9 Aug 2017

Dundee ranked in UK’s top 10 for student satisfaction

The University of Dundee is ranked 9th in the UK in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), achieving a top 10 place for a second successive year. The University recorded overall satisfaction of 90 per cent, well above the sector average of 84 per cent, and was ranked 2nd in Scotland. These positive results follow on from the University being given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the results of which were published in June.  The survey, completed by 80 per cent of final year students, asks 27 questions across eight themes relat...

Dundee ranked in UK’s top 10 for student satisfaction

7 Aug 2017

Masters Show 2017

Postgraduate students will take over Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design later this month when it hosts the Masters Show 2017. Transformative design and visually stunning art from six of the UK’s most innovative and exciting postgraduate courses – MSC Animation & VFX, MFA Art & Humanities, MFA Art Society & Publics, MSC Forensic Art & Facial Identification, MSC Medical Art and MDes Comics & Graphic Novels – will be exhibited. The Masters Show opens with a preview on Friday, 18th August and runs until Saturday, 27th August. Seventy-two students are taking ...

Masters Show 2017

4 Aug 2017

UV light treatment offers better outcomes for skin disease sufferers

Routine prescribing of UV light treatment for severe skin conditions could significantly reduce the use of steroid creams and tablets while improving patient outcomes, according to new research from the University of Dundee. Patients who experience the most severe forms of diseases such as psoriasis or eczema find their lives blighted by their conditions. Steroid creams are frequently prescribed but these can cause quite serious side effects and, in the case of bad psoriasis or eczema, can prove inadequate to bring the disease under control. In such instances patients may be referred to a dermatologist for...

UV light treatment offers better outcomes for skin disease sufferers

3 Aug 2017

Babies learn from day one, new study shows

Babies have the capacity to learn from social experiences in their first days of life, a new study from Psychology researchers at the University of Dundee has revealed. The study, which involved more than 80 infants, demonstrated that they showed signs of learning from repeated social interactions even in their first two days. Researchers administered the `still face procedure’, a well-established technique where someone interacting with the child essentially freezes in the middle of the conversation and ignores them for a few minutes. The babies became distressed (something that also happens in olde...

Babies learn from day one, new study shows

1 Aug 2017

Student to develop new sign language for science

A University of Dundee student is taking matters into his own hands this summer as he develops new sign language for specialist biological terms currently missing from formal British Sign Language (BSL). Liam Mcmulkin, a second year Life Sciences student who has been deaf since birth, came up with the idea after becoming frustrated at the lack of complex scientific terms in BSL. BSL is used by approximately 87,000 people across the UK but the scientific lexicon effectively stops at advanced higher level/A-level in school, meaning complex terms which are used in cutting-edge research have to be spelled out ...

Student to develop new sign language for science