30 Nov 2015

DUSA presents Scottish Leaders Debate

Scotland’s political leaders will be questioned by students at the University of Dundee at a major debate in the New Year. Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) has organised and will host the debate on January 18th between the leaders of Scotland’s main political parties. BBC Scotland’s political editor Brian Taylor, who was this year awarded an honorary degree from the University, will chair the debate. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed her attendance at the event alongside leaders from the other parties. Tim Hustler, President of DUSA, said, “It is a rea...

30 Nov 2015

GP funding disadvantages patients in deprived areas

General Practice funding systems in Scotland are “part of the problem” of health inequality, and do not match clinical need in deprived areas where multi-morbidity is highest. A new study, carried out by researchers at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing and the University of Dundee, has found that while GPs in more deprived areas have more patients who suffer from multiple chronic physical and mental conditions, they do not receive more funding to meet clinical needs. The research, published in the British Journal of General Practice today, found that practices ...

30 Nov 2015

Creating Spaces for Change

The first of a series of events being held to review and explore Scottish responses to offending behaviour is taking place in Edinburgh today, Monday November 30th. `Creating Spaces for Change’ is a project co-led by the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh, funded by a Scottish Universities Insight Institute Knowledge Exchange grant. At the first event, Richard Holloway, writer, broadcaster and former Bishop of Edinburgh, will explore the urge, in Scottish society, to punish and the implications of this for justice outcomes, together with contributions from other experts. “The programme o...

26 Nov 2015

Act of Remembrance for the bereaved

The University of Dundee’s Chaplaincy Centre will next month host a memorial service to allow the family and friends of those who have passed away in whatever circumstances to remember their loved ones. The Chaplaincy, situated at Cross Row, Dundee, will hold the event at 7pm on Wednesday, 2nd December. University Chaplain Rev Dr Fiona Douglas said, “Christmas is a time when family and friends gather together and when we especially miss loved ones who are no longer with us. This will be a short service of remembrance and support and will include music and the lighting of candles. This will be t...

26 Nov 2015

`Wishing tree’ returns for Christmas

Christmas shoppers in Dundee will be able to help provide a gift of reading for young carers in the city with the return of the `Wishing Tree’. ‘Waterstones Wishing Tree’, a collaboration between the retailer, the University of Dundee’s `Literary Dundee’ initiative, Leisure and Culture Dundee and Dundee City Council, is a special way for shoppers to gift a book to a young person in Dundee who has a caring role and/or is affected emotionally by a family member’s long-term illness, disability, mental health or addiction problems. The project was started last Christmas and ...