News archive

July 2012

Event Exeter win 'Commercial University of the Year'

Event Exeter have won 'Commercial University of the Year' at the first College and University Business Officers Awards.

Exeter engineer leads Olympic Park project

The largest urban wetland planting scheme ever undertaken in the UK has been led by an Exeter alumnus at the Olympic Park in London.

Research paves the way for accurate manufacturing of complex parts for aerospace and car industries

Producing strong, lightweight and complex parts for car manufacturing and the aerospace industry is set to become cheaper and more accurate thanks to a new technique developed by engineers from the University of Exeter.

Sport sciences students win Coubertin Award

Two Exercise and Sport Sciences students have received a national award for their essay on corruption in sport. 

Bronze Age boat project reaches milestone

The University of Exeter’s ambitious prehistoric boat building project has reached a milestone with the laying of the keel, which forms the backbone of the vessel.

Exeter physicist awarded Faraday Medal

A physicist whose University of Exeter career spans 40 years has been awarded the Faraday Medal of the Institute of Physics.

University of Exeter welcomes honorary graduates

This summer the University of Exeter will recognise key figures, including some of its alumni, with honorary degrees.

Obsession with wealth explored in new book

What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of money? Why do we work such long hours merely to acquire greater wealth? These are some of the questions that were asked when the financial system crashed in 2008. 

Helping family is key for social birds

Social birds that forgo breeding to help to raise the offspring of other group members are far more likely care for their own close relatives than for more distant kin, a new study has found.

Green Impact awards celebrate staff successes

The University of Exeter has celebrated the contribution of its staff to the environment and sustainability through the Green Impact project.

New research shows agri-environment schemes improved by training

A research programme exploring the effectiveness and value for money of agri-environment schemes found that a relatively small amount of training for farmers could significantly improve their environmental outcome.

University scientists to reveal the secret life of sharks

University of Exeter scientists are part of a team investigating the movements of large sharks visiting Scottish waters.

Largest analysis of public opinions at outbreak of World War I challenges popular myth

A groundbreaking book presents new evidence that challenges the way we understand British and Irish responses to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.

University of Exeter students celebrate Graduation

The University of Exeter congratulates its new graduates this week as nearly 4,600 students are awarded with degrees during six days of ceremonies in Exeter and Cornwall.

Binge drinking increases risk of cognitive decline in older adults

Researchers from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), University of Exeter, will present the findings of a new study suggesting a link between binge drinking in older adults and the risk of developing dementia.

Green Flag flies again over University grounds

For the second year running, the University of Exeter’s grounds have received the Green Flag Award. 

Triple win for Exeter as employability programmes are named best in country

For the first time since Europe’s premier graduate recruiter AGR Awards were launched in 1978, the Blue Ribbon award – recognising the year’s ‘best of the best’ – has gone to a higher education institution, the University of Exeter.

Cornwall students graduate at Truro Cathedral

523 University of Exeter students from the Cornwall Campus will graduate at ceremonies held at Truro Cathedral on 23 July 2012.

Public sightings suggest increase in basking sharks in British waters

The number of basking sharks recorded in Britain’s seas could be increasing, decades after being protected from commercial hunting in the late 20th century.

Snacking and BMI linked to double effect of brain activity and self-control

Snack consumption and BMI are linked to both brain activity and self-control, new research has found.

Expert takes part in Olympic symposium

A world-leading expert in health and exercise among children has been taking part in an international conference ahead of the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Obama needs to show Americans he's still 'one of them'

To win a second term in office, President Obama needs to persuade voters that he is still 'one of them' – and recapture some of the charisma that helped propel him to the top four years ago.

Business School team wins world finals of CIMA Global Business Challenge

The Indivisibles, one of the two teams from the Business School that made it to the UK final of the CIMA Global Business Challenge, has been crowned the global champion.

Degree delight for local couple

Local couple James and Niamh Gale are celebrating after both graduating from the University of Exeter.

Exeter lecturers awarded for excellent teaching

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has announced that two University of Exeter lecturers have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships.

Exeter physicist bends light waves on surfboards

A University of Exeter scientist is bringing together his passions for physics and surfing with research that could inspire a host of new technologies.

Dairy cows' health and productivity set to benefit from Exeter study

University of Exeter scientists are undertaking the first ever study of its kind to investigate how the way dairy cows interact with one another impacts on their health and productivity.