A new survey suggests that the University of Exeter contributes £600 million to the south west economy each year and that the region's universities generate 51,780 jobs.
The report by Universities UK (UUK) has, for the first time, quantified the economic benefit generated by the region’s 12 Universities. It says the total revenue of South West higher education institutions was £1.7 billion in 2011-12.
Geoff Pringle, Chief Operating Officer at the University of Exeter commented:
“Recent studies in the UK have highlighted the importance of higher education to the national economy but it has been difficult to quantify the impact regionally - until now.
“The University of Exeter contributes not only financially to the region but also by providing a graduate workforce that raises productivity and stimulates economic growth.
The opportunity is now to work collaboratively with both business and government, exploiting and supporting regional specialisations, to deliver even more regional success in the future for the South West.”
Nearly 90 per cent of patients would like potential cancer symptoms checked, even if there was only a one per cent risk, according to researchers at Exeter University's medical school. .
NHS guidelines suggest a five per cent risk before further tests. The UK currently lags behind the rest of Europe on cancer survival rates and early diagnosis is seen as key to improving them
The University of Exeter has been put into the top 10 Best Campus Universities in Britain. The Times has moved the university up 2 spots from last year to 8th place in it's Good University Guide.
It has also been named as the 2nd best in the Southwest coming below Bath. The University of St Mark and St John in Plymouth came in 8th place in the region followed by Plymouth University and Falmouth University.
Research shows that a population of trout can survive in the waters of the River Hayle in Cornwall, where metal concentrations are so high they would kill most other fish. A team from the University of Exeter believes it's because of a change in their genes. Richard Lawrence reports.
The University of Exeter is hosting one of the biggest events in the country involving science, technology, engineering and maths. More than two thousand students will be getting involved in the Big Bang South West 2013.
The event will exhibit hundreds of student science projects. There will be a record attempt to teach 1100 students in a mega class.
Around 400 students from across the UK will be descending on Exeter this weekend for an awards ceremony they say is their equivalent of the BAFTAS.
Many universities nowadays have their own student run television stations and this Saturday many of those stations are coming together to see who has been voted the best.
This year the University of Exeter has been selected to host the event and the TV station on campus there - XTV - will be filming the evening.
More than 400 students from across the UK are heading to Exeter University this weekend for the National Student TV Awards. The event celebrates TV stations on university campuses which broadcast programmes made by students online.
The long-running student ball has been cancelled in its current format, after CCTV footage apparently showing two guests apparently having sex went viral last month. The University's Student Guild launched an investigation after the incident, and now says it will create an alternative event.