News archive

May 2011

Honorary Fellowship recognises commitment to American Studies

A prestigious Honorary Fellowship has been awarded to University of Exeter Professor Helen Taylor for her sustained contribution to American Studies. 

150 birthday celebrations for Indian poet and playwright

The 150th birthday of the renowned Indian poet, playwright, philosopher and artist Rabindranath Tagore is being marked through a programme of dance and theatre.

Music conflict and transformation

The role of music in conflict and post conflict scenarios in places such as Sarajevo or Sierra Leone will be explored at a sociology conference on the 9th and 10th May. 

Exeter Teaching Awards

While Universities across the country are trying to prove the quality of their teaching, the excellence of the lecturers and support staff at Exeter was celebrated recently at the Student Guild’s annual teaching awards.

Exeter meets at a junction with Africa

A debut novel which moves between Exeter and West Africa forms the basis of a story written by University of Exeter PhD student, Ginny Baily.

University pond reveals hidden history of fungi

Researchers at the University of Exeter have uncovered a ‘missing link’ in the fungal tree of life after analysing samples taken from the university’s pond.

Africa’s sea turtles need passports for protection

Research by experts at the University of Exeter has led to calls to create an international marine park to protect sea turtles.

University celebrates sporting achievements

It has been another incredibly successful year for Exeter Sport, with the University currently sitting in 8th position in the annual British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) table and a host of honours won.

Helping to protect giants of the ocean

Researchers at the University of Exeter are helping to find out more about basking sharks, one of the biggest marine visitors to UK waters, as part of ongoing conservation work.

University celebrates staff ingenuity

Staff that have gone above and beyond the call of duty, transformed services, provided compassionate and generous assistance both inside and outside of office hours have been honoured at a University of Exeter awards evening. 

John Betjeman and all things Cornish

As part of the Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts and Literature a series of special University of Exeter lecture sessions will be held at the Fowey Town Hall. 

Exeter rises to 11th place in the Guardian 2012 University Guide

Exeter has risen from 14 to 11 in this year's Guardian University Guide, published on 17 May 2011.

Cornwall Campus hosts culture festival

The themes of fashion and place will be explored at a one day culture festival at the Cornwall Campus, Penryn on Saturday 21 May.

Leading academic sheds light on current economic threats in public lecture

The next in the ‘Shaping the Future’ series of lectures hosted by the University of Exeter on 24 May will be delivered by one of the world’s leading labour economists and a recent member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Commission (MPC).

Future of energy under the spotlight

Leading experts on energy policy will be discussing what the future holds for Cornwall, the UK and the rest of the world at an event which aims to share cutting-edge ideas.

Frank Gardner speaks at Northcott

Frank Gardner, the BBC’s award-winning Security Correspondent and an Exeter alumnus, will speak at the Northcott Theatre on Tuesday, 24 May.

Heritage at risk

Government spending cuts and rushed legislation within the cultural heritage sector are leading to a “devastating” loss of vital expertise, and to human activity that has the potential to “destroy” heritage irreparably, a new report by the British Academy has revealed. 

University of Exeter saves eight tonnes of CO2 over six months

The University of Exeter has demonstrated a continuing commitment to reducing its Carbon Footprint once again by recycling waste cooking oil from its eight campus kitchens.

University student inspires next generation of kitesurfers

An undergraduate at the University of Exeter is using his passion for kitesurfing to help local teenagers and open up the sport to a younger generation.

Benefits of the natural environment investigated using virtual natural environments

The benefits of the natural environment can be investigated using virtual natural environments, sowing the seeds for the development of virtual solutions to some health problems.

University receives generous support from Santander

The UK arm of Santander, the Spanish banking group, has generously pledged a further £315,000 in support for the University of Exeter, bringing its total funding for the organisation to close to half a million pounds.