21 and 22 November 2013

The University of Dundee held an event on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November 2013 at Gardyne Theatre, Dundee & Angus College entitled "A Celebration of Differences in Dispute Resolution".

About the event

The event was held to celebrate 5 years of edr at the University of Dundee. It brought together over 100 delegates each day from areas across the United Kingdom and also the University of Hong Kong.

The theme of the event was "Are you listening" and looked at the importance of communication and listening through a variety of different methods and styles of mediation.

It was held in association with the Scottish Mediation NetworkPAMIS and Dundee and Angus College. It was also supported by Dundas and Wilson and the Legal Defence Union

Delegates who attended/participated in the event included:

  • Representatives from HE/FE institutions (including HE/FE Forum members and the University of Hong Kong)
  • Scottish Mediation Network representatives
  • Staff from PAMIS
  • Mediators
  • Lawyers
  • NHS staff
  • Staff from Dundee City Council
  • Representatives from Scottish Power
  • President of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland

Further Information 

Further information regarding the event is available in the attached booklet.

A booklet is also available containing a short biography of each contributor.

Key Note Speaker

The key note address was given by Lorna Strachan, Occupational Therapy Team Leader, Learning Disability Service, Dundee Community Health Partnership.

Lorna spoke on the theme of communication and why we were in the theatre that day. She accompanied this speech with a PowerPoint presentation.

Day Planners

Video clips

A 4 DVD set of the event is now available (courtesy of the University of Hong Kong). Please contact Karen if you would like to purchase this set of training DVDs.


We would like to thank all those who attended the conference, the speakers, the facilitators, the actors, the mediators, the students and a special thanks to Mr Brian Cox (Rector), all the staff involved at Dundee & Angus College and Katherine Lynch from the University of Hong Kong. We would also like to thank Steven Duncan for the printing of the event booklet, Apex Acoustics for AV equipment and Gary and Annie Bottoms (August Pictures) for the filming of the event.