University News

Ben Bradshaw & Steve Race visit CREWW

On Friday 13th January 2023, the Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW) team were honoured to host the Rt Hon Mr Ben Bradshaw (Labour MP for Exeter) and Steve Race (future Labour candidate).

Vibrant street festival at the University of Exeter to celebrate Lunar New Year

Everyone is welcome to celebrate the Lunar New Year with food, fireworks and games at the University of Exeter.

Arts and Culture Announce Three New Creative Fellows

Extraordinary Creative Fellowships at the University of Exeter brings creatives and academics together to create multidisciplinary projects.

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.

University of Exeter and Hospiscare team up to recycle Christmas trees for the third year running

The University of Exeter and Hospiscare have teamed up once again to recycle Christmas trees and support terminally ill people and their families.

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 announces Hoffmann Fellowship with the World Economic Forum

The University of Exeter is to enter its first partnership with the World Economic Forum to develop a new global initiative for the poles.

World Economic Forum must lead action on polar crisis

The World Economic Forum must kick-start meaningful action to tackle the polar crisis, an Arctic expert says.

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.

Powerful research-led play exploring parent carers' experiences debuts at Exeter Phoenix

A new play based on research that explores the experiences of parents caring for disabled children is showing at Exeter Phoenix.  

Exeter sustainability expert to speak at Davos on ‘responsible business education’

A University of Exeter Business School researcher will join an exclusive panel event at the World Economic Forum next week to debate what needs to be done to make responsible business education the ‘new norm’.

Captivating New Photographic Display Showcases Breadth of University Research

This Spring term the University of Exeter’s Queen’s Building display space hosts a selection of captivating new photographs from the Images of Research Competition 2022.

The University of Exeter unveils exciting plans to build new Multi-Faith Centre at Streatham Campus

Plans to build a new, purpose built Multi-Faith Centre on Streatham Campus at the University of Exeter have been approved by Exeter City Council this month.

Fastest British woman in history Dina Asher-Smith awarded honorary doctorate by the University of Exeter

Around 2,400 students from 94 countries who have studied 371 programmes will graduate during nine ceremonies this week.

University of Exeter sixth in People & Planet League

The University of Exeter has moved up to sixth place in a league table that ranks UK universities on sustainability and ethics.

Exeter joins new Nature Positive Universities Alliance

The University of Exeter is among the members of the new Nature Positive Universities Alliance, launched today at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal.

Arts and humanities vital in national crises concludes COVID‐19 pandemic report

National research project unique in depth, breath and focus, delivers its report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the role that arts and humanities research had on social inclusion and national wellbeing.

Innovative Exeter Nursing Students Art exhibition on display at St Luke’s Campus

Visitors are invited to a fascinating exhibition on the 14th of December which debuts original artworks created by undergraduate students from the University of Exeter’s Academy of Nursing.

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.

New research identifies how public service media organisations can lead the way in creating a responsible approach to algorithmic recommendations

A new report, published by the Ada Lovelace Institute and co-authored by Dr Silvia Milano from the University of Exeter, explores the development and use of recommendation systems in public service media organisations in the UK and Europe.  

University of Exeter to host British Science Festival 2023

The British Science Association (BSA) and the University of Exeter are pleased to announce that the British Science Festival will take place in Exeter across four days next September.

Exeter MBA named 4th best in UK in ‘Better World’ sustainability ranking

The University of Exeter Business School’s MBA programme has been named fourth best in the UK in a prestigious ‘better world’ ranking that focuses on commitment to sustainability.

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

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.

University of Exeter Business School wins THE Business School of the Year in industry “Oscars”

The University of Exeter Business School has been named Business School of the Year in the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards, known as the “Oscars” of higher education.

Kenya's first 'neobank' launched by former University of Exeter Business School student

A former student at the University of Exeter Business School has launched Kenya’s first-ever full-fledged consumer digital bank, or ‘neobank’.

Increased engagement with local communities could encourage a better sense of belonging among students

Dr Richard Vytniorgu, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, has written a policy note for the Higher Education Policy Institute on the issue of student belonging.

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.

Public consultations to be held at the University of Exeter for new student accommodation plans

Following the announcement of proposed plans to build over 1,700 new, low carbon student bedrooms on Streatham Campus in October, the University is now launching public consultations on the detailed designs.

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.

University of Exeter Business School’s ‘transformative’ MBA programmes receive AMBA re-accreditation

One of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education has reaccredited the University of Exeter Business School’s MBA programmes for a further five years, demonstrating the Business School’s continuing commitment to excellence in management education.

We Still Have a Chance – but global leaders at COP27 need to prove it

Professor Peter Stott and Ian Fussell look consider COP27 and the importance of storytelling

The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum celebrates quarter of a century milestone

The The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum has celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special event on campus.


The art of storytelling set to be discussed at public events in Exeter during COP27 conference

Examining how the concept of translation - both in a literal sense between languages and in an artistic one between media - impacts storytelling.

University of Exeter at COP27 climate talks

A wide range of University of Exeter research and projects will feature at the COP27 climate talks in Egypt.

Stunning climate change mural unveiled in Alexandria ahead of COP27

Rana Hemdan's artwork adorns the Jesuit Cultural Center in Alexandria

Students work with Spaceport Cornwall on hackathon event

Engineering students respond to hackathon challenge from Spaceport Cornwall

New home for unique documents charting the complex history of the Middle East and North Africa

Experts are celebrating the opening of a new dedicated space for unique documents charting the complex modern history of the Middle East and North Africa.

Regional Ambassador appointed to promote space industry in the South West

Grant Day appointed to inaugural position

Circular economy ‘revolutionary’ joins Exeter Centre for Circular Economy

A circular economy entrepreneur who is working to replace all single-use PPE and disposable medical textiles with re-usable alternatives has joined the Exeter Centre for Circular Economy (ECCE).

‘Summit meeting' set for South West’s artistic community

The Creative Peninsula Summit set for the Eden Project on 18-19 November

The Earth Turns: Exeter set to host climate performance

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum is set to stage a dramatisation of powerful climate stories, courtesy of Cygnet Theatre.

Exeter wins £15 million NIHR funding for Westcountry’s first Biomedical Research Centre

More than £15 million in government funding will support a university-NHS partnership in setting up the Westcountry’s first Biomedical Research Centre, to translate scientific discoveries into tangible benefits for patients.

Centre for Smart Grid officially opened

The University of Exeter has formally opened its pioneering new Centre for Smart Grid.

University of Exeter appoints partner UPP to develop plans to build over 1700 new, low carbon student bedrooms on Streatham Campus

This month, the University of Exeter has taken an important step forward in the delivery of new, modern, low carbon student accommodation on the west of their Streatham Campus in Exeter, by appointing University Partnerships Programme (UPP) as the preferred contractor to progress plans to the next stage.

The University of Exeter invests over £3 million to support students during cost-of-living crisis

The University, in conjunction with staff and representatives from the Students’ Guild and Students’ Union, have worked together to explore ways in which the University can strengthen its support to students.

University of Exeter secures Top 50 place in global sustainability rankings

The University of Exeter has been ranked 48th in the world in a new QS Sustainability Ranking 2023, recognising universities across the globe that are taking action to tackle the world’s greatest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) challenges.

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. 

International climate project inspires dramatic performance in Egypt as part of COP27

The Earth Turns to play in both COP27 Green and Blue Zones

University of Exeter celebrates impactful partnerships between researchers and partner organisations

‘Life-changing’ research collaborations including the first official project to reintroduce beavers into England and a report that informed the UK’s response to the Russia-Ukraine conflict were celebrated on Thursday 20 October at the University of Exeter’s inaugural Knowledge Exchange Awards.

Exeter researcher receives distinguished Philip Leverhulme Prize

A University of Exeter researcher has been named among the winners of the 2022 Philip Leverhulme Prizes.

Innovative IKEEP programme secures two national educator awards

An innovative ‘intrapreneurial’ student training programme led by the University of Exeter has secured two top prizes at a prestigious national award ceremony.

Exeter joins Global Business School Network with aim of impacting sustainable development worldwide

The University of Exeter Business School has joined a global network of Business Schools addressing societal challenges worldwide through education and training.

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.

University of Exeter scoops two accolades at the Innovate UK Annual KTP Awards

The University of Exeter has been awarded two out of seven awards at the Innovate UK Annual KTP Awards, which recognises the people and partnerships behind the UK’s most inspiring and successful KTP projects.

Ambitious project will create step change for wave energy industry

A €19.6 million partnership project aiming to be the stepping stone towards large scale wave energy commercialisation, will be launched this week at the International Conference on Ocean Energy in San Sebastian, Spain.

The University of Exeter saves over 45,000 kg CO2 a year with new solar panels

The University of Exeter has installed over 300kw and 700 solar panels on the roof of its Harrison building at the Streatham Campus in Exeter, playing a crucial role in the University reaching its target of Carbon Net Zero by 2030. 

Economic impact of the University of Exeter unveiled in new report

The University of Exeter contributes almost £1.6 billion of output to the UK economy. 

University of Exeter among universities ‘leading the way’ towards a circular economy in new Partnership with Ellen MacArthur Foundation

A new partnership between the University of Exeter and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has been announced today that will accelerate the University’s vision of transitioning to a circular economy. 

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.

Over 1000 recycled pillows and duvets donated to people in need across Ukraine and Exeter

In collaboration with OHOB and Turntable, the University of Exeter has recycled and donated over 1000 duvets and pillows to children and adults in need across both Ukraine and Exeter, preventing the items being sent to landfill.

University of Exeter announce the Sir Steve Smith Building

University of Exeter renames LSI building in celebration of Professor Sir Steve Smith's achievement during his tenure as Vice-Chancellor

Blackwell's Exeter University Bookshop welcomes Author and Journalist Ira Mathur

Blackwell’s Exeter University Bookshop is welcoming Indian-born Author and Journalist, Ira Mathur, on Monday 17th October to talk about her recently launched memoir ‘Love the Dark Days’.

Exeter partnership launches world-first national genetic testing centre

Partnership between healthcare professionals and academics in Exeter develops world-first national genetic testing centre.

Exeter strengthens top 150 position in latest influential rankings

The University of Exeter has strengthened it's place in the top 150 universities worldwide in the latest influential league table, published today (October 12th).

Natural England and University of Exeter announce partnership

Natural England and the University of Exeter have announced a new strategic partnership to boost nature recovery.

New Centre for Future Clean Mobility to develop greener transport opens in Exeter

A pioneering new facility, designed to develop greener transport has been officially opened in Exeter this week.

University of Exeter Business School to boost SMEs with ‘Help to Grow’ course

Business leaders can help their enterprises to grow and innovate through a government subsided programme delivered by experts from the University of Exeter Business School.

Centre for Water Systems secures funding boost for pivotal research and education projects

Two pivotal new projects, led by experts from the University of Exeter and designed to bolster research and education within the water sector, have secured a significant funding boost.

University welcomes Indonesian students on international mobility awards programme

Ten students arrive at the University as part of the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards 

Fighting Fungi at university labs at family event for UK Fungus Day

World-leading fungi research is being showcased in a fun and innovative way at a family fun event to mark UK Fungus Day. 

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.

University health research and education to feature in museum exhibition

World-leading health research and education at the University of Exeter will feature as part of a new exhibition at Exeter’s largest museum.

University of Exeter announces ‘sustainable systems’ partnership with JO Hambro Capital Management

The University of Exeter has entered into a strategic partnership with JO Hambro Capital Management to collaborate on new research and executive education in the fields of systemic risk and sustainability.

‘World leading’ Marketing programme leads the way in QS Business Masters rankings

The publication today of the QS Global MBA, MBA by Specialization & Business Masters 2023 Rankings saw the University of Exeter Business School make firm progress with a strong performance in all categories.

New display brings experiences of shame in medicine to life

The display space in the Queen’s Building on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus is showcasing graphic depictions of shame experienced by health professionals while in education, from now until December.

Philanthropy expert curates exhibition with Yale in the United States of America

Dr Andrew Rudd invited to the USA for a series of public events on the nature and origins of charity

University of Exeter cements successful partnership with Exeter Mathematics School and Exeter College

The University of Exeter, Exeter Mathematics School and Exeter College recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding and joined together to continue their support for pupils from across the South West to secure places at the very best universities in the country.

The University of Exeter’s role in the new Devon Carbon Plan

The final version of the Devon Carbon Plan has been published today by the Devon Climate Emergency partnership.

We Still Have a Chance: international project unveils 12 Climate Stories for 12 Days of COP27

Multidisciplinary project spanning UK and Egypt’s science, health and arts communities launches with a programme of artistic and culural events

QS Quacquarelli Symonds and University of Exeter spearhead global programme focused on experiential learning in sustainability

New global sustainability initiative celebrates successful completion for the first cohort of students

Exeter retains top 15 place in Guardian University Guide 2023

Exeter retains top 15 ranking in Guardian University Guide - with 21 subjects among the 20 best in the country

University secures Race Equality Charter bronze award

The University of Exeter has been recognised with a bronze award by the Race Equality Charter

University of Exeter Business School secures top 100 place in Financial Times Masters in Management 2022 rankings

Recent graduates of the University of Exeter Business School have declared themselves highly satisfied with the MSc Management programme, which has secured a coveted top 100 place in the Financial Times’ Masters in Management rankings.

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.

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.

Exeter debate on 'positive tipping points'

World-renowned experts will discuss the power of "positive tipping points" to tackle the climate crisis at the University of Exeter next week.

University of Exeter business graduate brews up his own recipe for success

A University of Exeter Business School graduate is set to embark on his latest entrepreneurial venture to help independent craft breweries improve their online sales.

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.

History graduate helps create poignant film on 50th anniversary of Ugandan migration

The experience of being forced to leave Uganda is the subject of a poignant new short film involving a history graduate and her grandmother.

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.

New national network launched to boost innovation

A multi-million-pound national network has been launched to accelerate UK innovation and assist the exchange of ideas and knowledge between industry and academia.

University of Exeter researcher wins prestigious diabetes fellowship

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

Exeter nominated for two THE Awards including Business School of the Year

The University of Exeter is in the running for two ‘Oscars of higher education’ in recognition of its outstanding research and teaching.

First exoplanet image from James Webb Space Telescope revealed

Astronomers from the University of Exeter have led the effort to capture the first-ever direct image of an exoplanet using the pioneering James Webb Space Telescope.

Creative industries may hold the key to economic prosperity in coastal and rural communities

Increased investment in the creative industries and improved levels of business support could be the key to helping coastal and rural communities reduce their reliance upon tourism for economic prosperity. 

Exeter heads scheme to create new generation of ‘business-aware’ academics

The University of Exeter has been awarded £5 million for a project that aims to instil researchers with improved awareness of the benefits of collaborating with business.  

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.

Exeter students selected for 12-week Canadian internship

Eighteen University of Exeter Students studying a range of disciplines at the University of Exeter are getting the "opportunity of a lifetime" in Canada as part of a competitive internship programme.

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.