News archive 2015
New research from the University of Exeter reveals some of the complex reasons why health and safety regulations are used incorrectly and blamed for over-the-top decisions.
A high quality new student study centre is now in use in Giraffe House, part of the ongoing South Cloisters redevelopment.
A University of Exeter Law postgraduate student has been awarded the Hutton Prize for Excellence, which encourages the next generation of young professionals to put ethical conduct at the forefront of business, government and the professions.
Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of six new Queen’s Counsel Honoris Causa, exclusively bestowed upon lawyers who have made a major contribution to the law of England and Wales outside practice in the courts.
A University of Exeter, Middle East political expert features heavily in a new report by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on ‘UK Government policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq’.
Politics academics from the University of Exeter were involved in leading a three day political science workshop in partnership with Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan.
A scheme to breathalyse suspected drunks trying to get into pubs and clubs in Torquay has seen a 39 per cent drop in violent crime.
The future of civil law courts is likely to be online according to a new report. The study suggests that it will increase access to justice and streamline the court processes in England and Wales.
Encouraging people to take a positive look at asylum and celebrating the contributions of refugees in the UK forms the basis of Refugee Week.
A pioneering partnership is being launched to care for some of England’s most beautiful and vulnerable high ground. The Uplands Alliance (UA) brings together for the first time practitioners, researchers and policy makers with interests in the highest areas of land, including treasured landscapes of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Dartmoor.
Undergraduate students from the College have been working hard on a student-led Change Agents project which aims to raise awareness of Cultural Diversity at The University of Exeter through interactive Forum Theatre performances.
A major investigation into the views of volunteers on the consent process for medical research has been found to conflict with the standard practice required for consent in the UK.
Making a living by practising magic can have dramatic consequences, especially if you are a Muslim slave with mainly Christian clients at the time of the Inquisition in early 17th century Malta.
The issues behind unforeseen events like the disorder in the Ukraine to the revolutions of the Arab Spring which caught intelligence organisations off guard, is the subject of a fascinating lecture at the University of Exeter.
A University of Exeter student has created an online resource to educate young people in the basics of British politics in the run-up to the General Election.
Students planning a career in law will be able to complete both the academic stage of their training and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Exeter thanks to an innovative collaboration with The University of Law (ULaw).
To celebrate a fantastic year in the College we are organising the Student Engagement Awards to recognise and reward the hard work and dedication of Academic Reps, Change Agents and volunteers in 2014/15.
The College of Social Sciences and International Studies had eight nominations and picked up two awards at the Students’ Guild Teaching Awards. Photo: Exeter Students' Guild
A University of Exeter PhD student has contributed to a brand new TV programme about Sir Winston Churchill on the Discovery Channel.
After receiving over 50 nominations for this year’s College of Social Sciences and International Studies Student Engagement Awards, the judging panel met on 14 May 2015 to decide the winners!
In celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta a sponsored 10km walk around Exeter’s legal sites on 3 June at 5pm, is being organised by the South West Legal Support Trust with assistance from the University of Exeter’s School of Law and the Devon and Somerset Law Society.
A new initiative to help farmers effectively plan who will take over their farms is being announced at the Royal Cornwall Show on 5 June. The University of Exeter’s Centre for Rural Policy in partnership with NFU Mutual, a leading rural insurer, and Cornwall’s Rural Business School have developed the first UK-wide academic study of succession farming.
Professor Claudio Radaelli, director of the Centre for European Governance, last week provided a briefing session at the Italian think tank ASTRID, where participants included members of the Italian government.
Students and staff from the College, Students’ Guild and FXU gathered to celebrate a fantastic year of student engagement initiatives within SSIS.
Debra Myhill, Professor of Education at the University of Exeter has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for her leadership of the Secondary PGCE programme and the Centre for Research in Writing.
Students from the College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS) scooped three prestigious awards and many more were nominated at the Students’ Guild Awards this June.
The purpose of the scheme is to enable managers and students to gain an insight into each other’s daily working lives, helping to foster understanding and a deeper collaboration between professional services staff, academics and students.
Public views on the challenges facing policy and decision makers to manage the natural environment have been revealed in a major national public dialogue project.
Chat rooms play a positive role in motivating students and encouraging an independent approach to learning English as a foreign language.
A group of high achieving sixth form students from Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, have graduated from a national project which aims to raise aspirations and the confidence of young people to pursue a career in law.
Second-year Politics and Sociology student, James Winterbotham began to piece together the workings of different areas of the University and Students’ Guild as a vast conglomerate of information relationships, leading him to imagine a student-driven research tool to bind together these various interests
Exeter alumnus Tom O’Bryan has been awarded a Kennedy Scholarship to study a Masters of Public Policy (MPP) at Harvard in 2015/16.
Represented by University of Exeter Politics student Oussama Kardi, the FXU Islamic Society have won this year’s Jimmy Mizen Award.
Dr Mustafa Baig of the University's Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies met with Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica on June 30.
A non-profit company, which specialises in dementia daycare for the elderly, has increased its capacity 20-fold since its inception.
A first year University of Exeter Law student has founded a project focused on improving the prospects of children in care.
A new research project will unite police and researchers to increase evidence-based knowledge, skills and problem solving approaches within policing.
Politics Professor Nicole Bolleyer was invited to give evidence to the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh
Exeter researchers will join delegates from across Europe to present work at the Royal Geographical Society's Annual International Conference, which is taking place at the Streatham Campus.
Two new University partnership schools are opening in Devon this week.
The event, convened in collaboration with the NATO Office of Legal Affairs and the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, brought together senior legal advisors and experts from across the UK and NATO for a two-day seminar, held in Exeter.
Exeter researcher Prof Lobley calls farmers to learn from football clubs
Friends and family of Professor Anna Craft were joined by leading figures in education and the arts at Exeter University on 10 October to celebrate the life of one of the region’s most influential thinkers and to ask “What next for Creativity?”
The University of Exeter will launch a national humanities festival with a touch of magic this year as experts and academics come together to discuss our modern view of the mystical.
University of Exeter Politics lecturer Dr Joanie Willett is hosting a series of community discussions designed to collect information on what various members of the public think the British constitution should look like.
The University of Exeter is looking to build on its success in the Times Higher Education world university rankings and Research Excellence Framework, by offering over 100 funded PhD studentships for 2016 entry.
Two leading academics from diverse fields at the University of Exeter have been appointed as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Festival of Social Science: A fascinating insight into social science and its influence on our lives
Exeter academics will be demonstrating how our research is investigating the key issues in modern day life at a series of events.
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The University of Exeter has strengthened its position as being among the very best universities in the world for Social Sciences.
A powerful and heart-warming film about a group of Syrian refugee women is being shown at the University of Exeter.
World-leading education experts will gather to discuss how to address the crucial issue of addressing literacy disadvantage in Canada and the UK, at a special event in Toronto.
Experts from the University of Exeter will appear before the Defence Select Committee on Tuesday, November 24th to give specialist comment on the new Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR).
Students at the University of Exeter had the opportunity to hear from the Executive Director for Government Communications, Mr Alex Aiken, at a talk on the theme of Public Service Communications. The role of government communications was explained and Mr Aiken took a range of questions from students who were keen to know more about current developments in Mr Aiken's Cabinet Office role.
“Careers that Make Society Work” is an event held frequently by the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. The umbrella title reflects the demand from students to learn about a broad range of career options in the third and public sectors. Previous events have focussed on Child Protection and Social Work and on Police and Probation. The latest “Careers that Make Society Work” panel discussion took place at the Penryn campus, University of Exeter, bringing together Politics, English and History students to hear about a variety of third sector jobs.
A group of leading women in law have made up the panel designed to encourage women to enter the legal profession.
New teaching resources that use cartoon characters to teach Religious Education in primary schools are being rolled out in time to explain the story of Christmas to children across the country.
It is essential that the UK and allied nations gain a better understanding of the legal challenges posed by new methods of warfare.