Inspiring Scotland's future global workforce - launch of 2018 Business Brunch series

| Engage Dundee, European Studies, Humanities, Languages

Young people from 12 schools across Dundee and the surrounding area had the opportunity to engage with local businesses in the first of a series of Business Brunch events, held at the University of Dundee on 10 January 2018. 118 S3 learners heard from a range of business leaders who view language skills as key to the growth and success of their company. The event demonstrated the relevance of languages in a work context and aimed to encourage pupils to continue with their language studies into the senior phase of their secondary education, and beyond school. A teacher attending the event said: “The B...

Dundee strikes gold in Teaching Excellence Framework

| English, European Studies, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF was introduced by the UK Government to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching. The ranking places Dundee among an elite group of British universities licensed to use the TEF Gold Award for the next three years. “The award of TEF Gold is an excellent result which highlights the quality of learning, teaching and the student experience that we offer at Dundee,” said Professor Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching),...

'The Spanish Resurgence 1713-1748' - new book by Dr Christopher Storrs launched

| Books, European Studies, History, Humanities

The Spanish Resurgence, 1713-1748, a new book by Dr Chris Storrs, has been formally launched at the Spanish embassy in London recently. The launch event was attended by around 80 people and featured a book signing and talk by Dr Storrs.  Published by Yale University Press at the end of 2016, the book is a major reassessment of Philip V’s leadership and what it meant for the modern Spanish state.   Often dismissed as ineffective, indolent, and dominated by his second wife, Philip V of Spain (1700–1746), the first Bourbon king, was in fact the greatest threat to peace in Europe during h...

'The Spanish Resurgence 1713-1748' - new book by Dr Christopher Storrs

| Books, European Studies, History, Humanities

A new book by Dr Christopher Storrs, Reader in History at the University of Dundee, has recently been published by Yale University Press.  The Spanish Resurgence, 1713-1748 is a major reassessment of Philip V’s leadership and what it meant for the modern Spanish state. Often dismissed as ineffective, indolent, and dominated by his second wife, Philip V of Spain (1700–1746), the first Bourbon king, was in fact the greatest threat to peace in Europe during his reign. Under his rule, Spain was a dynamic force and expansionist power, especially in the Mediterranean world. Campaigns in Italy an...

Congratulations to all winners at the DUSA Student Led Teaching Awards 2016!

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| English,History,Humanities,Philosophy,Students,European Studies

Congratulations to all the winners and those who were shortlisted and nominated!  2016 has been another good year for Humanities staff at the DUSA (Dundee University Students Association) Student Led Teaching Awards.  This year we had a winner and a runner up over two different categories: Eddie Small (English) was joint winner of the Inspirational Teaching category Matt Graham (History) was runner up in the Best Feedback and Assessment category Other Humanities nominees for this year included: Alan MacDonald Ana Salzberg Dominic Smith Matthew Ward Last year we had winners in t...