12 Apr 2018

Dundee Arts Café to focus on the future of social work

A leading academic will be discussing the future of social work at this month’s Dundee Arts Café. Dr Trish McCulloch, Social Work Lead at the University of Dundee, will also highlight the issues faced by both staff and service users against a backdrop of austerity on Tuesday 17 April. Amid calls for service users and members of the public to have greater influence on how social work policy and practice is developed, Dr McCulloch said that it was important people understand the breadth and importance of work undertaken by the profession. “Social work is sometimes in the headlines for nega...

Dundee Arts Café to focus on the future of social work

11 Apr 2018

Dolly scientist backs research drive to tackle Parkinson’s disease

Professor Sir Ian Wilmut – who led the team that created Dolly the sheep – has backed an initiative to tackle Parkinson’s disease, after being diagnosed with the condition. The eminent scientist announced his diagnosis today – World Parkinson’s Day – ahead of the launch of a major research programme that will see experts at the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee join forces in the quest to better understand the disease. They will set up infrastructure to enable the first trials in Scotland in a generation for therapies that aim to slow down Parkinson’s disease pr...

Dolly scientist backs research drive to tackle Parkinson’s disease

11 Apr 2018

University’s business breakfast to serve up fresh opportunities

Employers and employees alike are set to benefit from the University of Dundee’s graduate apprenticeship scheme. Graduate apprenticeships provide a new way of learning to degree-level for employees at any stage in their career, combining work-based learning with high-quality education. Students participating in the scheme could be professionals who have no formal education and are keen to progress, or non-technical employees moving into IT, software development or engineering. Local employers are being invited to learn more about the potential benefits of the initiative at a business breakfast hosted...

University’s business breakfast to serve up fresh opportunities

9 Apr 2018

New challenges and the Old Bailey at Saturday Series

One of Britain’s leading legal experts will return to her home city as the latest guest speaker at the University of Dundee’s Saturday Series. A graduate in both English and Scots Law from Dundee, Judge Anuja Dhir QC is the first non-white circuit judge at the Old Bailey and will talk about her career at the top of the legal profession and the challenges she has faced in getting there. Having tried cases involving terrorism and murder, she will also provide a first-hand account of life at the heart of the judicial system, and the issues facing both it and wider society. She will deliver her tal...

New challenges and the Old Bailey at Saturday Series

5 Apr 2018

DeeCon 2018 profits to help gaming charity

Student superheroes from the University of Dundee are swinging into action to aid the work of a national charity.   Organisers of DeeCon 2018 are to contribute a percentage of profits generated from this year’s event to SpecialEffect, which utilises pioneering technology to allow people with physical disabilities to play video games.   With thousands of fancy-dressed visitors expected to descend on campus for the event on April 7, organisers are hopeful of generating a bumper sum of cash for the charity.   Hosted by animation students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Desig...

DeeCon 2018 profits to help gaming charity