28 Feb 2014

International recognition for PAMIS

University of Dundee-based charity PAMIS has gained international recognition for its work on behalf of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families. The organisation, which campaigns for greater provision of facilities for those who require personal assistance to use public conveniences, has received an Accessible Award from the global Zero Project organisation as an example of outstanding innovative practice. Zero Project's mission is to create a world without any barriers to participation. Worldwide, it finds and shares models that improve the daily lives and legal rights o...

27 Feb 2014

Life affirming day about death at Royal Society of Edinburgh

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, in partnership with the University of Dundee, is preparing to host a special day of free events and workshops aimed at encouraging people to prepare for their death. 'In Memoriam' takes place on Saturday 8 March and promises a life-affirming experience, which will explore through art, writing and discussion, the realities of dying and bereavement. A range of pop-in events will be on offer throughout the day, including creative writing, storytelling and sculpture workshops. Talks will take place on the history of the Scottish funeral, art and mortality, and science and the bo...

26 Feb 2014

Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education

(NOTE: The presentation takes place from 11am on Thursday. We hope to have pictures from the presentation, provided by the Royal Anniversary Trust, available on Thursday. If you would like us to pass these on, please let us know) The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education 2014 will be awarded to the University of Dundee by Her Majesty The Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, February 27th. It was announced in November that the University of Dundee's Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) had been awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education. Pro...

26 Feb 2014

Sea's role in city regeneration to be explored

The role that Dundee's historic relationship with the sea is playing in the city's regeneration will be explored during a series of lectures taking place at the University of Dundee next week. The talks take place at the University's Matthew Building on Tuesday, 4th March. The event comprises three lectures designed to bring together students, practitioners and the general public around the management of our marine and maritime resources. They will seek to illustrate how planning thinking and practice is changing to accommodate new societal challenges. The speakers will variously examine society's complex ...

26 Feb 2014

'War Horse' screening to aid learning of pupils and students

Photo opportunity: 5pm on Tuesday, 4th March at Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill. Pupils from two Fife primary schools will next week visit the University of Dundee for an engagement event hosted by the Education, English and History programmes. The pupils from Torbain Primary School in Kirkcaldy and Balmullo Primary will travel to Dundee for the event on Tuesday, 4th March. The visit was initiated by Education staff exploring how films can enhance children's learning. The children will watch the adaptation of the Michael Morpurgo novel 'War Horse' before they take part in a workshop with staff and student...