Archive news - 2010

Floella Career Award for Sport Sciences Student

BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences student, Louise Carmichael, has been awarded a 2009/10 Floella Benjamin career development award. The annual awards look to develop employability and give financial support for innovative career ideas.

Should schools test our children's fitness?

Assoc. Prof Craig Williams responded to the question 'Should schools test our children's fitness?' in an article in The Times newspaper, 19 March 2010.

Sports student punches above his weight with strength research

A sports science student from the University of Exeter has become one of the first undergraduates to have his research published in an academic journal.

Best poster prize for Sam Vine

PhD student Sam Vine won the best poster prize at the International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI).

Body building images change perceptions of old age

A University of Exeter researcher has found that showing videos of older bodybuilders working out radically changed young people’s perception of old age.

BBC's One Show interview with Prof Andrew Jones

One of our exercise laboratories was transformed into a film studio recently, when a crew from the BBC visited to film staff and students involved in ground-breaking research at Exeter. The piece will feature on the BBC’s One Show, to be aired on Thursday 6th May at 7 pm, BBC1.

Dr Richard Winsley awarded 'Lecturer of the Year' at Teaching Awards

Senior Teaching Fellow, Dr Richard Winsley, has been awarded 'Exeter University Lecturer of the Year Award' by the Students Guild.

Premier League for Sport and Health Sciences

Sport and Health Sciences at Exeter has been rated one of the top three schools of its kind for the third year running in both The Times Good University Guide 2011 and The Guardian University Guide 2011, ranking 1st in the UK for Sport Science by The Guardian.

Why England keeps losing on penalties

Imaginative research may explain why England keeps losing in penalty shootouts – just in time for the World Cup 2010.

Professor Roger Eston wins national award

Three lecturers at the University of Exeter have been honoured with prestigious national awards for their outstanding contribution to student learning experiences.

'Quiet Eye' helps you putt like a pro

Whether you're sinking the ball to win the Open at St Andrews or on a practice round at your local course, researchers at the University of Exeter have one bit of advice for golfers taking that crucial putt — keep your eye on the ball.

Can exercise help smokers quit?

New research to be carried out by the University of Exeter will examine whether physical activity can help people reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke, thereby helping more people attempt to quit and remain abstinent.

Supplement produces a ‘striking’ endurance boost

Research from the University of Exeter has revealed taking a dietary supplement to boost nitric oxide in the body can significantly boost stamina during high-intensity exercise.

Alumni going for gold at Commonwealth Games

University of Exeter alumni are preparing to compete on the hockey fields and bowling greens of Delhi at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Students make England U20s women's rugby team

Three students from the University of Exeter have been selected for the England under 20s women’s rugby team.

Beetroot juice could help people live more active lives

New research into the health benefits of beetroot juice suggests it’s not only athletes who can benefit from its performance enhancing properties – its physiological effects could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions enjoy more active lives.