News archive 2022-23
Bid to understand how bacterial defences affect the spread of 'mobile genetic elements'
A major new project will investigate how bacterial defences influence the spread of segments of DNA called mobile genetic elements (MGEs) between bacteria.
Talent in rural areas of Cornwall “wasted” because of poor public transport and lack of internet access, study warns
The skills of talented people in living in rural Cornwall are being wasted because of poor public transport and lack of internet access, a new study warns.
University of Exeter supports national pledge to end use of Non-Disclosure Agreements in Sexual Harassment cases
Professor Lisa Roberts has signed a new pledge backed by the UK government, campaigners and several other UK universities to state that the victims of sexual harassment should no longer be silenced by Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs).
English Channel stops new rockpool species reaching UK
The English Channel prevents many rockpool species "making the jump" from Europe to the UK, new research shows.
University of Exeter appoints new Chair of governing body
The University of Exeter has announced that Quentin Woodley is to be the new Chair of Council, the University’s governing body, and Pro-Chancellor with effect from 1 August 2022.
Investment in research pays off for GW4 Alliance with record return
GW4’s return on research investment is at its highest level to date, highlighting the value in community building and networking funding.
FREE short course ‘Renewable Systems Integration’ University of Exeter and South West Institute of Technology
A free short course in renewable systems integration, hosted by the The University of Exeter and coordinated by The South West Institute of Technology will run over five days between February and March 2022.
Fuel poverty can increase mental health risks for social housing tenants
New research published in Wellbeing, Space and Society, highlights the increased mental health risks of fuel poverty, for people living in social housing.
Applications now open for Creative Fellowships 2021-22 Artists Callout
Arts and Culture University of Exeter is inviting applications from creative practitioners for a Creative Fellowship that will run March-June 2022. This will be a 4-5 week exploratory placement, working in an interdisciplinary context.
Gabon provides blueprint for protecting oceans
Gabon's network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) provides a blueprint that could be used in many other countries, experts say.
Three Exeter researchers win Discovery Fellowships
Three University of Exeter researchers have been awarded prestigious Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Discovery Fellowships.
UK biodiversity renewal project to revive nature and communities receives £10 million investment
Researchers at the University of Exeter have received £10 million to investigate and tackle biodiversity loss in the UK through partnerships and community action.
'Freeze or flee' reactions run in fish families
Families of fish tend to share similar reactions to stressful situations, new research shows.
Leading UK marine scientists welcome move towards global plastics pact ahead of major UN meeting
Plastic pollution is universally accepted as having dire effects on the world’s marine life and ecosystems, in addition to presenting risks to human health including through the leaching of chemical additives and consumption of microplastics contained in seafood
New documentary tells the story of the “Red River” – the powerful symbol of Cornish identity
A new documentary by a University of Exeter expert celebrates the unique Cornish Red River – a powerful symbol of the county’s identity.
University receives Gold Award for commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion at work
The University of Exeter has received a Gold Award for its commitment and efforts to become an LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, it has been announced.
Celebrate Cornish innovation past and present at exciting St Piran’s Day event
Cornwall’s unique heritage and identity will be celebrated at a special St Piran’s Day event which marks innovation in the county.
Experts mark centenary of key election battle crucial for survival of Cornish liberalism
Experts are marking the centenary of a key South West political battle which proved crucial for Liberalism to survive in Cornwall.
‘Arca’ sets sail to help Cornish businesses transition to circular economy
A new research project will work with Cornish businesses to help them develop the skills they need to transition to a circular economy.
Female chimpanzees avoid humans
Female chimpanzees are less likely than males to go near villages and farmland used by humans, new research shows.
University of Exeter targets net zero by 2030
The University of Exeter has brought forward its carbon net zero target to 2030.
LEAF status for all Exeter labs
All eligible laboratories at the University of Exeter have now achieved Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) accreditation.
Half century of protection pays off for sea turtles
Green turtle numbers continue to rise on a group of islands where the species has now been protected for more than 50 years, new research shows.
Voles cut grass to watch flying predators
A tiny rodent trims tall grasses so it can watch the skies for flying predators, new research shows.
Researchers aim to discover how viruses communicate
The different "languages" used by viruses will be investigated by a new research project at the University of Exeter.
Exeter Scientist joins parliamentarian in 2022 Royal Society Pairing Scheme
Professor Philipp Thies, from the University of Exeter, was one of a select group of UK Researchers and Scientists in took in new territory, namely the UK Parliament in Westminster.
Sounds of nature benefit mental health and promote environmental protection
The sounds of nature could help us recover from mental fatigue
South West survey to boost Pacific plastic project
People in the South West of England can help researchers tackle plastic pollution locally – and thousands of miles away – by completing a short survey.
Modern animal life could have origins in delta
The ancestors of many animal species alive today may have lived in a delta in what is now China, new research suggests.
Multi-million pound SWIoT partnership celebrated at special event
Key members of the technical education community gathered to celebrate the launch of the South West Institute of Technology (SWIoT).
African network protects key turtle sites
A network of West African Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) covers key sites used by green turtles, new research shows.
Exeter experts comment on IPCC report
University of Exeter researchers have commented on the new report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Success for Exeter subjects in influential league rankings
Subjects from across all disciplines at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best in the world, according to the latest influential global league table.
Selective breeding sustainably protects honey bees from Varroa mite
A new breed of honey bees provides a major advance in the global fight against the parasitic Varroa mite, new research shows.
Surfer science supports seawater study
Seawater samples taken from a surfboard have helped scientists understand microscopic life in the waves, new research shows.
Medicine and Health students recognised at prizes award
A Medicine student who helped with an emergency houseboat evacuation and a Neuroscience student who supported hospital patients with dementia are among dozens of students to be recognised for excellence in a prizes ceremony.
Protected areas don’t always boost biodiversity
Protected areas such as national parks have a "mixed impact" on wildlife, according to the largest ever global study of their effects.
Major new poem about Cornwall’s Red River to be premiered at Tate St Ives
A major new poem inspired by Cornwall’s unique Red River – the most “unnatural” in the UK – will be premiered at Tate St Ives.
Protected areas don’t always boost biodiversity
Protected areas such as national parks have a "mixed impact" on wildlife, according to the largest ever global study of their effects.
UK wildlife watchers welcome "ecological refugees"
Wildlife watchers generally welcome species that have arrived in the UK due to climate change, new research suggests.
Deep Digital Cornwall opens state-of-the-art visualisation suite and data hub
On 5th May 2022, the Deep Digital Cornwall project officially opens the doors to its brand-new, state-of-the-art 3D and 4D visualisation suite and data hub.
Exeter secures global top 50 position in THE Impact Rankings 2022
The University of Exeter has secured a place in an influential ranking’s global top 50 for the first time – in recognition of its steadfast commitment to sustainability, improving health and tackling inequality.
University of Exeter decarbonising supply chain
The University of Exeter is decarbonising its supply chain as part of the drive for net zero by 2030.
South West blighted by low social mobility, experts warn in new report
The South West suffers some of the lowest levels of social mobility in the UK, blighting the prospects of hundreds of thousands of young people across the peninsula, experts have warned.
Marine-i helps National Lobster Hatchery to develop an innovation to improve lobster stocks
Marine-i is supporting the National Lobster Hatchery to develop a new kind of larval rearing vessel.
Renewable Energy expert delivers international seminar
A leading Renewable Energy expert has completed a one year international research initiative, designed to develop new station-keeping systems for marine renewable energy devices (MRE).
Smartline shortlisted for the Housing Heroes Awards 2022
Ground-breaking Cornwall-based research project Smartline and Coastline housing have been shortlisted for the Housing Heroes Award 2022 the under the ‘Best company health and wellbeing initiative category’.
Universities’ support for Cornwall Pride
Falmouth University, the University of Exeter and Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union (SU) are proud to support the series of 11 Cornwall Pride Events, taking place across Cornwall between May and July 2022. They are jointly Pride Silver partners and have signed the Pride Pledge.
Research ship delves into ocean history
A research ship is taking seabed samples from the North Sea and North Atlantic to find out what the oceans were like before major changes caused by humans.
Exeter students lead planetary health agenda in medical schools around the world
Medical students at the University of Exeter are improving sustainability and planetary health in medical schools around the world, as part of a global movement.
Peru "pinger" trial deters dolphins but not whales
A trial of underwater sound devices called pingers reduced the number of dolphins caught in fishing nets – but did not deter humpback whales.
University of Exeter’s growth in Research Power recognised in REF2021
The University of Exeter’s commitment to producing world-leading research has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
Sea turtle success stories along African east coast – but thousands still dying
Conservation of sea turtles along Africa's east coast has made good progress – but tens of thousands still die each year due to human activity, researchers say.
Local residents invited to try something new this May and June
Have you ever wanted to make your own podcast?. Discover what happened to the Cornish language between 1777-1904? Or find out what you’ve always wanted to know about renewable energy (but were afraid to ask).
Exeter signs MoU to boost collaboration on Spaceport Cornwall
A strategic partnership, designed to help place Cornwall at the forefront of British science and innovation in space, has received a significant boost.
Scallops swim into illuminated fishing pots
Scallops are drawn to illuminated fishing pots like moths to a flame, new research shows.
Satellites and drones can help save pollinators
Satellites and drones can provide key information to protect pollinators, researchers say.
'Make or break' year for protecting nature
2022 is a "make or break" year for protecting nature and tackling climate change, a leading scientist says.
'Democracy' governs mass jackdaw take-offs
Jackdaws use a "democratic" process to decide when to leave their roosts en masse, new research shows.
Peer visits University of Exeter to see state-of-the-art Offshore Energy Research
The Royal Society’s annual Pairing Scheme brings together scientists and policymakers to let research inform policy-making and policy questions shape the research.
Drug resistance molecule can spread though bacterial 'communities'
DNA molecules called plasmids – some of which protect bacteria from antibiotics – can spread rapidly through bacterial "communities" that are treated with antibiotics, new research shows.
'Fuel of evolution' more abundant than previously thought in wild animals
The raw material for evolution is much more abundant in wild animals than we previously believed, according to new research from the Australian National University (ANU).
Medical Student sets up community Triathlon Club, inspired by Truro’s scenery
University of Exeter Medical Student sets up a community triathlon club to engage the people of Truro.
Talking Deck to help people with life and health issues
A new "Talking Deck" will help shape conversations at an Exeter wellbeing hub.
Experts celebrate shipshape partnership to reveal more about Cornwall’s maritime history
Experts from the University of Exeter and National Maritime Museum Cornwall are celebrating their continuing partnership. They are working together to spread the word about the region’s fascinating maritime history.
Award success for ‘healthy’ chocolate business
A climate conscious confectionary business based in St Austell has won two coveted Free From Food Awards after receiving support from the University of Exeter, Cornwall Student Start-up programme.
Otters learn from each other – but solve some puzzles alone
Otters learn skills from each other – but they also solve some mysteries alone, new research shows.
Michelmores’ Commercial Awareness Prize winner announced
The Michelmores’ Prize for second year Law with Business students at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus in Cornwall recognises the student or students demonstrating the best commercial awareness during their second-year studies.
Podium finish in World Triathlon Duathlon Championships for Exeter Medical Student
University of Exeter medical student has today (Thursday June 10) clinched third place in the World Triathlon Duathlon Championships in Targu Mures, Romania.
Numbers and experience count in mongoose warfare
Strength in numbers and experienced individuals are both vital in mongoose warfare, new research shows.
Research reveals true extent of sea turtle conservation success
The true extent of how successful conservation efforts to protect sea turtle populations along the western coast of Central Africa have been revealed in a new study.
University of Exeter receives £1.8 million funding boost
The University of Exeter has been awarded more than £1.8 million to enable researchers to unlock the potential value of their work, and kickstart new ways in which to tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time.
Business School celebrates success at SU and Teaching Awards
A student society that aims to empower women in their career goals and help them gain more confidence won a top prize at the SU Awards last month.
Success at Summer Bottle Match
The University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines (CSM) have retained the famous varsity bottle at a hugely successful Bottle Match in London, rescheduled from 2021.
Exeter students deliver top medical care to revellers at Glastonbury
Nursing and medical students from the University of Exeter put their learning into action by volunteering in the delivery of first-rate medical care to festival goers at this year's Glastonbury event.
Investing in nature is key to levelling up rural regions in the UK says new report
Investing in the environment and thinking more creatively about our reserves of “natural capital” should be at the heart of the government’s levelling up agenda, a new report suggests.
New 3D model will help guide exploration for rare earth element deposits in alkaline igneous systems
Scientists from the University of Exeter and the British Geological Survey (BGS), alongside a team of institutions across Europe, have developed a new 3D geological model designed to guide exploration for rare earth elements (REE), which are critical for development of renewable energy and transport.
Introducing the Real Living Wage to Penzance would improve the local economy, new research suggests
Giving Living Wage Town status to Penzance would help improve the local economy and the reputation of the area, new research shows.
Exeter’s student satisfaction ranked best in Russell Group
Student satisfaction at the University of Exeter is the best of any Russell Group university, according to the latest influential report.
Scientists discover key genes behind insect migrations
Scientists have identified more than 1,500 genetic differences between migratory and non-migratory hoverflies.
Celebrated Marine Renewable Energy conference held at Penryn Campus
Some of the UK’s leading marine renewable energy experts have gathered at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus to boost floating wind, wave and tidal energy development.
Pivotal report identifies vision for tackling engineering research challenges
A pivotal new report has delivered a long-term vision for how engineering research will help to tackle some of the world’s key challenges.
Oceans advocate Emily Penn, journalist and campaigner Carrie Gracie and Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police Shaun Sawyer honoured by the University of Exeter
Emily Penn, Carrie Gracie and Shaun Sawyer will be honoured by the University of Exeter at graduation ceremonies in Cornwall.
Renowned Polar scientist appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Exeter
An award-winning scientist and revered authority on the evolving climate of Antarctica has been appointed by the University of Exeter to strategically lead its operations in Cornwall.
University of Exeter subjects across sciences and humanities ranked in world top 100
Science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter have been ranked amongst the world’s best, in the latest influential international league table.
Philanthropic donation will help achieve a sustainable future for mining
Anglo American, one of the world’s leading mining companies, has made a transformational donation to support sustainable mining research and education at the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.
Budding space enthusiasts to be taken on voyage of discovery at Goonhilly 60 event
Budding space enthusiasts will be taken on a voyage of discovery at Goonhilly Earth Station to find out more about space and how scientists use ‘Space for Good’.
Exeter experts elected to prestigious British Academy Fellowships
Three academics from the University of Exeter have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy.
University of Exeter expert plays crucial role in new UK Critical Minerals Strategy
An expert from the University of Exeter has played an important role to secure the supply chain of critical minerals.
University of Exeter campuses re-awarded the coveted Green Flag Award
The University of Exeter’s grounds across three campuses have been ranked among the best parks and green spaces in the country.
Lord Myners’ legacy honoured with Cornish scholarship fund
Lord Myners, former Chancellor of the University of Exeter who sadly passed away in January 2022, has been honoured with a new scholarship that will support talented students from his native Cornwall for the next three years.
Safeguarding Indigenous Peoples’ lands could save primates
Safeguarding Indigenous Peoples' lands offers the best chance of preventing the extinction of the world's primates, researchers say.
Community growing schemes and mapping empty housing identified as key sustainability goals for Cornwall
Supporting community growing schemes and mapping unused properties to house local people have been identified as sustainability goals for the coming year by community leaders across Cornwall, according to a new report.
Study achieves longest continuous tracking of migrating insects
Insects are the world’s smallest flying migrants, but they can maintain perfectly straight flight paths even in unfavorable wind conditions, according to a new study from the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior (MPI-AB) and the University of Konstanz in Germany, and the University of Exeter in the UK.
Innovative Exeter Student start-up set to shape the future of Artificial Intelligence
A duo from the University of Exeter Business School have today (Thursday August 11) launched the next generation of bias detection software for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) systems.
Learning how clothes are made has a “transformative” effect on people’s relationship with fast fashion
Knowing more about how clothes were made can have a transformative effect on people’s relationship with fast fashion, a new study shows.
Exeter moves into global top 150 in latest influential rankings
The University of Exeter’s flourishing global reputation has been reinforced by moving in the top 150 worldwide in the latest influential league table.
Songs, stories and food used to showcase impact of Penryn’s Loveland Community Field at unique event
Songs, stories and vegetables and grain grown in Penryn helped showcase Loveland Community Field.
Scientists stunned by vast insect migration
Migratory insects cross at least 100km of open sea to reach Cyprus on the way to mainland Europe.
Exeter students selected for 12-week Canadian internship
Eighteen University of Exeter Students studying a range of disciplines at the University of Exeter are getting the "opportunity of a lifetime" in Canada as part of a competitive internship programme.
“Sonic bench” uses sound to help Cornish firefighters de-stress
Firefighters in Cornwall have road-tested an innovative bench which uses soothing sounds and mindfulness to help them destress.
Congo creates first Marine Protected Areas
The Republic of the Congo has created its first ever Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), supported by a research team including the University of Exeter and the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Scientists study tourists to protect great apes
Researchers are protecting great apes from diseases by studying the behaviour and expectations of tourists who visit them.
Exeter nominated for two THE Awards including Business School of the Year
The University of Exeter is in the running for two ‘Oscars of higher education’ in recognition of its outstanding research and teaching.
Exeter named as runner-up in University of the Year award
Exeter has been named as runner-up in the coveted University of the Year award in the influential The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.
Artwork of Ingrid Pollard, 2022 Turner Prize nominee, explored through free online talk series
The inspiring and influential works of Ingrid Pollard, one of the four 2022 Turner Prize nominees, will be explored during a series of free online talks and sessions, starting this month.
New bid to 'outflank' antimicrobial resistance
A major new project will investigate the defence mechanisms of bacterial cells, to help stop the spread of drug-resistant genes.
Exeter retains top 15 place in Guardian University Guide 2023
Exeter retains top 15 ranking in Guardian University Guide - with 21 subjects among the 20 best in the country
New £8.7 million project seeks to understand the health risks posed by coastal waters due to climate change
The impact of climate change on health risks, specifically in our coastal waters, will be investigated by new funding.
Parental age could be key factor in helping thoroughbred horses be first past the post
In a sport where the finest of margins can determine the winner, a new study has shown that parental age can be a determining factor in who comes out on top in horse races.
University of Exeter Business School to boost SMEs with ‘Help to Grow’ course
Business leaders can help their enterprises to grow and innovate through a government subsided programme delivered by experts from the University of Exeter Business School.
Natural England and University of Exeter announce partnership
Natural England and the University of Exeter have announced a new strategic partnership to boost nature recovery.
Exeter strengthens top 150 position in latest influential rankings
The University of Exeter has strengthened it's place in the top 150 universities worldwide in the latest influential league table, published today (October 12th).
Wastewater alert: research highlights antimicrobial resistance risk
As the dumping of untreated wastewater into the sea sparks pollution warnings, new research has identified a “significant risk” of increasing antibiotic resistance associated with wastewater systems across the UK.
Researchers find first evidence that hoverflies migrate north in Spring
A team at the University of Exeter has shown experimentally for the first time, that hoverflies migrating during the spring orientate north.
Economic impact of the University of Exeter unveiled in new report
The University of Exeter contributes almost £1.6 billion of output to the UK economy.
A rapid switch in magmatic plumbing taps porphyry copper deposit-forming magmas
Scientists have made a fascinating new discovery about the formation of mineral deposits crucial to our transition to a ‘green economy’.
Ambitious project will create step change for wave energy industry
A €19.6 million partnership project aiming to be the stepping stone towards large scale wave energy commercialisation, will be launched this week at the International Conference on Ocean Energy in San Sebastian, Spain.
Exeter researcher receives distinguished Philip Leverhulme Prize
A University of Exeter researcher has been named among the winners of the 2022 Philip Leverhulme Prizes.
Transitioning from the military to civilian life can take a lifetime, new research shows
New study shows that transitioning from military to civilian life can take a lifetime and support should be available even decades after leaving service.
The University of Exeter invests over £3 million to support students during cost-of-living crisis
The University, in conjunction with staff and representatives from the Students’ Guild and Students’ Union, have worked together to explore ways in which the University can strengthen its support to students.
University of Exeter secures Top 50 place in global sustainability rankings
The University of Exeter has been ranked 48th in the world in a new QS Sustainability Ranking 2023, recognising universities across the globe that are taking action to tackle the world’s greatest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) challenges.
‘Summit meeting' set for South West’s artistic community
The Creative Peninsula Summit set for the Eden Project on 18-19 November
Textiles industry faces ‘legislative challenges’ to clean growth, report finds
Businesses that make new products from old clothing and waste textiles face ‘legislative challenges’ that stop them from selling their products, a new report finds.
Regional Ambassador appointed to promote space industry in the South West
Grant Day appointed to inaugural position
Students work with Spaceport Cornwall on hackathon event
Engineering students respond to hackathon challenge from Spaceport Cornwall
500 million year-old fossils reveal answer to evolutionary riddle
An exceptionally well-preserved collection of fossils discovered in eastern Yunnan Province, China, has enabled scientists to solve a centuries-old riddle in the evolution of life on earth, revealing what the first animals to make skeletons looked like. The results have been published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
First Dickinson Gleeson Trusts Prize Awarded
The University of Exeter Law School, Cornwall is pleased to announce the winner of the Dickinson Gleeson Trusts Prize 2022 as Daniel Sipos.
New analysis shows “dire” supply and affordability gaps for housing in Cornwall
New analysis shows “dire” supply and affordability gaps for housing in Cornwall
Exeter appoints new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)
Professor Richard Follett has been appointed as the new Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) at the University of Exeter.
‘Climate activism is everywhere – and not just on the streets,’ claim authors of new book
A new book documents the ‘transformation’ of climate activism, arguing it has gone beyond the streets to exist in new and unexpected forms.
Exeter researchers recognised in global rankings
Twenty-one researchers from the University of Exeter have been recognised as leading experts in Clarivate’s annual highly cited researchers list.
University of Exeter Business School wins THE Business School of the Year in industry “Oscars”
The University of Exeter Business School has been named Business School of the Year in the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards, known as the “Oscars” of higher education.
Exeter awarded £14 million for antimicrobial resistance research to fight “next global pandemic"
The University of Exeter and collaborators have recently been awarded £14 million for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research – widely acknowledged as the “next global pandemic”
Electric pulses save sharks from fishing hooks
Gadgets that emit small electrical pulses can drastically cut the number of sharks and stingrays caught accidentally on fishing lines, new research shows.
Prestigious European research grants set to fund projects on disability-inclusive climate adaptation and women in philosophy
European Research Council Starter Grants totalling 3,000,000 Euros awarded to two Exeter academics
Exeter Professor named among Top 100 most inspiring women in mining
Professor Karen Hudson-Edwards has been named one of the world’s most inspiring women in mining.
Egyptian lagoon vital to Cyprus turtles
The number of green turtles breeding in Cyprus has risen in recent years – but this bounce-back depends heavily on an Egyptian lagoon where many turtles feed, new research shows.
Underwater tsunamis created by glacier calving cause vigorous ocean mixing
Scientists on a research vessel in Antarctica watched the front of a glacier disintegrate and their measurements “went off the scale”.
Childhood poverty impacts wellbeing in middle-age, study shows
Experiencing poverty in childhood has a particular impact on wellbeing in adulthood around middle-age, according to new research.
Underwater footage reveals sharks’ flexible feeding skills
Underwater cameras have revealed the impressive range of skills nurse sharks use when feeding.
Academics unite to call for action on reducing pollution from pharmaceuticals
Academics from across the University of Exeter and other universities and industry sector call for action on reducing pharmaceutical pollution.
Arts and humanities vital in national crises concludes COVID‐19 pandemic report
National research project unique in depth, breath and focus, delivers its report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the role that arts and humanities research had on social inclusion and national wellbeing.
Exeter joins new Nature Positive Universities Alliance
The University of Exeter is among the members of the new Nature Positive Universities Alliance, launched today at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal.
University of Exeter sixth in People & Planet League
The University of Exeter has moved up to sixth place in a league table that ranks UK universities on sustainability and ethics.
Fossil site reveals giant arthropods dominated the seas 470 million years ago
Discoveries at a major new fossil site in Morocco suggest giant arthropods – relatives of modern creatures including shrimps, insects and spiders – dominated the seas 470 million years ago.
Plastic pollution kills sea urchin larvae
Sea urchin larvae raised in high levels of plastic pollution die due to developmental abnormalities, new research shows.
Chinese Communist Party zero-covid “volunteers” have suffered from stress and anxiety, study shows
“Volunteers” tasked with enforcing the Chinese Communist Party’s zero-covid policies have suffered from stress and anxiety, a new study shows.
Former football manager with motor neurone disease appeals for others to take part in research
A dentist and former football manager whose life has changed dramatically since his ALS diagnosis has appealed with others who have the disease to join him in a new brain imaging study to help the race to find new treatments.
University of Exeter 'Moving On' project donates over £45,000 to The British Heart Foundation
Students across the University of Exeter have donated over £45,000 to the British Heart Foundation through its Moving On project, redirecting unwanted items that have been donated by university students leaving halls accommodation.
Exeter Scientist secures prestigious astronomy award
Dr Oliver Allanson from the University of Exeter has been recognised by the Royal Astronomical Society for early career achievements in astronomy.
Exeter announces Hoffmann Fellowship with the World Economic Forum
The University of Exeter is to enter its first partnership with the World Economic Forum to develop a new global initiative for the poles.
New research quantifies the 'wow' factor of sunrise and sunset for the first time
A new study has identified the impact that fleeting natural events, such as sunrises and sunsets, can have on people, and sought to quantify their effects for the first time.
University of Exeter contributes to ‘invisible disabilities’ parliamentary report
Members of the University of Exeter’s Inclusivity Project have contributed to a parliamentary briefing that highlights the challenges faced by people with invisible disabilities in education and work.
Arts and Culture Announce Three New Creative Fellows
Extraordinary Creative Fellowships at the University of Exeter brings creatives and academics together to create multidisciplinary projects.
Exeter strengthens position in ‘most international universities’ league table
The University of Exeter has strengthened its top 50 position in an influential league table ranking the most international universities in the world.
Have your say on Cornwall’s devolution deal at University of Exeter debate
People can learn more about plans for an elected mayor for Cornwall and greater political devolution for the area at a University of Exeter event.
Project aims to shield Cayman Islands turtles from climate change threats
Researchers are investigating how to protect sea turtles in the Cayman Islands from the multiple threats caused by climate change.
New research project to discover deep oceans flows
A new project is set to shed light on the ocean’s capacity to absorb carbon and heat from the Earth’s atmosphere, by capturing movements deep beneath the ocean’s surface for the first time.
New bid to protect Central Arctic Ocean
Researchers and an Arctic explorer are working together to protect the ocean that surrounds the North Pole.
University of Exeter graduate stars in BBC One’s The Apprentice
A former student from the University of Exeter is a contestant in the current series of The Apprentice.
Start-up developing new technology to convert solar energy to electricity receives significant funding boost
An innovative start-up founded by researchers at the University of Exeter has received a significant funding boost to further develop new technology that helps convert solar energy to electricity without the need for solar panels.
New damselfly sharing habitat with UK natives
A damselfly species that came to the UK from Europe poses a minimal risk to native damselflies and dragonflies, new research shows.
Exeter’s medical science and healthcare students recognise staff for excellence
Students in the University of Exeter’s Health Professions and Sciences Awards have awarded prizes to staff to thank them for their support.
Hazel dormice should be classified as ‘endangered’, according to new research
New research has highlighted issues about how the conservation status of different species is classified, and suggests the focus should be on restoring species now rather than waiting for them to become threatened with extinction before acting.