16 Mar 2016

Dundee students win animation prize for best TV licence excuses video

Animation students from the University of Dundee have scooped a prestigious competition win by bringing to life a bizarre excuse for watching TV without having a TV licence. The winner of the People’s Choice film, ‘King of Scotland’ received 173 ‘likes’ on the TV Licensing YouTube channel from a total of more than 1,000 votes, seeing off competition from films produced by degree course students from Derby, Middlesex, Belfast and Bristol1. All teams produced a range of animations illustrating the dubious explanations for non-payment, which visiting officers and call centre staf...

16 Mar 2016

Experts and patients meet to tackle Scotland’s chronic pain

The latest developments in tackling chronic pain suffered by people across Scotland will be discussed at a meeting of experts and patients this week at the University of Dundee. The Scottish Pain Research Community (SPaRC) 6th annual scientific meeting, taking place on Friday March 18th, is the country’s major gathering of experts in pain management and relief, with patients also playing a key part. “Chronic pain is common to many major diseases and conditions and affects hundreds of thousands of people across Scotland,” said Dr Lesley Colvin, Consultant/Reader in Anaesthesia and Pain Med...

Experts and patients meet to tackle Scotland’s chronic pain

15 Mar 2016

Dundee to host sports championships

Scotland’s biggest student sports competition will tomorrow take place at the University of Dundee for the fifth time in six years. The University’s Institute of Sport and Exercise will host the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Conference Cup Finals and around 400 student competitors from 12 institutions will descend upon the campus to contest 16 finals in badminton, basketball, football, hockey, rugby, netball, tennis and volleyball. Dundee will be represented by its men’s tennis team, who will compete against their counterparts from the University of Strathclyde at the campus co...

Dundee to host sports championships

14 Mar 2016

‘Explore The Universe with Lucy Hawking’ – 19th March

Youngsters are invited to take part in a cosmic treasure hunt and discover the secret key to the universe with author Lucy Hawking, daughter of the esteemed physicist Stephen Hawking, at the University of Dundee this weekend. She will be using the characters from her acclaimed books to explain science to young readers at the event, which takes place at the Bonar Hall from 11am-12noon on Saturday, 19th March. Lucy will guide the audience through the theories that feature in each of her four George stories and share some animations narrated by her father. Lucy published George's Secret Key to the Universe, a...

‘Explore The Universe with Lucy Hawking’ – 19th March

10 Mar 2016

Dundee named among Europe’s top 100 universities

The University of Dundee has been placed within Europe’s top 100 universities in the latest edition of the Times Higher Education European University Rankings. Dundee was ranked 94th in the table, which measured institutions on their teaching environment, research environment, citations (research influence), industry income and international outlook. The ranking is drawn from data used to compile the THE World University Rankings, using the same 13 performance indicators as in the overall rankings methodology. The University of Dundee performed particularly strongly in the areas of citations, where i...

Dundee named among Europe’s top 100 universities