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Graduation is icing on the cake for 100,000th graduate Avril

The University of Dundee will this week celebrate a special milestone in its history when a renowned chef, who left school at 16 with no Highers, becomes the institution’s 100,000th graduate. Avril Burns (47) is used to serving up treats for Sir Andy Murray and his family as Head Pastry Chef at the tennis great’s luxury Cromlix Hotel in Dunblane and her graduation will mark game, set and match on a return to educat...

Gender myths dispelled by major new maths study

A major study into maths attainment has found that boys and girls perform equally in the subject, dispelling long-held myths around gender and education. The first UK-wide research of its kind for 13 years was carried out by Keith Topping, Professor of Educational and Social Research in the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee, and education assessment company Renaissance found differences in maths a...