27 Jun 2018

Saddleworth Moor fire seen from space

The true size of the huge moorland fire was captured by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station earlier this afternoon. The image, captured by NASA’s Terra satellite at 12:11 UTC, demonstrates the scale of fire as it continues to spread on what is otherwise a perfectly clear day for the United Kingdom. The Saddleworth Moor fire has proved devastating for the countryside in the area.   ...

Saddleworth Moor fire seen from space

27 Jun 2018

Volunteering nets accolade for computing lecturer

A University of Dundee lecturer has been honoured for his work in promoting science to the public. Dr Iain Murray, of the University’s Computing department, has been awarded the British Science Association’s (BSA) prestigious Sir Walter Bodmer Award for his decades of service to the charity. Currently the Treasurer of the BSA’s Tayside and Fife branch, Iain said that the accolade had come as a complete surprise to him. “It’s a real honour and I’m very flattered,” he said. “Some of my committee colleagues nominated me and it was only when I got an email from t...

Volunteering nets accolade for computing lecturer

25 Jun 2018

Maths award to recognise links to Northern Ireland

From Danny Blanchflower to Snow Patrol, the University of Dundee has a proud history of welcoming Northern Irish students to Scotland and a new award, presented for the first time last week, celebrates this relationship. The University of Dundee Mathematics Award will be given to Northern Ireland’s top performing student in GCSE Mathematics each year. The inaugural prize has been shared by James Pratt of Methodist College in Belfast and Anna Trimble of Wallace High School in Lisburn. Dundee representatives visited Methodist College last week to present James with his award, while Anna will receive he...

Maths award to recognise links to Northern Ireland

22 Jun 2018

Third time's the charm for Brown sisters

The last of three prize-winning sisters will add the latest chapter to an amazing story of family success at graduation this week. Kirsty Brown, originally from Biggar, said her family are quite well versed in graduation proceedings but may still shed a tear as they say a final farewell to the University.  Combined together the Brown sisters have spent more than 11 years at the University. Kirsty, said, “I suppose it has become a bit of a tradition. My eldest sister, Eilidh, started studying Medicine in 2007 and graduated in June 2012 -...

Third time's the charm for Brown sisters

22 Jun 2018

Wimberley Award 2018 shared by Charlie and Matilda

A young Scot helped into higher education by a pioneering widening access scheme and an English student who applied on a last-minute whim have shared the most prestigious award given to University of Dundee students. Charlie Kleboe-Rogers and Matilda Sherwood have been named as the joint winners of this year’s Wimberley Award, given to the student or students who have made the most distinguished contribution to university life. Charlie (21) graduated in Product Design on Wednesday afternoon while Matilda (23) crossed the Caird Hall stage to collect her International Relations and Politics degree on T...

Wimberley Award 2018 shared by Charlie and Matilda