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The Russell Group

The Russell Group

The Russell Group

Exeter is a member of the Russell Group, which represents 24 leading UK universities committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

What is a Russell Group University?

Russell Group universities play a major role in the intellectual, cultural and economic life of the UK and have an international reputation for the high quality of their research and teaching.

In an increasingly global higher education market, they attract the very best academics and students from around the world, as well as investment from multinational, research intensive businesses. 

By virtue of their size and the quality of their research and teaching, Russell Group universities create and catalyse a diverse range of economic activity which has a major impact on the economy of the UK

  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • Cardiff University
  • Durham University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • Imperial College London
  • King's College London
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Liverpool
  • London School of Economics & Political Science
  • University of Manchester
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University College London
  • University of Warwick
  • University of York

The Russell Group and the University of Exeter

Archaeology dig at Ippledon - skeleton

Our world-leading research impact grew by 72% between 2014 and 2021, more than any other Russell Group university.

We are 1st in the Russell Group for world-leading research in Sport Science and Theology and Religious Studies.

Postgraduate student in the engineering lab

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment.

Why choose the University of Exeter?

We offer world-class education and research with outstanding student satisfaction in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. We’re committed to working with our students to make the world greener, healthier, and fairer.