23 Jun 2017

Honorary degree for Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller

Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, Chair of the Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s largest funders of biomedical research, has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Dundee. Baroness Manningham-Buller joined Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that supports scientists and researchers to take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate, as a governor in 2008 and became Chair of the Board of Governors in 2015. She received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the University’s graduation ceremony in recognition of her work to help great scientific ideas thrive for the b...

Honorary degree for Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller

22 Jun 2017

Figure skating student glides to success with first class honours degree

Michelle Callison will graduate this week from the University of Dundee after four years of juggling her studies with her figure skating career. The 23-year-old Sports Biomedicine student will collect her first class honours degree on Thursday, 22nd June, despite skating taking up much of her time. She said, “It’s been a lot of early mornings. When my flatmates were coming home from nights out, I was going out to training.  I haven’t had your normal student life. “Exams also always clash with major competitions. Last year I came out of my last exam, went into a car and drove to...

Figure skating student glides to success with first class honours degree

22 Jun 2017

Graduate to meet her family’s hero on the Caird Hall stage

A University of Dundee student will collect her degree from the man who saved her life over 30 years ago. On February 4th 1986, Sarah Beattie was born 14 weeks premature, weighing only 1lb 5oz. Lord Naren Patel was the consultant obstetrician at Ninewells Hospital the day she was born. He is now Chancellor of the University and will cap Sarah on Thursday, 22nd June. Sarah will collect her Diploma in Legal Practice having already achieved her Law degree last year from Dundee. That is when her mum, Morag, realised their connection. She said, “I couldn't believe it when I saw him at the Caird Hall and h...

Graduate to meet her family’s hero on the Caird Hall stage

22 Jun 2017

Dundee strikes gold in Teaching Excellence Framework

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF was introduced by the UK Government to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching. The ranking places Dundee among an elite group of British universities licensed to use the TEF Gold Award for the next three years. “The award of TEF Gold is an excellent result which highlights the quality of learning, teaching and the student experience that we offer at Dundee,” said Professor Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching),...

Dundee strikes gold in Teaching Excellence Framework

21 Jun 2017

Student faces loss and pain to achieve her degree

For most students, graduation is a time to celebrate with friends and family. But for Tina Christian she will spend her day thinking of those who cannot be there. The 57 year-old University of Dundee Business Management graduate has overcome excruciating loss and debilitating health problems to collect her degree on Thursday, 22nd June. Tina was finishing her second year when she was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. She had started to recover and was well into her third year when she was dealt another blow, her mum passed away. She said, “I was missing lectures, missing tutorials. She passed away in the ...

Student faces loss and pain to achieve her degree