16 Mar 2018

Masterpiece by composer-jute baron rediscovered

The first performance in over a century of work by a highly successful local composer, who combined his creative endeavours with running the family jute dynasty, will take place in Dundee next week. University of Dundee Music Society are currently busy rehearsing ahead of their performance of ‘King Arthur’, a dramatic cantata composed by John More Smieton, at the Caird Hall on Sunday 25 March. Smieton, an accomplished contemporary of Gilbert & Sullivan, lived at Panumare Villa (most recently known as Armistead House and currently an at-risk building) at a time when Broughty Ferry famously b...

Masterpiece by composer-jute baron rediscovered

15 Mar 2018

Swathes of superheroes set for DeeCon

One of the country’s largest animation, gaming and cosplay conventions will take place at the University of Dundee next month as thousands of fans gather for the city’s biggest geek-off. Anime characters, stormtroopers, supervillains and video game stars will bring a splash of colour to campus when DeeCon 2018 takes place on Saturday 7 April. This year’s event will feature talks by industry professionals and gamers, a dedicated video gaming hub with virtual reality tournaments, and a Kids Cosplay masquerade with prizes for under 12 year-olds in their homemade cosplay costume. One of the m...

Swathes of superheroes set for DeeCon

15 Mar 2018

Argument technology helping to combat fake news

Cutting-edge argument technology developed at the University of Dundee will be used by thousands of school pupils across the UK this month as part of a major BBC initiative supporting young people to identify real news and filter out fake or false information. The Centre for Argument Technology (ARG-tech) at the University of Dundee is a world leader in developing technology which can dissect and analyse argument and debate. Among other projects, ARG-tech researchers have collaborated over the past decade with the BBC Religion & Ethics team who produce Radio 4’s `Moral Maze’ programme. Now ...

Argument technology helping to combat fake news

12 Mar 2018

Minister helps to launch new Graduate Apprenticeships

Joe Fitzpatrick, MSP for Dundee West and Minister for Parliamentary Business, helped launch new Graduate Apprenticeship courses at the University of Dundee when he visited campus today. Applications are now open for a total of six Graduate Apprenticeship programmes at Dundee. Mr Fitzpatrick visited the University’s Queen Mother Building to meet with Graduate Apprentices on existing programmes. The initiative is supported and fully funded by Skills Development Scotland with the aim of equipping students with higher levels of academic learning and accreditations to help them progress as professionals a...

Minister helps to launch new Graduate Apprenticeships

12 Mar 2018

‘Friends of the Show’ to boost creative talent

The University of Dundee is inviting businesses and individuals to support some of the UK’s top young artists, designers and architects as they prepare for the biggest event of their careers to date. A new ‘Friends of the Show’ scheme has been set up to help ensure this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show provides the best possible platform for graduating students. Packages range from £250-£1000 and come with a range of opportunities for Friends. The Degree Show is one of the highlights of Dundee’s cultural calendar...

‘Friends of the Show’ to boost creative talent