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Natural Sciences students showcase diverse research

Natural Sciences students at the University of Exeter have presented a wide range of research at a special event.

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Student a cappella group to hit right notes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

A student a cappella group based at the University of Exeter is set to perform at the world’s largest arts festival.

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Exeter retains strong position in influential league table

The University of Exeter has retained its strong position in the QS World University Rankings.

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Exeter students discuss ‘Business of Brexit’ Grand Challenges

Students and staff heard about what philosopher and economist Adam Smith would have said about Brexit during an event held as part of this year’s University of Exeter Grand Challenges programme.

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Stand Up for Nature students win award

Two students at the University of Exeter have received an award for their conservation organisation, Stand Up for Nature.

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Universities of Exeter and Queensland cement new global impact partnership

The University of Exeter and The University of Queensland (UQ) have reinforced their relationship by cementing a new multi-million pound partnership designed to bolster their joint global research impact.

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Engineering students showcase their wares to industry experts

Engineering students at the University of Exeter showcased a range of innovative projects including a knee bracing system, a shaking table and an indoor unmanned aerial vehicle to industry experts.

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Student societies win national awards

Two FXU societies have scooped awards at this year’s National Societies Awards ceremony.

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Top 10 status for Exeter subjects in latest Guardian league table

The University of Exeter’s teaching excellence across a wide range of subjects has been acclaimed in the latest national league table rankings.

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Pint of Science Exeter to take local science breakthroughs to city pubs

Experts from the University of Exeter and the Met Office will bring their research out of the laboratory and into city watering holes, as the world's largest festival of public science talks arrives in Exeter.

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Medicine students create inspiring book on Exeter cancer stories

Two Medicine students at the University of Exeter Medical School are behind an upcoming book that aims to empower people with cancer by sharing their inspirational stories.

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Teaching excellence recognised in latest awards

Top academics at the University of Exeter have been recognised by students for their teaching excellence, at an annual awards ceremony.

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Students award for Medical Sciences research community

The Medical School’s Medical Sciences programme has been voted Subject with the ‘Best Research Community’ at the University of Exeter Students Guild Teaching Awards.

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Exeter subjects secure top 10 status in latest influential rankings table

Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter has been recognised as the best course of its kind in the country in the latest influential rankings.

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English student writes and features in comedy drama at Edinburgh Fringe

An English student from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus has written and will star in a play at the Edinburgh Fringe festival this August.

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University of Exeter on-campus accommodation plans given go-ahead

A revised planning application by the University of Exeter to develop new on-campus accommodation for students has been given the green light.

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Student Jewish society wins prestigious award for ‘best newcomer’

Exeter’s Jewish student society has won a national award celebrating Jewish student life on campus.

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Exeter voted as UK’s top university for international students

The University of Exeter has won a prestigious award for providing the best international student experience of any university in the UK.

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University of Exeter and Keypath Education launch digital revolution in UK Higher Education

The University of Exeter and Keypath Education have announced a new ten-year partnership that will see the University provide a range of online Masters Degrees to UK and international students.

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Exeter student has close shave to raise funds for Children’s charity

A kind-hearted student from the University of Exeter is putting her best foot forward, to help raise funds for an essential children’s charity.

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University of Exeter make final preparations before defending national rugby title

The University of Exeter Men’s rugby team are making their final preparations ahead of defending their status as the best student team in the country.

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Community leaders attend opening of University of Exeter’s £1.2 million Master's Suite

The University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus marked the official opening of its new dedicated, state-of-the-art learning environment for Master's students with a special celebration.

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Former Cabinet Minister talks about Brexit challenges ahead

Economist and former cabinet minister Chris Huhne spoke about how businesses can plan for the challenges Brexit will bring during an event with University of Exeter staff and students.

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Students pedal for nature at free outdoor cinema event on Cornish beach

Award-winning conservation films will be shown at a new bicycle-powered cinema on a beach in Cornwall, thanks to two University of Exeter students.

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Student researcher wins prize at Houses of Parliament poster exhibition

A budding student researcher from the University of Exeter has secured third place at a prestigious poster exhibition of undergraduate research at the Houses of Parliament.

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Exeter celebrates 10th annual National Apprenticeships Week

Teams of experts from the University of Exeter helped organise a series of hands-on events and activities in Devon and Cornwall, to mark National Apprenticeships Week 2017.

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University of Exeter student wins prestigious CISI award

A student from the University of Exeter Business School has been named as a winner of the CISI 2017 Educational Trust Awards, the combined total of which is £17,500.

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Exeter subjects ranked amongst the global best

Both science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best in the world, according to an influential global league table.

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GCSE students get taste of university life

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

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Medicine students visit Cuba for insight into international health delivery

Medicine students at the University of Exeter Medical School have travelled to Cuba to get an insight into how the country delivers high quality healthcare on a tight budget.

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Islamic Society continue to believe and do good

Students from the Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union’s (FXU) Islamic Society have been performing acts of creative good, volunteering and fundraising as part of a national Believe and Do Good campaign.

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Cabinet Minister gives talk to Business School class on leadership

University of Exeter Business School students learning about women and leadership were surprised by the sudden appearance of a female Cabinet minister in class this week.

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FXU sports clubs continue to triumph

Last weekend ten of Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union’s (FXU) sports team headed up to London to compete in the annual Bottle Match; the biggest sporting weekend of the academic year.

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FXU sports clubs have winning start to the term

Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union (FXU) is home to 50 different sports clubs, many of whom have recently contributed to an overflowing trophy cabinet.

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Exeter to offer prestigious scholarship for American students

The University of Exeter has entered into an important strategic partnership, designed to enable America’s leading students to embark on postgraduate studies at one of the UK’s leading universities.

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Exeter teachers get free tickets to ‘spectacular’ University production of Animal Farm

Exeter school children and teachers are to be offered cut-price tickets to a University production of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, which features on this year’s GCSE syllabus.

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Award-winning end of the year for Exeter’s Islamic Society

A student society has recently been presented with two prestigious national awards in recognition of successful fundraising efforts.

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Exeter’s University Challenge Team has been chosen

The University Challenge Team has been selected from over 400 applicants across our four campuses.

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Semi-Toned crowned champions of national TV sing-off

Exeter’s all-male student a cappella group, Semi-toned, has won the BBC’s national TV singing competition The Choir, Gareth’s Best in Britain.

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Masters Suite opening soon on Penryn Campus

A new Masters Suite will be opening at our Penryn Campus on the 9 January 2017.

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Exeposé wins mental health journalism award

Exeposé, has won the best ‘Student Journalist’ award at the Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards 2016.

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Semi-Toned to represent South West in Gareth Malone’s TV singing quest

The University of Exeter’s a cappella group Semi-Toned were chosen to represent the South West in Gareth Malone’s TV search for the nation’s most talented and entertaining amateur choir.

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Sexual harassment and violence on campus

The University convened a taskforce to review our approach to incidences of sexual harrassment and violence on campus, find out more.

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Investing in facilities on the St Luke's campus

You may have already noticed a number of exciting changes at St Luke's, as plans to improve the campus get underway.

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University of Exeter ranks fifth in UK sporting league

The University of Exeter has come fifth in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rankings for the 2015 / 2016 season.

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From rehearsal to the stage, Cornwall medics perform at Glastonbury festival

A group of Exeter Medical Students delivered top medical care at Glastonbury Festival.

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Graduation welcomes new Chancellor and honours Jeremy Paxman

Newsnight legend Jeremy Paxman is among a number of venerable figures to receive honorary awards at the Exeter’s graduation ceremony.

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UK votes to leave the European Union – what does this mean for us?

As you will undoubtedly be aware, the UK has voted to leave the European Union. 

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Last call for commuters to help steer traffic congestion project

Researchers at the University of Exeter who are working on an initiative to curb traffic congestion are issuing a final call for help from commuters.

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University to chair EU referendum discussions

Experts from the University of Exeter are to host a special two-part discussion series about whether the UK should stay or leave the European Union.

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Renewable Energy students visit space station to see biomass technology in action

Renewable Energy students from the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus will be visiting Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station this month.

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Engineering students showcase their wares to industry experts

Budding engineers at the University of Exeter showcased a range of innovative projects to industry experts at a special event.

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Students in Exeter encouraged to register to vote in EU referendum

Many students in Exeter risk not being able to vote in the forthcoming EU referendum, according to a new poll.

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Exeter graduate start-up to revolutionise language learning

A University of Exeter graduate has devised a technique that could revolutionise language learning for children by making it as easy as reading a story.

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Exeter launches Extreme Medicine Masters programme

Masters programme to equip healthcare professionals to practise medicine in the world’s most remote and challenging environments has been launched.

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BioBlitz returns for another action-packed day

Badgers, dragonflies and robins are just a selection of the species that can be observed at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus for the annual BioBlitz day.

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PhD research celebrated at showcase

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

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Pint of Science Exeter to take local science breakthroughs to city pubs

Experts from the University of Exeter and the Met Office will bring their research out of the laboratory and into city watering holes.

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Conversion courses to provide new opportunities for non-engineering graduates

MSc programmes in Civil, Structural and Water Engineering starting in September 2016.

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Surfers against Sewage chief opens celebratory public lecture series

The head of leading marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage, Hugo Tagholm, will be delivering a public lecture at the University of Exeter Medical School.

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Exeter leads European collaboration on student exchange and employability

Students from the University with an interest in working in nature conservation and biodiversity will have the opportunity to do field work in Portugal and Hungary.

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Academics celebrated in annual student awards

The University of Exeter’s best lecturers were recognised by students at an annual celebratory awards ceremony.

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Exeter Engineering student wins top prize for wave energy research

A University of Exeter Renewable Energy doctoral student focusing on wave energy has claimed first prize and £1,200 at an international conference.

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National award for muscle pain research from University of Exeter

New research on the association between psychological variables and pain intensity of delayed onset muscle soreness has won a prestigious national award.

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£3 million PhD scholarship funding scheme launched

The University has today launched the Diamond Jubilee Doctoral Scholarships Match Fund.

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Exeter scientists call on public to look and listen out for cuckoos

Devon residents are being asked to record cuckoos seen or heard in the county as part of an ongoing conservation project.

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Students through to Finals of the Undergraduate of the Year Awards

Two University of Exeter students have been selected as Future Business Leader of the Year finalists at the Undergraduate of the Year Awards.

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Tom Charman selected for Global Student Entrepreneur Awards World Finals

A final year Business School student has been selected to represent the UK at the World Finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) in Bangkok in May.

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Ethiopian medical conference celebrates Exeter link

The University of Exeter Medical School is co-hosting an international knowledge-sharing conference with its partner in Ethiopia on April 15.

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Students strike gold at International Mining Games

Students from the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) are celebrating after winning three gold medals, two silver and a bronze in this year’s prestigious international mining games competition which took place in Montana in the USA.

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Prime Minister David Cameron visits the University of Exeter

Students questioned Prime Minister David Cameron during his visit to the University of Exeter to launch a new campaign to encourage young people to vote in the forthcoming EU referendum.

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Innovative Exeter research pioneers nanotechnology for gas sensing

Second year undergraduate students make key contribution to new type of device.

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Student represents Medical School in Vienna

A University of Exeter Medical School student has presented his research at a prestigious event in Vienna.

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University rugby team scoops national title

The University of Exeter Men’s rugby team is officially the best student team in the UK, after winning the British University and College Sports (BUCS) Championship at Twickenham last night.

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Exeter subjects ranked amongst very best in the world

The University of Exeter’s status as one of the best academic institutions in the world has been confirmed by new global subject rankings.

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University-wide Module Fair on Wednesday 16 March 2016

On Wednesday 16 March, 1:30-4:30pm, the first ever Exeter Module Fair will take place in the Great Hall (Streatham Campus), to showcase next year’s modules.

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Securing our Global 100 position

An update for students on the University’s transformation programme to secure our future success

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Keeping our campuses safe

In the light of acts of terrorism overseas, we’d like to reassure and remind students about security measures on our campuses.

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Exeter students enjoy special passage to India through international scheme

Students from the University of Exeter have been given the opportunity to experience working life in India, through an innovative new scheme.

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Over 100 PhD studentships available for 2016 entry

The University of Exeter is looking to build on its success in the Times Higher Education world university rankings and Research Excellence Framework, by offering over 100 funded PhD studentships for 2016 entry.

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Doctoral College offers support for University of South Florida opportunities

The University of South Florida and the Fulbright Award scheme are offering exciting opportunities for postgraduate and postdoctoral study that could interest Exeter students. 

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Complete the student travel survey for a chance to win £100 in Amazon vouchers

Take part in the annual student travel survey for a chance to win £100 in Amazon vouchers.

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