University of Exeter

Entrepreneurs event at Exeter University

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:08am

Entrepreneurs can pitch ideas about a new concept or product and begin creating their own business at an event, later this month in Exeter.

Startup Weekend, a 54-hour event, will help people develop solutions and ideas that have the potential to make a positive difference to society.

The weekend takes place from 17 to 19 November 2017 at University of Exeter’s Business School and is open to anyone with a novel product, idea or code - with the drive to turn their ideas into a startup business.

Teams will be supported to build a product or service and then present...

Tales and imagery of life with dementia captured on Exeter allotment

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:21am

People whose lives have been affected by dementia have worked with well-known professional artists to create insightful images and poems that capture some of their experiences, to form a new book.

The project involved people with dementia and their partners who are part of Age UK Exeter’s Budding Friends project and who spend time together on the charity’s allotment or at a local art studio. The members of Budding Friends were involved in creative workshops with photographer Ian Beesley, cartoonist Tony Husband and poet Ian McMillan. Together, they created “The Allotment of Time”,...

Aspirin reduces risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/29/2017 - 2:52pm

Taking a low-dose aspirin before bed can reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia, which can cause premature birth and, in extreme cases, maternal and foetal death.

A trial, led by Professor Kypros Nicolaides, Professor of Foetal Medicine at King’s College London, Dr Liona Poon of King’s College, London with Professor David Wright of the University of Exeter, found that administering low-dose aspirin (150 mg) led to a 62% reduction in the rate of pre-term preeclampsia, resulting in delivery before 37 weeks.

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found an 82%...

Exeter’s teaching excellence officially recognised as ‘gold standard’

The University of Exeter’s commitment to providing world-class teaching has been recognised with the award of a “Gold” rating in the first national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment.

The University is one of 43 Higher Education Institutions to be recognised as offering gold standard teaching, learning and student and student outcomes in the TEF assessment, published today (June 22 2017).

The prestigious gold rating has been given in recognition of Exeter’s strong commitment to delivering outstanding teaching quality, a top class learning environment and...

£2m for University of Exeter to revolutionise dementia care research

Alzheimer’s Society has announced (Tuesday 20 June) that it has committed almost £2million to the University of Exeter, as part of its biggest-ever single investment in dementia care research.

The research grant will be invested over five years and will enable expert researchers at the University of Exeter to create a ‘Centre of Excellence’. The Centre will focus on improving quality of life for people with dementia and boost the number of researchers working in the dementia care field.

Alzheimer’s Society Head of Research Development, Colin Capper, said: “Dementia is set...

‘Good vibrations’ no longer needed for speakers as new research encourages graphene to talk

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 05/27/2017 - 9:43pm

A pioneering new technique that encourages the wonder material graphene to “talk” could revolutionise the global audio and telecommunications industries.

Researchers from the University of Exeter have devised a ground-breaking method to use graphene to generate complex and controllable sound signals. In essence, it combines speaker, amplifier and graphic equaliser into a chip the size of a thumbnail.

Traditional speakers mechanically vibrate to produce sound, with a moving coil or membrane pushing the air around it back and forth. It is a bulky technology that has hardly...

Rainbow flags flying with Pride at University of Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/11/2017 - 12:14pm

Rainbow flags are flying at the University of Exeter’s campuses this week as staff and students mark Exeter Pride.

The University is a key sponsor of the event, which celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) communities and is honouring the occasion through proudly flying the emblem and hosting a Pride on Campus event to raise awareness of the staff and student LGBTQ+ networks.

A giant rainbow flag has been wrapped around the inside of the University’s Forum building, and they are also flying outside the Washington Singer building on the Streatham campus...

Students raise £2,000 for Fringe show in just four days

Authored by Jack Dryden
Posted: Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:52am

Students from Shotgun Theatre, the University of Exeter’s award-winning musical theatre society, have raised over £2,000 for their Edinburgh Fringe show in just four days. Following a sell-out run in Exeter last November, the group are running a crowdfunding campaign to cover the cost of performing the musical ‘Godspell’ at the festival this August.

Since launching their appeal last Sunday evening their high profile campaign video has racked up over 3,500 views on Facebook alone. Joe Miller, director of the show and one of the team featured in the clip, is delighted. “We’ve been...

Online Masters Degrees launched by Exeter University

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:40am

Leading UK Higher Education institution The University of Exeter and Keypath Education, the global specialists in online higher education, have announced a new ten-year partnership that will see the University provide a range of online Masters Degrees to UK and international students.

The partnership will initially see the creation of online MSc programmes in Finance & Management, International Business, and Marketing.

The online courses will be provided by the University of Exeter’s Business School, one of a select group of Schools to be accredited by EQUIS, the...

Exeter Bioscientist honoured at House of Commons

A Biosciences expert from the University of Exeter is celebrating after being honoured as one of an exclusive group of leading entrepreneurs, at a special ceremony at the House of Commons.

Dr Olivia Champion was named amongst the top 50 entrepreneurs by world leading university business incubator, SETsquared, at the celebratory event in London on Wednesday, March 29 2017.

Olivia was selected for the her pioneering spin-out company, BioSystems Technology, which she co-founded with fellow Exeter professor, Richard Titball.

They developed a proprietary method for...