25 May 2015

Residency offers support for graduating artists and designers

Exhibitors at this year’s Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show will have the chance to compete for a lucrative residency at the University of Dundee. The Degree Show, which celebrates the success of graduating students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and the department of Architecture, takes place from 22nd to 31st May. Up to 12 residencies are available for Art, Craft, Design and Media graduates from the past three years and the programme aims to bridge the gap between an undergraduate degree and a flourishing career in creative practice or industry. Successful appl...

Residency offers support for graduating artists and designers

25 May 2015

Alison’s Degree Show plans to put Blairgowrie pupils outside

Pupils at Blairgowrie High School could have a new outdoor space for performance, teaching and meetings if designs by a University of Dundee student come to fruition. Alison Taylor, who is about to graduate with a degree in Interior Environmental Design, has been working with staff and pupils at the school to turn a disused space on the school grounds into a multi-purpose venue. Her designs are on display now at part of the University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show. “I read a statistic which said that school pupils can spend more time in one day looking at a screen than they might...

22 May 2015

University expertise helps Tweed win award

Experts from the University of Dundee have helped the Tweed to become the first-ever winner of the UK River Prize. The Tweed, a UNESCO HELP Basin, is the site of the University’s main research focus on catchment management and river restoration. The UK River Prize celebrates the achievements of individuals and organisations working to improve the natural functioning of our rivers and catchments, and recognises the benefits to society of having a healthy natural environment. The application was made by Tweed Forum, an organisation that works with various partners to promote integrated catchment manage...

University expertise helps Tweed win award

22 May 2015

‘Facing the Future’ of the world at Dundee

Postgraduate students and early-career researchers from across the UK will next week descend upon the University of Dundee for an annual conference looking for solutions to environmental change. The ‘Facing the Future 2015’ symposium, taking place on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th May, is organised by postgraduate students at the University’s Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR). This symposium aims to equip new researchers from the sciences, social sciences and humanities with the knowledge to meet the problems of massive environmental change using interdisciplin...

‘Facing the Future’ of the world at Dundee

22 May 2015

Animation students make their `speed pitch’

Their predecessors are already bringing magic to our screens in film, television, computer games and online. Now the 2015 class of animation graduates from the University of Dundee are set to show off their talents at the Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show and with a `speed pitch’. Animation alumni now working for companies such as STV, MPC, London and Brown Bag Films, Dublin, and across the media will visit Degree Show and then take part in a `speed pitch’ session with the new graduates on Saturday May 23rd. “Our alumni are working in prime positions for some of the biggest names...