Business

University in Top 10 for graduate employment

| Social Sciences, Business, Management, Marketing, Economics and Finance, statistics

The University of Dundee is one of the top UK universities for graduate employment, according to this year’s Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. The survey, published by the Higher Education Statistics Authority, shows that 96.2% of Dundee graduates were in work or further study six months after graduation, up from 94.5% last year. In analysis of the data carried out by Times Higher Education, only seven large UK institutions scored higher. The figure for those in work, study or due to start work rises to 96.9%, up from 96.0%, with unemployment among graduates from the Univer...

CEPMLP

UK Oil and Gas Law Seminar 2016

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The annual UK Oil and Gas Law Seminar organised by CEPMLP in conjunction with CMS Cameron McKenna will take place in the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews from 25th - 27th October 2016. In an era of low oil prices and falling production, the challenges for new projects and existing projects are immense. Low prices put pressure on the contractual allocation of risk. This seminar will take an intensive look at the regulatory and contractual mechanisms of the UK oil and gas sector. This 3-day seminar will follow the barrel from exploration, through appraisal, to production and eventual decommisionning. The ...

Environment

Human Geography takes 1st place in Scotland in 2016 NSS survey results

| geography, CECHR, environment

The University of Dundee has excelled in the latest student satisfaction survey, The National Student Survey 2016, by rising up the rankings and achieving its highest ever result: Dundee rises seven places in 2016 poll Ranked number one in the UK for Personal Development DUSA once again top students’ union in Scotland Human Geography has risen to 1st in Scotland and 7th in the UK (National Student Survey 2016) with 96% of our students agreeing that they were satisfied overall with the quality of the course. Physical Geography received a very respectable rating too, with 89% of studen...

Law

Biodiversity Book Published

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| General News, Research News

A new book written by Prof. Colin Reid has just been published – The Privatisation of Biodiversity?: New Approaches to Conservation Law.  This book, written with Dr. Walters Nsoh, formerly a research assistant at Dundee and now at Birmingham Law School, notes that current regulatory approaches have not prevented the loss of biodiversity across the world and examines other ways of tackling the problem.  It explores the scope to strengthen conservation by using different legal mechanisms such as biodiversity offsetting, payment for ecosystem services and conservation covenants, as well as tra...

Psychology

European Association of Social Psychology Summer School 2016

| Psychology news, news, social science, social science news

More than 60 PhD students from the USA, Australia and across Europe recently took part in a Summer School organised by the European Association of Social Psychology. ‌ Nick Hopkins (Dundee), Mark Levine (Exeter) and Avelie Stuart (Exeter) led one workstream entitled "Researching prosocial and antisocial behaviour in public spaces". Needless to say, the two weeks were intensive and tiring, yet enormously enjoyable with the discussions being punctuated by (spontaneous) fun and games.The two week event was held in Exeter and comprised five workstreams in which groups of students worked on a particu...

Politics

Politics students shortlisted for Undergraduate Awards 2016

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Congratulations to recent Politics graduates Fraser Logan (MA Politics and International Relations) and Jan-Philipp Wagner (MA Geopolitics) who have been shortlisted for the Undergraduate Awards 2016. They have been identified as 'Highly Commended Entrants' from among 5,514 submissions from students in 243 universities across 40 countries. Fraser and Jan are two of 9 Dundee students and the only students from Social Sciences at Dundee to be recognised for their excellent undergraduate work.  ...

Planning

Architecture sails to 1st place in NSS 2016 rankings

| CECHR, Planning, Environment, Architecture

The University of Dundee has excelled in the latest student satisfaction survey, The National Student Survey 2016, by rising up the rankings and achieving its highest ever result: Dundee rises seven places in 2016 poll Ranked number one in the UK for Personal Development DUSA once again top students’ union in Scotland Architecture has risen to 1st place in Scotland and 8th in the UK, a rise of 13% from last year. A fantastic achievement for all the staff and students who make the department what it is! The University recorded overall satisfaction of 91 per cent, up one pe...