27 Jun 2016

‘Leaping Girl’ puts Professor in line for award

Graeme Hutton, Professor of Architecture at the University of Dundee, is in the running for a national photography award celebrating the UK’s best museums. Five museums and galleries have been shortlisted for the Museum of the Year prize awarded annually by the Art Fund organisation. Alongside the main award, Art Fund are running a competition to find the best photograph of the shortlisted entries. Professor Hutton’s picture, ‘Leaping Girl’, was chosen by world-renowned photographer Rankin as the best submission showing off the Jupiter Artland attraction. Members of the public have ...

‘Leaping Girl’ puts Professor in line for award

23 Jun 2016

‘Outstanding’ mother and son hailed at Graduation

Mechanical Engineering student Jamie Scott will be recognised for his stellar academic achievements at the University of Dundee on the same day that the institution celebrates his mother’s exceptional teaching. Jamie (23) will graduate with First Class honours in Mechanical Engineering at the Caird Hall on the morning of Friday, 24th June and will receive the School of Science & Engineering’s Sir James Black Prize during the same ceremony. These annual awards are presented by each of the University’s component Schools to the final-year undergraduate student making the most outstanding...

‘Outstanding’ mother and son hailed at Graduation

23 Jun 2016

Snow Patrol degree postponed by illness

The award of a honorary degree by the University of Dundee to Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has had to be postponed due to illness. Gary was due to receive his honorary degree from the University on Friday June 24th but he has been hit with an illness that has meant he is currently unable to travel from his home in California. “I am heartbroken to miss the Graduation, and also the chance to see Northern Ireland playing in the Euro Championships, but I am hoping to make it back to Dundee at the next possible opportunity,” said Gary. The University will award Gary his honorary degree at a f...

Snow Patrol degree postponed by illness

23 Jun 2016

High-achieving couple have Summer School to thank for success – and love

David Ogle and Cassie Hinkson will both graduate from the University of Dundee with First-Class Honours this week – four years after a course for people without the grades to enter university led them to the city and into each other’s lives. David (30) and Cassie (25) met after enrolling on the Dundee University Access to Learning (DUAL) Summer School in June 2012. After successfully completing the course they took up places at the University and will collect their top-ranked degrees at Dundee’s annual Graduation ceremony at Caird Hall on Friday, 24th June. David, who studied Computing Sc...

High-achieving couple have Summer School to thank for success – and love

22 Jun 2016

Leading German expert to talk on the Somme

A public lecture at the University of Dundee next week will explore the most devastating battle of the Great War from a German perspective. Benjamin Ziemann, Professor of Modern German History at the University of Sheffield will deliver the Great War Dundee (GWD) partnership’s Somme commemoration lecture on Saturday, July 2. The Battle of the Somme was the largest Western Front battle of the First World War, beginning on July 1, 1916 and ending 141 days later. By the end of the battle, the British Army had suffered 420,000 casualties. There were 57,470 on the first day alone, 19,240 of whom died. Fif...

Leading German expert to talk on the Somme