Student News

Students find way to make oxygen on Mars

University of Exeter students have found a way to produce oxygen on Mars, earning a gold medal at a prestigious competition.

Remembrance Day service commemorates 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War

Students and staff at the University of Exeter will join the local community in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, at a series of special services on campus and in the city.

Exeter student sparks Galapagos fire kit donation

Firefighters on one of the Galapagos Islands will wear UK fire brigade kit thanks to a surprising series of events sparked by a University of Exeter student.

University of Exeter postgraduate receives prestigious fellowship from the WWF

An Exeter Student has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to further her research into the threats river dolphins face from fisheries and infrastructure in the Peruvian Amazon.

Student and staff achievements celebrated in Medical School awards

The University of Exeter Medical School has recognised some of its excellent students and staff for their academic achievements during the 5th Annual awards evening.

UK government Doctoral Loan scheme: applications open

Doctoral-level students can now apply for a loan under the new UK government Doctoral Loan scheme

Medical students to use plastinated human tissue made famous in Body Worlds exhibition

The University of Exeter Medical School has acquired ‘plastinates’ – resin-preserved body parts – famously used in the Body Worlds exhibit for use in teaching anatomy.

Medicine students raise £10,000 for water wells in Ethiopia

Twelve thousand people living in the Ethiopian town of Nekemte, now have access to free, clean water thanks to money raised by University of Exeter Medicine students.

Exeter hits top 10 for Medicine in prestigious rankings

Medicine at the University of Exeter has entered the top 10 in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Exeter secures position as ‘best of the South West’ in influential rankings

Exeter has been named the top university in the South West in the influential The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

From rehearsal to the stage, Cornwall medics perform first-rate care at Reading Festival

A group of Cornwall-based medical students took centre stage at the high-profile Reading Festival by helping to deliver top medical care to revellers.

Medical Imaging student awarded research grant

An Exeter student has been awarded a grant to research how best to optimise peer support across Medical Imaging courses in the UK.

Exeter student through to Women in Property national Awards final

Sally Kerr, a second year Civil and Environment Engineering student, has made it to the national finals of the Women in Property Awards.

Student satisfaction at Exeter amongst best in Russell Group in NSS 2018

Students rate teaching quality and learning experience at Exeter amongst the highest in the Russell Group universities, according to the latest results from the NSS 2018.

Exeter students marry and graduate on the same day

A young Romanian couple who met while studying together in Exeter have married and graduated from Medical School on the same day.

University of Exeter University Challenge team speak of their excitement after competing in the iconic TV quiz show

The University of Exeter’s University Challenge team faced the “intimidating gaze” of Jeremy Paxman

First Medicine students graduate from Exeter

The University of Exeter Medical School will celebrate a major milestone on July 17, when its first Medical students will graduate.

Former Home Secretary, legendary journalist and record-breaking female rower among University of Exeter honorary graduates

A former Home Secretary, an LGBT campaigner, the leader of the first all-female crew to cross the Pacific and a legendary journalist are among those being given honorary degrees by Exeter.

University Crowdfunder races past £12k thanks to Eagle One

A University Crowdfunding Campaign to help student entrepreneurs stay in the city after graduation

Exeter Medicine student wins Student Leader of the Year Award

A Medicine student from the University of Exeter Medical School has been named Student Leader of the Year at the Exeter Students’ Guild Awards.

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.

University of Exeter climbs in influential world ranking

The University of Exeter has strengthened its position inside the top 200 universities worldwide, according to the latest influential international league table.

Exeter students help develop renewable energy strategies in Caribbean

Students from the University of Exeter have conducted detailed analyses of renewable energy technologies in Barbados as part of a nine day field trip.

Exeter Medicine student wins Course Rep of the Year Award

A Medicine student from the University of Exeter Medical School has been named Course Rep of the Year at the Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union’s (FXU) Student Voice Awards.  

University of Exeter Students’ Guild launches ‘Exeter Respect on Campus’ celebration

The University of Exeter and the Students’ Guild have partnered with Exeter Respect to launch the first ‘Exeter Respect on Campus’, a day dedicated to a student-led celebration of diversity on campus

New centre will boost entrepreneurship in Exeter

A new centre to drive entrepreneurship amongst University students and graduates is being set up in the Innovation Centre, situated on the University of Exeter Streatham campus.

University and NHS team up to launch pioneering Academy of Nursing

A new Academy of Nursing will combine academic rigour with NHS expertise to raise standards of care.

Exhibition on Gender to highlight student projects

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter is to host an exhibition highlighting student work on gender studies this Friday, 11th May.

Excellence recognised at annual Teaching Awards

More than a thousand nominations were put forward by University of Exeter students towards this year’s annual Teaching Awards.

Exeter student wins Undergraduate of the Year Award

Edward Ashton Johnson, a second year student studying business economics at the University of Exeter has been awarded the L’Oréal Male Undergraduate of the Year award last week.

Exeter entrepreneur founds bespoke surfboard company

Duncan Lyster, a fourth year physics student at the University of Exeter, has founded his own hand-crafted, wooden surfboard company.

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.

Exeter student to join team kayaking length of Wales collecting plastic

A second year marine biology student, is to join a team of women kayaking the length of Wales collecting plastic.

Exeter Scoops Prestigious National Award from the Career Development Institute

A student training programme has won the Innovative and Impactful Employer Engagement Activity award at CDI’s prestigious UK career awards.

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.