16 Apr 2019

Nursing fair highlights career change opportunities

A move in to nursing could be the right prescription for workers seeking a change of career. Jacqui Eccles, a Mental Health Nursing Lecturer at the University of Dundee, believes that transitioning to the world of professional care could provide job satisfaction for those looking for a new workplace challenge. Having started her own training as a mental health nurse at the age of 31, she described the move as a “lightbulb moment” and has urged others to consider joining the profession. It comes as the University prepares to host its annual Nursing and Healthcare Recruitment Fair, where around 4...

Nursing fair highlights career change opportunities

15 Apr 2019

High hopes for Hockey captain Orla

A University of Dundee medical student from Lurgan has made it into the Scottish Student Sport national team this week ahead of the Home Nations Tournament taking place in Glasgow on Tuesday. Orla Thompson is the only Dundee student to join the squad and says that the Scottish side looks sure to stick it to the England and Wales as students across the UK face off in the Home Nations Tournament 2019.  She said, “We have an absolutely great team this year and I feel lucky to be chosen. Although we’ve only had two training sessions because of the snow, I think we can at least put the pressure...

High hopes for Hockey captain Orla

15 Apr 2019

Putin’s popularity put under the microscope

Vladimir Putin’s presidency of Russia prevents potentially dangerous political elements from seizing control of the country, a University of Dundee expert has said. Professor Cameron Ross, Research and Scholarship Coordinator in Politics and International Relations at Dundee, says that the Russian premier’s authoritarian regime is not fully appreciated by Western governments. He will examine the leadership of the Russian president as host of the next Dundee Arts Café, which takes place in the McManus Café at 6pm on Tuesday 16 April. While outcast by many nations, Professor Ross be...

Putin’s popularity put under the microscope

14 Apr 2019

Statins safe for rheumatoid arthritis patients

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits from statins as other individuals without incurring additional risks, according to new research. The findings of a large clinical trial carried out by researchers at institutions including the University of Dundee appear in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have an approximately 50% higher risk of experiencing cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. By lowering cholesterol, statins are known to help prevent cardiovascular events in certain high-risk individuals...

Statins safe for rheumatoid arthritis patients

12 Apr 2019

Changing the World by Design

A global competition challenging young designers to change the world has been launched at the University of Dundee. The competition was announced at the 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD), which has been hosted by the University over the past three days. The EAD is collaborating with Design Indaba to set the challenge to designers around the world to creatively engage with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. EAD and Design Indaba will award £5,000 to a group submission that proposes ambitiously creative ways of addressing the challenges. This ne...

Changing the World by Design