Social Sciences

16 Nov 2017

‘There goes the Neighbourhood’ – 22-23 November

The ingredients that make for successful – and not so successful – neighbourhoods will be explored at a University of Dundee symposium later this month. ‘There goes the Neighbourhood’ will take place on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 November. It is being organised by Dundee-based members of the Academy of Urbanism, an organisation that seeks to celebrate great places across the world and the people and organisations that create and sustain them. The first day takes the form of a study trip to Broughty Ferry, a finalist in the Academy of Urbanism’s Great Neighbourhood Award, whi...

‘There goes the Neighbourhood’ – 22-23 November

1 Nov 2017

PhD Studentship – School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences is pleased to announce 3 fully-funded studentships across the following disciplines: Accounting & Finance Architecture Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) Economic Studies Geography & Environmental Science Law Management Studies Politics Psychology Town & Regional Planning As part of a large, growing and supportive research community, the successful candidate will also benefit from being a member of the wider University research community.  Applicants are expected to have a good undergraduate degree and have successfully complete...

26 Sep 2017

Annual Student Awards Ceremony

‌ 25 undergraduate students from the University of Dundee have had their outstanding academic performance recognised at the School of Law’s annual awards ceremony.Prizes were presented to students from all years of study, with several high-achieving undergraduates winning a number of awards. The prizes recognise exceptional achievements during the last academic year.Discipline Lead Mr Stuart Cross, congratulated the prize-winners, saying, "There is no better way to begin a new academic year than by publicly acknowledging the achievements of our students, and the dedication, hard w...

Annual Student Awards Ceremony

18 Sep 2017

'Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes our Moods’

University of Dundee academics are to work with children and vulnerable adults from the city to explore the links between their local environment and emotional wellbeing. The team behind 'Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes our Moods’ will ask the group about the places that both positively and negatively impact upon their mood and the reasons for the feelings they invoke. Participants will be asked to photograph various locations they travel to throughout the city and to record when such places bring about a change in mood. “The aim of the project is to build awareness of the ways in which our ...

'Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes our Moods’

14 Sep 2017

Uncovering the Environment

Two academics in the School of Social Sciences have been awarded a major grant to study public access to environmental information.  The £350,000 award from the ESRC to Prof. Colin Reid (Law) and Dr. Jonathan Mendel (Geography) will allow them to examine how laws enabling the public to obtain information are being used and whether they are making a difference to environmental governance.  The law has given people the right to require public authorities to release information about the environment since the early 1990s, but there have been no studies of how far the aims of greater transparen...

Architecture & Urban Planning

16 Nov 2017

‘There goes the Neighbourhood’ – 22-23 November

The ingredients that make for successful – and not so successful – neighbourhoods will be explored at a University of Dundee symposium later this month. ‘There goes the Neighbourhood’ will take place on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 November. It is being organised by Dundee-based members of the Academy of Urbanism, an organisation that seeks to celebrate great places across the world and the people and organisations that create and sustain them. The first day takes the form of a study trip to Broughty Ferry, a finalist in the Academy of Urbanism’s Great Neighbourhood Award, whi...

‘There goes the Neighbourhood’ – 22-23 November

Business

17 Nov 2017

Winter graduation prize-winners

Our winter graduation ceremony of 2017 was a chance for our postgraduate students and their families to celebrate their hard work and excellent achievements.  As part of the day, we also celebrated the extra achievements of our students at the School of Business prize-giving.  This year we welcomed colleagues from industry who came along to share in the success of our students and to hand-out a number of the prizes that were so generoulsy sponsored by their organisations. A big thank you to: - MMG Archbold Chartered Accountants - EQ Chartered Accountants  - Henderson Loggie Chartered Account...

Winter graduation prize-winners

Energy Law & Policy (CEPMLP)

16 Nov 2017

CEPMLP co-sponsorship of the 5th Annual Conference on International Energy Arbitration

  Presented by The Institute for Transnational Arbitration and The Institute for Energy Law of The Center for American and International Law and The ICC International Court of Arbitration. Co-Sponsored by the Houston International Arbitration Club, Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Dundee Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy. Now the definitive annual program on international arbitration in the energy sector, the ITA, IEL and ICC join again th...

Law

13 Nov 2017

Recent graduate Dr Vimal Vasu has published a paper

Dr Vimal Vasu,  a Consultant in Neonatal Medicine and a recent graduate of the Healthcare Law and Ethics Distance Learning Masters Programme, has published a paper in (2017) British Medical Journal Paediatrics.  Entitled 'Pilot evaluation of parental and professional views regarding consent in neonatal medicine by telephone interviews and questionnaires', the paper reports the author's empirical research project. This also formed the basis of Dr Vasu's Master's dissertation, which was supervised by Professor Pamela Ferguson. The study found that&n...

Psychology

20 Sep 2017

Graduates win top prizes at Undergraduate Awards

Two University of Dundee graduates have won global honours at the Undergraduate Awards, the largest international academic accolade programme.Martha Andrews has won the Architecture and Design award and Jordan Skrynka took the honours in the Psychology category.  Both won in the face of fierce competition from students around the world.The students were asked to submit an essay that covers a subject within their field.Martha, who graduated in Interior & Environmental Design in June, wrote about her final-year project where she explored how interior design could help create a happier environme...

Graduates win top prizes at Undergraduate Awards

Politics

28 Sep 2017

The 2017 University of Dundee Conference on The New Cold War: EU Relations with the Post-Soviet Space

A conference to discuss developing matters in Russian, European and Asian Politics was held in the Dalhousie Building on the 23rd September 2017.  The event, which was organised by research students Ioanna Mavromati and Fikret Sendil, was well attended, with senior researchers coming from as far afield as Greece and PhD candidates from Italy and Portugal. The conference followed four themes: Post-soviet space: Government and politics of the post-Soviet space;  Security Issues in the post-Soviet space: NATO and EU enlargemen; Securitization and Media:         &...

The 2017 University of Dundee Conference on The New Cold War: EU Relations with the Post-Soviet Space