Dundee ranked among UK's top 5 for student satisfaction

| 2019

The University of Dundee has been ranked 4th among UK universities for overall student satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS), with Education at Dundee ranked top in the UK. The University recorded overall satisfaction of 90%, up 2% on the 2018 result and well above the sector average of 84%, and was ranked 2nd 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. Dundee’s rankings relate to non-specialist universities ...

Graduate proves dogs are a pupil's best friend

| 2019

Well known for sniffing out crime and aiding the disabled, dogs might soon find themselves a spot in school, according to a Headteacher from a remote school in the Highlands who graduated from the University of Dundee this week. Miss Islean Gibson, Principal at Kinloch Rannoch Primary School, who graduated on Friday 21st June with a Master of Education (MEd) in Leading Learning and Teaching. She says her school’s recent study into the self-efficacy of students when surrounded by canine classmates shows marked improvement in both the academic skills and wellbeing of pupils, as well as the pups. Workin...

Professor Teresa Moran receives the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching

| 2019

Three members of staff from the University of Dundee have been recognised this year by the conferment of the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching, including our own Professor Teresa Moran, Depute Dean of School and Discipline Lead for Education.  Teresa is joined in receiving this award by both Professor Graeme Hutton from the School of Social Sciences, and Arthur Watson from the School of Art and Design.  Winners of the Chancellor's Award must demonstrate enhancement to practice, sustainable change and impact as a direct result of their teaching. Furthermore, the Award dem...

Wimberley Award 2019 won by activist Rachel

| 2019

A student who reported to the European Parliament on the effect that conditions at the Calais refugee camp were having on the mental health of residents has won the University of Dundee’s most prestigious undergraduate award. Rachel Natanson will receive this year’s Wimberley Award, given to the student or students who have made the most distinguished contribution to university life, when she graduates with a First Class Honours degree in Social Work on Friday 21 June. Rachel (38), from Kirriemuir, was a founding member of the Dundee branch of Social Work Action Network and has been heavily inv...

Redefining Dundee's legacy: In conversation with Professor Mary McAleese

| 2019, research

Dundee’s inspiring past and exciting present will be explored by a former President of Ireland, during a live discussion at V&A Dundee next week. Professor Mary McAleese, who led the country from 1997 to 2011, will join a panel of community education experts from the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow to discuss Dundee’s shifting legacy and the key issues around community engagement and empowerment. Professor McAleese, Professor of Children, Law and Religion at the University of Glasgow, said, “Today’s children will craft their future with the tools we give them. Resilient famil...