21 Mar 2019

Dundee students breathe new life into rare texts

Historic texts held by the University of Dundee have been dusted down by a group of students to kick-start a creative chain reaction. Students from the English department’s MLitt Writing Practice and Study course have sought inspiration from historic books and poems to create new works, before asking students from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) to illustrate them. The project, named Vaulted Marvels, aims to highlight the wealth of thought-provoking volumes that lurk within the University’s archives, with a plan now under way to publish the re-im...

Dundee students breathe new life into rare texts

19 Mar 2019

‘She said yes!’ Grads get engaged on St Patrick’s Day

Move over Valentine, St Patrick’s Day may well be the most romantic day of the year, at least for two University of Dundee graduates. Having first met at a St Patrick’s Day celebration in Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) five years ago, Ryan Stewart and Clíodhna Grant returned at the weekend, back to where it all began. They soon had an even bigger reason to celebrate as Ryan used the auspicious day to propose to Clíodhna on Dundee’s iconic hill the Law, the highest point in the city. “It was almost impossible to keep it a secret,” said Ryan, ...

‘She said yes!’ Grads get engaged on St Patrick’s Day

19 Mar 2019

Balkan sensation set to sing in Dundee

Studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences for students, but undertaking a degree in a foreign country can also make them miss the sights and sounds of home. In an effort to make Dundee feel like a home-from-home, University of Dundee students will welcome famous Bulgarian singer, Tedi Eroteeva, as she performs at a Balkan Night on Thursday, 21st March. The event, which takes place at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA), will offer students, staff and members of the public the chance to hear music they may have never heard before. All of the proceeds from the night will g...

Balkan sensation set to sing in Dundee

18 Mar 2019

World stage for University expert

The University of Dundee’s Professor Niamh Nic Daeid will this week represent the institution at one of the largest global celebrations of science. Professor Nic Daeid, Director of the University’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS), is a panellist at the World Science Festival Brisbane 2019, which takes place in the Australian city from Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 March. Professor Nic Daeid will take part in several events at the Festival, which last year attracted 200,000 visitors. These will see her defend the need for high quality science to underpin forensic science, dis...

World stage for University expert

18 Mar 2019

Drought of knowledge threatens water supplies

The people of Scotland need to re-evaluate their relationship with water as part of a global effort to make supplies sustainable. Dr Emmanuel Akpabio, a research fellow at the University of Dundee, says that education is crucial in ensuring that safe, sustainable water supplies are available to every person, regardless of their location. A lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Uyo in Nigeria, Dr Akpabio is currently spending two years in Dundee researching water policy and its implementation around the world. To mark United Nations World Water Day on Friday 22 March, he will be hosting a talk, &...

Drought of knowledge threatens water supplies