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.

A new app brings to life tenth century Exeter Book for Devon children

A ground-breaking new app will unlock the secrets of a unique tenth century manuscript for schoolchildren.

Influential international rankings place College of Humanities subjects amongst the world’s best

English has been recognised as being amongst the Top 50 in the world in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Modern Languages students achieve success at the Bristol French Drama Festival

As part of the Routes into Languages initiative, two second year Modern Languages students from the University of Exeter collaborated with Year 7 pupils from Exmouth Community College to devise a French play to perform at the Bristol French Drama Festival in March. They were awarded a prize for Most Creative Performance.

Modern Languages finalists celebrate with staff and alumnae

On 19 March, over 100 finalists attended a Modern Languages Celebration hosted by staff from the Department and the College of Humanities. Modern Languages alumnae, Amanda Town and Ashleigh Williams, were also in attendance and gave a brief talk discussing how their degree has helped to shape their careers.

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.

Exeter Modern Languages student reaches finals of Languages Undergraduate of the Year competition

Earlier this year, Modern Languages student Amy Williams made it through to final stage of the Languages Undergraduate of the Year competition, beating off fierce competition from over 600 other hopefuls.

Six Modern Languages finalists achieve the Trinity Cert TESOL qualification

Six Modern Languages finalists are among the first cohort of Exeter students to be awarded the Trinity Cert TESOL qualification, which will give them access to the best English-teaching jobs across the globe.

University of Exeter strengthening Humanities links with China

A delegation of 12 academics from the English and Modern Languages departments will be travelling with Professor Nick Kaye to China from 18-26 June 2014.

Facial injuries and surgical advances exhibition

Soldiers in World War One with serious facial injuries are the catalyst for a research project and a new exhibition.

Visit by Professor Wang Jihui widens collaboration between Exeter and Peking University.

The College of Humanities was delighted to welcome a second visit from Peking University (PKU)’s Professor Wang Jihui, Director of PKU’s Masters in Translation and Interpreting.

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.

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).