21 Jun 2016

Dundee student to become Scotland’s oldest graduate

At 86 years-young, Alex Stewart will become Scotland’s oldest graduate, and possibly one with the most degrees when he graduates from the University of Dundee tomorrow. Alex, who left school at 14, did not return to education until the tender age of 65 when he enrolled on the University’s New Opportunities Course through Dundee College in 1995. Over the next decade, he attained five degrees including ones in Philosophy, American Studies and Town & Regional Planning. In doing so, he followed in the footsteps of all three of his sons who also graduated from Dundee. Alex will be presented with...

Dundee student to become Scotland’s oldest graduate

21 Jun 2016

Graduation allows friends and family to remember beloved artist

Graduation is an emotional time for all involved but the University of Dundee’s ceremony on Wednesday afternoon will take on special significance for the family of the late Connor Craig. Connor, remembered as a modest, generous and inclusive conversationalist by his fellow students, tragically passed away in March at the age of only 23. He had formed strong friendships at the University, and his loss is still felt across Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design where he was studying Art, Philosophy, Contemporary Practices. Connor will be awarded a posthumous degree at the Caird Hall on Wedne...

Graduation allows friends and family to remember beloved artist

20 Jun 2016

Exhibitions and awards for Degree Show stars

Almost 150 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design graduates, who wowed visitors to last month’s Degree Show, are set to receive nationwide exposure after being selected for prestigious exhibitions. Sixty-seven graduating students from the Product Design, Jewellery & Metal Design, Digital Interaction Design, and Textile Design courses at Duncan of Jordanstone, part of the University of Dundee, will be exhibiting at the New Designers exhibition, which takes place in London over two tranches from 29th June to 2nd July. Another 22 graphic design and illustration graduates will be exhibitin...

Exhibitions and awards for Degree Show stars

20 Jun 2016

Two babies and four degrees push medic Pippa to the limit

For most people, the prospect of becoming a parent during their studies would be daunting but University of Dundee graduand Pippa Bell pushed herself further by having a second baby while studying for her degree in Medicine. Pippa (38), from Roxburgh in the Borders, gave birth to her daughter Elizabeth between the first and second years of her course and followed up with son Douglas less than 12 months later. The rest of her degree passed without Pippa and husband Steven adding to their family further but night feeds, nappies, teething and tantrums meant overcoming obstacles that her classmates didn’...

Two babies and four degrees push medic Pippa to the limit

16 Jun 2016

Second major design award for ‘Zinc House’

A rural dwelling designed by the University of Dundee’s Professor Graeme Hutton and local firm Leadingham Jameson Rogers + Hynd to blend seamlessly into its surroundings has won a second major architecture prize. The team behind ‘Zinc-House’ near Monikie received a Royal Incorporation of Architects In Scotland (RIAS) Award at the organisation’s annual ceremony in Glasgow last night. The accolade follows on from their success in the Best Residence category of the Scottish Design Awards earlier this month. The University/LJR+H partnership had previously won both awards in 2009 for the...

Second major design award for ‘Zinc House’