2 Jun 2017

Records broken at 25th Summer Schools

A record number of students will begin their route into higher education next week when they matriculate on the University of Dundee’s renowned Summer School programmes. Some 200 students will arrive on campus on Monday, 5th June for the first day of this year’s Summer Schools. Around 130 will join Dundee University Access to Learning (DUAL) Summer School and a further 70 will log on for the University’s Online Summer School, meaning a record number of learners will be taking part in the access programmes. Access Summer Schools offer an alternative route into higher education for those wh...

Records broken at 25th Summer Schools

2 Jun 2017

Future of European languages to be explored

Dozens of multilinguists, teachers and civil servants from across Europe will come together this weekend at the University of Dundee to discuss the future of languages education. Representatives from the European Commission and the Consuls General of France, Germany and Spain are expected to arrive this Saturday, 3rd June for a discussion on the future of language acquisition in Scotland. A full day of discussions workshops and speeches are planned to be held at the University in partnership with the Spanish Embassy Education Office, Instituto Cervantes, Goethe Institut and the Institut Français. Ma...

Future of European languages to be explored

1 Jun 2017

‘Women and Celebrity Culture’ – Dundee Arts Cafe on June 6th.

This month’s Dundee Arts Café will be taking a look at the role women have played in the creation of celebrity culture. Dr Ana Salzberg from the University of Dundee will be discussing the evolution of stardom and fandom from early Hollywood to contemporary media at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday, 6th June. Dr Salzberg said, “From the earliest days of the film industry, women have played key roles as both professionals and spectators. “The division between the two has blurred today in the age of reality TV and social media, but the dynamic relationshi...

‘Women and Celebrity Culture’ – Dundee Arts Cafe on June 6th.

31 May 2017

Funded postgraduate places to help drive economic growth

Dozens of fully funded postgraduate places ranging from sustainability to comics are to be made available at the University of Dundee. The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has made 60 places available on ten specific Masters courses that cover energy, engineering and the creative industries in order to help develop a high-level skills base in key sectors in the Scottish economy. The places cover all tuition fees associated with the programmes and applicants classified as Scottish or EU for fee purposes are eligible to apply. This is the initiative’s fourth year and over 150 graduates have been helped i...

Funded postgraduate places to help drive economic growth

30 May 2017

Knitted biological specimens on display in Dundee

Knitting and biology will come together to celebrate the reopening of the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum for the summer season. ‘Botanica Mathematica’, which will open on Friday, 2nd June, is an exhibition of knitted artworks inspired by mathematical biology. Mathematician Julia Collins and Textile Artist Madeleine Shepherd have combined their skills to create the pieces on display. They took inspiration from ‘On Growth and Form’, the seminal book written by Dundee’s first professor of Biology, D’Arcy Thompson. The specimen collection c...

Knitted biological specimens on display in Dundee