1 May 2015

UK voters give party leaders mixed marks on television performances

Not much separated the performances of the leaders of the three major parties in yesterday’s Question Time with David Dimbleby, according to focus groups held in Essex by the University of Dundee. While Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg were marked either a B or a C, David Cameron polarised voters with marks that were either on the very low or very high end of the scale. Those were the impressions of voters who took part in focus groups conducted as part of the Qualitative Election Study at the University of Essex in Colchester last night.  Eight people took part in the research which involved watching...

UK voters give party leaders mixed marks on television performances

30 Apr 2015

New comic created in Dundee set for launch

A new comic strip created by a University of Dundee lecturer and graduate will next week make its debut in comics legend David Lloyd’s digital anthology. Bantah Six was conceived by Phillip Vaughan, MSc Animation & VFX Course Director at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, and produced with his former student Rossi Gifford. It will appear in the next edition of Aces Weekly, the digital comic launched by Lloyd, the celebrated illustrator of V for Vendetta. The seven-part strip tells the story of a rogue underground graffiti gang and is set in the futuristic world of New Terra, where...

New comic created in Dundee set for launch

29 Apr 2015

Dundee enters World Top 20 of the under-50s

The University of Dundee has been named one of the world’s top 20 universities founded in the last 50 years. Times Higher Education’s `100 Under 50’ rankings for 2015 place the University of Dundee 19th= in the worldwide rankings. It is one of only two UK universities in the top 20, and the top ranked Scottish institution. The University has also been awarded a Gold Award for Citations. Gold badges are awarded to only the top 10%of Universities ranked in the core indicators. Citations are a key measure of impact particularly in the medical and biological sciences, areas in which Dundee ho...

29 Apr 2015

New Scottish Artists 2015

Nine graduates from the University of Dundee will next month be among the first to take part in an exciting new exhibition in London showcasing the best young artistic talent Scotland has to offer. Calum and Fraser Brownlee, Edward Humphrey, Jeppe Nielsen and Alan McIlrath, Ellis O'Connor, Moira Watson, Samantha Wilson, and Craig  Wright, who all studied at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, will exhibit their work at ‘New Scottish Artists 2015’ at the Fleming Collection from 12th May. The exhibition is part of the partnership between the Fleming-Wyfold...

New Scottish Artists 2015

29 Apr 2015

Dundee forensics experts join `Waterloo Uncovered’ project

Waterloo Uncovered, a landmark archaeological project to explore the battlefield of Waterloo has broken ground in its exploration of the historic site. The team, which uniquely includes international archaeologists, British veterans and, some still serving in the Coldstream Guards, has been working on site at Waterloo on the project’s first excavations. Through a combination of Geo-physical survey work by the Ghent University’s Department of Soil Management, metal detecting and a series of test trenches, the Waterloo Uncovered team has started to explore the area of a former wood that dominated...