9 Nov 2016

University to honour outstanding alumni at Winter Graduation

The University of Dundee will honour three of our outstanding alumni at this year’s Winter Graduation ceremonies on November 17th and 18th. Children’s author Pamela Butchart, leading lawyer Joyce Cullen and Dr Niall Elliott, Team GB’s Chief Medical Officer for the Olympics, will all be given honorary degrees at the ceremonies in Caird Hall in Dundee, alongside hundreds of new graduates. All three are already graduates of the University and have gone on to considerable success in their chosen fields. “In choosing our honorary graduands we look for people who are inspiring to our stud...

University to honour outstanding alumni at Winter Graduation

8 Nov 2016

Professor Sue Black receives her Damehood

Professor Sue Black, one of the world’s foremost experts in forensic anthropology, today received her Damehood from HM The Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Professor Black was named in The Queen’s 90th birthday Honours earlier this year. She is Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) and co-Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, based at the University of Dundee. Her forensic expertise has been crucial to a number of high-profile criminal cases, including the conviction of Scotland’s largest paedophile ring in 2009 and more re...

Professor Sue Black receives her Damehood

8 Nov 2016

University moves up a gear with Cycle Friendly Award

The University of Dundee has been named Cycle Friendly Campus of the Year, an award recognising the institution’s efforts to promote sustainable travel. The award was presented at Cycling Scotland’s inaugural award ceremony and celebrates the University as the first campus in Scotland to achieved Cycle Friendly status through its five-year strategy to build a sustainable transport hub. Initiatives include solar-powered electric bike recharging stations as well as an inner tube vending machine and an outdoor maintenance stand. Trudy Cunningham, Environment and Sustainability Officer at the Unive...

University moves up a gear with Cycle Friendly Award

8 Nov 2016

Dennis is winner of ‘The Scholarship’ 2016

This year’s winner of ‘The Scholarship’, the Apprentice-style radio reality show that offers talented Ghanaian students the chance to win a fully paid postgraduate place in Scotland, has matriculated at the University of Dundee. Dennis Asare’s prize, worth £30,000, includes a one-year postgraduate scholarship for the MSc Energy Studies course and travel, living, and learning material allowances. The initiative is a joint collaboration operated by Accra-based radio station Joy FM and educational consultancy firm Go Study Abroad. Each hour-long instalment of The Scholarship feat...

Dennis is winner of ‘The Scholarship’ 2016

7 Nov 2016

Dundee and Abertay students raise thousands for vulnerable children around the world

Students from the Islamic Societies at the Universities of Dundee and Abertay raised almost £10,000 in one night for vulnerable children and orphans around the world. The students, who form part of an international effort which sees fundraising from afar afield as Qatar and Canada for Islamic Relief, look likely to exceed their £15,000 target this year. Aiming to raise as much money as possible in one week for orphans and needy children, they ran a series of fundraising events from an international food festival to a football tournament and managed to raise £9,406 during their Charity Din...

Dundee and Abertay students raise thousands for vulnerable children around the world