Student News

Celts of the world unite at major conference in Cornwall

All things Celtic are coming Cornwall’s way at this year’s annual conference of the Association of Celtic Students of Ireland and Britain. The event will be held at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus on Saturday 21 – 22 March and is open to both members of the public and students.

PhD research celebrated at Medical School showcase

The wide range of research projects undertaken by PhD students at the University of Exeter Medical School was celebrated at a dynamic showcase and networking event.

University of Exeter Chancellor Baroness Floella Benjamin steps down after ten fantastic years

It was announced today, 2 March 2015, that Winter Graduation 2016 in the University’s Diamond Jubilee year, will be the last to be presided over by Baroness Benjamin OBE DL after ten fantastic years as Chancellor.

Seeking sanctuary:Refugee Week events

Encouraging people to take a positive look at asylum and celebrating the contributions of refugees in the UK forms the basis of Refugee Week.

Chinese New Year celebrations 2015

Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays and 2015 will be the Year of the Goat. In China, it is known as the "Spring Festival" and marks the end of the winter season.

Valentine's lessons in love

Unrequited love may be a thing of the past this Valentine’s with the help of an English literature expert from the University of Exeter.

Grand Challenges - registration now open

Registration is now open for Grand Challenges - Exeter's annual week-long programme which brings together students from across the University to work alongside some of our top academics, to tackle some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.

University of Exeter celebrates Winter graduation

More than 800 students celebrating their graduation across three ceremonies on Saturday 17 January.

University of Exeter Psychology postgraduate wins writing competition

University of Exeter postgraduate Natasha Boyland has been awarded first prize in a writing competition run by the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS).

Student of the Year award for talented Georgie

A partnership between the University of Exeter and Exeter College has resulted in a top award for local student Georgie Rand

Exeter student's community project receives UN Gold Star award

A United Nations Gold Star Award for Environmental Impact has been awarded to a sustainability project that has improved the livelihoods of Kenyan farmers through the provision of trees and a communal water system. 

Follow our field courses around the world

290 students. 27 academics. 7 field courses. 5 countries. 4 continents. 1 challenging fortnight. Join in online.

University signs up to mental health anti-stigma pledge

The University of Exeter is joining a growing number of companies committing to end the stigma and discrimination against people with experience of mental health problems by signing a pledge with Time to Change, a programme run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

Exploring the impact of TASERs in the UK

Social Scientists at the University of Exeter have called for a greater comparative analysis of the impact of TASERs used in law enforcement.  

Student achievements celebrated at Medical School awards

Student excellence at the University of Exeter Medical School has been recognised in an awards ceremony.

Exeter scoops award for best international student satisfaction

The University of Exeter has been named the best university in the UK for international student satisfaction.

WW1 soldier's diary revealed through tweets

The diary of a Cornish soldier from the Great War is being serialised through daily tweets during the centenary year of World War One.

Diwali celebrations to light up the sky

Diwali or Deepavali is the most important festival of the year for Hindus, which is also known at the Festival of Light and is being celebrated at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus on Sunday 26 October.


Bulgarian elections given a platform in Exeter thanks to student involvement

A University of Exeter student enabled citizens and students from Bulgaria living in the South West to vote in the recent Bulgarian General Elections by creating a voting station in Exeter. 

Unique photographic exhibition showcases human face of climate change

A striking new exhibition, now open in the Forum, presents 12 of the Exeter based (either at the University or Met Office) IPCC authors through a series of striking large-scale black and white portraits.

Major funding announced for bioscience students

The South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) is to receive substantial new funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for the training and development of bioscience PhD students.

Times Good University Guide votes Exeter as top university in South West

Exeter has been named the top university in the Southwest according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 after reaching a new high of 7th place in the national rankings.

Exeter host BBC’s Sky at Night

Pioneering research carried out at the University of Exeter into the remarkable atmospheric properties of exoplanets will feature in a forthcoming episode of the BBC’s much-loved astronomy programme, the Sky at Night.

Film student secures Library of Congress fellowship

A PhD Film student has won a prestigious fellowship to enhance their research at the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. 

Exeter chosen as Rugby World Cup team base

The University of Exeter has been chosen as hosts for the Tongan national team during the Rugby World Cup 2015, it has been announced.

University of Exeter Business School and ACCA offering free business course

A new initiative, due to launch in September, will allow anyone in the South West or anywhere in the world to study business for free at the top ten ranked University of Exeter Business School.

University of Exeter tops Russell Group for student satisfaction in latest NSS

Students at Exeter are the most satisfied of any of the Russell Group universities, according to the latest results from the National Student Survey (NSS) 2014.

Go nuts with nature at Science in the Square 2014

After the huge success of previous events, researchers from the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus will be back sharing their passion for our planet at this year’s free Science in the Square.

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.

All change for Stocker Road entrance to Streatham Campus

The Stocker Road entrance to the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus will undergo remodelling works from 21 July to 19 September 2014. 

Simon celebrates his success

Graduate Simon Amos, who is blind, shares success with his tutor, College, AccessAbility, alumnus David Merkel and guide dog Ronan. 

Hannah looks to take the reins

Graduate Hannah Mann is putting her degree into practice on her family’s farm business in Shaldon, Devon.

Ambition advantage for Abigail after active time at Exeter

A graduate from the University of Exeter is embarking on a career helping refugees, following her voluntary activity while studying. 

University of Exeter toasts summer graduands

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

Rediscovered World War One novel turned into play

A lost novel by a popular World War One soldier poet has been discovered in a garage and turned into a play which is soon to be performed at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.

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.

Exeter students become "Global Citizens" in Grand Challenges

Students participate in unique Exeter programme

'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. 

Centenary celebrations of Brazil versus Exeter City FC

With the World Cup kicking off in Brazil, a special website and programme of events are being created to commemorate the historic match between the hosts and Exeter City Football Club 100 years ago. 

Exeter students scoop top enterprise start-up awards

University of Exeter students behind two enterprising start-up businesses have received top awards from the SETsquared partnership.

Cornish myths inspire new children's book produced by student-led university press

Did You Know There Are Dragons in Cornwall? Is the title of a new children’s book recently published by Penryn Press a brand new publishing house created by students from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

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.

World's most prestigious libraries open their doors to UK academics

Thirty postgraduate students and early career researchers have been offered the opportunity to enhance their research with a fellowship at some of the world’s most prestigious libraries and research institutions. 

New website will help to sort the political wheat from the chaff in Euro elections

With just three days to go until the European Elections, says voters remain undecided on which political party to support.

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 world finalists in Microsoft Imagine Cup for second year running

Three first year Business School students have reached the world finals of the 2014 Microsoft Imagine Cup, after winning the UK finals this week.

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 student's film starring The Killing actor selected for Cannes

A short film by a University of Exeter film student has been selected to be showcased as part of Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. 

Last week to nominate Professional Service staff

All staff and students are encouraged to nominate individuals or teams for this year's Professional Services Recognition Awards. 

Landscapes and identities of West Penwith and Helman Tor

A new project exploring the way people think and form ideas about their identity in relation to the landscapes of West Penwith and Helman Tor will be part of a touring photographic exhibition in Cornwall. 

Winners of 2014 Teaching Awards announced

Students, academics and staff from the University of Exeter and Students' Guild gathered last night to celebrate the 2014 Teaching Awards. Guests enjoyed a drinks reception in the elegant Royal Albert Memorial Museum as the winners in each of the ten award categories were announced.

Free performance brings Exeter's past to life this Bank Holiday weekend

On Friday May 2nd, performers in Exeter’s Guildhall will bring the city’s theatrical history back to life.

Interactive Web APP supports events at Exeter food festival

The University of Exeter is involved in the launch and development of an interactive Web App, Placeify which is being used at this year’s Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink.

Exeter student is UK minister at the G20 Youth Forum

Grigory Leskov, a first year student in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences has been chosen to portray the UK Minister of Finance at the upcoming G20 Youth Forum to be held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, from 7 to 11 May 2014.

Medics use arts to knit together with charity hostel residents

Medical students have teamed up with Devon women living in a homeless hostel, to get creative in a project which helps nurture confidence and compassion.

Successful Mirror scheme exchange for Vice-Chancellor

On Friday 21 March, Exeter University Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Sir Steve Smith visited the Students’ Guild to shadow student Anna Collin as part of the Mirror scheme. 

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.

Students showcase their research at inaugural conference event

Undergraduate students at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus are taking part in a conference style event for the first time to present their research in a professional setting.

Celebrating Research in Cornwall

A postgraduate research conference is being held at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus for the first time, demonstrating the breadth and impact of the work being carried out on emerging and important global issues in Cornwall.

University launches Q Step programme

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

Beth wins Student Mentor of the Year

Bethany Partridge, a Senior Student Ambassador for the University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, has won the Student Mentor of the Year Award given by Brightside, a charity that helps young people access career and education opportunities.

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.

Vice-Chancellor wins over audience at the Exeter Debate

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith carried the vote for the opposition in the eagerly anticipated Exeter Debate on the emerging topic of potential rises to tuition fees last night.

Cornish pond owners recruited for study into frog killing diseases

Pond owners across Cornwall are being sought by a student at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus who is conducting research into whether two deadly frog diseases can be found in the county.

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.

Save a life - give blood on Streatham Campus

Blood donation sessions take place on Mon 3 and Tues 4 March in the Great Hall, Streatham Campus

Exeter students empowered to go green

The Students’ Green Unit at the University of Exeter is an innovative two-year project funded by the NUS Students’ Green Fund, which enables students to encourage changes in behaviour by proposing and leading projects that engage with ethical and environmental issues.

‘Ground-breaking’ turtle study nets award for Tom

Unique research into endangered sea turtles, which will lead to a Caribbean government changing its conservation policy, has seen a student from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus recognised in a national competition.

Students and staff get 'app-y' in new competition

A new competition, led by the University’s Research and Knowledge Transfer (RKT) team, has been launched to students and staff encouraging them to submit their ideas for new smartphone and tablet apps.

Business School advances to regional finals of fifth annual Hult prize

Top-tier business schools go head-to-head in world’s largest student competition, competing for $1 million in start-up funding to solve President Clinton’s Healthcare Challenge

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.

Valentine's lessons in love

Unrequited love may be a thing of the past this Valentine’s with the help of an English literature expert from the University of Exeter.

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.

Gong Xi Fa Cai – Greetings for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year celebrations are getting underway for 2014, the Year of the Horse. In Chinese culture the zodiac sign of the Horse is a symbol of nobility, class, speed and perseverance.

Ethical prize for African Corporate Social Responsibility research

This year’s Hutton Prize for Excellence has been awarded to Omotoniola Adeeyo, who graduated from her undergraduate degree in Law in 2013.

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. 

University of Exeter mathematician crowned UK's best and brightest student

A budding Mathematician from the University of Exeter has been crowned the UK’s best and brightest student after winning a prestigious national competition.

Excellence celebrated at Medical School awards

Students were recognised for outstanding achievement during their studies at the Medical School’s prizes and awards ceremonies.

Thanksgiving celebrations on campus

Thanksgiving is an official American holiday historically celebrated around the harvest time in gratitude for successful crops. 

Exeter student one of Time magazine’s most influential teens

Beth Reeks, a first year Physics student, has been named as one of Time magazine’s Most Influential Teens of 2013.

Postgraduate Study Fair on Wednesday 27 November

Find out about postgraduate study at our Study Fair on Wednesday 27 November

PhD archaeologist wins Young Researcher UK Award

The University of Exeter is celebrating a double win at a major awards ceremony; PhD archaeologist Jennifer Watling won the Scopus Young Researcher UK Award 2013 in the category of Arts & Humanities and the University was honoured for its commitment to fostering excellence in young researchers.

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.

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week runs from 18-22 November 2013, and is part of a worldwide campaign to raise awareness and encourage entrepreneurship.

Unpublished WW1 novel shares secrets of the past with a new generation

A heroic World War One soldier’s previously unknown semi-autobiographical novel has come to light following the completion of a project to archive and make public the manuscripts, poems and correspondence of Frederick William Harvey.

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.

Business School graduate scoops prestigious national award

Selin Yigitbasi who recently graduated in Business and Management with proficiency in French from the University of Exeter Business School has also been awarded the Institute of Directors (IoD) Student of the Year prize.

Students challenge experts at the Battle of Ideas

On 19-20th October, fifty University of Exeter students participated in the Battle of Ideas at the Barbican, London, following on their good work on the Grand Challenges programme.  

Grand Challenges goes Global

Three Grand Challenges 2013 champions represented the University of Exeter at the recent One Young World summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Exeter students create E.coli camera for international competition

A team of students from the University of Exeter are making their final preparations before taking part in a prestigious international synthetic biology competition.

Poetry is like music to the mind, scientists prove

New brain imaging technology is helping researchers to bridge the gap between art and science by mapping the different ways in which the brain responds to poetry and prose.

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.’

RAG aim high for charity challenge

Find out about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with the RAG society on Tues 1 Oct, 6pm, LT1 Queen’s building. 

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.

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.

Exepose shortlisted as ‘student publication of the year’

Exeposé, the independent newspaper by and for University of Exeter students, has been shortlisted for the student publication of the year prize at the 2013 Guardian Student Media Awards.

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.

First interns on the job for South Devon University Technical College

South Devon’s newest UTC school has taken the next step in partnership with the University of Exeter.

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.

Open Day for largest Roman village ever found in Devon

An opportunity to experience the unfolding excavations at the largest Roman village ever found in Devon was open to members of the public on Sunday 18 August, at the site near Ipplepen in South Devon.

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.

Proud moment for Medical Sciences graduates

The first students to qualify from the University of Exeter’s Medical Sciences programme enjoyed a day of graduation celebrations.

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. 

Exeter students’ app device wins first place in Microsoft’s global competition

Four University of Exeter students have won the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Innovation Competition which aims to find the best app developing talent worldwide. 

Top grades for first Medical Sciences graduates

The first graduates of a course which develops tomorrow’s health and science researchers have passed with flying colours.

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. 

Exeter students now in running for world app prize

Four University of Exeter students will fly to Russia next month in a bid to show the UK is the best in the world when it comes to building apps.

One Planet MBA hosts first ever Exeter Sustainability Challenge

Teams from as far afield as France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Australia and Mexico came to Exeter last month to compete in the first ever One Planet Sustainability Challenge.

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.

Exeter student entrepreneurs celebrate awards

Exeter students and graduates were big winners at the SETsquared student enterprise awards.  

Physics student wins international research prize

Lachlan Marnham, 23, a PhD student in the Centre for Graphene Science, won the prize for best presentation at Graphene Week 2013 held in Chemnitz, Germany.

Exeter Law student shortlisted for Stephen Lawrence scholarship

12 June 2013
Exeter Law student, Roye Aguilar is successfully through to the final assessment stage for a major scholarship programme with international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Union Jack and Stars and Stripes investigate public history

The University of South Carolina (USC) has one of the leading postgraduate Public History programmes in America and a group of their students and lecturers are in the UK to explore best practice in public history. 

Final votes for MTV Student of the Year needed for Exeter

A University of Exeter student has been shortlisted for the MTV Student of the Year award.

Exeter wins most outstanding Islamic Student Society

Winner of the ‘Most Outstanding Islamic Student Society’ in the south region has been awarded to the University of Exeter by a highly respected (valued) and oldest Muslim student organisation in the UK.

Students support saving lives at sea

As thoughts turn to Summer and beaches, a group of Exeter students are raising funds to help save lives at sea.

2013 Students Guild teaching awards – winners announced

The winners of the 2013 Students Guild teaching awards were announced last night (2 May) in a glittering ceremony in the Great Hall.

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.

Success at Undergraduate of the Year Awards

A University of Exeter student has been named as the Arts and Humanities Undergraduate of the Year.

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).

Top nominations in national student employment awards

The University of Exeter has the highest number of nominations nationally – 77 – in the Student Employee of the Year Awards 2013.

Exeter student wins American Ambassador’s Award

A national competition for the best undergraduate essay on any aspect of the American experience, from the perspective of history, literature, film, politics or any other related or inter-related discipline has been won by a University of Exeter student.  

Exeter students reach world final of international Microsoft competition

A team of students, including Alexander Bochenski a 2nd year Business Economics undergraduate from the Business School, has come first in the national heat of the Microsoft Imagine Cup, an international student technology competition in which students develop their own apps from scratch.

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.

Exeter students host and win national TV awards

As part of the National Student Television Association (NaSTA) awards, last weekend saw the University of Exeter Students’ Guild’s XTV welcome the future of the television industry to Exeter, and be rewarded with several awards of their own.

Legal Helpdesk wins Attorney General Pro Bono Prize

3 April 2013
University of Exeter law students have been awarded the prize for Best New Student Pro Bono Activity prize by the Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP for its legal helpdesk that provides assistance to court users.

Exeter receives share of £84 million boost to PhD training

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is this year investing £84.2 million in postgraduate training through its annual Doctoral Training Grants (DTGs).

Listen up! Exeter on form in BBC Radio 4 quiz

On Monday 1 April, a team of academics and students from the University of Exeter will be pitting their wits against each other on BBC Radio 4’s lively quiz show, The 3rd Degree.

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.

Student Services Centre renamed in honour of David Allen

The University of Exeter’s world-leading student services centre has been named in honour of the University’s Registrar and Deputy Chief Executive David Allen.

University of Exeter Women’s Rugby team euphoric BUCS Champions

The University of Exeter women’s rugby 1st team have been crowned champions of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) knockout competition following an inspired performance at Twickenham on 24 March.

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.

Perfectly mixed up

Drama has become a regular activity for Exeter’s young people in care who have joined forces with students from the University of Exeter to stage a play in Austin, Texas.

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.

University of Exeter Cricket Club win the Ashes

The University of Exeter Men’s Cricket Club will feature alongside some of the best cricketers in the world in the 2013 Ashes computer game.

Nominate now for Professional Services Recognition Awards

Staff and students can nominate in the Professional Services Recognition Awards until Fri 15 March. 

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.  

Sweet success planned at University of Exeter Business School Jam

On 1 March 2013, the Business School will join people around the world for a remarkable event.

EURFC slip and slide to varsity victory

The University of Exeter Rugby Club have surged to the top of the British Universities and Colleges league table after a dominant performance against Bath.

Exeter Cricketer wins national folk award

Second year student and fourth team cricketer Greg Russel (International relations) has scooped the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.

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.  

Find out more about Postgraduate study

Two forthcoming events are enabling students to find out more about postgraduate study at the University of Exeter. 

Mafia to visit Cornwall

Whenever organised crime is discussed, the word “Mafia” invariably turns up and conjures images of suited men with sunglasses and plenty of attitude. 

Mediation research secures ethical prize

An award that encourages the next generation of young professionals to put ethical conduct at the forefront of business, government and the professions has been awarded to a postgraduate in Politics. 

Scholar drives England to Six Nations Win

Sports Scholar Amber Reed has helped England to a dominant victory over Scotland in the opening match of the Women’s Six Nations at Esher.

Election time at the Students’ Guild

Twenty-one students have put themselves forward as candidates for the five elected positions who will lead the Students’ Guild for the 2013-14 academic year.

BBC quiz show recording at University

It will be ‘fingers on buzzers’ at the University of Exeter on Wednesday 30 January as students and lecturers prepare for the arrival of BBC Radio 4’s lively quiz show, The 3rd Degree.

£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.

Pigeon project highlighted on BBC’s Winterwatch

Many people view pigeons as pests, or even ‘rats with wings’ - but according to one student, they are ‘super doves’.

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.

Entrepreneurial students transfer skills to the people of Mithapur in India

Student members of the Exeter Enactus group (formerly SIFE), travelled to India with the hope of making a real difference to the lives of residents in Mithapur, a village in Gujurat.

UK universities embrace the free, open, online future of higher education powered by The Open University

Students from the UK and around the world will have free access to some of the country’s top universities thanks to FutureLearn Ltd, an entirely new company being launched by The Open University (OU).

Join an inspiring research community – over 100 University of Exeter PhD studentships available

Research is at the heart of the University of Exeter, and in order to develop the next generation of researchers, more than 100 fully funded PhD studentships are available this winter across the arts and humanities, social sciences, business, and sciences.

Business School students i-dentify new opportunity

An accident with an iPhone has led two enterprising third year students into a successful business partnership repairing a whole range of iPhones and iPods.

Students prepare for 110 mile bike ride from Cornwall Campus to Exeter for Children in Need

Students from the University of Exeter and University College Falmouth are preparing for a 110 mile bike ride on Friday 16 November to raise money for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal.

Postgraduate study showcased at Fair

A postgraduate study fair on Wednesday 21 November, 1-3pm in the Forum, will profile the range of taught Masters and research degree options available at the University of Exeter.

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Have you got what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The University of Exeter will be celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week between 12-18 November 2012, a worldwide campaign to raise awareness and encourage entrepreneurship.

Alumni from eight decades celebrate boathouse opening

The University of Exeter’s new Boathouse was officially opened on Saturday 13 October.

Print Power celebrates Exeter Student Press

‘Print Power: A History of Exeter through the Student Press’ is a student-led exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of the University of Exeter’s student newspaper Exeposé.

Career Zone hosts first ever Ernst & Young Live event

Multinational professional services firm Ernst & Young chose the University of Exeter to host their first ‘EY Live’ event.

Opportunities Week inspires with the best of research

Opportunities week arrives at the University of Exeter from 29 October – 2 November.

Mars lands at University of Exeter tomorrow

Mars, Incorporated, one of the world’s leading chocolate and petcare manufacturers, is coming to the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus on 10 October to recruit for new graduate positions in China.

Wellbeing Centre opens in Reed Mews

The University has launched the first ever Wellbeing Centre on campus.

University of Exeter to host BBC South West Children in Need party

The Forum at the University of Exeter has been chosen to host BBC Children in Need in the South West on Friday 16 November 2012.

Cornwall students reveal what lies beneath

We will soon know more than ever before about what lies beneath the water at some of Cornwall’s top beauty spots, thanks to University of Exeter students from the Cornwall Campus.

University of Exeter is The Sunday Times University of the Year

The University of Exeter has been named University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013.

University of Exeter students among UK’s happiest

University of Exeter students are among the most satisfied in the UK with their university, according to this year’s National Student Survey.

University of Exeter becomes newest member of RLUK

Research Libraries UK (RLUK) has welcomed the University of Exeter as its latest member.

University of Exeter among world's top 200

The University of Exeter is one of the top 200 universities in the world, according to the largest and most extensive international league table, the QS World University Rankings.

Exeter student runs seven marathons in seven days

A young Exeter university student will be taking on an amazing personal challenge next weekend when he runs from London to Paris.

Degree delight for local couple

Local couple James and Niamh Gale are celebrating after both graduating from the University of Exeter.

Legal agreement marks the creation of the University of Exeter Medical School

The University of Exeter and Plymouth University have now signed the legal agreement that marks the demerger of PCMD and the creation of the University of Exeter Medical School, and Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.

Business School team wins world finals of CIMA Global Business Challenge

The Indivisibles, one of the two teams from the Business School that made it to the UK final of the CIMA Global Business Challenge, has been crowned the global champion.

Triple win for Exeter as employability programmes are named best in country

For the first time since Europe’s premier graduate recruiter AGR Awards were launched in 1978, the Blue Ribbon award – recognising the year’s ‘best of the best’ – has gone to a higher education institution, the University of Exeter.

Cornwall students graduate at Truro Cathedral

523 University of Exeter students from the Cornwall Campus will graduate at ceremonies held at Truro Cathedral on 23 July 2012.

University of Exeter students celebrate Graduation

The University of Exeter congratulates its new graduates this week as nearly 4,600 students are awarded with degrees during six days of ceremonies in Exeter and Cornwall.

University of Exeter welcomes honorary graduates

This summer the University of Exeter will recognise key figures, including some of its alumni, with honorary degrees.

Exeter Sports Science students win Coubertin Award

Two Sports Science students will be collecting an award for their essay on corruption in sport at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on June 25th.

University piazza transformed into Shakespearean battlefield

Two of Shakespeare's history plays will be staged outside at the University of Exeter’s new Piazza at 1.30 on Friday 22 and 11am and 3pm on Saturday 23 June.  

Business School team triumphs in the CIMA Global Business Challenge 2012

The Indivisibles, one of the two teams from the Business School that made it to the UK final of the CIMA Global Business Challenge has been crowned the UK champion.

400 species are identified at first Cornwall Campus BioBlitz

Students from the University of Exeter and University College Falmouth at the Cornwall Campus celebrated success this Saturday at their first ever BioBlitz where they discovered and identified more than 400 different species of flora and fauna, with the help of local families.

Student relay for Cornwall-based charity

A group of students from the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus are attempting a non-stop 230 mile relay around Cornwall in under 32 hours. 

Thames trek to make a difference in Moldova

Four third year Exeter students have walked the length of the river Thames in 10 days to raise funds for children and families in Moldova.

Universities champion biodiversity in Cornwall

Students from the University of Exeter and Falmouth University have joined forces with the Tremough Campus Services Group (TCSG) to collaborate on the formation of a new Biodiversity Enhancement Plan for the Cornwall Campus.

Renewable Energy students help Guernsey develop renewable energy strategy

Renewable Energy academics and students from the Cornwall Campus, near Falmouth recently visited Guernsey on a field trip to make a high level strategic assessment of the island's renewable energy potential.

Greenbuild award for University music facility

The University of Exeter has won one of the inaugural Greenbuild awards for sustainable buildings.  

Exeter teams shortlisted for the CIMA UK global business challenge

Two University of Exeter teams are making up half the shortlist for the UK final of the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Global Business Challenge (GBC) 2012.

Exeter hits Guardian top ten

The University of Exeter has been rated as one of the top ten UK universities in the Guardian University Guide 2013.

Students win sets them up for Indian summer

A team of students from across the University has scooped first prize in a national competition organised by RBS in aid of the Prince’s Trust.

Exeter SIFE Team awarded Rookie Champion

Enterprising students from the University of Exeter have returned victorious as the Rookie Champions at the 2012 annual Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) competition at Canary Wharf, London on 18-19 April.

Teaching Awards 2012 – winners announced

The winners of this year’s Exeter Students Guild Teaching Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony in the Great Hall on 3 May 2012.

Royal visit legacy lives on through scholarships for Exeter students

The visit of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to the University of Exeter on 2 May will have a lasting legacy through new scholarships announced for overseas study.

University celebrates Diamond Jubilee and Forum opening

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited the University of Exeter on Wednesday 2 May 2012, as part of the Diamond Jubilee Tour.

Forum Opening - Services and Facilities reminder

Just a reminder that from tomorrow a number of services that were located across the Streatham Campus will instead be found within the Forum.

Further details regarding Forum opening

We are counting down to the opening of the Forum by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh on Wednesday 2 May.

The Forum - Details of Official Opening

We are now making the final preparations for the opening of the Forum by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on Wednesday 2 May as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

College student selected for London 2012 Paralympics

Mathematics postgraduate Robin Williams has been named as part of the GB 5-a-side blind football squad for London 2012.

Exeter Guild wins gold environment award

The University of Exeter Students’ Guild’s commitment to the environment has been recognised with the award of a Gold Green Impact accreditation.

University’s Jewish Society wins national award

The University of Exeter Students’ Guild Jewish Society, Exeter JSoc, has been nationally recognised after being awarded ‘Best Developing JSoc 2012’ by the National Union of Jewish Students (UJS).

Exeter entrepreneurial students impress SIFE UK

The University of Exeter’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team has successfully competed in the regional competition and been selected to take part in the opening round of the 2012 SIFE UK National Competition.

International students contribute £88 million to Exeter's economy

The University of Exeter’s international students contribute over £88 million a year to Exeter’s economy and support 2,880 jobs, equivalent to 2.8% of all employment in the city.

The Queen to officially open the Forum

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will visit the University of Exeter on Wednesday 2 May 2012, as part of the Diamond Jubilee Tour.

Exeter Guild wins gold for Olympics support

The University of Exeter Students’ Guild has been awarded Gold accreditation for its work in supporting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Students host International Mining Games 2012

From ‘Jackleg Drilling’ and ‘Hand Steeling’, through to the Swede Saw, male and female competitors will be going back to the days of our industrial heritage, to pit their skills against the best of the rest.

Teaching Awards - shortlist announced

Now in their third year, the Students Guild Teaching Awards have smashed all previous records receiving 2,021 individual nominations for 636 individual members of staff.

Men's hockey win BUCS championship final

The University of Exeter saw off Durham University to win the PWC British Universities and Colleges Sport Men’s Hockey Championship Final at Abbeydale Sports Club in Sheffield on Thursday 15 March.

University wins national Employability Award

At the recent Graduate Development Awards, the University of Exeter was voted the winner of the prestigious ‘Preparation for Work’ Award (Higher Education) by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR).

University of Exeter to join Russell Group

The University of Exeter is delighted to announce that it has accepted an invitation to join the Russell Group of leading research-led universities.

March is International Sport Month

The University of Exeter has launched its first ever International Sports Month this March.

Community Legal Helpdesk takes to the streets in fundraiser

Law academics and students from the University of Exeter will take to the streets of Exeter on Friday 9 March, for a fundraising walk to support the student-led Community Legal Helpdesk based at Exeter County Court.

First Spring Enterprise Week hatched

A new series of events including ‘Introduction to Entrepreneurship’ workshops, HMRC drop-in sessions and a full business planning and simulation day.

Student music groups kick off Cultural Olympiad

Student music groups at the University of Exeter will be taking part in the first nationwide event of the Cultural Olympiad. 

Students and locals reveal Devon’s character through story-telling

University of Exeter students, alumni and staff have contributed to a new book of short stories about Devon.

Teaching Awards 2012 – vote now

The University of Exeter Students’ Guild is once again encouraging students to vote for their most inspiring teachers.

Health and Social Care Bill may compromise patient safety says Business School academic

A former NHS hospital Chief Executive and now senior academic at the University of Exeter Business School, has warned that patient safety may worsen if the Health and Social Care Bill is passed in its current form.

University to invest £8 million in sport

The University of Exeter has today announced plans to invest £8 million in its sports park.

Legal drama sheds light on tribunals

Local business owners and HR managers will be able to experience an employment tribunal at first hand, thanks to a unique collaboration between leading Devon law firm Stones Solicitors LLP and the University of Exeter.

Student entrepreneurs of the future hone their skills

SETsquared, the enterprise partnership of the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, held the Xing Challenge at the Innovation Centre, at the University of Exeter.

University of Exeter students pledge to promote wellbeing in 2012

Students at the University of Exeter have been recognised by a national organisation aiming to make university campuses healthier, happier places for students.

A day in the life: student and Deputy Vice-Chancellor change places

University of Exeter Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Janice Kay has had a taste of student life, while third-year English student Imogen Sanders has experienced what it is like to run the university.

Exeter remains first-choice destination for best students

Figures released by UCAS today (Monday 30 January 2012) show that the University of Exeter remains a first-choice destination for the best students.

One Planet MBA graduate awarded first ever Hutton Prize at Exeter

Kathie Oakeshott, a graduate of the One Planet MBA innovation cohort, has been awarded the first Hutton Prize for Excellence at Exeter.

Students in training for 2012 International Mining Games

Students from the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines (CSM) are kick-starting an unusual training regime this January.

University celebrates winter Graduation

This weekend the University of Exeter will be celebrating the achievements of its students and honorary graduates.

£1,000 for Exeter graduates who stay for Postgraduate study

£1,000 scholarship for Exeter graduates who progress from undergraduate to postgraduate study here in 2012.

Founding partners of Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry propose two medical schools and one dental school for South West region

The region is set to benefit from not one, but two medical schools under proposals announced today by University of Exeter and Plymouth University.

Join an inspiring research community - University of Exeter PhD studentships

Research is at the heart of the University of Exeter, and in order to develop the next generation of researchers numerous fully funded PhD studentships are now available.

Law students support villagers in fight against proposed incinerator

Law students from the University of Exeter are assisting a town in Devon to fight a planning appeal to turn their local quarry in Buckfastleigh into a waste processing facility and infill site.

More Mo's, More Money

Upper lips have been looking decidedly hirsute around the University of Exeter, as students and staff came together to raise funds for charity and promote men's health. 

Abell heads to South Africa

First team cricket scholar, Tom Abell has been selected for the Somerset first squad as it heads to South Africa from 29 February – 9 March for a two week training camp.

Gone with the Wind 75th anniversary talk

The epic film Gone with the Wind marks its 75th anniversary this year. Scarlett O’Hara, the ultimate southern belle and heroine, forms the basis of a re-released book Scarlett’s Women: Gone with the Wind and its Female Fans which explores the film and why it appeals to a wide female fan base. 

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.

Hostile takeover research wins ethical Hutton Prize

A University of Exeter Law postgraduate student has been awarded the Hutton Prize for Excellence, which encourages the next generation of young professionals to put ethical conduct at the forefront of business, government and the professions.