27 Mar 2015

Dundee medical student scoops £10,000 prize at SIE Student Summit

University of Dundee student Christopher McCann has been awarded £10,000 to develop his business idea at this year’s Scottish Institute for Enterprise Student Summit in Edinburgh. Ten entrepreneurs shortlisted from hundreds of entries in SIE’s Fresh Ideas and New Ventures competitions were awarded prizes ranging from £500 up to £10,000. Christopher, who is currently studying medicine at the University, scooped SIE’s New Ventures top prize. He will use the £10,000 prize fund to develop ‘snap40’, a wearable patient health early warning system and an idea ...

Dundee medical student scoops £10,000 prize at SIE Student Summit

27 Mar 2015

Family represented at lecture honouring Scotland’s first female professor

Relatives of Scotland’s first female professor, Margaret Fairlie, will attend the inaugural lecture held in her honour at the University of Dundee on Saturday (March 28th). The inaugural Margaret Fairlie Lecture will be given by Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England. Among the audience will be Professor Fairlie’s great niece, Kate Fairlie, and Elizabeth Fairlie, the wife of her nephew, John. Margaret Fairlie was born in Angus in 1891 and grew up at West Balmirmer Farm near Arbroath. In 1910 she matriculated at University College, Dundee to study at the Conjoint Medical ...

Family represented at lecture honouring Scotland’s first female professor

27 Mar 2015

‘A witness to war’ – award-winning journalist to relive experiences of conflicts across the world

Former BBC Special Correspondent Allan Little, who has reported from more than 80 countries during a long career covering conflicts across the globe, will visit the University of Dundee next month to discuss his experiences. This year’s Graduates Council Annual Lecture takes place at 6pm at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Saturday, 4th April. It forms part of the 2015 Saturday Evening Lecture Series (SELS) and will see Allan reflect on his experiences of reporting on fast-moving and unpredictable situations in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Much of his career has been spent...

‘A witness to war’ – award-winning journalist to relive experiences of conflicts across the world

26 Mar 2015

University reveals new portrait of Richard III

A University of Dundee team who worked on the original reconstruction of the face of Richard III have revealed a new portrait of him. Artist Janice Aitken, who is based in the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, worked with facial reconstruction experts in the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at Dundee (also part of the University) on the original reconstruction of Richard III’s head, which was developed from his skeletal remains. Janice textured the head, using a combination of references such as portraits from the appropriate period and recent photograph...

26 Mar 2015

Dundee leading way in improving access for poorer students

The latest figures issued by the Scottish Funding Council on widening access to higher education for students from the most deprived sections of society have shown the University of Dundee making the biggest improvements in the country. The Funding Council’s `Learning for All’ report shows entry rates into higher education in Scotland for students from the 20 per cent most deprived areas (MD20) and the 40 per cent most deprived (MD40) areas in the country. Dundee demonstrated the biggest improvement in MD20 entry in Scotland, a 4.4 per cent improvement. The University also had one of the b...