University News

Sports fans invited to share memories at new Exeter City FC group

A special social group designed to encourage men over 50 to come together and talk about sports and memorabilia has been launched in Exeter.

Experts discuss public libraries at summit

The University of Exeter hosted a summit discuss how library services and other social enterprises and charities can better understand their social impact.

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.

SETsquared partnership secures funding to grow small businesses

The SETsquared Partnership has secured a government award of £5 million to tackle the challenge of scaling up small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to innovate and grow.

Creator of Exeter hip dies

A surgeon who played an integral role in creating an artificial implant that revolutionised hip replacements worldwide has died.

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to University of Exeter academic

Anti-nuclear campaigners, including a University of Exeter academic, have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

University alliance awarded £2m to train a new generation of freshwater leaders

Exeter is part of the UK’s first freshwater doctoral training programme to address the complex challenges facing freshwater sustainability.

‘Breaking 2’: Exeter scientists take the lead in Nike’s marathon mission

Exeter scientists and alumni spearheaded the science behind Nike’s moonshot to achieve the first sub two-hour marathon, ‘Breaking 2.’ 

Poet in residence at rubbish dumps publishes verse inspired by waste

A writer spent a year as a poet in residence at rubbish dumps braving vast flocks of seagulls – and their droppings – to uncover the “hideous” beauty” of landfill sites.

Social Sciences placed amongst top 100 in THE global rankings

Exeter has been named as one of the top 100 places in the world to study a range of Social Sciences subjects, according to the latest influential rankings.

University of Exeter a cappella groups take part in TV battle to win chance to record an album at Abbey Road

Semi-Toned and the Illuminations are taking part in a new Sky One programme to find the country’s best vocal group. (Image credit: Sky)

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid visits Penryn Campus

Key senior Government members visited the Penryn Campus to strengthen their understanding of the challenges and opportunities for Cornwall arising from Brexit.

Sir Christopher Ondaatje extends support for cricket at Exeter

Excellence in cricket at the University of Exeter has been boosted further with the generosity of Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE (Hon DLitt, 2003).

Unseen photos of movie stars revealed by Exeter's film museum

A unique collection of rarely seen photographs showing stars such as Judy Garland and Laurence Olivier making some of British Cinema’s most-loved films can be seen for the first time.

Lord Mayor witnesses innovative maths and science curriculum at Exeter school

Exeter’s Lord Mayor has witnessed the innovative curriculum at an South West school which is leading the way in teaching science and maths.

Monkey island research station battered by Hurricane Maria

Researchers are working to restore a Puerto Rican research station and its nearby community following damage caused by Hurricane Maria.

Global companies attend Exeter careers fairs in China

Some of the world’s leading multi-national companies attended recruitment fairs in China to meet some of Exeter’s top graduates in the region.

Exeter to play host to first South West Translation Festival

Authors, language experts, a “Spectacular Translation Machine” and a typewriter called Adélaïde will be the stars of Exeter’s first Translation Festival this month.

University of Exeter named as one of the top 100 places in the world to study and research arts and humanities

The University of Exeter has been named as one of the top 100 places in the world to study and research arts and humanities in the 2018 Times Higher Education Arts and humanities subject ranking, published today.

 

University of Exeter shortlisted for five “Oscars of higher education”

The University of Exeter has been shortlisted for five Times Higher Education awards across a range of categories in arts and science, a greater number than any other university this year.

University of Exeter trees remove pollution equivalent to emissions from 798 family cars

The thousands of trees at the University of Exeter remove pollution equivalent to emissions from 798 family cars from the atmosphere every year, research shows.

Tourist attractions set to be transformed by virtual reality and digital technology

Historic attractions in Britain and France are set to be transformed as experts work to use virtual reality and digital technology to revolutionise the way visitors experience the historic locations.

University campuses up for People’s Choice Awards

Three University of Exeter campuses are among the nominees in a vote for the UK’s favourite green spaces.

Global rankings rate Exeter in top 1 per cent of world universities

The University of Exeter has remained in the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide in a respected global league table released today, 5 September 2017. 

New support to put history, theology and archaeology back on the curriculum in Georgia

Teachers in Georgia are being given expert help to put history, archaeology and theology back on the curriculum and address a chronic shortage of curators and archaeologists following the fall of communism.

Exeter City Football Club to become museum thanks to National Lottery funding

Exeter City’s home ground St James Park will become a museum as club supporters and experts work together to showcase the incredible history of the football club.

Students at unique mathematics school achieve outstanding A-level results

Students at a unique South West sixth form for mathematicians have once again scored some of the best A-level results in the country.

3,000 turn out for Science in the Square

More than 3,000 people joined scientists from the University of Exeter for a fun-filled day in Falmouth last week.

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.

Dedicated mathematicians honoured for work to calculate how to score goals and predict rainfall

Enthusiastic teenage mathematicians in the South West have used their talents to try to work out how to take the perfect free kick in football, predict rainfall or make Britain float.

Two new appointments made to University Council

Two of the UK’s leading authorities in the health and aerospace sectors have been appointed as independent members of the University of Exeter’s governing body.

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.

Mother and daughter graduate at the same time – and both plan to become teachers

A mother of five who studied for a degree as a mature student despite not attending secondary school has graduated at the same time as her daughter.

Green Flag Awards for University of Exeter campuses

The University of Exeter has won Green Flag Awards for its picturesque and eco-friendly campuses.

Exeter Chiefs Head Coach among this year’s honorary graduates from University of Exeter

Exeter Chiefs Head Coach Rob Baxter will be awarded an honorary degree from the University of Exeter after the rugby team’s stunning performance this season.

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 secures EPSRC grant to revolutionise wireless technologies

The University of Exeter has received a multi-million pound research grant to pioneer new techniques and materials to control and manipulate electromagnetic and acoustic energy.

Experience sights of ancient Exeter using virtual reality

People can step back in time and experience what it would have been like to live among the crowded streets of Georgian Exeter thanks to virtual reality.

Interactive family events to give public fascinating insight into space weather

People of all ages will be given a fascinating insight into the future of pioneering space weather research, during a special series of interactive events, later this month.

Help tackle climate change in Exeter

Researchers will discuss how climate change could affect Exeter at an event on Thursday 13 July.

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.

Rare archaeological find could be the first time unique pottery seen in the South West

Archaeologists excavating a site where Iron Age, Roman, and early medieval communities lived for more than a thousand years have unearthed pottery believed to have never been seen before in the South West.

Soapbox Science returns to Exeter

Ever wondered what happens in your brain when you eat chocolate? Or whether Nemo’s dad should’ve been less worried about finding his son and more concerned about ocean acidification?

Exeter’s teaching excellence officially recognised as ‘gold standard’

The University of Exeter’s commitment to providing world-class teaching has been recognised with the award of a “Gold” rating in the first national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment.

‘BEEHAVE’ project wins innovation award

A project which helps protect bees has won the 2017 BBSRC Innovator of the Year award for Social Impact.  

Exeter’s world diabetes expert awarded CBE

A world-leading expert diabetes has been awarded the CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

GW4 Alliance to unveil cutting-edge microscopy facility

A shared microscopy facility will lead to a better understanding of human health and disease at a molecular level.

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.

University of Exeter to showcase research at Royal Cornwall Show

Students and staff from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus will be at the Royal Cornwall Show again this year to showcase research taking place in Cornwall.

Exeter hosts IPCC meeting on the 1.5°C Global Warming target

Some of the world’s leading climate scientists are gathering in Exeter for a high-profile event to examine the impact, significance and implications of global warming, in relation to the Paris Agreement 2015.

University of Exeter launches new degree to tackle construction skills gap

Exeter joins Laing O’Rouke and Hinkley Point C partners to deliver BEng Civil Engineering Site Management .

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.

Walk-in camera obscura and giant pop-up book part of family fun at the University of Exeter

Children can enjoy exploring a walk-in camera obscura and a giant pop-up book at a free family day at the University of Exeter.

Technician Commitment launched

The University of Exeter has joined more than 35 research institutions from across the UK to back a pledge to support their technicians.

Global climate change story map wins award

A web app created to share the stories from an online climate change course which attracted people from more than 160 countries has won an award.

Exeter secures respected university HR award

The University of Exeter has received a prestigious award in recognition of one of its most innovative and forward-thinking HR initiatives.

Professor Kei Miller nominated for prestigious literary prizes around the world

A novel by University of Exeter Professor in Creative Writing, Kei Miller, has been nominated for prestigious literary prizes around the world.

Top psychologist wins award

A psychologist who specialises in topics including leadership and motivation has won an award from the British Psychological Society. 

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.

University to host open mental health event

Helping people recover from extreme stress or psychological trauma will be the focus of a public event at the University of Exeter on Saturday (20 May).

Vice-President of Royal Society visits University of Exeter

One of the UK’s leading scientists has praised the “energy, commitment and enthusiasm” of researchers at the University of Exeter, during a special visit.

Rainbow flags flying with Pride at the University of Exeter

Rainbow flags are flying at the University of Exeter’s campuses this week as staff and students mark Exeter Pride.

Support for teachers will boost access to top universities

Boosting support for teachers could significantly increase the chance of pupils attending a top university, new analysis suggests.

‘BEEHAVE’ project up for award

A project which helps protect bees has been nominated for an innovation award. 

Exeter Geography department gets gender equality award

The University of Exeter’s Geography department has earned an Athena SWAN silver award for gender equality.

Cross-Pacific rowers visit Exeter

Four women who rowed 8,000 miles, from San Francisco in the United States to Cairns, Australia, will share their remarkable story at a film screening at the University of Exeter on Wednesday 17 May.

Environment and Sustainability Institute appoints new Director

Professor Juliet Osborne has been appointed as the new Director of the University of Exeter’s flagship Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI).

Tributes paid to former University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor Sir Geoffrey Holland

Tributes have been paid to the former University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor Sir Geoffrey Holland, who has died aged 78.

History of rich Indian textiles brought to life at free event in Exeter

The history of stunning rare Indian textiles will be brought to life by experts at a free event at the University of Exeter this week.

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.

Special screening of landmark film to mark 20 years of the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

A special screening of a landmark film will be held to mark the 20th anniversary of Exeter's Bill Douglas Cinema Museum this week.

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.

GCSE students get taste of university life

More than 160 GCSE students got a taste of university life during the Easter holidays.

Queen’s honours for outstanding academics

The Provost of the University of Exeter received her CBE this week after being recognised for services to higher education in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.

University of Exeter teacher training rated as among the best courses in the country

Teacher training courses at the University of Exeter have been ranked as among the best in the country.

Cornwall physicist lives the same day twice in global speaking tour

A University of Exeter professor has gone round the world in 39 days to promote the importance of physics.

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.

Shared love of literature brings generations together

A shared love of literature has brought together University of Exeter undergraduates and older city residents, who studied alongside each other in a new course.

University of Exeter Supports TEDxExeter and Inspiring Ideas

Inspiring ideas, which aim to turn hope into action, will be at the centre of a publicly-accessible event this month at TEDxExeter, sponsored by the University of Exeter.

Educational equality expert to begin new role at the University of Exeter

A leading expert on social mobility and educational inequality has been appointed to work to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to study at the University of Exeter.

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 submits revised on-campus accommodation plans

The University of Exeter has submitted a revised planning application to develop new on-campus accommodation for students, following constructive community discussions.

One Planet MBA named among the best in the world

The University of Exeter’s unique One Planet course has been ranked again as among the best MBA programmes in the world.

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.

Outdated divorce law causes needlessly painful and destructive breakups, new research finds

Outdated divorce law is causing needlessly painful and destructive breakups and exacerbating conflict between couples, a major new study has found.

Chess bonds literary critic and Nobel Prize-winning author, newly uncovered letters show

They often found themselves thousands of miles apart but author Sir William Golding and journalist Anthony Curtis never let that stop them pursuing one of their favourite pastimes – chess.

Beach debris to be transformed into art as part of Falmouth Spring Festival

Families can make art from litter found in the sea and on beaches as part of a free event at Falmouth Art Gallery.

Cabinet Minister visits University - and gives students tips on how to become an MP

Cabinet Minister David Lidington visited the University of Exeter today and met academics who have given evidence to Parliament and students studying politics and history.

Explore the fascinating creatures on Cornwall’s shores with free guided rockpooling session

Families can identify the fascinating creatures found on Cornwall’s shores with the help of a University of Exeter animal ecology expert as part of the Falmouth Spring Festival.

Communities to work with archaeologists to research history of Devon and Cornwall, thanks to National Lottery players

Communities in Devon and Cornwall will be able to research the history of Roman, Iron Age and medieval settlements in the region by helping experts on a major archaeological dig and associated surveys this year.

Uncover Higher Education Programme launched

Over 300 visitors, made up of students from schools across Devon, Dorset and Cornwall in Year 9 and their parents/guardians attended a successful launch day for Uncover Higher Education (HE) Programme on Saturday 18 March 2017 on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus.

Edible bananas grown for the first time at the University of Exeter

Edible bananas have been grown for the first time by the talented gardeners at the University of Exeter.

£25m fund could boost high-tech South West projects

Hi-tech South West businesses could be boosted by a new investment fund worth up to £25 million.

University of Exeter expert working to reform tax collection in Greece

A University of Exeter expert has been appointed to help the Greek authorities make the tax collection system more efficient and enhance tax compliance.

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.

Top social scientist boosts Exeter’s research excellence

One of the UK’s leading social scientists is joining the University of Exeter from her previous post as Chief Executive of the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).

Remarkable history of Exeter City FC seen in new exhibition

Rarely-seen pictures will tell the remarkable story of Exeter City FC at a new exhibition dedicated to the club’s unique history.

School children unpick genetic baking riddle in University labs

Pupils from Westcountry schools used genetic processes commonly seen in TV crime dramas to help solve the mystery of who is sabotaging Devon’s very own Bake Off.

Artists invited to engage with University’s inspirational research

How do you link one of the University of Exeter’s many world-class research themes to an artistic vision or idea?

University of Exeter Business School tops global ranking of ‘Better World’ MBA programmes

The University of Exeter Business School has the best MBA programme in the world devoted to environmental and social issues, according to a new league table.

Experts study the past and present in new state-of-the-art Digital Humanities Laboratory

Experts are using cutting-edge technologies to study the past and present in a new, state-of-the-art digital humanities laboratory.