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 welcomes its first Houses of Parliament Open Lecture as part of Politics Department 50th anniversary
The University is delighted to welcome its first ever Houses of Parliament Open Lecture which will be given by Dr Mari Takayanagi on the 29 April.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A newly-built £27.5 million health education and research centre is now open, streamlining the process from discovery to patient care.
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.
The University of Exeter is launching a pivotal new programme designed to improve quantitative social science training.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter rank amongst the world’s best according to an influential international league table.
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.
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.
The University of Exeter is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Jarman as its Director of Development & Alumni Relations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the University of Exeter’s foremost experts in climate change research has been honoured with a prestigious national science award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During a glittering ceremony last night in the Great Hall the winners of the University of Exeter Impact Awards 2013 were revealed.
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.
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.
Alliance pledges a further ten annual multidisciplinary studentships.
Funding boost to train tomorrow’s engineers and scientists
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.
Southbrook School pupils are growing seasonal vegetables in their allotment and making soup for the homeless of Exeter.
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.
The winners of a region-wide mathematics competition, run by Exeter Mathematics School, were awarded their prizes by the Secretary of State for Education.
On Thursday 7 November Exeter’s first Power 50 list was revealed.
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.
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.
On 6 November, the University of Exeter will be hosting a special gig by renowned Devon folk singer, Jim Causley.
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.
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.
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’.
Exeter alumnus Sajid Javid MP has been promoted in the Prime Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle.
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).
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.
A senior delegation from the University has spent the last week strengthening Exeter’s ties with Japan.
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.’
Following a rigorous assessment process, the University of Exeter Business School has joined an elite group of international management educators accredited by EQUIS.
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.
Researchers from the University of Exeter are inviting members of the public to visit the Mood Disorders Centre on Saturday 12 October 2013.
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.’
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.
The influential Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings have placed Exeter in the top 150 for the first time, in 148th position.
University of Exeter researchers have had a high profile role in creating the world’s most comprehensive report on climate change.
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.
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.
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 rose two places in this year’s Times and Sunday Times University league table to reach 8th place.
The University is one of those involved in an exciting new learning initiative launching today.
Aeronautical engineering takes off for South West teens.
The first intake of Medicine students have embarked on the path to becoming a doctor at the University of Exeter Medical School.
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.
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.
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.
The Camborne School of Mines Trust has received a donation of US$1.3 million (equivalent to £860,000) from former student Tim Henderson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
154 students from 29 countries have joined the University of Exeter’s International Summer School (ISS) this year.
SETsquared, a partnership of UK universities including Exeter, is joint first in Europe at successfully incubating businesses, an independent survey has revealed.
Tony Gray, Principal of Teignmouth Community School, is among more than 4,000 students celebrating their graduation at the University of Exeter this week.
Construction work on the new £6.5million Russell Seal Fitness Centre at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus is nearing completion.
More than 4,200 students at the University of Exeter will be celebrating their graduation between 15 and 22 July.
Transforming patient care and public health in Exeter for the better is the collective pledge of the new South West Health Innovation network.
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.
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.
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.
The University’s former Chair of governors Russell Seal has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
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.
The University of Exeter has been granted planning permission for a new research centre, the Living Systems building.
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 listed in the top 20 greenest universities.
Arts funding is being squeezed hard in this harsh economic climate, especially in regional theatres, libraries and arts and culture organisations.
Professor Roy Sambles is to be the new president-elect of the Institute of Physics (IOP).
Professor Nick Talbot has been elected to the membership of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).
The University of Exeter is a core member of the South West Peninsula Academic Health Science Network.
University of Exeter Legal Services have been crowned ‘In-house Team of the Year’ at the inaugural Halsbury Legal Awards.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The Leiden University World Rankings shows that the University of Exeter ranks 49th best institution in the world.
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.
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.
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.
The University today announced the appointment of Jacqueline (Jacqui) Marshall as Human Resources Director. Jacqui will take up the post on 1 July.
A £9.7m bid to create a University Technical College (UTC) in Newton Abbot has been approved by the Department for Education.
The University of Exeter has joined Easy Access IP, which promotes new ways of sharing intellectual property (IP).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith accompanied the Prime Minister David Cameron on a three day visit to India.
Six of Futurelearn’s partners are accompanying the Prime Minister, David Cameron on a major business and skills mission to India.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our new specialist maths Free School approved by Education Secretary Michael Gove will be a regional centre of excellence preparing students for rigorous degrees.
Hundreds of Exeter students have voted for the research they think everyone should know about in the first ever Fruni events at the University.
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.