15 Dec 2017

Alumnus establishes bursary to help students

An alumnus of the University of Dundee has set up a bursary to help current students who are following in his footsteps. David Peattie graduated in 1976 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Economics. He is now the Chief Executive of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and has spent his career tackling complex commercial and engineering challenges throughout the world. He has chosen to give back to a student who is studying Mechanical Engineering and wants to ensure that money is not a barrier to accessing the opportunities a university education offers. Recipients will receive £1,000 per ye...

Alumnus establishes bursary to help students

14 Dec 2017

Research to put bite on liver disease NASH

A form of liver disease which threatens to become a modern epidemic due to its association with obesity and type 2 diabetes – both major health issues for modern society – may be stopped in its tracks thanks to a research breakthrough by scientists at the Universities of Dundee, St Andrews and Stony Brook. They found that the liver disease known as NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) could not only be stopped but that the damage it causes, including cirrhosis of the liver, could be reversed. Lifestyle choices within industrialised societies that entail over-consumption of energy-dense food and...

Research to put bite on liver disease NASH

11 Dec 2017

Financial incentives may increase breastfeeding rates

Breastfeeding increased in areas where shopping vouchers were offered to mothers 46 per cent of all eligible mothers signed up to the scheme and over 40 per cent claimed at least one voucher for breastfeeding Women reported that the vouchers were an incentive to continue breastfeeding Offering new mothers financial incentives may significantly increase low breastfeeding rates, new research from the University of Sheffield and the University of Dundee has found. More than 10,000 new mothers across South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire were involved in the ground breaking study which offere...

Financial incentives may increase breastfeeding rates

11 Dec 2017

Jenna’s marathon year in memory of mum

A digital interaction design student at the University of Dundee has undertaken a mammoth task this year as she aims to complete 17 marathons in 2017. Jenna Maudlin, a third-year student from Lowestoft, who had never run further than 10k before this year, has so far completed 14 marathons in memory of her mother, Carolyn, who sadly died due to breast cancer in 2007. Having run through a thunderstorm in Helsinki, persisted over 18 miles of hills in Athens and survived the scorching heat in Croatia, Jenna is putting her best foot forward to raise money and awareness for the charity Breast Cancer Care. She sa...

Jenna’s marathon year in memory of mum

11 Dec 2017

Ghosts of Christmas past: magic lantern set to dazzle Dundee

A rare and authentic triple-lensed magic lantern will be used for a spectacular Christmas show at the University of Dundee this week. Dr Jeremy Brooker, magic lantern performer and Chairman of the Magic Lantern Society, will present ‘A Grand Gothic Magic Lantern Christmas’ for the Arts & Humanities Research Institute (AHRI) Christmas Lecture. The event will take place from 6pm-7.30pm on Wednesday 13 December, in Room 1.36 of the University’s Tower Building. It is free, open to all and follows a wine reception from 5.15pm. Dr Keith Williams, Reader in English at the University, said, &...

Ghosts of Christmas past: magic lantern set to dazzle Dundee