University of Exeter

Success for Rokk Media at Big Bang South West 2014

Authored by RokkMedia
Posted: Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:15pm

The South West’s leading scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians were recently brought together for the Big Bang South West 2014 Fair, held at the University of Exeter on Thursday the 26th June 2014.

Designed to provide an innovative careers event, the fair aimed to introduce young students to the wide variety of careers available across Scientific, Engineering and Mathematical disciplines. The young technologists and scientists of the future were treated to an enjoyable day featuring elements of theatre blended with immersive learning experiences.

The fair...

Exeter schools make noise at The Big Bang

Exeter’s next generation of scientists, creators and technologists were rewarded for their ingenuity with a string of prizes at The Big Bang South West awards ceremony last week.

The annual fair, which showcases STEM projects from schools and colleges across the west country and offers winners the chance to compete for major national awards, was held for the fourth year running at University of Exeter on Thursday 26 June.

And, following a day of intense competition, with 130 projects from 450 students being judged by a panel of 85 experts, schools and colleges from the...

Event Exeter is changing

Authored by eventexeter
Posted: Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:00am

Event Exeter at the University of Exeter has improved its customer communication, in recognition of today’s fast-paced, ever changing events market.

With 72% of tablet owners purchasing online every week, websites now need to be not only responsive, but they have to provide relevant information, availability, answers to questions and the opportunity for customers to tell the supplier just what they think. It is estimated that by 2020 over 50,000,000,000 devices will be connected to the internet.

The new Event Exeter website offers a one stop shop for information and...

Exeter students protest disability cuts

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Fri, 06/06/2014 - 10:35am

Students from University of Exeter are taking part in a day of action today in order to protest against controversial cuts they believe could “disproportionally impact” students with disabilities. Exeter students are joining with students from universities across England to protest as part of a national campaign led by the National Union of Students (NUS) against cuts to the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). The DSA cuts come under plans the government say will “modernise” the allowance and see individual universities pay more towards supporting students with disabilities. In a statement...

Exeter hosts Devon Games to Inspire 2014

The Devon Games to Inspire 2014 (DGTI) will be held on Saturday 14 June at the Sports Park in Exeter on the University of Exeter Campus.

The games provide the opportunity for young people to compete in 11 sports and activities to win individual medals and gain points which will go towards the overall trophy for their area team.

The event which is part of the national Sainsbury’s School Games programme and it is expected that over 800 young people will take part from across the county.

In addition the event provides an opportunity for young volunteers from Devon’s...

Table cricket competition a big hit!

It was a boundary busting day of cricket as school teams from across the South West went head to head for the Table Cricket regional finals on 15 May.

Over 60 children flocked to the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Devon Cricket Centre, on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus, for the event to play a specially adapted version of the sport which gives those with severe physical or learning disabilities the opportunity to compete.

Devon Cricket Development Officer Steve Pritchard helped to bring the event to Exeter for the first time and was thrilled with how it went, he...

New facility to revolutionise University golf programme

Golf in the South West has received a boost this month as Exeter golfers past and present celebrated the official opening of the Vic Ambler Golf Centre on 15 May.

The event, at the University’s Streatham campus officially unveiled the new, purpose-built, short-game practice area at the Sports Park which will offer golfers from across the region the latest golf green technology.

Designed by market leaders Tour Greens Europe, the 50m x 30m area can’t fail to impress, featuring a 250m2 Pro-tour standard practice green, 120m2 putting green, and two golf zones.


The best way to rid a garden of snails

Gardeners wanting to rid their spring flowerbeds of pesky snails can ditch the beer traps and egg shells and instead develop a strong throwing arm. This is according to a new study published today, 16 May, in the journal Physica Scripta, which has used statistical models to show that removing snails out of the garden by a distance of over 20 metres or more is just as effective as simply killing the snails. According to the researchers, from Queen Mary University of London and The University of Exeter, their results prove that snails are part of larger colonies that live in the garden, and...

Exeter secures AstraZeneca partnership

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:00am

The University of Exeter has announced a unique collaboration with the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, to conduct research into the effectiveness and safety of cutting-edge drugs.

The new partnership is hoped to reinforce Exeter’s burgeoning reputation as a world-leader in (eco) toxicological research as well as provide a significant boost for the South West economy, by securing a number of highly-skilled jobs on the University’s Streatham Campus and keeping valuable scientific knowledge within the region.

As well as studying the effects that potential new drugs, designed...

Academics' key climate change report

Academics from Geography at the University of Exeter have played an important role in The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s most recent report.

This second part of the IPCC’s assessment considers how the changing climate impacts on people and the natural world and suggests options for how to deal with these issues through adapting the economy, infrastructure and society.

The report is the culmination of three years of work by more than 300 authors from 70 countries, reporting in almost 2000 pages.

The report assesses the sensitivity and adaptability...