JOOT Theatre Company are London bound

| English, Humanities, Students, Theatre Studies

The University of Dundee’s JOOT Theatre Company will be taking their latest production to London, after a series of performances at the University of Dundee. The group of performers will be heading to London to perform Bob-Up-A-Down at the Greenwood Theatre, part of King’s College London, on Friday, October 21st. The play is set in the Middle Ages, in a dystopian rural England and involves a love triangle between Prophesy, a young, idealistic girl, Rollo, the arrogant village blacksmith and Bob-Up-A-Down, the anti-hero. This will be the London debut of Ian Low’s stage adaptation of Derek ...

Edinburgh book launch for graduate Sandra Ireland

| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

University of Dundee Writing Practice and Study graduate Sandra Ireland will launch her debut novel in Edinburgh on Wednesday 14th September! Golden Hare Books said they were proud to announce they will be hosting the launch party for Sandra’s debut novel, Beneath the Skin at the Saint Stephen’s Centre in September. The novel is set in Stockbridge so it will be launching on its home turf. Taking a job in the studio of an Edinburgh taxidermist probably isn’t Walt’s wisest decision. Suffering from combat stress and struggling to outrun the demons from his past, he now f...

International students to study MFA Art & Humanities at the University of Dundee thanks to overseas scholarships

| English, Humanities, Philosophy

Two postgraduate overseas scholarships have been awarded from the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and the School of Humanities. The students, Ricardo Bennett-Guzmán, originally from Mexico, and Addison Galagan, from Minnesota, are outstanding candidates who each will bring their own distinctive skills to the University of Dundee.  Comparable to the North American model of 'Graduate Assistantships', the two artists/scholars will also be contributing their expertise and knowledge to the University. The MFA Art & Humanities programme combines stud...

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...