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.

Solar energy professor wins top Indian community accolade

A University of Exeter professor and solar energy expert has been honoured for his services to education.

Renewable energy expert to take part in key discussion at Houses of Parliament

A University of Exeter expert will take part in a round-table discussion at the Houses of Parliament.

Renewable Energy students visit space station to see biomass technology in action

Renewable Energy students from the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus will be visiting Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station this month.

South West MEP takes policy advice from scientists at Penryn Campus

South West MEP Clare Moody has visited the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus to take advice from leading academics.

Penryn graduate crowned Energy Champion

An Exeter Renewable Energy graduate has won a prestigious Energy Institute (EI) award for her work in promoting carbon reduction.

Environment minister meets marine energy experts at Penryn Campus

Environment minister and local MP George Eustice has visited the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus to find out more about the University’s world-class research in marine energy and aqua culture.

Cambodia volunteering project proves fruitful for Exeter student

A University of Exeter student has completed a volunteering project on a VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) Entrepreneurship scheme in Cambodia.

Extreme weather threatens Britain’s coastline

Britain’s rocky coastline is being reshaped and eroded by the increasingly common extreme weather, University of Exeter researchers have found.

Exeter expert participates in pairing scheme to foster links between science and policy

A University of Exeter academic will spend three days shadowing Labour MEP Clare Moody in Brussels this week as part of a scheme to foster links between scientists and European policy makers.

Storms bring record-breaking waves to Falmouth Bay

The New Year storms that battered the British coastline brought record-breaking waves to the normally sheltered Falmouth Bay, it has been revealed.

Exeter students help Cornish leisure centre towards better energy efficiency

Students from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus have been advising a Cornish leisure centre how to reduce its energy consumption and costs.

University of Exeter joins consortium in major research grant for Cornwall and the South West

Experts from the University of Exeter are part of a consortium that has been awarded funding for a £3m research project from Innovate UK and BBSRC.

Butterflies heat up the field of solar research

The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown.

Marine Renewable Energy conference comes to Penryn Campus

Some of the country’s foremost experts in marine renewable energy will gather in Cornwall to identify new ways in which to collaborate to develop wave and tidal energy in the South of England.

Penryn Campus postgraduates host successful student conference

Penryn Campus postgraduate students celebrated their research achievements at Exploring Research in Cornwall, an annual conference supported by the University of Exeter's Researcher Development programme.

Pioneering wave technology device launched in Falmouth heads for the US

A cutting-edge wave energy converter device trialled in Falmouth is being deployed to its first commercial site.

Research pinpoints new technique for producing cheaper solar energy

Pioneering new research could pave the way for solar energy to be converted into household electricity more cheaply than ever before.

UK-first renewable heat network demonstration secures research funding

A low carbon heating project involving the University of Exeter has been awarded a Government research grant to carry out feasibility work to create a UK-first community-wide energy scheme.

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).

Exeter students help Cornish dairy embrace renewables revolution

Exeter students are helping a family-run Cornish business reduce their carbon footprint by embracing the renewables revolution.

University of Exeter receives £5 million investment for STEM subjects

The University of Exeter has today received a £5 million funding boost to create its next generation of world-class science facilities.

Students learn economic value of renewable energy in Cornwall

Renewable Energy students from the Penryn Campus have heard how important the sector is to the South West’s economy, during a  recent study trip to local solar and wind farms.

Marine renewable energy partnership re-launches as a consortium for the south

A consortium of marine renewable energy experts across higher education, research and industry have joined together to establish a ‘network of excellence’ for the south of the country.

New research examines risk of large marine animal entanglement in marine renewable energy moorings

New guidance to protect large marine animals from UK marine renewable energy development has been put forward in a ground-breaking new report

CEMPS student researchers present work at annual conference

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences recently hosted the 2014 Undergraduate Research Conference take place, giving students a chance to present their work to a multi-disciplinary audience.

Exeter competition encourages students to kick-start a renewables revolution

A team of intrepid teenagers is celebrating after winning a national competition designed to help kick-start a renewables revolution - using nothing but basic household objects.

Cornish students bring successful new twist to ‘British Racing Green’ motorsport history.

A 12-strong team of students from the Penryn Campus, near Falmouth have competed in the prestigious Shell Eco-marathon competition.

Pioneering research offers new insight into improved wave energy testing

Pioneering research could provide a significant boost in the vital quest to harness wave power as a viable renewable energy source for the future.

New £5.5 million University of Exeter development at the Penryn Campus

A new £5.5 million facility at the Penryn Campus will provide another home for the University of Exeter Business School, Marine Renewables team, and growing Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC).

Benefits of revolutionary energy Smart Grids could bypass consumers, new report warns

Hard-pressed consumers could miss out on benefits delivered by revolutionary energy smart grids unless they are clearly publicised and explained, a ground-breaking new study has said.

Renewable Energy group hosts seminars on possible future energy mix

The key challenges faced when adopting new technologies to adapt carbon neutral energy generation and improve our energy distribution systems are the focus of a series of community research talks.