The impact of marine plastic pollution on human health tops a list of health-related concerns over marine threats in a large scale survey which could help shape policy over how best to protect our oceans.
Chemical additives used in plastic production have been found in herring gull eggs, new research shows.
Two students from the University of Exeter in Cornwall are taking part in a relay walk from St Ives to Glasgow, to campaign for climate justice.
Tourism and the natural environment can be managed in ways that benefit both, new research reports suggest.
The University of Exeter Offshore Renewable Energy Group and Intelligent Moorings Ltd have successfully completed the demonstration testing of an innovative hydraulic nonlinear mooring system.
Research establishes safe water thresholds for antimicrobials, advancing the battle against resistance
Researchers have made progress towards a G7 commitment to establish safe standards for the release of antimicrobials into the environment, by developing a new framework that establishes safe thresholds.
A women’s community group is helping to rejuvenate previously deforested areas of Borneo peatlands, with training provided as part of a collaboration between the University of Exeter and Borneo Nature Foundation (BNF).
The UK government has pledged an initial £700,000 for a nature recovery project in Cornwall as a "legacy" of this week's G7 summit.
A pioneering new research and testing facility, designed to drive the replacement of fossil fuels with hydrogen in the marine and boating sector, is set to be launched in Cornwall.
Nothing says Cornwall more than a Cornish pasty, but have you ever considered the environmental impact it is having?
The University of Exeter has broken into the top 150 in the QS World University Rankings for the first time.
The University of Exeter has maintained its position amongst the very best in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2022.
On World Ocean Day, June 8, a collaboration of scientific institutions and ocean groups from around the world will launch scientific monitoring devices into the ocean.
South West England has scored 65 out of 100 for ocean health, a new report reveals.
The Environment and Sustainability Institute launches new film to highlight the importance of working with partners to secure a sustainable future
With a week to go before the G7 conference starts in Cornwall, the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), based at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, is launching a new film that documents the power of investing in ideas, research and partnerships to secure a more sustainable future.
The University of Exeter has maintained its position amongst the leading universities both nationally and internationally, according to the latest influential global rankings.
Marine-i has agreed to support a pioneering new approach to using space data to support the development of renewable energy sites, such as floating offshore wind. This new system could help reduce the risks and costs associated with these developments.
The world’s biggest and deepest pool for testing the latest underwater technology, helping advance subsea robotics and even training astronauts is being planned in Cornwall.
Photographers of all ages are being invited to take part in a photo competition celebrating nature in urban spaces across Cornwall.
Universities, employers, and local leaders will be working together to create thousands of local jobs as the recovery from the pandemic gathers pace.
Subjects from across the sciences and humanities at the University of Exeter have been ranked amongst the world’s best, according to an influential international league table.
The Camborne School of Mines Trust has generously bestowed a significant financial gift to support students embarking on the first steps towards forging a successful mining career.
Road verges cover 1.2% of land in Great Britain – an area the size of Dorset – and could be managed to help wildlife, new research shows.
Understanding how the power of nature can help people improve their mental health and overcome conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress has been boosted thanks to a new handbook.
Cornwall EU leave voters wanted to 'take back control' and express concern about immigration, new research shows
Leave voters in Cornwall wanted to exit the EU to “take back control” and express concern about immigration.
G7 ministers meeting this week must "listen to the science" and protect the world's ocean, according to researchers and conversation organisations.
The University of Exeter has launched a ‘Green Futures’ campaign and website to drive action on the environment and climate emergency ahead of the G7 in Cornwall and COP26 in Glasgow this year.
A team of researchers from ZSL’s Institute of Zoology and the University of Exeter, alongside Oceanswell, have used a new approach to understand the movement and drivers of commercial fishing fleet activity in one of the world’s most over-exploited oceans.
A new documentary series shows the mystery, beauty and history of Cornwall’s stunning maritime churches.
Lockdown highlighted the impact of green spaces on our mental health and wellbeing – and now researchers are investigating whether prescribing nature can help prevent and tackle mental ill health.
Numbers of two Mediterranean turtle species have risen in the last three decades – but in Cyprus the recoveries are happening at different rates, new research shows.
Thousands of sharks have been illegally caught in a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Indian Ocean, new research shows.
Labs at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus have received top level recognition for introducing and improving sustainable practice and reducing research impact on the environment.
A cross-disciplinary team of researchers has pioneered a professional development event designed to facilitate provocative and innovative thinking about ethics.
Scientists have developed a new “key-hole surgery” technique to extract metals from the earth - which could revolutionise the future of metal mining
A team of international researchers, including Dr Rich Crane from the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, have developed a new method to extract metals, such as copper, from their parent ore body.
Sea turtles in the Cayman Islands are recovering from the brink of local extinction, new research shows.
The world's oceans could soak up less carbon or even beginning emitting carbon in the future, a new UNESCO report warns.
The University of Exeter is home to the UK’s top five most influential climate scientists - the only UK climate scientists to secure places in the global top 21 - according to a prestigious new list.
2021 marks almost a decade of the ESI Creative Exchange, a rich and absorbing programme of arts/science collaborations between researchers at the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) and South West based creative practitioners.
The University of Exeter’s commitment to sustainability and tackling inequality on the global stage has been recognised in the latest influential rankings.
Making spaces on the high street for clothing repairs could transform “make do and mend” into the “hipster’s’ equivalent of a spa day”, experts say
Making space in high street shops for people to repair clothes could mend the damage caused by fast fashion and transform sewing into a wellbeing activity, experts say.
Atlantic bluefin tuna have returned to UK waters and can once again be seen during the summer and autumn months.
Marine-i has agreed to support a year-long research programme to identify the potential for wave, tidal and floating wind technologies to be deployed around the Isles of Scilly. It is expected that this will lead to long-term economic, societal and environmental benefits for the communities living on the islands.
The reopening of a café – a year after closing due to lockdown – could mark a milestone in Cornwall's drive towards a "circular economy" with little or no waste.
We are delighted to confirm that this year’s prize winner is Irina Campan.
The University of Exeter’s commitment to providing key benefits to business, society and the economy has been recognised in a comprehensive national assessment.
It makes evolutionary sense for long-lived animals to have complex social relationships – such as friends and enemies – researchers say.
The Marine-i Project has voiced its strong support for this week’s decision by The Crown Estate, which has announced that it is commencing work to design and deliver a new leasing opportunity for early commercial-scale floating wind projects in the Celtic Sea.
The ocean’s mammals are at a crucial crossroads – with some at risk of extinction and others showing signs of recovery, researchers say.
Communities can measure their carbon footprint using a new online tool.
The risk of extinction among amphibians – the most endangered animals on the planet – increases for species that produce fewer babies per birth, new research shows.
A groundbreaking study has given new insights into how copper deposit-forming fluids are transported naturally from their source deep underground towards the Earth’s surface.
New research, which brings healthcare data together with ground-breaking ecological techniques, could set a roadmap for refining pollen forecasts in the future.
A University of Exeter Data Science team have helped develop a tool that could modernise the way Ambulance Trusts predict and respond to demand, at a critical time for the NHS.
Stormier weather will increasingly force fishers to choose between their safety and income, researchers say.
Female gannets travel further than male gannets to find fish for their chicks in some years but not others, new research shows.
The University of Exeter’s subjects from across disciplines have been recognised as being amongst the very best in the world, according to the latest influential global league table.
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown breeding site used by the world's rarest seal species.
Scientists have identified that the COVID-19 virus could be transmitted through faecal contaminated river water.
Rising temperatures could reduce the efficiency of food chains and threaten the survival of larger animals, new research shows.
A University of Exeter scientist has written a book to accompany a new Sir David Attenborough TV series.
Eminent scientists warn that key ecosystems around Australia and Antarctica are collapsing, and propose a three-step framework to combat irreversible global damage
Chimpanzees and humans "overlap" in their use of forests and even villages, new research shows.
The underground environment is the subject of a major new £4 million project launched to create a world-leading cluster of research-intensive digital businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Domestic cats hunt wildlife less if owners play with them daily and feed them a meat-rich food, new research shows.
One of the most abundant bats in Europe may be attracted to wind turbines, a new study shows.
Geologists from the Camborne School of Mines are taking part in a high-profile lecture series, designed to highlight the pivotal role Earth materials such as minerals can play in developing a sustainable global society.
Marine-i research expertise has enabled Morek Engineering to create innovative software to streamline the development of seafastening designs for the offshore renewables market.
Lord Myners of Truro will retire as Chancellor of the University of Exeter after five years in the role, it has been announced.
Expert support from Marine-i is helping 3D printing specialist J-Supplied to develop large scale technology to produce bespoke parts for the floating offshore wind industry, such as custom-designed turbine blades.
Internationally renowned artist J.R. Carpenter joins the University for a special online poetry reading
This February, the Humanities department at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus are delighted to be joined by internationally renowned artist, writer, researcher, and performer J.R. Carpenter for a virtual public reading of a selection of her poetry works.
Three quarters of ocean shark and ray species face an elevated risk of extinction, according to new research.
A new experiment goes live today, investigating how people respond to different kinds of digital nature experience
Stand-up comedian Siân Docksey and Dr Ina Linge from the University of Exeter’s Department of Modern Languages and Cultures have been collaborating on a series of special online events which explore what queerness in nature can tell us about ourselves
Research conducted by University of Exeter experts has been recognised among the most shared and discussed of 2020.
Having genitals of a certain shape and size gives male flies a major reproductive advantage, new research shows.
Dr Neeltje Boogert from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall has won the 2021 ASAB Christopher Barnard Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Investigator.
Tevi has been granted a two year project extension to continue supporting Small & Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) across Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly to transition to more sustainable ways of working.
Dull, featureless camouflage provides better protection from predators than zebra stripes, according to a new study.
Stephen Fry, one of the UK’s best loved and most prodigious talents of the small and big screen, will give a fascinating insight into his influential and innovative work, during a special event at the University of Exeter.
Ivory Coast has announced the creation of its first Marine Protected Area (MPA).
Experts have begun a major new research project to help pupils around the world to use history and heritage to promote peace and make sense of past violence.
Bans on shark fishing are only partially effective in protecting sharks, new research suggests.
Why does Santa use reindeer to help him deliver his gifts, and could he have chosen another animal?
The key challenges, priorities and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues will be showcased at a special event this week.
Animals can fall into an "ecological trap" by altering their behaviour in the “wrong direction” in response to climate change, researchers say.
For new and returning students we know that this year so far has been a very different experience than you were expecting. Many of the usual activities of previous freshers didn’t happen, and we know a lot was asked of you in returning to University, or leaving home for the first time.
Small and medium sized businesses from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly came together to celebrate the Cornwall Sustainability Awards at a virtual ceremony on Friday 4 December.
UK heat pump targets will become more achievable with the development of an exciting new course by the University of Exeter in response to a national scarcity of suitable qualifications at this level.
People in European countries with the strictest COVID-19 lockdown policies were more likely to show symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to an international study investigating the impact of disconnecting from nature.
Support from Marine-i is enabling Falco Drone Technologies to develop a pioneering new drone which could play a vital role in the inspection and maintenance of floating offshore wind installations. A prototype of their innovative design will commence trials in summer 2021.
The University of Exeter has created a comprehensive plan to cut carbon emissions and improve the environment on its campuses and beyond.
An innovative project involving the University of Exeter, which is seeking to develop the next generation of offshore renewable energy leads, secured two awards at a recent ceremony.
Electronic tags released in the Ganges river show plastic pollution can travel thousands of kilometres in just a few months.
Plastics in the ocean can release chemicals that cause deformities in sea urchin larvae, new research shows.
Build Solar has won funding to explore whether their technology could be used extensively across UK rail networks in order to harvest solar energy at scale.
Inspirational and innovative software that provides virtual field trips to almost anywhere in the world, developed by academics at the University of Exeter, has won a prestigious national award.
Pivotal work conducted by staff and students to transform the University of Exeter’s approach to sustainability has won a prestigious Guardian University Award.
Waste fishing gear in the River Ganges poses a threat to wildlife including otters, turtles and dolphins, new research shows.
Renewable Energy expert to pioneer new station-keeping systems for marine renewable energy devices (MRE).
A leading Renewable Energy expert from the University of Exeter has received a prestigious visiting scientist funding, to develop new station-keeping systems for marine renewable energy devices (MRE).
A pioneering project involving the University of Exeter, which is seeking to develop the next generation of offshore renewable energy leads has been nominated for a prestigious award.
Cornish Lithium has partnered with The University of Exeter to provide geoscience staff and students at the Camborne School of Mines in Penryn with e-training in practical geocommunication.
Drones are a powerful tool for conservation – but they should only be used after careful consideration and planning, according to a new report.
Students from the University of Exeter have raised more than £136,000 for charity through a series of hair-raising challenges and events.
A plant used in traditional Chinese medicine has evolved to become less visible to humans, new research shows.
Indonesian wildfires that cause widespread air pollution and vast carbon emissions are a "fixable problem", according to the leader of a project set up to help tackle the issue.
Leading academics from the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the world’s most influential researchers, according to a prestigious new ranking.
Thirteen graduates from the Camborne School of Mines have been offered places on Barminco’s graduate scheme, based in Australia, starting in the New Year.
The human ability to teach and our use of complex tools may have evolved together, according to new research.
Animals that migrate "live fast and die young", new research shows.
Conservation of tropical peatlands could reduce the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the likelihood of new diseases jumping from animals to humans, researchers say.
Community activism and a higher profile in schools will be essential for the numbers speaking Cornish to increase, an expert in the language has said.
New epidemic diseases have an evolutionary advantage if they are of "intermediate" severity, research shows.
The University of Exeter will lead a pioneering new research centre, designed to revolutionize how crucial metals are extracted, used and reused in clean and digital technologies across the UK.
A new scholarship scheme set-up in honour of former Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith, targeting applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds, will support six students to attend the University of Exeter each year.
Asian short-clawed otters learn from each other when solving puzzles to get food, a new study shows.
Groups of animals consider multiple factors before deciding whether to fight rivals, researchers say.
Female banded mongooses lead their groups into fights then try to mate with enemy males in the chaos of battle, new research shows.
Animals that live slowly – breeding less rapidly and living longer – could be "reservoirs" of diseases that could jump to new species including humans, new research suggests.
Scientists specialising in the marine environment will answer questions on ocean conservation during a free online event organised by the University of Exeter.
An environmental online hub for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will help protect the region’s precious wildlife and landscape.
Giving people with existing mental health conditions formal ‘green prescriptions’, may undermine some of the benefits
People are significantly less likely to smoke – and are more likely to successfully quit – if they live in green neighbourhoods, new research has found
A significant milestone has been reached in a major development refurbishing and upgrading academic and social space at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus, which it shares with Falmouth University.
Artificial night-time lighting has a diverse range of effects across the natural world and should be limited where possible, researchers say.
Mantis shrimps carefully survey burrows before trying to evict rivals, new research shows.
A scientist trained at the University of Exeter has won Peru’s highest award for conservation.
A new four-year project ‘GREENPEG’ has received a grant of €8.3 million from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to develop new techniques to explore for pegmatite rocks containing lithium and other green technology metals.
Researchers have launched an ambitious project to discover the impacts of plastic pollution in the oceans of Southeast Asia – and how the problem might be tackled.
A University of Exeter researcher has been named among the winners of the 2020 Philip Leverhulme Prizes.
A University of Exeter expert has been awarded a prestigious medal for his cutting-edge research to explain the complexities of animal sensory systems, coloration, and behaviour.
The number of sea turtles spotted along the coasts of the UK and Ireland has declined in recent years, researchers say.
The University of Exeter’s spectacular campuses have been recognised as being among the best green spaces in the country.
Penryn Campus gardens and grounds have been recognised by the international Green Flag Award Scheme as among the very best in the world, for the fourth year in a row.
A national authority on the links between allergy and asthmas has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours.
Researchers working on a project across four European countries have seen a "significant rise" in volunteering and community action during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pioneering new research has helped geologists solve a long-standing puzzle that could help pinpoint new, untapped concentrations of some the most valuable rare earth deposits.
Global warming is affecting daytime and night-time temperatures differently – and greater night-time warming is more common than greater daytime warming worldwide – new research shows.
Staff and students at the University of Exeter will be rewarded for taking action on climate change through the launch of a new scheme.
The importance of playfulness, the link between nature and sexuality, and the pioneering work to combat anti-microbial resistance are among the key topics to be explored by the next generation of extraordinary collaborations between academics and artists at the University of Exeter.
The University of Exeter has retained its position amongst the best universities in the UK, according to the latest influential rankings.
A platform designed to aid in the building and launching of floating wind turbines is being researched and tested with support from Marine-i.
Galapagos tourist guides are being retrained to catalogue the islands' famous biodiversity.
Pioneering new analysis of deep-sea sediments has revealed the climatic changes over the last 66 million years of Earth’s history - which can be studied like a ‘colourful barcode’.
The University of Exeter has agreed a partnership with Halo, the UK’s first commercial provider of saliva-based PCR tests for Covid-19.
A University of Exeter scientist has been chosen as president of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB).
Herring gulls notice where approaching humans are looking, and flee sooner when they're being watched, a new study shows.
The world's oceans soak up more carbon than most scientific models suggest, according to new research.
Cat owners fall into five categories in terms of their attitudes to their pets’ roaming and hunting, according to a new study.
Researchers and conservationists who have been tracking turtle migration for over a decade believe a new study highlights the need for investment and conservation of vital marine habitats which play a key role in turtle’s formative years.
On 1 September 2020, Professor Lisa Roberts becomes the new Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at the University of Exeter. She takes over from Professor Sir Steve Smith who is retiring from the role and who has held the post since October 2002.
Shortening food supply chains and improving local public procurement could provide a significant boost to the Cornish economy post-Covid-19, according to new research.
Pioneering new research has highlighted some of the political difficulties with the UK’s energy transition, in particular around vested fossil fuel interests.
Plans to build floating windfarms in the Celtic Sea to generate clean power and create thousands of green jobs have taken a major step forward after being shortlisted by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
A new 3D camera will help people living with disabilities in Cornwall gain unprecedented access to some of Cornwall's gems.
Geologists have developed a machine learning technique that highlights the potential for further deposits of the critical metal tungsten in SW England.
Two "outstanding" University of Exeter staff have won prestigious National Teaching Fellowships.
Graduates in medicine-related subjects at the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth have received hampers thanking them for their work
Graduates at the University of Exeter celebrated finishing their degrees in an online ceremony to mark their achievements
Microplastics have been found in the guts of sharks that live near the seabed off the UK coast.
Researchers at two leading Westcountry institutions have teamed up with Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in a study
Two students at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus have received prestigious local awards for promoting the Celtic spirit of Cornwall.
Better-managed road verges can help boost pollinating insects, new research shows.
Cornish residents have played an integral role in a breath-taking new project that has given an unusual twist to the traditional way of creating landscape paintings.
New study identifies benefits to mood and well-being associated with short, frequent walks near bodies of water
University of Exeter scientists have developed a revolutionary new device that could allow health professionals to test patients’ antibody response to Covid-19 in as little as seven minutes.
The University of Exeter team for the National Learning Design BootCamp 2020 presented their redesign of a core undergraduate module to the final national conference last week.
The University of Exeter has leapt into the top five institutions in the world for research output on the links between green space and public health.
A University of Exeter postgraduate student has been honoured with The Diana Award - the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts.
The University of Exeter’s Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) Team for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are celebrating after securing a prestigious national award.
Marine-i will stage a special online event on 6th July titled: “Celtic Sea Floating Offshore Wind – An Industrial Response to Supply Chain Opportunity”.
Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i is designed to help the marine tech sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly grow through harnessing the full potential of research and innovation.
A pioneering new project to develop revolutionary new energy saving windows and facades has received a significant funding boost.
Three marine conservation projects involving University of Exeter scientists have been awarded funding by the UK government’s Darwin Initiative.
Cornwall’s voluntary organisations have been adapting services to support more vulnerable people for longer during the Covid-19 crisis.
People who go in the sea are more likely to experience symptoms of illness compared to non-bathers.
Appetite for fast fashion goes out of style when people learn about impact of mass-produced clothing, study shows
Learning in groups how to make, mend and modify clothing reduces the appetite for fast fashion, a new study shows.
The University’s Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) Team for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are finalists for Team of the Year at the PraxisAuril KE Awards.
The distinctive relationship between art and the natural world will be explored during a special virtual event in Cornwall, to be held later this month.
The University of Exeter has retained its position inside the top 200 universities worldwide, according to the latest influential international league table.
People of all ages are being given the opportunity to spend time in the company of insects, through a series of fascinating new poems.
Smartline, the University of Exeter technology and wellbeing project, is supporting the development of a ground-breaking app
Over 100 marine tech businesses joined a Marine-i online event on the plans for deployment of industrial scale Floating Wind turbines in the Celtic Sea and to explore the supply chain opportunities that this will bring.
Two prestigious Athena SWAN awards have just been granted to three University of Exeter departments to recognise their commitment to gender equality.
Scientists have created an online simulation to help people understand how individual actions affect the spread of diseases.
Pine martens need neighbours but like to keep their distance, according to new research.
A rapid assessment of COVID-19 implications for disabled people in Cornwall has illustrated a failure by central government to support people
The University of Exeter’s Student Startup team has launched a new funding initiative, designed to support innovative projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Underwater sound devices called “pingers” could be an effective, long-term way to prevent porpoises getting caught in fishing nets with no negative behavioural effects, newly published research suggests.
MSc Conservation Science and Policy students at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus were shortlisted in this year’s National Societies & Volunteers Awards which took place on 6 May.
A project that links technology and housing to improve health and wellbeing in Cornwall is developing a guide to using online devices to reduce feelings of isolation during COVID-19 lockdown.
A pivotal new project, involving Renewable Energy experts from the University of Exeter, has been launched to pioneer new initiatives for greener home heating.
A unique snapshot of life in a Cornish boatyard and a novel quest to find love provided the inspiration for Cornish artists to show that ‘home is where the art is’, through a special regional initiative.
An exciting national experiment reopens today, aiming to shed light on how listening to nature could impact wellbeing.
History holds valuable lessons – and stark warnings – about how to manage fisheries and other ocean resources, a new study says.
A pioneering new project, designed to nurture students’ innovative product development and marketing skills with industry partners, has received a £1 million funding boost.
Medicine students who opted to graduate early to accelerate becoming junior doctors in the COVID-19 crisis
A spin-out company focussed on driving environmental sustainability in the mining and raw materials sector, founded by experts from the University of Exeter, has secured investment to help develop the business.
Beaches in or near England’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have the same levels of litter as those in unprotected areas, new research shows.
Academics and clinicians across Devon and Cornwall are collaborating and innovating to improve testing capacity for COVID-19.
Academics and technical staff at the University of Exeter have united to send thousands of items of protective equipment to the frontline
The agave plant - which is used to make tequila – could be the key ingredient to unlocking a new way of producing environmentally-friendly transport fuel and hand sanitizer, new research has found.
A playful and innovative set of new small-scale arts commissions, designed to harness Devon and Cornwall’s creative talents by showing that ‘home is where the arts is’, have been launched.
A University of Exeter researcher has been chosen for the Forbes “30 Under 30” list of innovators in science and heath across Europe.
Exeter’s Ocean Technology Group selected to receive Scottish Government support for Floating Offshore Wind innovation
An engineering research team at the University of Exeter’s Offshore Renewable Energy Group will carry out research into innovative mooring systems for floating offshore wind energy applications.
Colour-changing crabs struggle to camouflage themselves when exposed to noise from ships, new research shows.
Older parents are less flexible when it comes to raising their offspring, according to a new study of beetles.
Medical students are heading by bear-o-plane to Ethiopia to volunteer in a new Maternity unit in Ethiopia, whilst delivering teddy bears to local children.
Professor Zhongdong Wang has been appointed as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean at the University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.
Subjects across the Arts and Sciences at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best worldwide, in the latest influential global league table.
Residents invited to contribute to plans to improve biodiversity and community use of the green space in Newquay
The University of Exeter is holding a workshop on Saturday 14 March to transform the green space on Towan Blystra Road, Newquay, TR7 2RP.
Students raise more than £4,500 for charity, before reclaiming historic trophy.
It is a spectacular butterfly breed with an intriguing back story – now scientists have revealed how male-killing bacteria are helping to create a dazzling hybrid of the African monarch.
Should I Stay or Should I Go? – new exhibition offers fascinating insight into Cornwall’s hidden world
A stunning new exhibition will offer a fascinating glimpse into the colourful and often kaleidoscopic world of bacteria, hidden out of sight throughout the distinctive Cornish landscape.
A special workshop has been organised to give members of the public the opportunity to help transform community green spaces in a distinct site in Launceston.
Scientists have discovered the earliest known example of an animal evolving to lose body parts it no longer needed.
Seagulls favour food that has been handled by humans, new research shows.
First investment of a £30m initiative supporting the UK’s transition to a circular economy
Prince Charles has awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education to a team at the University of Exeter.
One of South America’s most prominent volcanoes is producing early signals of potential instability, new research has shown.
One of the UK’s most prominent digital experts, Tony Moretta, has spoken about the crucial role that ‘disruptive innovation’ can play in revolutionising the business landscape, during a special lecture event.
The University of Exeter has announced that it has been awarded £4 million in further funding to continue with a project researching technology, health and housing in Cornwall.
Researchers have developed a catchy way to reach communities on the island of São Tomé, in West Africa.
Year 9 pupils from schools around Cornwall spent the day at the Penryn Campus for the annual Environment and Sustainability Day, which was this year based on the theme ‘Sustainable Futures for Cornwall’.
Older people could hold the key to revitalising rural communities, researchers say.
People power will be the driving force behind new wildlife havens in three Cornish towns.
Beach cleans can provide vital information on plastic pollution, researchers say.
Loggerhead turtles feed in the same places year after year – meaning key locations should be protected, researchers say.
Two World War Two ping pong balls, from Penryn Campus Archives, have been shortlisted for Object of the Year in the Cornwall Heritage Awards.
A University of Exeter researcher has won recognition in the 2020 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK.
Experts from the University of Exeter are leading an innovative, free online course to explore the pivotal role that critical raw materials can play in sustainable, green technology.
People who live in more built up areas and spend less free-time in nature are also less likely to take actions that benefit the environment, such as recycling, buying eco-friendly products, and environmental volunteering.
Plant life is expanding in the area around Mount Everest, and across the Himalayan region, new research shows.
Exeter has joined a prestigious international consortium comprising of 20 of some of the world’s leading universities, it has been announced.
Schoolchildren were given a fascinating insight into some of the most captivating scientific discoveries and breakthroughs, at a special annual event.
Cricket brownies and “chocolate chirp cookies” were served at a meeting about the future of edible insects.
Magic lanterns, movement and mental wellbeing are among the key topics to be explored through between academics and artists.
The University of Exeter is pleased to announce that Professor Lisa Roberts will be taking up the post of Vice-Chancellor in September 2020 following the retirement of Professor Sir Steve Smith.
“Climb on me”, “climb on you” and “resume play” are among the requests wild orangutans make to each other, researchers say.
Experts and stakeholders will gather at the Penryn Campus on Thursday 12 December to explore the potential for producing insects for food and animal feed in Cornwall.
The University of Exeter is one of nearly 250 higher and further education institutions who have signed a Global Climate Letter which will be presented at COP25 in Madrid on Friday 6th December and on Thursday 12th December during a UN event on Climate Change Education.
Plants that can “bounce back” after disturbances like ploughing, flooding or drought are the most likely to be “invasive” if they’re moved to new parts of the world, scientists say.
Placing lights on fishing nets reduces the chances of sea turtles and dolphins being caught by accident, new research shows.
The ability to process alcohol may have saved humanity’s ancestors from extinction, a new book suggests.
University students celebrate Fibonacci Day with World Record Attempt
The beauty of Devon and Cornwall’s coasts and seas has been celebrated with the Exeter Marine photo competition.
Humans are now closer to seeing through the eyes of animals, thanks to an innovative software framework developed by researchers from the University of Queensland and the University of Exeter.
Students at the Camborne School of Mines will be able to gain fascinating new insights into 3D geological modelling of the subsurface, though pioneering software.
Hundreds of trees are being planted today (Friday) at the Penryn Campus as part of the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback.
The planting of 175 native trees will represent the businesses supported in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly by the ERDF-funded CNE project, as part of the legacy of the successful energy-related scheme.
Sharks, penguins, turtles and other seagoing species could help humans monitor the oceans by transmitting oceanographic information from electronic tags.
The Cornwall Council multi-million pound investment in Spaceport Cornwall is set to revolutionise businesses, jobs and skills in the region.
Plymouth based company, BAM Bamboo Clothing, and the University of Exeter have joined forces to address the issue of sustainability in fashion.
The University of Exeter has achieved a ‘University of Sanctuary’ award in recognition of the work it does to support forced migrants.
Renewable energy and re-usable cups are among the features of the ever-greener Penryn Campus.
The University of Exeter’s European Centre for Environment and Human Health has been designated as a Collaborating Centre by the World Health Organization.
The University of Exeter has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education for the pivotal role it has played to expose the devastating effect that plastics pollution has on the health of humans and wildlife.
Leading climate, environment and health academics from the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the world’s most influential researchers, according to a prestigious new ranking.
Staff, students and guests of the University of Exeter in Cornwall were pleased to welcome Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American plc, to deliver the Cornish Institute of Engineers’ Victor Phillips Memorial Lecture on Friday 15 November.
Chaotic mobs of jackdaws suddenly get organised once enough birds join in, new research shows.
According to the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, which includes the University of Exeter, countries and cities are responding to the growing threat that global warming poses.
A University of Exeter academic has been awarded the prestigious Fleming Prize by the Microbiology Society.
The devastating impact caused by earthquakes on the local communities and environment could differ in severity depending on the season, a pioneering new study on two historic earthquakes in Kazakhstan has suggested.
The University of Exeter must take rapid action to tackle the environment and climate emergency, according to a panel of staff and students.
One of the world’s most iconic and historic theatres will play host to an innovative and immersive performance experience, designed to give members of the public the opportunity to explore their body’s potential in the virtual world.
Millions of scavenging seabirds survive on fish discarded by North Sea fishing vessels, new research shows.
A capacity audience attended the Marine Tech Transformers event on 1st November, hosted by Marine-i at Heartlands, Pool.
The SETsquared Partnership has been ranked the global number one university business incubator for the third consecutive time by UBI Global.
Satellites now play a key role in monitoring carbon levels in the oceans, but we are only just beginning to understand their full potential.
Cornwall’s business community is working with leading environmental charities to pioneer ‘green business’ growth, according to business leaders and university experts.
More than 160 secondary school pupils from around the county have attended a schools environment conference at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus yesterday (Tuesday), in association with Cornwall Secondary Schools.
An ambitious new plan for helping our bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinating insects is being launched today by Buglife, the University of Exeter and Cornwall Council.
A dedicated research space within the new Stella Turk Building on the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, has been named in recognition of the exceptional generosity of the Garfield Weston Foundation.
Bacteria that evolve in natural environments – rather than laboratory tests – may become resistant to phage treatments without losing their virulence, new research shows.
Indonesia is under a “blanket of smoke” amid wildfires that threaten humans, wildlife and the global climate, researchers say.
Renewable Energy experts from the University of Exeter will play a pivotal role in a new “game-changing” tidal energy project, it has been confirmed.
A multimillion pound partnership that will revolutionise digital technology education across the South West has been given the green light.
Scientists are reconstructing the world’s “pristine” prehistoric oceans.
The University of Exeter will lead an international project to investigate the hidden impact of adaptation measures designed to protect flood-prone communities worldwide.
Citizen scientists are being urged to help shine a light on one of the most significant, yet often neglected, environmental issues by using photos taken from space.
Each year, the Darwin Landing Day Seminar celebrates Charles Darwin’s landing in Falmouth in 1836 after his voyage on HMS Beagle, a journey which changed humanity’s understanding of its place in the universe.
The flourishing international reputation and research strengths of the University of Exeter’s Arts and Humanities subjects have been recognised in the latest leading rankings.
University of Exeter celebrates and reflects on Black History Month with series of talks, plays and exhibitions
The University of Exeter is celebrating and reflecting on Black History Month with a series of talks, plays and exhibitions.
Jackdaws are more likely to join a mob to drive off predators if lots of their fellow birds are up for the fight, new research shows.
Cornwall could be at the cutting edge of a transition towards a “circular economy”.
Tracking the world’s second-largest shark species has revealed that it moves to different depths depending on the time of year.
Schoolchildren are being given an ‘out of this world’ opportunity to explore distant worlds discovered and studied by astronomers and climate scientists– all from the comfort of their classroom.
Jackdaws can learn from each other to identify “dangerous” humans, new research shows.
Diving seabirds watch each other to work out when to dive, new research shows.
Exeter has retained its position amongst the best universities in the UK, according to the latest influential rankings.
Scientists at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus in Cornwall have taken to social media to help raise awareness of the amount of plastic waste generated in laboratories and encourage more sustainable science.
The University of Exeter has received an £800,000 funding boost to create a vibrant and innovative ‘Enterprise Zone’, it has been announced.
Residents in Par and St Blazey are to benefit from a major flood prevention scheme which has received a £7.8m cash injection today, bringing the total flood alleviation investment in the area to £32m.
University of Exeter students will provide free legal support for those in need in their community as part of a new law degree in Cornwall.
New research from the University of Exeter shows that the Food for Change programme, which uses growing, cooking and trading activities to inspire change, is making a huge difference to people’s lives across Cornwall.
The University of Exeter has retained its place in the top 150 universities worldwide in the latest influential league table.
Two academics at the University of Exeter are set to receive prestigious awards from the Genetics Society.
Award-winning business support provider, SETsquared Exeter has helped to raise significant investment for its growing client base in Exeter as part of the World-leading SETsquared Partnership.
The University of Exeter has retained its position as one of the best universities in the world, according to the latest influential rankings.
A leatherback turtle has been spotted off the coast of Cornwall – the first confirmed sighting of a live leatherback in UK waters this year.
The fundraising totals for the 2018/19 academic year for the Cornwall campuses are in and the Raise and Donate society (RAD) has smashed it, raising nearly 90k for charity.
A brand new method has been developed to investigate links between top predator diets and the amount of microplastic they consume through their prey, offering potential insights into the exposure of animals in the ocean and on land to microplastics.
A pioneering project seeking to lead an ethical and sustainable international ‘mining revolution’ has been selected to compete for prestigious European-wide award for women-led innovation.
Students graduating from the University of Exeter’s BSc Business programme have gifted a trio of Cork Oak trees to be planted at the university’s Penryn campus.
Environmental champions from the Seychelles, Oxford and Cornwall met at the Eden Project to show what the paradise island of Aldabra can teach the world about the scourge of ocean plastic.
Green turtles are more likely to swallow plastic that resembles their natural diet of sea grass, new research suggests.
Staring at seagulls makes them less likely to steal your food, new research shows.
Roadside verges provide a vital refuge for pollinators – but they must be managed better, new research shows.
At a University of Exeter event in Penryn, Cornwall today an audience that included government policy makers, local businesses, community organisations and campaigners discussed how the south-west can lead the way on transforming our approach to plastics.
The evolution of more severe infections is not necessarily driven by bacteria multiplying faster, new research shows.
The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub has awarded almost £1million to UK universities to support ambitious research projects investigating all aspects of offshore renewable energy (ORE).
Hundreds of students studying in Cornwall celebrated with a cream tea and pasty as they graduated this week at ceremonies in Truro Cathedral.
Delve into the hidden world of microorganisms, discover the strange creatures that lurk in the deep ocean and the frozen continent, and be amazed by secretive glowing animals at this year’s Science in the Square.
The University of Exeter’s beautiful campuses have been recognised as among the best green spaces in the country.
More “intensive” beekeeping does not raise the risk of diseases that harm or kill the insects, new research suggests.
Rising temperatures could mean no male loggerhead turtles hatch at a key breeding ground by the end of this century, new research suggests.
Staff and students from the University of Exeter Medical School treated nearly 5,000 patients at Glastonbury Festival, including a case of mumps.
Exeter has maintained its position as one of the leading Russell Group universities for overall student satisfaction, it has been confirmed.
Hundreds of sharks and rays have become tangled in plastic waste in the world’s oceans, new research shows.
Brazil’s leatherback turtles are making a “gentle recovery” after 30 years of conservation efforts, new research shows.
Climbing the social ladder is a ruff business for dogs, new research shows.
A team of intrepid students from the University of Exeter has been making waves at a special, pan-European eco-racing competition.
Chameleon prawns change colour to camouflage themselves as the seaweed around them changes seasonally, new research shows.
Bacteria living on the skin of frogs could save them from a deadly virus, new research suggests.
The University of Exeter has retained its position inside the top 200 universities worldwide, according to the latest influential international league table.
Women still face significant barriers in forging successful and influential careers in UK energy research, a new high-level report has revealed.
A mite that spreads a dangerous virus among honeybees also plays an indirect role in infecting wild bumblebees, new research shows.
Migratory hoverflies are “key” to pollination and controlling crop pests amid the decline of many other insect species, new research shows.
A national consortium, including the University of Exeter, has been awarded additional funding to cement the UK’s position as a global leader in offshore renewable energy (ORE) innovation and research.
Giant petrels will be “temporary” winners from the effects of climate change in the Antarctic region – but males and females will benefit in very different ways, a new study shows.
The quest to discover the exact location of where the biggest meteorite hit the British Isles -around 1.2 billion years ago – has taken a new twist.
The University of Exeter has been ranked as one of the top 10 UK universities in the UK in the influential Guardian University Guide 2020.
To mark volunteers week (1-7 June), the University of Exeter is delighted to announce that since 2012 Exeter alumni have donated over 75,000 hours to the ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ Campaign.
The University of Exeter is a key member of a new international partnership initiative designed to boost multilateral education partnerships to pioneer new developments addressing global challenges.
Students and staff from the University of Exeter’s campuses in Cornwall will be at the Royal Cornwall Show again this year from the 6th- 8th June to showcase some of the exciting research taking place in the county.
People working in the fishing industry have among the poorest health of all workers in England and Wales, new research suggests.
Greater transparency is needed to understand the influence of lobbyists when delivering crucial renewable energy schemes in the UK.
The “loser effect” – which causes animals to shy away from violence after losing a fight – evolves independently of any change in fighting ability, new research suggests.
An Exeter mining expert has spoken of her delight after being awarded a significant honour.
Some of the UK’s leading academics and stakeholders involved in environmental intelligence have gathered at Exeter to take part in a special event.
Crabs from a single species rely on different camouflage techniques depending on what habitat they live in, new research shows.
“Swarms” of wolf-dog crossbreeds could drive Europe’s wolves out of existence, according to the lead author of new research.
Older male crickets are better at getting females to live with them – but they mate less than younger rivals once they find a partner.
Experts from the University of Exeter are leading an innovative, free online course to explore how the UK’s energy systems must evolve in order to help tackle climate change.
How adult penguins fish and the body condition of their chicks are directly linked to local fish abundance, and could potentially inform fishery management, a new study has found.
Exeter has reinforced its position as being amongst the leading universities worldwide, according to the latest influential global rankings.
Current efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance are “not nearly radical enough”, a leading scientist says.
A pioneering project to create new technologies to improve the energy efficiency of buildings has begun, after receiving a substantial grant.
The University of Exeter, Penryn Campus Excellence Awards ceremony took place on Thursday 2 May, to celebrate the achievements of young people in Cornwall.
Flocks of birds may appear to move with a single mind, but new research shows jackdaws stick with their mates – even though it harms the flock.
Two University of Exeter scientists will be part of an international team studying plastic pollution in the River Ganges.
An international team of ecologists has carried out the first global meta-analysis of the characteristics and size of invasive alien species’ impacts on native species as invaders become more abundant.
Exeter’s science and humanities subjects are among the very best in the country, according to the latest league table.
Join a team of students at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus for a day filled with interactive wildlife activities for all the family.
Students at the Camborne School of Mines will be able to gain fascinating new insights into 3D geological modelling of the subsurface, though pioneering new software.
An innovative seaweed farm is set to spring up this summer in Cornwall, thanks to a new collaboration featuring researchers from Exeter.
The University of Exeter Business School has joined an elite group of international institutions to achieve the coveted “triple crown” accreditation status.
On the 18th April, the inaugural China-UK Higher Education Young Talent Alliance (HEYTA) was launched at Tsinghua University in Beijing, with a number of Exeter staff and students in attendance.
World-leading climate change experts from the University of Exeter will give a fascinating insight into the impacts of global warming when they appear on a hard-hitting BBC documentary.
University of Exeter celebrates multi-million pound collaborative bid success for new Institute of Technology for the South West
How Science Works is a recent collaboration between Penryn College and the University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES).
Do some crickets like to get up early, while others prefer staying up late?
Male crickets age more slowly if they have access to plenty of females, new research shows.
A scientist who specialises in marine turtle research has won an award from international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London).
Researchers based at the Environment and Sustainability Institute have guest edited and published in a new special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
Striking traits seen only in males of some species – such as colourful peacock feathers or butterfly wings – are partly explained by gene behaviour, new research suggests.
CSM Postgraduate student James Heslington has secured a prestigious international scholarship, it has been announced.
Artists are being invited to bid for a commission to take part in an innovative project that will combine science and the arts to explore mental health, starting at the Cornish coast.
Understanding the complex networks of “contact chains” between British farms, could help identify potential routes for spread of infections and improve disease control strategies for the cattle industry.
University of Exeter alumni and founders of ChargedUp, Hugo Tilmouth and Hakeem Buge have made it onto the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 list of social entrepreneurs, which was published in February.
More than 100 teachers and career advisers from South West schools attended two HE Advisers’ Days.
Exeter Scholars, the University’s pioneering fair access programme, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019.
Professor Frances Wall has been awarded the Geological Society of London’s William Smith Medal for 2019.
The University of Exeter is seeking cat owners to become researchers for a new study designed to test different techniques to reduce the amount of wildlife killed by domestic cats, while maintaining and improving cat health and welfare.
The University of Exeter has named their new £12.4 million state of the art research facility in Penryn after Cornish scientist and honorary graduate, Stella Turk.
The University of Exeter’s science and humanities subjects have been ranked amongst the very best in the world, according to the latest influential global league table.
World leading researchers give insight into link between evolutionary medicine and early life effects
The quest to determine why people experience different long-term reactions to adversity in early life has received a new, ground-breaking boost.
An international group of researchers working on a wide range of species, from elephants and crows, to whales and chimpanzees, argues that animals’ cultural knowledge needs to be taken into consideration when planning international conservation efforts.
Maasai farmers do not kill lions for retribution whenever they lose sheep or cattle, new research shows.
Once-endangered carnivorous mammals such as otters, polecats and pine martens have staged a remarkable comeback in Britain in recent decades, a new review shows.
The benefits of the ‘silver spoon effect’ in mongoose pups extend across their lifetime, a new study has shown.
University of Exeter student, Arthur Greenhalf, has written a play about madness, human agency and the relationship between art and audience which will be on stage at The Poly, Falmouth on 9 and 10 March.
Pioneers on reducing plastic waste, backed by £1 million of government funding, are seeking to revolutionise the way the south west produce, recycle and utilise plastics.
Location, location, location: Proximity to the mainland determines how coral reef communities respond to major environmental disturbances
Severe weather and environmental disturbances, such as cyclones or thermal coral bleaching, affect specific areas of coral reefs differently, new research has shown.
Exeter researcher awarded Pew Fellowship to discover if commercial fishing harms endangered penguin populations
Experts will work to discover if commercial fishing is harming endangered African penguins by making it harder to forage for food in the ocean.
The University of Exeter has received a major funding boost to lead pioneering new research into using Artificial Intelligence to increase society’s resilience to changes in our environment.
Granite from Cornwall will be examined by UK scientists as part of a £1.8 million project in order to help the country increase its use of geothermal energy.
The University of Exeter’s innovative apprenticeships scheme has been recognised, by securing a number of honours at a regional awards ceremony.
One of the world’s foremost experts in microplastics research has backed calls for a bold new national policy framework to help reduce the amount of ocean plastic pollution.
Light pollution affects the skies over most of the world’s key wildlife areas, new research shows.
A pioneering programme at the University of Exeter, designed to support and nurture high-achieving pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, is celebrating record success.
Funding boost supports next generation of highly skilled scientists and engineers for offshore renewable energy industry
The University of Exeter’s role in developing the next generation of offshore renewable energy has received a significant boost, it has been announced.
The observed population crash in a colony of sooty terns, tropical seabirds in one of the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs), is partly due to poor diet, research led by the University of Birmingham has found.
Microplastics have been found in the guts of every marine mammal examined in a new study of animals washed up on Britain’s shores.
Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory strengthen commitment to world-leading marine science research
Two of the South West’s leading environmental research organisations have strengthened their commitment to collaborating to address some of the key questions facing the sustainable future of the ocean.
The University of Exeter has maintained its position as one of the top-200 best employers in Britain for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff.
Short-lived wild insects “get old” – losing some of their physical abilities – before they die, new research shows.
The success of the Exeter Mathematics School in helping pupils from all backgrounds to attend top universities has been highlighted in a new, high level report.
A creative and environmentally aware teenager from North Devon has designed and built a whale tail sculpture to raise awareness of the impact of single use plastic. The sculpture, which is made from 1500 recycled water bottles, is currently on display in the ESI building on the Penryn Campus until the end of term.
Many cat owners worry about their pets wandering the streets, but perceive cats hunting mice and birds to be unavoidable instinct, researchers at the University of Exeter have found.
Ship movements on the world's oceans dropped in the first half of 2020 as Covid-19 restrictions came into force, a new study shows.