Additional funding announced for arts and humanities research based in Scotland

| Creative Writing, English, History, Humanities, Philosophy

The next generation of research professionals working in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland are to benefit from substantial funding awarded to the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). The Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) is one of 10 consortia across the UK to have received a share of £170 million AHRC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) funding. The funding awarded to SGSAH will support 190 PhD students over the next five years. Additional funding will be provided...

Target reached to publish poetry collection

| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities

A University of Dundee lecturer has been hailed one of the most significant Scottish poets to emerge in the last decade, following a successful fundraising campaign to posthumously publish his poetry. The work of the late Dr Jim Stewart, who taught in the University’s English department, has already received wide praise in anticipation of the collection’s publication later this year. Dundee’s Makar, W.N. (Bill) Herbert, said, “This collection will rightly establish Jim, with a single volume, as one of the most significant Scottish poets of the last decade.” Jim passed away in ...

Val McDermid Award to celebrate crime writing course success

| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities

Best-selling author Val McDermid has lent her name to a prize recognising the top student on a University of Dundee course for aspiring crime writers. The Val McDermid Award will be presented annually to the MLitt Crime Writing and Forensic Investigation student who produces the best dissertation as part of their course. The inaugural prize will be awarded at Dundee’s graduation ceremony in November. This Masters degree is the first of its kind in the UK and sees academics from the University’s School of Humanities and Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification (CAHID) share t...

Dundee ranked among UK's best universities for student satisfaction

| Creative Writing, English, European Studies, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy, Students

The University of Dundee has once again ranked among the best universities in the United Kingdom for overall student satisfaction, achieving a top 10 place in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS). The University recorded overall satisfaction of 88%, well above the sector average of 83% and was ranked second 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. The survey asks students 27 questions across eight themes relating to their expe...

Conference aims to revive interest in the essay

| Creative Writing, Engage Dundee, English, Humanities, Seminars

An international line-up of academics and literary aficionados will attempt to breathe new life into the essay at a conference hosted by the University of Dundee. Teachers, writers, artists, publishers and journalists from around the world will join secondary school pupils and members of the public for ‘Taking Ideas for a Walk: The 2018 Essay Conference’, aimed at revitalising interest in the form. Beginning on Tuesday 19 June, delegates will gather at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath for the two-day event, hosted by Professor Kirsty Gunn and Dr Gail Low of the University’s English departm...