The University of Exeter & the University of Bristol are among the Russell Group universities said to contribute £86.8bil to the UK economy.Read the full story ›
The new plan is set to be announced by Jo Johnson, after revelations of Vice-Chancellors, including Uni of Exeter's earning well over £200k.Read the full story ›
A 400-year-old shark could hold the genetic secrets to a longer life, according to scientists working with the University of Exeter.Read the full story ›
Chemicals humans put into the water system are changing the anatomy and behaviour of fresh water fish, according to Exeter Uni research.Read the full story ›
Drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older people, according to research by the University of Exeter.Read the full story ›
Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that male bumblebees make no effort to remember the location of the nest.Read the full story ›
Controversial plans to build a £6 million park and ride scheme on the outskirts of a Devon village have been scrapped by the council.
Residents of Ide, near Exeter, overwhelmingly rejected the scheme in a historic poll. The £1,000 referendum saw villagers vote four to one against the proposals.
Devon County Council wanted to build a 550 space carpark on land near Ide, claiming it would relieve traffic problems into the city.
But opponents were worried it would reduce the green belt, and cause noise pollution.
County councillor Alan Connett confirmed the plan had been withdrawn, after asking the council to consider the unpopular proposal earlier this week.
But, he said, the council would continue to work on the proposals which it saw as an essential part of Exeter's growth plans.
He added the council may resubmit another application "at some point in the future".
There were so many questions about the evidence base the county council put forward and concerns not only from residents but also Highways England, which oversees the country's national road network.
However, the plan isn't completely off the table as the county council says it will continue to work on proposals for a park and ride at Ide/Alphington and may put in a new application at some point.
If you are feeling like you want to keep eating at the moment - rest assured it's not your fault - that's according to researchers.Read the full story ›
Researchers at the University of Exeter have confirmed a rare species of bear in Peru.
The children's character Paddington Bear is based on the vulnerable spectacled bear. Biologists placed secret cameras in the Sira Communal Reserve in Peru to capture the footage.
The team deployed 22 crowd funded camera traps in March 2015. The cameras stayed in place until last week when the team returned to the area to retrieve the results.
Researchers also filmed a critically endangered bird - the Sira Currasow. And documented 145 species of bird, 41 species of amphibian, 10 species of lizard and 7 species of snake, of which it is thought that two lizards and three frogs are new species, previously unknown to science.
Our new records of the Spectacled Bear highlight the Sira Communal Reserve as a stronghold for the species and demonstrates its importance at the national level.
We have fantastic videos of these charismatic bears – they were very playful with the camera traps, the footage shows them sniffing, licking and nosing the cameras.
This is much needed good news story for this threatened species; something we need to hear more of in conservation.
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.