11 Sep 2015

2015 Dundee Literary Festival to be launched

Award-winning authors, exciting new literary talent and some of the biggest names from the comics industry will rub shoulders with a famous string-vest sporting street philosopher, a show-stopping baker and an unlikely zombie slayer at the 2015 Dundee Literary Festival. A special pre-festival event will kick things off on Wednesday, 7th October when Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit author Jeanette Winterson talks about The Gap of Time, her reimagining of The Winter’s Tale. The main Festival programme will see a further 46 talks, readings, workshops and other events take place from Wednesday 21st to Sun...

2015 Dundee Literary Festival to be launched

11 Sep 2015

Students encouraged to ‘Give It A Go’ and take up a new sport

The University of Dundee will next week host its annual ‘Give it a Go’ days in an attempt to encourage students to try their hand at new sports. Taster sessions in 39 sports ranging from archery to athletics, fencing to football, sailing to shinty and taekwando to trampoline will be held at the Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE), University Swimming Pool, Riverside Sports Ground and elsewhere from 14th-20th September. Give it a Go showcases the wide range of sports, clubs, and facilities on offer, and is organised by Dundee University Sport, the partnership between ISE and Dundee University ...

Students encouraged to ‘Give It A Go’ and take up a new sport

10 Sep 2015

Dundee students honour DJ Scott Mills

Dundee University Students’ Association has honoured BBC Radio One DJ Scott Mills by naming one of its main rooms after him. The popular DJ was at DUSA last night (Wednesday Sept 9th) to play host to thousands of first-year students for the third year in a row as part of the University’s Freshers’ Week. While there he was asked to cut the ribbon on the newly named Scott Mills Room, one of the main meeting spaces in DUSA. Scott said, “I always love coming to Dundee, there is always a special feeling about the place every time I come up here that you don’t get anywhere else.&rdq...

10 Sep 2015

Dundee students among `leading creative thinkers’ at Undergraduate Awards

Students from across the University of Dundee have been highly commended and listed among the `leading creative thinkers’ in the annual Undergraduate Awards. Eight students from Dundee – representing disciplines across the University - have been shortlisted for the awards, with winners announced at the UA Global Summit in Dublin in November. They are (categories in brackets): Alexandru Iliescu and Rachael Delaney (Law) Marianne White (Nursing & Midwifery) Matei Agavriloaei (Life Sciences) Fraser Logan and Thalea Turowski  (Politics & International Relations) Kerry Quinn (Education...

9 Sep 2015

Chaplaincy Opening Service – 15th September

The University of Dundee will hold its traditional Opening Service next week. Students, staff and other members of the University community will come together next week for the event, which takes place at the University Chaplaincy at 5.15pm on Tuesday, 15th September. The non-denominational service takes place at the start of each academic year. Professor Pete Downes, Principal of the University, and the Rev Dr Fiona Douglas, University Chaplain, invite all students and staff, and their family and friends to join them for this service and reception.   For media enquiries contact: Grant Hill Press Offi...

Chaplaincy Opening Service – 15th September