News from 2013

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UK children less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

New research suggests that children are far less likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the UK than they are in the USA.

Research into the Teaching of Writing wins Exeter Impact Award

11 December 2013
Academics from the Centre for Research in Writing were the winners of the Policy and Education category of the Exeter Impact Awards 2013.

90th anniversary celebrations for Law School

8 November 2013
In celebration of 90 years of first class legal education at the University of Exeter, a series of activities showcasing the breadth of research, education and student engagement activities in the Law School will take place on Friday 8 November. 

Fact checking politicians gets results

New research indicates that American politicians are affected by the practice of fact-checking, thereby reducing the risk of misinformation and strengthening democratic accountability. 

Exeter part of £19.5 million overhaul of quantitative social science training

The University of Exeter is one of 15 universities across the UK to benefit from the £19.5 million award to overhaul teaching in the social sciences.

A myriad of praise for Middle East expert at Honorary Graduate ceremony

The University of Exeter has awarded an honorary degree to one of its most distinguished academics, Professor Tim Niblock, Emeritus Professor of Middle Eastern Politics. 

The Black tents that defied a nation

A beach umbrella and a tent formed an unlikely Embassy, pitched on the lawns of the Australian Parliament on Australia Day 1972, by four Aboriginal activists.

Exeter social scientists honoured by Academy

The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the award of Academician on 51 leading social scientists, including Professor Anne Barlow from the University of Exeter’s Law School and Stephen Hinchliffe, Professor of Human Geography within Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Representation of Christianity and Islam in public spaces

The giant cube of Islamic graffiti art, standing in front of Exeter Cathedral forms part of a University of Exeter research project which investigates how Muslim belief has developed through theology, spirituality, law and the creative arts. 

Exeter academic wins Research in Literacy Education Award

A prestigious education prize has been awarded to an academic from the University of Exeter for a research paper on literacy practices for children with severe learning difficulties.

Defra appoints academic to oversee flood risks in South West

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has appointed an academic from the Exeter University to Chair the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC). 

€6.3m European Research Council success for Exeter five

Five early career academics from the University of Exeter are celebrating receiving European Grants worth a total of €6.3 million.

High flying RAF professional wins major scholarship

The winner of the Chief of Defence Staff’s Scholarship for the University of Exeter’s MA Applied Security Strategy (MStrat) is Wing Commander Mal Craghill RAF.

Law students support villagers in fight against proposed incinerator

Law students from the University of Exeter are assisting a town in Devon to fight a planning appeal to turn their local quarry in Buckfastleigh into a waste processing facility and infill site.

Further destabilisation in the Middle East possible according to new report

The crisis in Egypt is already having a negative effect on the Syrian civil war and contributing to further destabilisation of the wider Middle East according to a major new report. 

Tackling educational disadvantage in partnership

The vision to ensure that no child’s educational success should be limited by their socio economic background forms the bedrock of the prestigious educational charity Teach First.

Exeter Law student shortlisted for Stephen Lawrence scholarship

12 June 2013
Exeter Law student, Roye Aguilar is successfully through to the final assessment stage for a major scholarship programme with international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Islamic graffiti and Sufi-Dub music enliven campus

Expressing Muslim belief through the creative arts forms the basis of an exhibition and series of live events at the University of Exeter on 11-13 June.  

From suffragettes to Margaret Thatcher and beyond

A century ago thousands of women marched across Britain to Hyde Park in London as part of the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage. 

Food security expert, Sarah Gurr, gives talk for Research Focus Week

Food security is a global issue which affects us all. From production to supply, feeding a rapidly expanding population requires cutting edge technology and complex logistical networks.

University of Exeter placed amongst world’s best by influential international rankings

League tables published today (Wednesday 8 May 2013) show that the University of Exeter features in the world’s Top 200 institutions in 16 of the 30 subjects featured in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.

British Council selects Exeter student to represent UK education in China

A politics student from the University of Exeter has been selected by the British Council to be an ambassador for UK education in China at a special forum promoting the benefits of international experience.

Exeter academic contributes to key Gulf report

A Middle East expert from the Strategy and Security Institute and the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter has co-authored a major report focusing on the UK’s strategic reorientation of its defence and security in the Gulf.  

Success at Undergraduate of the Year Awards

A University of Exeter student has been named as the Arts and Humanities Undergraduate of the Year.

Revolutionary Iran

As Iran gears up for its elections in June, it is timely to have a major new book about the Islamic Republic. ‘Revolutionary Iran’ is the latest book by Dr Michael Axworthy, the Director of the University of Exeter’s Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies.

Legal Helpdesk wins Attorney General Pro Bono Prize

3 April 2013
University of Exeter law students have been awarded the prize for Best New Student Pro Bono Activity prize by the Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP for its legal helpdesk that provides assistance to court users.

Listen up! Exeter on form in BBC Radio 4 quiz

On Monday 1 April, a team of academics and students from the University of Exeter will be pitting their wits against each other on BBC Radio 4’s lively quiz show, The 3rd Degree.

Religious Education in schools defined by secular pressure groups

Secularists and Humanists played a critical role in the development of modern Religious Education in the 1960s and 1970s, according to new research by Education experts from the University of Exeter and University of Worcester. 

3D laser scanning of dhows in Doha

A unique collection of traditional seagoing boats in Doha, Qatar has been recorded for posterity using a 3D scanning process.  

Legal aid supported by University law students

By taking to the streets on Tuesday 12 March Law students and academics from the University of Exeter are aiming to raise funds for the Community Legal Helpdesk at Exeter County Court.

Jessup International Law Moot 2013 – Exeter team reach semi-finals!

19 February 2013
The Jessup competition is the largest and most prestigious public international law moot, with teams from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries competing.

Exeter Cricketer wins national folk award

Second year student and fourth team cricketer Greg Russel (International relations) has scooped the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.

Mediation research secures ethical prize

An award that encourages the next generation of young professionals to put ethical conduct at the forefront of business, government and the professions has been awarded to a postgraduate in Politics. 

New school-university projects to 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.

Lecture: "Ae fond kiss: a private matter?"

A SCuLE lecture about the law of privacy, given by Professor Hector L. MacQueen, Professor of Private Law, Edinburgh Law School on 19 February 2013.

BBC quiz show recording at University

It will be ‘fingers on buzzers’ at the University of Exeter on Wednesday 30 January as students and lecturers prepare for the arrival of BBC Radio 4’s lively quiz show, The 3rd Degree.