Business

Student takes on new role with ice hockey team

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A current University of Dundee student will combine his studies with a new job at a local ice hockey team. Elliot Shaw, a second year Business Management student, will take up the post of Commercial Manager at the Dundee Stars for next season. He’s familiar with the team having completed a placement with the club as part of his course. Elliot said: “It’s going to be a lot of hard work, but it’s something I’m really excited about.  “I really enjoyed my placement at the Dundee Stars back in January and I saw this as the perfect opportunity to gain more experience and ...

CEPMLP

Scottish Arbitration Centre supports the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge

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The Scottish Arbitration Centre has welcomed the introduction of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge and Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Centre, signed the Pledge at its official launch in London on 18 May. The Pledge aims to increase the representation of women in arbitration and to encourage the appointment of women as arbitrators on an equal opportunity basis. Jackie van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), first called for such a pledge in 2014 at the ICCA Congress in Miami, at which Mr Mackenzie was present to hear her speak o...

Environment

Dundee team to help local communities Make Sense of the environment

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| CECHR, Environment, Research, Resilience, Sustainability

Making Sense is an EU H2020 funded project that seeks to empower citizens through personal digital manufacturing applied to the design and deployment of environmental sensors. The consortium is formed by University of Dundee, The Peers Educators Network, JRC IAAC and is lead by Waag Society. The project will show how environmental monitoring with open source software, open source hardware, digital maker practices and open design can be effectively adopted by local communities. Also by appropriating their own technological sensing tools they make sense of their environments and address pressing environmenta...

Law

Social Science students shine in Dundee Plus + awards

| Law, psychology, geography, awards, dundee plus

Students in the The University of Dundee’s School of Social Science have excelled in this year’s ‘Dundee plus’ awards. The aim of Dundee Plus award is to encourage students to develop and articulate skills though participation in extra-curricular activities, which are recognised by the Dundee Plus Award. Students can register for Dundee Plus and start reviewing their skills, setting goals and identifying opportunities to get involved from 1st year onwards.  Students can apply for the Award from 3rd year. Applicants for the Award will be asked to demonstrate how they have develo...

Psychology

Social Science students shine in Dundee Plus + awards

| Law, psychology, geography, awards, dundee plus

Students in the The University of Dundee’s School of Social Science have excelled in this year’s ‘Dundee plus’ awards. The aim of Dundee Plus award is to encourage students to develop and articulate skills though participation in extra-curricular activities, which are recognised by the Dundee Plus Award. Students can register for Dundee Plus and start reviewing their skills, setting goals and identifying opportunities to get involved from 1st year onwards.  Students can apply for the Award from 3rd year. Applicants for the Award will be asked to demonstrate how they have develo...

Politics

There is 'low risk' of a terrorist attack on Scottish soil - interview by Dr Sarah Leonard

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Dr Sarah Léonard, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Dundee, has recently been interviewed by The Courier to discuss the possibility of a terrorist attack in Scotland.   The world has been rocked by recent events in Belgium, which saw around 31 people killed and 300 injured in Brussels airport and a metro station.  But why Belgium, and is there a danger that Scotland could be next?   The Courier asked Dr Léonard, who is originally from Belgium and has carried out research into issues such as security, border control and terrorism. See the full interview...

Planning

University Lecturer gives another exciting talk on Urban Planning and Development

| Planning, Architecture, Urban Development, Town and Regional Planning

Another congratulations to our Senior Lecturer, Dr. Husam AlWaer (associate director for CECHR), for his recent prestigious invitation to deliver a keynote talk at the forthcoming international conference on 'Smart to Further Cities' Urban IOT 2016 in London. The event will take place next week on April 27 at the Amba Hotel, Marble Arch, London. The talk will look at helping cities and towns address change and uncertainty, focussing on experiences from Europe. This invitation has come after his successful keynote talk for the United Nation Human Settlement III programme in March. For more informa...