21 Aug 2017

Nursing students work to save lives during earthquake scenario

A major earthquake has struck Dundee and Fife, and University of Dundee nursing students have been drafted in to help. Magdalen Green in Dundee and Beveridge Park in Kirkcaldy will be turned into major incident zones as part of annual resilience training for first-year students. They will be asked to react to the scenario that there has been an earthquake and they must act fast to help those in need. Over 180 students will be providing first aid and specialist care to a team of volunteers with the help of the 225 Medical Regiment Scotland. The exercise will run for several days with both Dundee and Kirkc...

Nursing students work to save lives during earthquake scenario

17 Aug 2017

Dundee to lead the way in tackling lung disease after award

Respiratory researcher James Chalmers has been awarded the title of Professor and a £422,440 grant to conduct ground-breaking research into a common but neglected lung disease at the University of Dundee. The prestigious award was granted by the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and jointly funded by GSK and the University, which will become a leading centre in tackling bronchiectasis, a common lung disease that can develop when the airways become damaged. Bronchiectasis causes cough and a build-up of mucus which leads to frequent chest infections. It is a long-term condition affecting over 200,000 peopl...

Dundee to lead the way in tackling lung disease after award

16 Aug 2017

Former film set designer to showcase work at Masters Show

A woman who once designed stunt sets for Sylvester Stallone will showcase her CGI film at this year’s University of Dundee Masters Show. Andrea McSwan had a successful career in TV and film but had always found animation fascinating. She hoped her career in Art Direction would help her on the MSc Animation & VFX at Dundee. Andrea graduated from the Wimbledon School of Art in London with a degree in Theatre Design in 1990. This led to a BAFTA Postgraduate scholarship to train in set design at the National Film and Television School. It was during this time that she found herself signed up to work ...

Former film set designer to showcase work at Masters Show

14 Aug 2017

Cancer survivor channels experience into animation

A University of Dundee student who battled cancer has used his experiences during treatment to come up with a novel way to help cancer specialist nurses. Medical Art student Ryan Berardi, from New Jersey has created a 3D animation for nurses to use if chemotherapy is unintentionally wrongly administered. This project is part of Ryan’s exhibit at this year’s Masters Show, which takes place at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design from Friday, 18th August. Ryan’s animation focuses on a patient’s anatomy, but also involves surgical tools and equipment. It could be used ...

Cancer survivor channels experience into animation

11 Aug 2017

Book Prize winner returns to Dundee

US author Jessica Thummel, winner of last year’s Dundee International Book Prize, will return to the city next week to celebrate the launch of her debut novel. Jessica’s winning entry, The Cure For Lonely, earned her £5000, a publishing deal with Freight Books and a week’s protected writing time in Scotland as part of the prize. As well as writing and exploring Dundee during her time in Scotland, Jessica will appear at Edinburgh International Book Festival to promote her book, which was published last month to critical acclaim. The Cure For Lonely is the coming-of-age story of Sam G...

Book Prize winner returns to Dundee