News archive

March 2012

First Spring Enterprise Week hatched

A new series of events including ‘Introduction to Entrepreneurship’ workshops, HMRC drop-in sessions and a full business planning and simulation day.

Over £5.7m to support groundbreaking research in Devon

Over £5.7 million will be invested in NHS Clinical Research Facilities to understand disease process and assist development of new treatments to benefit patients in Devon.

The tales top bosses tell to keep ahead of the game

Top bosses are expert storytellers who tell versions of the same four stories to keep ahead of the game, experts have found.

Community Legal Helpdesk takes to the streets in fundraiser

Law academics and students from the University of Exeter will take to the streets of Exeter on Friday 9 March, for a fundraising walk to support the student-led Community Legal Helpdesk based at Exeter County Court.

March is International Sport Month

The University of Exeter has launched its first ever International Sports Month this March.

Discoveries boost region's reputation for environmental research

New discoveries from the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute will boost the region’s reputation for world-class research.

Local people share experiences of depression at University launch event

Local people will share their experiences of depression when the University of Exeter’s Mood Disorders Centre opens its doors to the public on Saturday 31 March.

University of Exeter to join Russell Group

The University of Exeter is delighted to announce that it has accepted an invitation to join the Russell Group of leading research-led universities.

University team to lead project to safeguard Ascension Island's wildlife

A University of Exeter team will deliver an ambitious programme to protect the unique flora and fauna of Ascension Island.

Aerial survey reveals Exmoor's rare peatlands as never seen before

An unmanned aircraft has captured hundreds of images of Exmoor’s peatlands, revealing the condition of this rare environment as never seen before.

Exeter professor contributes to national literacy debate

An academic from the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education has contributed to a national debate on how we can improve literacy among school children.

Bilingual education works – if you do your homework

More schools should consider adopting bilingual education for part of their teaching, according to a language education expert from the University of Exeter.

Marine Protected Areas are keeping turtles safe

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are providing sea turtles with an ideal habitat for foraging and may be keeping them safe from the threats of fishing.

Innovation Centre hosts ‘some of the most upwardly mobile small firms in the country’ says BBC

A new report, commissioned by the BBC and produced by Experian, has placed Exeter in the top 10 in England for businesses that show high potential.

University wins national Employability Award

At the recent Graduate Development Awards, the University of Exeter was voted the winner of the prestigious ‘Preparation for Work’ Award (Higher Education) by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR).

Teaching Awards - shortlist announced

Now in their third year, the Students Guild Teaching Awards have smashed all previous records receiving 2,021 individual nominations for 636 individual members of staff.

Students host International Mining Games 2012

From ‘Jackleg Drilling’ and ‘Hand Steeling’, through to the Swede Saw, male and female competitors will be going back to the days of our industrial heritage, to pit their skills against the best of the rest.

New £3.6 million mood disorders research facility opens its doors

The South West region is set to benefit from a new £3.6 million building dedicated to researching treatments for mood disorders such as depression and Bipolar Disorder.

Exeter Guild wins gold for Olympics support

The University of Exeter Students’ Guild has been awarded Gold accreditation for its work in supporting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Exeter team to adapt weather forecasting for Exoplanets

A University of Exeter team is adapting the UK Met Office’s weather and climate model to study the atmospheric properties of planets orbiting other stars.

The Queen to officially open the Forum

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will visit the University of Exeter on Wednesday 2 May 2012, as part of the Diamond Jubilee Tour.