17 Sep 2018

Research reveals secrets of Shetland tsunamis

Shetland has been hit by at least two more tsunamis in the past 10,000 years than previously thought, and scientists are working to identify where the giant waves originated. Around 8,200 years ago, the Storegga submarine landslide off the coast of Norway caused a 20-metre high tsunami to sweep across Shetland. Sands found at various points across the isles, mainland Scotland and in Norway, the Faroe Isles and Greenland proved the tsunami’s towering height, and the event has been well-reported. Scientists funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) have identified sands on Shetland that...

Research reveals secrets of Shetland tsunamis

13 Sep 2018

New TV murder investigation series features University forensic expert

University of Dundee forensic scientist Dr Helen Meadows will be sharing her expertise in a new ten-part TV series looking at the role of the police and other experts in some of the most challenging murder cases in the UK and USA. The series ‘How I caught the killer’ launches on Sky Witness tomorrow (Thursday 13 September) at 10pm. Produced by Woodcut Media the series, narrated by former police officer and Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding, takes an in-depth look at what it is like to be a police officer working on murder cases. Dr Meadows, an expert in hand identification and vein pattern analy...

New TV murder investigation series features University forensic expert

13 Sep 2018

Legal Recruitment Fair a “win-win situation”

The next generation of legal professionals can put prospective employers in the dock as the University of Dundee prepares to host one of the sector’s largest recruitment fairs. Hundreds of students and graduates are expected to descend on the University’s Bonar Hall on Monday 17 September to meet with legal firms from across the United Kingdom. With Dundee ranked third in the UK for Law by the Guardian University Guide 2019, renowned national and international firms such as Womble Bond Dickinson, Pinsent Masons, and Dickson Minto will be among those looking to speak to students, alongside emine...

Legal Recruitment Fair a “win-win situation”

12 Sep 2018

New forum marks 50 years of Scottish social work

A celebration of Scotland’s social work past is to be used as a launch pad to shape the sector’s future. Leading figures from within the field will meet at the University of Dundee on Thursday for ‘Talking Social Work’, a new professional forum aimed at debating key issues affecting the occupation. Dundee lecturing staff are to be joined by social workers from across Angus, Dundee, Fife, and Perth and Kinross for the inaugural meeting, to be held at the University’s Dalhousie Building. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968, Tim Armstrong, ...

New forum marks 50 years of Scottish social work

10 Sep 2018

Public’s help sought on environmental “right to know”

Researchers from the University of Dundee are seeking the public’s help with a project exploring the efficacy of laws surrounding the right of access to environmental information. Legislation enshrines the right to access a range of environmental information held by Scottish public authorities but these laws are subject to considerable debate. While some denounce them as a pointless and costly burden on public authorities, others defend a valuable safeguard for the environment and argue that existing legislation does not go far enough. The research team, from the University’s School of Social S...

Public’s help sought on environmental “right to know”