University News

Double prize success for Exeter students at international biology competition

A multidisciplinary team of undergraduate students have won two awards in the international Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition.

Have your say on Cornwall’s devolution deal at University of Exeter debate

People can learn more about plans for an elected mayor for Cornwall and greater political devolution for the area at a University of Exeter event.

Exeter strengthens position in ‘most international universities’ league table

The University of Exeter has strengthened its top 50 position in an influential league table ranking the most international universities in the world.

Exeter expert to advise select committee on benefits of species re-introduction in UK

A University of Exeter expert will provide key evidence to a cross-party committee of MPs in its inquiry into species re-introduction across the UK. 

The University of Exeter announces new partnership with international NGO Jusoor

The University of Exeter has today announced a new partnership with international NGO, Jusoor, to welcome Syrian students on funded scholarships through the university’s Green Futures Scholarships.

Ben Bradshaw & Steve Race visit CREWW

On Friday 13th January 2023, the Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW) team were honoured to host the Rt Hon Mr Ben Bradshaw (Labour MP for Exeter) and Steve Race (future Labour candidate).

Vibrant street festival at the University of Exeter to celebrate Lunar New Year

Everyone is welcome to celebrate the Lunar New Year with food, fireworks and games at the University of Exeter.

Arts and Culture Announce Three New Creative Fellows

Extraordinary Creative Fellowships at the University of Exeter brings creatives and academics together to create multidisciplinary projects.

Exeter STEMM networking event to celebrate LGBTQ+ history month

A networking event hosted by PRISM Exeter will bring together the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate LGBTQ+ voices from across science-related subjects.

University of Exeter and Hospiscare team up to recycle Christmas trees for the third year running

The University of Exeter and Hospiscare have teamed up once again to recycle Christmas trees and support terminally ill people and their families.

Exeter Professor secures prestigious Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists

James Screen, Professor of Climate Science at The University of Exeter, has been recognised for his work on transforming understanding of the rapid climate warming in the Arctic and its effects on the global climate.

Exeter announces Hoffmann Fellowship with the World Economic Forum

The University of Exeter is to enter its first partnership with the World Economic Forum to develop a new global initiative for the poles.

World Economic Forum must lead action on polar crisis

The World Economic Forum must kick-start meaningful action to tackle the polar crisis, an Arctic expert says.

Exeter Scientist secures prestigious astronomy award

Dr Oliver Allanson from the University of Exeter has been recognised by the Royal Astronomical Society for early career achievements in astronomy.

Powerful research-led play exploring parent carers' experiences debuts at Exeter Phoenix

A new play based on research that explores the experiences of parents caring for disabled children is showing at Exeter Phoenix.  

Exeter sustainability expert to speak at Davos on ‘responsible business education’

A University of Exeter Business School researcher will join an exclusive panel event at the World Economic Forum next week to debate what needs to be done to make responsible business education the ‘new norm’.

Captivating New Photographic Display Showcases Breadth of University Research

This Spring term the University of Exeter’s Queen’s Building display space hosts a selection of captivating new photographs from the Images of Research Competition 2022.

The University of Exeter unveils exciting plans to build new Multi-Faith Centre at Streatham Campus

Plans to build a new, purpose built Multi-Faith Centre on Streatham Campus at the University of Exeter have been approved by Exeter City Council this month.

Fastest British woman in history Dina Asher-Smith awarded honorary doctorate by the University of Exeter

Around 2,400 students from 94 countries who have studied 371 programmes will graduate during nine ceremonies this week.

University of Exeter sixth in People & Planet League

The University of Exeter has moved up to sixth place in a league table that ranks UK universities on sustainability and ethics.

Exeter joins new Nature Positive Universities Alliance

The University of Exeter is among the members of the new Nature Positive Universities Alliance, launched today at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal.

Arts and humanities vital in national crises concludes COVID‐19 pandemic report

National research project unique in depth, breath and focus, delivers its report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the role that arts and humanities research had on social inclusion and national wellbeing.

Innovative Exeter Nursing Students Art exhibition on display at St Luke’s Campus

Visitors are invited to a fascinating exhibition on the 14th of December which debuts original artworks created by undergraduate students from the University of Exeter’s Academy of Nursing.

University of Exeter supports Estranged Student Solidarity Week

The University of Exeter has supported Estranged Student Solidarity Week with a pledge to continue to provide wellbeing and financial support for students who are separated from their families.

New research identifies how public service media organisations can lead the way in creating a responsible approach to algorithmic recommendations

A new report, published by the Ada Lovelace Institute and co-authored by Dr Silvia Milano from the University of Exeter, explores the development and use of recommendation systems in public service media organisations in the UK and Europe.  

University of Exeter to host British Science Festival 2023

The British Science Association (BSA) and the University of Exeter are pleased to announce that the British Science Festival will take place in Exeter across four days next September.

Exeter MBA named 4th best in UK in ‘Better World’ sustainability ranking

The University of Exeter Business School’s MBA programme has been named fourth best in the UK in a prestigious ‘better world’ ranking that focuses on commitment to sustainability.

Prestigious European research grants set to fund projects on disability-inclusive climate adaptation and women in philosophy

European Research Council Starter Grants totalling 3,000,000 Euros awarded to two Exeter academics

Exeter Hip: history, science, and future of world-leading hip implant explored at museum event

Members of the public can learn about the history and science behind the life-changing Exeter Hip in a talk at Exeter’s largest museum.

University of Exeter Business School wins THE Business School of the Year in industry “Oscars”

The University of Exeter Business School has been named Business School of the Year in the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards, known as the “Oscars” of higher education.

Kenya's first 'neobank' launched by former University of Exeter Business School student

A former student at the University of Exeter Business School has launched Kenya’s first-ever full-fledged consumer digital bank, or ‘neobank’.

Increased engagement with local communities could encourage a better sense of belonging among students

Dr Richard Vytniorgu, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, has written a policy note for the Higher Education Policy Institute on the issue of student belonging.

Exeter researchers recognised in global rankings

Twenty-one researchers from the University of Exeter have been recognised as leading experts in Clarivate’s annual highly cited researchers list.

Public consultations to be held at the University of Exeter for new student accommodation plans

Following the announcement of proposed plans to build over 1,700 new, low carbon student bedrooms on Streatham Campus in October, the University is now launching public consultations on the detailed designs.

Exeter appoints new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)

Professor Richard Follett has been appointed as the new Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) at the University of Exeter.

University of Exeter Business School’s ‘transformative’ MBA programmes receive AMBA re-accreditation

One of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education has reaccredited the University of Exeter Business School’s MBA programmes for a further five years, demonstrating the Business School’s continuing commitment to excellence in management education.

We Still Have a Chance – but global leaders at COP27 need to prove it

Professor Peter Stott and Ian Fussell look consider COP27 and the importance of storytelling

The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum celebrates quarter of a century milestone

The The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum has celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special event on campus.


The art of storytelling set to be discussed at public events in Exeter during COP27 conference

Examining how the concept of translation - both in a literal sense between languages and in an artistic one between media - impacts storytelling.

University of Exeter at COP27 climate talks

A wide range of University of Exeter research and projects will feature at the COP27 climate talks in Egypt.

Stunning climate change mural unveiled in Alexandria ahead of COP27

Rana Hemdan's artwork adorns the Jesuit Cultural Center in Alexandria

Students work with Spaceport Cornwall on hackathon event

Engineering students respond to hackathon challenge from Spaceport Cornwall

New home for unique documents charting the complex history of the Middle East and North Africa

Experts are celebrating the opening of a new dedicated space for unique documents charting the complex modern history of the Middle East and North Africa.

Regional Ambassador appointed to promote space industry in the South West

Grant Day appointed to inaugural position

Circular economy ‘revolutionary’ joins Exeter Centre for Circular Economy

A circular economy entrepreneur who is working to replace all single-use PPE and disposable medical textiles with re-usable alternatives has joined the Exeter Centre for Circular Economy (ECCE).

‘Summit meeting' set for South West’s artistic community

The Creative Peninsula Summit set for the Eden Project on 18-19 November

The Earth Turns: Exeter set to host climate performance

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum is set to stage a dramatisation of powerful climate stories, courtesy of Cygnet Theatre.

Exeter wins £15 million NIHR funding for Westcountry’s first Biomedical Research Centre

More than £15 million in government funding will support a university-NHS partnership in setting up the Westcountry’s first Biomedical Research Centre, to translate scientific discoveries into tangible benefits for patients.

Centre for Smart Grid officially opened

The University of Exeter has formally opened its pioneering new Centre for Smart Grid.

University of Exeter appoints partner UPP to develop plans to build over 1700 new, low carbon student bedrooms on Streatham Campus

This month, the University of Exeter has taken an important step forward in the delivery of new, modern, low carbon student accommodation on the west of their Streatham Campus in Exeter, by appointing University Partnerships Programme (UPP) as the preferred contractor to progress plans to the next stage.

The University of Exeter invests over £3 million to support students during cost-of-living crisis

The University, in conjunction with staff and representatives from the Students’ Guild and Students’ Union, have worked together to explore ways in which the University can strengthen its support to students.

University of Exeter secures Top 50 place in global sustainability rankings

The University of Exeter has been ranked 48th in the world in a new QS Sustainability Ranking 2023, recognising universities across the globe that are taking action to tackle the world’s greatest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) challenges.

Volvo Environment Prize 2022 awarded for world-leading microplastics research

Professor Tamara Galloway from the University of Exeter has been awarded the Volvo Environment Prize 2022, for her pioneering work to alert the world to the devastating impacts of plastic pollution in the environment. 

International climate project inspires dramatic performance in Egypt as part of COP27

The Earth Turns to play in both COP27 Green and Blue Zones

University of Exeter celebrates impactful partnerships between researchers and partner organisations

‘Life-changing’ research collaborations including the first official project to reintroduce beavers into England and a report that informed the UK’s response to the Russia-Ukraine conflict were celebrated on Thursday 20 October at the University of Exeter’s inaugural Knowledge Exchange Awards.

Exeter researcher receives distinguished Philip Leverhulme Prize

A University of Exeter researcher has been named among the winners of the 2022 Philip Leverhulme Prizes.

Exeter joins Global Business School Network with aim of impacting sustainable development worldwide

The University of Exeter Business School has joined a global network of Business Schools addressing societal challenges worldwide through education and training.

University of Exeter among universities ‘leading the way’ towards a circular economy in new Partnership with Ellen MacArthur Foundation

A new partnership between the University of Exeter and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has been announced today that will accelerate the University’s vision of transitioning to a circular economy. 

Over 1000 recycled pillows and duvets donated to people in need across Ukraine and Exeter

In collaboration with OHOB and Turntable, the University of Exeter has recycled and donated over 1000 duvets and pillows to children and adults in need across both Ukraine and Exeter, preventing the items being sent to landfill.