25 Jan 2016

Mark Beaumont declared Rector of the University of Dundee

Mark Beaumont, the man who cycled the world and has completed a host of long-distance adventures, has been named the new Rector of the University of Dundee. Mark, who attended school in Dundee, assumes the role of Rector with immediate effect. He was elected unopposed and succeeds the actor Brian Cox, who was elected to the position in 2010 and has served two terms. “I am absolutely thrilled, and slightly surprised, to be the new Rector of the University of Dundee,” said Mark. “Six years ago I sat in the audience at the Caird Hall as Brian Cox stepped into the role and I remember his word...

Mark Beaumont declared Rector of the University of Dundee

25 Jan 2016

Entries invited for Dundee International Book Prize 2016

The organisers of the Dundee International Book Prize have once again invited unpublished authors to polish their manuscripts and stake their claim for £5,000 and a publishing deal with Freight Books. Submissions are being sought for the 2016 award, which this year also offers a week of protected writing time in the City of Discovery as well as the coveted publishing contract and cash prize. Writers with a spellbinding, unpublished novel have until midnight on 19th February to enter the competition, which last year attracted more than 450 entries from across the globe. All entries will be read before...

Entries invited for Dundee International Book Prize 2016

22 Jan 2016

Medical school access `dominated by most affluent’, says new study

Access to medical school across the UK is still dominated by students from more affluent parts of society, a new study led by the University of Dundee has shown. The study has revealed considerable variation between the four UK nations and between different medical schools. Researchers from the Universities of Dundee and Central Lancashire analysed application data for 22 medical schools and around 30,000 applicants across the UK for the three years from 2009-10 to 2011-12, The study was supported by the UK Clinical Aptitude Test consortium (http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/our-research ) which provided data. The re...

Medical school access `dominated by most affluent’, says new study

22 Jan 2016

£1.3million funding for research into the cellular division errors that drive cancer

The University of Dundee’s Dr Adrian Saurin has been awarded £1.3million to explore how the body’s cells replicate themselves correctly and why this goes wrong in cancer. Dr Saurin, of the University’s School of Medicine, has received the funding from Cancer Research UK to carry out fundamental research into the mechanism of cellular division. Four new posts will be created as part of the six-year study. When division occurs, the new cells should be exact copies of the original but this process goes wrong in the vast majority of cancer cells. The result is that cells within the same...

£1.3million funding for research into the cellular division errors that drive cancer

22 Jan 2016

BAUM’s Tree of Life to grow from Apple seeds

A fledgling Dundee-based games company will launch their first game in style this week as it goes live on the Apple App store in 12 different languages. BAUM is an enchanting, highly-addictive 2D platform game and is the first release of Dundee independent games studio, A Fox Wot I Drew. The company is the brainchild of the trio of Dominic Littler, Dan Allan and Kai Creedon, who originally joined forces for Abertay University’s `Dare To Be Digital’ competition in 2014, where they won the inaugural Design in Action / Dare to be Digital Prize for Commercial Potential, worth £20,000. Transla...

BAUM’s Tree of Life to grow from Apple seeds