University of Exeter

Exeter education expert awarded MBE

Debra Myhill, Professor of Education at the University of Exeter has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for her leadership of the Secondary PGCE programme and the Centre for Research in Writing.

The fields of language and literacy are Professor Myhill’s main areas of expertise, with a focus on the teaching of writing, gender and literacy, and talk. Her research is conducted collaboratively with colleagues in the Centre for Research in Writing. Their most recent research has looked at the role of grammar in the teaching and learning of writing, with a focus on...

Hospiscare talks on dying and grief

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Wed, 06/10/2015 - 8:46am

Hospiscare, the local charity, which runs Exeter’s hospice will be giving talks this month at the University of Exeter about dying and grief.

Everybody is welcome to attend the talk, from professionals working in these areas, to members of the public interested in finding out more.

Hospiscare’s education team leader David Rainbow will be giving the talks. The first talk on Monday 15 June, 2pm-4pm, at Reed Hall, is entitled: Why is it so difficult to talk about death and dying?

This will be a chance to share any concerns and fears we may have about having...

Exeter ranked one of the top 10 UK universities

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:26pm

The University of Exeter has been ranked as one of the top 10 UK universities in the influential Guardian University Guide 2016.

Exeter is now in the top 10 of all the main UK higher education league tables – the first time such an accolade has been achieved - as well as being ranked in the top one per cent of institutions globally.

The latest league table ranks Exeter ninth out of 119 UK higher education institutions.

The guide is accompanied by rankings showing how universities perform across the main subject areas. Universities are ranked according to a number of...

Climate engineering may save coral reefs

Geoengineering of the climate may be the only way to save coral reefs from mass bleaching, according to new research.

Coral reefs are considered one of the most vulnerable ecosystems to future climate change due to rising sea surface temperatures and ocean acidification, which is caused by higher atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide.

Mass coral bleaching, which can lead to coral mortality, is predicted to occur far more frequently over the coming decades, due to the stress exerted by higher seawater temperatures.

Scientists believe that, even under the most...

Exeter students amongst happiest in UK

The University of Exeter has maintained its position in the top ten in the UK in the prestigious Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014, appearing in eighth position. It also places students at the University the most satisfied in the South West region.

Students rated their institutions in the 21 categories that matter most to them, from the quality of staff and lectures to social life and accommodation.

The close partnership working that the University enjoys with the Students’ Guild in Exeter and FXU in Cornwall no doubt contributed to the overall score....

Top award for Exeter genomic medicine expert

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:49pm

A leading light in genetic diabetes research has been awarded a prestigious national award for outstanding scientists.

Professor Sian Ellard, at the University of Exeter Medical School, has secured a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.

Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the scheme aims to provide universities with additional support to enable them to attract science talent from overseas and retain respected UK scientists of outstanding achievement and potential.

Professor Ellard, who is...

Parish Maps: Reflecting on the Legacy - 17 April-16 July

Event Date: 
17/04/2015 - 9:00am to 16/07/2015 - 4:45pm
Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW), Innovation Centre, Rennes Drive, University of Exeter, EX4 4RN

Exhibited here together for the first time are English, Scottish, Northern Irish, Italian, Latvian and American maps. How do we articulate our care for familiar places?

University of Exeter Chancellor to step down

It was announced today (2 March) that Winter Graduation 2016 in the University’s Diamond Jubilee year, will be the last to be presided over by Baroness Benjamin OBE DL after ten fantastic years as Chancellor.

Baroness Benjamin said: “One of my main and most enjoyable duties as Chancellor has been attending graduation and being able to personally greet each and every student. During the last nine years, this has been exceptionally important to me and it has been a pleasure and a privilege to meet so many wonderful young people and do my best to inspire them. Due to the incredible...

Oliver Raymond-Barker comes to CCANW

Event Date: 
28/03/2015 - 6:00pm to 16/04/2015 - 5:30pm
Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW), Innovation Centre, Rennes Drive, University of Exeter, EX4 4RN

CCANW presents three distinctive yet intertwining projects from Oliver Raymond-Barker, including an original look at Natural Alchemy - a project produced as Creative Affiliate at The University of Exeter’s Environment & Sustainability Institute during 2013-14.

Art branches out at Exeter University

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/05/2015 - 10:37am

A fascinating and unusual new artwork has been added to the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus, in the form of a sculpture wound around the branch of a tree and suspended in mid-air. The sculpture, entitled White Entwined, was created by Devon artist Deborah Duffin. Organic in shape, it hangs from the tree like huge exotic flower, fading from pink to white and is made from a multitude of wire collected over many years. Duffin often uses recycled materials in her work and observes the natural world to inform her creative process. The explanation for her interest in creating a sculpture...