Follow us on Twitter for regularly updated news.
Also see our news archive for previous stories.
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.
Reaction to the Publication of the Modernising Defence Programme – Dr David Blagden, Strategy and Security Institute, University of Exeter
The Ministry of Defence has finally published an outcomes report from its long-awaited Modernising Defence Programme (MDP).
Lessons about Jesus should include exploration of how Muslims view him as a prophet and investigation of his Jewish identity, experts have said.
The first female President of the Supreme Court inspired University of Exeter students hoping to be the lawyers of the future with a motivating speech about her pioneering career.
Academics and students are celebrating the silver anniversary of a unique degree offered by the University of Exeter that enables students to study both English and French law at the same time.
Professor Mike Schmitt has completed a six-week journey training government officials on how international law governs hostile cyber operations.
A mother and daughter are celebrating graduating together from the same university – for the second time.
First international academic “Santa survey” shows children stop believing in Father Christmas aged eight
It’s that time of year when children look forward to a stocking full of presents - but the first international academic “Santa survey” shows many adults also wish they still believed in Father Christmas and some had felt betrayed when they discovered the truth.
Couples marrying in civil ceremonies should be allowed to have religious vows, rituals, readings, and music as part of their ceremony for the first time, a major new study has concluded.
As part of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Festival of Social Science (FOSS), Lecturer in Politics, Dr Sarah Cooper, in collaboration with Professor Claire Dunlop and Dr Owen Thomas, hosted a public engagement event to explore the construction of consent in the courtroom.
A law academic from the University of Exeter has been awarded a prestigious Academic Fellowship that recognises outstanding contribution of legal teaching and research.
Many voters would have forgiven David Cameron if he had failed to deliver on his campaign promise to hold an EU referendum, a study suggests.
A University of Exeter expert has contributed to the review of the Government’s 25 Year Bovine TB Strategy.
Professor Alison Harcourt has been awarded the prestigious honour of becoming a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Dr Joseph Lee, Director of the Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law, hosted an international conference on international commercial contract law in London. The conference focused on the use of new smart technologies and new trade practices in international transactions.
Innuendo alone in news coverage can fuel belief in conspiracy theories, according to a new study.
Campaigners trying to stop a Battle of Britain site from being dredged are hoping to launch a new High Court bid to protect archaeological finds and wildlife at the site.
Partnership with Chinese University of Hong Kong to tackle Global Food Security, Climate Change, and Resilience
The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Exeter come together to create the Joint Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience (ENSURE).
“Ongoing nervousness” about the use of e-cigarettes in stop-smoking services can be a “significant” barrier to people finding support, research revealed during “Stoptober” shows.
On Wednesday 12 September, a panel of alumni from the College of Social Sciences and International Studies attended an Exeter Scholars event, answering questions posed by Year 13 students on this prestigious programme, followed by a networking session.
Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change sceptics that humans are damaging the environment, a new study shows.
Models could make a claim to own the rights to the recording of their sashays and struts they use on the catwalk – and should be able to make more money from their appearances during fashion shows, new legal analysis shows.
Professor Michael Schmitt has been reappointed to another two-year term on the US Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law.
On 20 - 21 October 2018, the EASE (Exeter Anthrozoology as Symbiotic Ethics) working group will be hosting the conference ‘Taking HBCA from Principles to Practice’, organised by Human Behaviour Change for Animals (HBCA)
Two leading academics at the University of Exeter have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships - one of the most prestigious awards for higher education teaching.
Research partners join forces to develop a new sustainable way of managing tourism across four Biosphere Reserves in France and England
A cutting-edge project to increase the economic value of tourism while reducing its potential environmental impact is underway in the four Unesco Biosphere Reserves of the Channel region. Professors Matt Lobley and Michael Winter and Dr Tim Wilkinson will be representing the CRPR as a lead partner in this project.
Students rate teaching quality and learning experience at Exeter amongst the highest in the Russell Group universities, according to the latest results from the NSS 2018.
Asking ten “critical” questions before embarking on a serious relationship can help couples thrive, according to a new study backed by the prominent divorce lawyer Baroness Fiona Shackleton.
It is known that prescribing errors in hospitals are common and that junior doctors may make more mistakes than senior doctors as they write the most prescriptions in hospital settings.
On 31 May and 1 June, Dr David Lewis and Dr Catherine Owen organised and presented at an international roundtable entitled ‘Eurasian Integration and Public Administration’ as part of the annual Forum on Public Administration organised by the St Petersburg branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).
A University of Exeter expert has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious British Academy for her research on the therapeutic value of music making.
Draft legislation designed to encourage the Government to make the first major changes to divorce legislation
Her book Data-Centric Biology: A Philosophical Study, is praised by Selectors as "a ground-breaking, richly interdisciplinary and scientifically-engaged study that productively reframes philosophical conceptions of data".
The next generation of computer coders have started intensive training as part of a new summer school at the University of Exeter.
British farmers could find business opportunities and help promote better public health
A small delegation of Exeter academics arrived in Beijing on 18 June for a week of activities with our partner, the University of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (UCASS).
University of Exeter academic honoured for research shaping new national data on police use of force
A University of Exeter expert’s work on a new national reporting system on the use of force for all 43 police forces in England and Wales has earned her a major award.
Exeter Law School awards BILETA Prize for best presentation at international Intellectual Property law conference
Exeter Law School supports the next generation of researchers in intellectual property law by welcoming early-career researchers to their second international conference.
Government Counsellor for the Finnish Ministry of Culture speaks on contemporary copyright issues at Exeter Law School
Counsellor of the Finnish Ministry of Culture explains how a better use of metadata could solve a number of issues in the management of copyright online.
Exeter Law School gathers international experts to discuss the future of artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies in intellectual property law.
Exeter Law School is cementing its position as a global thought leader in international cyber law. Between 21 May and 1 June 2018, two members of the faculty travelled to Tallinn, Estonia, to take part in an annual gathering of global cyber experts in the fields of technology, strategy, policy, and law.
More farmers are relying on external companies to carry out major work, new research shows.
The Future Challenges for Autonomous Vehicles event took place on June 1st at Reed Hall, Streatham Campus Exeter.
Professor Zhixiong Huang, the Luojia Chair of International Law at Wuhan University in China, visited the Law School in May 2018 to discuss academic collaboration between Exeter and Wuhan.
Dr Iza Kavedžija reviews a recent Nuffield Trust report that claimed: "England could learn lessons from Japan to address social care crisis".
Dr Lee Elliot Major, Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust, has been confirmed as the key note speaker at our inaugural Centre for Social Mobility conference on June 12.
Report published by the Exeter Centre for International Law on the future of the international legal system.
CAIS (Centre for Advanced International Studies) organises a one-day event entitled “World Order(s) in Crisis?” bringing together some of the most prominent scholars in the discipline.
A University of Exeter professor has received a medal from the President of Estonia for his work on cyber security.
The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter is to host an exhibition highlighting student work on gender studies this Friday, 11th May.
University of Exeter students have been chosen to work as part of the team building Britain’s newest nuclear power plant.
An MP and foreign policy experts will discuss how Devon communities and companies can have influence around the world
NATO senior official and international relations and security expert Professor Jamie Shea has joined the staff of the University of Exeter’s Strategy and Security Institute (SSI).
On Thursday 3rd May, academics from the University of Exeter and Tsinghua University hosted a joint seminar on the subject of takeover law.
The University of Exeter enters into a new Articulation Agreement with Brickfields Asia Collge in Malaysia
The University of Exeter has entered into a new Articulation Agreement with Brickfields Asia College in Malaysia.
19 students from 13 state schools and colleges from across the South West region graduated from the Pathways to Law programme.
Student teachers, researchers and teacher educators from Israel, Romania, Estonia and Austria attend a study visit at the Graduate School of Education.
The Graduate School of Education hosted a reception for 15 secondary school teachers and five civil servants from Hong Kong on April 25.
The University of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (UCASS) have confirmed they will award a bursary to highly qualified students embarking upon the study abroad programme at the University of Exeter.
Three leading social scientists from the University of Exeter have been bestowed with a prestigious Fellowship from the Academy of Social Sciences.
Professor Schmitt has been on the road speaking on the hot topics in international law.
Britain’s future military commanders and staff officers want the Government to increase defence spending, new research shows.
Space and military law experts from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined forces to take the lead on understanding how our Earth-bound laws will be applied in times of armed conflict in outer space.
College signs a new Memorandum of Understanding with Tsinghua University's Institute of International and Area Studies
The College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tsinghua University’s Institute of International and Area Studies.
On April 4th, 2018, Professor Lynda Yates, Associate Dean International for the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Macquarie, visited Exeter to discuss new opportunities for both universities to work together.
The University of Exeter welcomes a delegation from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office onto our Streatham Campus.
Teenagers more likely to plead guilty to crimes they didn’t commit because they are less able to make mature decisions
Teenagers are more likely to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit because they are less able to make mature decisions, new research shows.
University of Exeter rural policy expert, Professor Michael Winter, has been appointed by the Defra Secretary of State, Michael Gove, to the Government’s bovine tuberculosis Strategy Review.
Two projects in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) will receive funding through the newly established Exeter / University of South Florida Research Catalyst Fund. The Exeter / USF Research Catalyst Fund provides grants of up to £8000 to support joint research or education initiatives between the two institutions.
Both science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best in the world, in the latest influential global league table.
Former President of the Supreme Court and University of Exeter student seek to inspire next generation of lawyers
The former President of the Supreme Court and University of Exeter graduate have teamed up to help inspire the next generation to work towards their dream career.
The leaders of an ancient religion threatened with extinction by conflict in the Middle East have allowed their highly complex water-based rituals to be recorded by outsiders for the first time.
Innuendo and hinting at fake information in news coverage is enough to fuel belief in conspiracy theories, new research shows.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Exeter launch an innovative Engineering and Law programme
The programme will enable students who embark on Engineering or Computer Science undergraduate degrees at HKUST to finish the degree at Exeter, before spending a fifth year at Exeter’s Law School, completing either an LLM (Master of Laws) or a Juris Doctor (JD).
The delegation, made up of academics, professional services staff, and undergraduate students, aimed to foster new links between UCASS and Exeter in the fields of both education and research.
The Strategy and Security Institute (SSI) have entered into a new relationship with the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), one of Brazil’s foremost academic institutions
Experts at University of Exeter hope to expand a pioneering programme designed to help empower people to speak up about sexual and domestic violence.
Children can be left confused and unable to write accurate sentences because of “uncertain” grammar teaching, experts have warned. But confident teachers can enable students to use their grammar knowledge to help them craft and create their writing and positively support children’s development as writers.
University part of new consortium announced by Prime Minister to train next generation of digital specialists
Poland’s ambassador to the UK gave a speech about UK-Polish relations and Polish foreign policy during a visit to the University of Exeter.
As part of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Festival of Social Science (FOSS), Lecturer in Politics, Dr Sarah Cooper hosted an event for engaged local sixth formers and delivered her current research on constructing consent in the courtroom
“Exceptional” University of Exeter trainee teachers significantly enhance education in the South West
“Exceptional” University of Exeter trainee teachers are helping to “significantly enhance” the quality of education in South West schools, inspectors have said.
Military veterans and their families will take part in a new University of Exeter study which will explore their experiences leaving military life behind.
The “incoherent, confusing and outdated” Religious Education curriculum is leading children to reject the subject and needs radical reform if it is to stay relevant, experts have said.
To kick off the 2017/18 academic year, the SSIS Employability Team held an interactive ‘Speed Networking’ event which was attended by four prestigious alumni and over thirty current Politics and IR students.
A new web-based tool will support policymakers and farmers to improve the environment and increase rural employment.
University of Exeter law students are helping vulnerable people who are missing out on legal services by providing free information and advice clinics in Devon.
Divorce law in England and Wales increases conflict and suffering for separating couples and their children
Divorce law in England and Wales is incentivising people to exaggerate claims of ‘behaviour’ or adultery to get a quicker divorce, according to University of Exeter research.
Experts will help teachers develop their own skills as creative writers so they can help boost children’s confidence in writing.
Degradation of the natural environment has to be reversed partly because it underpins economic growth and social wellbeing, experts say.
Anti-nuclear campaigners, including a University of Exeter academic, have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
European nations and their allies must increase their capacity to deal with the legal challenges presented by hybrid warfare.
Exeter has been named as one of the top 100 places in the world to study a range of Social Sciences subjects, according to the latest influential rankings.
On Thursday 29 June, an event which brought together retired/semi-retired citizens as well as secondary school aged children, ‘Brexit: A discussion of the UK’s future in Europe’, took place.
Joel Wish, a current law undergraduate, has recently won a prestigious mentoring award in his final year of studying law at University, in relation to his role of e-mentor on the Pathways to Law programme.
Evolved masculine and feminine behaviour can be inherited from social environment – not just from genes
The different ways men and women behave, passed down from generation to generation, can be inherited from our social environment – not just from genes, experts have suggested.
The University of Exeter will be part of a new regional network to help teachers develop their skills and share knowledge.
Outstanding new teachers have been honoured for their work in the classroom as well as their academic work as part of an awards scheme in honour of one of the UK’s best educators.
The first of a new generation of social science students trained how to analyse vast amounts of data while completing degrees in politics or sociology have graduated from the University of Exeter.
Experts will debate whether or not the concept of good faith should be part of English contract law, with a senior judge leading calls for such a development.
Scholars from prestigious Chinese institutions including Tsinghua University have visited the University of Exeter for a discussion of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Dr Joseph Lee of Exeter Law School and Dr Naikuang Huang, Senior Executive Vice President held a seminar investigating the concept of distributed ledger technology and its implication for critical financial market infrastructure (FMI).
An ancient Saxon fishing trap exposed for the first time in centuries thanks to radical environmental change has provided new clues about the history of coastal erosion in Britain.
Devon cohabiting couples can help experts uncover the secret of finding life-long love by taking part in a University of Exeter research project.
One year on from the EU referendum, Brexit voters describe themselves as middle class, educated but dissatisfied with life
A year since the vote to leave the European Union, new research has found that Brexit voters are more likely to describe themselves as middle class, educated and fed up, rather than angry and working class.
The University of Exeter’s commitment to providing world-class teaching has been recognised with the award of a “Gold” rating in the first national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment.
An evidence gathering session to review the legal, education, and policy frameworks for religious education (RE), will be held at Exeter on 20th June
Experts and stakeholders will present evidence between 2.30pm-7.00pm. Members of the public are welcome to observe both sessions.
Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient, forgotten city in Ethiopia once thought to be the home of giants.
Voters struggling to decide where to put their mark on the ballot paper in the General Election can get advice from a new website which allows them to compare promises made by politicians.
The MoU seeks to foster closer collaboration between Exeter’s Politics Department and the Sydney Democracy Network, an internationally influential network of researchers, activists, and policy makers.
The Tony Blair Institute’s global dialogue programme makes teenagers more resilient to recruitment by extremists.
Giving teachers time and support to become creative writers has helped them motivate their students, according to the findings of a two-year research project.
An international coalition of lawyers is to draft the first ever legal manual of space warfare.
There is no evidence to suggest enrichment activities run to interest pupils in science, technology, engineering and maths results in significantly higher numbers of teenagers studying these subjects at A-level.
The University of Exeter’s best lecturers were recognised by students at the Teaching Awards 2017 on 2 May, and two academic staff in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies were recognised for their contribution to their students’ experience.
Teacher training courses at the University of Exeter have been ranked as among the best in the country.
29 students from 13 schools and colleges from across the South West region graduated from the Pathways to Law programme.
The University of Exeter and Tsinghua Law Schools are organising a joint workshop gathering together experts on takeover law. The workshop will be hosted at Tsinghua Law School on Sunday 20 May.
The University of Exeter has co-organised a workshop on Populism at the prestigious Fudan University in China.
Exeter academics from both the College of Social Sciences and International Studies and the College of Humanities came together with their counterparts at Fudan.
A leading expert on social mobility and educational inequality has been appointed to work to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to study at the University of Exeter.
Outdated divorce law is causing needlessly painful and destructive breakups and exacerbating conflict between couples, a major new study has found.
The visit helped to reinforce and celebrate the excellent relationship that Exeter enjoys with the South Korean Government.
Cabinet Minister David Lidington visited the University of Exeter today and met academics who have given evidence to Parliament and students studying politics and history.
Dr Sabina Leonelli is helping to boost the amount of science research in Europe which will be openly available for all to read without charge.
US Republican voters are less likely to be critical about the performance of the controversial “Obamacare” health reforms when they are reminded about their own medical needs, new research shows.
One of the UK’s leading social scientists is joining the University of Exeter from her previous post as Chief Executive of the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).
We’re delighted to announce four PhD studentships supervised by LEEP colleagues, which are funded thanks to our links with external research partners, The John Oldacre Foundation, and our alumni.
Unique collaborative mooting event hosted by the University of Exeter brought together students from the University of Graz in Austria and students from Petroc College.
The University of Exeter will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC) with a celebratory public event at the Streatham Campus.
A pioneering new project which seeks to tackle potential barriers faced by students with vocational qualifications when they enter higher education, has received a significant funding boost.
The social and environmental outputs of woodlands play a much broader role in the economy than is often recognised, according to a new Research Report by the University of Exeter for the Forestry Commission.
Experts will collect the most extensive archive to date of children’s school work as part of a major project seeking to track how the way they use language changes as they get older.
Children learned how physics brings light and colour to photography and makes insects iridescent as part of a fun masterclass at the University of Exeter.
The first comprehensive guide covering the legal rules of behaviour in cyberspace, which will be used by governments around the world, has been published by a University of Exeter academic.
Listening to five minutes of West African or Indian pop music can give the listener more positive attitudes towards those cultures, research from the Universities of Oxford and Exeter has found.
A University of Exeter expert has been honoured by the Estonian Government for his pioneering work in international law.
Great philosophical questions such as ‘What is art?’ and ‘Should you always tell the truth?’, are being debated by Exeter primary school children, with the help of University of Exeter philosophers.
Progress on the Government’s long term plan for the environment is too slow and politicians should act more quickly to safeguard our natural resources, a University of Exeter expert has said.
Prominent divorce lawyer Baroness Shackleton is funding new University of Exeter research which could help uncover the secret of finding life-long love.
Aid workers in refugee camps and shelters in Greece are receiving legal training to help keep migrant children safe thanks to an expert from the University of Exeter.
For decades the “father of genetics” Gregor Mendel has been portrayed as living an isolated, monk-like existence, cut off from society.
On 19 January, Professor Mike Schmitt spoke on international law of cyber operation to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Deputy Secretary-General Rose Gottemoeller, and the North Atlantic Council (NAC).
The University of Exeter’s School of Law has enjoyed a sharp rise in the influential Times Higher Education Subject rankings for Law. Ranked 93rd in 2018, the 2019 rankings have seen the School of Law jump to 72nd in the world, one of the larger improvements of rankings from any institutions in the top 100.