Graduate Elisabeth proves it's never too late to learn

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She is a former politician who once worked in the glitz of Glasgow’s Theatreland, but an Angus octogenarian is preparing to take centre stage when she graduates from the University of Dundee this week. Elisabeth Hill says that she will feel “incredibly proud” when she receives her Diploma in Higher Education, an achievement the 80-year-old from Brechin claims will rank among the most memorable of her life. However, as she prepares to put on her robes for Friday’s ceremony, the grandmother admits that it was winning her battle against endometrial cancer in 2014 that initially prompte...

Campus voted one of the best in UK

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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 ...

Scottish Social Services Award for Dundee Lecturer

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We were delighted to hear that Gil Martin, Lecturer in Social Work here at the University of Dundee, received an award for 'an enlightened approach' at the recent Scottish Social Services Awards 2018 in Edinburgh.  The awards aim to honour Scotland’s social services for their outstanding commitment to improving the lives of the people they support. Twelve individuals, teams or organisations were announced as this year’s winners, having triumphed over more than 100 nationwide entries from across the third sector, independent organisations, local authorities and the NHS.  They included:...

Community work as critical pedagogy (Research Symposium)

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We will be hosting our annual celebration of the BA Community Learning and Development (CLD) course with a research symposium on Tuesday 8th May 2018, from 8.30am in Dalhousie Lecture Theatre 1. BA CLD students will present their practice-based research undertaken as part of their fourth year internships to an audience of CLD practitioners and policy makers, graduates, staff and students. The event will also feature external speakers including Dr Marion Allison (Head of the CLD Standards Council), and the welcome address will be provided by Professor John Rowan (Vice-Principal: Research, Knowledge Exchange...

Sharing the experiences of refugees settling in Dundee

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Professionals helping refugees from around the world to settle in Scotland will meet at the University of Dundee next week to discuss how they can better support families adjusting to life in their new country. The knowledge exchange event, hosted by the University’s School of Education and Social Work, takes place at the Dalhousie Building on Wednesday 2 May and will explore how best to respond to the needs of refugees moving to the local area. The day will feature talks and workshops headed by local professional and strategic professionals, academics and international experts. ‘Global Challen...