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Beyond the Pandemic: Policy and decision-makers urged to join expert sessions to learn lessons for the future

The team behind the Pandemic and Beyond – a national programme of over 70 projects supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) – are launching a series of webinars to help policy and decision-makers learn the critical lessons for the future.

University of Exeter appoints new Chair of governing body

The University of Exeter has announced that Quentin Woodley is to be the new Chair of Council, the University’s governing body, and Pro-Chancellor with effect from 1 August 2022.   

New competition encourages students to share stories of inspiring LGBTQ+ scientists

A new competition is challenging school, college and university students around Exeter to discover and share the stories of lesser known LGBTQ+ scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians and medics.

University of Exeter ranked as 46th most international in the world

The University of Exeter has been ranked as the 46th most international university in the world, based on data from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

University of Exeter Business School accredited with Small Business Charter Award

The University of Exeter Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter in recognition of its commitment to supporting student entrepreneurship, small businesses and the local economy.

New play co-created with people living in the South West shows long history of LGBT loneliness in the region

A new play co-created by people living in the South West shows the long history of LGBTQIA+ loneliness and belonging in the region.

University of Exeter supports national pledge to end use of Non-Disclosure Agreements in Sexual Harassment cases

Professor Lisa Roberts has signed a new pledge backed by the UK government, campaigners and several other UK universities to state that the victims of sexual harassment should no longer be silenced by Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). 

Business School’s Centre for Leadership announces new Fellows

Five new Fellows have this month been appointed to the University of Exeter Business School’s Centre for Leadership.

Sculpting Medical Mycology - New sculpture commission at the University of Exeter

The Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) at the University of Exeter will be working with Still/Moving to create a sculptural installation as a means of stimulating thinking and engagement with research undertaken by the Centre, whilst sharing a positive vision for the future.

Exeter secures significant grant to revolutionise wireless and computing technologies

The University of Exeter has received a £1.8 million research grant for a collaboration with the National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Metamaterials (CfM) 

University of Exeter Business School celebrates successful EQUIS re-accreditation

The University of Exeter Business School has been re-accredited for a further five years by leading quality assessment body EQUIS, which praised the ‘serious progress’ it has made.  

Business School marks ‘bold collaboration’ to improve tax systems in Africa

Improving Africa’s tax systems is the goal of a newly-signed Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Exeter Business School’s Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC) and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF).

 

University of Exeter appoints Ash Roots as new Chief Digital Officer

Ash Roots, who was the Chief Digital Officer for the Consumer unit at BT, will join the University of Exeter as the Russell Group institution’s new Chief Digital Officer in February 2022.

Pioneering new collaborative research centre a step closer with 25-year agreement

South West Water and the University of Exeter have marked major progress towards a new collaborative research centre with the signing of a 25-year partnership agreement confirming more than £20 million of funding from South West Water.

University of Exeter opens regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The University of Exeter has announced the opening of a regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to support overseas students.

First degree apprentices graduate from the University of Exeter

The first degree apprentices have graduated from the University of Exeter.

Climate comedy with special appearance from “headline hottie” Planet Earth

“Hottie” Planet Earth will be making a headline appearance at a unique evening of climate comedy.

Sir Michael Barber appointed Chancellor of the University of Exeter

A world-leading authority on education and public service delivery is to become the seventh Chancellor at the University of Exeter. 

University of Exeter strengthens relationship with University of British Columbia Okanagan

The University of Exeter and The University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus (UBCO) have signed a Statement of Cooperation to further strengthen the relationship between the institutions and encourage cooperation in the areas of academic exchange, education, and research.

Global Extreme Medicine expert receives honorary degree

A global expert in extreme medicine has been awarded an honorary degree.

Partnership led by University of Exeter receives funding to improve women’s safety

A partnership led by the University of Exeter has been awarded £72,565 to tackle crimes against women at night, following a successful bid for Home Office funding.

Exeter to play pivotal role in new research into sustainable mineral production in the Philippines

The University of Exeter has helped secure more than £3 million in funding to lead pioneering new research into sustainable mineral production in the Philippines. 

University of Exeter Business School claims 72nd spot in Financial Times ‘ranking of rankings’

The University of Exeter Business School has come 72nd in an influential Financial Times rankings of the best European business schools.

High-profile event showcases pivotal role Environmental Intelligence plays on road to ‘net-zero’

The pivotal role that Environmental Intelligence will play in delivering the UK’s ‘net zero’ ambitions will be showcased in a high-profile special event, later this month.

Business School to hold conference with IMF on tax responses to COVID-19

How COVID-19 has impacted on tax policy across the world will be the focus of a two-day virtual conference this week.

Rising research star secures prestigious IoP award

One of the University of Exeter’s rising research stars has received a prestigious award from the Institute of Physics. 

University of Exeter carbon emissions down 19%

Carbon emissions from the University of Exeter fell by 19% in the last year.

Digital volunteers set to make big impact for the University of Exeter thanks to National Lottery funding

The University of Exeter has been awarded £63,246 of National Lottery funding to launch a digital volunteering initiative and break down barriers to heritage. 

Exeter’s commitment to researcher career development recognised through prestigious award

The University of Exeter’s long-term commitment to nurturing and developing the career development of its researchers has been recognised through a prestigious international award.

Exeter lab manager wins Sustainability Champion Award

A University of Exeter lab manager has been named a "Sustainability Champion" in the 2021 Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland.

Disney supports Exeter lobster conservation project

A programme to protect the Caribbean spiny lobster is being launched thanks to a $50,000 donation from the Disney Conservation Fund.

Exeter launches Green Futures Scholarships

Talented students from low-to-middle-income countries will study at the University of Exeter thanks to new Green Futures Scholarships.

Exeter Data Science expert secures prestigious Downing Street Research Fellowship

A data science expert from the University of Exeter has secured a prestigious new Fellowship, designed to help shape Government policy. 

University of Exeter expert backs appeal to bring Thomas Hardy’s personal objects into the light

A University of Exeter expert is backing a Crowdfunder appeal to conserve and display a range of Thomas Hardy objects, many of which have never before been on public display.

Environmental Intelligence commitment at COP26

The Met Office and the University of Exeter have signed a landmark collaboration agreement at COP26, formally committing to further grow the work of the Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence

Join interactive ramble across Exeter to explore the city’s fascinating literary history

People can join an interactive ramble across Exeter this weekend to explore the city’s fascinating literary history and connections.

Major boost to special partnership between the University of Exeter and Exeter City Football Club

The University of Exeter and Exeter City Football Club have marked the continuation of their special relationship at a recent ceremony.

The Exeter MBA secures UK top 4 in ‘better world’ sustainability ranking

The University of Exeter Business School’s internationally accredited MBA programme has been named fourth best in the UK in the Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Rankings 2021.

Exeter laboratories gain LEAF status

More than 80% of eligible laboratories and research spaces at the University of Exeter have now been assessed via the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF).

Exeter plays pivotal role in new digital hub

The University of Exeter will play a pivotal role in a pioneering new digital hub, designed to help organisations respond to the climate and environment emergency, and improve public health. 

Exeter conducts crucial testing for next generation of sub-sea cable protection

Renewable Energy experts at the University of Exeter have carried out crucial testing for the next generation of sub-sea cable protection equipment.

Festival of Compassion announces eclectic programme

A unique festival will this month be helping to foster compassion within our communities.

Showcasing the faces behind antimicrobial resistance research

An exciting new 3D photography exhibition will showcase the research and people behind Exeter’s  antimicrobial resistance research. 

Tributes paid after death of creator of revolutionary Exeter hip, a global success story

Heartfelt tributes are being paid to a pioneering University of Exeter engineer who co-created an implant that has revolutionised hip replacements for millions.

£2.5 million investment in 35 new PhD studentships

The University of Exeter is investing £2. 5 million in preparing the next generation of researchers to tackle some of the biggest global issues of the 21st century. 

Greenland iceberg delivered to COP26 summit alongside ‘ice-cold bottled warning’ to world leaders

An iceberg has been delivered to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, in a powerful statement to world leaders of the scale of the climate crisis and a visible reminder of what Arctic warming means for the planet.

Arts and Humanities secures top 100 position in influential rankings

The thriving international reputation and research strengths of the University of Exeter’s Arts and Humanities subjects have been recognised in the latest influential rankings. 

University of Exeter at crucial COP26 climate talks

The University of Exeter will be represented at the crucial COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow.

Poetry by leading climate scientists and health professionals warns of “last chance” to act on climate crisis ahead of COP26

Leading health professionals and climate scientists are using poetry to warn of the catastrophic impact of the climate crisis and there is “one chance left” to act in the lead up to, during, and after COP26.

Exeter ranked amongst world’s most prestigious universities in latest global league table

The University of Exeter has been recognised as one of the world’s top 200 most prestigious universities in an influential league table. 

Billie Eilish, Rainn Wilson and Robert Irwin join Arctic Basecamp and University of Exeter to share an urgent message with world leaders ahead of COP26

Ahead of COP26, Billie Eilish, Rainn Wilson and a whole host of famous faces have joined forces with Arctic Basecamp and the University of Exeter to share urgent messages on climate change.

Celebrate Diwali with fireworks, food, and dancing at the University of Exeter

Everyone is invited to celebrate Diwali with fireworks, food, and dancing at a special event at the University of Exeter.

New SWIoT facility officially opens

A pioneering new facility, designed to revolutionise digital technology education for the next generation of highly skilled technicians and engineers, has been officially opened. 

New art installations in empty Exeter shops address issues of mental health and social isolation during the pandemic

New art installations in empty Exeter shops portray the struggles with mental health and social isolation which have affected many during the pandemic.

Sights and sounds of one of the country’s most polluted rivers on display at COP26

The sights and sounds of one of the country’s most polluted rivers will be on display through poetry and films at the COP26 conference.

 

Greenhouse gas removal project to take centre stage at Exeter COP event

A unique project to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere will take centre stage at the University of Exeter Business School’s flagship event at COP26.

University of Exeter joins Climate Heritage Network

The University of Exeter has joined the Climate Heritage Network (CHN).

Exeter student wins prestigious national award

A student at the University of Exeter has received a prestigious national award, which recognises her as one of the ‘rising stars’ in the British space sector. 

New University of Exeter foundation programmes to widen participation in maths, engineering and physical sciences

New University of Exeter foundation programmes will boost the numbers of young people from the South West and beyond studying maths, science and engineering so they are equipped to take on the jobs of the future.

Green Flag awards recognise outstanding outdoor spaces on three campuses

Three University of Exeter campuses have won a coveted Green Flag Award, in recognition of the outstanding quality of their outdoor spaces.

University of Exeter signs agreement with city partners to drive economic and social change

The University of Exeter has signed a landmark Civic University Agreement with city partners – the first in the South-West – to improve opportunity, prosperity, wellbeing and the environment for local communities. 

Exeter breaks into world top 150 for Business and Economics

The University of Exeter has broken into the top 150 in the world for Business and Economics in an influential rankings.

Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation partner with University of Exeter in £2.3 million programme to support environmental leadership in Africa

A six-year programme to research land management and ecosystem resilience in Africa was initiated in October 2021 thanks to philanthropic support from the Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation.

Crucial benefits of vital moorland restoration works revealed

The crucial benefits of vital moorland restoration works; enhancing carbon storage, improving water storage and providing good quality water, have been revealed through a pioneering collaborative research project. 

Researchers unite with artist to shine a spotlight on UK’s unpaid carers

Large scale, hand-drawn animations of unpaid carers will be projected onto buildings in London and Exeter this month

Festival of Compassion announced with aim of ‘making people feel better’

How can we make sure compassion is embedded in our lives, institutions and communities? In a week-long festival run by the University of Exeter this November, renowned experts will address this very question.

‘Nurse Champi’ wins national BAME Apprenticeship Award

A student on the Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship programme is celebrating after winning an award at the BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2021.

University of Exeter puts climate emergency, healthcare and social justice at heart of new ten year strategy

The University of Exeter has today launched a new ten year strategy setting out how it will use the power of its education, research and partnerships to address the major challenges of our time – climate change, healthcare provision and social justice.

Budding space enthusiasts can become "Exoplanet Explorers" in new online game

Aspiring astronomers and budding young space enthusiasts are set to be given a unique opportunity to hunt for distant planets far outside our solar system, thanks to a cutting-edge, interactive new online game.

New cohort of Exeter academics secure prestigious Alan Turing Institute Fellowships

The next generation of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) experts from the University of Exeter have secured prestigious fellowships from The Alan Turing Institute, it has been announced.

Exeter researcher secures prestigious national Fellowship to pioneer new generation of solar panels

A Renewable Energy Expert from the University of Exeter has received a prestigious national fellowship to pioneer new research to create ultra-compact and lightweight solar panel technology. 

Type 2 diabetes drug trial uses patient experience to find their best drug

An innovative trial which invited people to take three drugs in turn, then choose their preferred option, has generated insights into which type 2 diabetes drug is best to prescribe to individuals.

Cruise ships must be effectively regulated to minimise serious environment and health impact

The cruise ship industry should be subject to global monitoring and effective legislation because of its continuous increasing impact on both the environment and human health and wellbeing, according to new research.

David Olusoga joins ‘incredible’ Black History Month programme at the University of Exeter Business School

What it means to be Black and British will be the focus of a wide-ranging talk by the historian and broadcaster Professor David Olusoga OBE to mark the start of Black History Month at the University of Exeter Business School next month.

Exeter forms new partnership with UC Berkeley’s SCET’s Global Innovation Collider programme

The University of Exeter has entered into a pivotal new partnership with the University of California, Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET), to hone and develop the entrepreneurial and innovational talents of students. 

New “SafePod” to help level up access to data for University of Exeter researchers

University of Exeter experts are now able to carry out more of their research on campus after new secure facilities were introduced to allow them to access confidential data in the city.

Help develop powerful new Exeter play about LGBTQIA+ loneliness at new community events

People are invited to help develop a powerful new play about the history of LGBTQIA+ exclusion due to be performed in Exeter.

Exeter rises in Guardian University Guide ranking

The University of Exeter has been ranked as one of the top 15 UK universities in the influential Guardian University Guide 2022. 

Exeter in global top 100 for psychology

The University of Exeter has ranked in the top 100 in the world for psychology in the latest influential rankings.

NIHR research school recognises Exeter’s excellence on public and environmental health

Excellence and innovation in public and environmental health research at the University of Exeter have been recognised through membership of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Public Health Research.

Young people to join forces with science and drama experts to produce musical about climate emergency

Teenagers in Torbay will join forces with leading scientists and drama experts to produce a musical about the climate emergency ahead of the major COP26 summit.

University of Exeter students help to show multilingual pupils the value of their language skills

University of Exeter students have worked with multilingual teenagers to help them see the value of their incredible language skills as part of a unique research project.

Business School secures top 100 place in Financial Times Masters in Management 2021 rankings

The University of Exeter Business School’s MSc Management programme has secured a place in the in the Financial Times’ Masters in Management 2021 rankings.

Exeter part of world’s first trial for new cancer test

The University of Exeter is part of a collaboration working with the NHS on the world’s largest trial of a revolutionary new blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear.

‘Leading Edge’ speaker series returns with Mary Portas and John Amaechi part of stellar line up

The University of Exeter Business School’s MBA community is set to continue its successful speaker series after announcing its exciting autumn line up.

Events to celebrate European research

A festival celebrating European research will take place this month with events in Bodmin, Exeter and Lyme Regis.

Exeter research underpins NHS bid to identify thousands of cases of rare diabetes

Exeter research is providing knowledge and testing to support an NHS bid to diagnose thousands of people who are unaware that they have a rare form of diabetes.

Business School academic shortlisted for Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year at THE Awards

A University of Exeter Business School professor is in the running for a prestigious THE Award after being shortlisted for Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year.

University of Exeter Business School makes progress in QS rankings

The University of Exeter Business School has enhanced the reputation of its Masters programmes with a strong showing in the 2022 QS Masters in Management, Masters in Finance and Global MBA rankings. 

University of Exeter and Wells Cathedral celebrate new partnership

The University of Exeter has embarked on a new partnership with Wells Cathedral to uncover more about the stunning building known as the ‘most poetic’ of England’s Cathedrals.

University of Exeter Business School receives gender equality award

The University of Exeter Business School’s commitment to improving gender equality has been recognised with an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Experts set to use history and comedy to empower LGBTQ+ young people to play a central role in climate activism

Experts will use history and comedy to empower LGBTQ+ young people to play a central role in climate activism as part of a major project held ahead of the COP26 conference.

Exeter City of Literature marks International Literacy Day 2021

Exeter – along with other Cities of Literature around the world – is marking International Literacy Day 2021 by highlighting work to give families a “book prescription”.

Exemplary nurses receive Human Rights and Nursing Award at international Exeter conference

Two nurses have received a prestigious award to recognise their outstanding contribution to human rights and care, at an international conference about ethics in care during COVID-19 hosted by the University of Exeter.

Exeter rises into top 150 in latest influential rankings

The University of Exeter’s global reputation has been reinforced after it rose into the top 150 worldwide in the latest influential league table. 

Housebuilder funds climate study into future of home construction

Vistry Group, a top five national housebuilder, is funding research at the University of Exeter to explore the impact of climate change on homes and housebuilding in the future.

University of Exeter ranked among top 200 universities in the world in new analysis

The University of Exeter has been ranked among the top 200 higher education institutions in the world as part of new analysis. 

Researchers identify new genes linked to longer reproductive lifespan in women

The age at which women go through menopause is critical for fertility and impacts healthy ageing in women, but reproductive ageing has been difficult for scientists to study and insights into the underlying biology are limited.

Apprentices ready to bring traditional seaside entertainment back to Devon this summer

Young performers in Devon are getting ready to bring traditional seaside entertainment back to the county this summer after embarking on an unusual apprenticeship.

Learn Cornish in your own home as part of an exciting new online course

People can learn when to say “dell y'm kyrri”, and understand when it’s better to use “meur ras” as part of an exciting new course which allows them to learn Cornish in their own home. 

Exeter hails its student and graduate ‘entrepreneurs of tomorrow’ in startup awards

An innovative surf-hire firm and a social enterprise that helps disadvantaged women in Kenya start their own businesses were among the winners at this month’s Student Startups End-of-Year Awards Ceremony. 

University of Exeter recognised for “financial lifeline” support for students during coronavirus pandemic

The University of Exeter has been recognised for offering a financial lifeline and practical support for students facing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic

New apprentices set to take to the promenade and bring back seaside entertainment this summer

New apprentices are training to take to the promenade as they get ready to resurrect traditional seaside entertainment in Britain this summer.

Climate change event: Environment Secretary pledges push for green finance at COP26

Mobilising green finance will be a government priority for COP26 and will take the fight against climate change “to the next level”, according to Environment Secretary George Eustice. 

Twin doctors graduate from Exeter together after training during pandemic

Twin brothers Adam and Jack Tremlett have defied the odds by graduating in Medicine at the University of Exeter together.

Duchess of Cornwall to meet families taking part in literature “therapy” to encourage love of reading and improve mental health

The Duchess of Cornwall will meet families taking part in literature “therapy” to encourage a love of reading and promote better mental health during the Royal visit to Exeter next week.

Pioneering research about the impact of multilingualism around the globe showcased at University of Exeter event

Experts showcased their pioneering research about the impact of multilingualism around the globe at a University of Exeter event.

GW4 BioMed2 MRC Doctoral Training Partnership secures major boost

The Medical Research Council has awarded the GW4 BioMed2 MRC Doctoral Training Partnership funding for 64 studentships over the next three years across the GW4 Alliance of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter Universities. 

Professor Vesna Goldsworthy elected fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

Acclaimed novelist, memoirist, poet – and University of Exeter creative writing expert – Professor Vesna Goldsworthy has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Oldest book of English literature in the world available to browse online for the first time

One of the oldest books of English literature in the world - created more than 1,000 years ago - is now available for anyone to browse online for the first time.