Modern Social Work: Participation in Risky Spaces (Dundee Arts Cafe lecture by Dr Trish McCulloch)

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Dr Trish McCulloch, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Dundee, will be discussing how social work is supporting people with convictions to engage with the justice system at a Dundee Arts Cafe talk on Tuesday 17th April, 6pm, at The McManus, Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum. In her talk 'Modern Social Work: Participation in Risky Spaces', Dr McCulloch will discuss how social work and social workers are often in the hot seat. They work in uneasy spaces between participation, responsibility and risk, big ideas that don't always get along. Recent policy talk says that the public and service use...

Visiting Professorship for University of Dundee Lecturer

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Moira Glencorse of the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee has been appointed as a visiting Professor in the Faculty of Business and Management at the International University of East Africa (IUEA) based in Kampala, Uganda.  Professor Glencorse is involved in setting up a programme in the area of pedagogical innovation and excellence within the University in Kampala. Professor Glencorse is currently an honorary lecturer within the University of Dundee and has considerable experience of similar work in the UK.  A spokesman for IUEA said “We are delighted that Moir...

Poverty Safari author headed for Dundee

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Glaswegian rap artist and author of ‘Poverty Safari’ will share his insight into living on the breadline next week when he talks at the University of Dundee. Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey, will be giving his insight into the common misgivings about poverty and those who live in it, from 12pm – 1pm on Tuesday 27 March at the University’s Dalhousie Building, 3F01. He said, “A lot of news these days leaves people scratching their heads, most of us are guilty of misunderstanding poverty and how people on lower incomes interpret the world so I wanted to write a book which accu...

Dundee ranked among UK's best for student experience

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The University of Dundee has been ranked among the top universities in the United Kingdom – and 2nd in Scotland – in the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. This year’s survey ranks 116 universities across the UK. Dundee is placed 14th overall, one place higher than last year. Dundee is 2nd in Scotland, just behind its close neighbour the University of St Andrews. Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, said, “This is another very good result for the University and shows that we continue to offer one of the best studen...

Finding your route into Secondary Teaching (information event)

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Have you ever considered becoming a teacher in a secondary school, but you're not sure what options are available for training? The School of Education and Social Work are hosting an information event on the evening of Tuesday 27th March, 5:30-7:00pm in the Dalhousie Building, to show you the different routes into secondary teaching that are available at the University of Dundee. You will hear from our experienced staff who can tell you more about the subjects you can specialise in, including Chemistry, English, Home Economics, Computing, Mathematics, and Physics. The event will highlight the following cou...