5 Jun 2017

New crime writing course with a forensic twist to launch in Dundee

A new course that combines crime writing with forensic science will be officially launched at the University of Dundee this month. The MLitt in Crime Writing and Forensic Investigation course will start in September and is designed for anyone who has always wanted to write a crime novel. Experts from the School of Humanities and the Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification (CAHID) will come together to share their expertise and guide students through key aspects of crime, science and the law. This programme is unique to the UK and will provide students with modules in creative writing, the history of ...

New crime writing course with a forensic twist to launch in Dundee

4 Jun 2017

University greets World Environment Day with fully compostable crockery

The University of Dundee has launched its ‘greenest’ cutlery and crockery to date, coinciding with World Environment Day on Monday, 3rd June. The move to new, fully compostable plates, glasses and coffee/tea cups and lids is a first for any university in Scotland. Plates, glasses, cups and lids can all now go in food waste bins while improved cutlery and plastic pots for desserts and sauces are 100% recyclable. Trudy Cunningham, Environment and Sustainability Officer at the University, said, “I am delighted we are the first institution in Scotland to purchase these fully compostable cups ...

University greets World Environment Day with fully compostable crockery

2 Jun 2017

Records broken at 25th Summer Schools

A record number of students will begin their route into higher education next week when they matriculate on the University of Dundee’s renowned Summer School programmes. Some 200 students will arrive on campus on Monday, 5th June for the first day of this year’s Summer Schools. Around 130 will join Dundee University Access to Learning (DUAL) Summer School and a further 70 will log on for the University’s Online Summer School, meaning a record number of learners will be taking part in the access programmes. Access Summer Schools offer an alternative route into higher education for those wh...

Records broken at 25th Summer Schools

2 Jun 2017

Future of European languages to be explored

Dozens of multilinguists, teachers and civil servants from across Europe will come together this weekend at the University of Dundee to discuss the future of languages education. Representatives from the European Commission and the Consuls General of France, Germany and Spain are expected to arrive this Saturday, 3rd June for a discussion on the future of language acquisition in Scotland. A full day of discussions workshops and speeches are planned to be held at the University in partnership with the Spanish Embassy Education Office, Instituto Cervantes, Goethe Institut and the Institut Français. Ma...

Future of European languages to be explored

1 Jun 2017

‘Women and Celebrity Culture’ – Dundee Arts Cafe on June 6th.

This month’s Dundee Arts Café will be taking a look at the role women have played in the creation of celebrity culture. Dr Ana Salzberg from the University of Dundee will be discussing the evolution of stardom and fandom from early Hollywood to contemporary media at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday, 6th June. Dr Salzberg said, “From the earliest days of the film industry, women have played key roles as both professionals and spectators. “The division between the two has blurred today in the age of reality TV and social media, but the dynamic relationshi...

‘Women and Celebrity Culture’ – Dundee Arts Cafe on June 6th.