27 May 2015

Design students show off apps and tools for the future

A news app that automatically provides balanced coverage from across the political spectrum, a `calming bear’ to help children overcome anxiety and a restaurant reviewing platform for people with food allergies are among the next generation of innovative applications developed by University of Dundee students for this year’s Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show. Students on the Product Design and Digital Interaction Design programmes at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design not only come from a digitally connected generation, they are developing the tools and applications that...

26 May 2015

Teachers set to ‘Experience The University of Dundee’

The University of Dundee will tomorrow welcome teachers and skills development advisors from across the country keen to hear about developments at the institution. ‘Experience The University of Dundee’ will take place at the Dalhousie Building from 10am-3.15pm on Wednesday, 27th May. Presentations will be delivered throughout the day by key members of staff to highlight Dundee’s work with regards to admissions, student support services, extracurricular opportunities and supporting the transition from school to university. Attendees, comprising guidance teachers from schools as well as Ski...

Teachers set to ‘Experience The University of Dundee’

26 May 2015

Medical and healthcare students report high levels of abuse and breaches of patient safety and dignity

A survey of almost 4000 medical and healthcare students from across the United Kingdom has found that more than half of those questioned indicated that they had witnessed clinicians breaching patient dignity or safety during the past year. Similar numbers also reported witnessing the abuse of workplace colleagues - with over 75 per cent reporting being victims of abuse themselves. The survey, carried out by researchers from the University of Dundee and Cardiff University, also found that medical and healthcare students experience distress during and after these events, with women reporting greater distress...

26 May 2015

Dundee on the rise in Guardian league tables

The University of Dundee is among the fastest risers in the 2016 Guardian University Rankings, released today. Dundee is placed 38th in this year’s rankings, up nine places from 47th last year. The ranking reflects strong student satisfaction scores at the University, which has been consistently rated as offering the best student experience in Scotland. The University was in the top ten in the UK in Medicine (4th), Dentistry (7th), Mechanical Engineering (7th), Fashion & Textiles (7th) and Mathematics (8th) and top 20 in several subject areas including Design & Crafts (11th), Education (11th)...

25 May 2015

How medicine and other drugs changed the face of Asia

The ways in which drugs, medical, spiritual, psychoactive and recreational, impacted on the development of Asia will be explored at a University of Dundee conference this week. ‘Monitoring Markets: Medical Substances in South Asia’ takes place at Dundee Contemporary Arts on Wednesday, 27th and Thursday, 28th May. An international line-up of delegates will come together for the conference, which takes place as part of the University’s ‘Two Months of Global History’ series. Themes include histories of individual drugs and opiates, their social uses and discontents, their politic...

How medicine and other drugs changed the face of Asia