Son finds father’s ‘Branksy’ on campus

| 2018

A University of Dundee staff member was astonished to find a Bansky-esque tag of his father’s name in the foundations of a demolished building. Derek Brankin, Computer Systems Officer in the School of Science and Engineering, said his father’s graffiti, which is more than 50 years-old, caught his eye as he walked through campus past the Microcentre building which has just been demolished. He said, “I knew my father had worked on the Microcentre building when it was being built - he was a painter at the time - but he never told me he had left his mark! “The area uncovered by the demo...

Saltire Scholar Internship

| 2018

Name: Will Pearce Degree: MSci Physics and Renewable Energy Science Internship: Edinburgh Airport - UK "I found out about Saltire from a student who spoke to our class about an Internship she had completed in California a couple of years before. Immediately, I thought that sounds amazing but couldn't imagine myself getting picked for such a prestigious programme. The process is long and a lot of work, you need to be patient and work your way through it. Although it is a lot of effort, it is 100% worth it!" "My internship has been as an Energy Data Analyst for Edinburgh Airport. My job is to understand and ...

“Dundee is so peaceful, I really like it here” – Summer School students tell us what they have enjoyed most about their experience

| 2018

Beautiful, calming…and penguins! Some words to describe what our Summer School students thought of Dundee. Students from across China are experiencing what it’s like for students at the University of Dundee. Although the majority of students are majoring in STEM subjects, they have also had the chance to take part in lectures, workshops and tutorials from other areas such as art and design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and a range of subjects at the School of Social Sciences. They have also been set extracurricular activities, including promoting the University of Dundee...

Volunteering nets accolade for computer lecturer

| 2018

A University of Dundee lecturer has been honoured for his work in promoting science to the public. Dr Iain Murray, of the University’s Computing department, has been awarded the British Science Association’s (BSA) prestigious Sir Walter Bodmer Award for his decades of service to the charity. Currently the Treasurer of the BSA’s Tayside and Fife branch, Iain said that the accolade had come as a complete surprise to him. “It’s a real honour and I’m very flattered,” he said. “Some of my committee colleagues nominated me and it was only when I got an email from t...

Students take part in 'trip of a lifetime' in China

| 2018

A group of thirty students from across the University of Dundee have arrived in Shanghai to take part in this year's ECUST (East China University of Science and Technology) trip to China. Over the eight week trip the twenty-three students from School of Science and Engineering will joined other students from across the University, to study subjects including Chinese culture, Chinese traditional medicine, general engineering, civil engineering, healthcare, environment and global challenges. Although mainly based in ECUST in Shanghai, they will also spend one week at Hohai University in Nanjing. Professor Z...