25 Feb 2016

Zoella revealed as UK children’s favourite author

The biggest annual study into British children’s reading habits, authored by the University of Dundee’s Professor Keith Topping, has revealed that the most popular book for secondary school children is ‘Girl Online’ by vlogger Zoe Sugg aka Zoella. Released today, ‘What Kids Are Reading’ reflects the impact of social media on children’s book choices, with Zoella’s 10 million YouTube subscribers helping ‘Girl Online’ to become the most popular book. The report from Renaissance Learning looks in detail at the reading habits of 725,369 children from 3...

Zoella revealed as UK children’s favourite author

25 Feb 2016

Dundee Design Festival to take place at DC Thomson building

West Ward Works, the former home of DC Thomson’s annuals in Dundee, will host the first Dundee Design Festival this year. From 25th to 28th May, the former industrial building, one of Dundee’s most important historic centres for magazine and book production, will play host to a range of designers, businesses and design collectives for the Dundee Design Festival. The festival is a four-day celebration of design, marking the city’s first full year as the UK’s UNESCO City of Design. The festival will showcase design from Dundee, Scotland and internationally, through a large exhibition,...

Dundee Design Festival to take place at DC Thomson building

25 Feb 2016

Volleyball alumni heed call of the court from across the globe

Former stars of the University of Dundee’s Volleyball Club will this weekend return to the city from as far afield as Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Denmark and China for a reunion on the court and at the bar. Almost 100 current and former members of the club will take part in the alumni reunion weekend on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February. Former members from the past five decades will rekindle their memories of student sport and meet up with old friends as well as the new crop of volleyball stars. Activities for the weekend include a recreational tournament and a challenge match between c...

Volleyball alumni heed call of the court from across the globe

22 Feb 2016

Exhibition celebrates more than a century of transforming lives through education and social work

An exhibition celebrating 110 years of education and social work training will open at the University of Dundee this week. ‘Transforming lives through Education and Social Work: More than a Century of Making a Difference’ opens at the University’s Tower Foyer Gallery on Friday, 26th February. Images, artefacts and other information from the early days of Dundee Training College right through to today and the University’s School of Education & Social Work feature in the exhibition. The successes of degree and diploma programmes and the role Dundee has played in shaping the educat...

Exhibition celebrates more than a century of transforming lives through education and social work

22 Feb 2016

‘International Crime’ – Saturday Evening Lecture on 5th March

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court will visit the University of Dundee next month to discuss the importance of scientific evidence in high-profile trials. Fatou Bensouda, who leads the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICC in The Hague, is one of four highly successful and inspirational women leading the next instalment of the Saturday Evening Lecture Series (SELS) at the University of Dundee. Her office investigates and prosecutes cases of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.  She will be in conversation with Dorothy Bain QC to discuss the use of scientific and other ...

‘International Crime’ – Saturday Evening Lecture on 5th March