27 Feb 2018

Secrets from the sea: lessons from leading underwater photographer

Students, staff and sub-aqua enthusiasts have the chance to learn tricks of the trade from one of the UK’s foremost underwater photographers at the University of Dundee this week. Gavin Anderson, who has more than 30 years of experience capturing the likes of Great White Sharks, Leafy Sea Dragons and Fur Seals under the surf, will present a lecture on some of his most exhilarating experiences on Thursday, 1 March at the University’s Dalhousie Building from 6pm – 8pm. President of the University’s Sub Aqua Club, Aidan Urquhart, said, “We are delighted to welcome Gavin to campus...

Secrets from the sea: lessons from leading underwater photographer

27 Feb 2018

Students face-off for Varsity

Around 600 sporting men and women from the Universities of Dundee and Abertay will once again go head to head next month when they compete for the Tay Varsity Challenge Trophy. Twenty-one sides will renew old rivalries on Wednesday 14 March when students from both Universities vie for the top spot in the 11th annual challenge. Eagerly anticipated matches of Archery, Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball, Cricket, Netball, Tennis, Triathlon, Football, Rugby, Hockey, Golf, and Volleyball will take place at the University of Dundee’s Riverside pitches and Institute of Sport and Exercise and venues across th...

Students face-off for Varsity

27 Feb 2018

University entrepreneurs win £26,000 of funding

Nine members of the University of Dundee community won £26,000 of funding for their business ideas at the Venture 2018 competition last week. All the winners, and two runners-up, will receive a membership for Entrepreneurial Scotland and be offered a place to take part in Elevator’s summer business accelerator programme at the new Centre of Entrepreneurship. Venture 2018 marked the culmination of the University’s annual Entrepreneurship Week. The challenge gave 52 students, graduates and staff members the chance to pitch their ideas to leading business innovators and potential investors. ...

University entrepreneurs win £26,000 of funding

27 Feb 2018

Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall, of the University of Dundee, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Professor Stanley-Wall is Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology in the School of Life Sciences at the University. Her research is focused on using molecular biology to understand the signalling processes that control multicellular behaviour exhibited by single-celled bacteria. She is a champion of public engagement in science, taking part in local and national events. She is a past recipient of the RSE’s Beltane Prize for Public Engagement. She is Academic Lead for P...

Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

23 Feb 2018

Award success for University projects

Two University of Dundee projects have taken top spots at this year’s Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. A project between Moock Environmental Solutions Ltd and the University to recycle print toner powder for new industry uses placed top in the Social and Environmental Award category. Meanwhile, a project at the European Lead Factory, led by scientists at the University’s School of Life Sciences, won the Multiparty Collaboration Award. Dr Moray Newlands, who worked on the project with Moock Environmental Solutions said, “We are delighted to win a place amongst the best of the best and w...

Award success for University projects