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Read the 2013 edition of EXETER Magazine - now available to view online. For previous editions visit our archive.

First World War postcards from 2014 to 1914

Hundreds of postcards have been written to those affected by the outbreak of the First World War from people today, as a form of memorial and recognition.

Green Flags to fly over Exeter campuses once again

The University of Exeter’s Streatham and St Luke’s campuses are among the record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award.

The fantasy world of Ray Harryhausen comes to Devon

Ray Harryhausen is a legendary figure in the history of animation through the models that he created for films such as Jason and the Argonauts, One Million Years B.C, and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.

Statement about the detention of Alexander Sodiqov

We welcome the release from detention in Tajikistan of Alexander Sodiqov, a researcher contracted by the University of Exeter. We look forward to the case being formally concluded so Alexander can return to his studies in Canada. 

Truro Cathedral hosts University of Exeter graduations

Celebration is in the air as 478 University of Exeter students graduate at Truro Cathedral on Monday 21 July.

Exeter Science Park secures further links with the University of Exeter

The Exeter Science Park Company has strengthened its links with the University of Exeter through an agreement which will see the University’s innovation arm manage the new Science Park Centre.

Baronesses team up – University honours Baroness Lawrence

Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University’s Chancellor, Baroness Floella Benjamin. 

Honorary degrees for South West stalwarts

The University is bestowing key figures from the South West region with Honorary Degrees this week, among 14 Honorary Graduates. 

University of Exeter toasts summer graduands

Celebration is in the air as the University of Exeter prepares for Summer Graduation.

University of Exeter announces new Director of Campus Services

Following 14 years as University of Exeter Director of Sport, Phil Attwell has been promoted to the position of Director of Campus Services. 

Showcase highlighted innovation to improve healthcare and treatment

A wide range of research which is advancing knowledge on some of the greatest health challenges of our time was showcased at a dynamic event.

Petals power the University as it prepares for Britain in Bloom judging

Judges from the Royal Horticultural Society will descend on Exeter this week to assess the city's entry for Britain in Bloom. 

University of Exeter announce three finalists in Green Gown Awards 2014

The University of Exeter has been shortlisted for three prestigious Green Gown Awards in recognition of best practice within higher education.

National award for university and students' union partnership

The University of Exeter, University of Exeter Students’ Guild and Falmouth & Exeter Students’ Union (FXU) have been awarded the 2014 Students’ Union and Institution Partnership Award by the Higher Education Academy and National Union of Students.

University outlets achieve Bronze Food for Life standard

Four University outlets are now serving Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark meals, with a guarantee that meals are freshly prepared, healthy, ethical and environmentally sustainable.

UK business incubator named number one in Europe

SETsquared has been ranked as the top university business incubator in Europe and second best in the world. 

Exeter hosts record breaking Big Bang science and engineering fair

Budding scientists from across the South West region will experience their very own ‘Big Bang’ moment at a special fair hosted by the University of Exeter.

Exeter students become "Global Citizens" in Grand Challenges

Students participate in unique Exeter programme

Arctic warming linked to fewer European and US cold weather extremes, new study shows

Climate change is unlikely to lead to more days of extreme cold, similar to those that gripped the USA in a deep freeze last winter, new research has shown.

'War Song' a resounding success

A spectacular concert showcasing musical talent at the University of Exeter has raised around £1,000 for Help for Heroes. 

Exeter competition encourages students to kick-start a renewables revolution

A team of intrepid teenagers is celebrating after winning a national competition designed to help kick-start a renewables revolution - using nothing but basic household objects.

University celebrates Universities Week with range of activities

The University of Exeter is featuring in a UK-wide campaign this week to highlight the value and importance of universities to our everyday lives.

World Dementia Envoy opens Exeter health innovation hub

An award-winning centre which is cementing Exeter’s global reputation for health innovation has been officially opened by the World Dementia Envoy, Dennis Gillings, CBE, PhD.

Building world-leading research communities

The first GW4 Alliance projects to receive funding to build research communities focused on tackling some of the world’s grand challenges, have been unveiled.

Exeter enjoys notable success in Guardian 2015 University Guide

The University of Exeter has enjoyed significant success in the latest Guardian University Guide, strengthening its position as one of the best universities in the country.

University of Exeter Business School opens its doors in Cornwall

The University of Exeter is reinforcing its commitment to boosting Cornwall’s economic prosperity by launching its Business School on the Penryn Campus.

Student sustainability project claims international award

The Students’ Green Unit (SGU), an innovative sustainability project within the University of Exeter’s Students’ Guild, has been recognised with an international award.

Health innovation centre wins property award

The £27.5 million Research, Innovation, Learning and Development (RILD) building has won a prestigious property award.

Pop up film screening inside Museum of Cinema

The latest pop up cinema event to hit Exeter involves the takeover of the University of Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum by the PUNY GODS! who specialise in showing films in unusual places.

Exeter students amongst happiest in UK according to Times Higher survey

The University of Exeter has been ranked seventh in the UK in the prestigious Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014.

Exeter strengthens top ten position in The Complete University Guide

The University of Exeter is in the top ten of 123 UK universities for 2015 in the influential Complete University Guide, published yesterday.

New £2 million partnership puts Exeter as research leader in Europe

The University of Exeter has announced a unique collaboration that will pioneer world-leading research to boost the effectiveness and safety of vital new drugs for both patients and the environment.

Exeter evolutionary biologist receives European honour

Professor Nina Wedell has been elected to the membership of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). 

University of Exeter to establish US Foundation

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith returned to the USA this month to meet with some of the University of Exeter’s alumni in the country and to announce plans to establish a new Foundation based in America to facilitate fundraising for the University. 

Exeter to host first UK gathering of IPCC Fifth Assessment report authors

The world’s leading climate scientists will gather for an event to examine the future of climate change research following a major international report into the impacts, significances and implications of climate change.

Exeter Biologist Elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Professor Nick Talbot of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), the premier scientific accolade in the United Kingdom.

Students and staff team up to showcase University grounds in aid of Hospiscare

On Saturday 3 May the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus will become a hive of activity as gardening enthusiasts and families flock to explore some of the hidden gems of the 280 acre estate.

Vice-Chancellor joins influential new panel established to look at current student funding system

Prof Sir Steve Smith, the University’s Vice-Chancellor has been asked to join an influential new group called the Student Funding Panel which will consider the design of the current student fees and loans system in England, and make recommendations on its future development. 

University welcomed its first Houses of Parliament Open Lecture as part of Politics Department 50th anniversary

The University was delighted to welcome its first ever Houses of Parliament Open Lecture given by Dr Mari Takayanagi on the 29 April. View the lecture here.

New report confirms South West Universities huge contribution to revenue, jobs and growth in the region

A new report from Universities UK (UUK) has, for the first time, quantified the economic benefit generated by the region’s 12 Universities.

University announces new senior appointments

The University’s governing body, Council, has approved the appointment of Prof Nick Kaye as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) for five years from 1 Aug 2014. 

Universities in Cornwall contribute more than £490 million to the Cornish economy

A study by independent economic analysts, Oxford Economics, confirms that the University of Exeter and Falmouth University have contributed £491 million to the economy of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly between 2002 and 2012.

Alastair Campbell signs up for Grand Challenges

The Grand Challenges team is pleased to announce that Alastair Campbell will be speaking at the University of Exeter on Tuesday 3 June at 6pm in the Alumni Auditorium. This lecture will be the annual Andrew Stratton Convocation Lecture.

University buildings go head to head for prestigious property award

The shortlist for the Michelmores Western Morning News Property Awards 2014 has been announced and two University of Exeter buildings are shortlisted in three out of the eight categories.

Cutting-edge health innovation centre will improve patient care

A newly-built £27.5 million health education and research centre is now open, streamlining the process from discovery to patient care.

BBC expert considers what became of the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring in the Middle East failed to deliver on its early promise, BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner OBE told a packed audience at the University of Exeter.

University launches Q Step programme

The University of Exeter is launching a pivotal new programme designed to improve quantitative social science training. 

New £5.5 million University of Exeter development at the Penryn Campus

A new £5.5 million facility at the Penryn Campus will provide another home for the University of Exeter Business School, Marine Renewables team, and growing Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC).

Business School chosen to develop the first MOOC to be sponsored and accredited by ACCA

FutureLearn today announced ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) as the first professional accountancy body to sponsor massive open online courses (MOOCs) on its social learning platform for professional recognition. 

Graduate becomes first World Dementia Envoy

The Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed alumnus Dr Dennis Gillings CBE as the first World Dementia Envoy, whose role will be to bring international experts together to tackle the disease.

Green light for St Luke’s refurbishment project

A major upgrade to research and learning facilities at the University’s St Luke’s Campus will soon begin, after full planning permission and internal funding were both granted.

Exeter subjects fly high in QS World University Rankings

Science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter rank amongst the world’s best according to an influential international league table.

Teacher training receives top rating

The recently published ‘Good Teacher Training Guide’ has rated the University of Exeter’s Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) as one of the top three university providers for teacher education in the country. 

Innovative new South West business support centre launched

A pioneering new initiative designed to provide business and technical advice, expertise and support to South West companies has been launched at the University of Exeter.

University appoints new Director of Development & Alumni Relations

The University of Exeter is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Jarman as its Director of Development & Alumni Relations.

Alumni sailors enjoy medal haul at Miami World Cup

Sailing alumni from the University of Exeter have helped the RYA British Sailing Team to an impressive medal haul at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup event in Miami, USA.

Digitisation of University museum collection expands

A new digital publication features the University of Exeter’s vast holdings of material on cinema and pre-cinema held at the Bill Douglas Centre, the University’s museum of cinema and moving image.

Health Economics comes home to Exeter

Two "founding fathers" of the subject of health economics returned to their training ground of the University of Exeter, when it successfully hosted a national conference this week.

Green light for University golf practice facility

Plans to construct a new short game practice golf area at the Sports Park on Streatham campus, have been unveiled by University of Exeter Sport.

Exeter climate change expert wins prestigious national science award

One of the University of Exeter’s foremost experts in climate change research has been honoured with a prestigious national science award.

New site identified for £10m University Technical College

A new site has been identified for the £10m South Devon University Technical College, which will focus on the Engineering, Water and Environmental sectors, it has been announced.

Research into cutting-edge nanopaper to feature on BBC’s One Show

Innovative research by scientists at the University of Exeter into the properties of nanopaper will be explored on the BBC’s flagship magazine programme, the One Show.

Professor Stephen Eichhorn will feature on the popular show on Monday, January 27, discussing the cutting-edge variety of paper, which is made from cellulose nanofibres, and its potential uses in the modern world.

University welcomes Wol Kolade to Winter Graduation

The University’s Winter Graduation ceremony will take place on 18 January 2014 and we are delighted to welcome Exeter alumnus Wol Kolade as our Honorary Graduate.

RU ready for Research Uncovered?

Research Uncovered is a lecture series which brings Exeter’s world-class research to students, staff and the local community, the first of which takes place on Monday 13 January 2014.

Christmas carols broadcast from University chapel

A selection of the South West’s finest choirs have come together to take part in BBC Spotlight’s much loved series of festive broadcasts. 

Exeter research celebrated in Impact Awards

During a glittering ceremony last night in the Great Hall the winners of the University of Exeter Impact Awards 2013 were revealed.

University celebrates funding 'clean sweep'

It was announced last week by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) that the University had been successful in securing two new Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) in water engineering and meta-materials.

Europe's leading university business incubator group celebrates ten year anniversary

Ten years of support for start-up businesses is being celebrated as part of the SETsquared Accelerating Growth Showcase, which will exhibit successful SETsquared alumni and feature a pitching session from exciting new start-ups to potential investors.

New GW4 studentships boost postgraduate training

Alliance pledges a further ten annual multidisciplinary studentships.

Funding boost to train tomorrow’s engineers and scientists

Funding boost to train tomorrow’s engineers and scientists 

South West by South East - Exeter strengthens links with China

Vice-Chancellor Sir Steve Smith led a delegation from the University of Exeter to China last week to consolidate the University’s links with three of the leading universities in China. 

Fresh veg from school allotment to soup kitchen

Southbrook School pupils are growing seasonal vegetables in their allotment and making soup for the homeless of Exeter.

South West research alliance awarded NERC funding

The GW4+ alliance, a consortium of excellence in innovative research training led by the University of Bristol, has been awarded funding by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for doctoral training.

Secretary of State for Education awards prizes for Exeter Mathematics School competition

The winners of a region-wide mathematics competition, run by Exeter Mathematics School, were awarded their prizes by the Secretary of State for Education.

Vice-Chancellor recognised amongst Exeter's Power 50

On Thursday 7 November Exeter’s first Power 50 list was revealed.

90th anniversary celebrations for Law School

8 November 2013
In celebration of 90 years of first class legal education at the University of Exeter, a series of activities showcasing the breadth of research, education and student engagement activities in the Law School will take place on Friday 8 November. 

WW2 soldier-poet's letters revealed after decades hidden in bureau

A cache of 150 letters from World War II soldier-poet John Jarmain has been discovered decades later by his daughter, Janet, who had been unaware of any surviving correspondence between her mother and father.

Folk Singer Jim Causley pays musical tribute to Charles Causley's poems

On 6 November, the University of Exeter will be hosting a special gig by renowned Devon folk singer, Jim Causley.

Diwali celebrations shine bright on campus

The Hindu Festival of Light is being celebrated by Indians all over the world and by students at the University of Exeter on Sunday 3 November.

Booker Prize winner, Mantel speaks on campus

One of the country’s most distinguished living novelists, Hilary Mantel CBE will discuss the impulse to recover the past that lies behind her historical fiction, ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Bring Up the Bodies’ at the University of Exeter on 29 October.

Major new TV series ‘The Tipping Points’ features University of Exeter climate researchers

University of Exeter climate scientists Professor Tim Lenton and Professor Peter Cox have contributed to a major new television series –‘The Tipping Points: 6 Places on Earth Where Climate’s Changed’. 

Cabinet reshuffle promotion for Exeter alumnus

Exeter alumnus Sajid Javid MP has been promoted in the Prime Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle.

Forum wins at World Architecture Festival

The Forum has recently been announced as the winner of the Higher Education and Research Category at the World Architecture Festival.

South, West and Wales consortium awarded £14.2m to nurture next generation of arts and humanities researchers

The South, West and Wales Consortium, in which the University of Exeter is joined with seven other universities – has been awarded £14.2 million funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Camborne School of Mines celebrates 125 year anniversary

A centre of mining excellence which has pioneered the very best in industry-led teaching, research and technological advances is celebrating a truly special landmark. 

Exeter strengthens ties with the University of Tokyo

A senior delegation from the University has spent the last week strengthening Exeter’s ties with Japan.  

Nick Ross open lecture on crime – all welcome

Broadcaster and former BBC Crimewatch presenter Nick Ross will be delivering a lecture at the University of Exeter based on his new book: ‘Crime: how to solve it, and why so much of what we’re told is wrong.’

Business School accredited by prestigious international body

Following a rigorous assessment process, the University of Exeter Business School has joined an elite group of international management educators accredited by EQUIS.

University of Exeter in world top 100 for Arts and Science

The influential Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings have placed Exeter in the top 100 for both Arts and Humanities and Life Sciences. The two Colleges were ranked 65 and 95 respectively.

Puzzled about depression? Free open day at University of Exeter Mood Disorders Centre

Researchers from the University of Exeter are inviting members of the public to visit the Mood Disorders Centre on Saturday 12 October 2013.

Nick Ross open lecture on crime – all welcome

Broadcaster and former BBC Crimewatch presenter Nick Ross will be delivering a lecture at the University of Exeter based on his new book: ‘Crime: how to solve it, and why so much of what we’re told is wrong.’

Exeter part of £19.5 million overhaul of quantitative social science training

The University of Exeter is one of 15 universities across the UK to benefit from the £19.5 million award to overhaul teaching in the social sciences.

University of Exeter breaks into THE top 150 globally for first time

The influential Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings have placed Exeter in the top 150 for the first time, in 148th position.

Exeter climate scientists contribute to IPCC report

University of Exeter researchers have had a high profile role in creating the world’s most comprehensive report on climate change. 

University recognised for positive progress on gender equality

The University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) and the combined departments of Biology and Geography (CLES Cornwall) at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus are delighted to announce that both departments have been awarded Athena SWAN Bronze department awards.

Exeter graduates are more employable than ever

The University of Exeter is celebrating after the institution recorded a 10% increase in employer reputation, in the QS World University Rankings, for the second year running.

Global rankings hail Exeter’s One Planet MBA

The One Planet MBA, offered exclusively by the University of Exeter Business School, has come third in the world in the Global Green MBA Survey, announced today (September 23).

Exeter rises to 8th in Times and Sunday Times league table

Exeter rose two places in this year’s Times and Sunday Times University league table to reach 8th place.

Lift off for MOOCs

The University is one of those involved in an exciting new learning initiative launching today.

University of Exeter joins Flybe to host Future Engineers event

Aeronautical engineering takes off for South West teens.

Medical School welcomes first Medicine students

The first intake of Medicine students have embarked on the path to becoming a doctor at the University of Exeter Medical School.

Vice-Chancellor attends tenth UK-South Africa bilateral forum

Exeter’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith joined a delegation to South Africa led by the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, which included Universities minister David Willetts.

New specialist maths schools in Exeter and London launch challenging competition for talented students

The University of Exeter in partnership with Exeter College, and King’s College London will be the first institutions to open state-funded specialist mathematics schools for sixth form students in September 2014.

Russell Seal Fitness Centre open for business

For the past 18 months, the University of Exeter’s prestigious Sports Park, on Streatham Campus, has been a hive of activity. An investment of £8.1 million has seen dramatic developments made to the complex with a myriad of new facilities designed to change the face of sport and fitness in Exeter forever.

New technique to assess the cost of major flood damage to be unveiled at international conference

A new approach to calculating the cost of damage caused by flooding is to be presented at the International Conference of Flood Resilience: Experiences in Asia and Europe at the University of Exeter.

Camborne School of Mines Trust donation

The Camborne School of Mines Trust has received a donation of US$1.3 million (equivalent to £860,000) from former student Tim Henderson.

Explore the wonders of our planet at free interactive event in Falmouth

After the huge success of last year, researchers from the University of Exeter's Cornwall Campus will be back sharing their passion for science at this year’s Science in the Square event.

Excellent science for the environment links Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter

Two of the South West’s leading environmental research organisations will work much more closely to address some of the key questions facing the sustainable future of the ocean, which ultimately supports all life on Earth.

University of Exeter announces Strategic Partnership with IBM

The University of Exeter today announced that IBM (NYSE: IBM), the world's largest IT and consulting services company, will be one of the first University of Exeter Strategic Corporate Partners.

University of Exeter’s campuses named as two of the best in the country

The University of Exeter’s Streatham and St Luke’s campuses are among the record-breaking 1,447 parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award.

Gorilla Flotilla hits Exeter

A life-size model gorilla, designed by third year English undergraduate student Meriel Royal from the University of Exeter, is floating into Exeter’s Quay today, Thursday 25 July as part of Paignton Zoo’s Great Gorillas Project.

Largest ever International Summer School begins

154 students from 29 countries have joined the University of Exeter’s International Summer School (ISS) this year.

UK universities partnership the best in Europe at fostering start-ups

SETsquared, a partnership of UK universities including Exeter, is joint first in Europe at successfully incubating businesses, an independent survey has revealed.

Local Principal celebrates Doctorate graduation

Tony Gray, Principal of Teignmouth Community School, is among more than 4,000 students celebrating their graduation at the University of Exeter this week.

Russell Seal fitness Centre to change Exeter’s Fitness landscape

Construction work on the new £6.5million Russell Seal Fitness Centre at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus is nearing completion. 

Graduation celebrations at the University of Exeter

More than 4,200 students at the University of Exeter will be celebrating their graduation between 15 and 22 July. 

New South West Health Innovation network aims to improve region's healthcare

Transforming patient care and public health in Exeter for the better is the collective pledge of the new South West Health Innovation network.

Tackling educational disadvantage in partnership

The vision to ensure that no child’s educational success should be limited by their socio economic background forms the bedrock of the prestigious educational charity Teach First.

Vice-Chancellor accompanies PM on high profile business mission to Kazakhstan

Professor Sir Steve Smith left the UK yesterday, accompanying Prime Minister David Cameron and a delegation of business leaders on an intensive two day trip to Kazakhstan.

University celebrates triple win in West Country Property Awards

The University celebrated a triple win in the Michelmores and Western Morning News Property Awards, the region's premier property competition, which showcases the very best in West Country property projects, buildings and people.

Record breaking Big Bang science and engineering fair comes to campus

University of Exeter researchers are preparing to share their enthusiasm for all things science, technology, engineering and maths at The Big Bang South West 2013.

OBE for former Chair of governors

The University’s former Chair of governors Russell Seal has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

University and Devon Wildlife Trust team up to celebrate the Festival of Ecology

In partnership with Devon Wildlife Trust, the University of Exeter is hosting two events as part of the British Ecological Society’s centenary celebrations, the Festival of Ecology.

Planning approval for new £50 million interdisciplinary research centre at University of Exeter

The University of Exeter has been granted planning permission for a new research centre, the Living Systems building. 

Architecture prize for Forum

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced that the Forum is among the winners of the 2013 RIBA National Awards. 

University of Exeter gains first class in green university ranking

University of Exeter listed in the top 20 greenest universities.

Arts funding not drowning event

Arts funding is being squeezed hard in this harsh economic climate, especially in regional theatres, libraries and arts and culture organisations.  

University of Exeter professor named Institute of Physics president-elect

Professor Roy Sambles is to be the new president-elect of the Institute of Physics (IOP). 

Molecular genetics researcher receives European honour

Professor Nick Talbot has been elected to the membership of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

South West Peninsula Academic Health Science Network designation announced

The University of Exeter is a core member of the South West Peninsula Academic Health Science Network.

National recognition for legal team

University of Exeter Legal Services have been crowned ‘In-house Team of the Year’ at the inaugural Halsbury Legal Awards.

University of Exeter placed amongst world’s best by influential international rankings

League tables published today (Wednesday 8 May 2013) show that the University of Exeter features in the world’s Top 200 institutions in 16 of the 30 subjects featured in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Queen's Award for Exeter spin-out

Simpleware, a company set up to commercialise EPSRC-supported research at the University of Exeter, has won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade Category.

British Council selects Exeter student to represent UK education in China

A politics student from the University of Exeter has been selected by the British Council to be an ambassador for UK education in China at a special forum promoting the benefits of international experience.

Exeter hits top ten in The Complete University Guide

The University of Exeter moves up from 13th to 10th place in The Complete University Guide’s ranking of 124 UK universities for 2014, which was published today (Monday 29 April).

Opening of Environment and Sustainability Institute inspires next generation of researchers

The Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), a £30 million environmental research institute at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus was formally opened on Tuesday 23 April by more than 120 local school children. 

University ranks 49th best institution in the world

The Leiden University World Rankings shows that the University of Exeter ranks 49th best institution in the world.

Rope sculpture unravelled in exhibition on campus

Devon’s ancient pathway, the Mariners Way has been the inspiration for local artist Edward Crumpton, whose work is being exhibited at the University of Exeter from 27 April until 9 June.

Teaching Awards 2013 - shortlist announced

Now in their fourth year, the Students Guild Teaching Awards have smashed all previous records receiving 2,415 individual nominations, up by 20 percent on the previous year. More than 500 individual academics have been nominated.

Greek scholarships announced at Athens alumni event

Exeter’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith will be announcing two new scholarships for Greek students this week at a networking event in Athens for the University’s alumni, offer-holders and friends.

University announces new HR Director

The University today announced the appointment of Jacqueline (Jacqui) Marshall as Human Resources Director. Jacqui will take up the post on 1 July.

Green light for new £9.7m University Technical College for South Devon

A £9.7m bid to create a University Technical College (UTC) in Newton Abbot has been approved by the Department for Education.

Exciting and original technologies made freely available by University

The University of Exeter has joined Easy Access IP, which promotes new ways of sharing intellectual property (IP).

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee commemorated with creation of Jubilee Wood

In 2012, celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee erupted across the UK and Exeter was privileged to receive a visit from Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

University chefs win gold for second year in a row

An elite team of chefs from the University of Exeter have won The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) Chefs Competition for a second year in a row.

University celebrates Exeter Pride

The University of Exeter is once again proud to be an official sponsor of Exeter’s fifth annual lesbian gay bisexual and trans (LGBT) Pride.

Exeter returns to India

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith this week returned to India for the second time in less than a month, leading a senior delegation from the University of Exeter to the cities of Mumbai and Bangalore.

EGD team recognised for outstanding service

The Employability and Graduate Development team has been accredited with a nationally recognised quality mark for their work supporting individuals to make learning and work more accessible.

Double life of mysterious film star revealed in exhibition

A hugely popular film star in both Hitler’s Germany and in wartime Britain, actor Anton Walbrook was famous under two different names. Of Jewish heritage, and gay in an era when homosexuality was illegal he cultivated a mysterious image. 

Legal aid supported by University law students

By taking to the streets on Tuesday 12 March Law students and academics from the University of Exeter are aiming to raise funds for the Community Legal Helpdesk at Exeter County Court.

Peacock sculpture struts for sustainability

The Peacock, a new sculpture on Streatham Campus, was created by students and a local artist using recycled materials used in the construction of the Forum.  

Exeter is "The Business" for business

Celebrating 2012’s success the City of Exeter has joined forces and mounted an inward investment campaign. ‘Expect success: Invest in Exeter’ brings together key business leaders who are passionate about living, working and running a business in Exeter.

Vice-Chancellor accompanied David Cameron on visit to India

University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith accompanied the Prime Minister David Cameron on a three day visit to India.

Top UK Institutions Take Futurelearn to India on PM Trade Mission

Six of Futurelearn’s partners are accompanying the Prime Minister, David Cameron on a major business and skills mission to India. 

£5 million to expand knowledge on human health, life and space

Grants totalling more than £5 million will allow world-class researchers at the University of Exeter to push the boundaries of knowledge in ground-breaking five year projects.

Combined expertise creates a hub of weather and climate excellence in Exeter

Since its move to Exeter, the Met Office’s partnership with the University has made Exeter an international hub of expertise in weather and climate research, with joint projects worth over £30 million in various stages of development.

Forum family festival on campus

The children’s literature festival, exetreme imagination, concludes the week of half term activities with a series of storytelling and fun events for the family on Saturday 23 February around the University of Exeter’s Forum and the Northcott Theatre.

Chinese New Year celebrations

The Chinese New Year is the biggest and most important festival in China. 2013 is the Year of the Snake and is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of twelve animal signs.  

New school-university projects to engage young people in research

A collaboration between the University of Exeter and a selection of schools and colleges in the South West is one of just 12 projects to receive more than £3.5 million in funding to engage young people in research.

Applications to Exeter outstrip national picture

UCAS figures from the 27 January 2013 show that the University of Exeter has seen a huge year on year increase in applications; excluding medicine, the number of applicants is up 24.6% versus the same time last year.

Virtual game brings cinema collection into focus

A brand new virtual game involving a group of rebels whose quest is to regain the world of cinema from a futuristic government that has banned all films is being launched by the University of Exeter’s cinema museum.

£10 million, teaching and research facility opens at the Cornwall Campus

A £10 million investment in innovative learning, teaching and research facilities at the Cornwall Campus has been formally opened by Professor Anne Carlisle, Vice-Chancellor of Falmouth University and Professor Mark Overton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter.

New specialist maths Free School to be regional centre of excellence

Our new specialist maths Free School approved by Education Secretary Michael Gove will be a regional centre of excellence preparing students for rigorous degrees.

Students vote in inaugural Fruni lectures

Hundreds of Exeter students have voted for the research they think everyone should know about in the first ever Fruni events at the University.

University honours international artist at Winter Graduation

The University of Exeter joined in the success of its 900 graduates who received degrees at the 2013 winter graduation ceremonies on Saturday 19 June.