7 Apr 2015

JOOT take Everyman on tour

The University of Dundee’s JOOT Theatre Company will take their production of Everyman to Fife and Perthshire this month. The company will be performing on the main stage at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews on Saturday, 11th April as part of the On the Rocks Theatre Festival. They will repeat the performance in the Chapel of The Library of Innerpeffray, Crieff, on Saturday, 25th April. JOOT was established in 1992 and, under the direction of Dr Jo George of the English programme, the company has undertaken many well-received performances and participated in a series of festivals. Dr George said, &ldquo...

JOOT take Everyman on tour

6 Apr 2015

‘Mitigating Circumstances’ team animated by top industry award nomination

A group of University of Dundee graduates have been nominated for one of the premier awards for emerging filmmaking talent in Scotland. Kieran Duncan, Tom Paxton and Steph Flynn, who graduated last year from the MSc Animation & VFX course at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, part of the University, have been nominated in the Animation category of the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards 2015. The team will find out if their film, ‘Mitigating Circumstances’, is successful when they attend the glittering ceremony at The Arches, Glasgow, on Thursday, 9th April. The three-minute fi...

‘Mitigating Circumstances’ team animated by top industry award nomination

3 Apr 2015

Dundee voters give party leaders mixed marks on debate performances

Nicola Sturgeon came out as the highest rated, with Ed Miliband not far behind. David Cameron and Nick Clegg had slightly lower ratings while Natalie Bennet and Leanne Wood’s grades ranged from A to F and Nigel Farage received a failing mark. Those were the impressions of voters who took part in focus groups conducted as part of the 2015 Qualitative Election Study of Britain (QESB 2015) at the University of Dundee last night. Fifteen people took part in the research which involved watching the debates and reacting to them in real time. “This is the only chance for voters to see seven party lead...

Dundee voters give party leaders mixed marks on debate performances

2 Apr 2015

DUSA mobilises Election Champions

Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) has mobilised a team of ‘Election Champions’ to ensure its members know how to register to vote and exercise their democratic right in the run up to 7th May. Political parties have officially begun vying for the public’s support, but many students have fallen off the electoral register, and DUSA is aiming to reverse this trend before 20th April when registration closes. With funding from National Union of Students and the UK Cabinet Office, they have appointed a student team who will be promoting registration to students over the next t...

DUSA mobilises Election Champions

2 Apr 2015

Dundee among world’s best in International Student Barometer

The University of Dundee has been ranked in the World Top 20 and number one in Scotland in the International Student Barometer (ISB) Survey, the largest annual study of international students in the world. Dundee came first in Scotland (7th in the UK and 19th in the whole ISB) for overall average satisfaction in the International Student Barometer, This year responses were gathered from students in 183 institutions in 16 countries. This includes 54 UK universities, of which seven are Scottish. The ISB is independently administered by the International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate.org). The ISB examin...