15 Nov 2019

Scotland the Brave: Charlotte ditched legal world to follow nursing dream

A Fife mother whose baby son was hospitalised by a kidney condition said that the nursing staff who cared for him inspired her to enter the profession. Charlotte Scotland says she has found her calling as she prepares to receive a BSc in Adult Nursing from the University of Dundee on Friday. The 30-year-old from Burntisland has also been crowned the University’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences Student Nurse of the Year after turning her back on six years of working in a law firm to become a healthcare professional. After watching her son, Oscar, be treated by staff at Edinburgh’s Sick Kid...

Scotland the Brave: Charlotte ditched legal world to follow nursing dream

15 Nov 2019

New programme to help address nursing shortage

A programme aimed at addressing Scotland’s record level of vacant nursing posts has been launched by the University of Dundee. The Return to Practice initiative will continue in February 2020, providing a pathway for former nursing staff to return to the profession in just three months. Operated by the University’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the course includes one week of on-campus study with 450 hours of practice on placement, refreshing skills and bringing students up to current professional standards. Sheila Douglas, Programme Le...

New programme to help address nursing shortage

14 Nov 2019

Degree helps grad draw attention to an ill-understood disease

A University of Dundee graduand will be able to proudly receive her Master’s degree this week knowing that she has helped draw attention to an often misunderstood condition which affects 176 million women worldwide. Aimee Hutchinson will cross the stage in Caird Hall on Thursday 14th November to receive her MSc in Medical Art, a degree which she says has allowed her to add to the visual information available to the public about Endometriosis, a gynaecological disease which she has personally been affected by since she was 10 years old. “I first started to experience the symptoms almos...

Degree helps grad draw attention to an ill-understood disease

14 Nov 2019

Living Together in closies, multis and semis

The history of housing in Dundee – from 19th century tenements hastily erected to cope with a growing population to post-industrial decay and suburban sprawl – is explored in a new exhibition at the University of Dundee. ‘Living Together’, which runs in the Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, until January, has a particular focus on communal and social housing. The exhibition takes as its starting point the rapid industrialisation of Dundee in the 19th century. Huge numbers of new tenement blocks were built to meet the growing demand, but this left many families living in appalling condit...

Living Together in closies, multis and semis

13 Nov 2019

Crime cohort set to graduate

A publican used to hearing customers complain about the price of a pint being ‘murder’ will this Thursday become one of the first students to graduate from a unique crime writing course at the University of Dundee. Zoe Cooper will receive her MLitt Crime Writing and Forensic Investigation degree at the University’s Winter Graduation ceremony on Thursday 14 November, as will classmates Gillian Duff and Scot Mackenzie. The Masters course is the first of its kind in the UK and sees academics from the University’s School of Humanities and Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification (C...

Crime cohort set to graduate