University News

University of Exeter University Challenge team speak of their excitement after competing in the iconic TV quiz show

The University of Exeter’s University Challenge team faced the “intimidating gaze” of Jeremy Paxman

First Medicine students graduate from Exeter

The University of Exeter Medical School will celebrate a major milestone on July 17, when its first Medical students will graduate.

Green Flag flies across University of Exeter campuses

The University of Exeter has retained the prestigious Green Flag Awards

Former Home Secretary, legendary journalist and record-breaking female rower among University of Exeter honorary graduates

A former Home Secretary, an LGBT campaigner, the leader of the first all-female crew to cross the Pacific and a legendary journalist are among those being given honorary degrees by Exeter.

Future coders start intensive training at the University of Exeter

The next generation of computer coders have started intensive training as part of a new summer school at the University of Exeter.

New Exeter institute to tackle ‘global challenges’

How can our planet and its people flourish as the human population reaches an estimated 9-11 billion?

University of Exeter authors honoured by Royal Society of Literature

Two University of Exeter authors have been named by the prestigious Royal Society of Literature

Water security crisis requires ‘urgent action’

Major forum to address ‘biggest danger facing the world over next decade’ 

Women in science award for university department

The Department of Sport and Health Sciences (St Luke’s Campus) has been awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award.

Pioneering mooring rope deployed at a cutting-edge wave energy device

A sophisticated new type of mooring rope has been successfully deployed at a cutting-edge wave energy device.

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS at special Exeter birthday party

The 70th anniversary of the NHS will be celebrated with a special birthday party in Exeter this month

Clean Air Day – Get involved in measuring pollution and find greener walking routes during Exeter events

Families got advice on how to pick greener walking routes in Exeter and help to measure pollution in the city as part of two events to mark Clean Air Day.

University of Exeter academic honoured for research shaping new national data on police use of force

A University of Exeter expert’s work on a new national reporting system on the use of force for all 43 police forces in England and Wales has earned her a major award.

University of Exeter climbs in influential world ranking

The University of Exeter has strengthened its position inside the top 200 universities worldwide, according to the latest influential international league table.

Exeter Cyber Law Experts in the Spotlight in Estonia

Exeter Law School is cementing its position as a global thought leader in international cyber law. Between 21 May and 1 June 2018, two members of the faculty travelled to Tallinn, Estonia, to take part in an annual gathering of global cyber experts in the fields of technology, strategy, policy, and law.

Pioneering genomics researcher recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

An Exeter clinical scientist who has helped to transform the lives of thousands of patients worldwide has been recognised by the Queen in her latest Birthday Honours.   

Exeter announces new Mireille Gillings Fellowships in Health Innovation to develop future women leaders

The University of Exeter Medical School is creating two new Mireille Gillings Professorial Fellowships, to help develop the next generation of leaders that excel in medicine, science, leadership and business. They have been funded from a £10 million donation from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation – the largest single gift ever made to the University.

Exeter-Hong Kong centre to promote environmental sustainability and resilience

First of its kind Joint Centre in Hong Kong

Scholarship programme established in honour of Mining alumnus

Richard Osman (MSc Mining Geology, 1999), a graduate of the Camborne School of Mines (CSM), has been honoured posthumously by friends and former colleagues who have set up a scholarship scheme at his alma mater.

£25 million South West Institute of Technology plan reaches funding bid final

A multimillion pound bid to revolutionise digital technology education across the South West has reached the final phase

Preferred bidder for new student accommodation named

UPP has been selected as the preferred bidder to develop new on-campus accommodation for students.

Exeter hosts delegation from CUHK for collaborative environmental workshops

A delegation of senior representatives from the Chinese University Hong Kong (CUHK) has visited the University of Exeter

Continuing links between the University of Exeter and South Korea public sector celebrated during visit

Academics and alumni have celebrated the strong links between the South Korean public sector and the University of Exeter with a series of events.

University and NHS team up to launch pioneering Academy of Nursing

A new Academy of Nursing will combine academic rigour with NHS expertise to raise standards of care.

College of Humanities rubber-stamps new agreement with University of British Columbia

The University of Exeter has rubber-stamped a new agreement with the University of British Columbia (UBC).

The University of Exeter launches new programme to power high-growth UK companies

The University of Exeter, as part of the SETsquared Partnership, today launched a programme to enable some of the UK’s best tech

Exeter subjects rise in influential global rankings

The University of Exeter has strengthened its position amongst the leading universities both nationally and internationally

Exeter holds inaugural Sports Medicine Conference

The University of Exeter will join forces with the Exeter Chiefs from today to hold the first ever Sports Medicine Conference, promising to tackle the biggest issues in the field.

Experts discuss a new international vision for Devon post-Brexit at Exeter event

An MP and foreign policy experts will discuss how Devon communities and companies can have influence around the world

Critical role parrotfish play in coral reef island building shown in stunning new documentary

The pivotal role that parrotfish play in building and maintaining coral reef islands, unearthed by experts at the University of Exeter

Exeter to bring data science and AI expertise to The Alan Turing Institute

The University of Exeter has joined the prestigious Alan Turing Institute, it has been announced.

University of Exeter set to become ‘Plastic Free’ by 2020

The University of Exeter has announced the latest phase of a sustainability drive designed to help its campuses become ‘plastic free’.

World-class professor takes lead role at Medical School

A world-leading expert in the economics of health is joining the University of Exeter Medical School’s senior team.

Exeter student wins Undergraduate of the Year Award

Edward Ashton Johnson, a second year student studying business economics at the University of Exeter has been awarded the L’Oréal Male Undergraduate of the Year award last week.

University of Exeter graduates Sajid Javid and James Brokenshire given new Cabinet posts

University of Exeter graduates – the MPs Sajid Javid and James Brokenshire - have been given key roles in a cabinet reshuffle.

Cornwall’s young achievers win at Excellence Awards

The achievements of young people in Cornwall have been celebrated through the University of Exeter’s Excellence Awards.

Exeter subjects amongst very best in The Complete University Guide

Both science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best nationally in the latest influential league table.

Birds flock to Exeter campuses

The number of birds coming to University of Exeter campuses has substantially risen compared to previous years according to a new independent breeding birds survey.

Hear from leading Bitcoin developers at University of Exeter event

One of the earliest developers of Bitcoin will explain how the digital currency works and its potential to transform world trade at a University of Exeter event.

Targeted global higher education collaborations more necessary than ever: university leaders

Targeted global higher education collaborations are more necessary than ever as student populations and sources of funding change, the leaders of two world-leading universities have said.

Exeter University launches trail-blazing maternity scheme: six months leave on full pay from first day at work

New mums at the University of Exeter will be entitled to six months maternity leave on full pay from the day they start work in one of the most generous parental leave packages in the public sector.

Wartime hospital past of Exeter landmark building commemorated

The First World War hospital past of one of Exeter’s landmark buildings and the contribution of doctors and nurses who worked there will be commemorated.

£10M donation for Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre, medical research and leadership programmes

Gift from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation is the single largest received by the University of Exeter.

The University of Exeter renews agreement with the University of South Florida (USF)

The University of Exeter and the University of South Florida (USF) renewed agreements for collaboration in Education and Research during recent meetings in Florida.

Exeter Northcott Theatre executive and artistic director Paul Jepson to step down when successor recruited

The revitalised Exeter Northcott Theatre is advertising for a permanent Artistic and Executive Director.

Student entrepreneurs cutting food miles and plastic waste with veg bag scheme

Student entrepreneurs are transforming the way their friends shop and eat – as well as helping to cut plastic waste and food miles – by growing and selling their own vegetables.

Forum to address future world water challenges

UK’s largest consortium of water researchers will welcome business, NGO and government leaders to discuss water security

Exeter ranked amongst top 50 most international universities

The University of Exeter has been recognised as one of the most international universities in the world.

Camborne School of Mines students to host 40th International Mining Games

The next generation of miners are making final preparations ahead of the International Mining Games, to be held in Cornwall.

Great, great grandson of Emmeline Pankhurst and leading female entrepreneurs help mark International Women’s Day

The great, great grandson of Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and leading female entrepreneurs will help mark International Women’s Day and the launch of a new organisation to promote female achievement in Cornwall.

World-leading microbiologist appointed as Exeter’s new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact)

One of the world’s foremost microbiologists has been appointed as Exeter's new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact).

Celebrating International Women’s Day

There is no shortage of inspirational and high-achieving women working here at Exeter - including award-winning scientists, one of the army’s first helicopter pilots and a chef who has cooked for the Queen.

University of Exeter’s FAME project, led by Prof Fayyaz Memon, wins India-UK Water Quality award

A pioneering project designed to develop new and affordable treatments for complex emerging contaminants has secured a prestigious award.

Medical School wins General Medical Council accreditation

The Medical School passed its “health check” from the General Medical Council (GMC) with flying colours, when it officially registered the undergraduate Medicine programme.

University of Exeter Business School leads Russell Group with launch of two new Degree Apprenticeships

The University of Exeter Business School has launched two new Degree Apprenticeships, and is the first member of the prestigious Russell Group to launch both level 6 and level 7 qualifications in leadership and management.

Future Energy Systems conference highlights female leaders in energy system change

A high-profile conference will showcase the work of inspirational women across the energy  sector, to mark international Women’s Day.

Brain Awareness Week to bring neuroscience to the masses

Members of the public are being invited to the University of Exeter to learn more about the marvels of the human brain as part of Brain Awareness Week.

Action-packed week for Exeter apprentices

Apprentices at the University of Exeter will take part in a series of events during National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March 2018).

Launch of pioneering initiative to develop the next generation of Exeter’s data scientists

The official launch has taken place of a pioneering alliance to develop Exeter’s next generation of data scientists.

New ranking puts Exeter subjects amongst the very best worldwide

Both science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best in the world, in the latest influential global league table.

Apprenticeship awards for University of Exeter

Apprenticeships at the University of Exeter have been boosted by two prizes at the Exeter College Apprentice and Employer Awards.

Exeter Mathematics School ranked amongst the best in the country

Exeter Mathematics School has been named as one of the best places in the country to study A-levels after students scored record exam results. 

SETsquared partnership ranked as world’s top business incubator

The SETsquared partnership has been ranked as the world’s leading business incubator for its outstanding contribution to developing the next generation of UK tech entrepreneurs.

Exeter alumni pass 60,000-hour volunteering target

Former students have spent more than 60,000 hours volunteering at the University of Exeter – beating a target with two years to spare.

Exeter’s world diabetes expert awarded CBE

A world-leading diabetes expert today received his CBE for his work in revolutionising global diagnosis and treatment.

Space and technology in the spotlight at Cornwall Lecture

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, one of the UK’s leading space scientists, spoke about the crucial role that Cornwall could play in the next stage of space exploration during a special lecture event.

Pioneering new centre that tackles world’s most pressing health problems officially opens

A world-leading new research centre, designed to address some of the most challenging public health issues across the globe, has officially opened.

Exeter climbs in national ranking of best employers for LGBT staff

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

University of Exeter to play key role in £20 million Institute of Coding

University part of new consortium announced by Prime Minister to train next generation of digital specialists

Acclaimed Actor Charles Dance launches Creative Dialogues series

Charles Dance OBE, the celebrated actor, screenwriter and film director, has launched the University of Exeter’s new Creative Dialogues series.

Exeter receives EPSRC grant to revolutionise detection and treatment of life-threatening illnesses

The University of Exeter has received a multi-million pound research grant to lead pioneering new research to develop vastly more accurate procedures to detect, identify and treat life-threatening diseases, such as cancer. 

New pharmacist training to upskill workforce

Qualified post-registration community pharmacists in the South of England can now enrol in the University of Exeter Medical School’s new Master in Clinical Pharmacy.

Exeter dementia research showcased in New York

Exeter’s world-leading dementia research will soon be showcased at a special event in New York.

Data Science at Exeter receives substantial funding boost

The University of Exeter has received a substantial funding boost to help cement its position as one of the UK’s leading centres for data science.

Students moved to tears by testimony of Holocaust survivor

A Holocaust survivor has revealed the day-to-day fear and horror experienced by those evading capture and persecution in Nazi-occupied Holland during the Second World War.

Free climate change courses starting soon

A series of free climate change courses run by the University of Exeter will begin next week.

Exeter students among most active community ‘volunteers’ in the world

Christmas may be a traditional time for giving, yet student volunteers from the University of Exeter give their time all year round.

Top judge and violinist to receive honorary degrees

A world-renowned violinist and a former head of the UK Supreme Court will receive honorary degrees from the University of Exeter on Saturday (16 December).

Artist and students transform cardboard into stunning artwork

A local artist has worked with students from the University of Exeter Medical School to create a striking sculpture made from a humble everyday material: cardboard.

Polish ambassador visits University of Exeter

Poland’s ambassador to the UK gave a speech about UK-Polish relations and Polish foreign policy during a visit to the University of Exeter.

University of Exeter appoints Director of Campus Infrastructure and Operational Support Services

The University of Exeter has appointed Craig Nowell as Director of Campus Infrastructure and Operational Support Services.  He will join the University in March 2018.

“Exceptional” University of Exeter trainee teachers significantly enhance education in the South West

“Exceptional” University of Exeter trainee teachers are helping to “significantly enhance” the quality of education in South West schools, inspectors have said.

Exeter Clinical Trials Unit receives national registration

The future of high quality health research in Exeter and the South West has been boosted by announcement of the national registration of the Exeter Clinical Trials Unit.

Exeter and Tsinghua establish jointly-awarded Doctoral degree programme

The University of Exeter and Tsinghua University have launched a jointly-awarded PhD degree programme in climate and environmental sciences, it has been announced.

Dementia research at Exeter gets £190,000 boost

The dementia research charity BRACE and Kirby Laing Foundation have together awarded more than £190,000 to the University of Exeter Medical School to support cutting-edge genomic research to better understand the causes of dementia.

Exeter secures significant rise in research funding

Exeter has seen an increase in the amount of research funding it receives from Research Councils UK, continuing its upward trajectory over recent years.

University of Exeter researchers among world’s ‘most influential scientific minds’, says new ranking

Leading academics from the University of Exeter – including an authority on plastics pollution – are among the world’s most “influential scientific minds”, according to a new ranking.

Asthma attacks reduced in tree-lined urban neighbourhoods

People living in polluted urban areas are far less likely to be admitted to hospital with asthma when there are lots of trees in their neighbourhood, a study by the University of Exeter’s medical school has found.

University of Exeter injects £1.1 billion into economy, generating 11,000 South West jobs

The University of Exeter injects more than £1.17bn into the economy and generates almost 11,000 jobs in the South West, a major new study has revealed.

New version of Rock, Paper, Scissors with a twist at Exeter games event

A new version of Rock, Paper, Scissors, with a twist, and the chance to defeat a monster are among the games on offer at an Exeter event which will show how the past can help make sense of the present.

Hong Kong residents invited to study to maintain healthy brain

People in Hong Kong aged 50 and over are being invited to join a ground-breaking online study called PROTECT, to help learn how they can maintain a healthy brain in later life.

Exeter to participate in TEF subject level pilot scheme

Exeter will participate in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) subject level pilot scheme, it has been announced.

Old human cells rejuvenated in breakthrough discovery on ageing

A new way to rejuvenate old cells in the laboratory, making them not only look younger, but start to behave more like young cells, has been discovered by researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Brighton.

Film lovers celebrate 20th birthday of the UK’s foremost museum of moving image history

Film lovers are celebrating the 20th birthday of the UK’s foremost museum of moving image history.

Law students to give free legal advice

University of Exeter law students are helping vulnerable people who are missing out on legal services by providing free information and advice clinics in Devon.

Sustainable seafood top of menu for new research group

A new research group will focus on how seafood can be safely and sustainably produced for the world’s growing population. 

Experts study the past and present in new state-of-the-art Digital Humanities Laboratory

Experts are using cutting-edge technologies to study the past and present in a new, state-of-the-art digital humanities laboratory.

University of Exeter Business School tops global ranking of ‘Better World’ MBA programmes

The University of Exeter Business School has the best MBA programme in the world devoted to environmental and social issues, according to a new league table.

Sports fans invited to share memories at new Exeter City FC group

A special social group designed to encourage men over 50 to come together and talk about sports and memorabilia has been launched in Exeter.