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Peer visits University of Exeter to see state-of-the-art Offshore Energy Research

The Royal Society’s annual Pairing Scheme brings together scientists and policymakers to let research inform policy-making and policy questions shape the research.

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.

Comic illustrated by former UK Comics laureate depicts experiences of shame in medical learning

A new comic will be used to teach medical students about the role of shame in their training to become doctors.

UN Climate Champion to speak at Exeter event on environmental intelligence at World Economic Forum in Davos

How business leaders can access scientific data to identify and address the global risks from climate change will be the subject of a University of Exeter-hosted event at the World Economic Forum in Davos this month.

Exeter signs MoU to boost collaboration on Spaceport Cornwall

A strategic partnership, designed to help place Cornwall at the forefront of British science and innovation in space, has received a significant boost. 

Local residents invited to try something new this May and June

Have you ever wanted to make your own podcast?. Discover what happened to the Cornish language between 1777-1904? Or find out what you’ve always wanted to know about renewable energy (but were afraid to ask).

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.

Pioneering research facility receives funding boost to achieve net zero

A pioneering new research facility, designed to solve some of the most pressing global environmental challenges of our time, has received a near £1 million funding boost to achieve “Net Zero” status.

Exeter’s museum to host a pop-up exploring the future of the High Street

The pop-up, RAMM about Town, is a pilot project of the Creative Arc, a unique collaboration between the University of Exeter, Exeter City Council, Art Work Exeter, and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM).

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 extreme medicine experts deliver £890,000 in life-saving medical aid to Ukraine

Global experts in delivering medical training for people working in remote environments have galvanised more than £645,000 worth of life-saving medical supplies to the frontline of the Ukrainian war zone.

Exeter undergraduate wins prestigious national award

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

Sustainability leader joins University of Exeter Business School

A sustainability leader from industry has joined the University of Exeter Business School as a new Professor of Practice as part of the recently announced £10 million biodiversity renewal project (RENEW). 

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.

Experts to establish new archive of Kurdistan’s culture, history and politics

An international team of experts are establishing a major new archive of Kurdistan’s culture, history and politics.

GW4 Generator Award: Seven collaborative research communities awarded £125k funding

Projects exploring the circular economy in building construction, net zero transport systems, and antibiotic-resistance genes are among seven research communities awarded £125,000 in GW4 Alliance funding.

Royal Geographical Society awards for two Exeter academics

Two professors at the University of Exeter have received prestigious awards from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Marine-i helps National Lobster Hatchery to develop an innovation to improve lobster stocks

Marine-i is supporting the National Lobster Hatchery to develop a new kind of larval rearing vessel.

South West blighted by low social mobility, experts warn in new report

The South West suffers some of the lowest levels of social mobility in the UK, blighting the prospects of hundreds of thousands of young people across the peninsula, experts have warned.

University of Exeter decarbonising supply chain

The University of Exeter is decarbonising its supply chain as part of the drive for net zero by 2030.

Exeter secures global top 50 position in THE Impact Rankings 2022

The University of Exeter has secured a place in an influential ranking’s global top 50 for the first time – in recognition of its steadfast commitment to sustainability, improving health and tackling inequality.

Professor Mark Kermode and Carol Morley are the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum’s first patrons

Leading film critic Mark Kermode and acclaimed filmmaker Carol Morley are the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum’s first patrons.

Landmark new technology to improve efficiency of sewer system surveys

A new AI tool is set to improve the efficiency of surveying sewerage systems and has the potential to benefit the entire water industry. 

Exeter expert leading charge against online misinformation wins British Science Association Award Lecture

An Exeter researcher is among the winners of the British Science Association’s Award Lecture series for his research into online misinformation.

University of Exeter experts nominated for the prestigious Wolfson History Prize 2022

Two University of Exeter experts have been nominated for the UK’s most prestigious history writing award.

Musical treasures from West Side Story, The Pink Panther and Breakfast at Tiffany’s on show as part of Bridport’s From Page to Screen Festival

Some of the best-known music from films, including The Pink Panther and ‘Moon River’ from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, is on display as part of Bridport’s From Page to Screen Festival.

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.  

Learn about Ukraine’s spectacular culture and language at new University of Exeter course

People can learn about Ukraine’s spectacular culture and language at a new University of Exeter course.

Exeter partners with National Grid on innovation projects to help deliver Net Zero

The University of Exeter is part of a pivotal new partnership that will help decarbonise the electricity system in Great Britain and accelerate progress towards Net Zero.

Recent reforms are not enough to tackle kleptocracy, new report examining complex web of Kazakhstan property ownership says

Experts have criticised inadequate legislation, failures by the National Crime Agency, and “flawed” legal judgements which led to the dismissal of a high-profile case against the relatives of Kazakhstan’s autocratic first president.

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. 

Multi-million pound SWIoT partnership celebrated at special event

Key members of the technical education community gathered to celebrate the launch of the South West Institute of Technology (SWIoT).   

Dr Rebecca Flemming is the University of Exeter’s first A. G. Leventis Chair in Ancient Greek Scientific and Technological Thought

Dr Rebecca Flemming has been appointed as the first University of ExeterA. G. Leventis Chair in Ancient Greek Scientific and Technological Thought.

New hub for the best evidence about promoting good health will help inform new policy

A new hub that aims to present best evidence available on promoting good health will help inform new policy across the world.

Lady Mireille Gillings to Open Neuroimaging Centre

Global business leader and philanthropist Lady Mireille Gillings, PhD, will officially open the cutting-edge new imaging centre which bears her name on International Women’s Day (March 8).

Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar in conversation with Professor Linda Williams and Mark Kermode

Acclaimed actors and writers Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal will discuss their careers on stage and screen at a University of Exeter event this month.

LEAF status for all Exeter labs

All eligible laboratories at the University of Exeter have now achieved Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) accreditation.

New series of Leading Edge Fireside Chats to ‘dig deeper into fascinating leadership stories’

Leaders from a wide range of backgrounds will reflect on the challenges, innovations and insights underpinning their careers for the new series of Leading Edge Fireside Chats.

University of Exeter targets net zero by 2030

The University of Exeter has brought forward its carbon net zero target to 2030.

‘Arca’ sets sail to help Cornish businesses transition to circular economy

A new research project will work with Cornish businesses to help them develop the skills they need to transition to a circular economy.

Celebrate Cornish innovation past and present at exciting St Piran’s Day event

Cornwall’s unique heritage and identity will be celebrated at a special St Piran’s Day event which marks innovation in the county.

University receives Gold Award for commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion at work

The University of Exeter has received a Gold Award for its commitment and efforts to become an LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, it has been announced.

University sponsors Exeter College Adult learner of the year award

The University of Exeter has sponsored Exeter College’s Adult Learner of the Year Award, as part of an ongoing commitment to supporting adult learners.

Step back in time to explore Exeter with characters living through the city’s most dramatic moments

A colourful cast of characters living through Exeter’s most dramatic moments are bringing the city’s history to life thanks to new research.

The Exeter MBA ranked among best in Europe

The University of Exeter Business School’s flagship MBA has been named among the top MBA programmes in Europe in CEO Magazine’s 2022 Global Executive MBA rankings.

International Women’s Day event to explore why women and girls are key to solving the climate crisis

How women and girls can secure the legacy of COP26 and make a powerful contribution to the climate agenda will be the focus of an International Women’s Day panel event at the University of Exeter Business School next month.

UK biodiversity renewal project to revive nature and communities receives £10 million investment

Researchers at the University of Exeter have received £10 million to investigate and tackle biodiversity loss in the UK through partnerships and community action.

New ‘Creative Peninsula’ partnership programme - including a new regional arts summit and international festival - as culture used to boost communities across the South West

A new arts summit and festival will be held in the South West as part of a major project to use culture to boost the economy, environment and health in the region.

New butterfly-inspired museum installation highlights LGBTQ+ voices

 A new installation inspired by butterflies showcases LGBTQ+ responses to objects at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery.

Author, actor and soldier Richard Lyntton gives inspirational example of the power of languages at University of Exeter event

Actor, author and soldier Richard Lyntton showed how he is an inspirational example of the power of learning languages at a University of Exeter event. In a varied career he used his language skills when serving in the Yugoslav civil war and acting in films such as Creed and The Equalizer.

Exeter’s Natural Sciences programme receives respected accreditation

The University of Exeter’s Natural Sciences programme has received official accreditation from a prestigious national body. 

Applications now open for Creative Fellowships 2021-22 Artists Callout

Arts and Culture University of Exeter is inviting applications from creative practitioners for a Creative Fellowship that will run March-June 2022. This will be a 4-5 week exploratory placement, working in an interdisciplinary context.

Ground-breaking project advances wastewater grit removal technology

Hydro International and the University of Exeter have completed a ground-breaking two-year research project to optimise the performance of the company’s advanced wastewater grit removal technology.

Exeter expert secures place among world's "most inspiring" engineers

One of the University of Exeter’s most eminent and distinguished engineers has been celebrated as being amongst the world’s most influential academics in his field. 

FREE short course ‘Renewable Systems Integration’ University of Exeter and South West Institute of Technology

A free short course in renewable systems integration, hosted by the The University of Exeter and coordinated by The South West Institute of Technology will run over five days between February and March 2022.

Established industry leaders join DIGIT Lab to accelerate digital transformation impact

‌DIGIT Lab, the UK’s National Research Centre for digital transformation in Large Established Organizations (LEOs), has announced its inaugural cohort of digital impact fellows.

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.

Expansion of university accelerator will benefit North Devon businesses

North Devon based Start Ups and early-stage businesses will be able to connect more easily with the business support and acceleration services offered by the University of Exeter as a result of the recently announced collaborations with partners across Devon.

Investment in research pays off for GW4 Alliance with record return

GW4’s return on research investment is at its highest level to date, highlighting the value in community building and networking funding.

Turf cutting ceremony celebrates start of construction on a £30m water research centre in Exeter

Last week a turf cutting ceremony took place to mark the beginning of construction of a pioneering new facility for the Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW), a partnership between the University of Exeter and South West Water.

Beyond the Pandemic: Policy and decision-makers urged to join expert sessions to learn lessons for the future

The team behind the Pandemic and Beyond are launching a series of webinars to help policy and decision-makers learn the critical lessons for the future.

University of Exeter appoints new Chair of governing body

The University of Exeter has announced that Quentin Woodley is to be the new Chair of Council, the University’s governing body, and Pro-Chancellor with effect from 1 August 2022.   

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.

University of Exeter ranked as 46th most international in the world

The University of Exeter has been ranked as the 46th most international university in the world, based on data from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

University of Exeter Business School accredited with Small Business Charter Award

The University of Exeter Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter in recognition of its commitment to supporting student entrepreneurship, small businesses and the local economy.

New play co-created with people living in the South West shows long history of LGBT loneliness in the region

A new play co-created by people living in the South West shows the long history of LGBTQIA+ loneliness and belonging in the region.

University of Exeter supports national pledge to end use of Non-Disclosure Agreements in Sexual Harassment cases

Professor Lisa Roberts has signed a new pledge backed by the UK government, campaigners and several other UK universities to state that the victims of sexual harassment should no longer be silenced by Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). 

Business School’s Centre for Leadership announces new Fellows

Five new Fellows have this month been appointed to the University of Exeter Business School’s Centre for Leadership.

Sculpting Medical Mycology - New sculpture commission at the University of Exeter

The Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) at the University of Exeter will be working with Still/Moving to create a sculptural installation as a means of stimulating thinking and engagement with research undertaken by the Centre, whilst sharing a positive vision for the future.

Exeter secures significant grant to revolutionise wireless and computing technologies

The University of Exeter has received a £1.8 million research grant for a collaboration with the National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Metamaterials (CfM) 

University of Exeter Business School celebrates successful EQUIS re-accreditation

The University of Exeter Business School has been re-accredited for a further five years by leading quality assessment body EQUIS, which praised the ‘serious progress’ it has made.  

Business School marks ‘bold collaboration’ to improve tax systems in Africa

Improving Africa’s tax systems is the goal of a newly-signed Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Exeter Business School’s Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC) and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF).


University of Exeter appoints Ash Roots as new Chief Digital Officer

Ash Roots, who was the Chief Digital Officer for the Consumer unit at BT, will join the University of Exeter as the Russell Group institution’s new Chief Digital Officer in February 2022.

Pioneering new collaborative research centre a step closer with 25-year agreement

South West Water and the University of Exeter have marked major progress towards a new collaborative research centre with the signing of a 25-year partnership agreement confirming more than £20 million of funding from South West Water.

University of Exeter opens regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The University of Exeter has announced the opening of a regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to support overseas students.

First degree apprentices graduate from the University of Exeter

The first degree apprentices have graduated from the University of Exeter.

Climate comedy with special appearance from “headline hottie” Planet Earth

“Hottie” Planet Earth will be making a headline appearance at a unique evening of climate comedy.

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. 

University of Exeter strengthens relationship with University of British Columbia Okanagan

The University of Exeter and The University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus (UBCO) have signed a Statement of Cooperation to further strengthen the relationship between the institutions and encourage cooperation in the areas of academic exchange, education, and research.

Global Extreme Medicine expert receives honorary degree

A global expert in extreme medicine has been awarded an honorary degree.

Partnership led by University of Exeter receives funding to improve women’s safety

A partnership led by the University of Exeter has been awarded £72,565 to tackle crimes against women at night, following a successful bid for Home Office funding.

Exeter to play pivotal role in new research into sustainable mineral production in the Philippines

The University of Exeter has helped secure more than £3 million in funding to lead pioneering new research into sustainable mineral production in the Philippines. 

University of Exeter Business School claims 72nd spot in Financial Times ‘ranking of rankings’

The University of Exeter Business School has come 72nd in an influential Financial Times rankings of the best European business schools.

High-profile event showcases pivotal role Environmental Intelligence plays on road to ‘net-zero’

The pivotal role that Environmental Intelligence will play in delivering the UK’s ‘net zero’ ambitions will be showcased in a high-profile special event, later this month.

Business School to hold conference with IMF on tax responses to COVID-19

How COVID-19 has impacted on tax policy across the world will be the focus of a two-day virtual conference this week.

Rising research star secures prestigious IoP award

One of the University of Exeter’s rising research stars has received a prestigious award from the Institute of Physics. 

University of Exeter carbon emissions down 19%

Carbon emissions from the University of Exeter fell by 19% in the last year.

Digital volunteers set to make big impact for the University of Exeter thanks to National Lottery funding

The University of Exeter has been awarded £63,246 of National Lottery funding to launch a digital volunteering initiative and break down barriers to heritage. 

Exeter’s commitment to researcher career development recognised through prestigious award

The University of Exeter’s long-term commitment to nurturing and developing the career development of its researchers has been recognised through a prestigious international award.

Exeter lab manager wins Sustainability Champion Award

A University of Exeter lab manager has been named a "Sustainability Champion" in the 2021 Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland.

Disney supports Exeter lobster conservation project

A programme to protect the Caribbean spiny lobster is being launched thanks to a $50,000 donation from the Disney Conservation Fund.

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.

Exeter Data Science expert secures prestigious Downing Street Research Fellowship

A data science expert from the University of Exeter has secured a prestigious new Fellowship, designed to help shape Government policy. 

University of Exeter expert backs appeal to bring Thomas Hardy’s personal objects into the light

A University of Exeter expert is backing a Crowdfunder appeal to conserve and display a range of Thomas Hardy objects, many of which have never before been on public display.

Environmental Intelligence commitment at COP26

The Met Office and the University of Exeter have signed a landmark collaboration agreement at COP26, formally committing to further grow the work of the Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence

Join interactive ramble across Exeter to explore the city’s fascinating literary history

People can join an interactive ramble across Exeter this weekend to explore the city’s fascinating literary history and connections.

Major boost to special partnership between the University of Exeter and Exeter City Football Club

The University of Exeter and Exeter City Football Club have marked the continuation of their special relationship at a recent ceremony.

The Exeter MBA secures UK top 4 in ‘better world’ sustainability ranking

The University of Exeter Business School’s internationally accredited MBA programme has been named fourth best in the UK in the Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Rankings 2021.

Exeter laboratories gain LEAF status

More than 80% of eligible laboratories and research spaces at the University of Exeter have now been assessed via the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF).

Exeter plays pivotal role in new digital hub

The University of Exeter will play a pivotal role in a pioneering new digital hub, designed to help organisations respond to the climate and environment emergency, and improve public health. 

Exeter conducts crucial testing for next generation of sub-sea cable protection

Renewable Energy experts at the University of Exeter have carried out crucial testing for the next generation of sub-sea cable protection equipment.

Festival of Compassion announces eclectic programme

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

Showcasing the faces behind antimicrobial resistance research

An exciting new 3D photography exhibition will showcase the research and people behind Exeter’s  antimicrobial resistance research. 

Tributes paid after death of creator of revolutionary Exeter hip, a global success story

Heartfelt tributes are being paid to a pioneering University of Exeter engineer who co-created an implant that has revolutionised hip replacements for millions.

£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. 

Greenland iceberg delivered to COP26 summit alongside ‘ice-cold bottled warning’ to world leaders

An iceberg has been delivered to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, in a powerful statement to world leaders of the scale of the climate crisis and a visible reminder of what Arctic warming means for the planet.

Arts and Humanities secures top 100 position in influential rankings

The thriving international reputation and research strengths of the University of Exeter’s Arts and Humanities subjects have been recognised in the latest influential rankings. 

University of Exeter at crucial COP26 climate talks

The University of Exeter will be represented at the crucial COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow.

Poetry by leading climate scientists and health professionals warns of “last chance” to act on climate crisis ahead of COP26

Leading health professionals and climate scientists are using poetry to warn of the catastrophic impact of the climate crisis and there is “one chance left” to act in the lead up to, during, and after COP26.

Satellites and drones can help save pollinators

Satellites and drones can provide key information to protect pollinators, researchers say.