19 Jun 2018

Phone lock secures Strathmore Trophy for Fife school

Creating a graphic means of fighting phone thieves allowed tech savvy school pupils to claim a top University of Dundee prize. A team from Kirkcaldy’s Balwearie High School have claimed the prestigious Strathmore Trophy after designing a pictorial login system for mobile phones and tablets. The ingenious system utilises pictures to log on to a device, requiring anybody attempting to access the system to pinpoint information within the images that would only be known to its owner. The Fife team, consisting of four S1 pupils, defeated 14 schools from across Scotland to take the illustrious title in wha...

Phone lock secures Strathmore Trophy for Fife school

19 Jun 2018

‘Moira Macgregor – A Life in Style’

A new exhibition of work by the celebrated Dundee-born fashion illustrator Moira Macgregor will be unveiled at the University of Dundee next week. The artworks that feature in ‘A Life in Style’ were recently donated to the University by the late artist’s family, in accordance with the wishes of Moira, who died in 2016. The exhibition will open at the Tower Foyer Gallery on Friday 22 June. Moira was born in Dundee in 1931 and studied under Alberto Morrocco at Dundee College of Art (now the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design) before building an internationa...

‘Moira Macgregor – A Life in Style’

19 Jun 2018

Proud mum has best seat in the house for Graduation

There will be no shortage of proud mums at this week’s University of Dundee Graduation ceremonies but only one will be on stage when her son receives his degree. Jackie Malcolm, a Senior Lecturer at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, will be part of the traditional academic procession across City Square and onto the Caird Hall stage on Wednesday 20 June. Her son, Cameron, will graduate with a First Class honours degree in Product Design during the afternoon ceremony. Jackie, who lectures in Graphic Design and who herself graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone, adm...

Proud mum has best seat in the house for Graduation

18 Jun 2018

Campus voted one of the best in UK

The University of Dundee has been voted as one of the best campuses in the UK – and top in Scotland – in a poll of students across the country. Dundee came 4th in the rankings compiled by Student Crowd, a website that compares various aspects of university life by asking students to review their institution. It was the only Scottish university to be ranked in the national top 10 In a survey of 7,849 students, campuses across the UK were rated by students on their social, academic and environmental strengths. These included campus/facilities, clubs and societies, students union, careers service ...

Campus voted one of the best in UK

18 Jun 2018

Graduate courts success after gaining Law degree against all odds

Katherine Wade will graduate with first-class honours from the University of Dundee this week after overcoming years of adversity, which threatened her dream of studying Law. Katherine always dreamed of being a lawyer, but when she was 13 years-old she was diagnosed with severe epilepsy and had to take a year out of school until her doctors were able to find the right medication to stabilise her condition. Less than a year later she was also diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Already suffering, Katherine’s life was once again thrown into turmoil as her father passed away when she was 15 years-old. She s...

Graduate courts success after gaining Law degree against all odds