12 May 2015

PAMIS to lead PMLD Awareness Week

University of Dundee-based charity PAMIS will next week host their first Profound and Multiple Learning Disability (PMLD) Awareness Week. Events will take place across Scotland as part of the programme, which aims to raise awareness of both the difficulties that people with profound and multiple learning difficulties and their families face and also the ways they can be helped to be more active and valued members of society. PMLD Awareness Week begins with a mass tweet using the hashtag #SpotlightOnPMLD at 10am on Monday, 18th May. Thereafter the Tayside, Fife, Grampian, Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Sou...

PAMIS to lead PMLD Awareness Week

11 May 2015

Hippotherapy study looks to help children with cerebral palsy

Can horse riding reduce the effects of spasticity in the limbs of children with cerebral palsy? A medical student at the University of Dundee has embarked on a research study with a local riding school to see whether patients can gain significant benefits from therapeutic horse riding, known as Hippotherapy. Student Janie Giraudon has been working with the Brae Riding School in Dundee to see if there are any positive changes in pressure distribution in children with Cerebral Palsy during therapeutic horse riding. Her research is examining whether muscle spasticity is reduced due to Hippotherapy. This invol...

11 May 2015

Legends of the stage to be celebrated in exhibition and lecture

The University of Dundee will this week celebrate the actors, plays and playwrights who have made British theatre among the most vibrant in the world with an exhibition of stage icons and a visit from one of the leading figures in the UK’s arts industry. Ian McKellen, Ingrid Bergman, Samuel Beckett, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Vanessa Redgrave and Lawrence Olivier are among those who feature in “And the Winner is…”: Celebrating the best in British Theatre and Film’, an exhibition of stunning black and white photographs from the University’s Peto Collection that op...

Legends of the stage to be celebrated in exhibition and lecture

11 May 2015

University students `PopDundee’ with Overgate shop

Dundee shoppers will have the chance to buy work from some of the city’s brightest young creatives throughout this week as students from the University of Dundee set up their pop-up `POPDUNDEE’ shop in the Overgate Centre. POPDUNDEE has been set up by 2nd-  and 3rd-year students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, part of the University, with the support of the Overgate Centre. It will be in place close to the Costa café at the west end of the Overgate Centre from today (Monday 11th) to Friday 15th, selling prints, jewellery and crafts. “This is a fantastic...

8 May 2015

What did plants ever do for you?

Whether you have green fingers or not, every breath you take, every meal you eat owes a debt to plants. From one little seed, planted into soil, many green lives can arise - from small herbs up to big trees, or from ornamental flowers to substantial crops which all animals and mankind need to survive on this planet. As part of a Europe-wide celebration, the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute are taking part in the annual Fascination of Plants Day, to be held at the Botanic Garden Dundee, on Saturday 23rd May, from 10am to 4pm.  This is the Garden’s annual open event designed to ...