8 Sep 2015

Huge response to Calais refugee camp appeal

Hundreds of bags of clothes, food, sanitary products and camping equipment have been collected in the space of only three days at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in response to an appeal for aid for the refugee camp at Calais. The appeal went out last Thursday with the College, part of the University of Dundee, one of several collection points around Dundee and Angus. Over the space of Thursday, Friday and Monday, a mass of goods have been donated by staff, students and members of the public. “It has been an overwhelming response and we are fast running out of room in our reception ...

7 Sep 2015

Dundee contributing to €50m programme to develop new antibiotic treatments for cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis

The University of Dundee is contributing to a €50 million, Europe-wide, project to develop new drugs that could improve the lives of patients with cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis. The iABC (inhaled Antibiotics in Bronchiectasis and Cystic Fibrosis) consortium, which is made up of world-leading lung specialists from across Europe, will develop new ‘inhaled antibiotics’ to alleviate the symptoms of chronic lung infection, the main cause of disease and death in patients with cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis. The new antibiotics, which are to be trialled over a five year period and are be...

7 Sep 2015

Thousands of students arrive for Freshers Week 2015

The University of Dundee this week welcomes over 3000 new students from almost 90 countries for the new academic year. Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, is leading the traditional greeting ceremony in the Caird Hall today, Monday, 7th September. It takes place as part of Freshers Week 2015, a range of events organised to ensure that starting life at Dundee is made as easy as possible for the new arrivals. “It is always an immense pleasure to be able to welcome our new students to the University, whether they are from Dundee, elsewhere in Scotland and the UK o...

3 Sep 2015

£2million Jacqui Wood Campaign draws to a close

The Ninewells Cancer Campaign, which has raised in excess of £20million to support cancer research and treatment in Dundee, is celebrating the successful conclusion of its latest fundraising drive. The Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre, on the University of Dundee Medical School campus at Ninewells Hospital, stands as tribute to the work done by Jacqui, who was Chairman of the Ninewells Cancer Campaign from its foundation in 1991 until her sad death in May 2011. The Ninewells Cancer Campaign launched a £2million fundraising drive to support the new Centre in 2012 to commemorate Jacqui. This campaign ha...

3 Sep 2015

Student athletes get set for season ahead

Around 300 University of Dundee athletes from 25 sports will this weekend return from the summer holiday early to begin a six-day training camp designed to get them in peak physical condition ahead of the new season. The Warm-Up Week runs from Saturday 5th until Thursday, 10th September and will see the students take part in sport-specific training sessions alongside a range of conditioning sessions and workshops on topics such as nutrition and lifestyle management. This is the fifth annual Warm-Up session prior to the students returning to classes and the largest to date, with more students and clubs taki...

Student athletes get set for season ahead