News archive 2014
This year’s Hutton Prize for Excellence has been awarded to Omotoniola Adeeyo, who graduated from her undergraduate degree in Law in 2013.
4 February 2014
We are recruiting two research fellows to join the ERC-funded project, 'A Process Ontology for Contemporary Biology'. Both posts (RF/ARF depending on experience) will be for a period of three years, starting not later than October 1, 2014.
The uncertainties surrounding the long-term prospect of democracy being fully embraced by North African nations embroiled in the Arab Spring rebellions are the focus of a fascinating new book.
The recently published ‘Good Teacher Training Guide’ has rated the University of Exeter’s Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) as one of the top three university providers for teacher education in the country.
A team at the University of Exeter are contributing to the largest clinical trial of adult stem cell therapy which has started in London.
Social scientists in the University’s Centre for Rural Policy Research (CRPR) are working with environmental policy makers to explore public views on the future management of UK ecosystems.
Messages designed to encourage parents to vaccinate their children against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) can actually have the opposite effect, new research has revealed.
Tackling issues of inequality in the city of Plymouth forms the basis of a new report, by the Plymouth Fairness Commission.
The University of Exeter is launching a pivotal new programme designed to improve quantitative social science training.
Social scientists at the University of Exeter are working with environmental policy makers to explore public views on the future management of UK ecosystems.
The Arab Spring in the Middle East failed to deliver on its early promise, BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner OBE told a packed audience at the University of Exeter.
With one in seven humans undernourished, and with the challenges of population growth and climate change, the need for efficient food production has never been greater.
Exeter graduate Sajid Javid MP has been appointed the new Secretary of State for Culture.
University welcomed its first Houses of Parliament Open Lecture as part of Politics Department 50th anniversary
The University was delighted to welcome its first ever Houses of Parliament Open Lecture given by Dr Mari Takayanagi on the 29 April. View the lecture here.
A national Rural Family Business Research Hub is being proposed for the West Country. The intention is to provide training, research and knowledge exchange.
A new textbook has been written by University of Exeter academics which invites pupils to explore and interpret the meaning of biblical stories in a revolutionary new way.
9 June 2014
College held the first ever “Student Engagement Celebration" on 2 June 2014. Undergraduate and postgraduate students from across all disciplines gathered together with College staff to recognise and reward the hard work of academic reps and volunteers this year.
A decade of research into the development of writing in school-aged children at the University of Exeter has shaped classroom practice in the teaching of writing and informed national and international policy.
A major education award that celebrates outstanding impact on the student learning experience and educational institutions has been awarded to a University of Exeter academic.
Social scientists in Politics at the University of Exeter played leading roles in a major new assessment of UK environment resources
30 June 2014
The BBC's HARDTalk programme recently interviewed Professor Ilan Pappé.
A new initiative that uses superheroes to teach Religious Education at a school in Cornwall has won a national award.
A graduate from the University of Exeter is embarking on a career helping refugees, following her voluntary activity while studying.
A new book, Jerusalem Unbound, plots the history and examines the underlying factors that make a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians so difficult.
Graduate Simon Amos, who is blind, shares success with his tutor, College, AccessAbility, alumnus David Merkel and guide dog Ronan.
Law graduate Jeremy Wright MP has been appointed Attorney General in the UK Government’s Cabinet re-shuffle.
The Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s highest honour widely regarded as the region’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, has been awarded to a visiting professor at the University of Exeter.
18 August 2014
It is with great sadness that we report that Professor Anna Craft died on 11 August.
The Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) awards £233,831 to IAIS and History academics exploring magic in early 17th century Malta
The Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport and Exeter graduate, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, returned to campus to discuss the top political issues with current students.
The Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI)’s Politics contingent has been in demand on the BBC.
A series of projects to investigate ways to increase farm productivity while reducing negative environmental impacts (sustainable intensification) will receive £4.5 million from Defra.
A new study will be examining the implications of when and how NHS healthcare professionals re-contact patients with new genetic information that may impact their health or that of their family.
A University of Exeter student enabled citizens and students from Bulgaria living in the South West to vote in the recent Bulgarian General Elections by creating a voting station in Exeter.
The University of Exeter’s St Luke’s Campus is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year.
On Saturday 1 November, a unique opportunity for Cornish people to take direct action by saying what the priorities for Cornwall should be is being made possible at County Hall, Truro.
A stellar line up of top children’s authors will be sharing their expertise at Exeter’s festival of writing for and by young people during the October half term from 25 October to 1 November.
On Monday 27 October, the College of Social Sciences and International Studies (CSSIS) hosted a welcome reception for all academic representatives. The evening set a positive tone for the year ahead in which student engagement initiatives play a significant part.
A University of Exeter academic is playing a pivotal role in advising governments and NGO responses to the Ebola outbreak.
The College has recently completed its response to the Students’ Guild Vision for the Future of Education, introducing a number of new initiatives that will help improve student experience.
The Visions for the Future of Education see the Students’ Guild undergo a wide ranging consultation with students in every college, working with Student Staff Liaison Committees, focus groups, and survey data to outline the key priorities for enhancing educational experience across the University.
Dr Owen Thomas of the Politics department used his own research on democracy and security to inform the design of an interactive day-long exercise, in which sixth form students considered an important social and political issue of contemporary times
Politics Professor Claudio Radaelli travelled to Portugal to present a major report on lawmaking to the Portuguese Parliament.
Study finds that correcting myths about the flu vaccine may not be effective in promoting immunisation
New research in the journal Vaccine concludes that correcting myths about vaccines may not be the most effective approach to promoting immunisation among vaccine sceptics.
Social Scientists at the University of Exeter have called for a greater comparative analysis of the impact of TASERs used in law enforcement.
Hosted by the Associate Dean for Education, Professor Wendy Robinson, the event was organised to thank the students for their hard work and dedication this term, and to hear ideas and gain feedback to take forward into next term.
The ESI recently hosted a day's conference organised by the Institute of Cornish Studies (ICS).
Humanities and Social Sciences academics have been extremely successful in a recent announcement from the Leverhulme Trust, securing four Major Research Fellowships.
James Winterbotham, a Politics and Sociology student currently studying in his second year, recently completed a 28-mile trek across Dartmoor on his own in order to raise money for the homeless.
SSIS research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the first assessment of the research quality of UK universities since 2008, the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
A United Nations Gold Star Award for Environmental Impact has been awarded to a sustainability project that has improved the livelihoods of Kenyan farmers through the provision of trees and a communal water system.