1 Mar 2017

£1.9million to help children from deprived areas brush up on oral health

A new research project led by the Universities of Dundee and Sheffield has been awarded almost £2million to investigate ways of improving the oral health of young people living in deprived areas. The researchers will work with 48 schools and nearly 6000 young people in Scotland, England and Wales on the four-year Brushing Reminder 4 Good Oral Health (BRIGHT) initiative. BRIGHT, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), will investigate whether a classroom-based lesson about dental health followed by a series of text messages could increase how often and how well children aged 11-16...

£1.9million to help children from deprived areas brush up on oral health

28 Feb 2017

Rare photographs from Duncan of Jordanstone graduate show Dundee’s past

Photographs that provide a fascinating glimpse into a Dundee that has changed completely, from the ruined remains of the old Hawkhill to workers at NCR, will go on display next week at the University of Dundee. The images gathered together in the exhibition `Way Back When’ were taken by Walter Simms, who studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design between 1968 and 1973. He specialised in Graphic Design and Photography and eventually went on to have a successful career in graphic design and museum exhibition design. The photos, which will be on display in the Tower Foyer Gallery from Sa...

Rare photographs from Duncan of Jordanstone graduate show Dundee’s past

28 Feb 2017

City-inspired colouring book set to help students ‘Dee-Stress’

 Students at the University of Dundee can unwind ahead of exams by colouring in illustrations of the city’s most famous landmarks contained in a new book released this week. ‘Dee-Stress’, a 28-page colouring book that will enable students to relax is to be launched by Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) on Thursday 2nd March. Released on the national University Mental Health Day, ‘Dee-Stress’ is filled with prominent landmarks such as the Caird Hall, the RRS Discovery and the Magdalen Green bandstand alongside advice and services available to students at ...

City-inspired colouring book set to help students ‘Dee-Stress’

24 Feb 2017

Nature trail worms its way to Mills Observatory

A new nature trail highlighting the use of a tiny worm in ground-breaking scientific research will go on display this weekend around Mills Observatory in Dundee. Designed by Caitlyn Vesey, a third-year Fine Art student from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee, the trail features rhyming clues which snake around Balgay Hill and in to the Observatory. Caitlyn will be helping launch The Giant Worm Nature Trail at 1pm this Sunday, 26th  February. The launch features a family event led by researchers from the University’s Centre for Gene Regula...

Nature trail worms its way to Mills Observatory

23 Feb 2017

Doris packs a punch – satellite images show the power of Storm Doris

Images captured by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station yesterday and today starkly illustrate the power and size of the most recent ‘weather bomb’ to hit the UK. While Monday 20th February saw London’s warmest day of the winter so far, Thursday 23rd saw torrential rain, wind and even snow come to many parts of the British Isles. The three images (captured by the NPP satellite at 13:07 GMT on 22/07/17, 09:00 GMT on 23/02/2017 from Meteosat-10 (SEVIRI sensor) and 12:48 GMT on 23/02/17 respectively) demonstrate how things changed in 24 hours, with Storm Doris compl...

Doris packs a punch – satellite images show the power of Storm Doris