6 Feb 2019

John Swinney to meet with Education students

Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP will visit the University of Dundee later this week to speak to the next generation of teachers in his role as Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills. He will meet with students from the University’s School of Education and Social Work, who invited him to Dundee, along with staff from the School on Friday 8 February. Mr Swinney will speak about key matters relating to education in Scotland and answer questions from the student teachers preparing to enter the classroom. Neil Taylor, Associate Dean at the School of Education and Social Work, said, “Our s...

John Swinney to meet with Education students

6 Feb 2019

Clare stitches success with first book

Image credit: Sceptre For thousands of years, those on the fringes of society have used sewing to document their experiences. University of Dundee graduate, Clare Hunter unravels some of these stories in her new book, Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle. Published this week, the book chronicles politics, power, protest and memories of men and women who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, including stories of Mary Queen of Scots and survivors of World War One. Clare Hunter, who graduated from the MLitt Writing Practice and Study course in 2014, says t...

Clare stitches success with first book

4 Feb 2019

Preparations under way for Chinese New Year

Students and staff at the University of Dundee are getting into celebratory spirit today ahead of Chinese New Year. A series of events will take place across campus ahead of Tuesday’s festivities, which will welcome in the Year of the Pig. An inaugural celebration hosted by the University’s Architecture and Urban Planning department attracted more than 100 guests last year, with even larger numbers anticipated to attend this year’s event. The occasion will coincide with a special exhibition staged by students from Wuhan University, charting the history of their homeland. Featuring artwork...

Preparations under way for Chinese New Year

4 Feb 2019

Tackling Global Poverty: Douglas Alexander in-conversation with Deacon Blue frontman, Ricky Ross.

Global poverty and the issues it creates will be explored by the Chair of UNICEF UK, Douglas Alexander, and broadcaster and musician, Ricky Ross at the first Saturday Series public lecture of 2019 at the University of Dundee next week. The ‘in-conversation’ event ‘Tackling Global Poverty’ will be chaired by the Deacon Blue frontman as he discusses with Douglas Alexander how we can best tackle the challenges of worldwide deprivation and the future of politics in uncertain times. Douglas Alexander, the former International Development Secretary, has served at the highest level of...

Tackling Global Poverty: Douglas Alexander in-conversation with Deacon Blue frontman, Ricky Ross.

31 Jan 2019

‘Future Shock’ success for comics graduate Anna

A University of Dundee graduate has been singled out as one of the comics industry’s rising stars just a few months after leaving university. Anna Morozova graduated in November with MDes in Comics & Graphic Novels and was commissioned by 2000 AD, one of the most successful British comics of all time, to draw for ‘Future Shock’, a section dedicated to the best up-and-coming writers and artists. She has provided the art for a story entitled Juncture, written by Andi Ewington, which will appear in the comic later this year. Anna said, “Illustrating a story for 2000 AD is an honour...

‘Future Shock’ success for comics graduate Anna