6 Mar 2018

Parkinson’s patient raises £70,000 for research into disease

A Parkinson’s patient who has lived with the disease for more than a decade has visited the University of Dundee to see how money he has raised will be used to research potential new treatments for the condition. Marc Van Grieken, from Comrie in Perthshire, visited the University’s Medical Research Centre Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) to present £70,000 to researchers and find out more about how it will be spent.  Landscape Architect Marc celebrated turning 60 in April last year by setting himself the challenge of raising £60,000 for Parkinson’...

Parkinson’s patient raises £70,000 for research into disease

6 Mar 2018

£8000 scholarships open to pupils with a degree in their sights

School pupils in Dundee looking to move on to higher education are invited to apply for scholarships worth £8000 over the duration of a four-year degree at the University of Dundee. The Joan Markie and Richard Smith Scholarship is open to sixth-year pupils who attend a local authority secondary school in Dundee and who are planning to study at the University.  The scholarships are funded by Richard Smith, a former pupil of Harris Academy who moved to Australia in the 1960s and wanted to give something back to his home city by helping disadvantaged Dundee school pupils&nb...

£8000 scholarships open to pupils with a degree in their sights

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