University of Exeter Cornwall newsletter

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Your first Cornwall e-newsletter

This newsletter celebrates the contribution the University in Cornwall makes to the county, wider region and world.

In the coming months we will be celebrating 10 years of the Penryn campus with a series of special events. During those 10 years 5,580 people have graduated and Exeter and Falmouth universities who share the campus contributed £491 million to the economy of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Keep checking the website for more details of the special 10th anniversary events.

In the meantime we’d love to see your summer photos of this glorious county! Share them on Twitter (@Exalumni) or Facebook.

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Latest Cornwall news

Free family event - Science in the Square

Back by popular demand at the end of this week is the free Science in the Square event.

Held at Events Square, Falmouth this Friday 15 August, Science in the Square is a family friendly, interactive event where the University’s academics share their passion and knowledge of science.


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New £5.5 million University of Exeter development at the Penryn Campus

A new £5.5 million facility at the Penryn Campus will provide another home for the University of Exeter Business School which is expanding into Cornwall in 2015.

This new facility will also provide space for the University’s existing Marine Renewables team, and growing Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC).

Work will also start soon on the new Welcome and Reception building, which will be built near the location of the current campus shop.


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National award for University and students' union partnership

The University of Exeter, University of Exeter Students’ Guild and Falmouth & Exeter Students’ Union (FXU) have been awarded the 2014 Students’ Union and Institution Partnership Award by the Higher Education Academy and National Union of Students.

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) Partnership Awards recognise and celebrate successful partnership working between staff and students in learning and teaching in higher education.


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Become a member of the CSM Association

The CSM Association is the alumni group for the Camborne School of Mines. It was formed in 1989 to foster comradeship between former students of CSM, to represent their views, promote their interests and maintain the identity of the school.

If you have yet to join the Association and you are a graduate of CSM, please see our website for more information.


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Link between vitamin D and dementia risk confirmed

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted.

An international team, led by Dr David Llewellyn at the University of Exeter Medical School, found that study participants who were severely Vitamin D deficient were more than twice as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.


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More news

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Should we listen to our genes, or does mother know best?

Breaking the mould of inherited family characteristics could help you survive in a fast-changing world, scientists have discovered.


Penryn mathematicians help local magnet company attract international markets

New algorithms, developed by Hirst Magnetic Instruments Ltd to enable the characterisation of magnets, are based on calculations from mathematicians from the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at the Penryn Campus. 

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Cornish winemakers could benefit from climate change study

Research could help local wine producers develop new techniques so they're not only ready to adapt to future weather patterns, but are also able to pinpoint potential sites for Cornish vineyard plantings: an important issue as farmers look to diversification.

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Cornwall accommodation – stop press!

Looking for a last minute summer getaway? There are still a few rooms available on certain dates this August at Glasney Parc on the Penryn Campus and alumni can make use of a special discount. Alternatively, why not book ahead for your summer break next year? Visit the website for more details. 

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