21 Jun 2017

Student faces loss and pain to achieve her degree

For most students, graduation is a time to celebrate with friends and family. But for Tina Christian she will spend her day thinking of those who cannot be there. The 57 year-old University of Dundee Business Management graduate has overcome excruciating loss and debilitating health problems to collect her degree on Thursday, 22nd June. Tina was finishing her second year when she was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. She had started to recover and was well into her third year when she was dealt another blow, her mum passed away. She said, “I was missing lectures, missing tutorials. She passed away in the ...

Student faces loss and pain to achieve her degree

21 Jun 2017

Honorary degree for Fatou Bensouda

Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, today received an honorary degree from the University of Dundee. Ms Bensouda has led the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICC in The Hague since 2012. Her office investigates and prosecutes cases of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Her work at the ICC has pioneered the establishment of the Scientific Advisory Board with the initial brief to oversee the development of specific forensic science related standard operating procedures for investigators. She received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the first of the Unive...

Honorary degree for Fatou Bensouda

19 Jun 2017

Graduation 2017

Thousands of successful students will feel the tap of the Dundee bonnet this week as the University of Dundee hosts its annual summer graduation ceremonies. Some 2746 students will graduate with degrees, postgraduate diplomas and diplomas over the course of the week. Six ceremonies will take place at the Caird Hall from Wednesday 21st-Friday 23rd June. Graduation is a time of great celebration for students and their families and graduands in their robes will fill City Square before and after each ceremony, with many later making their way to the Garden Parties held in the heart of the University campus. Th...

Graduation 2017

19 Jun 2017

Scottish experts call to `change the conversation’ on breastfeeding

Experts in neonatal care, mother and infant health, and nutrition from across Scotland are calling for a `change in the conversation’ around breastfeeding, at the start of National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week. More than 30 signatories have endorsed a statement emphasising the critical need to shift the culture around breastfeeding and offer more support and help to women to enable them to breastfeed. Mary Renfrew, Professor of Mother and Infant Health at the University of Dundee and one of the authors of the document, said, “National Breastfeeding Week is an important opportunity to reflect ...

Scottish experts call to `change the conversation’ on breastfeeding

19 Jun 2017

New research centre to focus on psychoactive substances

A new Centre for Excellence in New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Research has been created at the University of Dundee to help tackle the emerging epidemic of highly addictive new drugs. The Centre forms the research arm of a wider initiative with the Scottish Police Authority Forensic Services and the Scottish Government, creating a Drugs and NPS forensic capability for Scotland.  This wider initiative also involves a range of organisations including Police Scotland, NHS Scotland, first responders, policy makers, voluntary organisations and other academic institutions creating a National consortium t...

New research centre to focus on psychoactive substances