30 Nov 2016

NMC appoints Professor Mary Renfrew to lead development of new midwifery standards

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has appointed Professor Mary Renfrew FRSE to lead on the development of new standards of competence for the future graduate registered midwife.  Professor Renfrew is Associate Dean in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences in the University of Dundee, where she is Director of the Mother and Infant Research Unit. She also leads the Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre. Professor Renfrew joins the NMC with over 30 years’ experience in midwifery and maternity care. She has led work in research, undergraduate and postgraduate education, and evi...

NMC appoints Professor Mary Renfrew to lead development of new midwifery standards

30 Nov 2016

Student nurses put through their paces

More than 300 student nurses from the University of Dundee are battling through a unique military boot camp this month with the 225 (Scottish) Medical Regiment. Training with some of Scotland’s Army reservists, students from both the Dundee and Kirkcaldy campuses are developing their team-working, leadership skills and physical and emotional resilience at Oliver Barracks, Dalkeith Road in Dundee and in Glenrothes. The voluntary programme called Exercise Team Spirit has seen first-year nursing students work in small teams to test a range of skills including mental agility, response time, observational...

Student nurses put through their paces

29 Nov 2016

Graduate takes home award for essay on climate change

A University of Dundee graduate has won a major European honour at the Undergraduate Awards, the largest international academic awards programme. Chloe Lewis, who graduated in Jewellery and Metal Design in June, took home the regional award for Visual Arts & Design from the Undergraduate Awards, meaning she came out top in Europe for her essay on the impacts of climate change. Her writing was inspired by her final year project where she explored the impacts of temperature fluctuation within the Arctic Ocean, creating jewellery in water at different temperatures.  Cited as the ultimate championship...

Graduate takes home award for essay on climate change

29 Nov 2016

Laser technology to help take Large Hadron Collider to next level

Pioneering laser technology could boost the performance of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN to new levels of efficiency, helping unlock some of science’s greatest mysteries going back to the `Big Bang’.  The technology for the surface modification of metals known as LESS (Laser Engineered Surface Structures) for this specific application is the result of a collaboration between the University of Dundee and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).  Dundee and STFC have now entered into partnership with CERN to employ the new technology, which is aimed at clearing th...

Laser technology to help take Large Hadron Collider to next level

29 Nov 2016

Post-truth fake news from 80 years ago

A post-truth world of fake news in which technology helps spread terror – not 2016 in microcosm but the classic adaptation of The Invisible Man, which will be shown at Dundee Contemporary Arts this weekend. The screening, taking place on Sunday, 4th December, will bring the curtain down on the University of Dundee’s month-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of H.G. Wells’ birth. It will be preceded by an illustrated talk by the University's Dr Keith Williams exploring how Wells foresaw the moving image media – including television, surveillance, videos and virtual reality &nda...

Post-truth fake news from 80 years ago