News from 2011

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Bracton Law Lecture 2011 - Access to justice, legal education, and 21st century legal service

1 December 2011
This year's Bracton Law Lecture was held on 30 November 2011. The speaker was Professor Richard Susskind OBE and his lecture was entitled 'Access to justice, legal education, and 21st century legal service'.

Blue of every hue

The compelling story of indigo, the world’s oldest, most magical and best-loved dye has been brought to life by an Honorary Research Fellow from the University of Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. 

Student employability supported by Annual Fund Bursaries

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies has been awarded £5,000 from the Annual Fund to support and develop employability initiatives.

Students learn about the growing integration of social media in political working life.

Alex Deane, Head of Public Affairs at Weber Shandwick, visited the University of Exeter on Friday 21 October to deliver a talk on Public Affairs and Public Policy.

Korean return visit to Exeter for ethical programme

The University of Exeter has played host to a group of senior civil servants from the Republic of Korea by providing a special programme on ‘Fairness and Ethics in Government’. 

Counter terrorism research published

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, an expert in counter-terrorism from the University of Exeter has published a book Countering al Qaeda in London: Police and Muslims in Partnership.

Pupils taught to love grammar get better results

Teaching grammar to pupils ‘playfully’ improves their writing capabilities substantially, groundbreaking University of Exeter research has shown.

Top of class for primary teacher training

The University of Exeter is the best in the country for primary teacher training according to the Good Teacher Training Guide 2011.

Education under the microscope at major international event

International education experts from 40 different countries will be meeting at the largest educational conference of its kind in Europe. 

Exeter academic recognised for excellence in teaching

A University of Exeter academic has been given the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.

Expert in Arabic Studies honoured by British Academy

Professor Dionisius A Agius of the University of Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy.

Exeter academic contributes to new TV series on Islam

A University of Exeter academic, who is an expert on Islam, has contributed to the new television series ‘The Life of Muhammad’ currently being broadcast on BBC Two.

UK scientists tackle food security

The Universities of Exeter and Bristol, in partnership with Rothamsted Research are joining forces to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing humanity: how can we feed a growing population?

South Sudan independence gains support from Exeter student

The independence of South Sudan on 9 July will be celebrated by many as it takes its first steps as a new country.

Report reveals value of nature to UK economy

The University of Exeter has contributed to research that reveals that nature is worth billions of pounds to the UK economy.

Alumni enjoy Law Networking Event

Over 60 alumni and guests enjoyed the hospitality of Eversheds partner and Exeter alumna Mrs Sue Taylor (Law 1973) for this year’s University of Exeter Law Network Event. 

Is big better in farming?

Are small family farms essential to the character of Britain? This was one of the questions posed at a recent meeting of the Family Farmers Association (FFA), held at Westminster.

Looking on the bright side

Farming has a viable future in the South West according to a recent survey of the farming community at the Devon County Show.

University receives generous support from Santander

The UK arm of Santander, the Spanish banking group, has generously pledged a further £315,000 in support for the University of Exeter, bringing its total funding for the organisation to close to half a million pounds.

Frank Gardner speaks at Northcott

Frank Gardner, the BBC’s award-winning Security Correspondent and an Exeter alumnus, will speak at the Northcott Theatre on Tuesday, 24 May.

Music conflict and transformation

The role of music in conflict and post conflict scenarios in places such as Sarajevo or Sierra Leone will be explored at a sociology conference on the 9th and 10th May. 

Fifth Annual University of Exeter Gulf Alumni Dinner

The event was hosted by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Sharjah, at the Dr Sultan Al Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies, in Sharjah, on 31 March 2011.

Beijing Summer School for Law and Politics students

15 April 2011
The four week long Summer School (in English) will be hosted at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) based in Beijing (27 June – 15 July 2011).

Transformation of Europe's Armed Forces

The transformation of Europe’s armed forces is the subject of a new book by Professor Anthony King from the University of Exeter. 

Gold worthy practice

The University of Exeter has been endowed with a new prize for graduating students, The Hutton Prize for Excellence.

Research informs new government policy on hill farming

Funding of up to £26 million to support hill farmers and help some of England’s rural communities to thrive was unveiled by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Rt Hon Caroline Spelman.

Ancient art forms shine light on religion

Two artists from England and Morocco apply the ancient beauty of mosaic and calligraphy in a new exhibition that explores life and religion. 

The public sector of the future

The University of Exeter is involved in one of the largest comparative public administration research project ever undertaken.

New world class training centre will change landscape of social science

The Universities of Bristol, Exeter and Bath have come together to form one of the UK’s largest Centres of postgraduate research training for social scientists in fields ranging from economics and human geography to quantitative methodology and psychology.

Exeter academic honoured for role in advancement of science

Professor John Dupré, the Director of Egenis at the University of Exeter has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

Alumni enjoy Law Networking Event

31 May 2011
Over 60 alumni and guests enjoyed the hospitality of Eversheds partner and Exeter alumna Mrs Sue Taylor (Law 1973) for this year’s University of Exeter Law Network Event. 

What is the real meaning of Christmas?

There are thousands of stories in the Bible and a visual artist in Exeter is currently on a 30-year mission to paint the whole lot.