27 Jul 2018

Dundee ranked among UK’s best for student satisfaction

The University of Dundee has once again ranked among the best universities in the United Kingdom for overall student satisfaction, achieving a top 10 place in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS). The University recorded overall satisfaction of 88%, well above the sector average of 83% and was ranked second in Scotland. The National Student Survey is a census of nearly half a million students undertaken independently by Ipsos MORI and evaluates how satisfied students are with the quality of their higher education experience. The survey asks students 27 questions across eight themes relating to their expe...

Dundee ranked among UK’s best for student satisfaction

27 Jul 2018

Exploring the psychology of newborns

The psychological importance of the first few days of life will be explored at an international gathering of researchers at the University of Dundee next week. Leading experts from across the fields of foetal, neonatal and infant psychology, autism and communication disorders will gather in Dundee for the Second International Workshop on the Psychology of the Neonate. Together they will investigate how the first 28 days of life, the neonatal period, is crucial for infant development and why it has been historically underexplored. Presenters will also discuss the shifting emphasis of research to the first s...

Exploring the psychology of newborns

26 Jul 2018

New Blood student heads to creative bootcamp

A recent University of Dundee graduate has been awarded a ‘wildcard’ place at a creative bootcamp in London after her work stood out at a major exhibition. Lauren Morsley, 21, from Kirkcaldy, graduated in June from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design with a degree in Illustration. After graduating, Lauren was invited to exhibit at New Blood, a festival held in London which brings together industry professionals and new talent, while showcasing up-and-coming creatives from around the world. Lauren’s exhibition earned her both a Wildcard to attend New Blood’s two-week crea...

New Blood student heads to creative bootcamp

25 Jul 2018

A potential treatment for visceral leishmaniasis

Research published in Nature on a new preclinical drug candidate targeting visceral leishmaniasis Discovery made by a strong collaboration between University of Dundee, GSK and Wellcome Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease which kills tens of thousands of people every year, mostly amongst the poorest in the world A new preclinical candidate drug with the potential to treat visceral leishmaniasis, one of the world’s major neglected diseases, has been discovered through a close collaboration between the University of Dundee, GSK and Wellcome. Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease which kills tens of th...

A potential treatment for visceral leishmaniasis

23 Jul 2018

Scientists solve puzzle of the cellular ‘Mexican wave’

An electrifying puzzle that has evaded scientists for more than half a century, likened to a cellular Mexican wave, has finally been explained, according to a team of European scientists led by the University of Dundee. The study, published in Nature Chemistry this week, explains how the switches that control signals to and from your brain across your body, making it possible for us to move, think and feel, are controlled. If proved correct, the study might not only add a new chapter to the textbooks on human biology but also help explain how the molecules work that, when out of tune, cause heart diseases ...

Scientists solve puzzle of the cellular ‘Mexican wave’