University News

Top psychologist wins award

A psychologist who specialises in topics including leadership and motivation has won an award from the British Psychological Society. 

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.

University to host open mental health event

Helping people recover from extreme stress or psychological trauma will be the focus of a public event at the University of Exeter on Saturday (20 May).

Vice-President of Royal Society visits University of Exeter

One of the UK’s leading scientists has praised the “energy, commitment and enthusiasm” of researchers at the University of Exeter, during a special visit.

Rainbow flags flying with Pride at the University of Exeter

Rainbow flags are flying at the University of Exeter’s campuses this week as staff and students mark Exeter Pride.

Support for teachers will boost access to top universities

Boosting support for teachers could significantly increase the chance of pupils attending a top university, new analysis suggests.

‘BEEHAVE’ project up for award

A project which helps protect bees has been nominated for an innovation award. 

Exeter Geography department gets gender equality award

The University of Exeter’s Geography department has earned an Athena SWAN silver award for gender equality.

Cross-Pacific rowers visit Exeter

Four women who rowed 8,000 miles, from San Francisco in the United States to Cairns, Australia, will share their remarkable story at a film screening at the University of Exeter on Wednesday 17 May.

Environment and Sustainability Institute appoints new Director

Professor Juliet Osborne has been appointed as the new Director of the University of Exeter’s flagship Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI).

Tributes paid to former University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor Sir Geoffrey Holland

Tributes have been paid to the former University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor Sir Geoffrey Holland, who has died aged 78.

History of rich Indian textiles brought to life at free event in Exeter

The history of stunning rare Indian textiles will be brought to life by experts at a free event at the University of Exeter this week.

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.

Special screening of landmark film to mark 20 years of the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

A special screening of a landmark film will be held to mark the 20th anniversary of Exeter's Bill Douglas Cinema Museum this week.

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.

GCSE students get taste of university life

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

Queen’s honours for outstanding academics

The Provost of the University of Exeter received her CBE this week after being recognised for services to higher education in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.

University of Exeter teacher training rated as among the best courses in the country

Teacher training courses at the University of Exeter have been ranked as among the best in the country.

Cornwall physicist lives the same day twice in global speaking tour

A University of Exeter professor has gone round the world in 39 days to promote the importance of physics.

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.

Shared love of literature brings generations together

A shared love of literature has brought together University of Exeter undergraduates and older city residents, who studied alongside each other in a new course.

University of Exeter Supports TEDxExeter and Inspiring Ideas

Inspiring ideas, which aim to turn hope into action, will be at the centre of a publicly-accessible event this month at TEDxExeter, sponsored by the University of Exeter.

Educational equality expert to begin new role at the University of Exeter

A leading expert on social mobility and educational inequality has been appointed to work to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to study at the University of Exeter.

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.

University of Exeter submits revised on-campus accommodation plans

The University of Exeter has submitted a revised planning application to develop new on-campus accommodation for students, following constructive community discussions.

One Planet MBA named among the best in the world

The University of Exeter’s unique One Planet course has been ranked again as among the best MBA programmes in the world.

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.

Outdated divorce law causes needlessly painful and destructive breakups, new research finds

Outdated divorce law is causing needlessly painful and destructive breakups and exacerbating conflict between couples, a major new study has found.

Chess bonds literary critic and Nobel Prize-winning author, newly uncovered letters show

They often found themselves thousands of miles apart but author Sir William Golding and journalist Anthony Curtis never let that stop them pursuing one of their favourite pastimes – chess.

Beach debris to be transformed into art as part of Falmouth Spring Festival

Families can make art from litter found in the sea and on beaches as part of a free event at Falmouth Art Gallery.

Cabinet Minister visits University - and gives students tips on how to become an MP

Cabinet Minister David Lidington visited the University of Exeter today and met academics who have given evidence to Parliament and students studying politics and history.

Explore the fascinating creatures on Cornwall’s shores with free guided rockpooling session

Families can identify the fascinating creatures found on Cornwall’s shores with the help of a University of Exeter animal ecology expert as part of the Falmouth Spring Festival.

Communities to work with archaeologists to research history of Devon and Cornwall, thanks to National Lottery players

Communities in Devon and Cornwall will be able to research the history of Roman, Iron Age and medieval settlements in the region by helping experts on a major archaeological dig and associated surveys this year.

Edible bananas grown for the first time at the University of Exeter

Edible bananas have been grown for the first time by the talented gardeners at the University of Exeter.

University of Exeter expert working to reform tax collection in Greece

A University of Exeter expert has been appointed to help the Greek authorities make the tax collection system more efficient and enhance tax compliance.

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.

Top social scientist boosts Exeter’s research excellence

One of the UK’s leading social scientists is joining the University of Exeter from her previous post as Chief Executive of the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).

Remarkable history of Exeter City FC seen in new exhibition

Rarely-seen pictures will tell the remarkable story of Exeter City FC at a new exhibition dedicated to the club’s unique history.

School children unpick genetic baking riddle in University labs

Pupils from Westcountry schools used genetic processes commonly seen in TV crime dramas to help solve the mystery of who is sabotaging Devon’s very own Bake Off.

Artists invited to engage with University’s inspirational research

How do you link one of the University of Exeter’s many world-class research themes to an artistic vision or idea?

Devon’s beavers win top BBC Countryfile award

The remarkable story of Devon’s wild beavers goes on with the announcement that the Westcountry rodents have now won a top national award.

Exeter’s commitment to safety on campus strengthened through funding boost

The University of Exeter’s commitment to student safety on campus has been further strengthened, thanks to a funding boost.

More South West firms to use space technology and science thanks to new funding

Small businesses will be able to exploit the technology developed for space exploration thanks to a new project led by the University of Exeter funded by the UK Space Agency. 

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.

Yachtsman to speak about ‘Mutiny’ adventure

A yachtsman who helped recreate an epic voyage for a new Channel 4 documentary will give a talk at the University of Exeter later this month.

Project tackling barriers to Higher Education receives £500,000 funding boost

A pioneering new project which seeks to tackle potential barriers faced by students with vocational qualifications when they enter higher education, has received a significant funding boost.

Exeter Engages with Europe

The University of Exeter has undertaken a week of engagement work with institutions and supporters across the European continent.

Student volunteers help Exeter’s homeless by distributing excess campus food

Students from the University of Exeter are joining forces with a local charity by distributing unsold food to the city’s homeless community.

New Performing Arts Academy launched

Exeter College has launched a new Performing Arts Academy to support exceptional talent in the performing arts.

Students sparkle at winter graduation ceremonies

More than one thousand students will celebrate their graduation across three special ceremonies at the University of Exeter this weekend.

Olympic champion Sally Gunnell opens £4 million sports centre in Penryn

Olympic gold medal winner Sally Gunnell OBE has officially opened a £4 million new sports facility at the Penryn Campus.

Senior Chinese academics visit University of Exeter Business School

Senior academics from across China visited the University of Exeter Business School to discuss the skills needed by graduates returning to Asia after studying abroad.

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.

Business School appoints new Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean

Professor David Bruce Allen has been appointed as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean at the University of Exeter Business School.

Women scientists bring their subject to life on Exeter streets

Female academics from the University of Exeter, the Met Office and beyond will tackle some of the world’s biggest questions in a fun and engaging way when Soapbox Science hits the streets of Exeter.

Exeter subjects secure top 10 positions in latest Guardian rankings

A wide range of subjects at the University of Exeter have secured top 10 positions in this year’s Guardian rankings.

New £1M facility to reveal the secrets of marine microbial communities one member at a time

University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory have unveiled a state of the art facility for the study of environmental microbes.

University placed 35th globally in latest influential rankings

The University of Exeter has reinforced its position amongst the leading universities both nationally and internationally, according to the latest influential global rankings.

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.

Forthcoming EU referendum events at the University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is hosting several events in the build up to the all-important European Union referendum on June 23.

£3 million PhD scholarship funding scheme launched

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

£2m centre linking maths and medicine will transform healthcare

A pioneering new research centre will celebrate its official launch this month.

Top marks for young people in Cornwall whose excellence is celebrated in awards ceremony

The University of Exeter Penryn Campus Excellence Awards ceremony celebrated the achievements of young people in Cornwall.

New laboratories to preserve precious artefacts for the future

University of Exeter experts will be able to examine and preserve important historical objects thanks to a new £1.2m Digital Humanities research space.

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.

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.

Lord Myners of Truro takes up role as University Chancellor

A former Government Minister who has led some of the UK’s best known businesses is to take up post as Chancellor at the University of Exeter.

UK Government recognises world-leading strengths of GW4-led consortium

A GW4-led consortium of businesses and organisations from across South West England and South East Wales has been selected to take part in the first wave of the Department for Business.

All welcome for family-friendly University fun day

Join the University of Exeter for a free family fun day as part of its diamond jubilee celebrations, and try your hand at a range of activities ranging from tennis tasters to hands-on experiments.

New European University rankings strengthen Exeter’s reputation

A prestigious new European ranking has placed the University of Exeter at number 38, further cementing the institution’s global reputation for excellence.

New link between the University of Exeter and local community

Academics from the University of Exeter and lifelong learners from the local community are celebrating a new agreement which will help them work more closely together.

Tributes paid to former University of Exeter Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor

Tributes have been paid to the former Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter, Professor Paul Webley, CBE, who has passed away aged 62.

'Global Conversation' takes key issue of protecting oceans to Hong Kong

The latest research on the importance of marine biodiversity to global issues will be shared by leading experts from the University of Exeter at a special event in Hong Kong.

University of Exeter hosts extreme weather festival

BBC presenter Dr Helen Czerski and Met Office Chief Scientist Professor Dame Julia Slingo will be among the world-leading climate change experts speaking at a family-friendly festival at the University of Exeter this weekend.  

£1.5 million to train tomorrow’s scientists and engineers

The Government is investing £1.5 million in the University of Exeter, to train the next generation of innovators in physical science subjects.

Exeter Vice-Chancellor highlights vital role of European Union for universities

Professor Sir Steve Smith has joined more than 100 university leaders in highlighting the positive impact the UK’s membership in the European Union has on universities.

University of Exeter selected for first on-campus Pret A Manger

Pioneering British food and coffee brand, Pret A Manger, has selected the University of Exeter’s Streatham site as the location for its first outlet embedded in a University campus

Exploring the political landscape of the Middle East: Exeter’s ‘Global Conversation’ comes to Sharjah

The crucial issue of the political landscape of the Middle East will be explored by a leading University of Exeter expert at a special event in Sharjah.

President of the UK Supreme Court visits the University of Exeter

The Rt Hon Lord Neuberger, President of the UK Supreme Court, has visited the University of Exeter to meet staff and students.

'Global Conversation' takes key issue of climate change to London

The latest research on the impact of climate change on global issues including security, flooding, migration and risk of conflict will be shared by leading Exeter experts at a special event in London.

Exeter expert named in top 25 leaders in worldwide water industry

An engineering expert from the University of Exeter has been named among the top 25 industry leaders worldwide.

University of Exeter celebrates winter graduation

Olympic Gold medallist Sally Gunnell OBE will be among a number of inspiring figures to be honoured at the University of Exeter’s winter graduation this year.

Vice-Chancellor joins new Social Mobility Advisory Group

Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter, will play a key role in new high profile advisory group aimed at improving social mobility within the higher education sector.

The Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation donates £1 million for cutting-edge medical research

The University of Exeter Medical School has received a £1 million donation from The Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation.

Exeter retains top-200 position for best employers for LGBT staff

The University of Exeter has been named as one of the top-200 best employers in Britain for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff.

Rewilding, wellbeing and return of lynx in spotlight at Exeter

Rewilding the United Kingdom – from restored forests to the return of predators such as the lynx – were in the spotlight at a topical lecture. 

Exeter ranked amongst top 100 most international universities

The University of Exeter has been recognised as one of the most international universities in the world.

Cornwall Campus pioneer awarded MBE

A key figure in establishing and building the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campuses has been awarded an MBE for services to the community.

Exeter receives royal tribute for 60 years of success

The University of Exeter has received a royal message of congratulations from Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of 60 years of heritage and success.

Clinical Psychology at University of Exeter celebrates 40th anniversary

Exeter’s internationally-renowned Clinical Psychology training programme celebrated its 40th anniversary, with a gathering of 100 leading psychologists, alumni and staff.

Exeter part of £10 million investment for new maths centres to tackle life-threatening diseases

Exeter will pioneer new methods for managing and treating chronic health conditions at a ground-breaking new maths-based research centre.

Climate change course run by the University of Exeter inspires new artworks

A free online course run by the University of Exeter which explains the science behind climate change has inspired an artist to produce paintings which depict the risks posed by the changing environment.

UK universities lead in international student satisfaction

The University of Exeter welcomes a new report which highlights the UK as a global leader in high quality undergraduate education for international students.

Vice-Chancellor joins Minister’s delegation to India

Professor Sir Steve Smith has joined a high-profile delegation visiting India this week to promote UK Higher Education.

Free online course: how genomics are transforming diabetes care

A free online course led by world-renowned experts at the University of Exeter will offer participants the opportunity to explore how developments in the field of genomics are transforming knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes.

£4.6M boost for future biomedical research leaders

GW4 Alliance receives £4.6 million funding for new doctoral training partnership.

Young people celebrated at University’s Excellence in Exeter awards

Environmental journalist and author Leo Hickman praised students from local schools on their positivity and creativity at the tenth annual Excellence in Exeter awards hosted by the University of Exeter on Thursday 19 November.

Exeter’s Christmas Craft Market Returns

University of Exeter students are hosting the Christmas Craft Market on December 4th.

Exeter professor swaps lab bench for backbench

Professor Tamara Galloway from the University of Exeter swapped her lab coat for legislation last week when she visited Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw at the House of Commons for a week in Westminster.