A new nationwide online and telephone service that helps people in the South West of England to take part in dementia research studies is now live.
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.
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.
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.
Geoff Pringle has been named as one of the most influential executive role models in the UK.
A partnership between the University of Exeter and Exeter College has resulted in a top award for local student Georgie Rand
Professor Paul Webley, the former Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter, has been awarded a CBE for Services to Higher Education in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Exeter has been ranked 16th nationally in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), taking account of the proportion of staff submitted.*
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.
Professor Michelle Ryan delivers keynote at prestigious conference on what really helps women achieve a good work/life balance.
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.
The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has welcomed Catherine Mitchell, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Exeter, to its Advisory Board.
A Biosciences researcher at the University of Exeter is one of only five UK bioscientists to be awarded £100,000 from the Leverhulme Trust.
An Exeter Geographer has contributed to an RSPB agenda-setting document, recently launched in Parliament.
Two talented sports coaches at the University of Exeter have been selected for a programme to support the creation of high quality coaching to achieve ambitious targets in the Rio Olympics
Geoff Pringle has been appointed at Chief Operating Officer for the University of Exeter.
One of the world’s largest history prizes, has shortlisted ‘The Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945’ by University of Exeter historian, Professor Richard Overy.
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.
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.
The University of Exeter’s commitment to gender equality in science disciplines has been recognised through a prestigious national award scheme.
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.
Exeter academics have secured two of seven research awards to explore the cutting edge relationships between the sciences and the arts and humanities.
A University of Exeter bioscientist is one of 43 UK scientists to be made a Royal Society University Research Fellow for 2014.
A leading professor from the University of Exeter has secured a significant international award, in recognition of his pioneering research.
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.
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.
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.
An unusual large scale experiment being led by a group of scientists at the University of Exeter investigating how fish respond to underwater noise is the subject of a new NERC Planet Earth podcast.
Researchers in Exeter and Plymouth have been brought together in an exciting new venture to defeat dementia.
A team of Computer Science experts from the University of Exeter are celebrating after being bestowed with a prestigious award at a major international conference.
Exeter academics in both the Arts and Sciences have been honoured with election to the prestigious Academia Europaea.
A world-leading climate scientist from the University of Exeter has been honoured with a prestigious national science award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Stocker Road entrance to the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus will undergo remodelling works from 21 July to 19 September 2014.
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.
The Professional Services Recognition Awards entered its fourth year, with a ceremony in Holland Hall on Friday 11 July.
Celebration is in the air as the University of Exeter prepares for Summer Graduation.
Following 14 years as University of Exeter Director of Sport, Phil Attwell has been promoted to the position of Director of Campus Services.
The University of Exeter has been shortlisted for three prestigious Green Gown Awards in recognition of best practice within higher education.
The University’s Community Liaison Officer, Rory Cunningham, has won an art award
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.
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.
Four University outlets are now serving Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark meals, with a guarantee that meals are freshly prepared, healthy, ethical and environmentally sustainable.
A team of intrepid experts are preparing to set the wheels in motion in their quest to bring maths to life for Cornish schoolchildren.
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.
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.
Early Career Researcher Dr George Littlejohn has won the Society of Experimental Biology President's Medal, for Education & Public Affairs.
The impact of weather-related disasters and how humans can prepare for climate change in the future will be discussed by a panel including Professor Katrina Brown of the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts this week.
The £27.5 million Research, Innovation, Learning and Development (RILD) building has won a prestigious property award.
All staff and students are encouraged to nominate individuals or teams for this year's Professional Services Recognition Awards.
Angela Ballatti, Chairman at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has welcomed the appointment of Professor Steve Thornton as an associate Non-Executive Director and new member of the Trust Board.
Professor Nina Wedell has been elected to the membership of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).
One of the University of Exeter’s foremost experts in climate dynamics has been honoured with a prestigious national science award.
The University of Exeter Medical School is seeking people from a wide range of backgrounds to sit on interview panels to recruit tomorrow's doctors.
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.
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.
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.
Queen’s Drive will be closed from Tuesday 22 April – Friday 25 April for partial resurfacing work. Vehicular access to the main part of the Streatham Campus will be via Stocker Road.
This year’s Paddon Award revealed the amazing quality of creativity amongst the University’s staff.
The University’s governing body, Council, has approved the appointment of Prof Nick Kaye as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) for five years from 1 Aug 2014.
The University of Exeter Medical School is delighted to welcome a new senior member of staff to preside over medical education.
On Friday 21 March, Exeter University Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Sir Steve Smith visited the Students’ Guild to shadow student Anna Collin as part of the Mirror scheme.
Dr Richard Oram and Dr Angus Jones have won prestigious awards from the national charity Diabetes UK.
A newly-built £27.5 million health education and research centre is now open, streamlining the process from discovery to patient care.
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.
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.
A major upgrade to research and learning facilities at the University’s St Luke’s Campus will soon begin, after full planning permission and internal funding were both granted.
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.
One of Camborne School of Mines most distinguished experts has received a prestigious award to celebrate his career in mining.
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 University of Exeter is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Jarman as its Director of Development & Alumni Relations.
One of the University of Exeter’s foremost experts in climate change research has been honoured with a prestigious national science award.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
Sixteen staff members have been presented with awards from the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Campus Services, at the University of Exeter, has been awarded a Good Egg Award by Compassion in World Farming in recognition of its commitment to farm animal welfare.
The University is delighted to announce the appointment of Jane Chafer as its Director of Communication and Corporate Affairs.
During a glittering ceremony last night in the Great Hall the winners of the University of Exeter Impact Awards 2013 were revealed.
Professor Katrina Wyatt, from the University of Exeter Medical School, swapped a lab coat for legislation when she visited MP Ben Bradshaw at the House of Commons for a “Week in Westminster” as part of a unique ‘pairing’ scheme run by the Royal Society – the UK’s national academy of science.
Research on flood risk and how political systems adjust to it has been recognized by the insurance industry.
Two young scholars at the University of Exeter have been recognised by the award of the highly prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prizes.
An expert in Cornish Studies has been awarded the highest mark of recognition available in Australia for their research.
It was announced last week by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) that the University had been successful in securing two new Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) in water engineering and meta-materials.
Upper lips have been looking decidedly hirsute around the University of Exeter, as students and staff came together to raise funds for charity and promote men's health.
Vice-Chancellor Sir Steve Smith led a delegation from the University of Exeter to China last week to consolidate the University’s links with three of the leading universities in China.
On Thursday 7 November Exeter’s first Power 50 list was revealed.
A medical history book focusing on the experience of illness, medicine and care in 17th century Wales has won a major European prize.
Steven Cooper, a lab assistant in the University’s Aquatic Resources Centre, was honoured for bravery at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace earlier this month.
Opened on the 5 September 2013, the Russell Seal Fitness Centre on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus is already a huge success.
Broadcaster and former BBC Crimewatch presenter Nick Ross will be delivering a lecture at the University of Exeter based on his new book: ‘Crime: how to solve it, and why so much of what we’re told is wrong.’
The University of Exeter has awarded an honorary degree to one of its most distinguished academics, Professor Tim Niblock, Emeritus Professor of Middle Eastern Politics.
Families who care for disabled children have welcomed the news that a group that specialises in childhood disability research will continue to receive funding to take it through to 2019.
The University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) and the combined departments of Biology and Geography (CLES Cornwall) at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus are delighted to announce that both departments have been awarded Athena SWAN Bronze department awards.
The first intake of Medicine students have embarked on the path to becoming a doctor at the University of Exeter Medical School.
Across the globe, cases of allergy are significantly increasing. An estimated 21 million people in the UK now suffer from an allergy, with at least one in three people affected at some time in their lives.
Dr Olivia Champion, a research scientist in Biosciences at the University of Exeter, has won the High Achiever Devon Venus Award.
The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the award of Academician on 51 leading social scientists, including Professor Anne Barlow from the University of Exeter’s Law School and Stephen Hinchliffe, Professor of Human Geography within Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences.
Universities in Lancaster, Liverpool and Exeter have joined forces with the public to produce an innovative resource to help researchers assess the impact of public involvement in research.
A new £800,000 grant from the Medical Research Council will allow scientists to connect diverse databases and probe the links between climate, environment, and human health.
For the past 18 months, the University of Exeter’s prestigious Sports Park, on Streatham Campus, has been a hive of activity.
A gas associated with the smell of rotten of eggs is now being proven to have widespread health benefits.
A prestigious education prize has been awarded to an academic from the University of Exeter for a research paper on literacy practices for children with severe learning difficulties.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has appointed an academic from the Exeter University to Chair the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC).
A partnership that supports research in Devon and Cornwall with direct benefits to patients’ health and NHS care delivery has secured £10m in funding for the next five years.
Five early career academics from the University of Exeter are celebrating receiving European Grants worth a total of €6.3 million.
Professor Dragan Savić, Head of Engineering at the University of Exeter, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), the highest honour for a UK engineer.
A life-size model gorilla, designed by third year English undergraduate student Meriel Royal from the University of Exeter, is floating into Exeter’s Quay today, Thursday 25 July as part of Paignton Zoo’s Great Gorillas Project.
The winner of the Chief of Defence Staff’s Scholarship for the University of Exeter’s MA Applied Security Strategy (MStrat) is Wing Commander Mal Craghill RAF.
Professor Vukusic is known internationally for his team’s research into biological photonics, as well as his dedication to science communication. His efforts in outreach are now being rewarded by the Council of the Royal Society.
The South West is home to world class health services research, the aim of which is to improve patient care and outcomes. It is also home to excellent clinical practitioners who have the best interests of their patients at the heart of their day-to-day working lives.
Research carried out at the University of Exeter Medical School on the monitoring of blood pressure has received the Royal College of General Practitioners Research Paper of the Year Award in the stroke category.
Transforming patient care and public health in Exeter for the better is the collective pledge of the new South West Health Innovation network.
Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou, lecturer in theology, will talk about her experience of being an academic on TV on Saturday 6 July.
Four University of Exeter students will fly to Russia next month in a bid to show the UK is the best in the world when it comes to building apps.
Dr Olivia Champion, a research scientist in Biosciences at the University of Exeter, has been nominated and shortlisted for two Venus Awards Devon: the High Achiever Award and the Employer of the Year Award.
Investigating the role of photography in scientific exploration.
In partnership with Devon Wildlife Trust, the University of Exeter is hosting two events as part of the British Ecological Society’s centenary celebrations, the Festival of Ecology.
Brock University is recognising Professor Neil Armstrong for his exceptional academic contributions to the fields of paediatric physiology and sport and health sciences by awarding him with an LLD (honoris causa).
Professor Roy Sambles is to be the new president-elect of the Institute of Physics (IOP).
Professor Nick Talbot has been elected to the membership of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).
A century ago thousands of women marched across Britain to Hyde Park in London as part of the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage.
University of Exeter Legal Services have been crowned ‘In-house Team of the Year’ at the inaugural Halsbury Legal Awards.
The winners of the 2013 Students Guild teaching awards were announced last night (2 May) in a glittering ceremony in the Great Hall.
The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has announced the appointment of two Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders from Exeter out of a total of 27 new awards.
The Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), a £30 million environmental research institute at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus was formally opened on Tuesday 23 April by more than 120 local school children.
A University of Exeter Medical School scientist has received a prestigious Industry Fellowship award, aimed at connecting Academia and Industry.
The University today announced the appointment of Jacqueline (Jacqui) Marshall as Human Resources Director. Jacqui will take up the post on 1 July.
On Monday 1 April, a team of academics and students from the University of Exeter will be pitting their wits against each other on BBC Radio 4’s lively quiz show, The 3rd Degree.
An elite team of chefs from the University of Exeter have won The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) Chefs Competition for a second year in a row.
Professor Richard Overy has been inaugurated as a new member of the prestigious European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
The University of Exeter is once again proud to be an official sponsor of Exeter’s fifth annual lesbian gay bisexual and trans (LGBT) Pride.
Scientists will investigate the role of epigenetic processes in schizophrenia, a major cause of mental illness.
The Employability and Graduate Development team has been accredited with a nationally recognised quality mark for their work supporting individuals to make learning and work more accessible.
Research which seeks to understand how the brain’s electrical behaviour is linked to dementia could pave the way for better treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Dr Stephen Jollands from the Business School has been given a Highly Commended Award in the 2012 Emerald/European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards.
Professor Mark Goodwin has been appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Exeter. He takes up his new role on 1 August and succeeds Professor Mark Overton who becomes Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.
Grants totalling more than £5 million will allow world-class researchers at the University of Exeter to push the boundaries of knowledge in ground-breaking five year projects.
Since its move to Exeter, the Met Office’s partnership with the University has made Exeter an international hub of expertise in weather and climate research, with joint projects worth over £30 million in various stages of development.
The children’s literature festival, exetreme imagination, concludes the week of half term activities with a series of storytelling and fun events for the family on Saturday 23 February around the University of Exeter’s Forum and the Northcott Theatre.
A GP‘s innovative measures to support patients with diabetes has been recognised by a prize set up in memory of one of the pioneers of health education in Devon.
January saw the selection of the University’s first public engagement champions by the Catalyst project.
The current law on child neglect is unfit for the 21st century, according to a new report by independent experts including Professor Huw Williams, of the University of Exeter.
New data visualisation from the European Centre for the Environment and Human Health, the University of Exeter and Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry is helping academics to understand the fate of pharmaceuticals in the environment.
It will be ‘fingers on buzzers’ at the University of Exeter on Wednesday 30 January as students and lecturers prepare for the arrival of BBC Radio 4’s lively quiz show, The 3rd Degree.
The Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter today announced a formal collaboration, bringing together a high concentration of research expertise and capability in the South West of England and Wales.
A £10 million investment in innovative learning, teaching and research facilities at the Cornwall Campus has been formally opened by Professor Anne Carlisle, Vice-Chancellor of Falmouth University and Professor Mark Overton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter.
A dynamic event highlighted the wide range of medical and health research involving the University of Exeter, the NHS and business partners.
A historian from the University of Exeter has won the best essay accepted for publication in Historically Speaking, an American academic journal.
New ways of making and using the wonder material graphene will be identified through pioneering work by engineers and scientists at the University of Exeter and Bath.
University of Exeter researchers are looking for young male cyclists to take part in a study investigating how our body composition is affected by the sports we practice.