Graduate Sandra Ireland to have her debut novel published by Polygon Books

Sandra Ireland
| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

We are delighted to report that our graduate Sandra Ireland will have her debut novel Beneath the Skin published by Polygon Books in September. Sandra’s unsettling and compelling psychological thriller explores the aftermath of trauma, and finding a way to overcome the past. 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 finds himself confronted by the undead on a daily basis.  His enigmatic boss, Alys, and her sister, Mouse, have their own uneasy rela...

Graduate Pamela Butchart wins prestigious Children's Book Award 2016

| Creative Writing, Humanities, philosophy, students

We would like to send out our warmest congratulations to ex-student Pamela Butchart, who recently won the Children's Book Award 2016. Pamela teamed up with London-based illustrator Thomas Flintham to create the winning book My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat, following in the footsteps of J.K. Rowling who won the prestigious award in 1997.  The book is a wacky story of a group of kids who decide that their new head teacher is a vampire. The Children's Book Award is the only national award for children's books that is voted for entirely by children themselves, awarded by The Federation of Children's...

Rebirth and death explored at the Fifth Annual Humanities Postgraduate Conference

Humanities PG Conference 2016
| Comics, creative writing, english, film studies, history, humanities, philosophy, students

The theme of 'Rebirth' was thoroughly explored from many different perspectives and disciplines at the recent Humanities Postgraduate Conference at the University of Dundee, which took place on 12th & 13th May 2016.   This is the 5th year of this interdisciplinary conference, which brings together students and staff from a wide range of subjects to interpret a shared theme.  This year's theme of 'Rebirth' was addressed by students in a variety of ways, from papers on the rebirth of texts through translation and adaptation, to panels discussing the ups and downs of the creative process, to fra...

Creative Writing rides high in the Complete University Guide 2017

| Creative Writing, English, Humanities

We are delighted to announce that creative writing at the University of Dundee has reached a high ranking in the recently released Complete University Guide League Tables 2017. Creative writing at Dundee has achieved 12th place out of 63 UK institutions who offer the subject, and 2nd place in Scotland. The Complete University Guide League Tables review 127 UK universities and 70 different subjects each year, ranking them by 10 quality measures important to students including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, and graduate prospects.  This is the first year the subject catego...

Dundee named among the world's 'most international' universities

Times Higher Education
| American Studies, Comics, Creative Writing, English, European Studies, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy

The University of Dundee has been named among the world’s `most international’ universities in a new global list compiled by the leading higher education journal, Times Higher Education. Dundee is placed 123rd in the Top 200 of the rankings. The University was also recently placed in the Top 200 of Times Higher Education’s (THE) latest overall World University Rankings. To compile the new table, THE examined the diversity of a university’s student body and the extent to which its academics collaborate with international colleagues, to give a picture of how global an institution real...