12 Nov 2014

Joseph emerges triumphant and wins ‘The Scholarship’

After six weeks of intense competition, Joseph Nii Tettey Ashong has emerged as winner of ‘The Scholarship’, the Apprentice-style radio reality show offering one talented Ghanaian student a fully paid place at the University of Dundee. Joseph’s prize, worth £30,000, includes a one-year postgraduate scholarship for an Energy Studies-related course at the University, return ticket to Scotland, and residential, living, and learning material allowances. The initiative is a collaboration between Accra-based radio station Joy FM and educational consultancy firm Go Study Abroad (GSA). Mome...

Joseph emerges triumphant and wins ‘The Scholarship’

12 Nov 2014

5000 water bottles help keep students safe

Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) has handed out more than 5000 free water bottles since the start of term of September to help ensure all its members remain safe whilst enjoying themselves on a night out. Members of DUSA’s Customer Safety team now provide the bottles to help revellers remain safely hydrated throughout the night. This initiative was launched as part of a drive by the DUSA Student Executive to place the welfare of members at the heart of its operations. Fittingly, the 5000-bottle milestone was passed at the start of Student Safety Week, a programme of events organis...

5000 water bottles help keep students safe

11 Nov 2014

New strategy to treat Cystic Fibrosis

An international research collaboration, including scientists from the University of Dundee, have described a new approach for the future treatment of most cases of Cystic Fibrosis (CF), offering unexpected hope to patients suffering from the debilitating and life-shortening inherited disease. In a study published in the journal Autophagy, the consortium of scientists from Italy, France and Scotland showed how the combination of two drugs reversed the key features of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in a pilot phase 2 clinical trial featuring ten patients with the most common form of the disease. The research in Dunde...

New strategy to treat Cystic Fibrosis

11 Nov 2014

Lady Clark opens Willock Room in honour of former Dundee Professor

The Rt Hon Lady Clark of Calton, one of Scotland’s most senior judges, returned to the University of Dundee on Monday November 10th to open a new library facility for law students named after Professor Ian Willock, one of her own former tutors. Ian Willock was appointed Professor of Jurisprudence in the Faculty of Law at what was then Queen’s College, Dundee, in 1965. He became one of the most respected legal educators in Scotland over the course of a long career. Following his death last year at the age of 83, it was decided that a new library facility being provided for students of Law should...

7 Nov 2014

‘Place-making’ to be explored by multidisciplinary group

The challenge of how to create quality places that enhance lives will be explored at a symposium at the University of Dundee on Friday, 14th November. The University’s Geddes Institute for Urban|Rural Research will welcome more than 100 delegates from industry, academia and Government for the ‘Professions, place-making and the public: what next?’ event at the Dalhousie Building from 12-5pm on Friday, 14th November. The interdisciplinary experts attending include policy makers, developers, clients, architects and planners who will be travelling from across the UK for the event, the fourth ...

‘Place-making’ to be explored by multidisciplinary group