16 Aug 2018

Val McDermid Award to celebrate crime writing course success

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...

Val McDermid Award to celebrate crime writing course success

15 Aug 2018

Neanderthals, genetic engineering and confession – Masters Show 2018

Visitors to this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Masters Show will come face to face with Neanderthals, reflect on the morality of genetic engineering and – should they feel the need – confess their sins afterwards. Duncan of Jordanstone’s biggest Masters Show to date will feature art that asks questions about the biggest challenges facing society and design work that seeks to tackle them. The exhibition opens on Friday 17 August and will showcase work from 80 students on some of the UK’s most innovative postgraduate courses. The 2018 exhibits set to w...

Neanderthals, genetic engineering and confession – Masters Show 2018

14 Aug 2018

Dundee students advocate for persecuted academics around the world

A group of Politics students at the University of Dundee have been praised for their work in advocating for the protection of academics around the world who have been the victims of violence and discrimination. Thirty students volunteered their time in the spring to support the work of Scholars at Risk, an NGO that protects threatened scholars and raises awareness about attacks on the international higher education community. This work was conducted under the guidance of Dr Edzia Carvalho, Lecturer in Politics at the University. The students were trained in the process and politics of advocacy as part...

Dundee students advocate for persecuted academics around the world

10 Aug 2018

Report explores ways of encouraging men into nursing

While nursing is increasingly viewed as a worthwhile and rewarding career for both men and women, the perception of nursing as an inherently female profession is still a barrier to more males entering nursing, according to a new report from researchers at Scottish universities. The Men in Nursing report was led by researchers at the University of Dundee and produced in conjunction with colleagues from Edinburgh, West of Scotland and Robert Gordon Universities. The report was commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland through the Scottish Collaboration for the Enhancement of Pre‐Registration Nursing (SCEP...

Report explores ways of encouraging men into nursing

9 Aug 2018

Causing a scene: student’s film to light up Dundee heritage site

A film depicting three generations of women working with jute is to be projected onto the exterior of Dundee’s Verdant Works museum as part of this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Masters Show celebrations. The film forms part of Rosemary Taylor’s final project for her MFA Art Society & Publics course. Her film depicts three pairs of hands – her daughter’s, her mother’s, and her own – engaged in making repetitive motions using jute. Rosemary’s film will be screened onto Verdant Works and visible from West Henderson’s Wynd on...

Causing a scene: student’s film to light up Dundee heritage site