22 Apr 2019

Rhino runner James ready for London Marathon

A University of Dundee student hopes to stampede to fundraising success this weekend as he runs the London Marathon dressed as a rhino. James Fleming, a third-year Biomedical Engineering student from Zimbabwe, will run the 26 mile-course in an eight-kilogram outfit to fundraise for the charity Save the Rhino on Sunday 28 April. The 21-year-old Founder and President of the Tennent’s Lager Appreciation Society on campus hopes to raise a glass of his favourite beverage on Sunday night to mark the end of a challenge he’s been dreaming about for years. James, who will be running alongside the likes ...

Rhino runner James ready for London Marathon

22 Apr 2019

‘Selfless’ charity founder inspires student’s work

A Dundee woman who founded a pioneering charity to help people living with a rare disease has inspired the artwork of a local student. Nicole McLaughlin, an Illustration student at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, described Margaret Grant MBE as ‘an incredible, selfless woman’ after handing over four, specially-produced clay plates to the Brittle Bone Society at its headquarters in the city. The 27-year-old made the gesture after learning about Margaret’s story and the work of the charity she founded through a project for her studies. &ld...

‘Selfless’ charity founder inspires student’s work

19 Apr 2019

Art to question what it means to be queer

A new exhibition exploring what it means to be queer will go on display at the University of Dundee this month. ‘The Queer Dot’ which will feature artwork from current students and graduates relating to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, non-binary and queer experiences, will open to the public on Monday 22nd April at 5.30pm. The exhibition, designed and put together by eleven students from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), invites the public to look at life through a queer lens and question what they think they know about ‘being queer’. &l...

Art to question what it means to be queer

19 Apr 2019

How gunshot residue could plot against you

Photo by William Isted on Unsplash   It may sound like an irrational fear, but what is the likelihood of being tried for firing a gun you have never touched? To find out the answer, a material scientist from the University of Dundee and a Scottish legal expert will hold court at the Crime Café to explain how such a possibility could land you in the dock. Dr Hervé Ménard, Principal Investigator at the University’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, will be joined by Brian McConnachie QC for the latest Crime Café event, to t...

How gunshot residue could plot against you

18 Apr 2019

Dundee students set to scrum in national rugby final

University of Dundee rugby players will swap the lecture hall for the lineout next week they take on Aberdeenshire RFC in the Men’s Rugby National Bowl Final. The Dundee Uni Medics (DUMS) Rugby team, who will take to the pitch at Murrayfield in front of thousands of rugby fans on Saturday 27 April, said getting to the final is a dream come true for the self-coached Dundee students. Fullback Mark Smith, President of DUMS Rugby team, said, “To get to a National Final at Murrayfield is huge for a small club like ourselves, especially since we only joined the regional leagues in 2013.  “...

Dundee students set to scrum in national rugby final