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Latest Cornwall news

Antibiotic resistance risk for coastal water users

In the first study of its kind, scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School have assessed the amount of bacteria ingested during different water sports. Recreational users of coastal waters such as swimmers and surfers are at risk of exposure to antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to new research published this week.


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Students lead gold rush at International Mining Games

Three teams from the Cambourne School of Mines, based at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, secured four gold medals between them – including divisional gold – at the recent annual International Mining Games.

The team led the way, winning not just the overall divisional title but also securing gold in the drilling and surveying events at the illustrious competition.


CSM Mining students
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Come see our stand at the Royal Cornwall Show!

Thursday 4 June - Saturday 6 June: The University will have a stand at the show for the first time in recognition of Penryn and Truro's 10 year anniversaries. We will be showcasing our research and giving alumni the opportunity to catch up and see how far the University has come.

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Public urged to report basking shark sightings for new tracking project

As warmer weather draws closer and holidaymakers once again flock to the South West’s stunning coastlines, basking sharks will also make their annual reappearance to feed at the surface on seasonal plankton blooms. 

The University and the Marine Conservation Society are joining forces in an exciting new satellite tracking project to tag and follow basking sharks in Cornish waters, and are asking sea users, beach goers and coastal walkers to help spot and report these gentle giants when they arrive in our waters this Spring.


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Penryn Campus zoologist releases video about poaching in Malawi

The film, created by second-year zoologist Jamie Unwin, focuses on Malawi’s illegal wildlife trade, with particular attention paid to issues surrounding elephant poaching and ivory trade.


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More news

Exeter students amongst happiest in UK according to Times Higher survey

Student entrepreneur hopes website will encourage more of us to vote

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The University of Exeter has maintained its position in the top ten in the UK in the prestigious Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014. It also places students at the University the most satisfied in the South West region.


History student and entrepreneur, Matthew Morley believes that his platform can help to make politics easy and relevant to voters ahead of the General election. ‘Tickbox’ helps voters easily assess candidates and their policies during elections.  

Warming seas pose habitat risk for fishy favourites

Global Conversation: Exeter’s New Global Lecture Series


Popular North Sea fish such as haddock, plaice and lemon sole could become less common on our menus because they will be constrained to preferred habitat as seas warm, according to a new study.

Global Conversation

The University of Exeter has launched a new international lecture series, showcasing some of the latest developments in world-leading research.

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Forthcoming events in Cornwall


Saturday 13 June - Open Day at Penryn

Penryn Campus, Cornwall


Saturday 4 July - Cornwall Politics & International Relations alumni reunion

Location TBC - contact organiser Dan Stevens (d.p.stevens@exeter.ac.uk) for more information.

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