University News

Exeter hosts joint Data Science workshop with Fudan

The University of Exeter and Fudan University have underpinned their long-standing relationship by co-hosting a special event.

Exeter hosts Summit on Environmental Intelligence

Some of the UK’s leading academics and stakeholders involved in environmental intelligence have gathered at Exeter to take part in a special event.

Pupils inspired by the Ancient Greeks as they learn about the secrets of political power

Teenagers around the country may soon have the answer to dealing with rebellious MPs and Brexit as they train in a unique way to understand politics and power with tips from the Ancient Greeks and games like “rock-paper-scissors”.

Exeter experts lead free online course on transforming energy systems

Experts from the University of Exeter are leading an innovative, free online course to explore how the UK’s energy systems must evolve in order to help tackle climate change.

University declares an environment and climate emergency

Exeter has declared an environment and climate emergency to support those calling for urgent action and show commitment to leading the change required.

World-leading Exeter diabetes Professor named among Nation’s Lifesavers

World-renowned diabetes researcher Professor Andrew Hattersley has been named as one of ‘The Nation’s Lifesavers’ in the Made@Uni campaign.

Exeter rises in influential global rankings

Exeter has reinforced its position as being amongst the leading universities worldwide, according to the latest influential global rankings.

Teddy bears to show importance of clinical trials to families

If you go down to Princesshay, you’ll be in for a big surprise. Bring your teddy bears along, all shapes and styles, and learn about clinical trials.

Innovative degree helps future lawyers prepare for new technology and online courts

Students have the opportunity to study at a top university and global firm as part of a new course designed to prepare them for the growth in legal innovation and technology and how it will change the role of judges and lawyers as well as increase the potential for access to justice for litigants.

Pressure from advertisers and self-help gurus contribute to mid-life crises

Mid-life crises are caused by people feeling pressured by advertisers and self-help gurus to live a better life after they pass the age of 40, according to new research.

Exeter hosts Digital Twinning event

Industrial digitisalisation was on the agenda at Exeter’s recent Developing Digital Twinning collaborations in an Engineering context event.

Exeter subjects among very best nationwide, according to new influential rankings

Exeter’s science and humanities subjects are among the very best in the country, according to the latest league table.

Explore Cornwall’s fascinating wildlife at this year’s BioBlitz Penryn

Join a team of students at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus for a day filled with interactive wildlife activities for all the family.

CSM receive £1.3m software donation from global petroleum experts

Students at the Camborne School of Mines will be able to gain fascinating new insights into 3D geological modelling of the subsurface, though pioneering new software.

Business School accredited by prestigious international body

The University of Exeter Business School has joined an elite group of international institutions to achieve the coveted “triple crown” accreditation status.

Prof Sir Steve Smith Speaks at Launch of China-UK Higher Education Young Talent Alliance

On the 18th April, the inaugural China-UK Higher Education Young Talent Alliance (HEYTA) was launched at Tsinghua University in Beijing, with a number of Exeter staff and students in attendance. 

Experts gather for Cystic Fibrosis event

Cystic fibrosis experts will gather to discuss their research and share ideas at the University of Exeter.

Incredible collection of images of silent films can be seen for the first time

The only evidence left of lost films made in the golden era of silent movies can be seen for the first time after an unique collection was donated to one of the UK’s foremost cinema museums.

Multi-million pound bid success for new Institute of Technology for the South West

University of Exeter celebrates multi-million pound collaborative bid success for new Institute of Technology for the South West

Professor Richard Moorhead appointed as Exeter’s new Head of Law

The University of Exeter has appointed Professor Richard Moorhead as the new Head of Law starting in September 2019.

Exeter students exhibit entrepreneur skills in healthcare hackathon

Three teams of students from diverse backgrounds and departments came together this weekend to design tech solutions for better healthcare.

Exeter clinicians and researchers help shape proposals to improve stroke services in Northern Ireland

Pioneering work by a senior NHS clinician and a team of researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School, has been incorporated in proposals to improve stroke care for patients in Northern Ireland.

Diabetes Research shortlisted for The Guardian ‘Research Impact Award’

Research to improve diagnosis and treatment of diabetes by The University of Exeter Medical School has been shortlisted for The Guardian Research Impact Award.

Medical School head wins international award for brain research and leadership

The Executive Dean of the University of Exeter Medical School has won a prestigious international award recognising his outstanding research and leadership.

Zrinka Bralo, from Migrants Organise inspires with talk on inclusive communities

On 21st March 2019 the University hosted Zrinka Bralo, CEO Migrants Organise as part of the Individuality Speaker Series.

Fudan-Exeter relationship expands into Artificial Intelligence

Key representatives from Exeter travelled to Fudan University’s School of Data Science to develop a series of new initiatives

Art exhibition and first conference of people with no ‘mind’s eye’

The first ever exhibition of paintings and works of art created by artists who have no “mind’s eye” will cast new light on the creative brain when it goes comes to Exeter in March.

Celebrated journalist to discuss landmark investigative work at University of Exeter event

Celebrated journalist Nick Davies will discuss his landmark investigative work at a University of Exeter event this month.

Celebrated journalist Nick Davies will discuss his landmark investigative work at a University of Exeter event this month.

 

University hosts South West Higher Education Advisers’ Days

More than 100 teachers and career advisers from South West schools attended two HE Advisers’ Days.

New VSimulators Facility To Boost Multi-Disciplinary Research in Exeter

A turf-cutting ceremony has taken place at Exeter Science Park to mark the start of construction on the University of Exeter’s pioneering VSimulators experimental facility.

£250,000 for Centre of Excellence in Cornwall

The Garfield Weston Foundation has generously donated £250,000 to help fund the Stella Turk Building on the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus.

University of Exeter names new building after revered Cornish scientist

The University of Exeter has named their new £12.4 million state of the art research facility in Penryn after Cornish scientist and honorary graduate, Stella Turk.

Exeter subjects ranked amongst world’s best

The University of Exeter’s science and humanities subjects have been ranked amongst the very best in the world, according to the latest influential global league table.

Nobel Peace Prize winner shares inspirational story of bringing democracy to Tunisia

Nobel Prize winner and influential African businesswoman Ouided Bouchamaoui spoke about her extraordinary role bringing democracy to Tunisia during a visit to the University of Exeter.

South West pioneers to lead the way on reducing plastic waste

Pioneers on reducing plastic waste, backed by £1 million of government funding, are seeking to revolutionise the way the south west produce, recycle and utilise plastics.

Exeter receives major funding boost to train next generation of Artificial Intelligence leaders

The University of Exeter has received a major funding boost to lead pioneering new research into using Artificial Intelligence to increase society’s resilience to changes in our environment.

His Royal Highness The Duke of York has met some of the rising stars of the UK’s next generation of young entrepreneurs, during a special visit to the University of Exeter

The Duke met with key representatives from the University’s Student Startup team, when he visited The Deck at the Streatham Campus on Monday, February 18.

Awards for Exeter’s apprenticeship scheme

The University of Exeter’s innovative apprenticeships scheme has been recognised, by securing a number of honours at a regional awards ceremony.

Exeter expert backs calls for bold national Plastic Packaging Plan to help protect oceans

One of the world’s foremost experts in microplastics research has backed calls for a bold new national policy framework to help reduce the amount of ocean plastic pollution.

University of Exeter Campaign reaches £50 million in donations

The University of Exeter’s fundraising campaign, ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ has exceeded £50 million of philanthropic donations, taking the total to nearly 84% of target with less than two years to go.

Million pound grant for researchers working to solve social and economic challenges

University of Exeter researchers have been given a £1.1m grant to help improve people’s lives by working in partnership to solve pressing social and economic challenges.

Progression agreement with the University of Exeter paves the way for talented CATS College students

CATS Colleges and the University of Exeter have formalised a progression agreement to give CATS Colleges’ students guaranteed progression to the University of Exeter upon meeting the agreed entry criteria.

Exeter’s pioneering progression programme ‘Exeter Scholars’ recruits record numbers

A pioneering programme at the University of Exeter, designed to support and nurture high-achieving pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, is celebrating record success.

Experience the Magic of the Oscars at The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

A fascinating selection of memorabilia, collectibles and curios that showcase the glitz and glamour of the world’s premier film award ceremonies has been put on public display.

Multilingual MP guest of honour at University of Exeter event to celebrate language learning

Multilingual MP Ben Bradshaw shared his experiences of how speaking German and Italian had shaped his career as a journalist and politician as part of a University of Exeter event for young people learning languages.

Entrepreneurs and start-ups invited to make their dreams a reality at Pitch@Palace 11.0 On Tour Devon

Entrepreneurs and business start-ups are being invited to apply for Pitch@Palace 11.0 On Tour Devon – in Exeter on Monday February 18, 2019 - to help make their business dreams become a reality.

Dazzling fireworks planned for Exeter’s biggest Chinese New Year celebrations

Welcome in the Year of the Pig with traditional dragon dancing, vibrant displays and dazzling fireworks at the University of Exeter’s Chinese New Year celebrations.

University of Exeter hosts inspiring Space Innovation event

Experts from the UK Space Industry share the fascinating range of space-related opportunities and activities taking place in the South West during a regional Space Innovation event.

Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory strengthen commitment to world-leading marine science research

Two of the South West’s leading environmental research organisations have strengthened their commitment to collaborating to address some of the key questions facing the sustainable future of the ocean.

Over 20 Speakers To Appear At Explore South-West

A Mercury nominated-singer, the head of BBC Natural History Unit, and a storytelling workshop, are three of the highlights of an event about exploration in February at the Phoenix Arts Centre and the University of Exeter.  

University sees historic growth in donations

The University of Exeter has witnessed donor numbers increase by a record 85 percent over the past five years.

Big Lottery Fund supports Exeter health research

A support programme to help parents of disabled children stay healthy in mind and body has received a funding boost of nearly £40,000 from the Big Lottery Fund, the largest community funder in the UK, to help it expand.

Exeter cements position amongst top 200 best employers for LGBT staff

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

Devon teenagers hear incredible tales of courage from Holocaust survivor

Hundreds of Devon teenagers and students witnessed the incredible courage of concentration camp survivor Mala Tribich during an event organised to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Innovative film director and writer Mark Cousins next star of University of Exeter’s Creative Dialogues series

Award-winning innovative film director and writer Mark Cousins will discuss his prestigious career and influences during a free public event at the University of Exeter this month.

Tree-mendous benefits from campus ecosystem

Mature trees at the University of Exeter have an annual economic value of more than £46,000, a recent survey has shown.

Engagement Survey makes a difference with £3,556 charity donations

University staff have raised £3,556 for three very deserving charities, through 73% of colleagues completing their Employee Engagement Survey last November. 

Call to increase number of specialist Maths Schools following Exeter's success

The success of the Exeter Mathematics School in helping pupils from all backgrounds to attend top universities has been highlighted in a new, high level report.

The Radical Sabbatical

In 2017, unsure about the career path set out before her, alumna Emma Rosen (MA Applied Security and Strategy, 2015) changed tack and spent a year trying 25 careers before her 25th birthday.

Archaeologists to explore hidden past of one of Devon’s oldest buildings used by rulers and nobility

Archaeologists are hoping to discover more about the prehistoric, Roman and medieval history of a building used by Kings and Devon’s most important families.

CBE for cancer diagnosis professor whose deafness “boosted research career”

Professor Willie Hamilton, whose research in improving cancer diagnosis has helped save thousands of lives, has been awarded the CBE.

College hosts its 5th annual Christmas Lectures

On 19th December 2018 the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences hosted their 5th annual Christmas Lectures, arranged by Professor Pete Vukusic, Dr Gihan Marasingha, Dr Alice Mills and Vicky Glazer. 

Lifeboat engineering and science enthrals at festive family event hosted at the University of Exeter

Families from across the South West were immersed in fun, facts and physics about lifeboats and the incredible work carried out by the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) during a special festive treat, organised jointly by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the University of Exeter.

Mother and daughter both graduate together - for the second time

A mother and daughter are celebrating graduating together from the same university – for the second time.

UN genocide prevention expert honoured at University of Exeter winter graduation

A campaigner leading the UN’s international efforts to fight genocide is among the experts being honoured at the University of Exeter’s winter graduation ceremonies this week.

Exeter research ranked among the most influential of 2018

Research conducted by Exeter experts has been recognised amongst the top 100 influential in 2018.

A win for Build Solar at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards

Build Solar, an innovative spin-out company from the University of Exeter, lead the way at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards with a win in the "Innovation - Tomorrow's Contribution to Sustainability" category for their impressive new product Solar Squared, a multifunctional glass brick.

Exeter Recognised in UK’s Top Breakthroughs List for Revolutionary Hip Replacement

The Exeter Hip has been listed as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its life-changing impact on nearly two million lives across half a century.

Innovative technology centre opening at Oceansgate development

A new centre for marine innovation, based at Plymouth’s Oceansgate development, is now up-and-running thanks to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding.

Scientists secure prestigious awards for global impact of microplastics research

A team of researchers has won two prestigious awards for the impact of work highlighting the presence, and potential impacts, of microplastics in our oceans.

Autumn telethon raises more than £135,000

The University of Exeter’s autumn telethon has raised more than £135,000 to support students as part of the Making the Exceptional Happen Campaign.

Exeter students amongst high-earning graduates, figures show

Students from the University of Exeter are among the highest-earning in the UK in the 10 years after graduation, figures have shown.

Exeter’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Strategy commended

The University of Exeter’s role in a high-level strategic fund, designed to pioneer new ways to tackle some of today’s greatest global challenges, has received a commendation.

University of Exeter expert to receive historic key to mark Freedom of the city

A University of Exeter expert will receive a fitting keepsake to mark being awarded the Freedom of the City for his services to history - the key to an iconic lost building.

University of Exeter joins President Macron’s campaign to fight cyber-attacks

The University of Exeter has joined governments around the world and technology giants in backing President Macron of France’s campaign to fight cyber-attacks.

Exeter experts among world’s most influential scientists, according to new ranking

Leading academics from the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the world’s most influential researchers, according to a prestigious new ranking.

Exeter Maths School named Sunday Times Sixth Form College of the Year

Exeter Mathematics School has been named as The Sunday Times Sixth Form College of the Year.

Matthew (Matt) Hedges: A statement from the University of Exeter

Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter said: “We are all deeply saddened, shocked and concerned by the life sentence given to Matt Hedges today, following his detention and trial in the United Arab Emirates.

Leading social mobility expert joins University of Exeter

One of the foremost experts on social mobility in Britain has been appointed as a Professor at the University of Exeter.

Remembrance Day service commemorates 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War

Students and staff at the University of Exeter will join the local community in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, at a series of special services on campus and in the city.

University of Exeter expert working with Imperial War Museums

A University of Exeter historian has taken on a prestigious role advising Imperial War Museums on their activities to further public understanding of 20th and 21st century warfare and its ramifications.

Exeter expert shortlisted for NERC Impact Awards 2018

4,000 tons of microbeads no longer released into ocean after pioneering plastics research

Female volunteers needed for stress study

Researchers at the University of Exeter are looking for volunteers to help them explore whether assigning a more positive meaning to a stressful event can reduce stress and improve emotional wellbeing.  

Broadcaster and writer Simon Mayo to speak at University’s Creative Dialogues series

One of Britain’s best-loved and well-known broadcasters, Simon Mayo, will talk about the fascinating real life events which inspired his Devon-set novel at an event in Exeter this month.

University of Exeter among top 100 universities in the world for arts and humanities

The University of Exeter has been named as one of the best places in the world to study arts and humanities in new influential rankings.

University appoints first Associate Director for Arts and Culture

Victoria and Albert Museum expert Sarah Campbell has been appointed as the University of Exeter’s first Associate Director for Arts and Culture.

Influential film critic Mark Kermode appointed Honorary Professor

Influential film critic Mark Kermode has been appointed as an Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter.

Powerful film highlighting the impact of plastic pollution in the Arctic showcased

A powerful film made by campaigners showing the impact of plastic pollution in the Arctic Ocean will be shown in Cornwall.

University of Exeter wins gender equality award

The University of Exeter has won an Athena SWAN silver award for the advancement of gender equality.

 

Celebration of pioneering partnership between University of Exeter and the London Film School

Experts are celebrating a pioneering partnership between the University of Exeter and the London Film School which gives students unique training in the movie industry.

Event marks closer ties between University of Exeter and museums in Cornwall

University of Exeter academics and experts looking after Cornwall’s historic treasures will collaborate to shed more light on Cornwall’s unique history and help local museums thrive.

University of Exeter hosts top Defra experts

The University of Exeter recently hosted a senior delegation from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

RHS Britain in Bloom Award for the Exeter in Bloom 2018 Campaign

Exeter has been awarded a Britain in Bloom Silver Gilt Award for the beauty of its outdoor spaces.  

Boost for Exeter’s construction workforce

The construction sector across Greater Exeter is set to benefit from additional support to help attract, retain and upskill its workforce.

New University of Exeter arts and culture strategy unveiled

Ambitious new plans have been unveiled showing how the University of Exeter will play a leading role in supporting innovative arts and culture projects in the South West and beyond.

Exeter among top 100 universities in the world for social sciences and law

The University of Exeter has been named as one of the top 100 places in the world to study social sciences and law in new influential rankings.

Exeter launches new undergraduate programmes in Data Science

The University of Exeter has launched a range of Data Science programmes for undergraduates that will teach students the integral skills required to be a part of the digital revolution.

Award-winning author Kamila Shamsie to speak at University’s Creative Dialogues series

Award-winning author Kamila Shamsie will be the next guest in Exeter’s event series Creative Dialogues on Thursday 18 October.

New state-of-the-art optical spectrum analyser will help to detect disease

Pioneering research, conducted by Professor Frank Vollmer at the University of Exeter’s Living Systems Institute, will advance even further thanks to support from the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung.

Royal Visit for pioneering Exeter Mathematics School

Pupils at the pioneering Exeter Mathematics School have received a royal visit thanks to their innovative work with academics and leading technology organisations.

New scholarships help top Canadian students visit Exeter

Students from Canada are being given the opportunity to study at the University of Exeter Business School, thanks to a new scholarship programme set-up by an Exeter alumnus.

Medicine students raise £10,000 for water wells in Ethiopia

Twelve thousand people living in the Ethiopian town of Nekemte, now have access to free, clean water thanks to money raised by University of Exeter Medicine students.

Exeter tops tables for sports science

Exeter is the best university in the UK for sports science, according to two major league tables.