12 Sep 2017

New diagnostic test for human African Sleeping Sickness

A new diagnostic test developed from research at the Universities of Dundee and Cambridge has been launched with the aim of helping eliminate the disease known as African sleeping sickness. Sleeping sickness, or Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), is caused by parasites transmitted by tsetse flies in sub-Saharan Africa and has a devastating impact, causing thousands of deaths each year. Today, September 12th, the international non-profit organisation FIND and the diagnostics company Alere launched their second-generation rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for sleeping sickness. This second-generation test is eas...

New diagnostic test for human African Sleeping Sickness

11 Sep 2017

Pioneering pilot seeks to solve STEM teaching crisis

The University of Dundee will this week launch a pioneering new programme aiming to address Scotland’s chronic shortage of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers. From January 2018, the University’s School of Education and Social Work will welcome up to 35 student-inductees onto a new 52-week Supported Induction Route (SIR) for potential chemistry, computing, home economics, mathematics and physics teachers. The pilot scheme integrates the existing one-year Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) qualification and the probationary year undertaken by new teach...

Pioneering pilot seeks to solve STEM teaching crisis

8 Sep 2017

Explorers invited to delve into the history of River Eden

Enthusiasts and citizen scientists are invited to join geographers and environmental photographers from the University of Dundee to explore the historic effects of climate change on the River Eden in Fife. On Saturday, 16th September, local explorers will be able to join in a Cupar river walk to examine the history of the River Eden and consider the effects of climate change. They are also invited to get hands on in a photography workshop on Sunday, 17th September with the acclaimed landscape & environmental photographer Tracey Dixon at Birnie & Gaddon Lochs. Andrew Black, Senior Lecturer in Geogra...

Explorers invited to delve into the history of River Eden

7 Sep 2017

Careers Service in double award win

The University of Dundee’s Careers Service has taken home two awards at one of the sector’s major awards ceremonies. The team from Dundee was triumphant at this year’s Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services awards in Nottingham last night (Wednesday, 8th September). They won the Research Informed Practice Award for their study into how their modules help to increase graduate success. They also received the award for Technology. This was for introducing blogs into their careers modules that allowed students to build up an online portfolio on WordPress. Shona Johnston, Head of ...

Careers Service in double award win

7 Sep 2017

‘Nursing in the 21st Century’ Café Science on 11th September

A University of Dundee lecturer will talk about how 21st century pressures have led to changes within the nursing profession at the next Café Science event. Tom McConnachie, from the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences, will be at Avery & Co, South Tay Street, on Monday, 11th September. He will explain how the University is helping to create a generation of resilient and flexible nurses. As well as sharing his experiences from his own time as a nurse, he will also talk about how his current students are working with the army, school pupils and local communities to ...

‘Nursing in the 21st Century’  Café Science on 11th September