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...

14 Aug 2017

Social Sciences 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...

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...

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 ...