18 Sep 2019

‘Homecoming’ for much-loved tutor

A new exhibition opening at the University of Dundee this week pays tribute to the life and work of a renowned artist who helped hundreds of young people fulfil their ambition of studying art. Alan Watson, who died earlier this year at the age of 61, led the portfolio preparation class at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design for 20 years. He was himself a graduate of the institution and was a hugely popular figure with staff and students alike. Born in St Andrews and descended from a long line of fishing families from the East Neuk of Fife, Alan’s work was much influenced by his connecti...

‘Homecoming’ for much-loved tutor

18 Sep 2019

Teena becomes first female Hammerman

A jewellery designer from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design will this week become the first woman to join the Hammerman Incorporation of Dundee since the organisation was founded almost 450 years ago. Teena Ramsay, Jewellery & Metal Design Programme Director at Duncan of Jordanstone, will swear the historic oath of allegiance to the Hammermen at their AGM on Thursday 19 September. While the admission of its first female member marks a watershed moment for the Hammermen, other long-standing traditions will still be upheld when Teena strikes the ceremonial anvil and signs her name in the ...

Teena becomes first female Hammerman

17 Sep 2019

Inter-microbial warfare may help overcome antimicrobial resistance

The University of Dundee’s Dr Sarah Coulthurst will lead a £2.7 million effort to investigate whether a ‘nanoweapon’ could be deployed in the global battle against antimicrobial resistance. The World Health Organisation recently ranked antimicrobial resistance as one of the ten biggest threats to global health. As such, there is an urgent need to develop new treatments to prevent millions of lives being lost to diseases that are routinely treated with drugs such as antibiotics at present. Dr Coulthurst and colleagues at Dundee, Newcastle, Heriot-Watt and Exeter universities and the ...

Inter-microbial warfare may help overcome antimicrobial resistance

16 Sep 2019

Don’t make major decisions on an empty stomach, research suggests

We all know that food shopping when hungry is a bad idea but new research from the University of Dundee suggests that people might want to avoid making any important decisions about the future on an empty stomach. The study, carried out by Dr Benjamin Vincent from the University’s Psychology department, found that hunger significantly altered people’s decision-making, making them impatient and more likely to settle for a small reward that arrives sooner than a larger one promised at a later date. Participants in an experiment designed by Dr Vincent were asked questions relating to foo...

Don’t make major decisions on an empty stomach, research suggests

16 Sep 2019

University to host record-breaking recruitment fair

A record number of the country’s leading law firms will be at the University of Dundee this week to attract the next generation of top legal talent. Around 40 prospective employers will be on campus on Thursday 19 September for one of Scotland’s largest legal recruitment fairs. Capitalising on Dundee’s reputation as one of the UK’s leading institutions for studying Law, the event has attracted more companies than ever before as they compete for the brightest new minds in the sector. The fair will also give Law graduates and students the opportunity to put potential employers in the ...

University to host record-breaking recruitment fair