23 Jun 2015

‘The Scholarship’ winner to graduate

The first winner of ‘The Scholarship’, the Apprentice-style, Ghanaian radio reality show offering a place at the University of Dundee will graduate later this week. Dennis Akande (27) won the inaugural series in 2013 and received a prize worth £30,000, which included a one-year postgraduate scholarship for an Energy Studies-related course at the University, return ticket to Scotland, and residential, living, and learning material allowances. The initiative is a joint collaboration operated by Accra-based radio station, Joy FM and educational consultancy firm, Go Study Abroad (GSA). The co...

‘The Scholarship’ winner to graduate

23 Jun 2015

Graduand’s cancer prevention device wins him award

The educational journey of more than 3000 University of Dundee students will conclude this week and a designer who has already won an award for a wearable device he hopes will help to prevent skin cancer is among the graduands looking to make their mark on the world. Stuart Clark will receive his degree in Product Design during the University’s afternoon graduation ceremony at Caird Hall on Wednesday, 24th June. While he is on the stage he will also be presented with the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network Art & Design Prize 2015 for ‘Exposed’, his final year project to help users trac...

Graduand’s cancer prevention device wins him award

22 Jun 2015

‘A Passion for Print’ – new exhibition to open

A new exhibition in the University of Dundee will showcase prints by Salvador Dali, John Bellany and others as part of a national celebration of printmaking. ‘A Passion for Print’ opens at the Tower Foyer Gallery at 5pm on Saturday, 27th June. Specially curated for Print Festival Scotland, the exhibition features prints from the University’s collection selected by renowned artist and printmaker Jim Pattison, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University. Jim, who studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art from 1973-79 and taught Fine Art there from 1990 until 2012, said, “I was...

‘A Passion for Print’ – new exhibition to open

22 Jun 2015

Vitamin D `not guilty’ in heart disease and winter deaths

The belief that vitamin D deficiency from lack of sunshine – like childhood rickets a hundred years ago – causes increased heart disease and deaths in winter has been challenged by research from the University of Dundee. The research, led by Emeritus Professor Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe and published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, suggests that vitamin D is not guilty and is unimportant in cardiovascular disease and winter deaths, whatever its role in other diseases. Vitamin D was first linked with excess winter disease in 1981, the same year that the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit in...

22 Jun 2015

Graduation 2015

Thousands of students from around the world will be joined by family  and friends to celebrate their academic successes when the University of Dundee hosts its annual Summer Graduation ceremonies this week. Six ceremonies will take place at the Caird Hall over the course of the week as almost  3500 students feel the tap of the Dundee bonnet as they receive their degrees, diplomas and postgraduate qualifications. Students in their robes will fill City Square before and after each ceremony, with many later making their way to the Garden Parties held in the heart of campus. The traditional Dundee bo...

Graduation 2015