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Engineering students showcase their wares to industry experts

Budding engineers at the University of Exeter showcased a range of innovative projects to industry experts at a special event.

Exeter graduate start-up to revolutionise language learning

A University of Exeter graduate has devised a technique that could revolutionise language learning for children by making it as easy as reading a story.

Exeter launches Extreme Medicine Masters programme

Masters programme to equip healthcare professionals to practise medicine in the world’s most remote and challenging environments has been launched.

BioBlitz returns for another action-packed day

Badgers, dragonflies and robins are just a selection of the species that can be observed at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus for the annual BioBlitz day.

PhD research celebrated at showcase

The diverse research projects undertaken by PhD students at the University of Exeter Medical School were celebrated at a dynamic showcase and networking event last week.

Pint of Science Exeter to take local science breakthroughs to city pubs

Experts from the University of Exeter and the Met Office will bring their research out of the laboratory and into city watering holes.

Conversion courses to provide new opportunities for non-engineering graduates

MSc programmes in Civil, Structural and Water Engineering starting in September 2016.

Surfers against Sewage chief opens celebratory public lecture series

The head of leading marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage, Hugo Tagholm, will be delivering a public lecture at the University of Exeter Medical School.

Exeter leads European collaboration on student exchange and employability

Students from the University with an interest in working in nature conservation and biodiversity will have the opportunity to do field work in Portugal and Hungary.

Academics celebrated in annual student awards

The University of Exeter’s best lecturers were recognised by students at an annual celebratory awards ceremony.

Exeter Engineering student wins top prize for wave energy research

A University of Exeter Renewable Energy doctoral student focusing on wave energy has claimed first prize and £1,200 at an international conference.

National award for muscle pain research from University of Exeter

New research on the association between psychological variables and pain intensity of delayed onset muscle soreness has won a prestigious national award.

£3 million PhD scholarship funding scheme launched

The University has today launched the Diamond Jubilee Doctoral Scholarships Match Fund.

Exeter scientists call on public to look and listen out for cuckoos

Devon residents are being asked to record cuckoos seen or heard in the county as part of an ongoing conservation project.

Students through to Finals of the Undergraduate of the Year Awards

Two University of Exeter students have been selected as Future Business Leader of the Year finalists at the Undergraduate of the Year Awards.

Tom Charman selected for Global Student Entrepreneur Awards World Finals

A final year Business School student has been selected to represent the UK at the World Finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) in Bangkok in May.

Ethiopian medical conference celebrates Exeter link

The University of Exeter Medical School is co-hosting an international knowledge-sharing conference with its partner in Ethiopia on April 15.

Students strike gold at International Mining Games

Students from the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) are celebrating after winning three gold medals, two silver and a bronze in this year’s prestigious international mining games competition which took place in Montana in the USA.

Prime Minister David Cameron visits the University of Exeter

Students questioned Prime Minister David Cameron during his visit to the University of Exeter to launch a new campaign to encourage young people to vote in the forthcoming EU referendum.

Innovative Exeter research pioneers nanotechnology for gas sensing

Second year undergraduate students make key contribution to new type of device.

Student represents Medical School in Vienna

A University of Exeter Medical School student has presented his research at a prestigious event in Vienna.

University rugby team scoops national title

The University of Exeter Men’s rugby team is officially the best student team in the UK, after winning the British University and College Sports (BUCS) Championship at Twickenham last night.

Exeter subjects ranked amongst very best in the world

The University of Exeter’s status as one of the best academic institutions in the world has been confirmed by new global subject rankings.

First ever University-wide Module Fair

Students will be able to discover learning opportunities across all University of Exeter colleges for the first time at an event this week.

Trainee surgeon completes University’s first MD research degree

A joint project between the University of Exeter Medical School and Physics department has awarded its first Doctor of Medicine (MD).

All welcome for family-friendly University fun day

Join the University of Exeter for a free family fun day as part of its diamond jubilee celebrations, and try your hand at a range of activities ranging from tennis tasters to hands-on experiments.

New European University rankings strengthen Exeter’s reputation

A prestigious new European ranking has placed the University of Exeter at number 38, further cementing the institution’s global reputation for excellence.

Medical student scoops Women in Science prize

A medical student who has embraced a wide range of roles is celebrating winning the University of Exeter Medical School’s Quintiles Women in Science Award ahead of International Women’s Day.

Water engineering students present research to industry specialists

Water engineering students from the University of Exeter are participating in a special event designed to highlight some of their world-changing research projects.

Exeter Medical students complete exciting experiential week at AstraZeneca

Undergraduate medical scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School gained a valuable insight into the workplace during a week-long placement at pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.

Exeter student wins £1000 prize for pioneering plastics research project

A University of Exeter student has won a top £1,000 research award for her pioneering work into plankton and plastic.

Exeter strengthens links with Ethiopian Medical School

The University of Exeter Medical School has led another successful trip to the University of Wollega Medical School in Ethiopia, strengthening the relationship between the two schools.

University of Exeter student named ‘Best Placement Student’ at National Undergraduate Employability Awards

Final year student, Ben Kosky, has been named ‘Best Placement Student’ at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2016.

University of Exeter selected for first on-campus Pret A Manger

Pioneering British food and coffee brand, Pret A Manger, has selected the University of Exeter’s Streatham site as the location for its first outlet embedded in a University campus

Government-backed postgraduate loan scheme confirmed

Masters students will soon be eligible to apply for the first government-backed student loans scheme available to them, unlocking up to £10,0000.

Exeter undergraduate research showcased in Parliament

A University of Exeter Medical School student was invited to the Houses of Parliament to showcase his research as part of The British Conference of Undergraduate Research.

Cambodia volunteering project proves fruitful for Exeter student

A University of Exeter student has completed a volunteering project on a VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) Entrepreneurship scheme in Cambodia.

Crowd-funding launched to research and protect Dartmoor wildlife

A new crowd-funding initiative has been launched by a University of Exeter PhD researcher in a bid to secure backing to help expand their bird conservation research.

University of Exeter celebrates winter graduation

Olympic Gold medallist Sally Gunnell OBE will be among a number of inspiring figures to be honoured at the University of Exeter’s winter graduation this year.

Exeter Alumni receive funding for innovative service

Three graduates from the University of Exeter have received funding for their new and innovative online medical revision service.

Exeter retains top-200 position for best employers for LGBT staff

The University of Exeter has been named as one of the top-200 best employers in Britain for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff.

Expert help for business professionals from the University of Exeter’s Business School

Professionals can understand trends and issues affecting businesses in the South West and globally through masterclasses run at the University of Exeter.

Exeter students help Cornish leisure centre towards better energy efficiency

Students from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus have been advising a Cornish leisure centre how to reduce its energy consumption and costs.

UK universities lead in international student satisfaction

The University of Exeter welcomes a new report which highlights the UK as a global leader in high quality undergraduate education for international students.

Free online course: how genomics are transforming diabetes care

A free online course led by world-renowned experts at the University of Exeter will offer participants the opportunity to explore how developments in the field of genomics are transforming knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes.

Young people celebrated at University’s Excellence in Exeter awards

Environmental journalist and author Leo Hickman praised students from local schools on their positivity and creativity at the tenth annual Excellence in Exeter awards hosted by the University of Exeter on Thursday 19 November.

Exeter’s Christmas Craft Market Returns

University of Exeter students are hosting the Christmas Craft Market on December 4th.

Exeter wins Business of the Year award for support to apprentices

The University of Exeter has been awarded Large Business of the Year 2015 at an event to recognise the contribution of employers in support of apprenticeships across the South West.

Medical School awards student excellence

The University of Exeter Medical School has recognised some of its most outstanding students for their commitment and academic excellence at its annual Prizes and Awards ceremony.

Students donate over 20 tonnes of recycling to charity

Students from the University of Exeter have successfully donated 23 tonnes of unwanted items as part of a dynamic reuse and recycle campaign.

Exeter student secures placement at world renowned pharmaceutical company

A budding student researcher is among the first from Exeter to secure a prestigious undergraduate placement at the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company.

Tale of Siberian wilderness solitude filmed

A documentary showcasing the life of a Siberian cut off from society has been captured in a poignant film made with the involvement of a University of Exeter PHD student.

Exeter student project to monitor space weather events

University of Exeter students are leading a project with the Met Office, British Geological Survey and Lancaster University to better understand space weather events and the prediction of their impacts.

Exeter students enjoy special passage to India through international scheme

Students from the University of Exeter have been given the opportunity to experience working life in India, through an innovative new scheme.

Voting now open for the fourth annual PSRAs

Voting is now open for the 2015 Professional Services Recognition Awards, sponsored by Bidvest Food Service.

Exeter enters global 100 for Social Sciences

The University of Exeter has strengthened its position as being among the very best universities in the world for Social Sciences.

Exeter climbs up global 100 for Life Sciences

The University of Exeter has cemented its position among the very best universities in the world for Life Sciences.

Over 100 PhD studentships available for 2016 entry

The University of Exeter is looking to build on its success in the Times Higher Education world university rankings and Research Excellence Framework, by offering over 100 funded PhD studentships for 2016 entry.

Exeter PHD Students awarded Library of Congress fellowship

Two University of Exeter postgraduates have won the opportunity to enhance their research at the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress in Washington DC, USA.

University of Exeter achieves global top 100 status in influential rankings

The University of Exeter has broken into the top 100 universities in the world for the first time in the most influential global league table, released today. 

Exeter academic selected as the 350th ‘Points of Light’ winner for the Care Homes Reading Project

English lecturer at the University of Exeter, Dr Johanna Harris, has been selected as the 350thPoints of Light’ winner by Prime Minister David Cameron.

University launches a year of Diamond Jubilee celebrations

The University of Exeter is marking its Diamond Jubilee with a series of events to celebrate 60 years of the Royal Charter, awarded on 21 December 1955.

Exeter UK’s top university for sport and best in the South West

The University of Exeter has retained its top ten place in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, and has been named Sports University of the Year 2015-2016.

Law student’s project aims to empower children in care

A first year University of Exeter Law student has founded a project focused on improving the prospects of children in care.

School scheme inspires next generation of healthcare professionals

Pupils from across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset have gained a valuable insight into medical education in a scheme which aims to boost university applications.

University of Exeter student scoops top prize at Microsoft

Ben Kosky a final year student at the University of Exeter Business School has been named Intern of the Year by Microsoft UK. Ben was up against very tough competition, which included 125 other hopeful candidates from across the UK. 

Exeter wins silver Heist Award

The University of Exeter has won a silver Heist Award in the Student Voice category. 

University of Exeter celebrates summer graduation

A Lord, a Nobel Prize winner, a BAFTA winning playwright and a European athletics gold medallist will be amongst those honoured at the University of Exeter’s summer graduation this year.

Sixth form students graduate from Pathways to Law

A group of high achieving sixth form students from Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, have graduated from a national project which aims to raise aspirations and the confidence of young people to pursue a career in law. 

Student competition delivers crystal-clear solutions for health workers

International business students, from across Europe, arrived at the University of Exeter Business School for the annual One Planet MBA Sustainability Challenge this month. 

History of Labour Party explored in new book

The current battle for the leadership of the Labour Party is in full swing with televised show downs between the candidates hitting the airwaves.

From Cornwall to Ethiopia: Medical school link enhances knowledge

Students and staff have returned from the first of a series of six trips to Ethiopia, in a scheme designed to share knowledge and experience.

A literary treasure trove awaits fellowship researchers

Two researchers from the University of Exeter will have special access to collections at some of the world’s most prestigious libraries and research institutions later this year. 

Grand Challenges Week 2015

Grand Challenges week concludes in style

Guardian ranking means Exeter now top 10 in all UK league tables

The University of Exeter has been ranked as one of the top 10 UK universities in the influential Guardian University Guide 2016.

University of Exeter and UKTI launch innovative internship programme

The University of Exeter and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) have teamed up to bring talented Exeter student interns and businesses in the South West together. 

English student wins prestigious American Ambassador's Award

A national competition for the best undergraduate essay on any aspect of the American experience has been won by a University of Exeter, Humanities student.

New collection celebrates Cornish poet Jack Clemo

Jack Clemo, a writer whose work focused on the dramatic landscape of the china clay mining region near St Austell in Cornwall, is being celebrated in a new volume of poetry.

New online resource to explore fashion in Thomas Hardy's writing

A new online facility has been developed by the University of Exeter and Dorset County Museum to catalogue references to clothing in Thomas Hardy’s writing and the time in which he lived.

Exhibition on campus showcases creativity of students, staff and alumni

A showcase of shortlisted entries to the Paddon Award, a cross- arts competition for University of Exeter students, staff and alumni is on display in the University Reception area on the Streatham Campus.

Mine’s a pint…. Of science

A festival which pulls science out of the lab and into the pub is coming to Exeter for the first time.

The University of Law and the University of Exeter launch groundbreaking collaboration

Students planning a career in law will be able to complete both the academic stage of their training and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Exeter thanks to an innovative collaboration with The University of Law (ULaw).

Top 10 UK and best in the South West - University of Exeter subjects on the rise in Complete University Guide 2016

The University of Exeter has reinforced its position as one of the leading universities in the country, according to an influential league table.

New guide a helping hand for young voters

A University of Exeter student has created an online resource to educate young people in the basics of British politics in the run-up to the General Election. 

Exeter voted as UK’s top university for international student experience

The University of Exeter has won a prestigious award for providing the best international student experience of any university in the UK.

Complex cognition shaped the Stone Age hand axe

New research has shown that the ability to make a Stone Age hand axe depends on complex cognitive control and memory.

New £10.5 million facility upgrades St Luke’s Campus

A dramatic overhaul to a former hall of residence at St Luke’s has created a modern, high quality research and education facility on the University’s campus.

Student entrepreneur hopes website will encourage more of us to vote

University of Exeter History student and entrepreneur, Matthew Morley believes that his platform can help to make politics easy and relevant to voters ahead of the General election.

Queen of Crime's hidden talents revealed

Solving mysteries is the work of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple made famous by the creative hand of Agatha Christie; but few are aware of another of the author’s attributes – her astute business sense.

Scientists urge public to take part in final part of health survey

Scientists in Cornwall are making a final appeal for people to take part in research that will shed light on the health effects of marine pollution.

Exeter students amongst happiest in UK according to Times Higher survey

The University of Exeter has maintained its position in the top ten in the UK in the prestigious Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014, appearing in eighth position. It also places students at the University the most satisfied in the South West region.

Students lead gold rush at International Mining Games

Students from the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) are celebrating after leading a gold rush at an internationally-celebrated mining competition.

Students make final preparations for 2015 International Mining Games

Mining students are making their final preparations before embarking to take part in a prestigious international competition.

Celts of the world unite at major conference in Cornwall

All things Celtic are coming Cornwall’s way at this year’s annual conference of the Association of Celtic Students of Ireland and Britain. The event will be held at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus on Saturday 21 – 22 March and is open to both members of the public and students.

PhD research celebrated at Medical School showcase

The wide range of research projects undertaken by PhD students at the University of Exeter Medical School was celebrated at a dynamic showcase and networking event.

University of Exeter Chancellor Baroness Floella Benjamin steps down after ten fantastic years

It was announced today, 2 March 2015, that Winter Graduation 2016 in the University’s Diamond Jubilee year, will be the last to be presided over by Baroness Benjamin OBE DL after ten fantastic years as Chancellor.

Join Dementia Research launched

A new nationwide online and telephone service that helps people in the South West of England to take part in dementia research studies is now live.

Students’ innovative home security system scoops global technology prize

Exeter students have stormed to victory in an international competition, with their innovative app that allows users to lock and unlock doors with their mobile phone.

Seeking sanctuary:Refugee Week events

Encouraging people to take a positive look at asylum and celebrating the contributions of refugees in the UK forms the basis of Refugee Week.

Chinese New Year celebrations 2015

Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays and 2015 will be the Year of the Goat. In China, it is known as the "Spring Festival" and marks the end of the winter season.

Student scientists present research to Parliament

Budding scientists from the University of Exeter have showcased their innovative research at the Houses of Parliament, as part of a prestigious national event.

Mobile app holds key to success for Exeter students

A team of Exeter students have reached the final four of an international competition, designed to showcase technological innovation.

Valentine's lessons in love

Unrequited love may be a thing of the past this Valentine’s with the help of an English literature expert from the University of Exeter.

Alzheimer’s Society & University of Exeter join forces in fight against dementia

Alzheimer’s Society has announced the launch of a new dementia-focussed Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Exeter. The centre will support eight PhD students to investigate the effect of dementia on the brain’s neural networks.

Public invited to assist international aid efforts by mapping remote locations

Exeter students call for help to compile and digitise detailed maps of uncharted areas of the world

Hostile takeover research wins ethical Hutton Prize

A University of Exeter Law postgraduate student has been awarded the Hutton Prize for Excellence, which encourages the next generation of young professionals to put ethical conduct at the forefront of business, government and the professions.

University of Exeter celebrates Winter graduation

More than 800 students celebrating their graduation across three ceremonies on Saturday 17 January.

Student study centre opens at St Luke’s

A high quality new student study centre is now in use in Giraffe House, part of the ongoing South Cloisters redevelopment.

University of Exeter Psychology postgraduate wins writing competition

University of Exeter postgraduate Natasha Boyland has been awarded first prize in a writing competition run by the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS).

Promiscuity could reduce benefits of successful mating, research shows

Mating with a large number of partners may not be as good an indicator of success as it appears, new research has shown.

Students in Exeter encouraged to register to vote in EU referendum

Many students in Exeter risk not being able to vote in the forthcoming EU referendum, according to a new poll.