University of Exeter

New play co-created with people living in the South West shows long history of LGBT loneliness in the region

A new play co-created by people living in the South West shows the long history of LGBTQIA+ loneliness and belonging in the region.

Mistreatment and marginalisation from society has meant LGBTQIA+ communities have created their own spaces for solidarity, creativity, and dialogue.

The Beat of Our Hearts , written by South West-based playwright Natalie McGrath, will be staged as part of LGBT History Month in February.

Project lead, Dr Charlotte Jones from the University of Exeter, worked with organisations and individuals in the South West to develop and stage the...

Are you Britain’s next super-matcher?

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/11/2022 - 9:58pm

The quest to discover how some people can compare or “match” the intricate details of faces, fingerprints and even firearms only by sight has taken a new, exciting twist.

While TV programs like CSI show computer algorithms performing forensic science tasks – like fingerprint-matching – they are actually performed by forensic scientists who train for many years. However, new research led by Dr Bethany Growns, a cognitive psychologist from the University of Exeter, suggests there may be ordinary people with a natural talent in this task.

In a pioneering new study, Dr...

Skateboarding helps middle-aged people navigate depression and bond with their children, study shows

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 12/28/2021 - 7:53am

Skateboarding in middle age helps people navigate depression, bond with their children and cope with personal trials, a new study shows.

Older people who take part in the sport say it has a “spiritual meaning” in their lives and boosts their wellbeing and happiness. Physical benefits are a by-product.

Skateboarding allows them access to a community and gives them an identity separate from other parts of their lives.

One reason could be because the measure of success in skateboarding is more fluid compared to other sports, and failure is seen as part of the...

Exeter to play pivotal role in new research into sustainable mineral production in the Philippines 

The University of Exeter has helped secure more than £3 million in funding to lead pioneering new research into sustainable mineral production in the Philippines.

Experts from the University of Exeter will play a pivotal role in two new projects, designed to support a green future for mining in the Philippines.

The first project, called PANAMA and receiving a total value of £1.5 million, will develop a novel approach to remediate and protect ecosystems and humans from metal pollutants so that sustainable mining can progress in the Philippines. The project is a major...

Global Extreme Medicine expert receives honorary degree

A global expert in extreme medicine has been awarded an honorary degree.

Intrepid explorer Mark Hannaford was honoured for his work in making global adventuring more accessible and safer. He is founder of Across the Divide, which works to facilitate mass participation in global adventure challenge expeditions. He also founded World Extreme Medicine, which provides remote medical training courses.

Through World Extreme Medicine, Mark has worked with the University of Exeter’s College of Medicine and Health to set up the Extreme Medicine Masters programme . It equips...

Sir Michael Barber appointed Chancellor of the University of Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/14/2021 - 12:32pm

A world-leading authority on education and public service delivery is to become the seventh Chancellor at the University of Exeter.

Sir Michael Barber, once described by Time magazine as ‘the single most influential educator on the face of the earth’ and who has been at the forefront of education and public life for more than two decades, has been appointed as the new Chancellor.

Sir Michael will take over from Lord Myners of Truro, who is stepping down after five years in the role, on January 1st 2022. Lord Myners succeeded Baroness Floella Benjamin in July 2016 and...

University of Exeter in top 10 universities investing the most in technology for students

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 12/13/2021 - 5:24pm

The education sector is undergoing a time of radical change as the COVID-19 pandemic quickly demonstrated why online education should be a part of teaching and learning.

With artificial intelligence, machine-learning, cloud computing and the wealth of other benefits technology brings to universities, new research released today by leading academic research company Ivory Research has revealed which UK universities are investing the most in technology.*

Topping the list is the Royal College of Music which invested £2,445,000 in technology over the last two academic years,...

Exeter lab manager wins Sustainability Champion Award

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 11/23/2021 - 10:58pm

A University of Exeter lab manager has been named a "Sustainability Champion" in the 2021 Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland .

Daniela Farina , who works at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall, won the staff sustainability category.

The judges said she showed "great application" and leadership, leading to results across University of Exeter labs that can also be replicated elsewhere.

The University also had three finalists in the awards, which recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges.

"Universities are...

Major boost to special partnership between the University of Exeter and Exeter City Football Club 

The University of Exeter and Exeter City Football Club have marked the continuation of their special relationship at a recent ceremony.

Having forged the unique partnership a decade ago, the University and Football Club signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday, November 11 designed to further support and benefit members of the local community.

The partnership has already created several initiatives since it began in 2011. Following the success of Dr Rachel Fenton’s (UoE Law) Intervention Initiative, the first evidence-based bystander programme for preventing...

University of Exeter signs agreement with city partners to drive economic and social change

The University of Exeter has signed a landmark Civic University Agreement with city partners – the first in the South-West – to improve opportunity, prosperity, wellbeing and the environment for local communities.

Following local consultations, Exeter City Council, the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Exeter College and the University of Exeter have set out their joint mission to drive progress in five areas:

  • Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
  • Delivering a Net Zero Exeter
  • Aspiration and Opportunity
  • Culture and Tourism
  • ...