18 Jan 2019

Taking a bite out of bad dental habits

University of Dundee students helped local primary school pupils to brush up on their dental health on Friday. Toothy Tigers, a student-led educational initiative from the University’s School of Dentistry, visited St Paul’s RC Academy to highlight the importance of good oral health to around 200 P7 pupils from local cluster schools. The team of eight dental students demonstrated to pupils how to look after their teeth, showing them how to brush correctly and highlighting how sugary snacks and drinks can take a bite out of their pearly whites. Professor Peter Mossey from the School of Dentistry ...

Taking a bite out of bad dental habits

16 Jan 2019

Businesses urged to support creative talent

The University of Dundee is once again inviting businesses to support some of the UK’s top young artists, designers and architects as they prepare for the biggest event of their careers to date. The ‘Friends of the Show’ scheme helps ensure the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show provides the best possible platform for graduating students. Packages range from £250-£1000 and come with a range of opportunities for Friends. The Degree Show is one of the highlights of Dundee’s cultural calendar, attracting around 15,000 visitors ann...

Businesses urged to support creative talent

14 Jan 2019

Tablet towers over Ben Nevis + 2 x Shard to raise cancer research funds

If the UK’s tallest building was built on top of its tallest mountain then the resulting structure would still be dwarfed by a ‘tower of tablet’ that has raised more than £75,000 for breast cancer research at the University of Dundee. Fiona Edwards has been selling her homemade tablet at running events and through friends and family around Tayside and Fife since 2003 to support researchers at the University. In 2018, she raised over £7,400, bringing her total to £75,490. Fiona will hand over a cheque for the money raised last year at the Clinical Research Centre, Ninewel...

Tablet towers over Ben Nevis + 2 x Shard to raise cancer research funds

11 Jan 2019

Former rector hails Dundee academics

University of Dundee academics whose ground-breaking work transform lives around the world have been hailed by former Rector Stephen Fry. The actor, broadcaster, comedian and writer praised the winners of this year’s Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research at a presentation ceremony at the University on Friday. Designed to celebrate the sharing of the world-class research carried out at Dundee, the accolades highlight the project and individual deemed to have made the greatest contribution to public engagement over the past year. The winner of the Public Engagement Projec...

Former rector hails Dundee academics

11 Jan 2019

Sport science conference to energise city economy

Cash registers throughout Dundee can expect a workout when the city’s two universities host a major sport and exercise science conference. More than £250,000 is expected to be generated for the local economy when the University of Dundee and Abertay University co-host the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) annual student conference in April. An estimated 250 delegates from across the UK are expected to attend the two-day event, with Dr Audrey Duncan, Sport and Exercise Science Manager at the University of Dundee’s Institute of Sport and Exercise, saying, “It ...

Sport science conference to energise city economy