University of Exeter

University students set to raise funds for Exmouth RNLI

Students from the University of Exeter have plans to set up a fundraising branch on campus for their local lifeboat station. In addition, two other groups from the University already have events planned at the end of March specifically to support the launch and recovery vehicle appeal at Exmouth RNLI.

It is hoped that, with enough support, a branch can be established that will both raise the profile of the RNLI among the University population, as well as raising funds. Community Fundraising Manager for the South West, Frances Warren comments:

"We are delighted students at...

See films in a new way with Screen Talks at Exeter Picturehouse

Great films and great debates are the basis of ‘Screen Talks’, linking University of Exeter academics and the public through a programme of talks and film screenings at Exeter Picturehouse.

The aim of these special screenings is to prompt audiences to see a chosen film in a new way. Each screening includes a brief introduction to the film, and time for an informal discussion with audiences afterwards in the Picturehouse bar. By introducing a film like Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ from an expert in Film Studies or exploring Dustin Hoffman’s character in ‘Rain Man’ from a Medical History...

Xpression FM to host charity football match

Authored by Simosloth
Posted: Thu, 03/07/2013 - 5:57pm

The second annual Xpression FM Charity football match is taking place on Sunday 17 March.

The match is being held on the Rubber crumb at the University of Exeter Sports Park and will feature a team of pundits from the University’s radio station taking on a team of University staff including lecturers and SABBs.

The event will raise money for the Adam Stansfield Foundation, a local charity set up in honour of the former Exeter city striker who tragically died of bowel cancer in 2010.

The foundation aims to promote a healthy lifestyle for children across Devon,...

Xpression FM Charity Football Match

Event Date: 
17/03/2013 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
University of Exeter Sports Park, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QN

On Sunday 17th March, University of Exeter radio station Xpression FM will be taking on the University Staff in a battle of skill and determination, and it's all in aid of the Adam Stansfield Foundation.

We're kicking off at 11am on the Rubber Crumb, so please come and join us, DONATE, and also experience:

  • Cake sale
  • Raffle
  • Auction
  • Chance to take part in a penalty shootout

Featuring lecturers, SABBs and other staff of the University of Exeter, and of course all of your favourite Xpression FM presenters and pundits…...

Exeter's largest and most exclusive student accommodation opens to the public

Combining state-of-the-art modern luxuries with historical, period features, the first phase of a £7 million development of Exeter's landmark former city hospital will open to the public this week (8 March).

The Halford Wing, forming part of the notable, Grade II* Listed Dean Clarke Estate on Southernhay, is currently being converted into Dean Clarke Lofts - 30 of the largest, most exclusive, double-height, student loft apartments in the city, complete with super-fast broadband up to 100MB, unrivalled views over Exeter Cathedral and city, and period features in abundance.


Flamingos need friends too, says University of Exeter study

UK scientists are embarking on a four-year study of flamingo behaviour to explore how their relationships could be key to improving breeding success and the overall welfare of captive flocks. The University of Exeter, working with the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) at Slimbridge, will apply knowledge on animal social networks originally developed through research on Trinidadian guppies and more recently through studying dairy cattle herd interactions.

The first stage of the research, led by Dr Darren Croft from Psychology at the University of Exeter’s Animal Behaviour Research...

Exeter is “THE BUSINESS” for business

Celebrating 2012’s success, the City of Exeter has joined forces and mounted an inward investment campaign. ‘Expect success: Invest in Exeter’ brings together key business leaders who are passionate about living, working and running a business in Exeter.

2012 has seen the City’s Museum, University and F.E College all win prestigious UK wide awards, citing them as top of the UK’s offerings. This week, a delegation boarded the First Great Western Exeter St Davids to Paddington, train to unveil the campaign at Paddington Station. The campaign will take place across 10 London...

Met Office Hosts Exeter Business Spark

Innovation is the life-blood of all successful business, large or small. The ability to embrace change, to develop new products, to identify new markets is essential – “standing still is not an option“.

Business owners and leaders in Devon are invited to attend one of two high profile “Business Spark” events. The events are aimed at helping organisations find out how to access the benefits of knowledge and innovation – without jargon and without breaking the bank.

The Exeter Business Spark is being hosted by the Met Office on 28 March with the support of Devon County...

University to work with Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Hospital Trust on sustainability

The Centre for Energy and the Environment (CEE) based at the University of Exeter has been awarded £25,000 by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Hospital Trust to research the prioritisation of sustainability measures at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E).

Commenting on the award Tony Norton, Head of the Centre, said “The RD&E has recognised the Centre’s expertise in energy and the built environment and the track record of success we have in working with other public sector partners in the region. This project has links to other research we are doing in...

Early access to hip replacement proven to be cost-effective

Early access to hip replacement is cost-effective and provides significant benefits for patients' quality of life, a study has shown.

Ruben Mujica-Mota, from the University of Exeter, carried out research comparing early access and delayed hip replacement surgery in Italy on behalf of the European Health Technology Institute for Socio-Economic Research (EHTI).

His findings, which are now published in the journal Value in Health, demonstrate both the cost-effectiveness of early hip replacement, as well as the benefits for patients.

The expert says that delaying hip...