Humanities achieves great results in NSS rankings 2016

| Humanities news, news, English, History

The University of Dundee has excelled in the latest student satisfaction survey, The National Student Survey 2016, by rising up the rankings and achieving its highest ever result: Dundee rises seven places in 2016 poll Ranked number one in the UK for Personal Development DUSA once again top students’ union in Scotland  The University of Dundee has been ranked 8th in the UK in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS) after receiving its highest ever scores in the survey. The University recorded overall satisfaction of 91 per cent, up one per cent on last year and well above the sector average of ...

Global history on the road - Dr Matt Graham in Southern Africa

| Books, History, Humanities

On a recent research trip to Southern Africa Dr Matt Graham was delighted to find his book The Crisis of South African Foreign Policy: Diplomacy, Leadership and the Role of the African National Congress is available in South African book stores and is performing well, having made the best sellers list in at least one store.  ‌ Dr Graham has been travelling across South Africa and Mozambique to visit libraries and archives and meet up with fellow academics.  He also ran workshops for the International Studies Group at the University of the Free State earlier in July for PhD students...

Death on the Fringe

| Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

Staff and students from the University of Dundee will explore what happens when you shuffle off this mortal coil as they take to the stage at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this weekend. The previously unseen ‘Death Pantomime’ written by Eddie Small, English Tutor at the University, will feature staff and students from across the institution in a bid to raise awareness of the cultural changes in our traditions of death over the last 80 years through dark comedy and song. The play searches the culture of death in Scotland and seeks to highlight how bereavement has changed, as more and more cultur...

Superhero Drs the focus of comic conference

| Comics, English, Humanities, Students

The unlikely duo of comics and health care will be discussed at a special conference at the University of Dundee. Graphic Medicine 2016: Stages and Pages, is the world’s only conference that brings together experts and enthusiasts in the fields of medicine and comic art. The event will investigate the interaction between comics and healthcare in relation to performance. The conference will consider the need often felt by clinicians and patients alike to live up to prescribed roles and the various ways in which comic art can address these issues. Keynote sessions will be led by American cartoonist and...

Mary Lily Walker's birthplace celebrated by plaque

| Creative Writing, English, Humanities

Victorian social reformer Mary Lily Walker, known for improving the lives and living conditions of her fellow Dundonians, was recently commemorated by the University of Dundee and Historic Scotland when they unveiled a plaque at the home in which she was born. The memorial plaque was placed upon 152 Perth Road on Tuesday 5th July by Lesley Nicoll from campus services at the University, English Tutor Eddie Small, and Dundee City Councillor, Lesley Brennan. Born in the 1860s, Mary was one of the first graduates of University College Dundee and one of the first women in Scotland to be taught in the same class...