4 Sep 2017

Smokers asked to help compare effects of electronic and tobacco cigarettes

Smokers considering making the switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes are being asked to help a health study being run by the University of Dundee. The VESUVIUS study is aiming to compare the health effects of e-cigarettes with those of tobacco, a subject on which there is little hard scientific evidence. The VESUVIUS team are looking to find 80 people aged 18 years and over who have been smoking for at least two years and currently smoke at least 15 tobacco cigarettes (or a similar amount of roll-up tobacco) per day. Taking part in the study involves two visits to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, both of which ...

Smokers asked to help compare effects of electronic and tobacco cigarettes

1 Sep 2017

Scottish University of the Year set to welcome thousands of new students from around the world

Next week heralds the start of the new academic year and, with it, more than 3000 students will begin a new chapter of their lives at the University of Dundee. City Square will be abuzz with excitement and anticipation on Monday, 4th September when the new crop of undergraduate and postgraduate students congregate there ahead of the traditional greeting in the Caird Hall. Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Pete Downes will welcome them to Dundee at the first event to take place as part of Freshers Week 2017, a programme organised to ensure that starting life in the city is made as easy as possible...

Scottish University of the Year set to welcome thousands of new students from around the world

1 Sep 2017

Do enough men care? University challenges nursing crisis

At a time when currently less than 10% of students and applicants to nursing courses are men, staff and students from the University of Dundee are teaming up to tackle the issue head on. On Saturday, 2nd September, male nurses and staff from Ninewells will be in the Overgate to prove ‘#MenDoCare’. This new initiative will see students and health professionals offer career advice and share their own experiences at an information stall from 12-2pm on Saturday. “The shortage in men applying to nursing means that we are losing out on many talented future nurses,” said Dr Anna Gavine, Re...

Do enough men care? University challenges nursing crisis