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Northern giant petrels by Richard Sherley

Climate change benefits for giant petrels

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/17/2019 - 3:39pm

Giant petrels will be “temporary” winners from the effects of climate change in the Antarctic region – but males and females will benefit in very different ways, a new study shows.

The study, by experts from the University of Exeter and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), is one the first to analyse how different sexes of the same species could be affected by changing conditions through global warming.

The research shows that giant petrels – known colloquially as “stinkers” – will benefit from an increased number of warm weather anomalies in the region, while changes to...

 Some of the children who have already benefitted from Project Tatirano

Success through simplicity

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/25/2019 - 9:23am

At first glance the small cluster of wooden houses, sat next to a dirt road under the dappled shade of lychee and mango trees, in the rural community of Belavenoky, looks like any other you might find in south east Madagascar.

Look a little closer however and you notice their palm thatched roofs are draped in a series of slanted tarpaulin sheets and there are blue tanks by their walls.

These houses are part of a project called Tatirano (meaning ‘to collect water’ in Malagasy), set up by engineer Harry Chaplin, which is hoping to expand its clean drinking water project to...

Exeter University Research Reveals Link Between Trees and Mental Heath

The location and size of urban trees plays an important role in providinghealth and wellbeing benefits, according to a new study by Exeter University. Using National Tree Mapdata, created by aerial mapping company Bluesky, the study assessed the role of 600,000 individual trees in providing nature experiences. Those trees that are experienced by more people, more frequently, have the potential to provide greater health and wellbeing benefits.

With urbanisation emerging as one of the most important human health issues of the 21st century, the study concluded the contribution of...

Efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance must take account of fourfold difference in use across Europe, report says

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:19am

Global efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance will be more effective if they focus on the cultural context for the fourfold difference in total antibiotic use and consumption across Europe, according to a new report.

Understanding how regional variations in economy and lifestyle affects the use of the drugs will help to improve the fight against antibiotic resistance, argues a new WHO policy brief written by University of Exeter academics.

Instead of being “one-size-fits-all” policies must be tailored to take account of the different ways medicines are prescribed and used...

200th volunteer joins the search for Devon’s Roman history

The 200th volunteer has joined the search for more clues about the Roman occupation of Devon at a major archaeological dig in the county.

Members of the community and experts from the University of Exeter are once again investigating fields near Ipplepen, in South Devon, to discover more about a site occupied by Iron Age, Roman, and early medieval communities who lived more than a thousand years ago.

The public can see historical treasures uncovered during this year’s excavations at an Open Day on Saturday 8th September. People will be able to have a tour of the excavation...

Professor boosts dementia expertise at Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:44am

A professor who is an expert in older people’s medicine has further bolstered Exeter’s research expertise in dementia.

Professor Louise Allan has joined the University of Exeter Medical School from Newcastle University. The Professor of Geriatric Medicine has a specialist interest in the neurology and psychiatry of old age.

Her current research focuses on falls and physical health care in dementia, the effects of delirium on decline in brain health, and non-Alzheimer’s dementias including post-stroke dementia and Lewy body disease.

Professor Allan said: “I’m...

New leadership team for the Exeter and Heart of Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association

Alexandra Penn, Head of Sales at Event Exeter, University of Exeter will be taking the helm as chairman for the Exeter and Heart of Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association.

A Commercial Manager with over 15 years’ experience in the industry, and having been with Event Exeter since 2014, Penn brings with her a wealth of knowledge and passion for the hospitality industry.

Mark Godfrey, Managing Director of Deer Park Country House Hotel, Derek Phillips, John Wheeler, Head of Faculty at Exeter College and Jemma Mitchell, Owner of Rendezvous Wine Bar retain their positions as...

They had the time of their lives at FORCE 80s party

FORCE Cancer Charity celebrated the end of its 30th anniversary year with a Back to the 80s Christmas party that attracted businesses, organisations and groups of friends from across the South West.

Nearly 500 partygoers in fancy dress packed the University of Exeter Great Hall to have a good time and raise around £3,000 for FORCE, which has been supporting local people with cancer since 1987.

Ra-ra skirts, shell suits, crimped hair and costumes inspired by film, TV and gaming characters were the order of the night from Super Mario to Top Gun right through to E.T. and Dirty...

University of Exeter appoints Director of Campus Infrastructure and Operational Support Services

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/30/2017 - 1:36pm

The University of Exeter has appointed Craig Nowell as Director of Campus Infrastructure and Operational Support Services. He will join the University in March 2018.

This is a new role for the University and comprises overall responsibility for Campus Services which includes the University’s Sport, Residential Services, Retail and Catering, Facilities Management and Event Exeter teams.

Estate Services, which includes those developing the University’s Estate and the award winning Grounds team, along with Exeter IT who support the University’s IT infrastructure and investment...

World Diabetes Day: Exeter researcher recruits trial participants

A Diabetes expert is recruiting hundreds of people with a recent diagnosis of the disease to an ongoing clinical trial.

This World Diabetes Day, Dr Angus Jones is looking for people who were diagnosed with diabetes in the last year to participate in a clinical trial, with the long-term aim of improving diagnostic accuracy.

World Diabetes Day is organised by the International Diabetes Federation, and aims to bring attention to important issues in the Diabetes community. An estimated 4.5 million people are living with Diabetes in the UK alone.

Dr Jones’ research...