News archive

October 2012

Cornwall students reveal what lies beneath

We will soon know more than ever before about what lies beneath the water at some of Cornwall’s top beauty spots, thanks to University of Exeter students from the Cornwall Campus.

University launches Devon writer's collection at Exeter Poetry Festival

The archive of a West Country author Ronald Duncan, who lived in north Devon all his writing life, has been acquired by the University of Exeter. 

PhD poets perform at Exeter Poetry Festival

This year’s Exeter Poetry Festival includes a bumper crop of poets and writers from the University of Exeter’s Creative Writing programme.

University of Exeter's global reputation boosted by World University Rankings

The University of Exeter has climbed to 153rd place in the 2012-13 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

University hosts Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Rt Hon Vince Cable has visited the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus.

Wellbeing Centre opens in Reed Mews

The University has launched the first ever Wellbeing Centre on campus.

Artist-in-residence celebrated through Forum exhibition

The University of Exeter is displaying new work by Pery Burge, artist-in-residence at the University’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

University of Exeter to host BBC South West Children in Need party

The Forum at the University of Exeter has been chosen to host BBC Children in Need in the South West on Friday 16 November 2012.

Breakthrough study identifies 'trauma switch'

Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School have for the first time identified the mechanism that protects us from developing uncontrollable fear.

Mars lands at University of Exeter tomorrow

Mars, Incorporated, one of the world’s leading chocolate and petcare manufacturers, is coming to the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus on 10 October to recruit for new graduate positions in China.

University celebrates Hilary Mantel

One of the country’s most distinguished living novelists, University of Exeter honorary graduate Hilary Mantel, will read from Bring Up the Bodies, sequel to her Man Booker prize-winning Wolf Hall, at the University of Exeter on 11 October. 

Traces of Algeria in France come to Exeter

An exhibition providing a snapshot of the tensions between Algeria and France is being exhibited at the University of Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.

Football scores a health hat trick for hypertensive men

Playing football (soccer) could be the best way for people with high blood pressure, known as hypertension, to improve their fitness, normalise their blood pressure and reduce their risk of stroke. 

Honorary Graduate breaks Man Booker record

Hilary Mantel CBE (Hon DLitt 2011), last night became the first British author and first woman to have won the prestigious literary award – the Man Booker Prize – twice.

Rediscovering Cornwall's rural past through storytelling

A new project working with communities and primary schools to explore and rediscover Cornwall’s rural past through storytelling has been given the go ahead.

New report by Exeter academic identifies connection between brain injury and crime in young people

Psychology Professor Huw Williams has authored a major new report, published today, on the impact that acquired brain injuries can have on young people in childhood.

Alumni from eight decades celebrate boathouse opening

The University of Exeter’s new Boathouse was officially opened on Saturday 13 October.

University of Exeter Chancellor receives prestigious award

Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE DL, actress, author, politician and University Chancellor, has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to children’s television and championing of the arts.

University academic works with manufacturing giant on project to influence consumer recycling behaviour

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) recently announced the details of a new project led by Dr Stewart Barr in Geography which will try to understand household recycling behaviours.

Twitter principles of social networking increase family success in nesting birds

New research carried out by scientists at Universities  in Exeter, France and Switzerland reveals for the first time the importance of social networking in producing a successful family.

Research to reveal route to affordable, secure and sustainable energy

What is the best way for people in the UK to have access to affordable, secure and sustainable energy?

Opportunities Week inspires with the best of research

Opportunities week arrives at the University of Exeter from 29 October – 2 November.

Exeter Scientists key to creating one of UK's greenest schools

Scientists at the University of Exeter have been heavily involved in developing a school which is in the national top ten for energy efficiency.

Medical School attracts impressive application numbers for first cohort

The University of Exeter Medical School has received nearly 15 applications for every place on its first medical degree programme which starts in 2013.

Medieval manuscripts to get technological makeover

The world’s largest collection of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) poetry may soon be available on a smart device App, as part of a project initiated by the University of Exeter.

Theatre performance turns back the tide

A play that looks at the metaphorical connections between coastal erosion and memory loss provides the basis for the latest play by University of Exeter Senior Drama Lecturer Rebecca Loukes’ award winning company, RedCape Theatre.

New show celebrates failure through dark humour

A new performance by a University of Exeter Drama lecturer that is somewhere between stand-up comedy and theatre is being performed at the Bikeshed Theatre, Exeter 30 October to 3 November.

American academic to assess impact of Frankenstorm

An American scientist at the University of Exeter is assessing the impact of the mega storm resulting from Hurricane Sandy as it rips through his homeland.