22 Jun 2018

Wimberley Award 2018 shared by Charlie and Matilda

A young Scot helped into higher education by a pioneering widening access scheme and an English student who applied on a last-minute whim have shared the most prestigious award given to University of Dundee students. Charlie Kleboe-Rogers and Matilda Sherwood have been named as the joint winners of this year’s Wimberley Award, given to the student or students who have made the most distinguished contribution to university life. Charlie (21) graduated in Product Design on Wednesday afternoon while Matilda (23) crossed the Caird Hall stage to collect her International Relations and Politics degree on T...

Wimberley Award 2018 shared by Charlie and Matilda

21 Jun 2018

Graduate gains Law degree against all odds

Katherine Wade will graduate with first-class honours from the University of Dundee this week after overcoming years of adversity, which threatened her dream of studying Law. Katherine always dreamed of being a lawyer, but when she was 13 years-old she was diagnosed with severe epilepsy and had to take a year out of school until her doctors were able to find the right medication to stabilise her condition. Less than a year later she was also diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Already suffering, Katherine’s life was once again thrown into turmoil as her father passed away when she was 15 years-old. She s...

Graduate gains Law degree against all odds

20 Jun 2018

“I’m not stopping now” says ground-breaking graduate

A pioneering University of Dundee student is eyeing up a career in academia after a search for a night class led to her obtaining a degree. Fiona Dixon said that she had only wanted to broaden her horizons when she started looking for a suitable subject to study in 2012. However, as the mother of five from Dundee prepares to become one of the University’s first part-time students to graduate with honours, she admits that her unintended return to higher education has prompted her to consider a career in the field. The 47-year-old will collect her First Class MA with joint honours in English and Histor...

“I’m not stopping now” says ground-breaking graduate

20 Jun 2018

Graduation a family affair as father and son collect degrees

Graduation is a time for families to celebrate their loved one’s success, however, this year will be extra special for a Nigerian family who have fallen in love with the University of Dundee. Sulaiman Badmus, who graduated today in Mechanical Engineering will soon witness his father Abdulwaheed Badmus feel the tap of the Dundee bonnet as he graduates from Scottish Law tomorrow. The pair will follow in the footsteps of Sulamain’s sister, Mariam, who graduated from the University two years ago. Meanwhile, Abdulwaheed’s wife, Khadijat, who will be watching the ceremony, is also due to finish...

Graduation a family affair as father and son collect degrees

19 Jun 2018

Phone lock secures Strathmore Trophy for Fife school

Creating a graphic means of fighting phone thieves allowed tech savvy school pupils to claim a top University of Dundee prize. A team from Kirkcaldy’s Balwearie High School have claimed the prestigious Strathmore Trophy after designing a pictorial login system for mobile phones and tablets. The ingenious system utilises pictures to log on to a device, requiring anybody attempting to access the system to pinpoint information within the images that would only be known to its owner. The Fife team, consisting of four S1 pupils, defeated 14 schools from across Scotland to take the illustrious title in wha...

Phone lock secures Strathmore Trophy for Fife school