey bee colony over the course of several years.
A team of students from the University of Exeter are gearing up to take part in the world’s largest student motorsport competition, to be held in July.
Messages designed to encourage parents to vaccinate their children against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) can actually have the opposite effect, new research has revealed.
One of Camborne School of Mines most distinguished experts has received a prestigious award to celebrate his career in mining.
An article co-authored by several academics from the Business School has been named in the UK’s Top 5 by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Psychologists from the University of Exeter are trialling an innovative new type of support to help relatives and friends who care for stroke survivors – with studies showing that currently one in three become depressed or suffer other mental health problems.
Science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter rank amongst the world’s best according to an influential international league table.
Hard-pressed consumers could miss out on benefits delivered by revolutionary energy smart grids unless they are clearly publicised and explained, a ground-breaking new study has said.
A new study led by the University of Exeter and Swansea University has pinpointed the changes in the brain that lead gamblers to react in the same way to near-misses as they do to winning.
New research has found that climate change is unlikely to reduce the UK’s excess winter death rate as previously thought. The study is published in the journal Nature Climate Change and debunks the widely held view that warmer winters will cut the number of deaths normally seen at the coldest time of year.
A team at the University of Exeter are contributing to the largest clinical trial of adult stem cell therapy which has started in London.
A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of marine turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries.
Diseases that are common in managed honeybee colonies are now widespread in the UK’s wild bumblebees, according to research published in Nature.
Debilitating side effects associated with prescription medication for some of today’s most common conditions could be eradicated if they mimicked the body’s natural hormone secretion cycles, a new report has said.
The recently published ‘Good Teacher Training Guide’ has rated the University of Exeter’s Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) as one of the top three university providers for teacher education in the country.
Unique research into endangered sea turtles, which will lead to a Caribbean government changing its conservation policy, has seen a student from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus recognised in a national competition.
A widespread lack of understanding of the global scale and impact of the First World War has been revealed in a new report.
The last large populations of the leatherback turtle are at risk because their migratory routes in the Atlantic Ocean overlap with the locations of industrial fisheries, a new study shows.
A pioneering new initiative designed to provide business and technical advice, expertise and support to South West companies has been launched at the University of Exeter.
The abundance of crop pests in developing countries may be greatly underestimated, posing a significant threat to some of the world’s most important food producing nations, according to research led by the University of Exeter.
A new competition, led by the University’s Research and Knowledge Transfer (RKT) team, has been launched to students and staff encouraging them to submit their ideas for new smartphone and tablet apps.
The uncertainties surrounding the long-term prospect of democracy being fully embraced by North African nations embroiled in the Arab Spring rebellions are the focus of a fascinating new book.
Restoration of peat bogs on Exmoor has resulted in a third less water leaving the moorland during heavy rainfall compared with three years ago, a new study involving the University of Exeter shows.
Top-tier business schools go head-to-head in world’s largest student competition, competing for $1 million in start-up funding to solve President Clinton’s Healthcare Challenge
Researchers in Cambridge and Exeter have discovered that jackdaws use their eyes to communicate with each other – the first time this has been shown in non-primates.
Unrequited love may be a thing of the past this Valentine’s with the help of an English literature expert from the University of Exeter.
Sailing alumni from the University of Exeter have helped the RYA British Sailing Team to an impressive medal haul at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup event in Miami, USA.
Plans to construct a new short game practice golf area at the Sports Park on Streatham campus, have been unveiled by University of Exeter Sport.
A £10 million partnership in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, which supports research with direct impact on patients' health and on improvements to the way in which NHS care is delivered, is to begin its next five year phase this month.
One of the University of Exeter’s foremost experts in climate change research has been honoured with a prestigious national science award.
A new mobile app has been launched this week to help researchers develop a better understanding of a rare condition affecting the inner ear.
Chinese New Year celebrations are getting underway for 2014, the Year of the Horse. In Chinese culture the zodiac sign of the Horse is a symbol of nobility, class, speed and perseverance.
A new site has been identified for the £10m South Devon University Technical College, which will focus on the Engineering, Water and Environmental sectors, it has been announced.
Pioneering research from University of Exeter scientists into the atmospheres of planets found beyond our own solar system could also help solve one of the greatest riddles of Earth’s past.
Innovative research by scientists at the University of Exeter into the properties of nanopaper will be explored on the BBC’s flagship magazine programme, the One Show.
Professor Stephen Eichhorn will feature on the popular show on Monday, January 27, discussing the cutting-edge variety of paper, which is made from cellulose nanofibres, and its potential uses in the modern world.
Ben Bradshaw MP got a fascinating insight into science in his constituency when he visited the University of Exeter Medical School, as part of a unique ‘pairing’ scheme run by the Royal Society – the UK national academy of science.
A celebration of the traditional connections between human lives, the seasons and the natural world form the basis of a new book by University of Exeter academic, Professor Nick Groom.
The tropical carbon cycle has become twice as sensitive to temperature variations over the past 50 years, new research has revealed.
A new study has revealed that fungi, often seen as pests, play a crucial role policing biodiversity in rainforests.
University of Exeter historian, Professor Richard Overy has been shortlisted for a new American military history prize for his book ‘The Bombing War: Europe, 1939-1945’.
The first 30 seconds of a social encounter is crucial for people with symptoms of schizophrenia for establishing contact with people, according to new research carried out at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Exeter Medical School.
Research led by a scientist from the University of Exeter has shown that Britain was home to small glaciers within the last few centuries – around 11,000 years later than previously thought.
This year’s Hutton Prize for Excellence has been awarded to Omotoniola Adeeyo, who graduated from her undergraduate degree in Law in 2013.
Polar bears and Inuit communities have become victims in the public war of words on climate change and wildlife conservation, according to researchers from Britain and Canada.
The risk of extreme versions of the El Niño weather phenomenon will double over the coming decades due to global warming, new research has shown.
A tiny bat found in the Netherlands is believed to provide the first direct evidence that British bats migrate over the sea between the UK and mainland Europe.
The University’s Winter Graduation ceremony will take place on 18 January 2014 and we are delighted to welcome Exeter alumnus Wol Kolade as our Honorary Graduate.
A psychologist who specialises in behaviour change has been named among the top 100 leading practising UK scientists, as drawn up by the Science Council.
The eastern Sahara Desert was once home to a 45,000 km2 freshwater lake similar in surface area to the largest in the world today.
Dementia research at the University of Exeter Medical School has received a boost in the form of a legacy gift of £279,933 from the late Michael Harnell.
Diabetes research led by the University of Exeter Medical School has underlined the importance of people with diabetes achieving their blood sugar goals, to reduce the risk of complications.
A working culture and longer-term approach to funding that reflects the changing landscape of heritage science is essential for delivering impactful research, a team representing several of the UK’s foremost cultural and academic institutions has found.
Attitudes toward over-indulgence, obesity and body shape were being hotly debated and used for political purposes as early as the 19th century, a new book claims.
An international team of scientists has shown that Pine Island Glacier, the largest single contributor to sea-level rise in Antarctica, has entered a period of irreversible, self-sustained retreat and is likely to increase its discharge into the ocean in comparison to the last decade.
Patients have expressed an appetite for potential cancer symptoms to be checked out much sooner than current NHS thresholds guidelines suggest, new research has revealed.
A study into deforestation in Cambodia has found that forests are better protected when villagers are given the responsibility to manage them locally.
Research Uncovered is a lecture series which brings Exeter’s world-class research to students, staff and the local community, the first of which takes place on Monday 13 January 2014.
Plans to reverse the effects of global warming by mimicking big volcanic eruptions would have a catastrophic impact on some of the most fragile ecosystems on earth, new research has shown.
Research by the University of Exeter Medical School has revealed two new genetic causes of neonatal diabetes.
Budding astronomers will be given a unique opportunity to witness the remarkable atmospheric properties of exoplanets when the BBC's hugely popular programme Stargazing Live returns for a new series this week.
Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health, finds a new study published in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology.
New research by scientists at the University of Exeter has shown that cells demonstrate remarkable flexibility and versatility when it comes to how they divide – a finding with potential links to the underlying causes of many cancers.