New comic shares the gift of organ donation

| Comics, English, Humanities

The tragic death of a University of Dundee lecturer’s son, whose organ donation renewed the lives of nine strangers, has inspired a new comic that aims to get the public talking about life after death. The new comic is a collaboration between the University of Dundee and the NHS, and seeks to get high school-aged children and the wider public thinking about organ donation. Entitled The Gift, it will be launched on Monday 3 September to kick-off Organ Donation Week in Scotland. The 32-page book, written by recipients of organ donation, the families of donors as well as University and NH...

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...