University of Exeter

Learn about Ukraine’s spectacular culture and language at new University of Exeter course

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Posted: Wed, 04/13/2022 - 10:22pm

People can learn about Ukraine’s spectacular culture and language at a new University of Exeter course.

It will be led by Iryna Ilnytska, originally from Ukraine, and is designed to help people begin to communicate in Ukrainian.

Iryna, a trained opera singer, studied at Kyiv Linguistic University, Zurich University and Music Academy in Milan. A few years ago, she started organising and performing in classical concerts in Devon to introduce Ukrainian music to the county.

Iryna said: “I have cherished the idea of teaching the Ukrainian language in Devon for a few...

Students from The University of Exeter advance to the final of Keyloop’s 2022 Dealer Tech Competition

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Posted: Wed, 03/09/2022 - 4:55pm

Team ‘ExeTerminators’ from The University of Exeter received £1,000 along with all 10 additional semi-finalists, and move forward to Keyloop’s grand final

March 2022: Keyloop, the global automotive technology company, has announced the individual university winners of the second annual Keyloop Dealer Tech competition. Over 1,000 students from leading universities registered their interest in the competition.

4 students; Barnaby Gill, Ryan Storey, Oskar Oramus and Isaac Cheng from The University of Exeter formed the team ‘ExeTerminators’. Their idea was to create a web...

Mental health impact of Covid still being felt, study finds

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Posted: Sat, 03/05/2022 - 6:00pm

The deterioration in people’s mental health linked to COVID-19 is showing no sign of returning to pre-pandemic levels, a new study finds.

Researchers from the University of Exeter Business School and the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow used the UK Household Longitudinal Study to compare the mental health of more than 10,000 UK individuals.

They found that on average mental distress in the height of the pandemic in April 2020 was 11 percent higher than it was before the pandemic in 2017-19.

But in March 2021, amid the vaccine roll-out and...

UK biodiversity renewal project to revive nature and communities receives £10 million investment

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Posted: Mon, 02/21/2022 - 10:38pm

Researchers at the University of Exeter have received £10 million to investigate and tackle biodiversity loss in the UK through partnerships and community action.

The ‘Renewing biodiversity through a people-in-nature approach’ (RENEW) project will work with landowners, businesses, and communities to restore woodlands, wetlands and farmland across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The project will put people at the centre of action on biodiversity renewal and build expertise across different sectors and communities to address the environment and climate...

New funding awarded to researchers at the University of Exeter for pioneering osteoporosis research

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Posted: Sun, 02/20/2022 - 10:28pm

The Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) has announced the successful applicants of its largest ever research grants round , after reviewing a record number of applications.

Half of women and one fifth of men will break a bone due to osteoporosis. The charity’s research grants programme aims to change that, by offering researchers at various stages in their careers the opportunity to apply for funding that will allow them to undertake pioneering research and improve our understanding of osteoporosis.

One of the successful applicants from this year’s research grant round, Dr...

Three Exeter researchers win Discovery Fellowships

Three University of Exeter researchers have been awarded prestigious Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Discovery Fellowships.

BBSRC awards the fellowships to early-career researchers with the "potential to become a future research leader" .

The Exeter researchers are Dr Jasmine Ono of the Environment and Sustainability Institute , Dr Luis Yanez Guerra of the Living Systems Institute , and Dr Jane Usher of the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology.

Dr Usher's work focusses on the human fungal pathogen Candida glabrata , which can cause...

Applications open for Creative Fellowships 2021-22 Artists Callout

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Posted: Mon, 02/07/2022 - 10:31pm

Arts and Culture University of Exeter is inviting applications from creative practitioners for a Creative Fellowship that will run March-June 2022. This will be a 4-5 week exploratory placement, working in an interdisciplinary context. The Creative Fellowships are open to practitioners of any artform, including visual, digital, sound and performing arts, craft, design, film, literature, music and beyond. Rather than being a residency, these opportunities are described as placements. The creative practitioner is a peer, opening up new approaches and conversations with the University hosts...

Exeter expert secures place among world's "most inspiring" engineers

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Posted: Mon, 01/31/2022 - 11:13pm

One of the University of Exeter’s most eminent and distinguished engineers has been celebrated as being amongst the world’s most influential academics in his field.

Professor Ken Evans, a leading expert in Materials Engineering, features in a new prominent list of the most inspiring engineers and technologists, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

The campaign features 95 of the most illustrious experts from across the globe, both past and present, who have made a “significant impact” through their work.

Professor Evans features alongside...

Turf cutting ceremony celebrates start of construction on a £30m water research centre in Exeter

Last week, on Friday 21 January 2022, a turf cutting ceremony took place on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus, to mark the beginning of construction of a pioneering new facility for the Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW) , a partnership between the University of Exeter and South West Water.

Part funded by a £10.5M UKRPIF grant from Research England and investment from both partners, CREWW will be the first purpose built, transdisciplinary research centre in the water sector, building on many years of collaboration and representing a step...

University of Exeter appoints new Chair of governing body

The University of Exeter has announced that Quentin Woodley is to be the new Chair of Council, the University’s governing body, and Pro-Chancellor with effect from 1 August 2022.

An experienced board chair with a background in finance, investment and strategy, Quentin was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, the international strategy consulting firm, for many years. In addition, he has formerly served as Vice Pro Chancellor (Deputy Chair of Council) at the University of Leeds. He currently chairs the boards of several large defined benefit pension schemes.