31 Mar 2015

D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Easter openings

The University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum will open to the public over the Easter weekend, with a particular focus on family visits in light of its recent accreditation as a learning destination for the Children’s University. The Children’s University seeks to “cultivate the imagination of pupils, as well as motivating them and building their self-confidence” by providing children aged between 7 and 14 with the opportunity to take part in voluntary, out-of-school-hours learning. The D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum aims to provide children involved in...

D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Easter openings

30 Mar 2015

Anthology Five to be launched at DeeCon

Anthology Five, the newest collection of work by comics studies students at the University of Dundee, will be launched this weekend at Dee-Con, Scotland’s largest free anime and comics convention. DeeCon 2015 will be held at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) on Saturday, 4th April, with doors opening at 12pm. The 128-page comic showcases the best work of students from the undergraduate Comics Art & Graphic Novels Module at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University, and also the postgraduate degree in Comics Studies. A wide variety of subject matter...

Anthology Five to be launched at DeeCon

30 Mar 2015

Voters offered payment to give their views

Citizens eligible to vote in the UK 2015 General Election have been invited to take part in University of Dundee research that will take a `snapshot’ of people’s election campaign views. Participants from Dundee and the surrounding areas will receive £40 for taking part in the session on Thursday, 2nd April if they are selected to take part. It will be the first of 20 focus groups taking place as part of the 2015 Qualitative Election Study of Britain (QESB 2015), a project led by Politics Lecturer Dr Edzia Carvalho, to identify how the various party campaigns are resonating with the publi...

Voters offered payment to give their views

27 Mar 2015

Dundee medical student scoops £10,000 prize at SIE Student Summit

University of Dundee student Christopher McCann has been awarded £10,000 to develop his business idea at this year’s Scottish Institute for Enterprise Student Summit in Edinburgh. Ten entrepreneurs shortlisted from hundreds of entries in SIE’s Fresh Ideas and New Ventures competitions were awarded prizes ranging from £500 up to £10,000. Christopher, who is currently studying medicine at the University, scooped SIE’s New Ventures top prize. He will use the £10,000 prize fund to develop ‘snap40’, a wearable patient health early warning system and an idea ...

Dundee medical student scoops £10,000 prize at SIE Student Summit

27 Mar 2015

Family represented at lecture honouring Scotland’s first female professor

Relatives of Scotland’s first female professor, Margaret Fairlie, will attend the inaugural lecture held in her honour at the University of Dundee on Saturday (March 28th). The inaugural Margaret Fairlie Lecture will be given by Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England. Among the audience will be Professor Fairlie’s great niece, Kate Fairlie, and Elizabeth Fairlie, the wife of her nephew, John. Margaret Fairlie was born in Angus in 1891 and grew up at West Balmirmer Farm near Arbroath. In 1910 she matriculated at University College, Dundee to study at the Conjoint Medical ...

Family represented at lecture honouring Scotland’s first female professor