University News

Tree-mendous benefits from campus ecosystem

Mature trees at the University of Exeter have an annual economic value of more than £46,000, a recent survey has shown.

Call to increase number of specialist Maths Schools following Exeter's success

The success of the Exeter Mathematics School in helping pupils from all backgrounds to attend top universities has been highlighted in a new, high level report.

The Radical Sabbatical

In 2017, unsure about the career path set out before her, alumna Emma Rosen (MA Applied Security and Strategy, 2015) changed tack and spent a year trying 25 careers before her 25th birthday.

Archaeologists to explore hidden past of one of Devon’s oldest buildings used by rulers and nobility

Archaeologists are hoping to discover more about the prehistoric, Roman and medieval history of a building used by Kings and Devon’s most important families.

CBE for cancer diagnosis professor whose deafness “boosted research career”

Professor Willie Hamilton, whose research in improving cancer diagnosis has helped save thousands of lives, has been awarded the CBE.

College hosts its 5th annual Christmas Lectures

On 19th December 2018 the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences hosted their 5th annual Christmas Lectures, arranged by Professor Pete Vukusic, Dr Gihan Marasingha, Dr Alice Mills and Vicky Glazer. 

Lifeboat engineering and science enthrals at festive family event hosted at the University of Exeter

Families from across the South West were immersed in fun, facts and physics about lifeboats and the incredible work carried out by the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) during a special festive treat, organised jointly by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the University of Exeter.

Mother and daughter both graduate together - for the second time

A mother and daughter are celebrating graduating together from the same university – for the second time.

UN genocide prevention expert honoured at University of Exeter winter graduation

A campaigner leading the UN’s international efforts to fight genocide is among the experts being honoured at the University of Exeter’s winter graduation ceremonies this week.

Exeter research ranked among the most influential of 2018

Research conducted by Exeter experts has been recognised amongst the top 100 influential in 2018.

A win for Build Solar at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards

Build Solar, an innovative spin-out company from the University of Exeter, lead the way at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards with a win in the "Innovation - Tomorrow's Contribution to Sustainability" category for their impressive new product Solar Squared, a multifunctional glass brick.

Exeter Recognised in UK’s Top Breakthroughs List for Revolutionary Hip Replacement

The Exeter Hip has been listed as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its life-changing impact on nearly two million lives across half a century.

Innovative technology centre opening at Oceansgate development

A new centre for marine innovation, based at Plymouth’s Oceansgate development, is now up-and-running thanks to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding.

Scientists secure prestigious awards for global impact of microplastics research

A team of researchers has won two prestigious awards for the impact of work highlighting the presence, and potential impacts, of microplastics in our oceans.

Autumn telethon raises more than £135,000

The University of Exeter’s autumn telethon has raised more than £135,000 to support students as part of the Making the Exceptional Happen Campaign.

Exeter students amongst high-earning graduates, figures show

Students from the University of Exeter are among the highest-earning in the UK in the 10 years after graduation, figures have shown.

Exeter’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Strategy commended

The University of Exeter’s role in a high-level strategic fund, designed to pioneer new ways to tackle some of today’s greatest global challenges, has received a commendation.

University of Exeter expert to receive historic key to mark Freedom of the city

A University of Exeter expert will receive a fitting keepsake to mark being awarded the Freedom of the City for his services to history - the key to an iconic lost building.

University of Exeter joins President Macron’s campaign to fight cyber-attacks

The University of Exeter has joined governments around the world and technology giants in backing President Macron of France’s campaign to fight cyber-attacks.

Exeter experts among world’s most influential scientists, according to new ranking

Leading academics from the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the world’s most influential researchers, according to a prestigious new ranking.

Exeter Maths School named Sunday Times Sixth Form College of the Year

Exeter Mathematics School has been named as The Sunday Times Sixth Form College of the Year.

Matthew (Matt) Hedges: A statement from the University of Exeter

Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter said: “We are all deeply saddened, shocked and concerned by the life sentence given to Matt Hedges today, following his detention and trial in the United Arab Emirates.

Leading social mobility expert joins University of Exeter

One of the foremost experts on social mobility in Britain has been appointed as a Professor at the University of Exeter.

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.

University of Exeter expert working with Imperial War Museums

A University of Exeter historian has taken on a prestigious role advising Imperial War Museums on their activities to further public understanding of 20th and 21st century warfare and its ramifications.

Exeter expert shortlisted for NERC Impact Awards 2018

4,000 tons of microbeads no longer released into ocean after pioneering plastics research

Female volunteers needed for stress study

Researchers at the University of Exeter are looking for volunteers to help them explore whether assigning a more positive meaning to a stressful event can reduce stress and improve emotional wellbeing.  

Broadcaster and writer Simon Mayo to speak at University’s Creative Dialogues series

One of Britain’s best-loved and well-known broadcasters, Simon Mayo, will talk about the fascinating real life events which inspired his Devon-set novel at an event in Exeter this month.

University of Exeter among top 100 universities in the world for arts and humanities

The University of Exeter has been named as one of the best places in the world to study arts and humanities in new influential rankings.

University appoints first Associate Director for Arts and Culture

Victoria and Albert Museum expert Sarah Campbell has been appointed as the University of Exeter’s first Associate Director for Arts and Culture.

Influential film critic Mark Kermode appointed Honorary Professor

Influential film critic Mark Kermode has been appointed as an Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter.

Powerful film highlighting the impact of plastic pollution in the Arctic showcased

A powerful film made by campaigners showing the impact of plastic pollution in the Arctic Ocean will be shown in Cornwall.

University of Exeter wins gender equality award

The University of Exeter has won an Athena SWAN silver award for the advancement of gender equality.

 

Celebration of pioneering partnership between University of Exeter and the London Film School

Experts are celebrating a pioneering partnership between the University of Exeter and the London Film School which gives students unique training in the movie industry.

Event marks closer ties between University of Exeter and museums in Cornwall

University of Exeter academics and experts looking after Cornwall’s historic treasures will collaborate to shed more light on Cornwall’s unique history and help local museums thrive.

University of Exeter hosts top Defra experts

The University of Exeter recently hosted a senior delegation from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

RHS Britain in Bloom Award for the Exeter in Bloom 2018 Campaign

Exeter has been awarded a Britain in Bloom Silver Gilt Award for the beauty of its outdoor spaces.  

Boost for Exeter’s construction workforce

The construction sector across Greater Exeter is set to benefit from additional support to help attract, retain and upskill its workforce.

New University of Exeter arts and culture strategy unveiled

Ambitious new plans have been unveiled showing how the University of Exeter will play a leading role in supporting innovative arts and culture projects in the South West and beyond.

Exeter among top 100 universities in the world for social sciences and law

The University of Exeter has been named as one of the top 100 places in the world to study social sciences and law in new influential rankings.

Exeter launches new undergraduate programmes in Data Science

The University of Exeter has launched a range of Data Science programmes for undergraduates that will teach students the integral skills required to be a part of the digital revolution.

Award-winning author Kamila Shamsie to speak at University’s Creative Dialogues series

Award-winning author Kamila Shamsie will be the next guest in Exeter’s event series Creative Dialogues on Thursday 18 October.

New state-of-the-art optical spectrum analyser will help to detect disease

Pioneering research, conducted by Professor Frank Vollmer at the University of Exeter’s Living Systems Institute, will advance even further thanks to support from the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung.

Royal Visit for pioneering Exeter Mathematics School

Pupils at the pioneering Exeter Mathematics School have received a royal visit thanks to their innovative work with academics and leading technology organisations.

New scholarships help top Canadian students visit Exeter

Students from Canada are being given the opportunity to study at the University of Exeter Business School, thanks to a new scholarship programme set-up by an Exeter alumnus.

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 tops tables for sports science

Exeter is the best university in the UK for sports science, according to two major league tables.

University sets ambitious carbon reduction target

The University of Exeter has announced a new carbon reduction target that commits to achieving a 50 per cent reduction in energy-related carbon emissions by 2026, and has approved investment in a range of energy-saving projects to help achieve this.

Exeter retains position in world top 150, according to influential rankings

Exeter has retained its position in the top 150 universities in the world, in the latest influential league table.

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.

Multi-million-pound project will put Devon at the forefront of solving global environmental and big data challenges

A £6.4 million initiative to boost Devon’s expertise in solving future global environmental and big data challenges has formally launched in Exeter - The Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab (Impact Lab).

Women scientists take to their soapboxes in Exeter city centre

Soapbox Science, an event that brings science to the public and showcases female scientists, returns to Exeter Saturday 29 September.

£1 million gift to support vital agricultural research

Critical research at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Rural Policy Research (CRPR) is to expand thanks to further investment from the John Oldacre Foundation.

Cornish artist, Kurt Jackson to be guest of honour at University of Exeter launch event

The event, held at the University’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at the Penryn Campus on Thursday 27 September from 5-7pm, will celebrate Jackson’s new painting Taxonomy and Biodiversity and the reinstallation of water sculpture Cornish Trembling Sea Mat.  

J.P. Morgan and University of Exeter partner to offer UK’s first financial services apprenticeship with Russell Group degree

Building on the success of its established apprenticeship scheme, J.P. Morgan is partnering with the University of Exeter to deliver Financial Services Apprenticeships to degree level. 

University Campaign enters home straight

The University of Exeter’s ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ Campaign has reached 75% of its ambitious target with two years to go.

New University of Exeter Business School centre opened by Dame Ellen MacArthur

Record-breaking sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, has officially marked the opening of a new centre at the University of Exeter Business School, which is dedicated to tackling some of the world’s greatest social and economic challenges.

Dame Ellen MacArthur to launch new University of Exeter Business School centre dedicated to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges

Record-breaking sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, will launch a new University of Exeter Business School centre dedicated to addressing the world’s greatest social and economic challenges.

Exeter welcomes new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact)

The University of Exeter has welcomed one of the world’s foremost microbiologists as its new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact).

Exeter academics recognised for teaching excellence

Two leading academics at the University of Exeter have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships - one of the most prestigious awards for higher education teaching.

Two hundredth volunteer joins the search for Devon’s Roman history

The 200th volunteer has joined the search for more clues about the Roman occupation of Devon at a major archaeological dig in the county.

Students at the South West’s unique school for talented mathematicians achieve outstanding results

Students at the South West’s unique school for talented mathematicians have achieved some of the best A-level results in the country – setting them on the path towards becoming the much-needed engineers and scientists of the future.

Exeter cements position amongst world’s best universities in influential ranking

Exeter has cemented its position as one of the best universities in the world, according to the latest influential rankings.

Exeter smashes fundraising record, raising more than £15 million in single year

The University of Exeter’s ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ Campaign has raised more than £15 million of philanthropic income during the academic year (to 31 July 2018), the best ever fundraising performance in the University’s 63-year history.

Mindfulness training for prisoners set to transform Kenyan jails

A project which has transformed the lives of hundreds of Kenyan prisoners through teaching them mindfulness is set to expand, potentially leading to fundamental changes to the country’s jail system.

Exeter commits to ‘earn and learn’ by joining The 5% Club

The University of Exeter has strengthened its commitment to investing in, and developing, people by joining a pioneering national initiative

University Campaign raises more than £1 million for School of Mines

More than £1 million has been donated to the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) this year, through the University of Exeter’s ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ fundraising Campaign.

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.

Pioneering women from University of Exeter honoured in stunning new exhibition

Striking portraits of Dr Sarah Buck OBE and Dame Clare Marx, members of the University of Exeter’s Council

Exeter subjects ranked in the world top 100

A wide range of subjects at the University of Exeter have been ranked amongst the world’s best, according to an influential international league table.

Professor Tia DeNora elected to prestigious British Academy fellowship

A University of Exeter expert has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious British Academy for her research on the therapeutic value of music making.

History of medicine expert receives prestigious Royal Society medal

A University of Exeter expert in the history of medicine has been honoured by the Royal Society

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.

Green Flag flies across University of Exeter campuses

The University of Exeter has retained the prestigious Green Flag Awards

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.

Future coders start intensive training at the University of Exeter

The next generation of computer coders have started intensive training as part of a new summer school at the University of Exeter.

New Exeter institute to tackle ‘global challenges’

How can our planet and its people flourish as the human population reaches an estimated 9-11 billion?

University of Exeter authors honoured by Royal Society of Literature

Two University of Exeter authors have been named by the prestigious Royal Society of Literature

Water security crisis requires ‘urgent action’

Major forum to address ‘biggest danger facing the world over next decade’ 

Women in science award for university department

The Department of Sport and Health Sciences (St Luke’s Campus) has been awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award.

Pioneering mooring rope deployed at a cutting-edge wave energy device

A sophisticated new type of mooring rope has been successfully deployed at a cutting-edge wave energy device.

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS at special Exeter birthday party

The 70th anniversary of the NHS will be celebrated with a special birthday party in Exeter this month

Clean Air Day – Get involved in measuring pollution and find greener walking routes during Exeter events

Families got advice on how to pick greener walking routes in Exeter and help to measure pollution in the city as part of two events to mark Clean Air Day.

University of Exeter academic honoured for research shaping new national data on police use of force

A University of Exeter expert’s work on a new national reporting system on the use of force for all 43 police forces in England and Wales has earned her a major award.

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 Cyber Law Experts in the Spotlight in Estonia

Exeter Law School is cementing its position as a global thought leader in international cyber law. Between 21 May and 1 June 2018, two members of the faculty travelled to Tallinn, Estonia, to take part in an annual gathering of global cyber experts in the fields of technology, strategy, policy, and law.

Pioneering genomics researcher recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

An Exeter clinical scientist who has helped to transform the lives of thousands of patients worldwide has been recognised by the Queen in her latest Birthday Honours.   

Exeter announces new Mireille Gillings Fellowships in Health Innovation to develop future women leaders

The University of Exeter Medical School is creating two new Mireille Gillings Professorial Fellowships, to help develop the next generation of leaders that excel in medicine, science, leadership and business. They have been funded from a £10 million donation from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation – the largest single gift ever made to the University.

Exeter-Hong Kong centre to promote environmental sustainability and resilience

First of its kind Joint Centre in Hong Kong

Scholarship programme established in honour of Mining alumnus

Richard Osman (MSc Mining Geology, 1999), a graduate of the Camborne School of Mines (CSM), has been honoured posthumously by friends and former colleagues who have set up a scholarship scheme at his alma mater.

£25 million South West Institute of Technology plan reaches funding bid final

A multimillion pound bid to revolutionise digital technology education across the South West has reached the final phase

Preferred bidder for new student accommodation named

UPP has been selected as the preferred bidder to develop new on-campus accommodation for students.

Exeter hosts delegation from CUHK for collaborative environmental workshops

A delegation of senior representatives from the Chinese University Hong Kong (CUHK) has visited the University of Exeter

Continuing links between the University of Exeter and South Korea public sector celebrated during visit

Academics and alumni have celebrated the strong links between the South Korean public sector and the University of Exeter with a series of events.

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.

College of Humanities rubber-stamps new agreement with University of British Columbia

The University of Exeter has rubber-stamped a new agreement with the University of British Columbia (UBC).

The University of Exeter launches new programme to power high-growth UK companies

The University of Exeter, as part of the SETsquared Partnership, today launched a programme to enable some of the UK’s best tech

Exeter subjects rise in influential global rankings

The University of Exeter has strengthened its position amongst the leading universities both nationally and internationally

Exeter holds inaugural Sports Medicine Conference

The University of Exeter will join forces with the Exeter Chiefs from today to hold the first ever Sports Medicine Conference, promising to tackle the biggest issues in the field.

Experts discuss a new international vision for Devon post-Brexit at Exeter event

An MP and foreign policy experts will discuss how Devon communities and companies can have influence around the world

Critical role parrotfish play in coral reef island building shown in stunning new documentary

The pivotal role that parrotfish play in building and maintaining coral reef islands, unearthed by experts at the University of Exeter

Exeter to bring data science and AI expertise to The Alan Turing Institute

The University of Exeter has joined the prestigious Alan Turing Institute, it has been announced.

Engagement Survey makes a difference with £3,556 charity donations

University staff have raised £3,556 for three very deserving charities, through 73% of colleagues completing their Employee Engagement Survey last November.