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Exeter Medicine student hosts successful first National Social Prescribing Conference

The first National Social Prescribing Conference organised by an Exeter Medicine student has been hailed a resounding success, attracting 80 delegates and featuring keynotes from world leading medical experts.

Student entrepreneurs cutting food miles and plastic waste with veg bag scheme

Student entrepreneurs are transforming the way their friends shop and eat – as well as helping to cut plastic waste and food miles – by growing and selling their own vegetables.

Single-use plastics turned into giant turtle sculpture by students

A group of University of Exeter students have constructed a giant plastic turtle on campus to promote plastic use awareness.

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.

Graduate cycles from Exeter to Andorra in honour of friend

A graduate from the University of Exeter is set to cycle from Exeter to Andorra on March 27, 2018.

Exeter students to take part in 12-hour Sport Relief football match

A group of six first-year theology students from the University of Exeter are set to play against eight celebrities, led by Robbie Savage, to raise money for Sport Relief.

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.

Camborne School of Mines students to host 40th International Mining Games

The next generation of miners are making final preparations ahead of the International Mining Games, to be held in Cornwall.

Students help Falmouth achieve Plastic Free Status

Falmouth Marine Conservation Group, which is led by two University of Exeter students, has helped the Cornish town achieve Plastic Free Community Status.

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.

Camborne School of Mines Trust funds more than £200,000 of scholarships

The Camborne School of Mines Trust has generously bestowed more than £200,000 to support students embarking on the first steps towards forging a successful mining career.

Renewable Energy Students Visit Parliament

Renewable Energy Engineering students from the University of Exeter met with three Government ministers as part of a special fact-finding trip to the House of Commons.

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.

Medicine student volunteers help hospital weather storm

Exeter’s Medicine students stepped up to volunteer in a wide range of support roles to help staff at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital to continue delivering high quality patient care over the severe weather period.

Action-packed week for Exeter apprentices

Apprentices at the University of Exeter will take part in a series of events during National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March 2018).

Students set to ‘Sail Against Plastic’

A team of students and staff from the University of Exeter are set to embark on a 12-day voyage to measure pollution in the Arctic.

Scientist’s tea strainer review goes viral

A scientist who used tea strainers for his research sparked a social media storm after posting a review on Amazon.

New pharmacist training to upskill workforce

Qualified post-registration community pharmacists in the South of England can now enrol in the University of Exeter Medical School’s new Master in Clinical Pharmacy.

Growing number of Apprenticeships at University of Exeter Penryn Campus

The University of Exeter’s commitment to apprenticeships has been strengthened with a growing number of positions at its Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

University of Exeter joins visa pilot scheme

Exeter has been selected to take part in a Home Office pilot scheme that aims to streamline processes for international postgraduate students to study and work in the UK.

Exeter students among most active community ‘volunteers’ in the world

Christmas may be a traditional time for giving, yet student volunteers from the University of Exeter give their time all year round.

Mine waste water student project secures gold in international competition

A team of Exeter students are celebrating after winning gold at a prestigious worldwide synthetic biology competition.

Medical School celebrates exceptional achievements of students and staff

Students and staff have been recognised for their outstanding achievements at the fourth University of Exeter Medical School’s annual Prizes and Awards ceremony.

Polish ambassador visits University of Exeter

Poland’s ambassador to the UK gave a speech about UK-Polish relations and Polish foreign policy during a visit to the University of Exeter.

Students rally support for climate change initiatives

Students are calling on their peers and the wider public to protect the environment by cutting down on single-use plastics and other waste.

O2 backs eco-friendly phone charging network

A trio of graduates have won backing from mobile phone giant O2 for their eco-friendly phone charging network.

Exeter to participate in TEF subject level pilot scheme

Exeter will participate in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) subject level pilot scheme, it has been announced.

App inspired by Pokémon GO aims to reconnect people with British wildlife

Two students have created an app inspired by Pokémon GO to help people connect with nature.

Exeter graduate launches paddle board tracking app

A Geography graduate from the University of Exeter has launched a paddle sports brand based around an app that tracks journeys on the water and provides data on performance.

Student medics encouraged to try research

Aspiring doctors, dentists and vets are being encouraged to try their hands at research in a student-run journal.

Medical students win Management & Leadership award

A group of Medical students have won a national award which celebrates Management and Leadership. 

Fireworks, food and dancing to mark Diwali in Exeter

Spectacular fireworks, Indian food and dancing and the chance to dress up like a Bollywood star will be the highlights of the University of Exeter’s Diwali celebrations.

Phone ‘app’ invented by students helps clubbers beat queues

A new ‘app’ to help party-goers beat long queues for nightclubs has been developed by clubbing students at Exeter.

Student cycles 500 miles to return to university

As many students used planes, trains and automobiles to return to university, one travelled hundreds of miles by pedal power. 

Exeter student wins undergraduate essay prize

A student who was at the University of Exeter last year as part of the Study Abroad scheme has won the British Society for the History of Mathematics undergraduate essay prize.

CSM graduates join prestigious mining company

Graduates from the Camborne School of Mines will launch their fledgling careers with one of the world’s most successful and prestigious mining companies.

Biosciences student’s 850km cycle to save the Curlew

A student will cycle 850km from North Wales to Cornwall to raise funds for conservation of the Curlew.

Students help to save lives through stem cell donations

Cornish students are hoping to save lives by donating their stem cells to strangers fighting cancer.

Exeter students in Nairobi trip

Students are visiting Kenya as part of a week-long experience designed to help them develop their employability skills, cultural intelligence and widen their global networks.

From engineering to IT: 1,000 Exeter students become apprentices

University of Exeter apprentices have helped Exeter College celebrate sending its 1,000th apprentice to hundreds of employers around the city.

Exeter shortlisted for Global Teaching Excellence Award

The University of Exeter is amongst a select group of institutions shortlisted for a major new global teaching award.

Exeter students rub shoulders with international experts

University of Exeter students got the chance to trade ideas with a host of prestigious experts during the ever-evolving Grand Challenges programme last week.

Natural Sciences students showcase diverse research

Natural Sciences students at the University of Exeter have presented a wide range of research at a special event.

Student a cappella group to hit right notes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

A student a cappella group based at the University of Exeter is set to perform at the world’s largest arts festival.

Exeter retains strong position in influential league table

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

Exeter students discuss ‘Business of Brexit’ Grand Challenges

Students and staff heard about what philosopher and economist Adam Smith would have said about Brexit during an event held as part of this year’s University of Exeter Grand Challenges programme.

Students launch green phone-charging firm

An eco-friendly phone charging network is being launched by three engineering students from the University of Exeter.

Stand Up for Nature students win award

Two students at the University of Exeter have received an award for their conservation organisation, Stand Up for Nature.

Universities of Exeter and Queensland cement new global impact partnership

The University of Exeter and The University of Queensland (UQ) have reinforced their relationship by cementing a new multi-million pound partnership designed to bolster their joint global research impact.

Engineering students showcase their wares to industry experts

Engineering students at the University of Exeter showcased a range of innovative projects including a knee bracing system, a shaking table and an indoor unmanned aerial vehicle to industry experts.

Student societies win national awards

Two FXU societies have scooped awards at this year’s National Societies Awards ceremony.

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.

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.

Medicine students create inspiring book on Exeter cancer stories

Two Medicine students at the University of Exeter Medical School are behind an upcoming book that aims to empower people with cancer by sharing their inspirational stories.

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.

Students award for Medical Sciences research community

The Medical School’s Medical Sciences programme has been voted Subject with the ‘Best Research Community’ at the University of Exeter Students Guild Teaching Awards.

Exeter subjects secure top 10 status in latest influential rankings table

Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter has been recognised as the best course of its kind in the country in the latest influential rankings.

English student writes and features in comedy drama at Edinburgh Fringe

An English student from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus has written and will star in a play at the Edinburgh Fringe festival this August.

University of Exeter on-campus accommodation plans given go-ahead

A revised planning application by the University of Exeter to develop new on-campus accommodation for students has been given the green light.

Student Jewish society wins prestigious award for ‘best newcomer’

Exeter’s Jewish student society has won a national award celebrating Jewish student life on campus.

Exeter voted as UK’s top university for international students

The University of Exeter has won a prestigious award for providing the best international student experience of any university in the UK.

University of Exeter and Keypath Education launch digital revolution in UK Higher Education

The University of Exeter and Keypath Education have announced a new ten-year partnership that will see the University provide a range of online Masters Degrees to UK and international students.

Exeter student has close shave to raise funds for Children’s charity

A kind-hearted student from the University of Exeter is putting her best foot forward, to help raise funds for an essential children’s charity.

Medicine students visit Cuba for insight into international health delivery

Medicine students at the University of Exeter Medical School have travelled to Cuba to get an insight into how the country delivers high quality healthcare on a tight budget.

University of Exeter make final preparations before defending national rugby title

The University of Exeter Men’s rugby team are making their final preparations ahead of defending their status as the best student team in the country.

Community leaders attend opening of University of Exeter’s £1.2 million Master's Suite

The University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus marked the official opening of its new dedicated, state-of-the-art learning environment for Master's students with a special celebration.

Former Cabinet Minister talks about Brexit challenges ahead

Economist and former cabinet minister Chris Huhne spoke about how businesses can plan for the challenges Brexit will bring during an event with University of Exeter staff and students.

Students pedal for nature at free outdoor cinema event on Cornish beach

Award-winning conservation films will be shown at a new bicycle-powered cinema on a beach in Cornwall, thanks to two University of Exeter students.

Student researcher wins prize at Houses of Parliament poster exhibition

A budding student researcher from the University of Exeter has secured third place at a prestigious poster exhibition of undergraduate research at the Houses of Parliament.

Exeter celebrates 10th annual National Apprenticeships Week

Teams of experts from the University of Exeter helped organise a series of hands-on events and activities in Devon and Cornwall, to mark National Apprenticeships Week 2017.

University of Exeter student wins prestigious CISI award

A student from the University of Exeter Business School has been named as a winner of the CISI 2017 Educational Trust Awards, the combined total of which is £17,500.

Exeter subjects ranked amongst the global best

Both science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best in the world, according to an influential global league table.

Islamic Society continue to believe and do good

Students from the Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union’s (FXU) Islamic Society have been performing acts of creative good, volunteering and fundraising as part of a national Believe and Do Good campaign.

Student volunteers help Exeter’s homeless by distributing excess campus food

Students from the University of Exeter are joining forces with a local charity by distributing unsold food to the city’s homeless community.

Cabinet Minister gives talk to Business School class on leadership

University of Exeter Business School students learning about women and leadership were surprised by the sudden appearance of a female Cabinet minister in class this week.

From monkeys to exotic birds, students showcase stunning variety of wildlife at Wild Film Festival in Falmouth

Budding wildlife film-makers, presenters and photographers will display their work at a national festival, organised by students at the University of Exeter.

Holocaust survivor shares horror of Nazi atrocities with children and students

A Holocaust survivor who witnessed the horrors of Nazi persecution of Jewish families shared his experience with Devon pupils and students as part of a memorial event at the University of Exeter.

Bronze sculpture celebrates Baroness Benjamin’s tenure as Exeter Chancellor

The University of Exeter has commemorated Baroness Floella Benjamin’s successful tenure as Chancellor with a stunning bronze sculpture.

University of Exeter launches its largest ever fundraising Campaign

The University of Exeter has launched its most ambitious philanthropic Campaign to date to reinforce its position as one of the leading research institutions worldwide.

Penryn research excellence illustrated by competition success

Penryn PhD students are celebrating after sweeping the board at a high-profile research competition.

University backs the Exeter Cycling Charter

The University of Exeter is encouraging more students and staff to cycle to campus by signing a citywide charter aiming to tackle inactive lifestyles, congestion and pollution.

Vice-Chancellor Sir Steve Smith comments on US travel ban

Sir Steve Smith, Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter, said the US travel ban “undermines the principle of academic freedom and jeopardises the advancement of knowledge between nations.”

Exeter to offer prestigious scholarship for American students

The University of Exeter has entered into an important strategic partnership, designed to enable America’s leading students to embark on postgraduate studies at one of the UK’s leading universities.

University hosts vibrant Chinese New Year celebrations

Traditional dragon dancing, distinctive culinary delights, martial arts demonstrations and spectacular fireworks are just some of the colourful festivities planned to welcome in the Year of the Rooster.

University of Exeter Forum to become giant ski slope for South West snowsports contest

More than 48 tonnes of real snow are to be delivered by lorry to the University’s Streatham Campus and dumped outside the Forum to create a giant ski slope.

Exeter teachers get free tickets to ‘spectacular’ University production of Animal Farm

Exeter school children and teachers are to be offered cut-price tickets to a University production of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, which features on this year’s GCSE syllabus.

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.

TV singing champions Semi-Toned release charity Christmas single

The University of Exeter’s a cappella band Semi-Toned is topping their win of a nationwide singing competition by releasing a festive medley.

University of Exeter recruiting for key degree apprentice programme

The University of Exeter is seeking the next generation of digital prodigies to join its pioneering degree apprentice programme.

Consortium awarded £5.5 million to increase HE participation from disadvantaged backgrounds

The University of Exeter is part of a South-West consortium of universities and colleges that has won £5.5 million in funding to inspire young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education.

Exeter students reach final two in global competition

A team of students from the University of Exeter have reached the final knock-out round of an esteemed international competition, designed to help boost their career potential.

Semi-Toned crowned champions of national TV sing-off

Exeter’s all-male student a cappella group, Semi-toned, has won the BBC’s national TV singing competition The Choir, Gareth’s Best in Britain.

From English beavers to burrowing bees, NatureWatch is back

An English beaver and her young steal the spotlight in the latest captivating episode of NatureWatch, released today.

Exeter statistician wins prestigious 2016 Lloyd’s Science of Risk award

A rising research star from the University of Exeter has secured a coveted national award, for his innovative work on more accurately simulating natural hazards, such as windstorms and flooding.

Former Exeter students plan Nigeria documentary

Two aspiring filmmakers are raising money for an ambitious wildlife documentary project in Nigeria.

Semi-Toned make final of national TV singing quest

The University of Exeter’s a cappella group Semi-Toned is in the final of Gareth Malone’s TV search for the nation’s most talented and entertaining amateur choir.

Try scorers as students join Exeter Chiefs in Anglo-Welsh Cup

Students from the University of Exeter were part of the Chiefs team who achieved a knock-out victory in a prestigious rugby union match.

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.

Semi-Toned to represent South West in Gareth Malone’s TV singing quest

The University of Exeter’s a cappella group Semi-Toned were chosen to represent the South West in Gareth Malone’s TV search for the nation’s most talented and entertaining amateur choir.