10 Nov 2016

University gets active for transgender students

Students from the University of Dundee’s LGBT+ Society have teamed up with The Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE) to pilot a new project, which will allow trans and gender non-conforming students supported access to the gym and sports teams. Recent estimates suggest that 1 in 200 people identify with being trans and gender non-conforming. Those who align with this can suffer dysphoria and risk of harassment, a barrier when accessing clearly gendered facilities including sporting services. The pilot project, which is open to students from both Dundee and Abertay Universitie...

University gets active for transgender students

9 Nov 2016

Award for ‘outstanding’ research

Scientists from the University of Dundee have written one of the five most outstanding research papers of the past year, according to a prestigious academic journal. An international study led by Professor Chim Lang and Dr Graham Rena at Dundee’s Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine showed how Metformin, the world’s most commonly used Type 2 diabetes drug, may be ‘repurposed’ to treat non-diabetic conditions. The paper was published in Circulation Research in August and has been named in the journal’s Best Manuscript Awards 2016 alongside four other scientific papers fr...

Award for ‘outstanding’ research

9 Nov 2016

University to honour outstanding alumni at Winter Graduation

The University of Dundee will honour three of our outstanding alumni at this year’s Winter Graduation ceremonies on November 17th and 18th. Children’s author Pamela Butchart, leading lawyer Joyce Cullen and Dr Niall Elliott, Team GB’s Chief Medical Officer for the Olympics, will all be given honorary degrees at the ceremonies in Caird Hall in Dundee, alongside hundreds of new graduates. All three are already graduates of the University and have gone on to considerable success in their chosen fields. “In choosing our honorary graduands we look for people who are inspiring to our stud...

University to honour outstanding alumni at Winter Graduation

8 Nov 2016

Professor Sue Black receives her Damehood

Professor Sue Black, one of the world’s foremost experts in forensic anthropology, today received her Damehood from HM The Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Professor Black was named in The Queen’s 90th birthday Honours earlier this year. She is Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) and co-Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, based at the University of Dundee. Her forensic expertise has been crucial to a number of high-profile criminal cases, including the conviction of Scotland’s largest paedophile ring in 2009 and more re...

Professor Sue Black receives her Damehood

8 Nov 2016

University moves up a gear with Cycle Friendly Award

The University of Dundee has been named Cycle Friendly Campus of the Year, an award recognising the institution’s efforts to promote sustainable travel. The award was presented at Cycling Scotland’s inaugural award ceremony and celebrates the University as the first campus in Scotland to achieved Cycle Friendly status through its five-year strategy to build a sustainable transport hub. Initiatives include solar-powered electric bike recharging stations as well as an inner tube vending machine and an outdoor maintenance stand. Trudy Cunningham, Environment and Sustainability Officer at the Unive...

University moves up a gear with Cycle Friendly Award