5 Jun 2015

Mine-crafting the future of Dundee’s waterfront

Dundee’s central waterfront is the midst of a £1billion transformation. The project has already proved attractive to the world’s leading architects, including Kengo Kuma, designer of the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee. Now the city’s schoolchildren will show how it would look if they were set free to design the waterfront, using the gaming phenomenon Minecraft. Primary 6 and 7 pupils around the city have been working for the past few months on a project led by the University of Dundee and Dundee City Council. Simultaneously, pupils from nine secondary schools across the city have ...

5 Jun 2015

`Identifying the Dead’ – your turn to take on a forensic challenge

Crime author Val McDermid’s latest story has all the ingredients you may expect – a body found on a hill in the centre of Dundee, a mystery as to its identity, police looking for the help of a forensic investigator. The dream of all crime fiction fans is that they be the one who steps into that vital role. Now they can, thanks to a new online course being launched on FutureLearn by the University of Dundee and its world-renowned Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification. FutureLearn enables millions for people around the world to share learning experiences, free of charge, through massive ope...

`Identifying the Dead’ – your turn to take on a forensic challenge

4 Jun 2015

‘Understanding Teenage Mental Health’ – Café Science Extra on 10th June

Kirsty Miller, from the University of Dundee, will discuss her research into teenage mental health at the next Café Science Extra event in the city. Kirsty, a PhD student in the University’s School of Psychology, will lead the event at Dundee Science Centre at 6pm on Wednesday, 10th June. She will reveal how a study she and her colleagues conducted identified the social factors that can impact mental wellbeing in teenagers and young adults. “Adolescents account for around a quarter of the world’s population and are at high risk from mental disorders and participation in risky behav...

‘Understanding Teenage Mental Health’ – Café Science Extra on 10th June

4 Jun 2015

PhD students head to Summer School

International postgraduate students exploring security and justice in Europe will next week visit the University of Dundee for an week of intensive research. The Jean Monnet PhD Summer School on Security and Justice in Europe is organised with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) of the European Union and takes place from Monday, 8th– Sunday, 14th June. Over 20 attendees from 15 countries will be taking part. It offers an intensive, interactive and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the complex issues of security and justice in Europe, with a specific emphasis on the Area of F...

PhD students head to Summer School

3 Jun 2015

Dundee experts recreate face of Saxon man at Lincoln Castle

Facial reconstruction experts at the University of Dundee have recreated the face of a Saxon man whose skeleton was discovered on the site of an old church at Lincoln Castle. On Monday 8th June, the new-look castle will be officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal. On that day, a new exhibition will be revealed in the Victorian Prison, sharing some of the archaeological finds unearthed during the Lincoln Castle Revealed project. As part of the exhibition, experts at the University of Dundee have recreated the face of an Anglo Scandinavian man whose skeleton was discovered on the site of an old church wit...