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Student bloggers

Group blog


Several students are contributing to a our student blog. In this blog they will share their experiences at the University, together with what it is like to live, work and play in the city. Prospective students can gain a glimpse into what life is really like here in Dundee.


Individual student bloggers

A number of students at the University of Dundee blog on a regular basis, whether this is as part of their coursework or purely for personal interest. We've collected a number of the best blogs here for you to have a look at.

Although the blogs are grouped into subject categories, we recommend you read a variety so you can get as full a picture of University life as possible.

Please note that the University of Dundee is not responsible for the content of these blogs.

Architecture (MArch)

Shimali Burah, from Dubai, begins her Architecture degree in 2012.

 

Biology

Rose Matheson is a 3rd year Biology student. Her blog shows what she gets up to in Dundee and the surrounding area, and includes more unusual activities like falconry and flying lesons.

 

History

Julie Danskin is a PhD student in History. Her research focuses on the institutions and culture of eighteenth-century Scotland, particularly the Scottish Enlightenment. Her blog provides some fascinating insights into the life of a PhD student, including general topics of interest to PhD students such as networking, writing and research techniques.

 

Medicine (MBChB)

Chris Fong is a pre-clinical medical student who began his studies here in September 2010, after moving to Dundee from Vancouver, Canada. Although his blog is no longer updated, the archived entries are well worth a read for any prospective student, and show how he settled into life in Dundee.

Gordon Hale graduated with a degree in Medicine in 2011. He often uses his blog to discuss current issues relating to medical ethics.

Life of a Dundee Medical Student - a blog written by a student who has recently completed his 3rd year of medicine and is now taking a year out to do an Intercalated Degree in Anatomy.

 

Psychology

Ryan Fitch is a 3rd year Psychology student. His blog mostly covers current affairs and student life, including some useful tips for Freshers.

 

MSc International Oil & Gas Management

Mahmoud Jajah, a student in the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy blogs on energy-related issues, as well as his experiences of living in the UK from an African perspective.

 

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Animation (BA)

Nikki Christie is a 2nd year student, from Broxburn, Scotland.

Tom Gane is in his final year as an animation student, and uses his blog to show samples of work from his sketchbook.

Kieran Duncan is another final year animation student, who shares some interesting examples of his work on his blog.

Freya Hotson graduated in 2011. Her blog has some fantastic sketches and gives an insight into the post-University job hunt. Earlier entries contain some great descriptions of student life.

Lynne Laurenson is a 4th year animation student. Her blog is also full of sketches, and documents her progress through the course.

Sami Ross is a 3rd year animation student, who uses her blog to keep track of ideas for her artwork.

Kat Hall is a 4th year animation student and has been working in a team to produce an animation about Veggie Pirates!

 

Digital Interaction Design (BSc)

Amber Keating is in her second year. She uses her blog to research various projects as well as posting completed work. This year she will be focusing on app design and development.

David Raymond is a second year student. His blog highlights some of the iPhone apps he has been working on as part of his course, and shows how his ideas have progressed.

 

Graphic Design (BDes)

'Evolution and Us' - a blog run by a group of second year students studying Graphic Design. It contains some fascinating interviews with graduates of the course.

Holly Gallacher is a 2nd year graphic design student, who uses her blog to gather her ideas and inspirations together.

Jennifer Paton is a third year Graphic Design student. Her blog contains projects she is working on as well as her thoughts about design.

 

Illustration (BA)

Tanya Hendrie is a 4th year who documents her project work and research on her blog.

 

Interior and Environmental Design (BDes)

Nora Chou is an aspiring interior designer. She was born in Canada, raised in Hong Kong, studied in Milan and is now finishing off her studies in Dundee.

Shona Cairns is in her third year of the Interior and Environmental Design course.

Tanith McKenzie is a second year Interior Design student who posts all her work to her blog, and also likes to blog about swimming and fitness.

Vikki Kidd is a third year student and has just returned from an exchange at the University of North Texas.

 

Jewellery and Metal Design (BDes)

Sarah Finnigan uses her blog to display some stunning images of her project work.

Helen Chalmers graduated in 2011. Her blog is full of interesting insights about the course, together with lovely photos of her jewellery and details of what she's doing post-graduation.

Leanne Evans is a 4th year jewellery student who uses her blog to document her studies.

Catherine McLaughlin is studying Jewellery and Metal Design. Her work is very contemporary and she finds inspiration from things such as claws, fish fins, teeth, fire and paper models.

Rachel Deas is in her third year and her blog displays some great photos of the projects she is working on.

Kate Pickering has an undergraduate Honours degree in Jewellery and Metalwork, and is a 2009 graduate from the Masters of Design programme. Kate designs jewellery and is the founder of Vanilla ink, which aims to support Jewellery graduates in transitioning from University to the real world.

 

Product Design (BSc)

James Rice is in his 3rd year of the Product Design course. He uses his blog to keep a record of his development as a designer and to share his thoughts about the world of design.

Karen Kerr is a 3rd year studying Product Design. Her blog discusses some of the projects she is working on and some of the things that inspire her.

Fiona Harper is a 4th year Product Design student. She uses her blog to showcase work from in and out of the studio.

Allan Aikman is in his 3rd year and studying for a BSc in Product Design.

Douglas Wood is in his 4th year, and his blog showcases the work that he is doing for his degree.

 

Textile Design (BDes)

Judy Scott is a textiles student. Her blog provides examples of her work and discusses the creative processes behind it.

Sarah Pitcairn is a third year textiles student.

Jennifer Kwella is a third year textiles student. She uses her blog to discuss her Design Studies lectures, as well as posting up her assignments, lots of interesting articles, photography and findings which inspire her as a designer.

 

Time Based Art and Digital Film (BA)

Michael Pilkington is a third year student, studying Time Based Art and Digital Film.

James Alexander is in his final year of the Time Based Art and Digital Film course.

 

Master of Design (MDes)

Dougie Kinnear graduated in 2011 with a BDes in Jewellery and Metal Design and is now studying for the MDes. He hopes to work as an independent designer.

Bruno Brites from Portugal is studying for his MDes. His project confronts the boundaries of graphic design and considers what the role of graphic design is when visual contact is not possible.

Linsey Mcintosh has just graduated with a Master of Design. Read her blog to find out about her Master of Design project, in which she researched how music festival organisers can adopt sustainable practices without alienating festival attendees.

 

Interactive Product Design (PhD)

Arthi Manohar's blog documents the research she is carrying out for her PhD in Interactive Product Design.

 

Round the campus

These blogs are communal efforts, set up for specific programmes of study.

Design Studies

MSc Design Ethnography

DJCAD Art History - a discussion and info blog for all DJCAD Fine Art and Media students

Water Law

Primary Education - School of Education, Social Work and Continuing Education

TQFE-Tutor - news relating to the TQFE course

Medical:


Students Abroad

The University of Dundee has established exchange programmes in Australasia, in Europe through the Erasmus progamme, in Hong Kong and wider China, and in North America.

Some of our students who are currently taking part in these programmes have volunteered to share their experiences with us. You can see what they're up to and how they're enjoying their time abroad by reading the blogs and profiles below.

If you are interested in studying abroad, have a look at our Studying Abroad webpages and explore the opportunities that are available.

Student Profiles

  • Katie Gordon from Dundee, UK, came on a one semester exchange visit to Suny New Paltz.

  • Amy Ross is studying Geography and Spanish. She spent a year in Granada under the Erasmus scheme.

  • Eilidh McKay is currently studying for a degree in Art, Philosophy & Contemporary Practice and spent a semester at L'École Superiéure des Beaux d'Angers, France, under the Erasmus programme.

  • Felix Reimer, studying History and International Relations, went on an exchange visit to Simon Fraser University.

    Sylvia Law is currently studying for a BA in Time Based Art and Digital Film and recently spent a semester in Madrid, at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, under the Erasmus scheme.

  • Craig Puncher, studied MA Politics and International Relations through our Study Exchange programme for one semester in Wroclaw, Poland.

  • Alasdair Stewart, studied MA Politics and International Relations through our Study Exchange programme for one semester in Wroclaw, Poland

  • Ellen Wichmann, studied MA Politics and International Relations through our Study Exchange programme for one semester in Aalborg, Denmark

Student Bloggers

2013-14

  • Suna Voss - is on a year long Erasmus exchange in Ankara, Turkey.
  • Kathryn Stribly - is a 3rd year student in the School of Humanities, spending Semester 2 in Grenoble, France.
  • Beth Brooks-Taylor - is spending a year at the University of Salzburg in Austria
  • Adele Bradford-Timlin - is a third year English student who is on exchange in Versailles, France.
  • Erin Hughes - is a student in the School of Humanities, is spending the year in Freiburg, Germany.

2011-12

  • Monika Baczyk - spent a year at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany.
  • Münevver Kasif - spent a full academic year at Leiden in the Netherlands.
  • Cait Lisle - an English Law student who studied for a year in Antwerpen, Belgium.
  • Craig Kelly is a graduate from the University of Dundee. Although he is not on one of our own study abroad programmes, he is currently spending two years at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, and his blog offers some fascinating insights into the differences between the two university systems and explains what it is like to be an international student.

2010-11

  • Amy Ross - a geography student who spent time in Spain, at the Universidad de Granada.
  • Rachel Wheeler - studied at l'Université Pierre Mendès France.
  • Catriona White - studied at Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Connor McElwaine - a history and politics student, who studied at the State University of New York at New Paltz, USA.
  • Kim Kermath - an illustration student who spent a semester at the University of Lapland.
  • Sylvia Law - a third year BA(Hons) Time Based Art and Digital Film student who spent a semester at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milano.
  • Robyn Anderson is a third year Politics & International Relations student, who studied at Wroclaw University in Poland.
  • Natalia Mazur is a 3rd year Jewellery and Metal design student, who spent a semester at the Politecnico di Milano.

Profiles of students & graduates

Here is an alphabetical list of student and graduate profiles, or you can filter the profiles on this page by geographical area.

You can also view profiles by subject area.


Current Students

  • Adam, from Columbia, South Carolina, is studying for an LLM in International Business Law and Transactions.

  • Adil Al Abduwani, is from the Sultanate of Oman in the Middle East. He got his undergraduate degree in Finance from Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, followed with an MBA from the University of Bedfordshire in UK.

  • Ajay Samuel joined us from India and is currently studying for an MRes in Crops for the Future.

  • Alisha Mann, from Aberdeen, is currently studying for an MEng in Civil Engineering Design and Management.

  • Amarens Matthiesen is from Canada, although spent her high school years in Brussels. She is now studying Psychology with German.

  • Anda Bularga is from Chisinau, Moldova. She is studying medicine and hopes to graduate in 2014.

  • Ann Crowe, from Edinburgh, began her Child Nursing degree course in 2009.

  • Arman Tahaboor, from Bangladesh is studying for the MSc International Business and Marketing.

  • Bahiah Abdallah, from Lebanon, is studying for a PhD in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

  • Brigitte Madeleine is a qualified Seychelles Attorney-At-Law, who is studying for an LLM in Petroleum Law and Policy.

  • Carrie Pratt is currently studying for the MSc Advanced Sustainable Urban Design

  • Chelsea Fleming from Glasgow is studying for an LLB in Scots Law.

  • Chris Greig from Edinburgh, he started an MA in English and Film Studies in September 2009 before transferring to an MA in English and Creative Writing in which he graduated in June 2013.

  • Christina Finlay is studying for a BDes in Jewellery and Metal Design and hopes to graduate in 2013.

  • Cristiane Calixto, from Ribeirao Preto in Brazil, is studying for a PhD in Plant Sciences.

  • Danielle Ames, from California, is studying a joint MA Philosophy & Psychology. She started the course in 2011.

  • Dastan Salehi studies MA International Relations and Politics and spent the second semester of 3rd Year at the City University of Hong Kong

  • David Makumi-Kinyanjui is currently studying for a Master of Palliative Care. He is the 2011 recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) International Award for Contributions to Cancer Care.

  • David Willis graduated from Dundee University with a degree in English

  • Edgars Damlics, from Latvia, is a 4th year undergraduate student in Civil Engineering Design and Management (MEng).

  • Egle Pociute is from Lithuania and is currently studying Business Economics with Marketing. She hopes to graduate in 2013.

  • Frank Magama, from Zimbabwe, is studying for a PhD in Molecular Genetics.

  • Gita Syahrani, from Indonesia, graduates in 2011 with an LLM in Climate Change & Energy.

  • Gurbet Ünverdi joined us from Istanbul, Turkey, and is currently studying for an MA in International Relations and Politics.

  • Hasan Asif, from Bangladesh, is currently studying for an MSc in International Business

  • Jan Grnac studies BIFin International Finance and spent his 3rd year at the City University of Hong Kong

  • Jolana Venenyova, from Karvina in the Czech Republic, is studying for an MA in Politics and International Relations.

  • Jonathan Weightman from North Yorkshire began his BSc Mathematics degree in 2009.

  • Joy Balta, from Lebanon, is currently studying towards an MSc in Human Anatomy.

  • Kirsty Gilmartin, from Dundee is curerntly studying for her MSc Managing in the Energy Industries

  • Laura O'Brien from Galway, Ireland, began an MEng in Civil Engineering in 2008.

  • Lauren Hooks from the USA studied with Life Sciences as a study abroad student for a semester in 2012.

  • Lema Nail was born in Sudan and attended high school in Austria. She is studying for a degree in Architecture.

  • Lewis Benmore is in the fifth year of an MArch (Master of Architecture).

  • Lisa is due to graduate in 2011 with a BSc in Sports Biomedicine

  • Louise Myles began a BSc in Computing Science in 2010.

  • Maged Omar from Egypt, graduated with an MSc in Advanced Sustainability of the Built Environment in 2013.

  • Malcolm Triggs, from Aberdeen, is studying English and hopes to graduate in 2014.

  • Marten, from Germany, studied for an MA in Business Economics with Marketing.

  • Michelle Moroney from Coventry is studying for a BSc in Neuroscience.

  • Moftah Mohammed, from Libya, is studying for a PhD in Accounting.

  • Margarita Permonaite from Lithuania, graduated with an MA in European Studies and International Relations in June 2013.

  • Morgan Robb is studying for a degree in Accountancy. She hopes to graduate in 2013.

  • Nan Zhou from china, is currently studying for the MSc Advanced Sustainable Urban Design

  • Nasir Ahmad from Scotland, is currently studying for a BSc in Physics.

  • Noushin Khosravi, from Iran, is an MSc Student in Concrete Engineering and Environmental Management and graduated in 2009.

  • Orgil-Erdene Ulziibayar, from Mongolia, is currently in the third year of an MA Economics degree.

  • Pawel Grzyb, from Poland, is studying for a degree in Time Based Art & Digital Film.

  • Rebecca Shearer, from Edinburgh, is in the fourth and final year of her MA in American Studies and International Relations in session 2013/14.

  • Rebekah Wood is from Leamington Spa and hopes to graduate in 2012 with a MArch (Master of Architecture).

  • Rubina Khanal from Kathmandu, Nepal, is studying for a BSc in Biomedical Sciences.

  • Ruth Hill, who lives in Falkirk, Scotland, is currently studying for her BDES (Hons) in Graphic Design

  • Shona McDonald is from Aberdeen and studying for a degree in Medicine (MBChB)

  • Sidhant Maingi, from India, is studying for a BEng in Civil Engineering and is currently the elected President for the School of Engineering, Physics and Maths

  • Sirichai Mongkolkiatsri from Bangkok, Thailand, is studying for a PhD in Law.

  • Stephen Anderson from Dundee hopes to graduate in 2012 with a BA in Social Work.

  • Susan from Dunfermline in Fife, began her MA in American Studies and International Relations and graduated with a First Class Honours degree in June 2013

  • Tomilola Akanle, from Nigeria, graduated with a PhD degree in international environmental law.

  • Yvonne Van Hoecke, from Kuwait is studying for a degree in Psychology

  • Virginia, from Madrid, Spain, is studying for a BSc in Digital Interaction Design.

  • Vithiea Pang, from Cambodia, is an MSc student in Earthquake and Offshore Geotechnical Engineering

  • Wenbin Gao (Nemo) from China is studying for an MSc in Mathematical Biology

  • Wenmin Wang from China, is currently studying for the MSc Advanced Sustainable Urban Design

  • Young Joon Rhee, from South Korea, is studying for a PhD in the College of Life Sciences.

2012 Graduates

  • Alyson Love is from Hamilton, graduated with a degree in Nursing in 2012.

  • Annabel Korki, from Greece, graduated in 2012 with an MA in Business Economics with Marketing

  • Eoghan Hoare graduated with a MArch (Master of Architecture) in 2012.

  • Hannah Escott, from Kidderminster, graduated with a Geography and Psychology degree in 2012.

  • Henrietta Evans from Staffordshire, graduated with a MA English & Film Studies in 2012.

  • Hina Hirani, a practising architect from Scotland, graduated in 2012 with an MSc in Advanced Sustainability of the Built Environment with Distinction.

  • Ines Foidl, from Austria, graduated in 2012 with an MA in History and International Relations

  • Katie Nicoll from Perth, Scotland, graduated in 2012 with an MA in History.

  • Lierin Martin, from the USA, graduated in Forensic Anthropology in 2012.

  • Maziah Mohammad, from Malaysia, graduated in 1998 with an MSc in Concrete Technology, Construction and Project Management and in 2012 with a PhD in the same area.

  • Naomi Aird, from Darlington, graduated in Forensic Anthropology in 2012.

  • Nicola Saunders, from Glasgow, graduated in Geography and Environmental Science in 2012.

  • Oleh Krykavskyy from Zdolbuniv in the Rivne Region of the Ukraine, graduates in 2011 with an LLM in Energy Law and Policy.

  • Rose Cassidy is from Aberdeen and graduated in 2012 with a MA in Psychology

  • Saif El-Din Shehata from Cairo, Egypt, graduated in MRes in the Life Sciences in 2012.

  • Sam Gray graduated with a BSc in Biology in 2012. He's responsible for the launch of Discover Radio, Dundee's student radio station.

  • Sana Aziz is from Pakistan, graduated with a BDes in Jewellery and Metal Work in 2012.

  • Scott Pike is from Canada, where he attended Acadia University. Graduated with an Accelerated LLB in English Law in 2012.

  • Sharon Friel-Myles graduated with a BEd (Hons) First Class in June 2012

  • Shuaibin Wang, from Wuhan in China, graduated with a MArch (Master of Architecture) in 2012.

  • Teresa Games graduated in 2012 with an MSc in Advanced Sustainability of the Built Environment with Distinction.

  • Zehao Zhang, from China, graduated in 2012 with an MSc in Advanced Sustainability of the Built Environment with Distinction.

2011 Graduates

  • Ali Grema Mohammed, from Abuja, Nigeria, graduated in 2011 with an MSc in Energy Studies (specialising in Energy and the Environment).

  • Allan Waters, from Glasgow, graduated with a degree in Medicine (MBChB) in 2011.

  • Amy Millar graduated with a joint MA degree in Geography and Town & Regional Planning in 2011.

  • Andrew Rennie, from Montrose in Scotland, graduated with an MA degree in Town & Regional Planning in 2011.

  • Ashley Bell is a mature student from Dundee and graduated in 2011 with a BEd in Primary Education.

  • Aysem Zorlu comes from Cyprus, graduated in 2011 with a BSc in Mathematics.

  • Carla Brown, from Edinburgh, graduated in 2011 with a Bsc Microbiology.

  • Charlotte Torck is from France and graduated with a MArch (Master of Architecture).

  • Ciaran Wright graduated with an MSc in Human Anatomy in 2011. He currently works in the field of nursing.

  • Claudia Behrens from Chile is graduating in 2011 with a Masters in Medical Education (MMED)

  • David Bajek is from Dundee graduated in 2011 with a Physics BSc.

  • David Barratt graduated in 2011 with an MA in Geography. He is now studying for a Masters in Sustainable Catchment Management.

  • Denise Melo, from Portugal, graduated with an MSc in Advanced Sustainability of the Built Environment (with merit) in 2011

  • Derek Colley studied a part-time MA degree and graduated in 2011.

  • Edna Pulido Gomez from Colombia graduated in 2011 with an LLM in Energy Law and Policy

  • Emily Mackie, from Newcastle Upon Tyne, graduated in 2011 with a degree in Dentistry (BDS).

  • Emmy Gates, from Dundee, graduated with a degree in Adult Nursing in 2011.

  • Euan McTurk graduated with a MSci in Renewable Energy in 2011.

  • Ewan MacKessack-Leitch from Inverness graduated in 2011 with a Dentistry (BDS).

  • Fahd Ali Asif came from Pakistan, directly into the 3rd year of a joint honours degree MA Business Economics with Marketing with Politics and graduated in 2011.

  • Fengming Li from China, graduated in 2011 with a BFin (Bachelor of Finance).

  • Feso Bright from Lagos, Nigeria, graduated in 2011 with an an MBA (Distinction) in International Oil & Gas Management.

  • Gordon Hale from Sevenoaks in Kent, graduated in 2011 in Medicine.

  • Grace Muchemi is from Kenya, graduated in 2011 with a BSc in Economics.

  • Haron Mwadulo graduated in 2011 with an MSc in Energy Studies.

  • Hannah Richards, from Dunfermline in Fife, graduated in Scots Law with German in 2011.

  • Judith Kahl graduated in 2011 with an MA European Studies with French, before completing an MLitt in Continental Philosophy.

  • Karen Jelagat Yego from Bomet, Kenya, studied Palliative Care, by distance learning.

  • Katarzyna Kozyrska came to Dundee from Poland, and graduated in 2011 in BSc in Molecular Genetics.

  • Keith Abbott, from Rosyth, graduated in 2011 with a BSc in Biochemistry and Pharmacology.

  • Laura King, from Belfast, graduated in 2011 with a BSc in Oral Health Sciences.

  • Lauracet Cowan, from Glasgow, graduated in 2011 with a BDes in Jewellery and Metal Design.

  • Leah McDowell, from Belfast, graduated with a BA in Illustration in 2011.

  • Leon Gerber, from South Africa, graduated from Dundee with an LLM in Mineral Law & Policy.

  • Lynsey Martin, from Dundee, graduated in 2011 with an LLB in Scots Law.

  • Lynsey Merchant, graduated in 2011 in BSc in International Business.

  • Marcelo Teran, from Venezuela, graduated with an MSc in International Business.

  • Marco Pinchetti, from Brescia in Italy, graduated with a BEng in Civil Engineering in 2011.

  • Amy Millar graduated with a joint MA degree in Geography and Town & Regional Planning in 2011.

  • Mary Rayhel, from Virginia in the USA, graduated in 2011 with an LLB Scots Law.

  • Michaela, from Bratislava in Slovakia, graduated in 2011 with an MA in Politics.

  • Michelle Kelman, from Forres, graduated in 2011 with an LLB in Scots Law.

  • Moiz Valliani, from Muscat, Oman, graduated with a Bachelors in Accountancy (BAcc) in 2011.

  • Nadine Edinborough Edwards studied via distance learning for the postgraduate certificate in Advancing Skills in Infection Prevention and Control.

  • Naomi Hatch originally from Pretoria, South Africa, studied in Cheshire before coming to Dundee in 2007, graduated in 2011 in Forensic Anthropology.

  • Nadeem Ali, from Karachi, Pakistan, graduated in June 2011 with a degree in Mathematics and Financial Economics and currently works for Morgan Stanley as an Analyst.

  • Natasha Shek is from Orkney and graduated in 2011 with a BSc in Psychology.

  • Nicola Brown from Dundee, graduated in 2011 in Accountancy and Finance.

  • Oscar Lozano is from Mexico, graduated with a MSc in Design Ethnography in 2011.

  • Okeimute sheyi Aziza joined us from Nigeria. He graduated in 2011 with an MSc in International Oil and Gas Management.

  • Patricia Griffin, from Dundee, graduated in 2011 with a BDes in Textile Design.

  • Paul O'Mahoney from Dunfermline, graduated with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering in 2011.

  • Sabrina Memon, from Pakistan, graduated with an MSc in Accounting & Finance and is currently working at HSBC as a Market Data Administrator.

  • Steven Sinclair is from Dundee, graduated with a MA Geography in 2011.

  • Radmil Kranda is from the Czech Republic, graduated in English Law with Spanish in 2011.

  • Russell Moran, from Edinburgh, graduated in 2011 in MSc Spatial Planning with Environmental Assessment with Distinction

  • Saira Zahid, from Pakistan, graduated in 2011 with an MSc in International Business. She now works as Associate Manager in the Consumer Market Knowledge Department at Procter & Gamble.

  • Sarah Wyngard from Durham graduated in 2012 with a degree in Adult Nursing.

  • Sean, who previously lived in Falkirk, Scotland, graduated 2011 with a BA in Community Education (now known as Community Learning and Development) with a 2.1 honours degree.

  • Selasie Atuwo, from Ghana, graduated in 2011 with a Joint LLM in International Commercial Law with the University of Cergy Pontoise.

  • Shabari Shaily, from India, graduated with an MSc in Advanced Sustainability of the Built Environment.

  • Sharadha Dayalan Naidu joined us from Singapore. She graduated in 2011 with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and is now studying for an MRes in Cancer Biology.

  • Shaista Ali is from Dundee, graduated in 2011 with an LLB (Scots Law).

  • Shazia Akbar is from Dundee, graduated in 2011 in BSc in Applied Computing.

  • Shirley Forbes, a practising architect, graduated in 2011 with an MSc in Advanced Sustainability of the Built Environment.

  • Stephanie Johnstone, a mature student from Dundee, graduated in 2011 with a BA in Fine Art.

  • Sumera Khan, from Glasgow, graduated with a degree in Medicine (MBChB) in 2011.

  • Terry Munyubwe, from Zambia, has recently completed an MSc in Computing with International Business.

  • Tomilola Akanle, from Nigeria, graduated with a PhD degree in international environmental law.

  • Tozen Ozkan comes from Cyprus, graduated in 2011 with a BSc in Molecular Genetics.

  • Vinesh Jawahar is from Chennai, India graduated with a MBA in International Oil & Gas Management in 2011.

  • Victor Trichet, from France, graduated with a BEng in Civil Engineering in 2011.

2010 Graduates

  • Alan Keane is from Ireland. He graduated with an MArch (Master of Architecture) in 2010.

  • Ali Alzaed from Saudi Arabia, graduated with an MSc in Advanced Sustainability of the Built Environment in 2010.

  • Alistair Martin from Stirling, Scotland, graduated with a BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 2010.

  • Barry Davidson, from Perthshire, graduated with a History MA in 2010.

  • Calum Pringle from Fife, graduated with a BSc in Digital Interaction Design.

  • Catherine Farrell graduated from a joint honours degree in English and American Studies in 2010

  • Chris Browne from Belfast graduated in 2010 with an LLB Law.

  • Danuelle (Yulong) Hu from China, studied for an MDes 2009-10

  • Debbie McIntosh graduated in 2010 with a BSc in Molecular Biology. She's now working towards a PhD in the University's Gene Regulation and Expression Division.

  • Dhira Kulkarni is from India, graduated in a postgraduate degree in Advanced Sustainability of the Built Environment in 2010.

  • Douglas Hamilton came from dental background to embark upon the Healthcare Law and Ethics course at Dundee University in 2006.

  • Elija Kerich graduated in a Masters in Palliative Care by Distance Learning in 2010.

  • Emefen Udom is from Nigeria, graduated in 2010 with an LLM in Petroleum Law and Policy.

  • Fiona Davidson is from Dunfermline and hopes to graduate in 2010 with an LLB (Hons) Scots Law Dual Qualifying in English Law.

  • Gaurav Khanna graduated with a PhD in Concrete Technology (Civil Engineering) in 2010.

  • Lori Malone comes from Dundee, and graduated with an MA in English & Film Studies in 2010.

  • Heather MacNeill, from Belfast, studied Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and graduated with a BSc in 2010

  • Jacqueline Thompson comes from Arbroath, and graduated with an MA in English in 2009 before completing an MLitt in Creative Writing in 2010.

  • James Murray, from Essex, completed an MSc in International Business Marketing and HR Management in 2010.

  • Joanna Montgomery graduated from Digital Interaction Design in 2010.

  • Lars Cook graduated in 2007 with an MA in Scottish Historical Studies, and then again in 2010 with an MLitt in Scottish History. He now lectures at Dundee & Angus College.

  • Lauren Webster graduated in 2010 with a BSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and is now working towards a PhD in the University's Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery Unit.

  • Lee Murray studied Product Design. He graduated with a BSc in 2010.

  • Liwei Liu from China, studied for an MDes 2009-10

  • Margot Einheber, from Paris, France, spent a year at Dundee studying Law, as part of the Erasmus programme.

  • Maria Balouktsi from Greece, completed an MSc in Advanced Sustainability of the Built Environment in 2010.

  • Matthew Piller graduated with a degree in Geography with German in 2010. He now works for American Express.

  • Nailya Kamarayeva, from Kazakhstan, graduated with a BA in Social Work (First Class) in 2010

  • Peter Murray is studying a part-time MA degree and will graduate in 2010.

  • Sara Aziz is from Pakistan. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art and is currently working as a Studio Manager for world renowned artist Rashid Rana.

  • Struan Bradbury comes from Dundee, and is studying MA in History. He hopes to graduate in 2010.

  • Stuart Birse from Forfar graduated in 2010 BSc (Hons) Applied Computing

  • Sydney Vickars who came from Canada studied an undergraduate programme in the School of Humanities

  • Teresa Liguori from Italy gained Masters (LLM) in Water Governance and Conflict Resolution in 2010.

  • Tharik Rahumathullah from India graduated in 2010 with an MSc in Biomedical Engineering.

  • Teri Ritchie is studying a part-time MA degree and will graduate in 2010.

  • Yue Xu from Zhenjiang, China studied for a Master of Design 2009-10

  • Yusuf Maina Bukar from Nigeria, graduated with an MSc in Advanced Sustainability of the Built Environment in 2010.

  • Zuhaib Khan, from India, graduated with an MSc in International Business and Finance in 2010. He now works for Morgan Stanley.

2009 Graduates

  • Andy Gibson graduated with a degree in Applied Computing and now works for the computer game developers, Rockstar North.

  • Anna Maria Chojnacka, from Poland, graduated with a first class degree in European Studies & International Relations in 2009.

  • Aoife Duffy from Belfast, graduated with a English Law with Spanish (including an Erasmus year) degree in 2009.

  • Arman Doskaliev, from Kazakhstan, graduated in 2009 with an MSc in Computing with International Business.

  • Anwar Halari from Pakistan, who graduated in 2009 with Accountancy is now studying a MSc course.

  • Ashley Quigley graduated with an MA Geography in 2009. She is now a fully qualified Geography teacher.

  • Brian Haddow graduated with a degree in Applied Computing and now works for the electronic systems company, Thales.

  • Chunhui Li, from China, graduated in 2009 with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Christian Oyarzún from Chile graduated with an LLM in International Commercial Law in 2009.

  • Christopher Strang-Moran from Glasgow, graduated with a MA (Hons) degree in English and Philosophy in 2008.

  • Lewis Donaldson from Glasgow, graduated in 2008 with a MA (Hons) degree in English.

  • Hayley Scanlan, from Dundee, graduated in 2009 with a BDes in Textile Design.

  • Heather Minto, from Darlington, graduated in 2009 with an MLitt in International Politics. She now works for an arts management company.

  • Hiroshi Yoshimura came from Japan, to study Masters in Medical Education

  • Ildiko Pete, from Hungary, graduated in 2009 with an MSc in Applied Computing.

  • James Murray, from Essex, graduated with an MA in Transatlantic Studies and International Relations in 2009.

  • Jonathan Richards, now a contemporary painter, graduated with a BA in Art, Philosophy, Contemporary Practices in 2009.

  • Justin Cook from James Cook University, Australia came on a one semester exchange visit, Sept-Dec 2009, and studied Law & Economics.

  • Ilze Plavgo is from Latvia. She graduated in 2009 with an MA in European Studies and is now studying at Maastricht University.

  • Margarita Khegay from Kazakhstan, graduated in LLM in International Commercial Law in 2009.

  • Manohar Patole from USA studied LLM Water & Governance and Conflict Resolution in 2009

  • Mark Zarb studied BSc in Applied Computing and graduated in 2009

  • Olusegun Bright, from Nigeria, graduated in 2009 with an MSc in Computing with International Business.

  • Pawel Jurczak, from Poland, graduated with an MA degree in European Studies & History in 2009 and now works in event management.

  • Philip Engelholm from Copenhagen, Denmark studied Philosophy and International Relations. He graduated with an MA in 2009.

  • Ruxandra Lazarescu came from Australia, and studied LLM Water Law in 2009.

  • Shanmugananda, from India, graduated with an MSc in Concrete Engineering & Environmental Management, and now works as a graduate engineer.

  • Stacey Humphries graduated in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing

  • Stuart Ross from Dundee graduated in 2009 with an MEng in Civil Engineering Design and Management.

  • Tareq Al Huzaim, from Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia, graduated with an LLM in International Law in 2009. He is currently working as a Legal Specialist in a governmental organisation in Riyadh.

  • Tina Matthiesen was born in Montreal, Canada, and attended high school in Brussels, Belgium. She graduated in a degree in Architecture in 2009.

  • Zoe Duthie is from Dundee. She graduated in 2009 with a BDes in Jewellery and Metal Design.

2008 Graduates

  • Abishek from Delhi, India, graduated BSc E-Commerce Computing, 2008

  • Ahmed M Yabo from Nigeria graduated LLM in Energy Law and Policy in 2004, and MSc in Energy Studies with Specialisation in Energy Finance in 2008.

  • Anne Hampel from Germany, graduated with a first class MA degree in Contemporary European Studies and International Relations in 2008.

  • Aurélie, from Toulouse, France, studied Politics when she came to Dundee for a year on the Erasmus scheme.

  • Craig Alexander graduated with a degree in Economics and is currently running a growing inter-city passenger transport firm in Poland.

  • Eddie Small graduated from the part-time MA degree in 2008.

  • Genna Millar comes from Dundee, she graduated with an MA in English in 2008, and is now taking the MLitt in Creative Writing.

  • Jennifer Fleming graduated in 2008 with a BSc in Biochemistry. She's now doing a PhD in the College of Life Sciences.

  • Nicole Porter, from Aberdeen, graduated with a BA in Fine Art in 2008.

  • Scott Hobbs graduated with an Honours degree in Innovative Product Design in 2008.

  • Tina Tu from China, graduates in 2011 with an LLM in International Business Law & Transactions.

  • Udit Gupta from Manipal University, India, had a summer project in the School of Computing, 2008

2007 Graduates

  • Andy Tulloch graduated with a BA in Animation in 2007.

  • Annie Irving from North Carolina, USA, came on a one semester exchange visit in 2007. She studied Biology and English.

  • Cherry Stowe-Siewe from Perth, Scotland, graduated in 20007 in MA English and Psychology

  • Debora Kagohara, from Brazil, graduated in 2007 with an MSc in Information Technology and International Business.

  • Di Yang from China studied for a MSc Biomedical Engineering in 2006.

  • Emma Gibson graduated with an MA in English in 2007, and now works for Macmillan publishers.

  • Fan Xia from China, graduated with a Master of Design in 2007 and has stayed on as a researcher.

  • Graeme McCarthy from Wirral graduated with a joint degree MA in Geography & Planning in 2007

  • James Jamieson from Glasgow, graduated in 2007 with a degree in Town & Regional Planning. He is now employed as a development planner.

  • Janet Dalzell was the first Distance Learning Centre student to be awarded a Master of Nursing degree with Distinction in July 2007.

  • Karen Graham graduated in 2007 with a degree in English before completing an MLitt in Women, Culture and Society in 2008. She now works for the University's External Relations department.

  • Lars Cook graduated in 2007 with an MA in Scottish Historical Studies, and then again in 2010 with an MLitt in Scottish History. He now lectures at Dundee & Angus College.

  • Raghav Murali, from India, graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry in 2007

  • Ruth Mackay received a BEng in Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics in 2007, and is currently working on her PhD.

2006 Graduates

  • Chi Zhang is from Zhengzhou in China, and graduated with an MSc in Electronic Imaging in 2006

  • Karen Nichols from Fife graduated with a degree in Scottish Historical Studies. She now runs a company offering historical tours and research.

  • Nart Daghestani from Jordan did his undergraduate degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and is currently studying for a PhD in Optoelectronics.

  • Poonam Rana came from India, and is a Medical Graduate.

  • Iram Mohammed comes from Dundee and graduated in 2006 with a BSc in Town & Regional Planning.

  • Stefan Binder, from Austria, graduated in 2006 with an MSc in Applied Computing.

2005 Graduates

  • Heather Miller graduated with an upper second class BSc Honours degree in Geography and Environmental Science in 2005.

  • Johanna Basford graduated from Textile Design in 2005. She is a designer who specialises in finely detailed monochrome pen and ink illustrations.

  • Ryan Thompson graduated in 2005 with a BDes Graphic Design. He has started up his own independent design and branding practice.

2004 graduates

  • Ali Nasir, from Indonesia, is an alumnus of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP), where he studied for an LLB in Petroleum Law and Policy. He is currently working as a Legal Adviser, International Matters for the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

  • Christine Wang, from Malaysia, graduated in 2004 with an MSc in Applied Computing and in 2003 with a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

  • Fadia Daibes-Murad was a water law expert who studied at the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science.

  • Lianne Bibby graduated in 2004 with a 2.1 Joint Honours degree in English and Philosophy.

  • Luis Rodriguez Alarcon from Colombia graduated with an LLM in Mineral Law and Policy

2003 Graduates

  • Blair Ogden graduated with a first class MA Honours degree in Philosophy and English in 2003

  • Bryan Mitchell from Deeside, Wales, graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 2003

  • Kate Crawford graduated in 2003 with an MA Philosophy with German

  • Kenny Deuchar graduated MBChB from the University's School of Medicine in 2003

  • Laura Dunkerley, from Fife, studied for an MA in Geography and graduated in 2003.

  • Linda Florence graduated in 2003 with a BDes in Textile Design

2002 Graduates

  • Craig Elder graduated from Dundee with a 2:1 Joint Honours degree in English and American Studies in 2002

  • Karrie Melville, from Fife, graduated in 2002 with a BSc in Microbiology.

  • Lei Shen, from China, graduated from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP) with an LLM

  • Sylvester Matemu from Tanzania gained an LLM in Water Law in 2002.

2001 Graduates

  • Emma Seith graduated in 2001 with a degree in English and Contemporary European Studies. She went on to write for The Herald.

  • Jason Sellars, now a professional trumpet player, graduated in 2001 with a degree in English.

  • Rob Sharp graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing with Digital Microelectronics in 2001.

  • Stuart Kerrigan from Monifieth graduated in 2001 with a BSc in Applied Computing

2000 Graduates

  • Akira Mikami from Japan graduated in 2000 with an LLM in Petroleum Law & Policy

  • David Haggart graduated with a lower second class MA Honours degree in Geography and Environmental Science in 2000.

  • Gareth Gettinby graduated from BFin Finance in 2000 and now works for Standard Life.

  • Norbert Boruett from Kenya graduated in 2000 with a Masters in Medical Education.

  • Nur Zainol Abidin from Malaysia graduated in 2000 with Bachelor of Accountancy (with Honours)

  • Xiansheng Sun, from China, graduated from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP) with an MBA and a PhD

1990s Graduates

  • Adam Grieve, from Kirkcaldy, graduated in 1999 with a BSc in Computer Science. He now works as a senior software developer.

  • Charlotte Peart, from Durham, graduated with a degree in Medicine (MBChB) in 1996. She is now a full time partner at the Maryfield practice in Dundee.

  • Elaine Lonie graduated with a first class MA Honours degree in Geography and Environmental Science in 1998.

  • Gang Lu, from China, graduated with a PhD in Mathematics and is now the President of Huzhong University of Technology

  • Hongda Lu, from China, graduated with an LLM in 1999. He is now a lawyer

  • Joumana Haidar attended the Access course in 1997.

  • Keir McAndrew graduated with an MA in Environmental Management in 1999.

  • Malcolm Buick graduated from Graphic Design in 1995 and now is Creative Director of world renowned design agency Wolff Olins in New York City.

  • Monica Straughan graduated with an MA in English, and is now the Chief Officer Strategic Communications at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

  • Poh Lyn Wong from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, graduated with an MBA in 1997.

  • Sheila Rawlings graduated in 1992 with a degree in MA (Hons) English

  • Spencer Fancutt graduated with an MA in English and American Studies in 1995, and now lives and works in Japan.

1980s Graduates

  • Allan Murray graduated with a BA (hons) in Architecture in 1982

  • Andrew Holt graduated in 1989 with a BSc in Pharmacology. He's now an Associate Professor (senior lecturer) in Pharmacology at the University of Alberta.

  • Clio Barnard graduated with a postgraduate degree in Electronic Imaging in 1988.

  • Marion Deuchars graduated from Illustration in 1987 and is now a freelance illustrator.

  • Dr. Mehiddin Al-Baali, from Oman, graduated with a PhD in Optimization for Nonlinear Least Squares in 1984.

  • Peter Anghelides graduated with an MA in English in 1984, and has written for the BBC.

  • Stuart Clumpas graduated in 1981 with a degree in Accountancy and Economics. He went on to found T in the Park, Scotland's biggest music festival.

  • Will Dawson is now Councillor for the East End Ward of Dundee, and Convenor of City Development for Dundee City Council. He attended the Access Summer School in 1983.

1970s Graduates

  • Professor David R Harper, CBE, graduated in 1977 with a BSc in Microbiology. He now provides expert advice to the World Health Organization on global preparedness for future health security risks.

  • John Carvell graduated from the School of Medicine in 1970. He has donated a sum of money to create the John Carvell Prizes in Musculoskeletal/Orthopaedic Studies.

  • Mike Galloway, Director of City Development for Dundee City Council, graduated in 1979 with a degree in Town & Regional Planning.

  • Sir William Patey from Edinburgh graduated in 1975 with an MA in Modern History


Student Reviews

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There are a number of websites where students can independently rate and review their University courses and the institution as a whole. We've found a few sites which we hope will prove useful:


What Uni?

What Uni? contains independent student reviews of universities throughout the UK, making it a useful resource for all stages of the application cycle.

Uni Guru
The study abroad site aimed at Indian students.

Hot Courses
Independent student reviews of the University and of specific courses.

Unistats (from DirectGov)
Search, review and compare subjects at UK universities and colleges.

The Student Room
Read profiles of UK universities written by students. There are also plenty of discussion fora, where you can ask questions and chat to both prospective and current students.

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An independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days, student finance and more.

What the Papers Say

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Read about us on the Which? University Guide

Recent comments and rankings:

Rated as Number One in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, 2011/12

Ranked in the World's Top 225 Universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012/13

Ranked 204th in the QS World University Rankings 2012/13 and 76th in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine.

DUSA has been named best in the UK for student nightlife by Which? University.

DUSA has continued an amazing run of success after it was judged the highest rated in Scotland in the latest National Student Survey. The NSS results also placed the University joint second in Scotland in terms of overall satisfaction.
National Student Survey 2012

"The University of Dundee is...an institution regarded as one of the success stories of British higher education."
The Sunday Times University Guide 2011

Ranked in the World's Top 200 Universities.
QS World University Rankings 2011/12

Shortlisted as 'University of the Year' in the Times Higher Education Awards 2011, 2008 and 2005.

1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK for all round student experience. Students' Union ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK.
Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2010

"Dundee is one of the prize catches in higher education ... so apply soon for one of the best university experiences"
Sunday Times University Guide 2010

Dundee is "large enough to be interesting ... but compact enough to be friendly and manageable"
Guardian University Guide, 2010

"Long-established commitment to teaching quality and student experience"
The Complete University Guide

In the top 10 "Best places to Work in Academia" poll 2011 (top in the UK)
The Scientist

Student Profiles Map

As you can see on the map below, the University of Dundee welcomes students from all over the world. We are home to nearly 18,000 students, who come from 83 different countries.

To learn more about some of our international students, click on the figures shown on the map.


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