10 Feb 2019

Brexit not an obstacle to environmental planning, study suggests

Brexit could offer greater flexibility for environmental planners in the UK, with Scotland potentially poised to benefit most, according to a recent study. The report, commissioned by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and conducted by academics across the UK including researchers at the University of Dundee, suggests that Brexit could provide a great opportunity for flexibility for planners in the future. The study suggests that while environmental planners in the UK want to see the rigour, ambition and clarity of European Union (EU) governance re-created in the UK after Brexit, it also argues that ...

Brexit not an obstacle to environmental planning, study suggests

8 Feb 2019

Satellite images show Storm Erik isn’t idle

Images captured by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station this afternoon show the full size of Storm Erik, which has already hit the UK. The two images (captured by the Terra-MODIS satellite at 12:05 GMT on 08/02/19) demonstrate how the UK, and Scotland in particular, could be in for a rocky end to the week as it is almost dwarfed by the oncoming Erik....

Satellite images show Storm Erik isn’t idle

7 Feb 2019

Students snow-off their skills in China

Four engineering students from the University of Dundee faced -15°C temperatures and teams from across the world when they took part in the 11th International Snow Sculpture Competition in Harbin, China. The team, consisting of PhD students Azin Lamei and Shuijin Li, Masters student Thomas Riccio and Undergraduate student IevaBočkutė, had just three days to chisel a 27 cubic-metre snow cube with hand tools into a standout sculpture. The four civil engineering students, who took on professional sculptors as well as the elements in the contest, said that they would love to do it all again. Ieva Bo...

Students snow-off their skills in China

6 Feb 2019

John Swinney to meet with Education students

Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP will visit the University of Dundee later this week to speak to the next generation of teachers in his role as Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills. He will meet with students from the University’s School of Education and Social Work, who invited him to Dundee, along with staff from the School on Friday 8 February. Mr Swinney will speak about key matters relating to education in Scotland and answer questions from the student teachers preparing to enter the classroom. Neil Taylor, Associate Dean at the School of Education and Social Work, said, “Our s...

John Swinney to meet with Education students

6 Feb 2019

Clare stitches success with first book

Image credit: Sceptre For thousands of years, those on the fringes of society have used sewing to document their experiences. University of Dundee graduate, Clare Hunter unravels some of these stories in her new book, Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle. Published this week, the book chronicles politics, power, protest and memories of men and women who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, including stories of Mary Queen of Scots and survivors of World War One. Clare Hunter, who graduated from the MLitt Writing Practice and Study course in 2014, says t...

Clare stitches success with first book