25 Feb 2019

Scholarship to help architecture student plan for future

A University of Dundee Architecture student is building for her future after being awarded a scholarship from one of Scotland’s leading design practices. First-year undergraduate Magdalena Bogalecka will be supported throughout her studies by a substantial donation after being selected as the recipient of the Stephen Family Architectural Scholarship Fund. The 18-year-old, from Kirkcaldy, could also receive the opportunity to train with Angus-based James F Stephen Architects after receiving news of her successful application. Magdalena said, “I couldn’t believe it when I heard my applicati...

Scholarship to help architecture student plan for future

22 Feb 2019

Cousins set to sweep for Great Britain in Siberia

Image credit: WCF / Tom Rowland & Jeffrey Au.   Two curling cousins will represent Great Britain next month as they take to the ice at the World University Winter Games in Siberia. University of Dundee student, Leeanne McKenzie and her cousin Mili Smith, a student at the University of Stirling, will join 36 fellow athletes from 26 British universities as they head to Krasnoyarsk, in the heart of the Siberian mountains. As well as representing their country, the pair will also get the chance to play together in a team for the first time when they take part in the prestigious championships. In all 2...

Cousins set to sweep for Great Britain in Siberia

21 Feb 2019

Apprentice star to inspire entrepreneurs of tomorrow

He may be best known for grilling candidates on TV’s The Apprentice, but one of the country’s top businessmen says that he is “thrilled” to be giving a lecture at the University of Dundee. Mike Soutar, who has interrogated potential employees and business partners on behalf of Lord Sugar for the past eight years, will return to his home city to address students, graduates and the wider public as part of the University’s Entrepreneurship Week. The co-founder of Shortlist Media will deliver the third annual Public Lecture in Entrepreneurship on Wednesday 27 February as part of t...

Apprentice star to inspire entrepreneurs of tomorrow

21 Feb 2019

Simulation honour for pioneering Professor

Ronald Harden, Emeritus Professor of Medical Education at the University of Dundee, has been awarded a prestigious international prize recognising his contribution to healthcare. Professor Harden received the Pioneer in Simulation award at a meeting of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in San Antonio, Texas. The Society is the leading international body concerned with simulation and the Pioneer accolade is the highest honour it awards. Simulation, well established in the airline industry, has been used increasingly in the education of healthcare professionals to ensure that they have the neces...

Simulation honour for pioneering Professor

20 Feb 2019

Takeda collaboration to boost Alzheimer's fight

The University of Dundee’s Drug Discovery Unit has announced a partnership with Takeda, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, to develop possible new therapeutic treatments for tau pathology, an underlying feature in several forms of neurodegeneration including Alzheimer’s disease. Tau pathology occurs when the normal cellular protein, tau, misfolds and forms insoluble fibrils. It is found in the brains of sufferers of more than 20 different neurodegenerative diseases, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. Tau pathy is increasingly thought to be an important driver of d...

Takeda collaboration to boost Alzheimer's fight