20 Feb 2019

Ace weekend on the cards for volleyball alumni

The University of Dundee’s campus will experience a spike in visitors this weekend when a special anniversary celebration is served up for former members of its volleyball club now scattered across three continents. More than 60 alumni will return to their alma mater to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary. A series of challenge matches featuring alumni and current members of the club will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 23 February before a meal, reception and ceilidh are held at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) that evening. The volleyball club was one of the foun...

Ace weekend on the cards for volleyball alumni

19 Feb 2019

‘Gamification’ to help develop tools to assist in hearing access

University of Dundee researchers are to explore how techniques used in board games can be used to help people with hearing difficulties participate in group environments. ‘Gamification’ describes the application of typical elements of game playing to other areas of activity. Researchers from the University’s Computing department will work with social enterprise company Ideas for Ears to investigate hearing access issues present within group conversation environments and how gamification may help address these. Eleven million people in the UK have some form of hearing loss and every person...

‘Gamification’ to help develop tools to assist in hearing access

19 Feb 2019

Lessons from forensics expert to be examined live

A forensic anthropologist who helped identify victims of the 9/11 terror attack on the Pentagon, will share his lessons from the field with members of the public next week when he comes to the University of Dundee. The internationally-renowned Bob Mann, a Professor of Anatomy and Pathology at the University of Hawaii’s School of Medicine, will deliver his talk to the public on Thursday 28 February during a visit to Dundee. Professor Mann, who has written five books and more than 120 scientific publications, was the Deputy Scientific Director of the largest forensic skeletal identi...

Lessons from forensics expert to be examined live

18 Feb 2019

New fund to help more University athletes meet their goals

The starting gun has been fired on a new initiative to help more University of Dundee athletes go for glory. The Sports Union Alumni Fund has been launched with the aim of purchasing new equipment that will improve performance and increase participation and accessibility among students. The project gives Dundee graduates, members of the public, and businesses the opportunity to contribute to the sustainable development of University sports clubs to help fulfil the athletic ambitions of every student. Mark Beaumont, University Rector and ultra-endurance cyclist, said that he fully supported the new fund, sa...

New fund to help more University athletes meet their goals

15 Feb 2019

University of Dundee to provide new Graduate Apprenticeship opportunities

The University of Dundee has been selected to provide Graduate Apprenticeships as part of a major collaboration with Skills Development Scotland (SDS). A total of 110 places are to be funded by the skills provider, with the University working in partnership with employers to provide qualifications in subjects covering Business, Civil and Manufacturing Engineering, IT, and Software. It will allow Graduate Apprentices to combine their tuition at Dundee while working at an organisation involved in their relevant sector of study. Having first teamed up with SDS in 2017, Kirsty Scott, Industrial Liaison Officer...

University of Dundee to provide new Graduate Apprenticeship opportunities