18 Sep 2015

From hospital ward to world weightlifting championships

Less than a year after taking up competitive weightlifting Helen Weavers, a strength and conditioning coach at the University of Dundee’s Institute of Sport and Exercise, has won a silver medal at the World Masters Weightlifting Championships in Finland. The World Championship silver medal, which she won with a personal best, now sits alongside a European Masters silver, a British Masters gold and a Scottish Masters gold. Her rise to the top of her sport in such a short time is impressive enough but making it all the more remarkable is that only last year Helen was hospitalised with a devastating bou...

From hospital ward to world weightlifting championships

17 Sep 2015

Iqbal and other Law School high-flyers to be recognised

University of Dundee graduate Iqbal Mohammad will this evening receive the Dean’s Medal at the School of Law’s annual awards ceremony. Iqbal Mohammad, who recently graduated with an honours degree in Scots Law, has Asperger’s Syndrome and will be awarded the rare accolade by Law School Dean Professor Alan Page in recognition of his hard work in overcoming the challenges he faced throughout his studies. The Dean’s Medal is awarded occasionally to any student who, in the opinion of the Dean, has exhibited outstanding and exemplary efforts in the course of his or her studies. Iqbal sai...

Iqbal and other Law School high-flyers to be recognised

17 Sep 2015

After the ‘Hearts’ come the ‘Minds’ – new exhibition opens at LifeSpace

The second instalment of a two-part exhibition of contemporary art, artefacts and scientific research examining the perception and wellbeing of the most vital human organs opens at the University of Dundee tomorrow. ‘Hearts & Minds’, jointly hosted by Dundee and Abertay universities explores the function, power and frailty of the heart and brain from many different biological and emotional perspectives. ‘Hearts’ opened at Abertay’s Hannah Maclure Centre last week and ‘Minds’ will preview at Dundee’s LifeSpace Gallery tomorrow. ‘Minds’ features...

After the ‘Hearts’ come the ‘Minds’ – new exhibition opens at LifeSpace

16 Sep 2015

‘THINGNESS?’ – New exhibition showcases residency outputs at Cooper Gallery

Work produced during a summer residency at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design will be unveiled at a new exhibition that opens tomorrow. THINGNESS? is the Cooper Summer Residency 2015 Exhibition and features new works produced by artists Oliver Braid and Anouchka Oler and philosopher Joseph Fletcher. The exhibition at Cooper Gallery will showcase the outcomes of the residency, which provides a space for artists, writers and thinkers to reflect upon and experiment with new ideas and strategies that will extend their practice. Braid and Oler will present divergent new works that dominate the gall...

‘THINGNESS?’ – New exhibition showcases residency outputs at Cooper Gallery

16 Sep 2015

University looks east with Memorandum of Understanding

The University of Dundee has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Management and Science University in Malaysia that will see the institutions explore future learning and research links. A delegation from the Kuala Lumpur-based MSU visited Dundee to sign the agreement after touring the campus and hearing about the leading-edge research and teaching taking place at the University’s Medical School. It is hoped the MoU will lead to future research collaborations as well as students enjoying international exchange programmes. Wendy Alexander, Vice-Principal (International) at the University, sai...

University looks east with Memorandum of Understanding