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The arts meet medicine at the University of Exeter

Preventative medicine, cancer and body image are the issues which will be explored in a creatively focused event at the University of Exeter on 27th November. ‘Self Portrait without Breasts’ will look at how art can be used to help those who have undergone life-changing medical procedures, as well as discuss the use of language and image to represent people’s experience of surgery.

Visiting poet Clare Best has a family history of breast cancer; she nursed her mother through two radical mastectomies and in her late 40’s, the age at which her mother first had the...

Exeter & District Netball League Table Update

The Exeter & District Netball League is in full swing under the newly covered courts at the University of Exeter. This great facility has seen some cracking matches so far and two or three games into the season we can see how the league is shaping up.

Wasps A and Mixers are currently heading up Division 1 with clean sheets and over 190 goals each from their first three games. Division 2 is being led by the Bluebirds, who are seven points clear of ABW Raiders having played two matches more than them so far. West Exe NC Leopards are leading with the only clean sheet in what...

Pudsey party broadcast live from University

Hundreds of school children gave Pudsey a bear hug as the BBC's Children in Need party was broadcast live from the University of Exeter.

The loveable mascot stole the show as youngsters from schools across Exeter helped him raise funds during a day of live broadcasts from the Forum at the University of Exeter yesterday.

The new building, opened by the Queen earlier this year, hosted a wide range of family entertainment organised by the University's Students' Guild. The whole show was broadcast live during BBC Spotlight, featuring presenters Victoria Graham...

Cultural factors are key to making climate change real to people

The impact of climate change on many aspects of cultural life for people all over the world is not being sufficiently accounted for by scientists and policy-makers. Experts at the University of Exeter led an international team in a study which shows that cultural factors are key to making climate change real to people and to motivating their responses.

From enjoying beaches or winter sports and visiting iconic natural spaces to using traditional methods of agriculture and construction in our daily lives, the research highlights the cultural experiences that bind our...

Have you got what it takes to be an entrepreneur

The University of Exeter will be celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week between 12th-18th November 2012, a worldwide campaign to raise awareness and encourage entrepreneurship.

The week is being organised in joint partnership between the University’s Employability and Graduate Development team, the Students’ Guild and the Innovation Centre.

When: 12th-18th November 2012 Where: Exeter and Tremough campuses

What’s on?

The University will be hosting a number of exciting events dedicated to drawing out and developing the entrepreneurial talent of our students...

Exeter Great Hall re-opens its doors

The Exeter Great Hall, situated at the University of Exeter, re-opens its doors this autumn after three years to welcome internationally acclaimed rock and pop musicians including Newton Faulkner,Shinedown and Kaiser Chiefs.

The largest concert hall west of Bristol, the Exeter Great Hall has an illustrious history of staging concerts by music greats. U2, Bob Marley and Pink Floyd and more recently, Blur, The Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead and Keane, have all played at the venue.

Through a new partnership between Exeter Phoenix and Event Exeter, part of the University of Exeter,...

Exeter University top ranked for sport

The University of Exeter has come fifth in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rankings for the 2015 / 2016 season—equalling its best ever overall achievement and beating its own record on points.

The University also finished the year as the top ranked institution in men’s hockey, men’s rugby and women’s tennis and both the men’s rugby and women’s indoor cricket team won their BUCS championships.

The BUCs table is the national yardstick against which university sport is measured and this academic year saw Exeter enter 108 teams from 50 clubs into the league...

Letters from famous writers to Tarka the Otter author given to University

A fascinating collection of personal letters from a host of British literature luminaries to Henry Williamson, the author of Tarka the Otter have been donated to the University of Exeter. The University has received more than 2,000 letters from such celebrated writers, including, Siegfried Sassoon, John Betjeman and Enid Blyton as part of Williamson’s extensive personal archive. The letters arrive at the University almost 50 years to the day since Williamson first donated his literary manuscripts. Additional personal papers, including important diaries and journals will join the collection...

Students of Exeter offered lessons in love

Unrequited love may be a thing of the past this Valentine’s for University of Exeter students with the help of an English literature expert.

Dr Emily Bernhard Jackson will assist the love-forlorn in the art of writing a truly romantic love letter.

In a world where the popularity of Twitter has reduced everyday conversation to a mere140 characters, it is hardly surprising that the skills needed to compose a personal letter are becoming a dying art. To address this demise, Dr Bernhard Jackson is giving a workshop on how to write a love letter. The intention is to get students...

YouGen founder up for two prestigious Devon Venus Awards

YouGen founder Cathy Debenham has reached the final three in the Green Business and Inspirational Woman categories of the Devon Venus Awards . She will find out whether she has won at a grand awards ceremony in Exeter University’s Great Hall on 5 September 2013.

Cathy started YouGen in 2008, having noticed that it was difficult to get the practical information she needed to assess whether renewable energy was suitable for her house. Since then, the website has had nearly a million visits, and 2.5m page views.

“Just being nominated in two categories of the Devon Venus Awards...