19 Jun 2018

Proud mum has best seat in the house for Graduation

There will be no shortage of proud mums at this week’s University of Dundee Graduation ceremonies but only one will be on stage when her son receives his degree. Jackie Malcolm, a Senior Lecturer at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, will be part of the traditional academic procession across City Square and onto the Caird Hall stage on Wednesday 20 June. Her son, Cameron, will graduate with a First Class honours degree in Product Design during the afternoon ceremony. Jackie, who lectures in Graphic Design and who herself graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone, adm...

Proud mum has best seat in the house for Graduation

18 Jun 2018

Campus voted one of the best in UK

The University of Dundee has been voted as one of the best campuses in the UK – and top in Scotland – in a poll of students across the country. Dundee came 4th in the rankings compiled by Student Crowd, a website that compares various aspects of university life by asking students to review their institution. It was the only Scottish university to be ranked in the national top 10 In a survey of 7,849 students, campuses across the UK were rated by students on their social, academic and environmental strengths. These included campus/facilities, clubs and societies, students union, careers service ...

Campus voted one of the best in UK

18 Jun 2018

Graduate courts success after gaining Law degree against all odds

Katherine Wade will graduate with first-class honours from the University of Dundee this week after overcoming years of adversity, which threatened her dream of studying Law. Katherine always dreamed of being a lawyer, but when she was 13 years-old she was diagnosed with severe epilepsy and had to take a year out of school until her doctors were able to find the right medication to stabilise her condition. Less than a year later she was also diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Already suffering, Katherine’s life was once again thrown into turmoil as her father passed away when she was 15 years-old. She s...

Graduate courts success after gaining Law degree against all odds

18 Jun 2018

Dental dynasty with roots in Dundee

A growing dental dynasty will be celebrated at the first University of Dundee Graduation ceremony of the year this week. Callum Weir will graduate on the morning of Wednesday 20 June, following in the footsteps of his late mother, and aunt and uncle (the son of a dentist). Not to be outdone, Callum’s cousin is also a dentist, as is her husband. Callum’s mother, Moira, passed away in 2012 before her son decided to pursue a career in dentistry. Moira graduated from the University in 1988, 10 years after her sister Sheena and brother-in-law Kirk received their dentistry degrees from Dundee. Sheena...

Dental dynasty with roots in Dundee

18 Jun 2018

Graduate Elisabeth proves it's never too late to learn

She is a former politician who once worked in the glitz of Glasgow’s Theatreland, but an Angus octogenarian is preparing to take centre stage when she graduates from the University of Dundee this week. Elisabeth Hill says that she will feel “incredibly proud” when she receives her Diploma in Higher Education, an achievement the 80-year-old from Brechin claims will rank among the most memorable of her life. However, as she prepares to put on her robes for Friday’s ceremony, the grandmother admits that it was winning her battle against endometrial cancer in 2014 that initially prompte...

Graduate Elisabeth proves it's never too late to learn