University of Exeter

Forum family festival on Exeter University campus

The Children’s Literature Festival, exetreme imagination , concludes the week of half term activities with a series of storytelling and fun events for the family on Saturday 23 February around the University of Exeter’s Forum and the Northcott Theatre.

£5 million to expand knowledge on human health, life and space

Grants totalling more than £5 million will allow world-class researchers at the University of Exeter to push the boundaries of knowledge in ground-breaking five year projects.

New innovation helps monitor diabetes treatment

A GP‘s innovative measures to support patients with diabetes has been recognised by a prize set up in memory of one of the pioneers of health education in Devon.

Dr Alice Harney received the MacLeod Post Graduate Prize at the University of Exeter Medical School, after she designed a care plan card which allows nurses and GPs to easily review the needs of the patient. The cards have been adopted at College Surgery in Cullompton, Mid Devon, where Dr Harney has also set up a diabetes support group.

Dr Harney received £300 because judges deemed her achievement to be an...

University of Exeter celebrates Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is the biggest and most important festival in China. 2013 is the Year of the Snake and is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of twelve animal signs. The University of Exeter will be celebrating the Year of the Snake on Saturday 16th February in the city and on the Streatham Campus.

At 1pm the Dragon and Lion dancers will parade through the city, starting in Buffet City, ending in Bedford Square. The parade continues at The Forum, Streatham Campus at 3pm, where there is also a Chinese Market, food, martial arts demonstrations, performances and...

Business School part of 3 million Euro research grant win

The University of Exeter Business School has won a bid for European research funds to work on ‘sustainability-driven innovation’ (SDI). Research and training in Exeter will concentrate on Biomimicry, creating business innovations inspired by nature. The total budget for the consortium is just under 3 million Euros over three years, of which the Business School will receive just over 300,000 Euros.

Exeter is part of a multi-partner consortium of eight international universities, coordinated by the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS). Preliminary research suggests that...

University of Exeter just miss out against Okehampton Argyle

University of Exeter 2 - 3 Okehampton Argyle.

The Students put up a tough fight but failed to match Okehampton's three in an energetic match between two close rivals of the South West Peninsular Division One.

University of Exeter missed several opportunities to take the lead in a fairly even start, but it was Argyle who struck first with a strong header from a corner after quarter of an hour played. Their lead lasted just four minutes though, as a fantastic looping shot from outside the box put the home side on level terms temporarily.

This was until an equally...

SETsquared puts Exeter Uni students ahead of the game

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:55am

A leading UK partnership brought together scores of students this week, including those from the University of Exeter, in a bid to arm them with the skills they need to set up their own business or climb the corporate ladder.

SETsquared, a collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, runs a wide programme of enterprise education events for students and says it is vital that the next generation of entrepreneurs are nurtured.

It adds that in an ever-more competitive graduate marketplace, employers are looking for competency-based...

Virtual game brings cinema collection into focus

A brand new virtual game involving a group of rebels whose quest is to regain the world of cinema from a futuristic government that has banned all films is being launched by the University of Exeter’s cinema museum.

The University’s Bill Douglas Centre, is one of the world’s leading cinema museums and through its extensive collection the virtual game rebels locate cinematic artefacts and uncover film history. The objective of the game is to bring cinema back to the people in the mythical and dysfunctional future society. It will also help users appreciate what cinema has meant to...

New funding to help engage young people in research

A collaboration between the University of Exeter and a selection of schools and colleges in the South West is one of just 12 projects to receive more than £3.5 million in funding to engage young people in research.

Applications to Exeter Uni outstrip national picture

UCAS figures from 27th January 2013 show that the University of Exeter has seen a huge year-on-year increase in applications; excluding medicine, the number of applicants is up 24.6% versus the same time last year. This equates to an extra 4,258 individual applications with an average of more than six students applying for every place.

The additional applications are spread across almost every subject area, with growth in both the sciences and humanities subjects.

University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith said: “The high number of applications shows...