Stories from the University of Dundee in 2021

Press releases and features from 2021

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December

Feature

The Robertson Scholars programme, in partnership with the Robertson Trust, supports Scottish students from challenging backgrounds to access a university education

Published on 17 December 2021

November

Feature

Farkhanda is a fourth year student on our MA Education Course, here’s her story.

Published on 22 November 2021

Chloe Harper
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Chloe is a PGDE Secondary (Chemistry) student. She shares her story on how she came to be on the course, what inspired her and what her hopes for her future as a teacher.

Published on 22 November 2021

Aine Bidgood in her graduation gown
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Aine is a PGDE Secondary (English) student. She shares her story on what inspired her to become a teacher, what advice she would give someone considering the PGDE course and more. 

Published on 22 November 2021

Courtney Stewart
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Courtney is a fourth year student in our Education MA (Hons) course and shares her story on what inspired her to get into teaching, why she initially thought she couldn’t and what her hopes are for the future.

Published on 22 November 2021

Press release

Students are invited to own the night next week as Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) host a special event to highlight and support the strong and collective demand for freedom from gender-based violence

Published on 15 November 2021

October

September

Press release

A University of Dundee expert and his colleagues have received a prestigious international honour after creating a new model to assess the performance of analyses of Vitamin D in blood

Published on 16 September 2021

August

Feature

Graeme Butler, supporter of the Careers Service, mentored Pharmacology student Tisha De Guzman as part of the Leadership Plus Programme. They both share their experience of the mentoring process. 

Published on 6 August 2021

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Andy Smart, graduate of Politics with German in 2012, mentored student and now recent Digital Interaction Design graduate Jack Rodger as part of the Leadership Plus Programme. They both share their experience of the mentoring process. 

Published on 6 August 2021

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Alan Bainbridge, graduate of Law in 1994, mentored current medical student Aalap Asurlekar as part of the Leadership Plus Programme. They both share their experience of the mentoring process. 

Published on 6 August 2021

Brian Cox on the set of Succession with a banner in the background in big text of his characters name, Logan Roy
View Double take

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Our former Rector on Succession, his ‘evil twin’ and memories of the University.

Published on 5 August 2021

July

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View A vision for Dundee

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We caught up with Dundee City Council’s new Chief Executive Officer, Greg Colgan, to find out about his new role, his vision for Dundee and what excites him about this fantastic city that he is proud to call home.

Published on 6 July 2021

an aerial view of the Edinburgh road bridge
View Frame, Focus, Capture

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From being one of the only photographers to have work featured on a Scottish banknote to becoming a sell-out author, Shahbaz Majeed has come a long way from his undergraduate days in the Queen Mother Building computing labs.

Published on 6 July 2021

June

Press release

Organisers of a University of Dundee event hope to spark new ideas about how to encourage traditionally underrepresented groups to choose STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

Published on 21 June 2021

Feature

From moving from Florida to Scotland at the end of high school to graduating at DJCAD with a BDes in Animation. We spoke to Faith McConnell to find out about her experience at DJCAD and what she’s enjoyed most about living in the City of Discovery.

Published on 13 June 2021

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Social work education and workforce development practice is being transformed across Scotland based on research undertaken by Dr Trish McCulloch in the School of Education and Social Work.

Published on 10 June 2021

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View Global Social Justice

Feature

Growing Up on the Streets is an innovative participatory research project following the lives of street children and youth as they grow up on the streets of African cities.

Published on 10 June 2021

a picture of a landscape on Mars
View Space research

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Our space research dates back to breakthroughs in aerospace engineering and space technology, such as R&D taken forward by our spinout company STAR-Dundee, which specialises in spacecraft on-board data-handling and processing technologies.

Published on 10 June 2021

Feature

With a prominent research-intensive School of Art & Design and research strengths in Humanities, we have a long history of research in collaboration with the creative industries, locally, nationally and internationally in a number of ways.

Published on 8 June 2021

May

Press release

University of Dundee scientists and clinicians have secured £5 million in funding to aid research that aims to establish the causes of vulnerability to chronic pain and advance treatment

Published on 27 May 2021

Feature

Exscientia is at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery and design and world-leaders in their field

Published on 25 May 2021

April

March

February

school of life sciences building
View New Coronavirus Toolkit allows for ‘open access’ of antibodies and genetic tools to further global research into Covid-19 variants

Press release

An international consortium, led by scientists in Scotland, have devised a Coronavirus Toolkit which gives researchers from across the world open access to a wide range of materials to further Covid-19 research.

Published on 25 February 2021

Press release

Work to build on Dundee’s world-class expertise in biomedical sciences is set to begin in earnest after the ‘Growing the Tay Cities Biomedical Cluster’ project was officially signed off by the Tay Cities Region Joint Committee today (February 19).

Published on 19 February 2021

Press release

Tailoring asthma therapy in adolescent patients according to their genetic make-up can lead to significant improvement in control of the disease, according to new research from the University of Dundee and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Published on 2 February 2021

January

Press release

A month of events at the University of Dundee will help to promote positive role models from within the LGBT+ community and showcase their impact on the world.

Published on 29 January 2021

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We are using a collection of over 30 million clinical images and applying artificial intelligence to recognise warning signs which may mean a patient's health is at risk.

Published on 28 January 2021

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Research at the University has shown, for the first time, that midwifery is essential to improving the survival, health and well-being of mothers and infants

Published on 21 January 2021

Heart by Anthony Head
View Discovery Days 2021

Press release

Vacuum cleaners that unblock brain vessels, super normal design for extraordinary bodies, and the ways in which our medical data can aid the COVID-19 fight are just some of the topics to be explored at the University of Dundee next week.

Published on 6 January 2021