28 Nov 2018

Charities challenge students to support social justice

Big-hearted University of Dundee students can transform the lives of some of the city’s most disadvantaged people, the leader of a local charity has said. Helen Hampton, a Senior Young People’s Support Worker with the Dundee and Angus branch of the Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (WRASAC), is urging students to sign up for the University’s Social Justice Challenge. The event will match groups of students with local charities and community groups, prompting them to use their academic skills to develop solutions to day-to-day problems faced by their paired organisation. Dozens of...

Charities challenge students to support social justice

28 Nov 2018

Male contraceptive quest boosted by funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The quest of researchers at the University of Dundee to develop a new male contraceptive has been boosted with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Researchers say the $900,000-plus award will enable significant progress to be made over the next two years in the discovery and development of the first safe and effective male contraceptive drug. The University of Dundee is uniquely positioned to pursue this project. It combines the internationally recognised expertise in male fertility research in the School of Medicine with world-class robotic high-throughput imaging facilities at the Natio...

Male contraceptive quest boosted by funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

26 Nov 2018

Social Bite founder calls on Dundonians to help end homelessness

One of Scotland’s leading philanthropists hopes to harness the Christmas spirit to mobilise Dundonians in the fight against homelessness. Josh Littlejohn will highlight the local impact that supporting national campaigns can have in eliminating rough sleeping at this year’s Dundee Christmas Lecture, a partnership event between the University of Dundee and Dundee City Council. The founder of the not-for-profit café chain Social Bite has helped to raise more than £7 million as part of his mission to eradicate the issue in Scotland, and will be hosting ‘Together We Can End Homel...

Social Bite founder calls on Dundonians to help end homelessness

25 Nov 2018

Graduate poised to pen a name for himself

A University of Dundee graduate is attempting to make his mark on the pages of history next month as he aims to develop a whole new kind of fountain pen. Since graduating from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in June 2018, Kevin Sinclair has been designing prototypes of his new pen Vittae - a pen which he says might revolutionise writing, sketching and even annotating, particularly for those living with dyslexia. “The last fountain pen with two nibs was produced over 70 years ago and was very expensive and complicated. I believe that Vittae could really help writ...

Graduate poised to pen a name for himself

22 Nov 2018

New exhibition celebrates photographers with Aphasia

A new exhibition of photographs, taken and edited on iPads, by people living with Aphasia will go on display at the University of Dundee this week. The exhibition called ‘Tap & Talk & See’ celebrates the creativity of people living with the complex language and communication disorder resulting from damage to the language centres of the brain. Aphasia can be caused by a stroke, head injury, brain tumour or another neurological illness, and currently affects over 367,000 in the UK every year. ‘Tap & Talk & See’ which goes on display on Thursday 22 November, was develop...

New exhibition celebrates photographers with Aphasia