23 Sep 2019

St Andrews and Dundee students face off for Varsity

Elite athletes from two of Scotland’s top universities will serve up a show of sporting excellence this week as they go head-to-head in a new Varsity between the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews. The inaugural inter-university event, which takes place on Wednesday 25th September, will see more than 20 sports clubs taking part, including Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Fencing, Futsal, Shinty, Lacrosse, Tennis, Triathlon and Volleyball among others. Whilst the rivalry is very much of the friendly kind, competition for bragging rights is sure to be fierce as the two Universities have not competed ...

St Andrews and Dundee students face off for Varsity

20 Sep 2019

Sky’s the limit for soil expert

An expert in soil mechanics at the University of Dundee is ploughing a furrow of success after receiving a major international honour. Dr Matteo Ciantia, from the University’s School of Science and Engineering, has been named as the recipient of this year’s Bright Spark award by the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). The honour, presented to distinguished young members of the society, has allowed 33-year-old Dr Ciantia to present his work at the European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Reykjavik. “The ISSMGE is one ...

Sky’s the limit for soil expert

20 Sep 2019

University of the Year for Student Experience

The University of Dundee has been named University of the Year for Student Experience by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. The title confirms that Dundee is one of the best places in the United Kingdom to be a student. It follows the University being placed 4th in the UK for overall satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey, while Dundee was also named the Best Place to Live in Scotland by the Sunday Times earlier this year. Josh Connor, President of Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA), said, “This award won’t be surprising for anyone who studies at t...

University of the Year for Student Experience

19 Sep 2019

Dance, drama, disco and Dundee

Dance, drama and disco are among the attractions awaiting visitors to the University of Dundee’s Festival of the Future next month. This year’s Festival has grown beyond its base at Bonar Hall to include collaborations at V&A Dundee, Dundee Rep Theatre and Dundee Contemporary Arts. Comedy clubs, exclusive film screenings and music and lunchtime concerts are among the other arts events taking place from Wednesday 16 to Sunday 20 October. Best-selling authors Christopher Brookmyre, Doug Johnstone, Mark Billingham, Stuart Neville and Luca Veste – who are used to dishing up blood and gore...

Dance, drama, disco and Dundee

18 Sep 2019

‘Homecoming’ for much-loved tutor

A new exhibition opening at the University of Dundee this week pays tribute to the life and work of a renowned artist who helped hundreds of young people fulfil their ambition of studying art. Alan Watson, who died earlier this year at the age of 61, led the portfolio preparation class at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design for 20 years. He was himself a graduate of the institution and was a hugely popular figure with staff and students alike. Born in St Andrews and descended from a long line of fishing families from the East Neuk of Fife, Alan’s work was much influenced by his connecti...

‘Homecoming’ for much-loved tutor