Business

UDSB Student wins Best Paper Awards

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| General News, Student

Francesca Sobande, a second year PhD student in Marketing and Consumer Culture recently presented a research paper at the 3rd International Celebrity Studies Conference at the University of Amsterdam. Her paper received the accolade of Best PhD Presentation Award.  A few weeks later she also won the Best Arts Marketing Paper award at the 15th International Colloquium on Arts, Heritage, Nonprofit and Social Marketing at Royal Holloway, University of London.  In her paper ‘Authenticating the Aestheticisation of Black Women in ShondaLand' Francesca discusses ...

CEPMLP

CEPMLP academic contributes to training on Production Sharing Agreements for Somalia Government Officials

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Somalia’s offshore potential oil and gas reserves has garnered the attention of many international oil companies. The potential of these reserves, if managed well, will provide consistent revenue streams that could catalyse the economic development of Somalia. The Federal Government of Somalia is planning ahead to ensure that it avoids the “resource curse” that has troubled many countries when new resources are discovered. To that end, the Somali government reached out to the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) for support in preparing its technical ministries for the negotiation of any...

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

Diploma in Legal Practice event hailed success by students

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The University of Dundee recently ran a seminar week for the Diploma in Legal Practice section of the Law School. The sessions were aimed at encouraging students to apply for the programme after they graduate from their undergraduate Law programme.School students from local school were also invited along to generate interest in studying Law when they come to applying for university.   The seminars were varied in their content but saw participants learn about the law, hear speakers from local solicitors talk about their path to the work place, take part in a simulated exercise in a coutroom as well as ...

Psychology

Annual Psychology Postgraduate Conference

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Postgraduate students and staff from Psychology and other disciplines at Queen’s University Belfast participated in a one-day conference ( 23.09.16). Fantastic oral presentations from students addressed the social and political significance of Spare Rib magazine, the co-ordination of physical movement by those without sight, the development of the perception of causality, empathy, and more besides. Poster presentations included the effect of different forms of debt advice, people’s perceptions of refugees, and temporal discounting.  In a keynote, Nick Hopkins (Dundee) spoke about his resea...

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

Re-Inhabiting the Centre

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| Event, CECHR, Geddes Institute, Planning, Lectures & Workshops

Thursday 29th September Venue –  Dalhousie LT3 Supported by the Academy of Urbanism and the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) Conference overview City centres, in particular medium size cities, (like Dundee) are an important part of Scottish history, economy and community but the changing pattern of commerce, housing needs, service provision, demand, expectation and competition is challenging the role of city centres as sustainable and livable places. Rethinking (Re-Inhabiting) city centres as places to live, prosper and enjoy is one possible future – but h...