17 Apr 2017

‘Wellcome Book Prize 2017: The Story' – 29th April

Award-winning author Val McDermid will be exploring books that grapple with life and death as part of the next Saturday Evening Lecture at the University of Dundee.   The crime writer will be discussing this year’s Wellcome Book Prize, a competition which celebrates works of fiction or non-fiction that engage with some aspect of medicine.   Val has chaired this year’s Prize, and will be talking about the list of titles on Saturday, 29th April in the Dalhousie Building. It will be chaired by Professor Dame Sue Black.   At some point, medicine touches all of our lives. The subjects...

‘Wellcome Book Prize 2017: The Story' – 29th April

15 Apr 2017

Royal visit highlights Thailand connections for University

The University of Dundee welcomed a royal visitor this weekend with HRH Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand arriving to see the world-class education and training facilities in the School of Medicine at Ninewells. The Princess has established the HRH Princess Chulabhorn College of Medical Science in Thailand. During her visit to the University she was shown areas of the medical school including Dundee's leading provision in clinical skills training. Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, said, "We have been delighted to welcome HRH Princess Chulabhorn to Dundee. "We have es...

Royal visit highlights Thailand connections for University

12 Apr 2017

Mental health nurse shortlisted for prestigious award

A mental health nursing student from the University of Dundee is up for a prestigious award from the Royal College of Nursing. Third-year student Kirsty Killiard is the only mental health nurse from Scotland to be shortlisted for the national Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award, which will be announced in May. Kirsty (25), from Lochgelly, is one of four finalists chosen for the award which celebrates student nurses who stand out as patient champions and have changed nursing practice as a result of their own experience or interaction with patients. Kirsty was shortlisted after she introduced a significant cha...

Mental health nurse shortlisted for prestigious award

10 Apr 2017

Dundee academic honoured for `outstanding’ research

Dr James Chalmers, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded the Patrick Neill Medal by the Royal Society of Edinburgh for his outstanding research work on respiratory infections and his expertise in bronchiectasis. The Patrick Neill Medal is one of the RSE’s major prizes for early career researchers in Scotland. Dr Chalmers is a Discovery Fellow and Honorary Consultant Physician in the Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, part of the University’s School of Medicine. He is leading the University’s contribution to a €50 million, Europe-wide, project to develop new drugs th...

Dundee academic honoured for `outstanding’ research

10 Apr 2017

Top 10 ranking for Dundee in best value for money survey

The University of Dundee has ranked amongst the top 10 best value for money universities in the UK. Dundee achieved the ranking in Expert Market’s new study to find out which institution promises best value for money. It also received praise for its excellent employment prospects, combined with cheap living costs. The report looked at a range of variables including typical student outgoings, the cost of renting and employment prospects post-graduation. Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching) Karl Leydecker said, “This is another great piece of news for the University that is helping us to move...

Top 10 ranking for Dundee in best value for money survey