Staff News

Professor Janice Kay Awarded CBE

The University of Exeter’s Provost, Professor Janice Kay, has been awarded a CBE for her services to higher education in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.

MBE for inspiring physiotherapist and researcher

A Senior Research Fellow and physiotherapist at the University of Exeter Medical School has been honoured with an MBE in the New Year 2017 Honours List.

CBE for environment and health research pioneer

A professor who was one of the first in the country to investigate the links between the environment and human health has been awarded a CBE for his work.

Exeter announces sponsorship of Cornwall School Games

The University of Exeter is to sponsor the Cornwall School Games for the next three years to enable more young people to be inspired by PE and school sport.

Exeter Provost takes pivotal role on Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel

Professor Janice Kay has been appointed to the key role of Deputy Chair of the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel, it has been announced.

Exeter research wins Elsevier Atlas prize

A University of Exeter research paper on using mobile phones to manage disease outbreaks has won a prestigious prize.

Exeter professor wins prestigious medal for international medical education service

An expert in medical education has been awarded the prestigious President’s International Medal.

Exeter academic wins teaching award

A University of Exeter academic has won a prestigious teaching award from the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

More than £3,300 raised for charity by engaged University staff

Staff at the University have raised an impressive £3,306 to be split between four charities by completing their Employee Engagement Survey.  

Exeter achieves first class award in sustainability league

The University of Exeter has been awarded a first-class score for environmental and ethical performance in the People & Planet 2016 university league table.

World-leading Ocean Energy Professor receives prestigious international scholarship

One of the world’s leading Renewable Energy experts has received a prestigious international award, in recognition to his ground-breaking research into ocean energy and technology.

Students and staff recognised in Medical School awards

Outstanding students and staff based in Exeter and Truro have been recognised for their commitment and academic excellence at the University of Exeter Medical School’s annual Prizes and Awards ceremony.

Universities unite with industry to foster next generation researchers

The University of Exeter is part of a newly awarded £19 million doctorial training partnership programme with industry leaders.

Stories of hope and fear from Syria on display at the University of Exeter

Powerful art and artefacts from Syria and the chance to hear from a doctor detained by the Assad regime are part of a series of events at the University of Exeter.

Exeter professor appointed to influential global research advisory group

A world-leading social scientist from the University of Exeter has been appointed to an influential global research group, designed to pioneer new ways to tackle some of today’s greatest challenges.

Employee Engagement Survey raises ££££s for charity

More than £2,000 has been raised for charity in the first week of the University of Exeter’s Employee Engagement Survey.  The survey is open from 7 to 28 November with £1 donated for each completed survey.  

New report recommends measures to improve dementia care

Enabling people with dementia to maintain control of the decisions surrounding their care is key to avoiding isolation, according to a new report by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Microplastics’ Impact on Human Health Needs “Urgent Research,” says leading expert

One of the world’s foremost marine pollution experts has welcomed today’s (Monday) announcement that there will be a Government review into the impact of microplastics on human health.

The Prince of Wales praises work of University of Exeter farming experts

The Prince of Wales has praised the work of University of Exeter experts to help support small family farms.

Trouble Down Below? - Exeter expert offers insight into Cornish underground hazards

A fascinating insight in to the potentially dangerous underground hazards commonly found at development sites across much of Cornwall will be presented at a special seminar.

Olympic champion Sally Gunnell opens £4 million sports centre in Penryn

Olympic gold medal winner Sally Gunnell OBE has officially opened a £4 million new sports facility at the Penryn Campus.

New Medical School Pro-Vice Chancellor now in post

Globally-renowned dementia and ageing expert Professor Clive Ballard is now in post as the new Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter Medical School.

NHS England boss delivers Exeter Lecture

Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, has delivered the latest in the University of Exeter’s ‘Exeter Lecture’ series. 

Exeter Professor appointed as environmental charity board trustee

Professor David Butler, Director of the internationally-leading Centre for Water Systems, has been appointed as a trustee of a vital South West environmental charity.

City event to celebrate Exeter's history following fire

Exeter residents will gather to celebrate the city’s historic buildings which still stand despite the recent devastating fire at an event this weekend.

It’s pumpkin season at the Exeter Community Garden

Students, staff, alumni and local residents have been working together to grow and harvest a pumpkin patch, just in time for Halloween.

Celebrate Diwali at the University of Exeter

Fireworks, henna tattoos and delicious food are among the fun activities on offer at the University of Exeter’s annual Diwali celebrations this month.

University key catalyst of economic growth, says Exeter Chancellor

Universities will be the "powerhouses" of economic growth in the South West, predicted Lord Myners, Chancellor of Exeter University at a business summit on Friday.

Prestigious prize enables scholar to tell the story of English Romanticism

A University of Exeter academic has won a prestigious prize which will allow her to write a major cultural history of the emergence of English Romanticism.

Four charities to benefit from staff survey donations

Four charities will receive donations when the Employee Engagement Survey opens from 7-28 November.  

University pedals to victory in national cycle challenge

Intrepid staff from the University of Exeter have pedal-powered their way to victory in a national competition designed to encourage people to cycle, whether that be for fun, exercise or to work.

Exeter hosts first European medical assessment conference

Experts in medical education from across the world will gather in Exeter this month, to discuss how to ensure assessments in training produce safe, responsible doctors.

Exeter scientists awarded prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowships

Three outstanding early-career scientists from the University of Exeter have been bestowed with prestigious fellowships from the Royal Society.

Exeter Provost appointed to prestigious Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel

Professor Janice Kay, Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter, has been appointed to the high-level Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel.

Exeter maintains strong position in influential world ranking

The University of Exeter has maintained its strong position inside the top 200 universities worldwide, in the latest influential international league table.

Exeter professor awarded prestigious diabetes prize

A world-leading diabetes expert at the University of Exeter Medical School has won a top international Diabetes prize in recognition of his research and its worldwide impact on patient care.

University of Exeter part of Penryn Town Fair celebrations

Academics and other University of Exeter staff helped to celebrate the Penryn 800 Town Fair at the August bank holiday weekend

Charity donates £10,000 to support Exeter medical students’ training

A charity has made a generous donation of £10,000 to support Medicine students at the University of Exeter Medical School in essential specialised training.

Rural policy expert appointed as Government advisor

University of Exeter rural policy expert Professor Michael Winter OBE has been appointed as a Government advisor to help protect England’s natural environment.

University of Exeter welcomes call for ban on microbeads in cosmetics

A University of Exeter academic has welcomed calls from MPs for a ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetics because of the marine pollution they are causing.

World-leading international law expert takes up post at Exeter Law School

Exeter Law School is delighted to announce that Professor Michael N. Schmitt has joined the School on a full-time basis.

Exeter professor honoured for world-class fish research

A University of Exeter marine biologist has won a prestigious award for his world-class work in the field of fish ecology.

Cornish children get hands-on with academia at Science in the Square

Children will ponder global scientific questions alongside some of the best researchers in the country at a free, interactive event in Cornwall.

University of Exeter expert helps bring online courts one step nearer to reality

New online courts for civil cases designed to help make the justice system more user-friendly could be introduced, thanks in part to the work of a University of Exeter academic.

New Zealand Physics President returns to his Exeter roots

The President of the New Zealand Institute of Physics returned to his academic roots in Exeter to forge a new collaboration with his UK counterpart - a University of Exeter physics professor.

University of Exeter expert helps bring online courts one step nearer to reality

New online courts for civil cases designed to help make the justice system more user-friendly could be introduced, thanks in part to the work of a University of Exeter academic.

Expert on political crisis wins top psychology award

An expert on the psychology of political crisis is to receive this year’s Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge from the British Psychological Society.

World’s largest behavioural ecology conference comes to Exeter

The University of Exeter will host global research leaders in the field of behavioural ecology on July 28 to August 3.

Fiction writer lives among Eden Project Biomes

A University of Exeter novelist and short story writer recently spent time at the Eden Project as the attraction’s Eden-Exeter Writing Fellowship.

Words of soldiers set to music to mark First World War Centenary

A new work which sets the words of World War I soldiers to music to commemorate the centenary of the conflict is to receive its world première at a prestigious music festival.

Solar energy professor wins top Indian community accolade

A University of Exeter professor and solar energy expert has been honoured for his services to education.

Advice for those affected by the situation in Turkey

In light of developments in Turkey, the University is advising all staff, students and partners to follow Government advice.

Two Exeter campuses named as some of the best in the country

The Green Flag will fly over the Exeter campuses for the 6th year in a row as they are named amongst the best parks and green spaces.

Graduation welcomes new Chancellor and honours Jeremy Paxman

Newsnight legend Jeremy Paxman is among a number of venerable figures to receive honorary awards at the Exeter’s graduation ceremony.

Exeter researchers to hold free dementia information day

Scientists in Exeter are inviting the public to a free meeting on Wednesday 6 July to discuss current dementia research.

International award for excellence in health technology assessment research

Researchers at the Medical School have won a prestigious international award for outstanding research in health technology assessment.  

Exeter teams shortlisted for Nursing Times Awards

Two Exeter teams have been shortlisted for the prestigious Nursing Times Awards.

Success of first Professional Service Leadership Team Conference

On 30 June, we ran our first internal Professional Service Leadership Team Conference at the St Luke’s Campus.

Exeter expert delivers talk to UN on ocean plastic pollution

A marine pollution expert from the University of Exeter has given a high level presentation at the United Nations headquarters.

Exeter physicist wins prestigious award for experimental research

A University of Exeter lecturer has been honoured with a medal and prize for his outstanding contribution to experimental Physics.

South West celebrates 100,000 Genomes Project

Families affected by rare conditions or cancer across the South West are having their genomes sequenced as part of a national research bid. 

University expert wins prestigious literary prize

A University of Exeter expert who brought to life the unusual romance between politician Benjamin Disraeli and his wife has won a prestigious literary prize for her work.

Exeter researcher shortlisted for prominent ESRC prize

A University of Exeter geographer has been nominated for a prestigious national award that celebrates research that makes a difference to society. 

University of Exeter researchers offer local clubs and societies £1,000 team challenge

Researchers at the University of Exeter are inviting groups of people from across Cornwall to take part in a fun experiment.

Renewable energy expert to take part in key discussion at Houses of Parliament

A University of Exeter expert will take part in a round-table discussion at the Houses of Parliament.

Last call for commuters to help steer traffic congestion project

Researchers at the University of Exeter who are working on an initiative to curb traffic congestion are issuing a final call for help from commuters.

Flamingo researcher wins top award

A zoo biologist from the University of Exeter has won a prestigious gold award for his research into flamingo friendships.

Patient-Initiated Clinic project wins at Health Service Journal Awards

Medical School staff were involved in PenCLAHRC’s Patient-Initiated Clinic (PIC) project team.

Business School appoints new Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean

Professor David Bruce Allen has been appointed as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean at the University of Exeter Business School.

University to chair EU referendum discussions

Experts from the University of Exeter are to host a special two-part discussion series about whether the UK should stay or leave the European Union.

Women scientists bring their subject to life on Exeter streets

Female academics from the University of Exeter, the Met Office and beyond will tackle some of the world’s biggest questions in a fun and engaging way when Soapbox Science hits the streets of Exeter.

Exeter launches Extreme Medicine Masters programme

Masters programme to equip healthcare professionals to practise medicine in the world’s most remote and challenging environments has been launched.

Medical School researchers recognised among UK’s best

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has recognised another researcher at the University of Exeter Medical School.

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.

Exeter teams celebrate success at the British Medical Journal Awards

Two Exeter teams have been recognised for excellence in healthcare and research at the coveted British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards in London on 5th May.

Exeter marine plastics expert to advise parliamentary select committee

A University of Exeter expert on marine pollution will be giving advice to a cross-party committee of MPs at the Palace of Westminster in London today (Monday).

Surfers against Sewage chief opens celebratory public lecture series

The head of leading marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage, Hugo Tagholm, will be delivering a public lecture at the University of Exeter Medical School.

Dementia researchers tell their story on BBC’s Horizon

Researchers from the University of Exeter will appear on BBC Two’s flagship science strand Horizon this week.

Academics celebrated in annual student awards

The University of Exeter’s best lecturers were recognised by students at an annual celebratory awards ceremony.

Residents invited to join Exeter archaeologists in unearthing Devon's past

Budding archaeologists will have the opportunity to help unearth Devon's Roman past on a University of Exeter excavation this summer.

Pioneering spin-out company secures major investment

A pioneering Bioscience spin-out company founded by experts from the University of Exeter has secured a major investment to help develop the business.

£100,000 grants for two medical research leaders of the future

Two talented researchers from the University of Exeter have each been awarded £100k to further their work.

Researcher gives evidence on young adult offenders in wake of deaths

A neuropsychologist from the University of Exeter called for better treatment of young adults when giving evidence to an influential parliamentary inquiry yesterday.

Outstanding diabetes research team awarded four times over

The world leading Exeter team that research diabetes diagnosis and treatment has ratcheted up a string of prestigious international awards.

Ethiopian medical conference celebrates Exeter link

The University of Exeter Medical School is co-hosting an international knowledge-sharing conference with its partner in Ethiopia on April 15.

Exeter-Eden garden exhibit opens

An exciting research initiative culminates at the Eden Project this week, with the opening of a new exhibit in the attraction’s outdoor gardens.

University rugby team scoops national title

The University of Exeter Men’s rugby team is officially the best student team in the UK, after winning the British University and College Sports (BUCS) Championship at Twickenham last night.

Genomics award establishes Exeter as UK leader

The University of Exeter has been named as the latest site to deliver Health Education England’s Masters programme in Genomic Medicine.

Exeter subjects ranked amongst very best in the world

The University of Exeter’s status as one of the best academic institutions in the world has been confirmed by new global subject rankings.

Lord Myners of Truro takes up role as University Chancellor

A former Government Minister who has led some of the UK’s best known businesses is to take up post as Chancellor at the University of Exeter.

Q&As with senior team at this week’s Team Brief Live

Find out the latest at March's Team Brief, with drop-in sessions hosted by VCEG on Wednesday 23 March. 

All welcome for family-friendly University fun day

Join the University of Exeter for a free family fun day as part of its diamond jubilee celebrations, and try your hand at a range of activities ranging from tennis tasters to hands-on experiments.

Award success for pioneering diabetes research

Two University of Exeter Medical School scientists have won prestigious awards from the national charity Diabetes UK.

New European University rankings strengthen Exeter’s reputation

A prestigious new European ranking has placed the University of Exeter at number 38, further cementing the institution’s global reputation for excellence.

Medical student scoops Women in Science prize

A medical student who has embraced a wide range of roles is celebrating winning the University of Exeter Medical School’s Quintiles Women in Science Award ahead of International Women’s Day.

New link between the University of Exeter and local community

Academics from the University of Exeter and lifelong learners from the local community are celebrating a new agreement which will help them work more closely together.

Exeter physicist takes research to Parliament

A University of Exeter researcher has been selected from thousands of competitors to present his research to MPs and expert judges at the House of Parliament, on Monday March 7.

Tributes paid to former University of Exeter Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor

Tributes have been paid to the former Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter, Professor Paul Webley, CBE, who has passed away aged 62.

VIP event celebrates South Cloisters opening

Healthcare and research leaders gathered to celebrate the official opening of a £10.5 million new facility that is fostering excellence in clinical research and education.