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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.

Medicine and health students who made own gowns in 2020 graduate in person

Students who made their own gowns to graduate in 2020 are among three years of medicine and health-related graduates to celebrate this month.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Exeter students to cycle 2,000 miles to Greece for charity

Two University of Exeter students have set off on an epic 2,000 mile sponsored bike ride to Greece.

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.

Art installations across Exeter to feature a Deaf pub night, graffiti, second-hand furniture and balloons

Empty Exeter shops will be filled with pioneering art installations featuring second-hand furniture, graffiti and balloons as part of a now-annual festival.

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.

Alumnus gifts Medicine students £30 food delivery, to boost morale ahead of exams

Medicine students at the University of Exeter have been offered a £30 food delivery voucher to spend, thanks to a generous donation from an Exeter alumnus.

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

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.

Exeter undergraduate wins prestigious national award

University of Exeter student Isabelle Brown is celebrating after securing a prestigious national award.

MA Curation students complete work placements at renowned museums and galleries across the UK, and internationally

Students on the University of Exeter’s new MA Curation: Art and Business course have completed work placements at some of the country’s most renowned galleries and museums, and abroad.

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.  

New Safety Charter for Exeter launched

A pivotal new safety charter for Exeter, designed to tackle crimes and prioritise the safety of women across the city centre at night, has been launched. 

Prestigious scholarship awarded to Exeter student in Venice

University of Exeter history student Stephen Finlayson has been awarded a prestigious RED scholarship, whilst studying abroad at Venice International University.

New Display Celebrates the Work of Leonard Baskin

From January to April, the University of Exeter’s new Queen’s Building display space is showcasing a selection of reproductions of stunning artworks by American-born sculptor and graphic artist Leonard Baskin, which form part of the University’s heritage collections.

New competition encourages students to share stories of inspiring LGBTQ+ scientists

A new competition is challenging school, college and university students around Exeter to discover and share the stories of lesser known LGBTQ+ scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians and medics.

Sir Michael Barber appointed Chancellor of the University of Exeter

A world-leading authority on education and public service delivery is to become the seventh Chancellor at the University of Exeter. 

Exeter graduates drive UK green revolution with launch of first student car-pooling platform

Two Exeter graduates are on the road to becoming successful entrepreneurs after launching a ride-sharing app exclusively for students that gives them a cheaper – and greener – way of travelling home for Christmas.

Exeter student aims to combat world hunger with ‘nutritionally complete’ and sustainable food bar

An Economics student is juggling his studies with plans to tackle world hunger by developing a ‘nutritionally complete’ food bar, which has already proved a hit with Exeter’s homelessness charities.

Exeter launches Green Futures Scholarships

Talented students from low-to-middle-income countries will study at the University of Exeter thanks to new Green Futures Scholarships.

Clearer and more accessible local information needed on how councils are addressing the climate emergency, research by University of Exeter students shows

Local authorities need to produce clearer and more accessible information on how they are addressing the climate emergency, research by University of Exeter students shows.

Festival of Compassion announces eclectic programme

A unique festival will this month be helping to foster compassion within our communities.

£2.5 million investment in 35 new PhD studentships

The University of Exeter is investing £2. 5 million in preparing the next generation of researchers to tackle some of the biggest global issues of the 21st century. 

University of Exeter student honoured at National Pride of Britain awards ceremony

An inspirational University of Exeter student has been honoured at the Pride of Britain Awards after going on an epic “Tour de Full English” bike ride around the country in memory of his parents.

Global campaigning role for University of Exeter student ahead of appearance at COP26

A University of Exeter student taking part in high-profile summits held to coincide with the G20 and COP26 meetings is calling on world leaders to listen to young people to tackle the climate emergency.

Celebrate Diwali with fireworks, food, and dancing at the University of Exeter

Everyone is invited to celebrate Diwali with fireworks, food, and dancing at a special event at the University of Exeter.

New art installations in empty Exeter shops address issues of mental health and social isolation during the pandemic

New art installations in empty Exeter shops portray the struggles with mental health and social isolation which have affected many during the pandemic.

Exeter student receives prestigious award from UK Prime Minister

An environmental campaigner and University of Exeter student has received the Prime Minister’s Points of Light award for her work on fighting the climate and ecological crisis.

Exeter student wins prestigious national award

A student at the University of Exeter has received a prestigious national award, which recognises her as one of the ‘rising stars’ in the British space sector. 

New University of Exeter foundation programmes to widen participation in maths, engineering and physical sciences

New University of Exeter foundation programmes will boost the numbers of young people from the South West and beyond studying maths, science and engineering so they are equipped to take on the jobs of the future.

‘Nurse Champi’ wins national BAME Apprenticeship Award

A student on the Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship programme is celebrating after winning an award at the BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2021.

Inspirational University of Exeter student nominated for Pride of Britain Award

An inspirational University of Exeter student has been nominated for a Pride of Britain Award after going on an epic “Tour de Full English” bike ride around the country in memory of his parents.

University of Exeter students help to show multilingual pupils the value of their language skills

University of Exeter students have worked with multilingual teenagers to help them see the value of their incredible language skills as part of a unique research project.

Medicine and Nursing students perform top medical care at Reading Festival

A group of students from the University of Exeter recently put their training into practice by helping to deliver first-rate medical care at Reading Festival.

University of Exeter Paralympians aiming for glory in Tokyo

University of Exeter Alumna are aiming for glory at the Tokyo Paralympics having combined their studies with international sporting commitments.

University of Exeter recognised for “financial lifeline” support for students during coronavirus pandemic

The University of Exeter has been recognised for offering a financial lifeline and practical support for students facing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic

Twin doctors graduate from Exeter together after training during pandemic

Twin brothers Adam and Jack Tremlett have defied the odds by graduating in Medicine at the University of Exeter together.

Exeter graduates ‘on a roll’ to save planet with launch of carbon-negative toilet paper startup

Two Exeter graduates have launched a startup producing the world's first and only carbon-negative toilet roll.

Duvet helps student deliver BBC radio play

A third year English student at the University of Exeter has featured in a BBC radio play.

Exeter’s ‘brave, charismatic and passionate’ apprentices shortlisted for national BAME Apprenticeship award

Two inspirational individuals on Degree Apprenticeship programmes at the University of Exeter have been shortlisted for the BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2021.

The University of Exeter joins Preferred Partner Scheme

The Aziz Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be offering Master’s scholarships at The University of Exeter for exceptional students, from a British Muslim background, looking to progress onto postgraduate study.

Meet Exeter’s bees, create GPS embroidery and explore the city’s maritime history at outdoor events

People can meet Exeter’s bees, create embroidery using GPS technology and explore the city’s maritime history at a series of innovative outdoor events this summer.

Exeter students embark on a relay walk for climate justice

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.

Languages in a Global World Event 2021: Professor Janice Kay in conversation with Susannah Poulton

Government International Trade Adviser Susannah Poulton will discuss her career helping businesses sell and operate around the world at a University of Exeter event.

Exeter achieves global top 150 status in influential rankings

The University of Exeter has broken into the top 150 in the QS World University Rankings for the first time.  

University of Exeter student awarded grant to study exoplanet climates

University of Exeter astrophysics student Mei Ting Mak has been awarded one of this year’s prestigious grants from the Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund. 

Universities in South West vow to help region bounce back stronger from Covid-19

Universities, employers, and local leaders will be working together to create thousands of local jobs as the recovery from the pandemic gathers pace.  

Camborne School of Mines Trust funds pioneering scholarships

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. 

Computer Science student wins top prize at automotive tech competition

A student at the University of Exeter has become national champion of a university automotive technology competition.

University of Exeter launches Green Futures campaign in critical year for climate action

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.

Exeter students embark on virtual study abroad internship

University of Exeter students are soon to take part in a virtual internship with universities in Canada, proving that interest in overseas experiences remains high despite COVID-19.

University of Exeter to host first-of-its-kind Research Ethics Conference

A cross-disciplinary team of researchers has pioneered a professional development event designed to facilitate provocative and innovative thinking about ethics.

Business School student named finalist for Black Heritage Undergraduate of the Year 2021

A Business School student is in the running to be named Black Heritage Undergraduate of the Year 2021 after being shortlisted for the award.

Alumnus supports some of China’s brightest students to study at Exeter

A new scholarship fund to support Chinese PhD students during their time at Exeter has been launched thanks to alumnus James Goulding, founder of investment management company LimeTree Capital Partners, which has offices across China.

University of Exeter Enactus team ranked in Top 5 at UK National Finals

A team of students from the University of Exeter Enactus Society successfully reached the Enactus UK National Finals last week, confirming their place in the top 5 teams in the country.

University of Exeter and Exeter College partner on a new validated Degree Apprenticeship in Data Science

From September 2021, apprentices studying the Level 6 Data Scientist Degree Apprenticeship at Exeter College will be able to gain a University of Exeter undergraduate degree in Data Science. 

Northcott to Stream a Made-for-Digital Production of Antigone

Exeter Northcott Theatre is creating a filmed production of a rarely-performed version of Antigone by Bertolt Brecht. 

Natural Sciences students’ research published in prestigious journal

A collaborative research project by team of undergraduate students from the University of Exeter’s Natural Sciences department has been published in a prestigious academic journal. 

Exeter student wins writing competition

A third year English student at the University of Exeter has won a Young Writers Short Story award.

Academics congratulate “brilliant first-class” Oscar-nominated alumna

Oscar-nominated University of Exeter alumna Vanessa Kirby was a “genuinely brilliant first-class student”, her lecturers have said.

Exeter alumnus to help restore natural ecosystems as part of pioneering internship

A University of Exeter graduate will help restore natural ecosystems as part of a “rewilding” internship.

Exeter tops sustainability 'teach-in'

The University of Exeter has topped the 2021 list of universities pledging to include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within teaching, learning and assessment.

Students’ fundraising efforts leads to Movember award

The University of Exeter is to receive an award for its students’ outstanding efforts in raising £200,000 for the recent Movember campaign.

University of Exeter Law Society nominated for three prestigious awards

The University of Exeter’s Law Society has been nominated for three prestigious awards for work to create opportunities for students.

From taking exams in Afghanistan to training to be a teacher during a pandemic – a new type of tour of duty for University of Exeter student

Royal Marine Dave Mason was so determined to fulfil his dream of becoming a teacher he sat exams while serving in Afghanistan.

Comedy and academia collide in a special Arts and Culture online event

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

Stephen Fry announced as special guest for Exeter’s online ‘Creative Dialogues’ event

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.

University of Exeter hosts GIS Day mapping challenge

The University of Exeter once again celebrated GIS (geographical information system) Day, this year with a 48-hour mapping challenge.

The University of Exeter leads the way in heat pump design training

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.

Exeter’s pioneering approach to sustainability secures prestigious Guardian 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.

Exeter students raise more than £136,000 through Movember challenges

Students from the University of Exeter have raised more than £136,000 for charity through a series of hair-raising challenges and events.

Bacteria and 3D printers could help restore coral reefs

A team of University of Exeter students are using genetically engineered bacteria to produce a material that could help repair degraded coral reefs.

Opportunity strikes for graduates

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.

Alumni honour former Vice-Chancellor with permanent scholarship fund

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.

Innovative Exeter student-led projects secure double award success

Two innovative student-led projects, to create a washing machine filter that breaks down plastic microfibres and bring sustainable biofuel to remote communities in Africa, have secured a double success in a prestigious national competition.

Grandfather’s World War Two experience inspires new epic from UK’s youngest film director

The UK’s youngest feature film director has been inspired by his great-grandfather’s epic battle for survival during World War Two for his debut movie.

Join film-makers, experts and translators to discuss world cinema and take part in free screenings

People can join film-makers, experts and translators to watch and discuss classic films past and present as part of a special event to celebrate world cinema and documentaries.

Challenges Online returns in 2021 after success of virtual event

Challenges Online will return – bigger and better – in 2021 following the success of the virtual event this summer.

University of Exeter staff and students rewarded for sustainable actions

Staff and students at the University of Exeter will be rewarded for taking action on climate change through the launch of a new scheme.

‘Resilient’ Business School students secure work placements in challenging times

More than 175 students from the University of Exeter Business School have succeeded in securing work placements for this year – an impressive number given the current climate surrounding jobs and Covid-19.

University of Exeter secures partnership with Halo for rapid Covid-19 tests

The University of Exeter has agreed a partnership with Halo, the UK’s first commercial provider of saliva-based PCR tests for Covid-19.

The Exeter MBA launches free and inspirational online events to tackle today’s biggest global challenges

Some of the world’s leading thinkers for social and environmental change are to take part in an exclusive series of free online events launched by the University of Exeter Business School’s MBA programme.

Floella Benjamin and Black Lives Matters protests inspires musician 220 Kid to set up new scholarship for BAME students

Legendary broadcaster, actress and writer Floella Benjamin and the recent Black Lives Matters protests have inspired a new University of Exeter scholarship.

The Alumni Annual Fund deadline is coming! Don’t miss out.

Thousands of Exeter alumni and supporters help students by donating to the Alumni Annual Fund. A variety of projects are funded annually – these may be academic conferences, society speaker events, equipment for sports clubs, or community projects.

Student’s business idea helps local brewers survive lockdown

A University of Exeter Business School student handed independent craft breweries a lifeline during lockdown by helping them tap into new online markets.

Westcountry medical graduates receive thank you hampers

Graduates in medicine-related subjects at the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth have received hampers thanking them for their work

Exeter graduates celebrate with online ceremony featuring celebrity alumni

Graduates at the University of Exeter celebrated finishing their degrees in an online ceremony to mark their achievements

Penryn students receive awards for Cornish community voluntary work

Two students at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus have received prestigious local awards for promoting the Celtic spirit of Cornwall.

University of Exeter student project with Babcock International proves huge success

An innovative collaboration between the University of Exeter and Babcock International, designed to give students unparalleled industry experience, has proved a resounding success.

Students develop innovative ideas to help tackle the world’s greatest problems during Grand Challenges week

From new technology to end loneliness to children’s books and food labelling to tackle the climate emergency – University of Exeter students have developed innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.

Exeter part of national project to support disadvantaged students affected by COVID-19 to enter higher education

The University of Exeter has joined a national project designed to offer pivotal support to disadvantaged students, who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, to enter higher education.

Penryn student receives prestigious award for her work on tackling plastic waste

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.

Coronavirus builds new connections between students and refugees living on opposite sides of Europe

They may live thousands of miles apart, separated by lockdowns, but coronavirus has forged new connections between a group of students in England and refugees living in Italy.

Information on new opportunities to help shape Project Enhance

We are disappointed that the Exeter branch of the UCU has released a statement relating to a number of new student employment opportunities which unfortunately contains a number of inaccuracies.