University of Exeter

£260,000 a Year Salaries Whilst Students Are Squeezed for Every Penny

James Beeson | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Beeson

Universities keep trying telling us about the importance of cutting costs. We are living in an age of austerity, and a measly £9000 a year in tuition fees per student is apparently not sufficient to maintain the high standards of education these institutions supposedly provide us with. Why is it then, that they find it appropriate to continue to reward their senior staff with extortionately large salaries and performance related bonuses that are dubious at best?

Dispelling the Myth of the Lazy Student

James Beeson | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Beeson

We all know the stereotype. Students are lazy, good-for-nothing deadbeats, who do nothing but nap all day and party all night. Right? Actually, I think you'll find that for many of us, the reality is something quite different.

How Far Would You Go for Charity? Get to Know Jailbreak.

Nicholas Makarezos | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Makarezos

Fortunately, fundraising societies in most of the UK Universities have recently come up with a plethora of genuinely creative and entertaining ways to raise money for charities. Doing something that you enjoy, and at the same time supporting someone in need, is a win-win situation, it acts as a great motive for you to be part of this.

On the Importance of Independent Student Media

James Beeson | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Beeson

The view that the role of student media is to be a mouthpiece for the University and its Student Guild could not be more misplaced. The idea that the function of an independent media outlet reporting on affairs that are in the interests of the student body, is to simply spout university propaganda is sickening and wrong.

Student Union Elections: Does Your Vote Matter?

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

With candidates making promises to have a pay-as-you-go gym, a free annual music event or free printer credits, it seems a shame that the elections still fail to capture the attention of the majority of the student population. Students should try to engage more with Guild politics to get the most out of their university experience and ensure that they are fully represented by the best possible candidate.

The Psychology of Habit Formation, Re-Programming for Greener Living

Dr Stewart Barr | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Stewart Barr

If information and exhortations to change behaviours are ineffective, then what influences the habits - or practices - that we all engage in on a daily basis?

University Launches 3D Chocolate Printing

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Tech

The University of Exeter has created the most high tech way to make Easter Eggs yet - a 3D chocolate printer. Dr Liang Hao from the university ta...

Should Homeopathy Be Banned?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

NHS funded homeopathic treatments have been slammed by a leading researcher who claims they are “biologically implausible” and should be banned. ...

New Stem Cell Study Offers Hope For Diabetes Sufferers

PA | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Research into a rare genetic disorder of the pancreas may speed up progress towards stem cell treatments for diabetes, according to researchers. ...

Why Having Sexy Friends Can Benefit You

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

It is an age-old problem and a common scene in Hollywood films: women minding their own business - perhaps having a quiet drink in a bar - and being h...

Millionaire's Daughter Banned From University Following Charges Of London Looting

Posted 21.11.2011 | UK

The teenager daughter of millionaires has been banned from university after she was charged with stealing £5,000-worth of electronic goods during the...