21 Nov 2018

Trauma Teddy activity book to help children in distress

Students at the University of Dundee have teamed up with Police Scotland and a national charity to support children caught up in traumatic situations. Illustrators from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) have created an activity book that will be distributed to youngsters caught in the midst of emergency incidents. Working with Police Scotland and staff at Children 1st, Scotland’s national children’s charity, the book, which features puzzles, colouring in pictures and games, was developed entirely by DJCAD Illustration undergraduates and will be car...

Trauma Teddy activity book to help children in distress

21 Nov 2018

Personal best or pointless: weightlifting apparel put on trial

At a time when powerlifting and CrossFit are becoming more mainstream, weightlifting belts and shoes are an increasingly common sight for frequent gym-goers. But whether they actually help weightlifters is the question two students from the University of Dundee are putting to the test. Medical students Xuan Bahuet and Callum Frew are seeking participants who are familiar with deadlifts, to help the pair see if there is any weight behind the claims that weightlifting belts and shoes help improve lifting form. Xuan, a fourth-year student looking to push weightlifting belts to their limits, said that despite ...

Personal best or pointless: weightlifting apparel put on trial

19 Nov 2018

Student Sean cycles Everest challenge on Dundee Law

Image credit: Jacob Scoular A University of Dundee student has cycled the height of Everest on Dundee Law for charity. Sean Douglas, a third-year Physics student, climbed a total of 29,049 feet in 139 miles. The mammoth effort which included 150 laps of the Dundee Law circuit took Sean just under 19 hours to complete. Sean's ‘Everesting’ attempt on Saturday 17 November saw him set off and finish in the dark. When asked how it felt to complete the challenge, Sean said he has no intentions of cycling up the Law anytime soon but loved every minute. "Finishing the climb was incredible, especia...

Student Sean cycles Everest challenge on Dundee Law

19 Nov 2018

Megan hopes comic will help others deal with grief

Inspired by the memory of her beloved father, University of Dundee PhD student Megan Sinclair has created a new comic that explores bereavement while raising both awareness of heart disease and funds for vital medical research. Close to the Heart will be launched at a symposium at Dundee Comics Creative Space on Wednesday 21 November. The publication centres on the sudden death of Megan’s father, George, who suffered a fatal heart attack in his sleep at the age of 53 in April 2014. She says the event turned her family and life upside down but her determination to do her father proud helped drive Mega...

Megan hopes comic will help others deal with grief

16 Nov 2018

“Accidental” career choice lands Gary in A&E

For most a trip to hospital is never the result of careful planning, but one University of Dundee student has admitted that his new career as a nurse came about by accident. Gary Jordan, from Dundee, who will graduate at a ceremony at the city’s Caird Hall on Friday, has already started his dream job within the Accident and Emergency department of Tayside’s biggest hospital. The 30-year-old,  who will receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Adult Nursing with a Distinction, has already joined the established emergency care team just in time for the East of Scotland Major Trauma Centre open...

“Accidental” career choice lands Gary in A&E