25 Jun 2018

Maths award to recognise links to Northern Ireland

From Danny Blanchflower to Snow Patrol, the University of Dundee has a proud history of welcoming Northern Irish students to Scotland and a new award, presented for the first time last week, celebrates this relationship. The University of Dundee Mathematics Award will be given to Northern Ireland’s top performing student in GCSE Mathematics each year. The inaugural prize has been shared by James Pratt of Methodist College in Belfast and Anna Trimble of Wallace High School in Lisburn. Dundee representatives visited Methodist College last week to present James with his award, while Anna will receive he...

Maths award to recognise links to Northern Ireland

22 Jun 2018

Third time's the charm for Brown sisters

The last of three prize-winning sisters will add the latest chapter to an amazing story of family success at graduation this week. Kirsty Brown, originally from Biggar, said her family are quite well versed in graduation proceedings but may still shed a tear as they say a final farewell to the University.  Combined together the Brown sisters have spent more than 11 years at the University. Kirsty, said, “I suppose it has become a bit of a tradition. My eldest sister, Eilidh, started studying Medicine in 2007 and graduated in June 2012 -...

Third time's the charm for Brown sisters

22 Jun 2018

Wimberley Award 2018 shared by Charlie and Matilda

A young Scot helped into higher education by a pioneering widening access scheme and an English student who applied on a last-minute whim have shared the most prestigious award given to University of Dundee students. Charlie Kleboe-Rogers and Matilda Sherwood have been named as the joint winners of this year’s Wimberley Award, given to the student or students who have made the most distinguished contribution to university life. Charlie (21) graduated in Product Design on Wednesday afternoon while Matilda (23) crossed the Caird Hall stage to collect her International Relations and Politics degree on T...

Wimberley Award 2018 shared by Charlie and Matilda

21 Jun 2018

Graduate gains Law degree against all odds

Katherine Wade will graduate with first-class honours from the University of Dundee this week after overcoming years of adversity, which threatened her dream of studying Law. Katherine always dreamed of being a lawyer, but when she was 13 years-old she was diagnosed with severe epilepsy and had to take a year out of school until her doctors were able to find the right medication to stabilise her condition. Less than a year later she was also diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Already suffering, Katherine’s life was once again thrown into turmoil as her father passed away when she was 15 years-old. She s...

Graduate gains Law degree against all odds

20 Jun 2018

“I’m not stopping now” says ground-breaking graduate

A pioneering University of Dundee student is eyeing up a career in academia after a search for a night class led to her obtaining a degree. Fiona Dixon said that she had only wanted to broaden her horizons when she started looking for a suitable subject to study in 2012. However, as the mother of five from Dundee prepares to become one of the University’s first part-time students to graduate with honours, she admits that her unintended return to higher education has prompted her to consider a career in the field. The 47-year-old will collect her First Class MA with joint honours in English and Histor...

“I’m not stopping now” says ground-breaking graduate