News archive

April 2012

Rare books exhibition celebrates children's enduring love of reading

The University of Exeter has teamed up with Devon County Council’s Exeter Central Library to launch an exhibition of early children’s literature from 3 April – 31 May.

University chefs win gold

A team of chefs from Campus Services have won the prestigious TUCO Chef’s Challenge award.

Local schools trial radical new approach to Easter story

Six local schools are changing the way in which Religious Education is taught, thanks to a pioneering new approach to learning developed by researchers from the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education.

International students contribute £88 million to Exeter's economy

The University of Exeter’s international students contribute over £88 million a year to Exeter’s economy and support 2,880 jobs, equivalent to 2.8% of all employment in the city.

Exeter to become catalyst for engaging research

The University of Exeter has been awarded £300,000 to become a centre of excellence for public engagement in research.

University of Exeter announces spin out company for 3D chocolate printing

Following a huge amount of interest in the potential for personalised 3D chocolate, Dr Liang Hao from the University of Exeter has founded Choc Edge Ltd, a company which will develop and sell its unique 3D chocolate printers to the world.

Business School awarded £1.5 million to research digital economy

A consortium of researchers, headed by the University of Exeter Business School has been awarded £1.5 million by the Research Council UK to undertake research into the digital economy.

800-year-old farmers could teach us how to protect the Amazon

In the face of mass deforestation of the Amazon, we could learn from its earliest inhabitants who managed their farmland sustainably.

Exhibition reveals South West's repair industries as threatened and thriving

An exhibition offering a unique insight into the business of repairing everyday objects opens at the University of Exeter on 11 April.

Exeter entrepreneurial students impress SIFE UK

The University of Exeter’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team has successfully competed in the regional competition and been selected to take part in the opening round of the 2012 SIFE UK National Competition.

University’s Jewish Society wins national award

The University of Exeter Students’ Guild Jewish Society, Exeter JSoc, has been nationally recognised after being awarded ‘Best Developing JSoc 2012’ by the National Union of Jewish Students (UJS).

Exeter Guild wins gold environment award

The University of Exeter Students’ Guild’s commitment to the environment has been recognised with the award of a Gold Green Impact accreditation.

University researcher reaches finals of prestigious global competition

Joanna Alfaro-Shigueto, from Lima (Peru) has been named as a finalist in one of the world’s most prestigious wildlife conservation competitions - the Whitley Awards.

Exeter expert to advise on care for children with heart problems

An expert in children’s health from the University of Exeter has been selected to join an expert steering committee that will give children born with heart problems the best possible chance in life.

University granted bronze Athena SWAN award

Following the University’s membership of the Athena SWAN Charter which began in 2011, it was delighted this year to receive the Bronze university award, recognising that the University has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff.

Green-glowing fish provides new insights into health impacts of pollution

Understanding the damage that pollution causes to both wildlife and human health is set to become much easier thanks to a new green-glowing zebrafish.

University of Exeter Business School goes carbon neutral

The University of Exeter Business School is claiming a first in the sector with its decision to become completely carbon neutral.

Spin-out wins Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation

University of Exeter spin-out company Simpleware Ltd has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its new approach to converting 3D image data into high-quality computer models (CAD, Rapid Prototype, CFD and Finite Element models).

Birds cultivate decorative plants to attract mates

An international team of scientists has uncovered the first evidence of a non-human species cultivating plants for use other than as food.

New graphene-based material could revolutionise electronics industry

The most transparent, lightweight and flexible material ever for conducting electricity has been invented by a team from the University of Exeter.

Exeter scientist wins Rosenhain Medal

University of Exeter physicist Professor Steve Eichhorn has won the Rosenhain Medal in recognition of his distinguished achievement in materials science.