20 May 2016

University community helps drive Dundee Design Festival

The University of Dundee will be at the forefront of next week’s Dundee Design Festival, highlighting the vital role it is playing in the city’s reinvention. Dundee, the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design, is hosting the first Dundee Design Festival at the former West Ward Works from 25th to 28th May. With a theme of health and wellbeing, including digital, games, textiles, healthcare, social design and architecture, the ground-breaking work will examine how design affects all aspects of our lives. Students, graduates, academics, artists and designers from the University are leading or other...

University community helps drive Dundee Design Festival

20 May 2016

University marks International Clinical Trials Day

Today (May 20th) is International Clinical Trials Day, and teams from the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside are out and about encouraging local people to get involved in research. International Clinical Trials Day celebrates the anniversary of the very first clinical trial, held in 1747 by James Lind, who discovered that citrus fruits such as limes could cure scurvy in sailors. Since then, clinical trials have led to major advances in medicine, such as cures for tuberculosis, effective treatments for heart attacks and strokes, plus important advances in the treatment of many cancers, such as leukaemia, ...

University marks International Clinical Trials Day

20 May 2016

Textile lecturers racing to fundraise for students

Teaching staff from the University of Dundee are aiming for a personal best when they enter the Edinburgh half-marathon at the end of this month, in an effort to raise money for graduating Textile Design students to attend the prestigious New Designers exhibition later this year. Lecturers Sara Robertson and Jane Keith of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design are aiming to complete the half-marathon in less than two hours. Dr Robertson, Course Director for Textile Design, explained, “We are running to give our Textile Design graduates an extra boost to launch their careers at New Designers ...

Textile lecturers racing to fundraise for students

19 May 2016

Students get chance to impress ‘Sew Yummy’ ‘Menswear Designer’

Textile Design students from the University of Dundee will have the opportunity to wow Patrick Grant, leading fashion designer and star of The Great British Sewing Bee, when he meets with them next week. The creator of acclaimed menswear collections will be taking part in a number of events when he visits the city on Saturday, 28th May. Final-year students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, part of the University, will showcase their work to Patrick, who will discuss their creations with them and pass on advice from his experiences in the industry. The students’ work will be on d...

Students get chance to impress ‘Sew Yummy’ ‘Menswear Designer’

19 May 2016

From drum ‘n’ bass to tables and chairs

A former DJ who discovered a passion for Scandinavian furniture will be exhibiting his own stunning designs at this year’s University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show. Jon Christie co-owned the Pressure Records shop in Dundee and DJ’d in a variety of styles before a visit to his wife’s Danish homeland changed his life more than 20 years ago. He was blown away by the elegance of the furniture he encountered in the homes of his in-laws and his wife’s friends. Jon was also impressed by how the Danes’ placed huge value on the quality of construction as well as ae...

From drum ‘n’ bass to tables and chairs