31 May 2018

Dundee and CSM Academy launch Singapore nursing partnership

The University of Dundee has established a new partnership in Singapore with CSM Academy International which will see degree-level education provided for hundreds of Singaporean registered nurses every year. The University will provide a combination of in-country and online education for nurses looking to `top-up’ their diploma to degree qualification. Professor Lynn Kilbride, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Dundee, said, “This is a collaboration that broadens our international activity and provides the benefits of degree education from a nursing school at a world top 200 u...

Dundee and CSM Academy launch Singapore nursing partnership

31 May 2018

Scientists take on Cateran trail for charity

Scientists from the University of Dundee will swap lab coats for hiking boots this week as they take on one of Scotland’s greatest wildlife trails for charity. A team of four scientists from the University’s School of Life Sciences, hope to finish the 52-mile Cateran Trail within just five days as they aim to raise funds for Cats Protection and Re-Act Scotland. The team which includes Susan Farrell, Lauren Webster and Desiree Zeller, will be led by Irene Hallyburton, an experienced hill-walker and Malaria biologist based at the University’s Drug Discovery Unit. She said, “Last year ...

Scientists take on Cateran trail for charity

30 May 2018

‘Daily Mile’ round campus aims to improve staff health

University of Dundee staff are being encouraged to step away from their desks, slip on suitable footwear and ramble round their beautiful campus as part of a new initiative to improve health and wellbeing. Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, will lead staff members on a walk to launch the Daily Mile scheme tomorrow lunchtime. The initiative aims to promote the many benefits of walking to members of the University community and inspire them to build physical activity into their day-to-day routine. The inaugural Daily Mile walks take place at any time between 12noon an...

‘Daily Mile’ round campus aims to improve staff health

29 May 2018

Suicide battle requires older role models

Famous faces like Prince Harry and Ryan Reynolds can play a key role in reducing suicide rates among men, a researcher into the subject has said. Charlotte Starkey, a postgraduate Psychology student at the University of Dundee, says that famous faces of yesteryear could also contribute towards curbing the number of males taking their own lives. With suicide the largest killer of UK men under the age of 45, she says that while younger males living in the public eye are more inclined to open up about their difficulties, those outwith the so-called ‘Instagram generation’ are still looking for rela...

Suicide battle requires older role models

28 May 2018

Stop and search report leads to policy change

Police Scotland has changed the way it carries out stop and search following a series of recommendations made by researchers at the University of Dundee and Edinburgh Napier University. Dr Megan O’Neill, from Dundee, and Edinburgh Napier’s Dr Liz Aston had previously evaluated a new approach to stop and search piloted by the Fife Division of Police Scotland. Their report, published by the Dundee-based Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR), highlighted elements of the pilot that can be regarded as good practice while also making 19 recommendations for improvement. Police Scotland has t...

Stop and search report leads to policy change