News and current vacancies

Visit the latest news and vacancies section of the College website for further stories and events, plus a list of current job vacancies and PhD studentship opportunities.

Exeter researcher wins science outreach competition

A University of Exeter scientist has won the ‘I’m a Scientist: Get me out of here’ competition, beating four other science enthusiasts to the prize.

University hosts regional festival of physics

The University of Exeter will host a South West physics festival this weekend as experts and academics come together to discuss planets, astronomy, wind, rain and light.

Exeter academics recognised as rising stars of research by Leverhulme Awards

Two rising research stars at the University of Exeter have been recognised by each receiving a highly prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize.

Pioneering research boosts graphene revolution

Pioneering new research by the University of Exeter could pave the way for miniaturised optical circuits and increased internet speeds, by helping accelerate the ‘graphene revolution’.

Exeter student project to monitor space weather events

University of Exeter students are leading a project with the Met Office, British Geological Survey and Lancaster University to better understand space weather events and the prediction of their impacts.

National award recognises Exeter's continued commitment to equality

A prestigious national award scheme has recognised the University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Science’s dedication to gender equality.

New Observatory opened at Exeter University Physics Department

The newly refurbished University of Exeter Observatory has been opened ready for student teaching.

Exeter projects part of £21 million ‘Engineering Grand Challenges’ research announcement

Three new research programmes, led by or featuring the University of Exeter, that aim to tackle some of the major challenges facing science and engineering have been announced.

Exeter celebrates the world’s first programmer and women in science

Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). 

Exeter Physicist wins prestigious early career researcher award

A leading physicist from the University of Exeter has received a national award for pioneering research contributions in the field of quantum physics.

Exeter professor Roy Sambles is new president of Institute of Physics

Professor Roy Sambles has today (Thursday, October 1) taken up his position as the new president of the Institute of Physics (IOP).

Butterfly wings help break the status quo in gas sensing

The unique properties found in the stunning iridescent wings of a tropical blue butterfly could hold the key to developing new highly selective gas detection sensors.

Giant comet-like tail discovered on small exoplanet

The prospect of finding ocean-bearing exoplanets has been boosted, thanks to a pioneering new study.

Female scientists took to their soapboxes at city centre spectacle

A host of Devon’s leading female scientists took to their soapboxes at the weekend to showcase their fascinating science to the general public

Female scientists take to their soapboxes at free public event

A host of Devon’s leading female scientists will be taking to their soapboxes this week to showcase their fascinating science to the general public at a free event in Exeter city centre.

Grant of £885,000 to fund important food crop research

A Physicist at the University of Exeter has received a substantial grant to help improve the sustainability of commercially valuable crops.

Graphene holds key to unlocking creation of wearable electronic devices

Ground-breaking research has successfully created the world’s first truly electronic textile, using the wonder material Graphene.

Physics research from Exeter to be showcased in Parliament

Exeter physicists are making their final preparations before showcasing their innovative research in a special event, held in the Houses of Parliament.

New game shuffles the pack of top female scientists

Do you know why Dorothy Hill or Rosalind Franklin are considered pioneers in their fields, or who left the greatest legacy -  Ada Lovelace or Marie Curie? The answers could be resolved in a new game, created by students at the University of Exeter.

Student scientists present research to Parliament

Budding scientists from the University of Exeter have showcased their innovative research at the Houses of Parliament, as part of a prestigious national event.

GraphExeter defies the Achilles heel of wonder material graphene

A resilience to extreme conditions by the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material for conducting electricity could help revolutionise the electronic industry, according to a new study.

CEMPS research rated internationally excellent in latest national assessment

CEMPS research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the first assessment of the research quality of UK universities since 2008, the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

New research suggests shape of our spines is key to lifting correctly

New research shows that the age-old mantra of 'bend your knees and keep your back straight’ when lifting may not work for everyone.

Exeter Physics PhD student educates the scientists of the future

Claire Woollacott, a theoretical physicist and researcher at the University of Exeter, has been busy inspiring students in local schools, through the Institute of Physics' Schools Lecture Tour, and is the first postgraduate student to take part in the initiative.

Brain’s response to threat silenced when we are reminded of being loved and cared for

Being shown pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain’s response to threat, new research from the University of Exeter has found.

Heritage of Earth’s water gives rise to hopes of life on other planets

A pioneering new study has shown that water found on Earth predates the formation of the sun – raising hopes that life could exist on exoplanets, the planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy.

Exeter host BBC’s Sky at Night

Pioneering research carried out at the University of Exeter into the remarkable atmospheric properties of exoplanets will feature in a forthcoming episode of the BBC’s much-loved astronomy programme, the Sky at Night.

Exeter professor bestowed with major international award

A leading professor from the University of Exeter has secured a significant international award, in recognition of his pioneering research.

African pupils taken on a scientific journey from the Rubik’s Cube to the building blocks of the universe

Professor Pete Vukusic has returned from a whistle-stop tour of schools in rural Tanzania, designed to help children better engage with science.

Exeter expert wins prestigious Physics award

A University of Exeter physics expert has been bestowed with a prestigious award, for his significant widening participation and outreach work.

CEMPS success in 2015 Guardian subject league table

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences has enjoyed considerable success in the latest university league table, published by the Guardian.

University of Exeter student crowned as ‘3 Minute Wonder’

A University of Exeter student has won a prestigious national competition designed to promote the pioneering work being carried out by early-career scientists to a wider audience.

University of Exeter scientists present research to Parliament

Science experts from the University of Exeter will showcase their pioneering research at the Houses of Parliament, as part of a prestigious national science event.

Astronomers research into exoplanets could hold key to riddle of Earth’s past

Pioneering research from University of Exeter scientists into the atmospheres of planets found beyond our own solar system could also help solve one of the greatest riddles of Earth’s past.

University of Exeter joins BBC Stargazing Live event

Budding astronomers will be given a unique opportunity to witness the remarkable atmospheric properties of exoplanets when the BBC's hugely popular programme Stargazing Live returns for a new series this week.