News archive - 2014

University of Exeter AHRC DTP Open Event

The University of Exeter will be hosting an Open Event to provide those interested in applying for AHRC DTP funding with an opportunity to learn more about studying for a PhD with Exeter.

Humanities students elected as President and Vice President of Education of the Students’ Guild

Theology and Religion student Rachael Gillies and Classics and Ancient History student Ben Street have been elected the Students' Guild’s President and Vice President of Education respectively.

The College of Humanities announces MA Classics and Ancient History scholarship

The College is delighted to announce that it will be offering one full-fee scholarship to provide an opportunity for a Greek student to come to the UK to study on the MA Classics and Ancient History programme.

Humanities Success in the Students’ Guild Elections

Four students from the College of Humanities have been elected as Sabbatical Officers in the Students' Guild, including two from the Department of English, one from Drama and one from Classics and Ancient History

Sex and History: Talking sex with objects from the past

A ground-breaking initiative from the University of Exeter, the Sex and History project, is offering schools a new way to tackle difficult topics in sex education.

Classics and Ancient History shine at the Students' Guild Teaching Awards

Students, academics and staff gathered on 1 May to celebrate the 2014 Teaching Awards. Classics and Ancient History staff are celebrating huge success with two awards and one runner up.

Humanities subject success in The Guardian University Guide 2015

The College of Humanities has enjoyed significant success in the latest Guardian University Guide, with five subjects ranked firmly within the top ten in the UK. 

College of Humanities students amongst the happiest in the UK

Students from the College of Humanities are amongst the happiest in the country, according to the latest results from the National Student Survey (NSS) 2014.

University of Exeter recognised for advancing gender equality in the arts

Five universities and 17 individual departments have today been recognised for their progress in advancing gender equality in arts, humanities and social science careers in higher education. 

Humanities disciplines bolster success in Times and Sunday Times League Table

All Humanities subjects taught at the University of Exeter are now ranked in the top 10, of the Times and Sunday Times University 2015 League Table 

The College of Humanities maintains its strong position in THE World University rankings

Following the success of last year’s results, the College of Humanities has improved on its overall score this year and maintained its strong global position of 65th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Exeter Humanities student receives High Commendation from the international Undergraduate Awards

Final year Flexible Combined Honours student Cherrie Kwok has been awarded a High Commendation from The Undergraduate Awards 2014 for her essay “The Knowledge of Good and Evil: The Relationship Between Genesis and J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.” 

Four Mobile Apps developed by College of Humanities researchers

Academic researchers from the College of Humanities have developed four distinct mobile app projects, reinforcing the College’s reputation as a leading centre for digital engagement, creative economy and knowledge exchange.

University of Exeter AHRC DTP Open Event

Later this month, the University of Exeter will host the AHRC DTP Open Event, appealing to those interested in applying for PhD funding through the AHRC South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership.

Exeter scores high with Leverhulme Trust awards

Humanities and Social Sciences academics have been extremely successful in a recent announcement from the Leverhulme Trust, securing four Major Research Fellowships. 

Humanities research rated world-leading and internationally excellent in latest national assessment

Over 75% of Humanities research at the University of Exeter has been rated as world-leading and internationally excellent in the first assessment of the research quality of UK universities since 2008, the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).