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New principles to encourage transparency and prevent greenwashing in financial sector

New practical principles will encourage transparency and prevent greenwashing in the financial sector.

Prestigious prize for University of Exeter educational psychologist

Renowned University of Exeter educational psychologist Dr Andrew Richards has been given a prestigious award for his outstanding contribution to children’s wellbeing.

Exeter STEMM networking event to celebrate LGBTQ+ history month

A networking event hosted by PRISM Exeter will bring together the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate LGBTQ+ voices from across science-related subjects.

Exeter Professor secures prestigious Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists

James Screen, Professor of Climate Science at The University of Exeter, has been recognised for his work on transforming understanding of the rapid climate warming in the Arctic and its effects on the global climate.

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.

O.B.E for University of Exeter expert helping to develop the UK’s Russia policy

A University of Exeter expert has been awarded O.B.E for his work to help develop UK Government policy towards Eastern Europe and Russia.


Exeter researchers receive impact award for digital platform that can reduce A&E waiting times

Researchers from the University of Exeter Business School have received a prestigious award for their work on an app and digital platform that provides live waiting times for A&E departments and other centres of urgent care.

Sir Michael Barber to chair work to improve life prospects across the South-West

Sir Michael Barber, a world-renowned expert on government delivery, will chair the newly created South-West Social Mobility Commission, it was announced today.

University academic wins prestigious national book prize for ‘provocative’ analysis of God

God: An Anatomy, written by Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Religion, has won the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize 2022.

University of Exeter supports Estranged Student Solidarity Week

The University of Exeter has supported Estranged Student Solidarity Week with a pledge to continue to provide wellbeing and financial support for students who are separated from their families.

Historian captures Queen Elizabeth II’s Exeter legacy in new book

The late Queen Elizabeth II's 11 visits to the city of Exeter are captured in a new book by Devon historian Dr Todd Gray MBE.

Author and Creative Writing academic sees latest book, Peggy the Always Sorry Pigeon, being read by Louis Theroux on CBeebies

The latest book by Dr Wendy O'Shea Meddour will be read on Cbeebies Bedtime Stories by Louis Theroux.

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. 

Guidance for solicitors on reporting serious misconduct is legally deficient and lacks clarity, experts warm

Current guidance for solicitors on reporting serious misconduct is legally deficient and lacks clarity, experts have warned.

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

University of Exeter teaching resources for KS4 and KS5 pupils to bust myths around ‘common law marriage’ awarded PSHE Association Quality Mark

University of Exeter resources designed to help children learn at school about the legal consequences when relationships break down have been awarded the PSHE Association’s Quality Mark.

Exeter lecturer wins Royal Society of Chemistry Education Prize

University of Exeter lecturer Dr Alison Hill has won the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Excellence in Higher Education Prize.

Exeter Hip: history, science, and future of world-leading hip implant explored at museum event

Members of the public can learn about the history and science behind the life-changing Exeter Hip in a talk at Exeter’s largest museum.

Learn about the spicy history of the chilli plant at hot chocolate-themed Exeter event

The hot and spicy history of the chilli plant will be on the menu as part of a special hot chocolate-themed event in Exeter.

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.

Exeter researcher calls for mass name-changing for COP27 to raise awareness of melting Arctic

A University of Exeter researcher is behind an ingenious attempt to raise awareness of the melting Arctic region and what it means for humanity by asking people to 'change their names' for COP27.

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.

New research to discover more about the “invisible community” of academics who have spent time in care

New research will reveal more about the largely invisible community of academics who spent time in care when they were children.

Regional Ambassador appointed to promote space industry in the South West

Grant Day appointed to inaugural position

Academic Promotions 2022

Congratulations to our academic colleagues below who have achieved promotion from June - November 2022.

Volvo Environment Prize 2022 awarded for world-leading microplastics research

Professor Tamara Galloway from the University of Exeter has been awarded the Volvo Environment Prize 2022, for her pioneering work to alert the world to the devastating impacts of plastic pollution in the environment. 

University of Exeter honoured with silver award at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2022

The University of Exeter has been honoured for innovative work to address barriers to progression to higher education.

Celebrate Diwali at the University of Exeter with food and activity stalls, performances and fireworks

Students from the Hindu, Asian and Indian Societies at the University of Exeter are welcoming fellow students, families and local residents and communities to celebrate Diwali at the University’s Streatham Campus on Sunday 23rd October.

New study to map YouTube’s role in the Brazilian elections

Experts are working to discover how YouTube is influencing the Brazilian federal elections – and how the social media platform potentially contributes to a disinformation media ecosystem.

Search engine spinout company awarded innovation prize

Spinout company Senseful AI wins Blavatnik Prize for Innovation

New audio platform showcases the work of University author

Dr Davina Quinlivan's memoir Shalimar among the launch books for new platform Spiracle.

New Handbook supports Exeter's Entrepreneurial Community

A new 'one-stop-shop' handbook offering tools and guidance to students, researchers, staff, and businesses interested and involved in entrepreneurship has been launched by the University of Exeter.

Support from war-torn Ukraine for University of Exeter course celebrating the country’s language and culture

Special evening courses to help people learn about Ukraine's spectaular language are being supported by teachers based in Ukraine.

New book raises the curtain on the history of British pierrot troupes and concert parties

New book examines the torigins, evolution and impact of the popular seaside performance

Exeter scientist's book shortlisted for Royal Society prize

A book about climate change science and denial has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize.

200 healthcare workers share experiences of shame as part of new podcast documentary series

New podcast documentary series highlights shame experiences of more than 200 healthcare workers

Major new study to show how Parliament can be better adapted for disabled politicians

A major new study will show how Parliament can be better adapted for politicians with physical and mental health difficulties.

National prize for ground-breaking book on The First World War and Cinema

National prize awarded to film expert for ground-breaking book on wartime cinema

New book that frames Second World War as 'violent end of global imperialism' wins Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History

A critically lauded account of the Second World War has been awarded the country’s foremost prize for military history writing.

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.

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.

Ukrainian researchers welcomed under humanitarian programme

Six researchers from Ukraine are being offered the chance to continue their work in safety in Exeter and Cornwall thanks to a recently launched nationwide programme.

University of Exeter researcher wins prestigious diabetes fellowship

A University of Exeter researcher has been awarded the prestigious Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Fellowship.

University of Exeter Law School professor recognised in parliament speech

Dr Robert Herian has been recognised in a Parliament speech, demonstrating a huge milestone for Blockchain research.

Prestigious medal awarded to Emeritus Professor for contribution to classical studies and ancient history

A world-renowned authority on Roman history and literature has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the field with a prestigious national award.

Norman dominance of Europe inspired first crusades in the Holy Land, new book shows

First European crusaders of Holy Land were inspired by fame and fortune awarded to Norman conquerors in Europe.

Algal expert awarded experimental biology medal

A leading microbiologist at the University of Exeter has been recognised for her outstanding research into algae.

Beef farmers want to transition to net zero – but practical and financial barriers are standing in their way, report warns

Practical and financial barriers associated with reducing carbon footprints and capturing more carbon are standing in the way of beef farmers making the transition to net zero, a report warns.

Struggling to choose between Liz or Rishi? New website will help you make your pick

Voters struggling to understand what the Tory leader contest means for them can get help from a new website.

New audio documentary tells story of young People of Colour growing up in the South West

A thought provoking podcast exploring growing up in the South West of England as a young person of colour has been released on BBC Sounds.

Government should enlist expertise of the private sector to fight kleptocracy, experts urge

Experts have urged the Government to enlist the expertise of the private sector to fight kleptocracy.

Exeter researchers help secure £6.5m Wellcome Trust grant for new project on global health crises

Experts in Medical History and English Literature at the University of Exeter have helped to secure a new multi-million-pound research grant for a project that will look at how our concept of time impacts the way we approach global health crises.

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.

Exeter academic awarded grant to research a new fungal lineage

A University of Exeter academic has won a Wellcome Trust Career Development Award to research an antifungal-resistant lineage of fungi.

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.

New book reveals the historical and political inspirations of Star Wars

Real-world historical events and political actors have played a pivotal role in shaping the Star Wars universe according to a ground-breaking new book published this week.

Ukraine charity concert will collect vital funds to protect the country’s rich cultural heritage

A charity concert with a message of peace will raise vital funds to protect Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage.

University of Exeter recognised by prestigious award scheme for work to boost social mobility

Work by staff and students at the University of Exeter to narrow gaps in access to higher education has been recognised by a prestigious national awards scheme.

Education experts awarded prestigious National Teaching Fellowships

Two education experts renowned for their innovative approaches to teaching and learning and professional development have been recognised with a prestigious national fellowship.

Staff and students celebrate 50 years of educational psychology at the University of Exeter

Staff and students are marking 50 years of educational psychologists being trained at the University of Exeter.

Fieldwork carried out over 20 years will show comprehensive history of modern Shiʿism’s foundational intellectual moment

Fieldwork over two decades will help experts produce the first comprehensive account of modern Shiʿism’s foundational intellectual moment.

Trainees resurrecting traditional seaside entertainment to bring puppets, magic and song to Devon beaches

Seaside entertainment will return to Devon this summer thanks to trainees helping to keep traditional performance forms alive.

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 hosts British Association for Applied Linguistics Vocabulary Special Interest Group Annual Conference 2022

The University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education hosted the British Association for Applied Linguistics Vocabulary Special Interest Group’s Annual Conference 2022.

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.

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.

Performance art event set to transform Exmouth Beach into a stage

A day-long performance art event that meditates upon our interaction and relationship with the sea is set to transform Exmouth Beach into a stage this weekend.

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.

University of Exeter announce new partnership with Exeter Chiefs

The University of Exeter has bolstered its long-standing partnership with the Exeter Chiefs by entering into a new strategic and sponsorship agreement.

England’s Chief Scientific Officer Professor Dame Sue Hill and esteemed astronomer Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell to be awarded honorary degrees

Esteemed astronomer Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, journalist Isabel Hardman and Professor Dame Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer for England, to receive honorary degrees from the University of Exeter.

Stunning renovation of Teignmouth’s seaside heritage brings cinematic history alive

The stunning renovation of one of Teignmouth’s quirkiest seaside features will bring cinematic history alive for all ages.

International trade expert who created Exeter’s first ‘Professional Pathways’ programme appointed MBE

An international trade adviser who has helped launch the careers of over 200 Exeter graduates was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Teachers and experts join forces for major new research network to support Deaf children’s achievement at school

Teachers, researchers and British Sign Language interpreters have joined forces for a major new research network which will seek to understand why Deaf pupils are more likely to underperform at school.

Exeter economist’s ‘outstanding contribution’ honoured with rare Fellowship

An Exeter economist’s outstanding contribution to his field has been recognised with a rare accolade only awarded to a select few academics. 

University of Exeter lecturers win ASLE-UKI Book Prizes

Two lecturers from the University of Exeter have been honoured for their work in the 2022 ASLE-UKI Book Prizes.

Journalists Lyse Doucet and Krishnan Guru-Murthy and author Dolly Alderton to receive honorary degrees from the University of Exeter

Journalists Lyse Doucet and Krishnan Guru-Murthy and author Dolly Alderton will receive honorary degrees from the University of Exeter this week.

University of Exeter Vice Chancellor Professor Lisa Roberts visits Duke University

World-leading research to tackle the climate crisis and create a greener, healthier and fairer world was top of the agenda when University of Exeter Vice Chancellor Professor Lisa Roberts visited Duke University.

Exeter researcher wins Lister Prize

A University of Exeter researcher has won the prestigious Lister Prize to support her research into fungal pathogens.

Acclaimed musician and social justice campaigner Stormzy receives honorary degree from the University of Exeter

Influential musician and social justice campaigner Michael Owuo Jr praised the "guts, grit and dedication" of students as he was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Exeter for his work to promote education and fighting racial inequality.

Inspiring diversity and refugee campaigners and pioneering media and election experts amongst those being honoured at University of Exeter graduation ceremonies

Expert election number cruncher Professor Sir John Curtice, pioneering campaigner for diversity in publishing Margaret Busby and Chief Executive of Migrants Organise Zrinka Bralo will be awarded honorary degrees at the University of Exeter this week.

Exeter researcher wins international climate journalism award

An Exeter researcher has won a 2022 Covering Climate Now Journalism Award for an article examining the concept of net zero. 

Thousands of students set to celebrate graduation as ceremonies return at the University of Exeter

Thousands of students will finally be able to mark the end of their studies in traditional style as summer graduation ceremonies return at the University of Exeter.

Researcher wins L’Oreal Women in Science fellowship for work on environmental impact of hunting by cats

A recent PhD graduate is one of six scientists to receive a prestigious L’Oreal Women in Science fellowship.

Volunteers mark decade of horticulture and friendship at community garden connecting students and their neighbours

Volunteers are marking a decade of innovative horticulture at Exeter’s Community Garden - where students work with their neighbours to cultivate food and friendship.

Celebrate winners of the PRISM Exeter's Queer Science Competition 2022 at special Pride Month event

Young people will be honoured for their work to highlight the achievements and impact of LGBTQ+ scientists, engineers and mathematicians at a special Pride Month event.

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.

IAIS Launches New Partnership with the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)

The University of Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)

Evocative new sculpture to be unveiled at the University of Exeter

An unusual and thought-provoking new sculpture, created to characterize how science is confronting one of the world’s biggest threats to human health and food security, is set to be unveiled at the University of Exeter. 

Universities of Exeter and Queensland renew their commitment to working in partnership to find solutions to pressing global challenges

During a recent visit to the University of Exeter, Professor Deborah Terry AO, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Queensland, and Professor Lisa Roberts, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter, signed an agreement renewing the Universities’ partnership through the QUEX Institute for a further five years, and discussed their shared vision for the future.

Exeter researcher rediscovers unique story of an African prince in Exeter

The rediscovery of a unique visit by an African prince to Exeter has encouraged a researcher to find links between the city and the Eritrean Ethiopian region.

Free Soapbox Science talks in Exeter

Fish on painkillers, the power of tiny shrimps and late-night snacking by bumblebees are just some of the subjects on offer at this year's Soapbox Science in Exeter.

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.

New Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence encourages green innovation and diversity in entrepreneurship

The University of Exeter is delighted to welcome a new Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, Susannah McClintock.

Social mobility prospects bleak for Jubilee Generation

Social mobility prospects for the current generation of school-aged young people are bleak, warns a major new report published today to mark the 25th anniversary of the Sutton Trust.

Stunning new exhibition connects computer art with the ancient tradition of glassmaking

A stunning new exhibition connecting paintings made by computers with the ancient tradition of glassmaking is part of major new research to document, exhibit and preserve digital art.

Exeter doctoral student wins prestigious medal for "extraordinary" research

A prestigious medal for the UK’s best PhD thesis in biology has been awarded to Dr Timothy Lamont, for his PhD work at the University of Exeter.

Influence of remarkable Hispanic women honoured though major historical project

More remarkable Hispanic female pioneers in journalism, sport and the arts have been honoured as part of a major historical project.

University of Exeter’s Q-Step centre helping to plug shortages of graduates able to analyse data, evaluation shows

The University of Exeter’s Q-Step centre is helping to tackle the national shortage of graduates with the skills to use data to better understand society, an evaluation shows.

Uncovering hidden cultures in workplaces can help make businesses more inclusive, according to social mobility expert

Companies should introduce ways of uncovering informal hidden cultures to create more inclusive workplaces, a social mobility expert has told parliamentarians.

Research by University of Exeter humanities and social science experts ranked as world leading

Work by humanities and social sciences academics at the University of Exeter has been judged as world-leading as part of the Research Excellence Framework.

Young, talented… and working at the University of Exeter Business School: MBA professor secures prestigious award

A University of Exeter Business School academic has been named on a prestigious list of the most talented young professors teaching on MBA programmes around the world.