27 Jun 2017

Accolades and awards for Degree Show exhibitors

Eighteen students who exhibited at this year’s University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show have been selected for Scotland’s most prestigious showcases of emerging talent while another is in the running for a £20,000 prize. The hugely successful 2017 Degree Show attracted around 16,000 visitors over the course of its 10-day run last month. The exhibition received glowing reviews from art critics and led to many graduands receiving offers of jobs, residencies and internships as well as winning awards for their work. Fifteen artists from the University’s Duncan of Jo...

Accolades and awards for Degree Show exhibitors

26 Jun 2017

Seeing double at University of Dundee as twins graduate

It will be a double celebration for the family of Jennifer and Victoria Livie as the twins collect their identical degrees this week. The sisters, originally from Northern Ireland, will receive their medical degrees from the University of Dundee on Friday, 23rd June having shared a dream of becoming a Doctor since they were teenagers. “We always wanted to choose a scientific pathway.” said Victoria. “We also did a lot of volunteer work with children with learning difficulties and in a nursing home. So we wanted a career that combined science with helping people and medicine does just that...

Seeing double at University of Dundee as twins graduate

26 Jun 2017

Medical student defies the odds to become a doctor

For most people, the thought of going through medical school is daunting, but what if during your studies you were struck with a rare disorder that rendered you paralysed? That is what happened to University of Dundee student Elizabeth Ferris (30), who will collect her medical degree on Friday, 23rd June. Ever since she was a little girl she held firmly to the dream of becoming a doctor. She was busy working on making that dream happen when she fell ill during her second year. She was diagnosed with Vasculitis, an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation of the blood vessels. Coupled with blindness in ...

Medical student defies the odds to become a doctor

26 Jun 2017

Eczema art exhibition to go on display

People who suffer from eczema will be the focus of a new exhibition at the University of Dundee. ‘Beyond Skin’ will explore the life and science behind atopic eczema and will open at the LifeSpace Gallery on Tuesday, 27th June, featuring work by artists Gordon Douglas, Trevor Gordon, Beverley Hood and Josie Vallely. The exhibition considers the challenging symptoms that people live with every day and the takes a look at the unseen human side of skin research. Trevor and Josie’s works were inspired by participatory workshops with Eczema Outreach Scotland to reflect the emotional and physic...

Eczema art exhibition to go on display

26 Jun 2017

Dundee clinician scientist receives prestigious medical prize

The University of Dundee’s Dr Miratul Muqit has received a prestigious award recognising his breakthroughs in understanding Parkinson’s disease. Dr Muqit is both a Consultant Neurologist at Ninewells Hospital, where he treats Parkinson’s patients, and a researcher carrying out cutting-edge research into the debilitating condition at the University’s School of Life Sciences. He has been awarded the 2018 Graham Bull Prize in Clinical Science and Goulstonian Lecture of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). Dr Muqit is the first Dundee-based clinician to receive this award, and the fir...

Dundee clinician scientist receives prestigious medical prize