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...

PhD student nominated for Course Rep of the Year Award

| English, Humanities, Students

We are excited to hear that one of our English PhD students, Lauren Christie, has been nominated for a Course Rep of the Year award in the SPARQS (Student Partnerships in Quality Scotland) Student Engagement Awards 2019.  Nominations had previously been invited for reps from within Scottish colleges and universities who have worked hard to ensure the rep role contributes to enhancements in learning and teaching and the overall student experience, and Lauren is delighted to be nominated. The Student Engagement Awards will be held at the SPARQS conference on Thursday 28th March 2019, and the short list ...

Clare stitches success with first book

| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

For thousands of years, those on the fringes of society have used sewing to document their experiences. University of Dundee graduate, Clare Hunter unravels some of these stories in her new book, Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle. Published this week, the book chronicles politics, power, protest and memories of men and women who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, including stories of Mary Queen of Scots and survivors of World War One. Clare Hunter, who graduated from the MLitt Writing Practice and Study course in 2014, says that the idea for her b...

Scottish Book Trust New Writers award for Tutor and former student Alice Tarbuck

| Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

We are delighted to see that one of the Scottish Book Trust's New Writers Awards for 2019 has been awarded to one of our School of Humanities tutors, Alice Tarbuck.  Alice is a poet living in Edinburgh, but she is also a Creative Writing Tutor on our first year MA English and Creative Writing course, as well as being a former PhD student in the Centre for Poetic Innovation (CPI) and more recently a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the CPI. The CPI is a join initiative between the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, in collaboration with the Scottish Poetry Library.  The New Writers Awards are a fantast...