University of Exeter

University of Exeter alumni should ‘remain vigilant’ after data breach

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 07/28/2020 - 2:24pm

Former students from The University of Exeter are being asked to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity after their data was breached.

It is the latest university to be revealed as part of the global data breach, which has affected more than 20 universities and charities in the UK, US and Canada after hackers attacked cloud computing provider, Blackbaud.

Blackbaud, one of the world’s largest providers of customer relationship management systems, provides software solutions to higher educational institutions. It was targeted by cybercriminals in May. It...

Exeter academics elected to British Academy

Two University of Exeter academics have been elected fellows of the British Academy.

Professor Regenia Gagnier and Professor Ian Bateman are among 86 new fellows elected for their work in the humanities and social sciences.

Professor Bateman, of Exeter's Business School and Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute , is an environmental economist with a wide array of research interests.

Professor Gagnier, of the department of English , also has a wide range of specialisms – including Victorian and modern Britain, migration studies and the...

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Exeter academic wins prestigious national BMJ award for climate change in healthcare

David Pencheon, Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter, has won the BMJ Outstanding Contribution to Health Award for his work tackling the climate emergency in healthcare.

The BMJ Awards are the UK’s top medical awards, recognising and celebrating the great work being done by healthcare teams and individuals across the UK to improve patient care and public health.

Professor David Pencheon has been a world leader of efforts to tackle the climate emergency from within healthcare. He led the setting up of the NHS SDU in 2007, at a time when very few others had the...

New solar panels at University of Exeter

Three new solar installations will cut the University of Exeter’s carbon footprint by more than 100,000kg per year.

The panels are now up and running on university rooftops, joining existing solar photovoltaic (PV) technology to take the university’s annual solar energy production more than one megawatt per year.

The installations are located on the Innovation Centre and the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Devon Cricket Centre, both on the Streatham Campus, and South Cloisters at the St Luke’s Campus.

They will produce an estimated 374,000 kilowatt-hours per year –...

Exeter partnership to pioneer use of data science and AI to solve global environmental challenges 

A new initiative designed to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges has been announced.

On Wednesday (July 15th), the University of Exeter and the Met Office will enter a partnership to create a Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence.

Environmental Intelligence is an exciting new field of research that sits at the interface of environmental and sustainability research, data science, artificial intelligence and digital technologies.

It will be crucial in ensuring that we have the information required to...

University of Exeter collaboration shortlisted for prestigious national KTP ‘Best of the Best’ Awards 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 07/09/2020 - 9:35pm

A ground-breaking collaboration, between experts from the University of Exeter and Supacat Ltd, to spearhead a green revolution in defence and off-highway transport has been short-listed for a prestigious national award.

The innovative project, between Exeter and Supacat, has been chosen as a finalist for Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership of the KTP Best of the Best Awards 2020 .

The final judging for the influential awards, hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network, will take place at a special ceremony on September 9th.

The project, directed by Professor...

£1.85 million for children’s health and maternity research 

A national research collaboration has been awarded £1.85 million to investigate children’s health and maternal wellbeing.

Researchers from PenARC (NIHR ARC South West Peninsula) based at the University of Exeter Medical School have collaborated with colleagues from ARC Yorkshire and Humber to develop the national research programme.

PenARC is one of the leading Applied Research Centres (ARCs) funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), conducting research to improve the health and needs of patients in the NHS. The new £1.85 million collaboration is...

University of Exeter’s 3D printers help to produce thousands of items of PPE for key workers

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:16pm

The University of Exeter’s 3D printers have been used as part of a city-wide effort to produce thousands of items of PPE for key workers.

The machines, normally used as part of academic work by staff in The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and the Digital Humanities Lab were loaned to those running the PPE4Exeter initiative as well as a 3D printing set up run by ExeSails in Topsham.

For two months the ten machines joined others which collectively produced 4,600 face shields for community and care workers.

At PPE4Exeter they were...

Awards for Exeter climate scientists

Two Exeter climate scientists have received prestigious awards from the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS).

Professor Adam Scaife and Professor Richard Betts MBE, both of the University of Exeter and the Met Office, have won the Buchan Prize and the Climate Science Communications Award respectively.

The Buchan Prize recognises Professor Scaife’s recent work on the atmospheric dynamics behind seasonal predictions, published in Society journals and “adjudged to contain the most important original contribution or contributions to meteorology”.

Professor Betts’...

New training to help ministers experiencing trauma due to coronavirus

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/17/2020 - 3:14pm

Ministers struggling with trauma caused by coronavirus will get special training to help them cope with the challenges of the pandemic.

The new training, held online for small groups from next month, will support clergy’s physical and mental health and help them to understand their current feelings as well as reflect on the issues they currently face.

The training, developed as part of a University of Exeter research project examining trauma in church congregations, is informed by lessons learned in the aftermath of the Grenfell disaster, the terrorist bomb in Manchester...