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Research to investigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic on family carers 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/16/2020 - 10:34am

The experience of family carers during the COVID-19 pandemic will be explored in a series of weekly interviews conducted over the next 3 months. 

Exeter student hailed as “the next Spielberg” 

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:37am

A University of Exeter student is already making a big impact in the film industry as the UK’s youngest feature film director, with an acclaimed film critic labelling him as “the next Steven Spielberg.”

At 18 years-old, second year history student, Elliott Hasler, is currently the UK’s youngest feature film director.

Elliott was just 16 when he released his first feature film, which he completed over three years whilst studying for his GCSEs.

Exeter experts awarded prestigious Institute of Physics medals

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 07/02/2019 - 4:31pm

Two physicists from the University of Exeter have received prestigious national awards in recognition of their long-standing, pioneering research.

Professor Bill Barnes and Professor Gilles Chabrier have received notable prizes from the Institute of Physics, announced today.

Professor Barnes has been named as the 2019 winner of the Thomas Young Medal, while Professor Chabrier has been awarded the Fred Hoyle Medal.

Image: Sophie Hedges

Honeybee mite raises bumblebee virus risk

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 06/15/2019 - 3:31pm

A mite that spreads a dangerous virus among honeybees also plays an indirect role in infecting wild bumblebees, new research shows.

The Varroa destructor mite lives on honeybees and can spread deformed wing virus (DWV) throughout the hive.

The mite has emerged as a parasite of Western honeybees, after switching from its original host, the Asian honeybee at the beginning of the last century. It has since spread globally through the man-made movement of infested honeybee hives and has turned into a viral vector.

Nobel Peace Prize winner shares inspirational story of bringing democracy to Tunisia

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/27/2019 - 1:44pm

Nobel Prize winner and influential African businesswoman Ouided Bouchamaoui spoke about her extraordinary role bringing democracy to Tunisia during a visit to the University of Exeter.

Madame Bouchamaoui is a member of the Tunisian Dialogue Quartet, a group awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015 following the events of the Jasmine Revolution in the country in 2011.

Prior to this Madame Bouchamaoui enjoyed a prominent career in business, leading the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade, and Handicrafts.

Exeter University Footlights present OKLAHOMA!

Authored by MFreeman
Posted: Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:57am

Footlights is Exeter University’s largest Musical Theatre society, now in its 32nd year. Each year, we strive to create show-stopping student productions to a professional standard. Following four consecutive sell-out shows at Exeter’s Northcott Theatre (West Side Story; Evita; The Phantom of the Opera; The Producers; Singin’ In The Rain), we are now looking forward to our 2018 Northcott production of the legendary Oklahoma!

Exeter University Footlights present OKLAHOMA!

Event Date: 
23/01/2019 - 7:30pm to 26/01/2019 - 10:00pm
Exeter Northcott Theatre

Footlights, the University of Exeter’s biggest musical theatre society that brought you The Phantom of the Opera (2016), The Producers (2017) and Singin’ in the Rain (2018) are proud to present OKLAHOMA! – an illustrious classic propelled by love, community and integrity.

Based on Lynn Riggs’ Green Grow the Lilacs, this harmonically rich and wildly symphonic blend of ballet, ballad and barn dance is a musical that takes an unblinking look at a community trapped in the American economic and social underclass.

First Medicine students graduate from Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:14am

The University of Exeter Medical School celebrated a major milestone on July 17, when its first Medical students graduated.

The cohort of 88 students has now completed the five year Medicine programme, and marked their outstanding achievement before moving on to the next phase of their training within the NHS.

Medicine graduate Luke Tester said: “I’m ready to graduate today. It’s been a culmination of five years of hard work. It’s been a team journey between students, peers and staff and today is a celebration for all of us.”

Former Home Secretary, legendary journalist and record-breaking sailor among University of Exeter honorary graduates

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 07/17/2018 - 9:19am

A former Home Secretary, an LGBT campaigner, the leader of the first all-female crew to cross the Pacific and a legendary journalist are among those being given honorary degrees by the University of Exeter.

The Right Honourable Alan Johnson, Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, rower Laura Penhaul and John Simpson CBE, the BBC’s World Affairs Editor, will join leading figures from the world of science, sport, health and literature whose achievements will be recognised during graduation ceremonies in Exeter and Truro.

Guardian award for policy-changing research on microplastic pollution

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 05/06/2018 - 9:54pm

Research that revealed the devastating impact that microplastic pollution could have on the health of humans and wildlife has won a Guardian University Award.

A University of Exeter team led by Professor Tamara Galloway last night won the Research Impact category at a ceremony in London. The team was praised for work on the global impact of micro and nanoplastics – small plastic particles less than 1mm in length - which are increasingly contaminating the natural environment.