31 Jul 2019

Student’s party plans postponed for Alzheimer’s charity trek

A University of Dundee student will forgo his 21st birthday celebrations in order to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK by walking the entire length of the Outer Hebrides alone. Curtis Large, who studies European Politics in Dundee, has chosen to swap a birthday bash for the breath-taking backdrop of the Western Isles this month as he plans to trek 173 miles for a cause close to his heart. Giving himself a fortnight to complete the walk, the final year student from Nottingham said his birthday was the best opportunity he could think of to raise awareness of dementia, which affects more than 850,...

Student’s party plans postponed for Alzheimer’s charity trek

31 Jul 2019

Researchers make critical cell division discovery

Researchers at the University of Dundee have solved one of the mysteries of cell division, a discovery which may shed light on cancer development and one day help develop new drugs to treat the disease. Humans are made of approximately 37 trillion cells, all of which need to be constantly replaced with exact copies when they become old or damaged through an orderly process called cell division, or mitosis. Depending on the location of the cells in specific tissues and organs, the cell division axis determines the correct positioning of the new cells in tissues. When this process goes wrong it can contribut...

Researchers make critical cell division discovery

30 Jul 2019

History of Dundee’s public art showcased in exhibition

A new exhibition at the University of Dundee will explore the role that culture has played in the city’s regeneration over the past four decades. ‘Art for All: The Pioneering Story of Public Art in Dundee’, which opens at the Lamb Gallery in Tower Building on Friday 2 August, showcases some of the 500 sculptures, murals, paintings and other pieces of public art to be found across the city. Over the past year, the University’s Museum Services have been leading a major project to research, catalogue and promote Dundee’s public art. This exhibition showcases photographs of artwor...

History of Dundee’s public art showcased in exhibition

30 Jul 2019

Philipp's watch hands over the future of design

A new range of ‘community-designed’ watches will have enthusiasts ticking with pride this month, as a Kickstarter to see it land on wrists goes live. Philipp Schoenfisch, creator of the ‘Wayfarer’ and designer-in-residence at Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD), said more than 300 watch collectors have come forward to help advise on the final design of his watch, from fit and finish to colours. The ‘Wayfarer’, the first in a range of collaborative watches planned by the German designer under the brand Akura, will go from web-idea to w...

Philipp's watch hands over the future of design

26 Jul 2019

Summer of study bring joys for students

Hundreds of University of Dundee learners had a spring in their step on Friday after completing their path towards higher education. More than 200 attendees of the Access and Online Summer School were honoured after completing the six-and-a-half week programme. The initiatives provide intensive preparation and alternative routes into degree courses for students whose true academic potential is often masked by circumstance. Dr John Blicharski, Course Director, said, “Our Access Summer Schools allow more people to fulfil their ambition of attending university by providing them with the necessary prepar...

Summer of study bring joys for students