19 Apr 2017

Wellcome funding boost for Dundee scientists

University of Dundee scientists have won a hat-trick of funding awards from the Wellcome Trust that will see more than £6million invested in their research. Professors Doreen Cantrell, Mark Field and Grahame Hardie, all based in the School of Life Sciences at the University, have been successful in winning grants from Wellcome. “I am delighted to see our scientists continuing to win these very competitive awards, which are supporting world-class research at Dundee,” said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of the School of Life Sciences. “We have a long and proud record of working with Well...

Wellcome funding boost for Dundee scientists

18 Apr 2017

Rambling rover reaches the ‘diamonds’ of Dundee

Steve Hallett (25) reached what he described as the ‘sparkling diamonds’ of Dundee when he crossed the River Tay at midnight on Easter Sunday, during a 700+ mile walk from Newquay to John O’Groats in memory of his late mother. The former University of Dundee applicant who chose Winchester for personal reasons, finally reached the city five years after his initial interest and was given shelter by Lynn Boyle, Lecturer in the School of Education and Social Work at the University. Steve spent his first night in Dudhope Park, the furthest north he has ever been, before being given a roof over...

Rambling rover reaches the ‘diamonds’ of Dundee

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