Based at the University of Exeter’s Truro campus in Cornwall, the European Centre for Environment and Human Health conducts world-class research into the complex connections between the environment and health.

The University of Exeter's Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) is a £30 million interdisciplinary centre leading cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change.

Work with us

We have developed an international reputation as the pre-eminent research institute in Cornwall by collaborating with local stakeholders to undertake cutting-edge research addressing scientific, medical, and social concerns.

Our world-class expertise, facilities and students can make a real difference to your business. View some of our success stories to see what can be achieved. 

Together with our campus partners we have contributed more than half a billion pounds to the Cornish economy and sustained over 1,000 jobs a year – one of the the main reasons our local community enjoys the lowest unemployment rates and highest average wages in the Duchy.

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Work with us to attain a suitable business solution

Amie Fulton, Head of Impact, Innovation and Business (Cornwall)

Phone: 01326 371886

The University of Exeter produces high calibre, employable students and graduates. There are many different ways they can work with your organisation.

  • Graduate Business Partnership (GBP) - This partnership offers employers the opportunity to recruit recent graduates to fulfil your business need
  • PhD students – Whether your business is large or small you can work with research students by sponsoring a student to undertake a relevant research project (supporting the whole PhD), or contributing to the part of cost of a PhD through match funding.
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) – Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) enable businesses to improve effectiveness and productivity by accessing new knowledge and expertise.
  • Student Business Partnership (SBP) – A University student to work for you, dedicated to solving one of the challenges you face in developing your business.
  • Access to Internships (A2I) Subsidies for Employers - Access to Internships (A2I) is a fund to help SME employers offset the cost of hiring a University of Exeter finalist or graduate on a paid internship or graduate role.
  • Casual, part-time and vacation work - If you are looking for staff to provide part time work, cover casual shifts or carry out temporary casual jobs then our students can help whilst they study or during vacation periods.

There are various events and opportunities throughout the year in which to engage with students, raise your profile on campus and recruit students and graduates.

Careers fairs

  • Part Time Jobs Fair 20th September 2016
  • Teaching and Education Fair 11th October 2016
  • Camborne School of Mines (CSM) Fair 26th October 2016
  • Environment and Renewables Fair 2nd November 2016
  • Work and Study Abroad Fair 8th November 2016
  • Careers that Make Society Work Fair 15th November 2016


A drop-in will allow you to raise your profile with our students and meet potential employees informally in or around our Social Street in our award-winning Exchange Building.

Recruitment presentations

Presentations provide the ideal opportunity to meet students who are particularly interested in your company and for you to make them aware of the opportunities you can offer.

Widen Your Options

Widen Your Options is a programme of activity providing information on a range of career paths to supplement the traditional “milkround” recruitment of the major graduate recruiters.

Recruitment interviews and testing

For those organisations planning to interview or test a number of Exeter applicants as part of their recruitment cycle, it often proves easier and more cost efficient to undertake these on campus.

Mock interviews

The opportunity to practice interview skills with an experienced interviewer can have an enormous impact on student career outcomes. 

For more details and how to book please visit Employment services or contact Josie Turner, Employment Services Officer on 01326 255756.

The European Centre for Environment and Human Health works with businesses to help develop environment and health research that will have commercial applications and societal benefits, leading to improvements in people’s health and wellbeing.

By providing the opportunity to interact and build relationships, the In residence scheme enables businesses and researchers to gain a better understanding of each other’s work, identify areas of collaboration, and develop research proposals.

More information and how to apply

Working with Cornwall (Pdf)

Working with the Environment and Sustainability Institute can help you:


General enquiries for business engagement and support

Penryn Employer enquiries

Innovation, Impact and Business

Amie Fulton, Head of Impact, Innovation and Business (Cornwall)
Phone: 01326 371886

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Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI)

Amie Fulton, Head of Impact, Innovation and Business (Cornwall)
Phone: 01326 371886

European Centre for the Environment and Human Health (ECEHH)

Phone: 01872 258157