6 Feb 2017

Nine Trades to help ease path to University

An organisation that celebrates the legacy of bonnet makers, fleshers and weavers is to help aspiring scientists, designers and engineers fulfil their academic potential at the University of Dundee. The historic Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee will provide financial support to help students who have missed out on higher education as a result of adversity. The organisation has pledged £27,000 to support bursaries for students on the University’s DUAL Access Summer School over the next three years. The money will fund 25 bursaries each year. University students who benefitted from Summer Schoo...

Nine Trades to help ease path to University

3 Feb 2017

Hairdresser raises money for vital cancer research

Hairdressers are always listening to their client’s problems, but Dundee stylist Kim Innes has had enough of hearing about one in particular. Kim, from Studio Hair Design in Broughty Ferry, was so tired of cancer affecting her clients that she decided to raise money for the University of Dundee’s Medical Oncology department. She set herself the challenge of taking the plunge into the cold, murky waters of Broughty Ferry at this year’s New Year’s Dook. Thanks to the generosity of her friends, family and customers, Kim managed to raise £900 and even won the event’s annual ...

Hairdresser raises money for vital cancer research

2 Feb 2017

Dundee lecturers team up with CBBC to solve a mystery

Two University of Dundee Forensic Science lecturers will star in a new CBBC TV show. Dr Lucina Hackman and Dr Catriona Davies, from the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), will feature in an episode of ‘All Over the Workplace’. The programme, which airs Wednesday, 8th February, aims to give children an insight into a range of careers open to them when they grow up. The show follows two young children, called Edwin and Leila, who will take on the role of Forensic Scientists under the guidance of Dr Hackman and Dr Davies. Bones of unknown origin have washed up on the shores of Mo...

Dundee lecturers team up with CBBC to solve a mystery

30 Jan 2017

The Dundee International Book Prize 2017 to open for entries

The prestigious Dundee International Book Prize will open for unpublished authors to polish their manuscripts and stake their claim for £5,000 and a publishing deal with Freight Books. Submissions are being sought for the 2017 award from Monday, 30th January. The prize also offers a week of protected writing time in the City of Discovery as well as the coveted publishing contract and cash prize. Writers with a spellbinding, unpublished novel have until midnight on Monday, 13th March to enter the competition, which attracts hundreds of entries every year. All will be read before a shortlist is drawn u...

The Dundee International Book Prize 2017 to open for entries

27 Jan 2017

Social Bite founder for Entrepreneurship Week 2017

A public lecture from one of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs is among the highlights of the University of Dundee’s first Entrepreneurship Week, aimed at giving students, staff and graduates support to turn their ideas into successful businesses. Josh Littlejohn MBE, founder of Social Bite and BrewGooder will give the inaugural Principal’s Lecture in Entrepreneurship, telling the story of how he founded his social enterprise projects and helped raise millions of pounds for charity. The public lecture takes place on Thursday 23rd February. “I am delighted that we are welcoming J...

Social Bite founder for Entrepreneurship Week 2017