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.

The Paddon Award 2014 - an arts competition for students, staff and alumni

The University of Exeter is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2014 Paddon Award.

Dr Will Higbee visits internationally renowned Berlin Film Festival

The ten day festival is one of the world’s oldest and most important international film galas. Dr Higbee will document his experiences on the College of Humanities’ blog.

Students curate an exhibition at the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

The College of Humanities encourages innovative assessments beyond the traditional essays and exams. In the level 3 Film Studies module ‘British Screens’, students are able to curate their own exhibitions for public display in a museum. 

Exeter student's film starring The Killing actor selected for Cannes

A short film by a University of Exeter film student has been selected to be showcased as part of Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. 

Humanities triumph at the Students' Guild Teaching Awards

Students, academics and staff gathered on 1 May to celebrate the 2014 Teaching Awards. The College of Humanities is celebrating great success with five winners and five runners-up.

Pop up film screening inside Museum of Cinema

The latest pop up cinema event to hit Exeter involves the takeover of the University of Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum by the PUNY GODS! who specialise in showing films in unusual places.

Gone with the Wind 75th anniversary talk

The epic film Gone with the Wind marks its 75th anniversary this year. Scarlett O’Hara, the ultimate southern belle and heroine, forms the basis of a re-released book Scarlett’s Women: Gone with the Wind and its Female Fans which explores the film and why it appeals to a wide female fan base. 

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. 

Students undertake 48 hour film making challenge

The Change Agents Film Practical Skills project gave participants 48 hours to script, shoot and edit a short film. 23 students from across the University came together in early May to gain practical film making experience and skills.  

The Risk Taker’s Survival Guide wins the Ramillas Sheffield Interactive Fund Award

A new interactive documentary developed by Senior Lecturer Dr James Lyons, has won a 3000 euro award from an angel investment company at the recent Sheffield International Documentary Festival.

The fantasy world of Ray Harryhausen comes to Devon

Ray Harryhausen is a legendary figure in the history of animation through the models that he created for films such as Jason and the Argonauts, One Million Years B.C, and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.

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.

Film student secures Library of Congress fellowship

A PhD Film student has won a prestigious fellowship to enhance their research at the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. 

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.

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.

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).