Staff News

Queen's Drive closure Tuesday 22 April – Friday 25 April

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.

University Staff Scoop Paddon Prizes

This year’s Paddon Award revealed the amazing quality of creativity amongst the University’s staff.

University announces new senior appointments

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. 

New Vice Dean Education for Medical School

The University of Exeter Medical School is delighted to welcome a new senior member of staff to preside over medical education.  

Successful Mirror scheme exchange for Vice-Chancellor

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. 

Awards success for ground-breaking diabetes researchers

Dr Richard Oram and Dr Angus Jones have won prestigious awards from the national charity Diabetes UK.

Cutting-edge health innovation centre will improve patient care

A newly-built £27.5 million health education and research centre is now open, streamlining the process from discovery to patient care.

Politicians to be offered new service for tapping the latest academic research

A national consultation about a pioneering scheme to provide British politicians with unparalleled access to the very latest academic research has been launched.

University of Exeter scientists present research to Parliament

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.

Queen to honour Exeter historian with MBE

Historian Dr Todd Gray has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for his voluntary services to Devon heritage. 

CSM professor appointed first female President of Mineralogical Society

Professor Frances Wall has been elected as the first female president of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

Green light for St Luke’s refurbishment project

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 wins over audience at the Exeter Debate

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.

Mining Engineering expert receives prestigious Outstanding Service Award

One of Camborne School of Mines most distinguished experts has received a prestigious award to celebrate his career in mining.

Students and staff get 'app-y' in new competition

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.

University appoints new Director of Development & Alumni Relations

The University of Exeter is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Jarman as its Director of Development & Alumni Relations.

Exeter climate change expert wins prestigious national science award

One of the University of Exeter’s foremost experts in climate change research has been honoured with a prestigious national science award.

Gong Xi Fa Cai – Greetings for Chinese New Year

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.

From Backbench to Lab Bench at the University of Exeter

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.

Exeter historian shortlisted for new US military history prize

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’.

Exeter scientist named in top 100

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.

Management awards for sixteen staff

Sixteen staff members have been presented with awards from the Institute of Leadership and Management. 

We've cracked it - University wins Good Egg Award

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. 

University appoints new Director of Communication and Corporate Affairs

The University is delighted to announce the appointment of Jane Chafer as its Director of Communication and Corporate Affairs.

Exeter research celebrated in Impact Awards

During a glittering ceremony last night in the Great Hall the winners of the University of Exeter Impact Awards 2013 were revealed.

From Lab Bench to Backbench

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.

Prize in Science of Risk competition

Research on flood risk and how political systems adjust to it has been recognized by the insurance industry.

Exeter researchers recognised as rising stars of research by Leverhulme Awards

Two young scholars at the University of Exeter have been recognised by the award of the highly prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prizes. 

International recognition for Cornish research

An expert in Cornish Studies has been awarded the highest mark of recognition available in Australia for their research. 

University celebrates funding 'clean sweep'

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.

More Mo's, More Money

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. 

South West by South East - Exeter strengthens links with China

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. 

Vice-Chancellor recognised amongst Exeter's Power 50

On Thursday 7 November Exeter’s first Power 50 list was revealed.

Welsh medical history research wins European book award

A medical history book focusing on the experience of illness, medicine and care in 17th century Wales has won a major European prize.

Buckingham Palace award for Steve’s sea rescue

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.

Russell Seal Fitness Centre a huge success

Opened on the 5 September 2013, the Russell Seal Fitness Centre on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus is already a huge success.

Nick Ross open lecture on crime – all welcome

Broadcaster and former BBC Crimewatch presenter Nick Ross will be delivering a lecture at the University of Exeter based on his new book: ‘Crime: how to solve it, and why so much of what we’re told is wrong.’

A myriad of praise for Middle East expert at Honorary Graduate ceremony

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. 

Childhood disability research funded for six more years

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.

University recognised for positive progress on gender equality

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.

Medical School welcomes first Medicine students

The first intake of Medicine students have embarked on the path to becoming a doctor at the University of Exeter Medical School.

Devon Allergy Conference aims to improve diagnosis and treatment

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.

Research scientist wins High Achiever Award for working women

Dr Olivia Champion, a research scientist in Biosciences at the University of Exeter, has won the High Achiever Devon Venus Award. 

Exeter social scientists honoured by Academy

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.

Public involvement in research: Getting the measure of success

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.

 

Health and environment data to be linked for the first time

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.

Russell Seal Fitness Centre open for business

For the past 18 months, the University of Exeter’s prestigious Sports Park, on Streatham Campus, has been a hive of activity.

International experts to explore new “wonderdrug” at conference

A gas associated with the smell of rotten of eggs is now being proven to have widespread health benefits.

Exeter academic wins Research in Literacy Education Award

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.

Defra appoints academic to oversee flood risks in South West

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). 

£10 Million Boost to South West Health Research

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.

€6.3m European Research Council success for Exeter five

Five early career academics from the University of Exeter are celebrating receiving European Grants worth a total of €6.3 million.

Exeter engineer elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering for 2013

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. 

Gorilla Flotilla hits Exeter

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.

High flying RAF professional wins major scholarship

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 Peter Vukusic awarded 2013 Royal Society Kohn Award

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.

Event Links Research to Clinical Practice and Patient Care for Allied Health Professionals

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.

Blood pressure research wins National Prize

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.

New South West Health Innovation network aims to improve region's healthcare

Transforming patient care and public health in Exeter for the better is the collective pledge of the new South West Health Innovation network.

Sensational scholars? Academics on TV

Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou, lecturer in theology, will talk about her experience of being an academic on TV on Saturday 6 July.

Exeter students now in running for world app prize

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.

Exeter scientist reaches semi finals of two Venus Awards that celebrate working Devon women

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. 

New book explores relationship between photography, exploration, science and culture

Investigating the role of photography in scientific exploration.

University and Devon Wildlife Trust team up to celebrate the Festival of Ecology

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.

Exeter academic and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor honoured by Brock University in Canada

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).

University of Exeter professor named Institute of Physics president-elect

Professor Roy Sambles is to be the new president-elect of the Institute of Physics (IOP). 

Molecular genetics researcher receives European honour

Professor Nick Talbot has been elected to the membership of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

From suffragettes to Margaret Thatcher and beyond

A century ago thousands of women marched across Britain to Hyde Park in London as part of the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage. 

National recognition for legal team

University of Exeter Legal Services have been crowned ‘In-house Team of the Year’ at the inaugural Halsbury Legal Awards.

2013 Students Guild teaching awards – winners announced

The winners of the 2013 Students Guild teaching awards were announced last night (2 May) in a glittering ceremony in the Great Hall.

Two Exeter academics appointed Wolfson Research Merit Award holders

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.

Opening of Environment and Sustainability Institute inspires next generation of researchers

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. 

Award will link business with academia

A University of Exeter Medical School scientist has received a prestigious Industry Fellowship award, aimed at connecting Academia and Industry.

University announces new HR Director

The University today announced the appointment of Jacqueline (Jacqui) Marshall as Human Resources Director. Jacqui will take up the post on 1 July.

Listen up! Exeter on form in BBC Radio 4 quiz

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.

University chefs win gold for second year in a row

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.

Historian selected to join major European think-tank

Professor Richard Overy has been inaugurated as a new member of the prestigious European Academy of Sciences and Arts.  

University celebrates Exeter Pride

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.

£1 million to investigate epigenetic factors in schizophrenia

Scientists will investigate the role of epigenetic processes in schizophrenia, a major cause of mental illness.

EGD team recognised for outstanding service

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.

Brain study seeks answers on dementia

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.

Business School lecturer highly commended by leading academic publisher

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.

Exeter appoints new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

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.

£5 million to expand knowledge on human health, life and space

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.

Combined expertise creates a hub of weather and climate excellence in Exeter

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.

Forum family festival on campus

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.

Memorial prize recognises GP's diabetes innovation

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.

First public engagement champions selected

January saw the selection of the University’s first public engagement champions by the Catalyst project.

Exeter academic calls for change to 80-year-old child neglect law

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.

Illustrating the fate of pharmaceuticals

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.

BBC quiz show recording at University

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.

South West research-intensive universities form grouping to bring together research strengths

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.

£10 million, teaching and research facility opens at the Cornwall Campus

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.

Health and medicine showcase hailed a success

A dynamic event highlighted the wide range of medical and health research involving the University of Exeter, the NHS and business partners.

Exeter historian awarded American history prize

A historian from the University of Exeter has won the best essay accepted for publication in Historically Speaking, an American academic journal.

£1.1 million will help develop products from super-material

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.