16 Jan 2017

University offers £25,000 Venture prizes to find new entrepreneurs

The University has launched a £25,000 competition to support new business ideas among students, staff and recent alumni. The Venture 2017 Competition is open for applications now, with specific categories for: Undergraduate Student Award, early stage idea (£2,500 prize fund, sponsored by University of Dundee Centre of Entrepreneurship) Undergraduate Student Award, final-year student (£5,000 prize fund, sponsored by i-design ltd.) Postgraduate Student Award (£5,000 prize fund, sponsored by Enterprise Campus) Alumni Award, for those who graduated within the last two years (£2,5...

University offers £25,000 Venture prizes to find new entrepreneurs

13 Jan 2017

Stephen Fry Awards for immunology researcher and street children project

Stephen Fry has praised University of Dundee academics for their efforts in communicating their research to the public and helping transform lives from Scotland to southern Africa. The University will tomorrow present the 2017 Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research during its annual Discovery Days ceremony at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill. The winner of the Public Engagement Project of the Year award is ‘Growing up on the Streets’, a project seeking to improve the lives of vulnerable and marginalised street children in Africa. Professor Jennifer Woof has bee...

Stephen Fry Awards for immunology researcher and street children project

13 Jan 2017

University calls for Carmina Burana Choir

The University of Dundee Choir has challenged the general public to shake off their January blues and stretch their vocal chords as it opens its doors to wider than ever before. Students, staff and members of the public are invited to join rehearsals on Tuesday, 17th January at 7.30pm at the Bonar Hall. Those successful will join the University Orchestra to perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana as well as pieces from Brahms and Grieg on Sunday, 26th March 2017 in the Caird Hall. Graeme Stevenson, Music Director at the University, said, “We openly challenge anyone living in the Tayside area to join...

University calls for Carmina Burana Choir

10 Jan 2017

‘Signal/Noise: Imaging/Drawing – exhibition at LifeSpace Gallery

Artwork inspired by medical data will go on display this week at the University of Dundee’s LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery. An exhibition of drawings and animations by Manchester-based artist and researcher Daksha Patel will open on Wednesday, 11th January. It includes her recent work based on medical and scientific data and imaging technologies. Daksha is interested in unpredictability and the unknown in both art and science, and her drawing practice often employs unstable materials, such as clay and latex. She was recently part of a residency in Imaging Science at the University of Manchest...

‘Signal/Noise: Imaging/Drawing – exhibition at LifeSpace Gallery

9 Jan 2017

`Ben Nevis’ of tablet brings almost £60,000 to cancer research

A mountain of homemade tablet taller than Ben Nevis has helped a Dundee woman raise almost £60,000 for breast cancer research. Fiona Edwards has been selling her homemade tablet at running events and through friends and family around Tayside and Fife since 2003 to support breast cancer research at the University of Dundee. In 2016 she raised over £6000, bringing her total to just under £60,000. “I’ve worked out that if all the tablet I’ve made was stacked up it would be taller than Ben Nevis!” said Fiona. “I still sell much of the tablet at running events acr...

`Ben Nevis’ of tablet brings almost £60,000 to cancer research