15 Nov 2016

Busking, bars and blackboards

Primary teacher Adam Fortune will graduate from the University of Dundee this week – just a couple of hundreds of yards from where he used to busk during his student days in the city. Adam (27), originally from Campbeltown but who now lives in Perth, will receive his Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education (PGDE) at the University’s Winter Graduation ceremony on the morning of Thursday, 17th November. During his undergraduate days in Dundee, Adam would spend the weekends playing his guitar and singing to crowds of shoppers who passed by his pitch by the popular dragon statue on High Street. A...

Busking, bars and blackboards

14 Nov 2016

University and LJR+H Architects’ work stars in ‘Grand Designs’

Flagship architecture show Grand Designs is this month shining the spotlight on a rural dwelling designed by the University of Dundee’s Professor Graeme Hutton which it has named as one of the best homes in Britain. ‘Zinc House’, near Monikie, is in the running for the 'Grand Designs/RIBA Best House in Britain 2016' award. As such, an extended segment extoling its many virtues will feature on the Channel 4 show, which attracts audiences of up to three million for each episode, on Thursday 24th November at 9pm, The building is also the subject of a six-page spread in the latest edition of ...

University and LJR+H Architects’ work stars in ‘Grand Designs’

10 Nov 2016

Dental nurse who travelled 6495 miles to study at Dundee

The University of Dundee has welcomed one of its newest students, Michelle Green, a resident of the remote island Tristan Da Cunha. Michelle will eventually be Tristan’s onsite dental nurse and has come to the University to improve her skills. She said, “I was really nervous and scared about making the trip to Dundee, it’s a lot bigger than what I’m used to. “I’m here to learn everything I can about dental work, from children to dentures. Hopefully I’ll be able to match up to the Hygienist back home, though she’s got 30 something years on me.” Tristan ...

Dental nurse who travelled 6495 miles to study at Dundee

10 Nov 2016

University gets active for transgender students

Students from the University of Dundee’s LGBT+ Society have teamed up with The Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE) to pilot a new project, which will allow trans and gender non-conforming students supported access to the gym and sports teams. Recent estimates suggest that 1 in 200 people identify with being trans and gender non-conforming. Those who align with this can suffer dysphoria and risk of harassment, a barrier when accessing clearly gendered facilities including sporting services. The pilot project, which is open to students from both Dundee and Abertay Universitie...

University gets active for transgender students

9 Nov 2016

Award for ‘outstanding’ research

Scientists from the University of Dundee have written one of the five most outstanding research papers of the past year, according to a prestigious academic journal. An international study led by Professor Chim Lang and Dr Graham Rena at Dundee’s Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine showed how Metformin, the world’s most commonly used Type 2 diabetes drug, may be ‘repurposed’ to treat non-diabetic conditions. The paper was published in Circulation Research in August and has been named in the journal’s Best Manuscript Awards 2016 alongside four other scientific papers fr...

Award for ‘outstanding’ research