News archive

September 2010

Supplement produces a ‘striking’ endurance boost

Research from the University of Exeter has revealed taking a dietary supplement to boost nitric oxide in the body can significantly boost stamina during high-intensity exercise.

Business School Fellow tops charts in India

A new book by Morgen Witzel, a senior fellow at the Business School, recently entered the non-fiction best seller list in India.

Designing your own workspace improves health, happiness and productivity

Employees who have control over the design and layout of their workspace are not only happier and healthier — they’re also up to 32% more productive, according to new research from the University of Exeter.

Investigating Poltimore and its landscape

Detective work on a Grade II* listed country house and its gardens are about to begin as part of a two year research project between the University of Exeter and the Poltimore House Trust.  

Exeter student wins top physics award

Neil Robinson, who graduated with a first class MPhys (physics) degree this summer, has won a prestigious international prize.

Exeter fellows help lead the way in water management

Two academics from the University of Exeter have been chosen to be among the first international experts on water to be selected for a prestigious fellowship.

University of Exeter staff volunteer in the local Cornish community

On Wednesday 8th September, members of staff from the University Admissions, Registry and Finance Teams volunteered their services for a day at the BF Adventure centre.

Indian Ocean exhibition sets sail in Exeter

The maritime traditions of people living and travelling on the major sea routes of the western Indian Ocean are being explored in an exhibition at the University of Exeter, from 16 September to 17 December.  

University of Exeter in top 200 in the world

For the first time, the University of Exeter has been hailed as one of the top 200 institutions across the world.

CSI-style detection work reveals the advantage for crafty crows

Scientists from the University of Exeter have used ‘CSI-style’ detective work to help reveal the huge evolutionary advantage that can be gained by animals using tools to forage for food.

Exeter scientist helps expose the secret life of snails

A national competition to find the UK’s top amateur scientist has been won by a 69-year-old grandmother from Devon — with a little help from the University of Exeter.

Experts gather to push the frontiers of research

Some of the world’s leading scientists across a range of backgrounds are heading to the University of Exeter for a special meeting to share knowledge and ideas for future research.

Exeter’s role in major climate research programme

A major international research programme aiming to solve some of the fundamental issues facing climate prediction is being led by experts from the University of Exeter.

Exeter academic comments on Sangin handover

Professor Anthony King from the University of Exeter will be giving the 2010 Chatham House Defence Lecture, entitled ‘Military Command in the Next Decade’ on Thursday 23 September.

Taking the pulse of coral reefs

Healthy reefs with more corals and fish generate predictably greater levels of noise, according to researchers working in Panama.

University awarded grant to develop strategic sustainability education project

A consortium of five universities, including the University of Exeter, has been awarded £200,000 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England, to develop an innovative strategic project in the field of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

Augmented reality helps Exeter students find their way

The University of Exeter is giving new students a high-tech helping hand around campus by providing the ultimate in personalised tours – an ‘augmented reality layer’ for smartphones.

Exeter graduate makes his bid to be ‘The Apprentice’

A University of Exeter graduate will be making his bid to impress Sir Alan Sugar in the latest series of the BBC’s hit show, The Apprentice.