28 Feb 2019

Scottish pupils joint best in reading comprehension, according to major survey

Scottish pupils have the greatest level of reading comprehension amongst the home nations, but read slightly easier books Reading motivation, appropriate reading challenge and reading practice time essential ingredients for literacy success Harry Potter series dominates favourite books Roald Dahl, Jeff Kinney, and David Walliams amongst most-read authors The largest literacy study ever conducted in the UK and Ireland has shown that Scottish pupils had the joint greatest level of reading comprehension amongst the home nations, alongside Northern Ireland. The annual What Kids are Reading Report, analysed b...

Scottish pupils joint best in reading comprehension, according to major survey

27 Feb 2019

Major new collaboration to harness Dundee’s entrepreneurial spirit

A pioneering alliance between the University of Dundee and Entrepreneurial Scotland (ES) will help to forge Scotland’s next generation of business leaders. The three-year collaboration between the two institutions was signed at the University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, where a full-time member of Entrepreneurial Scotland staff will now be based. The tie-up will build on both organisations’ wider strategies to promote start-up and spinout businesses, with the University benefitting from access to a global network of business contacts, along with training and support for th...

Major new collaboration to harness Dundee’s entrepreneurial spirit

26 Feb 2019

Politicians set to learn from Mish’s rare disease experience

Public speaking is a major part of Mishal Dattani’s professional life but the University of Dundee senior student recruitment officer will face an entirely different audience when he appears at the House of Commons tomorrow. Mishal, known as Mish to friends and colleagues, will be discussing his experiences of living with Budd-Chiari syndrome at a Westminster reception to mark Rare Disease Day on Wednesday 27 February. The event is being hosted by the charity Rare Disease UK. Mish, a media volunteer with RDUK, will tell the politicians and policymakers about Budd-Chiari, a liver condition that only a...

Politicians set to learn from Mish’s rare disease experience

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