20 Sep 2019

Dundee is University of the Year for Student Experience

The University of Dundee has been named University of the Year for Student Experience by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. The title confirms that Dundee is one of the best places in the United Kingdom to be a student. It follows the University being placed 4th in the UK for overall satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey, while Dundee was also named the Best Place to Live in Scotland by the Sunday Times earlier this year. Josh Connor, President of Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA), said, “This award won’t be surprising for anyone who studies...

18 Sep 2019

Teena becomes first female Hammerman

A jewellery designer from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design will this week become the first woman to join the Hammerman Incorporation of Dundee since the organisation was founded almost 450 years ago. Teena Ramsay, Jewellery & Metal Design Programme Director at Duncan of Jordanstone, will swear the historic oath of allegiance to the Hammermen at their AGM on Thursday 19 September. While the admission of its first female member marks a watershed moment for the Hammermen, other long-standing traditions will still be upheld when Teena strikes the ceremonial anvil and signs her name in the...

6 Sep 2019

University to welcome 3000 new students – and a new Rector

The University of Dundee will welcome more than 3000 new students to the city on Monday 4 September and install broadcaster Jim Spence as its new Rector. Students have come to Dundee from all over the world for the start of the new academic year – around 150 different nationalities are represented on campus. They arrive in one of the best places in the United Kingdom to be a student, with Dundee ranked 4th in the recent National Student Survey and 6th globally for overall average satisfaction in the International Student Barometer. The new students will be welcomed to the city at a gatherin...

3 Sep 2019

Robots, humans, maths and laughs – Festival of the Future 2019

Ana Matronic, Johnny Ball, Paul Mason and Phill Jupitus are among the big names appearing at this year’s Festival of the Future, which takes place at the University of Dundee and other venues throughout the city this autumn. The University’s flagship celebration of art, culture and science will take place from October 16-20. The theme of this year’s Festival is social change, and more than 50 events featuring music, design, dance, theatre, food and comedy will explore this while engaging with audiences of all ages. The team behind the Festival will officially launch the programme outside ...

26 Aug 2019

Students “over-the-moon” as Aurora Borealis animation goes viral

A group of University of Dundee students are rising stars in the world of animation after a short film they created went viral online. Their film Fox Fires has been viewed more than 887,000 times - just seven days after it was uploaded to Youtube. The six-minute film, which was inspired by Finnish folklore surrounding the Aurora Borealis, has become a shining star on the video-sharing platform and has even moved fans to tears. With the Aurora season starting in the Finnish Lapland at the end of August, director of the animation, Keilidh Bradley, says the timely release of the film ...