News archive

August 2009

University chefs in culinary contest

Inspired by the likes of Masterchef and Ready Steady Cook, chefs at the University of Exeter took part in their very own cookery competition on Thursday 30 July.

Exeter maintains ‘top five’ position for student satisfaction

Students at the University of Exeter are among the most satisfied in the UK, according to this year’s National Student Survey.

Truro’s unknown history to be exposed

Five well known housing estates in Truro are about to have their history explored in a new project involving interviews with local people who have lived on the estates.

Beetroot juice boosts stamina, new study shows

Drinking beetroot juice boosts your stamina and could help you exercise for up to 16% longer.

Exeter scientists help tackle threat to farmers

Scientists from the University of Exeter are working on a €3.54million European Union project to tackle the most common disease among European livestock.

Chinese Summer School for Law and Politics students

Law and Politics departments at leading universities in China and in the UK  are forging stronger connections through a Summer School designed to enhance research links and add value to students’ educational and post-graduate experience.

Women on company boards face stock market prejudice

Companies with female board members fare worse on the stock market, despite performing as well on all other measures as those with all-male boards.

Coordination needed to support green-fingered youths

Young people working on conservation projects are often coerced into 'grunt' activities like digging holes or picking up litter and gain little from environmental volunteering, according to University of Exeter research.

Religious Education in the spotlight

Religious education academics from the UK, Australia, Canada and the USA met at the University of Exeter to consider the relationship between religion, education and dialogue.

Exeter sustains high position in Education

The University of Exeter has been ranked in the top three universities for the quality of its teacher training. 

Devon’s young carers enjoy summer break

Fifty-five of Devon’s young carers have had the time of their lives on a holiday organised by students from the University of Exeter Students’ Guild.

Parlez-Vous Obscenity?

With nearly fifteen million Britons visiting France as tourists every year and less than a third of us speaking a second language a new online database might help you to better understand any insults thrown your way by that rude French waiter.

Exeter a cut above at Edinburgh Fringe

The drama society from the University of Exeter Students’ Guild, has received stunning reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for its production of Enda Walsh’s play ‘Chatroom’.

University forges ahead with sport, leisure and tourism research

Following a recent award of £1.5 million from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the University of Exeter today announced the first six research projects to form part of the research cluster in Sport, Leisure and Tourism.

Publishing hat-trick for Education graduates

A leading science education journal is set to publish articles written by graduates from the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education.