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Accolades and awards for Degree Show exhibitors

Eighteen students who exhibited at this year’s University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show have been selected for Scotland’s most prestigious showcases of emerging talent while another is in the running for a £20,000 prize. The hugely successful 2017 Degree Show attracted around 16,000 visitors over the course of its 10-day run last month. The exhibition received glowing reviews from art critics and led to many graduands receiving offers of jobs, residencies and internships as well as winning awards for their work. Fifteen artists from the University’s Duncan of Jo...

DJCAD student’s designs land industry Fairtrade award

University of Dundee Jewellery & Metal Design student Angela Gillies has been presented with the 2017 Ingle & Rhode Fairtrade Gold Design Award. Gillies’ award-winning piece Nestled, made in Fairtrade 18ct white gold and set with a 0.5ct round brilliant cut Canadian diamond, was cast and taken to the London Assay Office to be hallmarked and stamped with the Fairtrade mark last week. Gillies’ ring is designed to allow a wedding ring to tuck in underneath the feather so two rings will sit with each other. The finished piece will be loaned to Gillies to exhibit at her end of year show and ...

Dundee strikes gold in Teaching Excellence Framework

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF was introduced by the UK Government to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching. The ranking places Dundee among an elite group of British universities licensed to use the TEF Gold Award for the next three years. “The award of TEF Gold is an excellent result which highlights the quality of learning, teaching and the student experience that we offer at Dundee,” said Professor Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching),...

Sculpture design by Janice Aitken presented to University of St Andrews

A sculpture designed by Senior Lecturer Janice Aitken Associate Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design has been presented to the University of St Andrews as part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the University of Dundee. The two universities have a shared history - University College Dundee was founded in 1881 and in 1897, under the provisions of the Universities Scotland Act of 1889, became part of the University of St Andrews. The sculpture is a representation of the antimalarial compound, DDD107498, which was identified through a collaboration between the University of Dundee&r...

Funded postgraduate places to help drive economic growth

Dozens of fully funded postgraduate places ranging from sustainability to comics are to be made available at the University of Dundee. The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has made 60 places available on ten specific Masters courses that cover energy, engineering and the creative industries in order to help develop a high-level skills base in key sectors in the Scottish economy. The places cover all tuition fees associated with the programmes and applicants classified as Scottish or EU for fee purposes are eligible to apply. This is the initiative’s fourth year and over 150 graduates have been helped i...

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