20 Feb 2018

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell appointed Chancellor of the University of Dundee

The University of Dundee has appointed Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell as its new Chancellor. The role of Chancellor is the most senior in the University and involves acting as its ceremonial head, presiding over Academic Ceremonies and acting as President of the Graduates’ Association. Dame Jocelyn is an astrophysicist, best known for her discovery of ‘pulsars’ — rotating neutron stars that appear to pulse as the radio beam they emit sweeps repeatedly across the Earth. Her observation, made together with her supervisor, Antony Hewish, is considered to be one of the greatest astronomical ...

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell appointed Chancellor of the University of Dundee

19 Feb 2018

Graduate to climb Kilimanjaro in memory of mentor

A University of Dundee graduate will take on Africa’s tallest peak this month, in memory of her University supervisor and colleague, Dr Garry Sime. Zoe Paterson, who graduated with a degree in Dentistry in 2014, will set off to scale Kilimanjaro next week in memory of Dr Sime, who sadly died due to a stroke in 2016. Looking forward to taking on the 19,000ft ascent, Zoe said, “I actually wanted to take on Everest, but seeing as I’ve never climbed a mountain before I figured the tallest in Africa might be more achievable. “I’m climbing Kilimanjaro in memory of Dr Garry Sime whil...

Graduate to climb Kilimanjaro in memory of mentor

16 Feb 2018

£26,000 up for grabs at Venture 2018

More than 50 business ideas from students, staff and graduates of the University of Dundee will be scrutinised by judges responsible for awarding £26,000 of entrepreneurial support funding next week. The Venture 2018 competition will mark the culmination of the University’s annual Entrepreneurship Week on Friday 23 February. The challenge gives members of the University community the chance to put their ideas to leading business innovators and potential investors as they compete for cash prizes across seven categories. They will also be inspired by world record-breaking adventurer and Universit...

£26,000 up for grabs at Venture 2018

15 Feb 2018

Dundee students selected for Team Scotland

Students and graduates from the University of Dundee have been selected to join Team Scotland’s Women’s Hockey team for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018. The four newly selected athletes will join the likes of Olympians Katie Archibald and Eilidh Doyle as well as fellow Dundee graduate and Olympian Eilish McColgan as they don their strip for Scotland. Charlotte Watson, who is 19 years-old and originally from Dundee, is excited to join the squad. She said, “I couldn’t believe it when I was told we had been selected. It’s always an honour to put on the Scottish strip and I...

Dundee students selected for Team Scotland

15 Feb 2018

Saturday Series 2018

Scotland's oldest continuous free public lecture series returns to the University of Dundee next month with a line-up of prestigious, world-class speakers exploring ways of shaping the future. Now known as the Saturday Series, the programme will run from March through to May. This year's events will cover subjects including how body donation is changing modern medicine, mental health challenges and why young people should be included in policy making. The theme for this year's series is 'shaping the future' in recognition of 2018 being the Year of Young People. Speakers include prominent Dundee graduates L...

Saturday Series 2018