29 Jun 2017

New app to see life through the eyes of an African street child

A new app that puts you at the centre of a street child’s life in Africa has been launched by researchers from the University of Dundee. The team behind ‘Growing Up on the Streets’ have created an interactive story map that lets you see life through the eyes of street children and youth living in Accra, Ghana. Led by Professor Lorraine van Blerk from the University, Growing up on the Streets was a three-year project that ventured into the African cities of Accra, Bukavu and Harare to find out what life was like for these young people. She was joined by Father Patrick Shanahan, Dr Wayne Sh...

New app to see life through the eyes of an African street child

29 Jun 2017

Leg amputees wanted for improvement study

People who have had a leg amputated or have a birth defect and use a prosthetic fitting are being encouraged to take part in a University of Dundee study that aims to improve the lives of patients. Giulia Zedda, a PhD student in the Institute of Motion Analysis and Research in the University Medical School, is looking for people with a prosthetic leg fitting under the knee who are able to walk unaided. Her study will examine whether patients are using the best prosthesis to aid them. Using special software that can check if the prosthesis is fitted correctly, the study will focus on the distribution of for...

Leg amputees wanted for improvement study

27 Jun 2017

Accolades and awards for Degree Show exhibitors

Eighteen students who exhibited at this year’s University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show have been selected for Scotland’s most prestigious showcases of emerging talent while another is in the running for a £20,000 prize. The hugely successful 2017 Degree Show attracted around 16,000 visitors over the course of its 10-day run last month. The exhibition received glowing reviews from art critics and led to many graduands receiving offers of jobs, residencies and internships as well as winning awards for their work. Fifteen artists from the University’s Duncan of Jo...

Accolades and awards for Degree Show exhibitors

26 Jun 2017

Seeing double at University of Dundee as twins graduate

It will be a double celebration for the family of Jennifer and Victoria Livie as the twins collect their identical degrees this week. The sisters, originally from Northern Ireland, will receive their medical degrees from the University of Dundee on Friday, 23rd June having shared a dream of becoming a Doctor since they were teenagers. “We always wanted to choose a scientific pathway.” said Victoria. “We also did a lot of volunteer work with children with learning difficulties and in a nursing home. So we wanted a career that combined science with helping people and medicine does just that...

Seeing double at University of Dundee as twins graduate

26 Jun 2017

Medical student defies the odds to become a doctor

For most people, the thought of going through medical school is daunting, but what if during your studies you were struck with a rare disorder that rendered you paralysed? That is what happened to University of Dundee student Elizabeth Ferris (30), who will collect her medical degree on Friday, 23rd June. Ever since she was a little girl she held firmly to the dream of becoming a doctor. She was busy working on making that dream happen when she fell ill during her second year. She was diagnosed with Vasculitis, an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation of the blood vessels. Coupled with blindness in ...

Medical student defies the odds to become a doctor