27 Aug 2015

VFX Masters students form industry connections

While the Masters Show 2015 has been wowing visitors to the University of Dundee, one group of exhibiting students have been touring some of the UK’s top visual effects (VFX) studios to plan the next step in their careers. Fourteen students from the MSc Animation & Visualisation programme, whose work features in the Masters Show, have been paying a visit to big-name VFX studios in London including Framestore, Double Negative, Jellyfish Pictures, MPC and Industrial Light and Magic. This has enabled the students to hear first-hand what the studios expect from an applicant and what they look for in ...

VFX Masters students form industry connections

27 Aug 2015

Embrace emotions in social work, says academic

Rather than burying their own emotions, social workers should embrace and reflect upon them in order to provide better support for the vulnerable people they work with, according to a new book by a University of Dundee researcher. Dr Richard Ingram is Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean within the University’s School of Education & Social Work. His book, ‘Understanding Emotions in Social Work: Theory, Practice and Reflection’ is aimed at addressing a gap in current social work research. Most current social work literature focuses on theory, legislation and quantitative evidence but Dr ...

Embrace emotions in social work, says academic

26 Aug 2015

Patients wanted by medical school

The University of Dundee is recruiting volunteers to play the role of patients and help train the next generation of doctors, dentists and nurses. The University’s School of Medicine is appealing for members of the public to join its Patient Bank Programme in the Clinical Skills Centre at Ninewells Hospital. The Centre offers a realistic clinical setting for students to practice communication and practical skills and the facilities include consultation rooms, demonstration rooms and a simulation suite. Volunteers are asked to act as simulated patients in a variety of situations on their health journe...

Patients wanted by medical school

26 Aug 2015

Report calls for improved support for young adults with life-limiting conditions.

A new report compiled for Children’s Hospice Association Scotland calls for the need for improved training and ongoing support for young adults living with life-limiting conditions, their families and health and social care professionals. The report was commissioned by Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) to understand the life transitions of young adults with life-limiting conditions and their families. It found that the medical conditions of the young adults impacted on other aspects of their lives, such as aspirations and plans for the future, including education, employment and re...

24 Aug 2015

Mirth-making researchers set for Fringe debut

A group of wise-cracking academics will make the jump from lecture theatre to stage this week when they perform in front of a sell-out crowd at the world’s largest comedy festival. Six researchers will be performing at the ‘Bright Club at the Fringe’ event at BBC Potterow tent from 7pm on Wednesday, 26th August. Representing five institutions, they will be attempting to dispel the stereotype of the stuffy academic with fresh and inventive stand-up that both entertains and enlightens. Bright Club is the freshest thing in stand-up, an academic comedy cocktail synthesised for the audiences e...

Mirth-making researchers set for Fringe debut