News archive

June 2009

Men breaking the mould

Traditionally Primary Schools have a mainly female staff, however this is steadily changing with the number of men taking Post Graduate Certificates of Education (PGCE) in primary education.

University strengthens links with China through sports science

The University of Exeter has further strengthened its links with China by forming a partnership with one of the country’s top sports science universities.

University of Exeter breaks into the Top 10

The University of Exeter has made it into the top 10 universities in the UK for the first time, according to The Times league table.

EU voter apathy and the media

Millions of voters across 27 counties are eligible to cast their votes for the sole institution in the European Union that is directly elected by the people.

An increasingly complex relationship

Western democracies have an increasingly complex relationship with China in which pressure for human rights reform is rapidly being overcome by the realities of economic interdependence, according to new research by Professor of International Relations Tim Dunne.

Over £6 million Cornwall Campus research investment

An ambitious project worth more than £6 million to increase high quality research and strengthen links between businesses and the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) has been approved for more than £4.6 million of ESF (European Social Fund) Convergence investment.

Beetle shell inspires brilliant white paper

An obscure species of beetle has shown how brilliant white paper could be produced in a completely new way.

Experts discuss sustainable supply chain issues

In a lecture entitled ‘Planet Earth is in your Supply Chain’, two highly respected experts will be sharing their experience and knowledge of how to use innovation and sustainable practices in the supply chain in front of members of the Business Leaders Forum.

University marks 10th anniversary of Devon writer Patricia Beer

Devon born writer and poet, Patricia Beer is being honoured by the University of Exeter in a special event to mark the 10th anniversary of her death and the successful completion of a cataloguing project of South West writers.

University appoints Director of International Exeter

The University of Exeter has appointed Dr Shaun Curtis to take forward its international strategy.

From Arabia to Exeter: a family’s story

The delicate language of international diplomacy is well known to Arabic Interpreter Mr Leslie McLoughlin who has lived a life more akin to scenes in James Bond films.

Exeter geographer wins medal

University of Exeter geographer Professor Chris Turney has been awarded the Bigsby Medal for 2009 from the British Geological Society of London.

High accolade bestowed on Middle Eastern expert

The Annual Arab-British Culture and Society awards have honoured University of Exeter’s Middle East expert, Professor Tim Niblock with an award rarely given to academics. 

Exeter students win national award

The University of Exeter Students’ Guild has won a national award in recognition of the high level of student involvement in its activities, services and events.

Exeter research sheds light on brain disease

Cutting-edge optical imaging technology developed at the University of Exeter will help develop smart nanodrugs to treat brain diseases like schizophrenia, depression and dementia.

Exeter goes greener

The University of Exeter has been ranked 14th ‘greenest’ University in the UK, out of a total of 126 higher education institutions.

Knighthood for Exeter alumnus

University of Exeter alumnus Professor Bill Wakeham has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Exeter chairs major energy conference

The University of Exeter is hosting a conference with a world-class line-up of speakers in Falmouth, Cornwall, on 22 and 23 June.

European accolades for Exeter

The European elections saw an increase in votes to Euro-sceptic candidates and a decrease in voter turn out.  The University of Exeter’s Centre for European Governance investigates issues surrounding European politics.  

Exeter academic to head research council

A senior academic from the University of Exeter has been appointed as the new Chief Executive and Deputy Chair to the UK’s largest funding body for the arts and humanities. 

Swine Flu in the South West of England

As of 1 July there were around 7,000 reported cases of Swine Flu in the UK, including 173 in the South West of England.

Launch powers wave energy research

The ambition for Cornwall to become a world leading centre for wave energy has moved a step closer to reality with the launch of a two tonne (2000kg) buoy off the coast of Falmouth.

Exeter staff win national award

Two senior staff from the University of Exeter have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships.

Students first ever reward with award

Today saw the first ever presentation of the ‘Exeter Award’ to a group of students from across the University.

Essay Competition counts the cost of money

Does money really make the world go round?  Is the question being put to Year 12 students in Cornwall, by Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus in the annual essay writing competition.

Sir John Tooke to move on

Professor Sir John Tooke, Dean of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, is to join University College London.

Hip hip hooray for graduation day

Twelve key figures will receive Honorary Degrees at the University of Exeter this July.