News archive

July 2009

Women's rugby champions of Europe

University of Exeter women's rugby team were crowned champions of Europe after they beat French team Lille in the final of the European Students Rugby Sevens Championships held at Bristol University in June.

Exeter presents future of biomedical research

Local people will have the opportunity to hear about the future of biomedical research from one of its key representatives.

Higher Education in Iraq receives support from UK Universities

Ground breaking research on UK higher education engagement with Iraq has been launched by the British Universities Iraq Consortium, led by the University of Exeter, a founder member; the Higher Education International Unit; and the Department for Businesses, Innovation and Skills.

End of term pack-up has wider benefits

As University of Exeter students pack up for their Summer break, they are being encouraged to think responsibly about their unwanted items.

£10 million for energy research announced

South West England’s ambition to be a global centre for harnessing energy from the sea has received a major boost with the announcement of a £10.3 million investment in marine energy research.

University museum gains national standard

The University’s Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture has successfully achieved full Accreditation status from the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). 

Exeter opens first rate cricket centre for the South West

The glorious sound of leather on willow will be heard year round in the new technically advanced indoor cricket centre at the University of Exeter.

Cornwall’s teachers ride the wave of marine renewable energy

Cornwall’s teachers learned how the South West is set to become a hub for marine renewable energy at an event on the University of Exeter's Cornwall Campus.

Treasures from the archives draw medieval experts

Medieval book experts are flocking to the University of Exeter for an international conference themed on the preservation, packaging and consumption of manuscripts and early printed books.

Mediterranean minds meet at Exeter

The University of Exeter is hosting an international conference exploring the Mediterranean region during medieval times.

Exeter achieves green standard by cutting carbon emissions

Staff and students at the University of Exeter have been rewarded for going green by achieving Carbon Trust Standard certification.

Outline application submitted for Exeter Science Park

The outline planning application for the Exeter Science Park has been submitted four months ahead of schedule.

Exeter biologist gives views on science and religion at film premiere

A biologist from the University of Exeter presents his views on science and religion in a new documentary film, being launched at the Royal Society, London, on Monday 13 July.

Experts at Exeter for major therapy conference

Over 1000 delegates from around the world have arrived at the University of Exeter for a major conference on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Exeter and Santander Universities join forces

The University of Exeter and Abbey, part of the Santander Group, have joined forces to provide scholarship support and awards to students.

South West on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth

Margie Tunbridge, an educational psychologist at the University of Exeter is one of the 2,400 people selected to make an exhibition of herself in London on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.  She will take her place at 2am on Sunday 19 July.

Tolpuddle Martyrs on film

It is 175 years since the trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, six Dorset labourers deported to Australia in the 1830s, before mass demonstrations secured their pardon and return.

£48m University Forum project gets the go-ahead

The Forum Project, a stunning new centrepiece for the University of Exeter, has been given planning permission by city councillors.

Tindyebwa Agaba celebrates degree success

Tindyebwa Agaba, adopted son of actors Emma Thompson and Greg Wise, graduated from the University of Exeter on Tuesday 21 July with a 2.1 (hons) degree in Politics.

Exeter team takes mountain challenge

A team of current or former University of Exeter students are set to scale one the Andes’ most demanding mountains.

Emma aims high

A talented handball player is graduating from the University of Exeter with a First in Sports and Exercise Sciences.

Exeter’s Chancellor and chanteuse

This is the busiest time of year for Dr Floella Benjamin OBE as Chancellor of the University of Exeter.

Hip hip hooray for graduation days

The University of Exeter has staged graduation ceremonies this week, with more than three thousand students celebrating from 21 to 27 July.

Exeter gets double election to British Academy

Two professors from the University of Exeter have been elected as fellows of the British Academy, the national academy for the humanities and social sciences.

‘Bishop Bill’ and Satish Kumar join new Cornwall graduates

Former Bishop of Truro, The Rt. Revd. William Ind (commonly known as Bill) and ecologist Satish Kumar joined new University of Exeter graduates at Truro Cathedral on Monday 27 July.

Exeter recognised for excellent customer service

The University of Exeter has achieved official recognition for its excellent customer service.

Study sheds light on squirrel psychology

The ability of grey squirrels to learn from observing others is highlighted in a new study by the University of Exeter.

Researchers capture bacterial infection on film

Researchers have developed a new technique that allows them to make a movie of bacteria infecting their living host.

Exeter student a hit with the dragons

A recent appearance by Emily Webb, a final year Business and Management student, on Dragons Den has given a real boost to her company, Oarsome Potential.