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Exeter University student Niamh O'Riordan-Mitchell volunteers in the Children’s Hospice South West charity shop in Sidwell Street, Exeter. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

Why volunteering is so much more than just another string to your university bow

Authored by AndyCHSW
Posted: Tue, 02/12/2019 - 3:29pm
Giving something back offers more than just a feel-good factor. For university students in a new town, lending a helping hand is also a great way to make friends, learn new skills and help their CV stand out from the crowd in a busy jobs market. Volunteering can also provide a welcome break from academia and add an extra dimension to the stereotypical university experience. So to mark Student Volunteering Week 2019, from February 11-17, we spoke to second year Exeter University art history student Niamh O'Riordan-Mitchell about why she volunteers her time at Children’s Hospice South West’s...

Over-60s needed for memory study

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/30/2018 - 9:35am

People aged over 60 who suffer minor memory problems are needed for a new study at the University of Exeter.

Memory decline is common as people age and – although it usually isn’t a sign of serious medical issues – many people find it stressful and worrying.

Exeter researchers are trying to understand the factors that influence whether people experience worry or distress when they have memory lapses.

The results could help identify ways to help people who experience lapses but do not have a diagnosable memory impairment.

“This is an exciting project that...

Exeter researchers take on 350 mile cycle challenge to defeat dementia

A team of six passionate dementia researchers from the University of Exeter are uniting against dementia and cycling 350 miles from London to Paris in a bid to raise £12,000 for the charity Alzheimer’s Society.

The team will embark on their challenge on 19 July this year with a view to arriving in Paris, and crossing the Tour de France finish on the Champs D'Elysee, four days later.

Most of the team were not regular cyclists – but they are now building up to take on a gruelling 100 miles per day in the saddle for four days straight, to raise money for a cause close to all...

Exeter medicine students visit Cuba for insight into international health delivery

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/11/2017 - 8:34pm

Medicine students at the University of Exeter Medical School have travelled to Cuba to get an insight into how the country delivers high quality healthcare on a tight budget.

The Year 3 students, based at the Medical School’s Exeter and Truro campuses, travelled to the Caribbean island to discover how the Communist country’s health outcomes are among the best in the world, despite operating on a much lower budget. The trip also involved students from the University of South Florida.

Dr Nicki Saulsbury, Academic Director of International Education at the University of Exeter...

University of Exeter prepare to defending national rugby title

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:36pm

The University of Exeter Men’s rugby team are making their final preparations ahead of defending their status as the best student team in the country.

Exeter’s 1st XV will travel to the iconic Twickenham stadium, home to the RFU and England Rugby, to take their place in the final of student sport’s most prestigious competition.

They will compete against Hartpury College in the prestigious British University and College Sports (BUCS) Rugby Union Championship Final on Thursday, March 30.

The players will be looking to secure a second successive victory in the...

Former footballer brings mental health campaign to the city

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 09/16/2016 - 8:36pm

Former professional footballer turned campaigner Clarke Carlisle met experts who help to keep people in the South West safe and well at an event held to discuss how they can tackle male suicide and mental health problems.

It is hoped that the event will lead to better mental health support for men in the future.

The meeting, organised by University of Exeter historian Dr Ali Haggett, Active Devon and Exeter City Football in the Community, was designed to encourage charities and others who currently help men to work more closely together and discuss what works. They hope...

£1.5m to train tomorrow’s scientists and engineers

The Government is investing £1.5 million in the University of Exeter, to train the next generation of innovators in physical science subjects.

The cash boost will contribute towards funding up to 22 additional PhD studentships, offering sector-leading training and development alongside Exeter’s outstanding facilities and resources. The studentships will be within the key discipline areas of Physics, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.

The money has come via the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and is part of a £167 million investment...

Exeter experts receive €700k grant to study the future security of water, food and energy provision

Researchers from the University of Exeter are leading a pioneering international research project to deliver new guidance for governments to safeguard long-term provision of crucial natural resources.

Experts from Exeter’s Centre for Water Systems and Energy Policy Group are collaborating on the key research project, which aims to investigate how policy makers can develop strategies to meet the challenges that climate change could have on water, food and energy provision.

The team have been awarded a substantial grant worth €700k by the European Commission for the H2020...

Expert help for business professionals in Exeter

Professionals can understand trends and issues affecting businesses in the South West and globally through masterclasses run at the University of Exeter.

Those attending the Business Insights 2020 masterclasses can network with industry experts and leading academics. The masterclasses are run by academics from the One Planet MBA at the University of Exeter’s Business School and senior business practitioners with relevant industry experience in partnership with the Devon and Cornwall Business Council (DCBC).

They are designed to help those who attend reconsider their...

The Queen gives Royal Charter to Exeter Uni

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 12/24/2015 - 11:48am

The University of Exeter has received a royal message of congratulations from Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of 60 years of heritage and success.

The message is an integral part of the celebrations to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II presenting the Royal Charter to the University - marking the official recognition of university status for Exeter, on Monday, 21 December.

Her Majesty said: “I would like to congratulate staff and students, both past and present, on what you have achieved together in the sixty years since the Royal...