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Exeter professor conferred as Honorary Fellow of Institute of Physics

Professor Roy Sambles has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics – the highest honour the organisation can confer.

Top climate scientist on summer festival line-ups

Climate science is on the bill alongside acts like the Manic Street Preachers at this year's Beautiful Days festival.

Academic Promotions August 2018

Congratulations to our academic colleagues below who have recently achieved promotion. 

Exeter researchers raise thousands for Alzheimer’s Society in mammoth bike challenge

Two researchers at the University of Exeter have pedalled a whopping 460 km from London to Paris, raising thousands of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society in a gruelling four-day challenge.

Professor Tia DeNora elected to prestigious British Academy fellowship

A University of Exeter expert has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious British Academy for her research on the therapeutic value of music making.

History of medicine expert receives prestigious Royal Society medal

A University of Exeter expert in the history of medicine has been honoured by the Royal Society

Leading climate scientist wins prestigious award

A leading climate scientist has received a prestigious international award

University of Exeter authors honoured by Royal Society of Literature

Two University of Exeter authors have been named by the prestigious Royal Society of Literature

Professor boosts dementia expertise at Exeter

A professor who is an expert in older people's medicine has further bolstered Exeter's research expertise in dementia

Awards for Professional Services team

The University’s annual Professional Services Recognition Awards took place at a glittering gala dinner on Streatham Campus on Friday 22 June.  Two hundred colleagues from across our campuses were there on the night, and saw ten well-deserved winners pick up their prizes.

University of Exeter academic honoured for research shaping new national data on police use of force

A University of Exeter expert’s work on a new national reporting system on the use of force for all 43 police forces in England and Wales has earned her a major award.

Exeter Cyber Law Experts in the Spotlight in Estonia

Exeter Law School is cementing its position as a global thought leader in international cyber law. Between 21 May and 1 June 2018, two members of the faculty travelled to Tallinn, Estonia, to take part in an annual gathering of global cyber experts in the fields of technology, strategy, policy, and law.

St Luke’s Chaplaincy celebrates Joyfest with random acts of kindness

Churches across Exeter, including the Chapel of St Luke’s, are spreading summer cheer during Joyfest this week by carrying out random acts of kindness for members of the public, students and staff.

Pioneering genomics researcher recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

An Exeter clinical scientist who has helped to transform the lives of thousands of patients worldwide has been recognised by the Queen in her latest Birthday Honours.   

Professor wins environment award

Professor Richard Brazier has won the Pride of Devon Environment award for his work

Exeter researchers on final funding push for mammoth 350 mile charity cycle

Two researchers from the University of Exeter are gearing up to reach their funding goal for dementia research.

Awards celebrate our Professional Services achievements

After receiving more than 260 nominations we are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2018 Professional Services Recognition Awards.

Exeter academic to lead new journal

A University of Exeter academic will lead a new international journal published by the British Ecological Society.

Critical role parrotfish play in coral reef island building shown in stunning new documentary

The pivotal role that parrotfish play in building and maintaining coral reef islands, unearthed by experts at the University of Exeter

World-class professor takes lead role at Medical School

A world-leading expert in the economics of health is joining the University of Exeter Medical School’s senior team.

Academic Promotions May 2018

Congratulations to our academic colleagues below who have recently achieved promotion. 

Pioneering new Renewable Energy facility opens on Penryn Campus

A pioneering new renewable energy teaching and research centre has officially opened on the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

Guardian award for policy-changing research on microplastic pollution

Research that revealed the devastating impact that microplastic pollution could have on the health of humans and wildlife has won a Guardian University Award.

Exeter social scientists honoured by Academy

Three leading social scientists from the University of Exeter have been bestowed with a prestigious Fellowship from the Academy of Social Sciences.

Pub-goers invited to raise a pint to science in Exeter

Experts from the University of Exeter will bring their research out of the laboratory and into city watering holes, as the world’s largest festival of public science talks arrive in Exeter.

Exeter University launches trail-blazing maternity scheme: six months leave on full pay from first day at work

New mums at the University of Exeter will be entitled to six months maternity leave on full pay from the day they start work in one of the most generous parental leave packages in the public sector.

Exeter professor honoured by Chinese university

A leading Exeter academic has been appointed as Honorary Professor at Tianjin University in China.

Exeter Northcott Theatre executive and artistic director Paul Jepson to step down when successor recruited

The revitalised Exeter Northcott Theatre is advertising for a permanent Artistic and Executive Director.

Five Exeter academics awarded British Academy funding

Five University of Exeter academics have been awarded prestigious funding from the British Academy, the national body for the humanities and social sciences.

St Luke’s bids farewell to famous cat

Around 60 people gathered to bid farewell to a much-loved cat who was among the most famous in Exeter.

Professor Isabelle Baraffe appointed to Science and Technology Facilities Council

Professor Isabelle Baraffe has been appointed as a new member of the Science and Technology Facilities Council, it has been confirmed.

Exeter gets two Entrepreneurs in Residence

The University of Exeter now has two Entrepreneurs in Residence, appointed as part of a new Royal Society scheme.

Exeter to train more of Tomorrow’s Doctors

The Government has granted permission for the University of Exeter Medical School to train an additional 88 Medicine students each year, in a major boost to the South West.

All-female crew to sail Pacific on plastics research mission

An all-female crew including sailors, scientists and film-makers will cross the north Pacific later this year to study plastic pollution.

Exeter PhD student to attend prestigious Nobel meeting

A PhD student from the University of Exeter has been invited to attend a prestigious worldwide event.

World-leading microbiologist appointed as Exeter’s new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact)

One of the world’s foremost microbiologists has been appointed as Exeter's new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact).

Celebrating International Women’s Day

There is no shortage of inspirational and high-achieving women working here at Exeter - including award-winning scientists, one of the army’s first helicopter pilots and a chef who has cooked for the Queen.

Medical School wins General Medical Council accreditation

The Medical School passed its “health check” from the General Medical Council (GMC) with flying colours, when it officially registered the undergraduate Medicine programme.

Genomic Medicine extension for Exeter

The University of Exeter Medical School has received additional funding from Health Education England (HEE) to extend its MSc Genomic Medicine programme, as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Exeter researcher awarded honorary doctorate

A University of Exeter researcher will receive an honorary doctorate from a leading Dutch university.

Apprenticeship awards for University of Exeter

Apprenticeships at the University of Exeter have been boosted by two prizes at the Exeter College Apprentice and Employer Awards.

Lecturer from Camborne School of Mines secures prestigious award

Dr Hannah Hughes, a Lecturer in Exploration and Mining Geology, has been awarded the William Smith Fund for 2018 from the Geological Society of London.

Exeter researcher running Bath Half to beat diabetes

A researcher from Exeter will be pounding the pavements in the Bath Half Marathon in aid of Diabetes UK, the charity that funds her work.

Exeter’s world diabetes expert awarded CBE

A world-leading diabetes expert today received his CBE for his work in revolutionising global diagnosis and treatment.

Exeter academics co-author four of BJGP’s top ten most read articles

Four of the British Journal for General Practice (BJGP)’s top ten papers of 2017 were co-authored by University of Exeter Medical School academics.

Staff giving supports two local students

Two local students have been supported in their studies thanks to University of Exeter staff.

Exeter climbs in national ranking of best employers for LGBT staff

Exeter has been named as one of the top-200 best employers in Britain for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff.

Complete the staff travel survey for a chance to win £100 in Amazon vouchers

Complete the annual staff travel survey for a chance to win £100 in Amazon vouchers.

“Inspirational” activity leader wins community award for free exercise group

A community-minded sports officer at the University of Exeter has won an award for setting up a free fitness session in a city park.

Boost for green research at Exeter

Sustainable seafood and electric cars are among the eco-friendly industries that will be the focus of new research at the University of Exeter.

Tudor Royal Court brought to life thanks to Exeter historian

A University of Exeter expert has helped to bring the world of the Tudor court to life for television viewers around the world.

Estonia awards medal to Exeter professor

A University of Exeter professor has received a medal from the President of Estonia for his work on cyber security.

Scientist joins MP for week in Westminster

A top scientist is swapping labs for lobbies as he spends a week in Westminster.

University of Exeter appoints Director of Campus Infrastructure and Operational Support Services

The University of Exeter has appointed Craig Nowell as Director of Campus Infrastructure and Operational Support Services.  He will join the University in March 2018.

Exeter Clinical Trials Unit receives national registration

The future of high quality health research in Exeter and the South West has been boosted by announcement of the national registration of the Exeter Clinical Trials Unit.

University of Exeter researchers among world’s ‘most influential scientific minds’, says new ranking

Leading academics from the University of Exeter – including an authority on plastics pollution – are among the world’s most “influential scientific minds”, according to a new ranking.

University of Exeter injects £1.1 billion into economy, generating 11,000 South West jobs

The University of Exeter injects more than £1.17bn into the economy and generates almost 11,000 jobs in the South West, a major new study has revealed.

Exeter Professor wins international award for psychiatric genetics research

A genetics researcher has won a prestigious award from the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG) for his work on diseases that affect the brain.

Public invited to interactive talk on dementia in Exeter

Members of the public are being invited to an interactive talk, to hear more about the personal experiences of those living with dementia, and the portrayal of the condition in the media.

Experts advise government on 25-year environment plan

Degradation of the natural environment has to be reversed partly because it underpins economic growth and social wellbeing, experts say.

Creator of Exeter hip dies

A surgeon who played an integral role in creating an artificial implant that revolutionised hip replacements worldwide has died.

Monkey island research station battered by Hurricane Maria

Researchers are working to restore a Puerto Rican research station and its nearby community following damage caused by Hurricane Maria.

Public health academics win medical book prize

An academic at the University of Exeter Medical School is among a trio of authors to win a prestigious book prize.

OPERA consortium receives Yoshio Masuda prize

The H2020 OPERA project has received the Yoshio Masuda prize.

University gardener honoured by Queen will be sorely missed

Tributes have been paid to well-loved and highly respected former University of Exeter gardener Gordon Newton MBE, who has passed away at the age of 71.

3,000 turn out for Science in the Square

More than 3,000 people joined scientists from the University of Exeter for a fun-filled day in Falmouth last week.

£3,300 charity donations make a real difference

Colleagues raised £3,306 for four charities in last year's Employee Engagement Survey

Dementia researchers raise thousands for Alzheimer’s Society in epic bike challenge

Five researchers at the University of Exeter have pedalled from London to Paris, raising thousands of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society.

Dementia researchers gear up for epic cycle challenge

A group of dedicated and intrepid dementia researchers are gearing up to cycle 350 miles to raise £12,000 for Alzheimer’s Society

Medical School launches Exeter Expert Series in Genomics

The University of Exeter Medical School will launch the first course in its Expert Series in Genomics this Autumn 2017.

Rising stars of research at Exeter receive MRC fellowships

Prestigious fellowships from the Medical Research Council (MRC) will help nurture the next generation of research excellence at the University of Exeter.

Exeter historian scoops book of the year award

University of Exeter academic Dr Levi Roach has won a prestigious prize for his biography of Æthelred the Unready.

Ape expert joins War for the Planet of the Apes Q&A

A real-life primate expert joined stars of new film War for the Planet of the Apes for a Q&A with journalists.

Prize for ‘outstanding’ University of Exeter ecologist

A University of Exeter ecologist has won a prestigious prize for his outstanding achievements. 

A night of celebration for our Professional Services

The winners of this year's Professional Services Recognition Awards have been announced. 

Two Exeter diabetes researchers recognised as “Rising Stars”

Two researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School have been recognised as rising stars in diabetes research.

Top scientist to talk climate change at Glastonbury

Glastonbury festivalgoers can look forward to a heady mix of Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry – and a lesson on climate change from a top scientist.

‘BEEHAVE’ project wins innovation award

A project which helps protect bees has won the 2017 BBSRC Innovator of the Year award for Social Impact.  

Exeter’s world diabetes expert awarded CBE

A world-leading diabetes expert has been awarded the CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for his work in revolutionising global diagnosis and treatment.

Celebrating our Professional Service achievements

Thursday 22 June is the biggest night of the year for the University’s Professional Services.  

Exeter engineering expert secures prestigious international award

A materials scientist from the University of Exeter has been bestowed with a prestigious international award.

Exeter retains strong position in influential league table

The University of Exeter has retained its strong position in the QS World University Rankings.

Walk-in camera obscura and giant pop-up book part of family fun at the University of Exeter

Children can enjoy exploring a walk-in camera obscura and a giant pop-up book at a free family day at the University of Exeter.

Technician Commitment launched

The University of Exeter has joined more than 35 research institutions from across the UK to back a pledge to support their technicians.

Professor William Harvey awarded Urwick Prize 2017

The Urwick Prize for 2017 was awarded by the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants at their Education Supper held at Armourers Hall on 6 June.

Five ways people can act on dementia

Five ways people can act on dementia, backed by research

Exeter secures respected university HR award

The University of Exeter has received a prestigious award in recognition of one of its most innovative and forward-thinking HR initiatives.

‘Awful’ runners take on 120-mile challenge

Two “awful” runners are taking on a 120-mile run to raise money for charity.

Professor Kei Miller nominated for prestigious literary prizes around the world

A novel by University of Exeter Professor in Creative Writing, Kei Miller, has been nominated for prestigious literary prizes around the world.

Top psychologist wins award

A psychologist who specialises in topics including leadership and motivation has won an award from the British Psychological Society. 

Top 10 status for Exeter subjects in latest Guardian league table

The University of Exeter’s teaching excellence across a wide range of subjects has been acclaimed in the latest national league table rankings.

Vice-President of Royal Society visits University of Exeter

One of the UK’s leading scientists has praised the “energy, commitment and enthusiasm” of researchers at the University of Exeter, during a special visit.

Pint of Science Exeter to take local science breakthroughs to city pubs

Experts from the University of Exeter and the Met Office will bring their research out of the laboratory and into city watering holes, as the world's largest festival of public science talks arrives in Exeter.

Academic Promotions May 2017

Congratulations to our academic colleagues who have recently achieved promotion. 

Teaching excellence recognised in latest awards

Top academics at the University of Exeter have been recognised by students for their teaching excellence, at an annual awards ceremony.

Environment and Sustainability Institute appoints new Director

Professor Juliet Osborne has been appointed as the new Director of the University of Exeter’s flagship Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI).

Tributes paid to former University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor Sir Geoffrey Holland

Tributes have been paid to the former University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor Sir Geoffrey Holland, who has died aged 78.

Queen’s honours for outstanding academics

The Provost of the University of Exeter received her CBE this week after being recognised for services to higher education in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.

University of Exeter Supports TEDxExeter and Inspiring Ideas

Inspiring ideas, which aim to turn hope into action, will be at the centre of a publicly-accessible event this month at TEDxExeter, sponsored by the University of Exeter.

Secrets of Powderham Castle - including Earl’s ancestor buried with Henry V - revealed in new exhibition

Family secrets uncovered by the new Earl of Devon – including an ancestor so close to Henry V that the King had him buried in his Royal tomb in Westminster Abbey – are revealed in an exhibition at Powderham Castle.

Global dementia expert gives first lecture as head of Exeter Medical School

World-leading dementia expert Professor Clive Ballard will deliver his first lecture since joining the University of Exeter.

Stunning image of storm waves crashing against lighthouse wins critical acclaim

A stunning photograph offering a bird’s eye view of waves crashing against the craggy rocks housing a remote lighthouse has received critical acclaim.

Exeter Bioscientist on exclusive list of top 50 entrepreneurs honoured at House of Commons

A Biosciences expert from the University of Exeter is celebrating after being honoured as one of an exclusive group of leading entrepreneurs, at a special ceremony at the House of Commons.

Professor Andrew Thompson appointed Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council

Professor Andrew Thompson has been appointed Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) following a term as interim chief, Science Minister Jo Johnson has confirmed.

University of Exeter expert working to reform tax collection in Greece

A University of Exeter expert has been appointed to help the Greek authorities make the tax collection system more efficient and enhance tax compliance.