Video chats

Take a look at our series of interviews with University of Exeter academics and alumni.

This series has been started while the coronavirus lockdown makes regular face-to-face activity impossible. We hope you enjoy keeping in touch with Exeter and find the videos interesting. We will add more over the coming weeks.

If you have any specific requests for content, or would like to be featured, please let us know.

Exercise and nutrition - Q&A with Professor Andy Jones

Professor Andy Jones from the University of Exeter speaks about the benefits of exercise and nutrition, and how to keep healthy during lockdown.

Living Danishly - Q&A with author and alumna Helen Russell

Exeter alumna and author Helen Russell speaks about balancing a freelance career with family during lockdown, and shares secrets of happiness from around the world.

Preserving forests - Q&A with Professor Toby Pennington

Professor Toby Pennington from the University of Exeter speaks about his research into dry tropical forests and why Earth Day is important for awareness raising.

Loneliness and social connections - Q&A with Professor Manuela Barreto

Professor Manuela Barreto from the University of Exeter talks about how social distancing measures can impact our mental wellbeing, and how we can help to fight loneliness in this situation.

The Great Hall and world tours - Q&A with music promoter and alumnus John Giddings

Isle of Wight Festival organiser, concert promoter and alumnus, John Giddings, talks about his experience at Exeter, his career and what lockdown could mean for live music in the long run.

Lockdown Live - Q&A with alumnus and sports commentator Rob Walker

Sports commentator and alumnus Rob Walker speaks about his career, his current online venture 'Lockdown Live' and how the coronavirus crisis could impact sport in the longer term.

Chimpanzees and the threat of COVID-19 - Q&A with Dr Kimberley Hockings

Dr Kimberley Hockings, Senior Lecturer in Conservation Science at Exeter, speaks about her work protecting the critically endangered Western Chimpanzee and how coronavirus is further threatening their survival.

Alumni Careers Support - Q&A with Exeter Consultant Cate Bennett

Cate Bennett, a Careers Consultant from the University of Exeter, talks about some of the support available to graduates.

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University radio to the Olympics - Q&A with sports journalist and alumnus James Pearce

Sports journalist and media trainer James Pearce chats about how his time at University Radio Exeter (URE) kick-started his broadcasting career, and how he is currently supporting charities with free training during the crisis.

Exeter sport - Q&A with Athletic Union President Cameron Taylor

AU President Cameron Taylor talks about 2019/20 activity and what lockdown means for clubs, as well as sharing how alumni support makes a difference.

'Build Back Better' - Q&A with Dr James Dyke

Dr James Dyke, Assistant Director of the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter, talks about the environmental benefits we've seen during lockdown, how this could kickstart policy change, and what our future environment could look like.

Social Mobility - Q&A with Dr Lee Elliot Major OBE

Dr Lee Elliot Major OBE, Professor of Social Mobility at the University of Exeter, talks about the barriers to social mobility, the part universities can play in breaking them down, and what the COVID-19 pandemic could mean for the current situation.

Testing COVID-19 infectiousness - Q&A with Professor Lorna Harries

Professor Lorna Harris, Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Exeter Medical School, talks about the development of a test to determine whether people with COVID-19 are still infectious.

COVID-19 and the food supply chain - Q&A with Professor Michael Winter OBE

Michael Winter OBE, Professor of Land Economy and Society at the University of Exeter, talks about how the pandemic is impacting agriculture and food supply, and how his upcoming research aims to build resilience.