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From taking exams in Afghanistan to training to be a teacher during a pandemic – a new type of tour of duty for University of Exeter student
Royal Marine Dave Mason was so determined to fulfil his dream of becoming a teacher he sat exams while serving in Afghanistan.
Using human rights laws may be most effective way of harnessing international legislation to protect the Amazon, study shows
Using laws governing human rights may be the best way of harnessing international legislation and tribunals to protect the Amazon, a new study shows.
Far right political parties have acted in an ambivalent rather than overtly sceptical way towards Europe, analysis shows.
Leading University of Exeter experts in public health and social mobility have been made fellows of the prestigious Academy of Social Sciences.
Farmers mental health and resilience and the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic will be the focus of a major new research project.
Methods of recording, investigating and learning from deaths following use of force by the police across Europe can be critically lacking, new report warns
Methods of recording, investigating and learning from deaths following use of force by the police across Europe can be “lacking in critical respects”, a new report warns.
People would prefer to vote online than by post in UK 2021 elections during pandemic, research shows
More people would prefer to vote online than by post during the bumper set of covid-disrupted local, mayoral and national elections this year, research shows.
Health and wellbeing benefits of walking on the South West Coast Path valued at over £75 million per year
Latest research has calculated health and wellbeing benefits of over £75 million for people walking Britain’s longest National Trail. The figures were produced as part of a report published today that assesses the health and wellbeing benefits of the South West Coast Path.
2021 assessment changes mean teachers need “extensive support” to avoid unconscious bias, experts urge
The cancellation of 2021 exams mean teachers need “extensive guidance” on how to minimise the threat of unconscious bias while assessing pupils’ work, experts have said.
Learn about national and regional social mobility challenges from leading University of Exeter expert
The stark social mobility challenges facing the South West – and the UK – will be the focus of an event led by a leading expert on the issue.
ISIS and the Taliban use different strategies to appeal to women in English-language magazines, study shows
ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the Taliban use their English-language magazines to encourage women to support jihad in different ways, according to new research.
Older people in Japan have an “attitude of gratitude” which keeps them feeling hopeful despite the challenges of aging, a new study says.
There is an urgent need to regulate fake news, and even criminalising the deliberate creation and spread of false information should not be ruled out, legal experts have warned.
RABI has launched the largest ever survey of farming people in England and Wales, with a target of achieving 26,000 responses.
BAME parliamentary candidates not picked to fight ‘winnable seats’ in areas with less tolerance towards diversity, study suggests
Political parties are increasingly likely to avoid selecting ethnic minority candidates for ‘winnable’ constituencies at General Elections in areas where there are less tolerant attitudes toward diversity, study suggests.
The University of Exeter is delighted to endorse and support the international call to action recently released by the British Academy and partners under the title The Importance of Languages in Global Context.
Poorer pupils most likely to be away from school at the end of 2020, researchers tracking coronavirus learning loss have found
Poorer pupils were most likely to be away from school at the end of 2020, experts analysing the learning loss caused by coronavirus have found.
People back coronavirus restrictions but think autumn local lockdowns were mismanaged by the Government, survey shows
There is widespread public support for coronavirus restrictions, but most people believe local lockdowns this autumn were mismanaged by the Government, a new survey shows.
Major changes to interpretation of the Human Rights Act needed to protect people during arrest and detention, research argues
Major changes to the way courts interpret the Human Rights Act are necessary so the legislation does more to protect people detained because of the expansion of police powers, a new study says.
Legal reforms needed to protect people from “deepfake” and AI intellectual property theft, expert warns
Legal reforms are needed to protect people from their image being copied by “deepfake” or AI technology, an expert has warned.
A major new research project will support open science implementation around the world.
Delivery drivers, neighbours and colleagues in virtual meetings could help tackle rising domestic abuse with the right training and support in a world changed by COVID-19.
Digital health passports should not be rolled out on a mass basis until COVID-19 vaccines are available to all, report warns
Digital health passports should not be introduced on a mass basis until coronavirus tests are available and affordable to everyone in the country, report warns
The distress caused by the Coronavirus pandemic means parents should maintain the “vital tonic” of the Father Christmas myth for children this year, psychologist urges
Parents agonise about how to handle difficult questions about Father Christmas when children grow up, but the coronavirus pandemic means it could be damaging to be totally honest this year.
Reforms to company takeover rules could boost UK productivity, increase investment opportunities and limit inefficient management, politicians have been told.
A permanent change in cultural attitudes is needed to steer separating parents away from acrimonious legal proceedings during family breakdowns, experts have said.
Academics in favour of universities refusing funding from nations connected to human rights concerns, survey shows
Academics are in favour of universities refusing funding from foreign organisations and individuals or nations linked with human rights concerns, a new survey of over 1,500 social scientists based in UK universities shows.
There is strong public support for job guarantees and reforms to exams in 2021 to help young people affected by the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey shows.
Mathematics teaching needs to be rethought because children’s spatial reasoning skills are not developed enough, a new study says.
University of Exeter experts are leading a major new study to better understand the mental and physical wellbeing issues facing agricultural workers.
More than one in 10 people aged 16 to 25 have lost their job, and just under six in 10 have seen their earnings fall since the coronavirus pandemic began, new research shows.
A new regional network between the GW4 universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter has launched which will focus on research into neurodiversity and conditions such as ADHD and autism
Online church services have proved popular with rural communities during the pandemic, a new study shows.
Former rebel groups become more moderate after gaining political power in nations with democracy, research shows
Former rebel groups who transform into political parties have adopted a moderate stance after gaining power in more democratic political systems, a study shows.
A University of Exeter expert has been appointed to be a member of a prestigious economic network.
A third of people are in favour of prison sentences for those who break coronavirus lockdown rules, according to a major new survey.
New code of conduct calls for universities to do more to protect academic freedom in their international partnerships
UK higher education institutions should be more transparent about their international partnerships and more accountable to their staff and students in order to protect academic freedom, experts have said.
Less than a fifth of farmers plan on fully retiring and many do not discuss their later life plans with loved ones, according to a new study from the University of Exeter in collaboration with NFU Mutual.
A fifth of people have reported experiencing mental health issues and a third of people are feeling isolated because of the coronavirus pandemic, a major new survey shows.
Five researchers at the University of Exeter have been awarded prestigious fellowships to tackle key issues from food and housing insecurities to autism diagnosis.
Introducing third legal gender option popular with majority of trans and non-binary people, research shows
Introducing a third legal gender option is popular with the majority of trans and non-binary people, research suggests.
Fundamental reset of society needed to prevent decline in social mobility in the post-Covid era, experts warn
A fundamental reset of society is needed to avert an unprecedented decline in social mobility in the post-Covid era, leading experts have warned.
New education “hubs” for Deaf children needed to replace social spaces lost when specialist schools close
New dedicated hubs for Deaf children are needed around the country to provide new social spaces, education and support, an expert has said.
New research led by the University of Exeter and The Farming Community Network (FCN) aims to explore how social isolation, loneliness and mental health issues within the farming community are experienced and managed – and how to improve support available.
A third of people feel “very angry” at the prospect of Britain leaving the EU without a deal, according to a major new survey which suggests people are resigned to the failure of Brexit talks.
Appointing a new leader just before an election leads to a higher turnover of MPs after the poll, a study of political parties across Europe during the past 80 years shows.
People prefer coronavirus contact tracing to be carried out by a combination of apps and humans, study shows
People prefer coronavirus contact tracing to be carried out by a combination of apps and humans, a new study shows.
3D printing technology poses a “grave and growing threat” to individual privacy because of the potential for products to reveal private information about individuals, experts have warned.
Weapons were not used in the majority of police incidents where officers had to use force, the first detailed analysis of statistics from a new national reporting system suggests.
Linguist and philosopher, Noam Chomsky, will speak to Professor Robert Lamb from the University of Exeter, in a free online event.
Connections with friends and family are key to helping communities adapt to the devastating impact of climate change on their homes and livelihoods, a new study shows.
The brains of nonpartisans are different from those who register to vote with a party, major new study shows
The brains of people with no political allegiance are different from those who strongly support one party, major new research shows.
The book, titled "Power, Piety and People: the Politics of Holy Cities in the 21st Century" is out with Columbia University Press.
Home-educated children left without qualifications as exams replaced with teacher-predicted grades, study shows
The cancellation of exams this year in favour of teacher-predicted grades has had a “significantly detrimental” impact on many home-educated children, who are not able to gain qualifications this summer, a study warns.
State of the art computational analysis is being used to track the growth and influence of online extremist far-right groups in Europe as part of a major new study.
Mass surveys and in-depth fieldwork across England will be used to explore how the coronavirus pandemic is both creating new social inequalities as well as reinforcing existing ones.
Experts and major organisations have co-created the first international principles that will encourage more concerted efforts towards sustainable securities lending.
The University of Exeter has been shortlisted for both Innovation and University of the Year in the UK Social Mobility Awards.
A new soap opera, comic and app are the latest weapons being used to tackle the epidemic of kidnappings in Mexico.
Extinction Rebellion supporters are more likely to be new to protesting than other environmental activists, a new study shows.
With an acute labour shortage in the seasonal farming industry and millions of people either out of work or furloughed, The Land Army was born with the goal of connecting farms and agricultural businesses with suitable candidates quickly.
Research showing the key features of healthy relationships will be used in schools around the country to help teenagers learn how to build healthy relationships of their own.
Theft law needs reform so the crime is based on consent not dishonesty – reducing the risk of judgements which lack “common sense” – a new study warns.
Discussion between teachers and children about writing is a crucial tool to help pupils learn about grammar, a new study shows.
Science education community should withdraw from international tests which have led to “narrow” curricula and pedagogy, study says
The science community should withdraw from involvement in international tests such as PISA because they have forced schools to adopt “narrow” curricula and pedagogies, a study says.
The University of Exeter team for the National Learning Design BootCamp 2020 presented their redesign of a core undergraduate module to the final national conference last week.
Decision to replace exams with predicted grades during coronavirus has left pupils feeling “powerless” survey shows
The decision to replace GCSE and A-level exams with predicted grades this summer has left pupils feeling “powerless” and “overwhelmingly” concerned with their grades, a major survey shows.
People in France and Germany support building greater European military capacity and security and defence policy, a survey shows.
A new study will examine the risks coronavirus “immunity passports” pose to human rights as more countries begin to use technology to monitor health during the pandemic.
We’re delighted to announce the winners and college shortlist for the Teaching Awards 2020.
Giving people “digital literacy” tips can help them identify dubious information online, a new study shows.
David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee, is headlining an online panel discussion that is examining the impacts of COVID-19 on developing countries.
Influential University of Exeter research has led to the historic introduction of no fault divorce in England and Wales.
Concerns for disadvantaged teenagers as activities to encourage them to apply to university disrupted during coronavirus lockdown, research shows
University staff working with prospective students are concerned about the prospects of those from disadvantaged homes as their work is disrupted or put on hold during the coronavirus lockdown, research shows.
Appetite for fast fashion goes out of style when people learn about impact of mass-produced clothing, study shows
Learning in groups how to make, mend and modify clothing reduces the appetite for fast fashion, a new study shows.
Innovative programme where children use their own voice to improve reading open for more participants
An innovative education programme which helps children improve their reading by using the sound of their own voice is open for more participants.
This year’s system of using predicted grades to award A-level and GCSE results should be closely monitored to ensure it doesn’t unfairly penalise disadvantaged pupils, a social mobility expert has warned.
Insurers should be willing to negotiate coronavirus claims to avoid courts being overwhelmed, study warns
Insurers should be open to negotiating coronavirus claims to avoid courts becoming overwhelmed with disputes, a new study warns.
News from the BBC about coronavirus has been shared significantly more on social media than articles from journalists in other organisations, new research suggests.
Efforts by police forces to speed up digital forensic analysis could lead to oversights in evidence gathering and interpretation, a new study warns.
Covid generation faces ‘dark age’ of low social mobility - young Britons at risk of long-term damage to future life prospects
The unprecedented economic and educational shocks of the Covid-19 pandemic could inflict long-term damage to young people’s prospects in life, a new study finds.
A University of Exeter student has raised £10,000 for those affected by mental health issues during the coronavirus pandemic by running 131 miles in just five days.
Empowering people to intervene when they witness unacceptable behaviour can help to prevent domestic violence and abuse, a new study has found.
Early African Muslims had a halal – and cosmopolitan diet - discovery of thousands of ancient animal bones shows
Early Muslim communities in Africa ate a cosmopolitan diet as the region became a trading centre for luxury goods, the discovery of thousands of ancient animal bones has shown.
The impact of coronavirus on Britain’s crucial food supply chains will be tracked as part of a new study which will show how the current crisis has affected the journey from farm to plate.
Video link weddings should be allowed to help the desperately ill during the coronavirus pandemic, expert recommends
Weddings via video link should be allowed for those desperately ill during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a leading marriage-law expert.
A University of Exeter expert has come up with games featuring dancing, storytelling, running and acting to help families struggling to think of new things to do at home during the coronavirus lockdown.
Large portions of voters across Europe misunderstand the workings of the European Union and think it is less democratic than it actually is, research suggests.
The public would comply with major changes to medical advice – but would then be less likely to follow other new guidelines in the future, research shows.
Coronavirus has led to major change in attitudes about parental responsibility for children’s education, survey shows
School closures have led to a change in attitudes among parents about who should be responsible for their child’s education, a major new survey shows.
School closures during the coronavirus lockdown could leave disadvantaged children with “learning loss” of up to six months, leading social mobility experts have warned.
A University of Exeter expert has been elected to one of the world’s most prestigious academic organisations.
Five leading researchers from across disciplines at the University of Exeter have received prestigious national fellowships, it has been announced.
Drs John Heathershaw and Brieg Powel lead the pandemipolitics.net initiative - a new blog where CAIS experts unpack the political dimension of the ongoing pandemic.
University of Exeter experts will develop new ways to better monitor activity on extreme right-wing online forums linked with terrorism as part of a major new research project.
Drs Stephane Baele, Lewys Brace and Travis Coan, based at Q-STEP and CAIS, conduct research on the far-right "Chan" forums.
Couples should work as a team and make plans for the future to ensure their relationship thrives during coronavirus lockdown, experts say
Couples trying to cope with the coronavirus lockdown should work as a team and make future plans to keep their relationship strong during the crisis, experts have said.
Parents can have their say on impact of school closures on families as part of major new research project
Parents can have their say on how their families are coping with the upheaval of school closures as part of a major new research project set up to track the impact of coronavirus.
Artificial intelligence will be increasingly used on labels on food and other products in the future to make them interactive, and regulations should be reformed now so they take account of new innovations, a study warns.
“Blind over-reliance” on AI technology to manage international migration could lead to serious breaches of human rights, study warns
Over-reliance by countries on artificial intelligence to tackle international migration and manage future migration crisis could lead to serious breaches of human rights, a new study warns.
University of Exeter experts will help to train academics from throughout the UK in cutting-edge research methods as part of a major new national initiative.
Facebook “prominent gateway” to untrustworthy websites during 2016 US presidential election, study shows
Facebook was the most prominent gateway to untrustworthy websites during the 2016 US Presidential election, a new study shows.
Subjects across the Arts and Sciences at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best worldwide, in the latest influential global league table.
Male doctoral graduates more likely to have a full-time, permanent job than their female counterparts, study shows
Male doctoral graduates are more likely to get a permanent job compared to their female counterparts, a new study shows.
Professor Claire Dunlop has been appointed as Vice Chair of Political Studies Association of the UK (PSA)
A University of Exeter sociologist who has had a leading role in managing longitudinal studies which give vital information about the wellbeing of the nation has been awarded CBE in the New Year’s Honours list.
The Higher Education Policy Institute has published a new report on access to higher education which shows that, at the current rate of progress, it will take 96 years to hit the Office for Students’s targets for access to highly-selective universities.
Voters find information from politicians more “interesting” if they have the same views on Brexit – even if they don’t represent the party they normally support, a study shows.
Higher education staff support new legal duty for universities to prevent and respond effectively to sexual violence and harassment, study shows
Higher education staff are in favour of new legal duties for universities to prevent and respond effectively to sexual violence and harassment on campus, according to a new study.
Experts have found the first archaeological evidence showing Christianity was practised in Bahrain, a discovery which sheds light on a missing part of the country’s history.
Professor Alison Park CBE, FAcSS, Director of Research at ESRC, visits Social Sciences at Exeter.
“Elite”, high-earning political lobbyists are more likely to overstate their achievements, a new study shows.
Exeter Law School’s Professor Mike Schmitt has recently received a number of prestigious appointments.
Divisions in the Conservative Party allowed the European Union to set the agenda during Brexit negotiations, a new study shows.
Both Remainers and Leavers willing to let MPs disrupt the constitution to get the Brexit they want, survey shows
With Brexit once again in limbo, new research shows that Remainers and Leavers are both willing to disrupt Britain’s unwritten constitution to get the Brexit outcome they want.
On 22nd October 2019, Exeter Law School held its inaugural Non-Final Year Prizes Celebration.
Newly-discovered documents show Henry VIII’s legendary marital troubles may have led to other copy-cat splits around the country.
Britain’s laws are harming hi-tech companies who want to operate in the burgeoning space industry, experts have warned.
Religion now plays an “explicit and institutionalised” role in US foreign policy-making, new research shows
Faith is increasingly used to advance the interests and values of the United States around the world, according to a new book by Dr Gregorio Bettiza from the University of Exeter.
A University of Exeter expert has been made a fellow of the prestigious Academy of Social Sciences for her research on regulatory design and policy evaluation.
On Friday 20 September 2019 we officially launched our Exeter Law School in Cornwall (Skol an Lagha Karesk). The event was attended by our first cohort of students as well as staff, local solicitors, barristers and members of the Cornwall Law Society.
Dame Vera Baird has praised a pioneering programme which trains football coaches to act as role models and intervene when they witness unacceptable locker room behaviour.
Voters expect much more from politicians when the media describes them as having won a decisive electoral victory, research shows.
University of Exeter students will provide free legal support for those in need in their community as part of a new law degree in Cornwall.
New research suggests that the right to a fair trial can be undermined by benefits associated with pleading guilty, and that such benefits are putting pressure on vulnerable defendants to admit to crimes they did not commit.
Professor Leonelli has been elected to the International Academy of Philosophy of Sciences and the European Philosophy of Science Association.
The NHS and health services worldwide need to develop policies on when patients should be “re-contacted” about faulty genes, as the current lack of guidance creates a dilemma for health services, experts have warned.
Global efforts to give millions of people missing key paper documents such as birth certificates a digital identity could leave them vulnerable to persecution or discrimination, a new study warns.
Experts working to help find ways to stop Britain’s fast fashion addiction will share their findings at a new exhibition touring Cornwall this month.
Introducing a price cap for energy bills has “destroyed” the UK’s competitive market for gas and electricity, new research warns.
Healthy and competitive markets – and not stringent regulations – help dial back the cost of mobile phone contacts, according to new research.
Autistic adults have created beautiful animations as part of a project that highlights their creativity and different ways of thinking.
International lawyers and cyber experts have worked together to give new guidance on how countries may respond to malicious cyber operations such as computer hacking aimed at interfering with foreign elections.
Britain’s first Professor of Social Mobility has been awarded OBE for his work helping schools and universities to improve the prospects of disadvantaged young people
In May 2019, the University of Exeter’s School of Law and Wuhan University finalised a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop closer ties between our institutions.
On 28 and 29 May 2019, Professor Michael Winter OBE was one of the invited speakers at a workshop at the Institut d’Ethnologie in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
The University of Exeter was represented by Dr Catherine Owen, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, whose research compares the production of active citizenship in Russia and China
The College performed extremely well in the Guild Teaching Awards 2019.
What can we hear if we stop and listen to the zoo? Does this change our experience of the animals we visit? Which species and what aspects of their behaviour come to the fore and what do we learn as a result?
Regulators must find a way of monitoring and addressing the way political advertising on Facebook creates new types of inequalities for campaigners, experts have said.
Students have the opportunity to study at a top university and global firm as part of a new course designed to prepare them for the growth in legal innovation and technology and how it will change the role of judges and lawyers as well as increase the potential for access to justice for litigants.
Michael Winter warns of the need to take care with the future of farming when designing new policies for post-Brexit rural land use
Government policies across the UK increasingly connect objectives for farming with the environment and broader natural capital approaches (e.g. 25 Year Environment Plan, Agriculture Bill). However, any discussion around natural capital and farming requires a farming system that improves or maintains natural capital against a backdrop of pressures such as environmental change, economic uncertainty and BREXIT.
Grand Challenges is a project week, from 10 to 14 June 2019, in which students work in interdisciplinary groups with other like-minded students to design innovative solutions to real-world challenges.
26 students from 14 state schools and colleges from across the South West region graduated from the Pathways to Law programme
A panel of alumni from the College of Social Sciences and International Studies attended an Exeter Scholars event, answering questions posed by Year 12 students on this prestigious programme, followed by a round table networking session.
The University of Exeter has appointed Professor Richard Moorhead as the new Head of Law starting in September 2019.
Autism enhances characteristics such as loyalty and focus which help those with the condition at work and in their relationships with others, experts have found.
A team of University of Exeter students has won a national competition which seeks new innovations for the insurance industry.
The gig economy could drive down wages and de-professionalise the UK voice-over industry as jobs are increasingly advertised online, experts have warned.
The natural world and fantasy helps young children use sophisticated words such as “slithering” and “abracadabra”, one of the largest studies to measure pupils’ language skills has found.
The University of Exeter’s science and humanities subjects have been ranked amongst the very best in the world, according to the latest influential global league table.
Nobel Prize winner and influential African businesswoman Ouided Bouchamaoui spoke about her extraordinary role bringing democracy to Tunisia during a visit to the University of Exeter.
People who experience their own “Road to Damascus” moment over hotly-debated scientific issues can then become key advocates on the subject, new research has shown.
Acting as the Government of Carana (based on Haiti), the Army, the UN and NGOs, teams worked together to respond to a natural disaster on the island.
University of Exeter researchers have been given a £1.1m grant to help improve people’s lives by working in partnership to solve pressing social and economic challenges.
People in one of the poorest parts of the UK voted for Brexit despite being given billions of pounds of EU cash because they don’t feel the funding improved their lives, according to a new report.
Almost half of people in England and Wales mistakenly believe that unmarried couples who live together have a common law marriage and enjoy the same rights as couples that are legally married.