21 Jun 2019

Wimberley Award 2019 won by activist Rachel

A student who reported to the European Parliament on the effect that conditions at the Calais refugee camp were having on the mental health of residents has won the University of Dundee’s most prestigious undergraduate award. Rachel Natanson received this year’s Wimberley Award, given to the student or students who have made the most distinguished contribution to university life, as she graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Social Work this morning. Rachel (38), from Kirriemuir, was a founding member of the Dundee branch of Social Work Action Network and has been heavily involved in th...

Wimberley Award 2019 won by activist Rachel

21 Jun 2019

Graduate takes centre stage at film festival

A University of Dundee graduate will receive the red carpet treatment when her latest movie is showcased at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). Scottish-Chinese filmmaker Sophia Shek says that hosting the international premiere of her latest release, Go Back to China, in the capital is the culmination of a lifelong dream. Having graduated from Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 1999, Sophia has gone on to work on some of Hollywood’s biggest franchises and said that her University experience has played a huge role in setting the scene for her film industry ...

Graduate takes centre stage at film festival

20 Jun 2019

Mark Beaumont announced as Entrepreneurship Ambassador

World record-breaking adventurer and University Rector Mark Beaumont has been announced as the inaugural Ambassador for the Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Dundee. The new position was announced today at the University’s summer graduations, which Mark is attending in his role as Rector, a position he has held for the past three years and will step down from at the end of July. He has now agreed to become Ambassador for the Centre for Entrepreneurship, a partnership between the University and Elevator, Scotland’s leading private provider of enterprise, employment and entrepreneu...

Mark Beaumont announced as Entrepreneurship Ambassador

19 Jun 2019

Dundee placed in world’s top 100 for research quality

The University of Dundee is one of the world’s top 100 universities for research quality, according to a major survey released today (June 19). The Nature Index 2019 tracks contributions to research articles published in 82 high-quality natural science journals, chosen by an independent group of researchers. For the first time, the Nature Index has produced a normalised ranking which takes an institution’s size into account when calculating the output of high-quality research. In this table Dundee ranks 84th in the world. Professor Andrew Atherton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the Universit...

Dundee placed in world’s top 100 for research quality

19 Jun 2019

Dundee underdogs to row at Henley

Five University of Dundee students will attempt to make waves in the world of rowing this weekend when they take part in one of the UK’s top elite rowing competitions. For the first time in 14 years, the Dundee University Boat Club, who train on a stretch of the River Tay between Dundee and Perth affectionately known as ‘the swamp’, are sending a female crew to compete at Henley Women’s Regatta. The ambitious team, who may well have set a Guinness World Record for rowing in March, consists of second-year students Fiona Lapp (Mathematics), Katie Canniford (Adult Nursing), Isabel...

Dundee underdogs to row at Henley