Archive news - 2011

Improving rugby for the next generation of grand slam winners

As the Six Nations comes to an end, a research project is under way to see how changing rugby’s rules at the junior level could help develop the next generation of grand slam winners.

Olympian on campus

Heather Fell, Beijing Silver medallist and London 2012-hopeful spoke to students at St Luke’s campus on March 10th.

Exeter Teaching Awards

While Universities across the country are trying to prove the quality of their teaching, the excellence of the lecturers and support staff at Exeter was celebrated recently at the Student Guild’s annual teaching awards.

University celebrates sporting achievements

It has been another incredibly successful year for Exeter Sport, with the University currently sitting in 8th position in the annual British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) table and a host of honours won.

All in the mind

Sport and Health Sciences academic Dr Tim Rees has appeared on the BBC radio 4 programme ‘All in the mind’ talking about his recent research.

Student gets Darley Flying Start

Sport and Health Sciences undergraduate student Emma Pearce has been selected to join the prestigious Darley Flying Start training programme.

2nd in Times Good University Guide 2012

Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter has been ranked 2nd (out of 75 institutions) for Sports Science in the 2012 Times Good University Guide.

Devon children try their hand at London 2012 anti-doping science

More than 80 children from Devon tried their hand at the anti-doping science tests, which will be used during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at the latest event of the nationwide ‘Scientists in Sport’ education programme, held at the University of Exeter.

Research reveals new secret weapon for Le Tour

Winning margins in the Tour de France can be tight – last year just 39 seconds separated the top two riders after more than 90 hours in the saddle.

‘Oarsome’ challenge for Exeter alumni

A team of three rowers, two of which are Exeter alumni, are planning a 95 mile non-stop crossing of the English Channel in aid of Cancer Research and Save the Children.

Top 3 for student satisfaction

Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter has been ranked 3rd for Sports Science in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2011. The School has featured in the top 10 of the for the last five years.

Exeter celebrates 25 years of leading children’s health and exercise research

The University of Exeter is marking a quarter of a century of leading research into children’s health and wellbeing by hosting the world’s biggest and most prestigious paediatric exercise and health conference.

Sport and Health Sciences welcomes 10 new members of staff

We are very pleased to welcome 10 new members of staff to the SHS team for the start of the 2011/12 academic year.  Some are familiar faces, having recently completed postdoctoral research or PhD degrees in the Department, while others are outstanding new recruits.

Could football give homeless men a health kick?

Playing street football two or three times a week could halve the risk of early death in homeless men.

Surgeons perform better with eye movement training

Surgeons can learn their skills more quickly if they are taught how to control their eye movements.

Short walk cuts chocolate consumption in half

A 15-minute walk can cut snacking on chocolate at work by half, according to research by the University of Exeter.

SHS alumni receives the Jaguar Academy of Sport Special Recognition Award

Crystal Lane, who graduated from Exeter with a 2:1 in Exercise and Sports Science in 2011, had the honour of receiving the Jaguar Academy of Sport Special Recognition Award at their 2011 Annual Awards.