12 Aug 2014

National Student Survey puts DUSA top in Scotland again as University achieves record results overall

The 2014 National Student Survey has once again named Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) as the top university students’ union in Scotland, also rising to fourth spot across the whole UK. Meanwhile, the University of Dundee has been ranked in the top 20 in the UK overall as it achieved record results in the survey. DUSA saw its scores rise this year with 86 per cent of the 2,000-plus respondents stating they were satisfied with their union, an improvement on the 82 per cent figure for 2013 and its highest ever score. As a result, DUSA’s UK ranking rose from joint 7th to 4th. I...

11 Aug 2014

Professor Paul Harris named Dean of DJCAD

Professor Paul Harris has been appointed Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), part of the University of Dundee. Prior to taking up the post, Professor Harris was Head of Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen and brings with him a wealth of leadership experience and a passion for creative clusters, cultural economics and cultural regeneration. He graduated in photography from Birmingham College of Art & Design in 1980, and subsequently worked in broadcast television for a Channel 4 independent producer, the BBC, and ITV networks. From 1994, Professor Harris taught media prod...

Professor Paul Harris named Dean of DJCAD

8 Aug 2014

‘Mouth Matters’ – better oral care for offenders

The oral health of prisoners and young offenders in Scotland is worse than that of the general population. Now a new guide has been launched which aims to help significantly improve `Mouth Matters’ for the prison population. Michael Matheson, Minister for Public Health, will launch the `Mouth Matters’ guide for trainers on Tuesday, 12th August. The `Mouth Matters’ project will offer better oral care for offenders and help address their oral health and psychosocial needs. It has risen out of research carried out in three Scottish prisons - HMYOI Polmont: HMP&YOI Cornton Vale and HMP Sh...

8 Aug 2014

Principal's Blog - After the Games

In his latest Blog post, Professor Pete Downes talks about his experiences of Glasgow 2014, praises the work of the University's Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE) and looks to the future....

8 Aug 2014

Visions of Discovery scientific image exhibition goes on tour

The Visions of Discovery exhibition, featuring fascinating images that reflect the ground-breaking biomedical research being undertaken at the University of Dundee, will go on display at venues in London and Cambridge later this month.  The exhibition, which was shown in Dundee earlier this year, presents the winning images from a competition open to research staff and postgraduate students in the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing and the College of Life Sciences. Entrants submitted images reflecting their research, producing an awe-inspiring display showcasing advances in molecular and cellu...

Visions of Discovery scientific image exhibition goes on tour