22 Apr 2019

‘Selfless’ charity founder inspires student’s work

A Dundee woman who founded a pioneering charity to help people living with a rare disease has inspired the artwork of a local student. Nicole McLaughlin, an Illustration student at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, described Margaret Grant MBE as ‘an incredible, selfless woman’ after handing over four, specially-produced clay plates to the Brittle Bone Society at its headquarters in the city. The 27-year-old made the gesture after learning about Margaret’s story and the work of the charity she founded through a project for her studies. &ld...

‘Selfless’ charity founder inspires student’s work

19 Apr 2019

Art to question what it means to be queer

A new exhibition exploring what it means to be queer will go on display at the University of Dundee this month. ‘The Queer Dot’ which will feature artwork from current students and graduates relating to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, non-binary and queer experiences, will open to the public on Monday 22nd April at 5.30pm. The exhibition, designed and put together by eleven students from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), invites the public to look at life through a queer lens and question what they think they know about ‘being queer’. &l...

Art to question what it means to be queer

19 Apr 2019

How gunshot residue could plot against you

Photo by William Isted on Unsplash   It may sound like an irrational fear, but what is the likelihood of being tried for firing a gun you have never touched? To find out the answer, a material scientist from the University of Dundee and a Scottish legal expert will hold court at the Crime Café to explain how such a possibility could land you in the dock. Dr Hervé Ménard, Principal Investigator at the University’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, will be joined by Brian McConnachie QC for the latest Crime Café event, to t...

How gunshot residue could plot against you

18 Apr 2019

Dundee students set to scrum in national rugby final

University of Dundee rugby players will swap the lecture hall for the lineout next week they take on Aberdeenshire RFC in the Men’s Rugby National Bowl Final. The Dundee Uni Medics (DUMS) Rugby team, who will take to the pitch at Murrayfield in front of thousands of rugby fans on Saturday 27 April, said getting to the final is a dream come true for the self-coached Dundee students. Fullback Mark Smith, President of DUMS Rugby team, said, “To get to a National Final at Murrayfield is huge for a small club like ourselves, especially since we only joined the regional leagues in 2013.  “...

Dundee students set to scrum in national rugby final

17 Apr 2019

City set for biggest week of art and design

Hundreds of the country’s top young creative talents are currently working on their final-year projects at the University of Dundee in the knowledge that their exhibits will be at the heart of the city’s biggest week of art and design to date. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show is always a highlight of the city’s cultural calendar but with this year’s exhibition being the first to take place since the opening of V&A Dundee, the week of 18-26 May is set to be extra special. Last year’s Degree Show attracted a record attendance of ...

City set for biggest week of art and design