Exeter Uni student to kayak coast of Wales to raise plastic awareness

Brogan Coates, a second-year marine biology student studying at the University of Exeter, is to join a team of women kayaking the length of Wales collecting plastic as part of […]

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Stunning footage shows how drones can boost turtle conservation

Drones are changing the face of turtle research and conservation. By providing new ways to track turtles over large areas and in hard-to-reach locations, the drones have quickly become a […]

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Exeter Uni Hits Top 10

The University of Exeter moves up from 13th to 10th place in The Complete University Guide’s ranking of 124 UK universities for 2014, which was published on Monday 29 April.   It […]

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Cornwall’s Political Past

  Cornwall’s political heritage and relationship with Westminster is being explored in a new research programme. Simon Hughes, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, launched the new Cornish Political Studies […]

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Exeter Goes Global Studying Frigate Birds

Real-time information showing the locations of the threatened frigatebird is now available online thanks to a new Darwin Initiative funded study led by the University of Exeter and Ascension Island Government Conservation […]

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Beetroot Juice for Team Sports

Bude has lots of sporty folk, so just to let you all know about the latest research from Exeter University….. New research shows that drinking beetroot juice can significantly improve […]

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Exeter Uni’s Exciting Research

This information from Exeter is a little complicated, and I’m no medic or scientist but I’ll do my best.  It really should be shared for all those people who have […]

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Mafia to Visit Cornwall?

Whenever organised crime is discussed, the word “Mafia” invariably turns up. An image of suited men with sunglasses and plenty of attitude. These characters have been portrayed in bestselling books […]

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Laurence Olivier Mystery Solved by Exeter University

Screenplays of Laurence Olivier’s unmade film version of Macbeth, widely thought to have been lost, have been uncovered by a University of Exeter academic.  English Lecturer Dr Jennifer Barnes located 13 […]

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€3 Million Grant Award for Exeter Uni

Grant award of €3 million will fund pioneering University research Two of Europe’s most promising scientists from the University of Exeter’s Tremough campus have received a combined total of €3 […]

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Cornwall Researchers Check Out Sustainable Energy

What is the best way for people in the UK to have access to affordable, secure and sustainable energy? University of Exeter researchers based in Cornwall are conducting the first […]

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Exeter Chancellor to Receive BAFTA

Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE DL, actress, author, politician and University of Exeter Chancellor is to be recognised for her outstanding contribution to children’s television and her championing of arts for children, at an awards ceremony at BAFTA, London tomorrow.

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Shocking Link Between Brain Injury and Youth Crime

A new report by University of Exeter academic identifies the connection between brain injury and crime in young people. Psychology Professor Huw Williams has authored a major new report, published today, on the impact that acquired brain injuries can have on young people in childhood and in their transition to adulthood, and outlines the criminal justice consequences if these injuries go untreated.

Repairing Shattered Lives: Brain injury and its implications for criminal justice, examines the connection between the “silent epidemic” of brain injury among young people and crime.
In the report, Professor Huw Williams notes that a shocking 60% of young people in custody report having experienced some kind of brain injury (TBI). Acquired brain injuries can lead maturing brains to “misfire,” interrupting the development of temperance (ability to restrain and moderate actions), social judgement and the ability to control impulses. If undetected these injuries, which may be the result of falls, sporting injuries, car accidents or fights, can leave young people untreated and increase their risk of offending.

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