30 Nov 2017

University tackles period poverty

Students and staff at the University of Dundee will make 10,000 sanitary products freely available to raise awareness of the issue of period poverty. Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) and the University’s Student Services are combining their efforts to provide the items this Friday, ahead of a Scottish Government commitment to supply free sanitary products across schools, colleges and universities next year. Sharon Sweeney, Student Funding Officer, said, “It is crucial that the University supports an initiative that means women do not have to forego their dignity or health du...

University tackles period poverty

29 Nov 2017

Threats and opportunities for ‘Renewables After Brexit’

Delegates at a major University of Dundee conference later this week will hear how Brexit has the potential to derail Scotland’s prospering renewable energy industry. The warning will come from Professor Peter Cameron, Director of the University’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, when he addresses the ‘Renewables After Brexit’ event at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Friday 1 December. Former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond will deliver a keynote speech at the conference, which will see experts from the renewables, legal, financial and politi...

Threats and opportunities for ‘Renewables After Brexit’

29 Nov 2017

New comic tells the story of fibromyalgia

A series of comics designed to inform the public about common but poorly understood conditions launches this week with the first edition focusing on fibromyalgia. Writers, comic artists and health professionals from the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside will celebrate the publication of ‘Fibromyalgia and Us’ this Friday. The new comic explores the long-term condition which can often cause intense pain and/or fatigue all over the body and the impact it can have on individual patients and their families. Written by those living with this condition, in collaboration with a doctor and physiother...

New comic tells the story of fibromyalgia

24 Nov 2017

University staff raise five-figure sum at Bollywood bash.

Staff from the University of Dundee have raised over £14,000 for medical research by hosting a Bollywood Ball in the city. The money raised at the Apex City Quay Hotel on Saturday 4 November will be used to help to fund research for diabetes, cancer, neurology and cardiovascular conditions. Attendees were treated to a three-course meal and entertainment was provided by the Dance Ihayami group from Edinburgh, who had the crowd up dancing like Bollywood stars. Organiser Shobna Vasishta said, “This was my 20th fundraising charity ball and I had a fantastic team working with me to make this a succe...

University staff raise five-figure sum at Bollywood bash.

24 Nov 2017

Leaders go into forensic detail

Key figures in the multi-million pound Tay Cities Deal bid have visited the University of Dundee’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science to find out more about the proposed JustTech project. As part of the bid’s drive to exploit the area’s strengths in digital innovation and to create, stimulate and protect jobs it is seeking investment to support a Forensic Science Catapult Centre and a new innovation cluster at the University. Dundee currently leads the UK in Forensic Science research and has an opportunity through Tay Cities Deal support to rapidly step-change to global leade...

Leaders go into forensic detail