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‘Permission impossible’ success for Annabel

Annabel MacGregor, a second year Town & Regional Planning student, was recently successful in a Scottish Government competition focusing on masterplanning. The fifth ‘Designing Places Student Competition’ saw built environment students from courses in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning attend a one day live masterplanning class focusing on local town centres and its high streets. Annabel worked with four other students from the University of Edinburgh, University of Strathclyde and Herriot-Watt as part of the ‘Permission Impossible’ team to propose &...

Professor Chris Spray features in latest edition of Scottish Field

Professor Chris Spray of the Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science has recently been featured in the Scottish Field discussing the prevention of flooding in Scotland. As the UK has been battered by flooding in recent months the majority of prevention measures have been directed at the south of England.  Professor Spray was interviewed on what we can do to prevent the damage done by flooding in Scotland.  He suggests that the problem should be tre...

Women's voices and lives honoured at Dundee Women's Festival 2014 launch

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Staff and former students from the Gender, Culture & Society and Writing Practice & Study Masters courses came together at an event on Saturday 1st March to launch the 2014 Dundee Women’s Festival.  Women’s Voices, Women’s Lives featured former students Alison McCall, Fiona McHugh, Nel Whiting, Beth McDonough and Nikki Robson as they delivered presentations on aspects of Scottish women’s histor...

Attention all CASS Staff!

There is still time to submit your nominations for the College Teaching and Good Practice Awards 2013-14. The awards are intended to recognise excellence and success in teaching and learning and to exemplify best practice in CASS. Self, team or peer nominations can all be made for the following awards: -        Excellence in Teaching: Promoting Good Practice -        Creative Teaching: Recognising Innovative Practice -        Transformational Teaching: Creating Wider Impact ...

CECHR to host 'Facing the Future' Symposium

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have just warned that no one on the planet will be left unaffected by global warming and the University's Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) will next month host an international conference looking for solutions to environmental change. The ‘Facing the Future 2014’ symposium, taking place from 12th-14th May, is being organised by postgraduate students at the CECHR. The interdisciplinary event features contributions from international speakers and is open to PhD students and early career researchers from across the wo...