12 Mar 2019

Making a mountain out of Munro’s memory

Hill walkers from across the world will have the chance to bag themselves a place in Scottish history this year if they agree to summit one Munro within 12 months. A large-scale environmental community project, led by Eddie Summerton at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD), invites walkers, runners and climbers of all ages to take to the hills in memory of Sir Hugh Munro. Sir Hugh became famous for listing all Scottish mountains over 3,000ft, which are known as Munros in his honour. Those who choose to climb one of the 282 mountains on the online list, ...

Making a mountain out of Munro’s memory

11 Mar 2019

Volunteering a gateway to career opportunities

Volunteering for good causes can give University of Dundee students a helping hand in to the world of work. Eric Knox, the CEO of Volunteer Dundee, says that giving up free time to help local charitable organisations can provide students with valuable skills and experience that will help their future career prospects. He is urging Dundee students to attend the University’s annual Volunteering and Work Experience Fair, which takes place in Air Bar, DUSA, on Thursday 14 March. With dozens of recruiters exhibiting, Mr Knox said that working with the local community can be hugely rewarding. He said, &ldq...

Volunteering a gateway to career opportunities

11 Mar 2019

Online course corrects care home myths

A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the University of Dundee is set to tackle misconceptions around care home nursing and inspire more people to consider a career in the sector. ‘Care Home Nursing: Changing Perceptions’ was developed by the University after receiving funding from the RCN Foundation. The MOOC explores the skills and demands placed upon care home nurses and helps participants understand how vital the work they do is. Designed for anyone with a personal or professional interest in care home nursing, including the general public, the four-week course is now open for enrolm...

Online course corrects care home myths

8 Mar 2019

Makaton project goes global

Music and sign language are bringing children around the world together in harmony thanks to an eTwinning project conceived at the University of Dundee. Youngsters from more than 40 countries have contributed clips of them singing and signing along to popular songs with Makaton as part of a project to break down cultural barriers and promote inclusion. The project, known as ‘Hands of the World’, has been coordinated by Sharon Tonner-Saunders, from the University’s School of Education, who said that music was an ideal way to bring children together. “This is breaking down the barrier...

Makaton project goes global

8 Mar 2019

Artists and architect set for New Contemporaries honour

Fourteen graduate artists and architects from the University of Dundee will compete for more than £25,000 of prizes when Scotland’s most prestigious celebration of emerging creative talent opens this weekend. RSA New Contemporaries will take place at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, from Saturday 9 March to Wednesday 2 April. The exhibition showcases the work of 63 graduates of Scotland’s universities, including the Dundee contingent, who impressed judges with their work at their Degree Shows last year. The artists who studied at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College ...

Artists and architect set for New Contemporaries honour