Graduation - one year on!

| History, Humanities, Students

As we prepare to celebrate with our latest batch of graduating students this week, we have also been reflecting on last year's ceremony with our alumni, and finding out what they have been doing since then. Here is one such story from Jim Ashwood, who graduated from the Part-time MA degree last year with an MA (Honours) in History.  "My graduation last year was something of a homecoming for me. It was a weird experience returning to where I had been born in 1945 in Smalls Wynd, and thinking about how I had now become one of those students who had fascinated me as a little boy playing in the streets. "...

Laydeez do Comics - and they're proud of it

| Comics, English, Humanities, Students

An international organisation championing female comics creators will host its first event in Dundee, the spiritual home of the British comics industry, later this month. The newest chapter of Laydeez Do Comics (LDC) has been formed by Hailey Austin, Rachel Davis and Grace Wright, postgraduate students at the University of Dundee. The first of four events planned for 2019 will take place at Dundee Comics Creative Space on Friday 31 May and will be based on University lecturer Dr Golnar Nabizadeh's new book Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels. Laydeez Do Comics supports female-identifying comics cre...

Comic to raise awareness of coeliac disease

| Comics, Engage Dundee, English, Humanities, Students

The University of Dundee’s renowned comics artists and writers have produced a new publication raising awareness of the serious and much misunderstood autoimmune condition coeliac disease. ‘Understanding Coeliac Disease’ will be launched on Thursday 16 May to mark Coeliac Disease Awareness Week. The 24-page comic seeks to make more people aware of what it is like to live with coeliac disease, the only treatment for which is a strict life-long gluten free diet. Professor Jenny Woof, of the University’s School of Life Sciences, proposed a collaboration with the comics team to help pr...

Dundee students breathe new life into rare texts

| Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

Historic texts held by the University of Dundee have been dusted down by a group of students to kick-start a creative chain reaction. Students from the English department’s MLitt Writing Practice and Study course have sought inspiration from historic books and poems to create new works, before asking students from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) to illustrate them. The project, named Vaulted Marvels, aims to highlight the wealth of thought-provoking volumes that lurk within the University’s archives, with a plan now under way to publish the re-i...

Dundee among world's best for international student satisfaction

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

The University of Dundee has recorded one of the highest scores in the latest International Student Barometer (ISB). With feedback from over 3 million students worldwide across all student types, levels and years of study, the ISB is the world's largest annual survey of international students. The results of ISB’s Autumn 2018 survey show overall average satisfaction of 89.6% among Dundee students, the highest score of any participating Scottish universities, 2nd in the UK and 6th globally. A total of 199 institutions participated in the ISB 2018, significantly more than the 120 who took part the year...