30 Apr 2014

‘Constructed Materiality’ – student exhibition at DJCAD

‘Constructed Materiality’, a new exhibition of work by six Fine Art students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), opens at the Cooper Gallery Project Space next week. The exhibition will showcase the work of Level 2 students Morgan Atkinson, Darryl Gowans, Steph Graham, Lily Hassioti, Tamara Richardson and Fergus Tibbs from Thursday 1st to Friday 9th May. Tamara, a member of the Student Curatorial Team at DJCAD, also curates the show. She said, “Natural, industrial and domestic materials are juxtaposed and used as art objects in this exhibition. Each of the selected...

‘Constructed Materiality’ – student exhibition at DJCAD

30 Apr 2014

‘Whose transition is it anyway?’ – Dundee Arts Café on 6th May

Starting school, moving classes or moving schools are exciting progressions for every child, but some find these educational transitions difficult and an expert from the University of Dundee will next week explain some of the reasons why. Professor Divya Jindal-Snape, from the University’s Transformative Change: Educational and Life Transitions (TCELT) Research Centre, will discuss the impact of such developments on both the child and ‘significant others’ in their life at the next Dundee Arts Café event. ‘Whose transition is it anyway?’ takes place at The McManus: Dunde...

29 Apr 2014

Stagecoach backs spare blood project to help fight disease

Stagecoach Chairman and co-founder Sir Brian Souter is backing world-leading medical research in Scotland, as hundreds of posters promoting the GoSHARE spare blood project are displayed on Stagecoach buses across Tayside, Fife and Grampian. The posters encourage people who give blood samples – either to their GP or while in hospital - to allow the leftover samples to be used for medical research. Every day in Scotland, many thousands of samples of blood are discarded after use. Now researchers are asking the public to let them use that blood to boost research into diseases such as cancer, diabetes an...

Stagecoach backs spare blood project to help fight disease

24 Apr 2014

Labour Forecasting Tool grabs innovation award

A unique tool developed by a Dundee company to forecast labour needs for construction projects has been awarded a prestigious prize by the Chartered Institute of Building. The Labour Forecasting Tool developed by Whole Life Consultants Ltd and commissioned by the Construction Industry Training Board is a web-based application for forecasting labour needs on a whole range of construction projects, including housing, schools, infrastructure, and commercial buildings. The labour needs are predicted throughout the entire course of a project on a month-by-month basis, given no more than the value of the project...

24 Apr 2014

Students to consider what they want to do ‘Before I die’

Photo opportunity: 12-1pm on Monday, 28th April. Students will be adding their exhibits to the wall.   With more and more people compiling bucket lists – personal ambitions to fulfil before shuffling off this mortal coil – nursing students from the University of Dundee will take part in a global art project encouraging them to reflect on the nature of life and death. Wall space at the University’s Dalhousie Building will be used to allow the third-year adult nursing students to share their own ambitions for life as part of a module exploring nursing care in the community at the Dalho...