23 Jun 2017

£80,000 prize for ‘My Diabetes My Way’

A University of Dundee project that enables diabetics to self-manage their condition has been awarded £80,000 in a competition aiming to identify Scotland’s most innovative entrepreneurial talent. ‘My Diabetes My Way’ is an online platform which allows people with diabetes across Scotland to access their medical records online, support their self-management and improve their knowledge of their condition. It is now in the process of commercialisation and won the funding in the Round 10 Final of the Scottish EDGE competition last night. My Diabetes My Way was created by the University...

£80,000 prize for ‘My Diabetes My Way’

23 Jun 2017

Homeless charity to use student’s dissertation to help vulnerable people

The dissertation of a University of Dundee Community Learning and Development student could soon be used to help improve the lives of vulnerable drug users. 43-year-old Adalaine Bryson will collect her degree on Friday, 23rd June. In her final year, she explored the experiences and views of adults accessing a community hub to address their drug misuse. Adalaine chose to focus her research project on people receiving Methadone, as she believed their views needed to be heard. During the research, she started to notice a trend with service users. She said, “Almost all participants reported experiencing ...

Homeless charity to use student’s dissertation to help vulnerable people

23 Jun 2017

Dundee student battles the odds for scholarship to New York

A University of Dundee student has won a prestigious scholarship that will take her to the United States. Rachel Main, 23, who will receive a first class honours degree in English and Film Studies on Friday, 23rd June, is one of just two students to be awarded the annual St Andrew’s Society of the State of New York Scholarship. The $30,000 prize will see Rachel, who thought that she would never be able to travel the world and pursue her love of writing, take up a coveted place on the MFA Dramatic Writing programme at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Rachel, from Glenrothes, became a ...

Dundee student battles the odds for scholarship to New York

23 Jun 2017

Honorary degree for Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller

Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, Chair of the Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s largest funders of biomedical research, has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Dundee. Baroness Manningham-Buller joined Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that supports scientists and researchers to take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate, as a governor in 2008 and became Chair of the Board of Governors in 2015. She received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the University’s graduation ceremony in recognition of her work to help great scientific ideas thrive for the b...

Honorary degree for Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller

22 Jun 2017

Figure skating student glides to success with first class honours degree

Michelle Callison will graduate this week from the University of Dundee after four years of juggling her studies with her figure skating career. The 23-year-old Sports Biomedicine student will collect her first class honours degree on Thursday, 22nd June, despite skating taking up much of her time. She said, “It’s been a lot of early mornings. When my flatmates were coming home from nights out, I was going out to training.  I haven’t had your normal student life. “Exams also always clash with major competitions. Last year I came out of my last exam, went into a car and drove to...

Figure skating student glides to success with first class honours degree