News archive

September 2012

Former senior army official gives personal reflections on strategic leadership in Iraq

The Director for the new Strategy and Security Institute at the University of Exeter, Lt Gen (Retd) Sir Paul Newton is the key speaker at the University’s Business Leaders Forum on Thursday 6 September.

Firefighters to join the Exeter 10,000

Firefighters from Devon and Somerset Fire Service Red Watch have taken part in the Exeter 10,000 project, run by the National Institute for Health Research Exeter Clinical Research Facility (CRF), University of Exeter Medical School (formerly Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry). 

Children’s role and influence on family justice system debated

6 September 2012

The family justice system is currently going through major change and the role of children in the legal process forms the focus of a series of debates, lectures and workshops at the University of Exeter.

Blanket bogs need protection from climate change

Blanket bogs, which provide vital habitats for a unique range of plants, birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians, are at risk of declining as a result of climate change.

Exeter academics contribute to arts-science debate

Artists, scientists and policy makers will come together at the third Creative Coast Forum event at the University of Exeter on 10 September.

University of Exeter among world's top 200

The University of Exeter is one of the top 200 universities in the world, according to the largest and most extensive international league table, the QS World University Rankings.

University of Exeter becomes newest member of RLUK

Research Libraries UK (RLUK) has welcomed the University of Exeter as its latest member.

Long menopause allows killer whales to care for adult sons

Scientists have found the answer to why female killer whales have the longest menopause of any non-human species - to care for their adult sons.

University shortlisted for four Green Gown Awards

The University of Exeter and Students’ Guild have demonstrated significant steps in improving their sustainability performance over the past four years.

Aeronautical engineering takes off for South West teens

Having already successfully hosted three Future Engineers’ events, Flybe and the University of Exeter were again the centre of attention for the aviation-themed event on Thursday 13 September.

Exeter engineer awarded prestigious fellowship

Professor Zoran Kapelan of the University of Exeter has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the International Water Association (IWA).

Exeter research reveals winning ingredient that can’t be beet

Athletes competing this summer have benefited from an unlikely ingredient to fuel their Olympic and Paralympic success.

Pesticides not yet proven guilty of causing honeybee declines

The impact of crop pesticides on honeybee colonies is unlikely to cause colony collapse, according to a paper in the journal Science.

Exeter scientist discovers UK's rarest bat in East Devon

University of Exeter scientist Dr Fiona Mathews has discovered one of Britain’s rarest mammals living in East Devon.

Vice-Chancellor appointed new Chair of UCAS Board

Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter, has been appointed Chair of the UCAS Board.

University of Exeter students among UK’s happiest

University of Exeter students are among the most satisfied in the UK with their university, according to this year’s National Student Survey.

University of Exeter is The Sunday Times University of the Year

The University of Exeter has been named University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013.