Social Sciences

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...

14 Aug 2017

The School of Social Sciences at the University of Dundee excels in the latest National Student Survey

The School of Social Sciences received a number of top-rated results in the latest National Student Survey. With six programmes in the top twenty, the school has set a high standard. Programmes Politics, Law, Psychology, Business Management, Architecture and Human & Social Geography all showcased excellence in learning and teaching, with Law at number 1 for teaching, and Politics at number 2 for overall satisfaction. The University as a whole recorded overall satisfaction of 90 per cent, well above the sector average of 84 per cent, and was ranked 2nd in Scotland. This news comes hot on the heels of t...

The School of Social Sciences at the University of Dundee excels in the latest National Student Survey

31 May 2017

Funded postgraduate places to help drive economic growth

Dozens of fully funded postgraduate places ranging from sustainability to comics are to be made available at the University of Dundee. The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has made 60 places available on ten specific Masters courses that cover energy, engineering and the creative industries in order to help develop a high-level skills base in key sectors in the Scottish economy. The places cover all tuition fees associated with the programmes and applicants classified as Scottish or EU for fee purposes are eligible to apply. This is the initiative’s fourth year and over 150 graduates have been helped i...

Funded postgraduate places to help drive economic growth

Architecture & Urban Planning

30 Aug 2017

Semester of success for architecture student Sophie

A third-year Architecture student from the University of Dundee is up for two national awards this year following a semester of success. Sophie Curran, originally from Auchterarder, has been nominated for the Royal Institute of British Architect (RIBA) President’s Medal, which is regarded as the most prestigious international awards in architectural education and celebrates outstanding design work. Sophie has also been shortlisted for the prestigious Women in Property Awards finals in London next month. These nominations come after a semester of success at the University where she was awarded the Dun...

Semester of success for architecture student Sophie

Business

13 Jul 2017

Further benefits for our Accountancy graduates

Current students of our BAcc Accountancy degree, and prospective students looking to join us here in September, have been given a boost of encouragement with the confirmation of further professional level exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Graduates of our BAcc Accountancy degree, and our BSc Business Management with Accounting & Finance degree, will now receive exemption from CIMA for two of their Management Level papers, P2 (Advanced Management Accounting) and F2 (Advanced Financial Reporting and Taxation). These latest exemptions compliment a number of existing...

Further benefits for our Accountancy graduates

Energy Law & Policy (CEPMLP)

11 Sep 2017

Energy Industry Scholarship Winner welcomed

CEPMLP were delighted to welcome Nasra Ahmed to the Centre today to commence her LLM in Mineral Law and Policy.  Nasra was the winner of a full 'Energy Industry Scholarship' jointly funded by Shell and ExxonMobil in cooperation with the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Somalia which attracted more than 150 applications.  Applicants had to be Somali or of Somali origin if living in diaspora. On successful completion of her studies, Nasra will work for the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources....

Energy Industry Scholarship Winner welcomed

Geography

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...

Law

14 Sep 2017

New Staff for Law

The Law School is delighted to announce the appointment of 4 new academic staff. Drs. Sophie Rigney, Brian Jones and Surfyan Drobi have all been appointed as lecturers and Dr. Lars Waldorf has been appointed as a Reader. Professor Stuart Cross, head of the law discipline commented that ’These outstanding appointments further strengthen the Law School’s committed and talented staff base and will allow our new colleagues to bring their research and teaching skills to a fast growing and high performing part of the University’s School of Social Sciences.'...

Psychology

8 Sep 2017

ESRC project to investigate how language users store grammatical information

A new three-year ESRC project, awarded to Roger van Gompel and Leila Kantola has just started to investigate how language users store grammatical information. Laura Wakeford, a former undergraduate and PhD student at the University of Dundee, is the postdoctoral researcher on this project. She will use the structural priming method (the finding that people tend to repeat the same structure across utterances) to examine how language users store grammatical structures with particular words in the sentence....

ESRC project to investigate how language users store grammatical information

Politics

1 Nov 2016

Cameron Ross returns from Gaidar Fellowship in Russia

Dr Cameron Ross, Reader in Politics at the University of Dundee, has just returned from Moscow where he held a prestigious Gaidar Fellowship (named after a former Prime Minister of Russia).  The objective of the fellowship was to carry out research at the Russian Presidential Academy for the National Economy and Public Administration. Dr Ross presented a paper to senior scholars and students on the rise of the middle class in Russia and its support for democratic values....