Dundee ranked among UK's best universities for student satisfaction

| Creative Writing, English, European Studies, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy, Students

The University of Dundee has once again ranked among the best universities in the United Kingdom for overall student satisfaction, achieving a top 10 place in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS). The University recorded overall satisfaction of 88%, well above the sector average of 83% and was ranked second in Scotland. The National Student Survey is a census of nearly half a million students undertaken independently by Ipsos MORI and evaluates how satisfied students are with the quality of their higher education experience. The survey asks students 27 questions across eight themes relating to their expe...

Five true-crime podcasts for the armchair detective in you

| English, Humanities

Everybody loves a good whodunnit. It's why true-crime documentaries like Making a Murderer, The Keepers, and now The Staircase have all been big Netflix hits. Yet away from television screens, true crime has found another very happy home - podcasting.  Laura Findlay takes us through her list of five true crime podcasts that demand your attention this summer in an article for The Conversation. Laura is a Research Assistant in the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee. See the full article here   Useful links: English at the University of Dundee Study Crime Writing and Forensic Inv...

"I'm not stopping now" says ground-breaking graduate

| English, History, Humanities, Students

A pioneering University of Dundee student is eyeing up a career in academia after a search for a night class led to her obtaining a degree. Fiona Dixon said that she had only wanted to broaden her horizons when she started looking for a suitable subject to study in 2012. However, as the mother of five from Dundee prepared to become one of the University’s first part-time students to graduate with honours last week, she admitted that her unintended return to higher education has prompted her to consider a career in the field. The 47-year-old collected her First Class MA with joint honours in English a...

Campus voted one of the best in UK

| Creative Writing, English, European Studies, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy

The University of Dundee has been voted as one of the best campuses in the UK – and top in Scotland – in a poll of students across the country. Dundee came 4th in the rankings compiled by Student Crowd, a website that compares various aspects of university life by asking students to review their institution. It was the only Scottish university to be ranked in the national top 10 In a survey of 7,849 students, campuses across the UK were rated by students on their social, academic and environmental strengths. These included campus/facilities, clubs and societies, students union, careers service ...

Conference aims to revive interest in the essay

| Creative Writing, Engage Dundee, English, Humanities, Seminars

An international line-up of academics and literary aficionados will attempt to breathe new life into the essay at a conference hosted by the University of Dundee. Teachers, writers, artists, publishers and journalists from around the world will join secondary school pupils and members of the public for ‘Taking Ideas for a Walk: The 2018 Essay Conference’, aimed at revitalising interest in the form. Beginning on Tuesday 19 June, delegates will gather at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath for the two-day event, hosted by Professor Kirsty Gunn and Dr Gail Low of the University’s English departm...