21 May 2018

Gender and sexuality explored at Degree Show

Gender-neutral fashion and clothes that explore gender politics and sexual identity feature heavily in the Textile Design exhibition at this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show. Issues of gender and sexuality have become more prominent than ever before in recent years, helping individuals to embrace their own identity and feel comfortable challenging the discrimination faced by LGBT+ people. The journey from a male-dominated, heteronormative world to one where the public has a greater understanding of the complexities surrounding these subjects has me...

Gender and sexuality explored at Degree Show

18 May 2018

Centre to celebrate decade of research

The role of the public in developing treatments for some of the world’s most prevalent illnesses is to be celebrated at a renowned Dundee research facility.The Clinical Research Centre - Tayside, a partnership between the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside, is celebrating its tenth anniversary by throwing open its doors to the public on Monday 21 May. Staff, researchers and patients at the state-of the-art centre will speak about their work in helping to improve treatments and the management of a range of conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and heart, lung and liver diseases.Joining lead...

Centre to celebrate decade of research

17 May 2018

Artist forms army to fight for freedom

A University of Dundee student has formed his own army to fight for individual liberty and freedom of speech. Senyn is one of more than 300 students exhibiting at this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show. Drawing on his experiences as a former member of the Officers’ Training Corps, he enlisted fellow artists in ‘Senyn Army’, an army aligned to values that its leader believes must be defended rather than to any particular country. Senyn’s Degree Show exhibit consists primarily of intricately sculpted replica firearms displayed ...

Artist forms army to fight for freedom

16 May 2018

New heights for Scottish weather station

Real-time weather conditions on one of Scotland’s top nature reserves are now being monitored thanks to a new collaboration between the National Trust for Scotland and the University of Dundee. Researchers from the University and staff from National Trust for Scotland’s Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve have installed an automatic weather station - that digitally collects information on temperature, wind speeds, solar radiation, snow melt and even soil temperature. The Tarmachan ridge and Ben Lawers range are owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland, and are home to an abundance of...

New heights for Scottish weather station

16 May 2018

Student’s car seat will stop dogs having ‘ruff’ ride

They may be man’s best friend but beloved pet pooches can become lethal projectiles when caught up in car accidents. However, an ingenious new system developed by a University of Dundee student could herald the beginning of safer doggy days out for all when it is unveiled at this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show. Minrui Jiao says that her prototype travel system ‘Out Dog’ will satisfy pampered Poodles and lanky Labradors alike, eliminating the threat of injury or death to both animal and human should their vehicle be involved in a...

Student’s car seat will stop dogs having ‘ruff’ ride