31 Jul 2017

Lord Naren Patel to step down as Chancellor

Lord Naren Patel has announced he is to stand down as Chancellor of the University of Dundee after 11 years in the post. Lord Patel was appointed Chancellor in April 2006.  The role is the most senior in the University and involves acting as its ceremonial head, presiding over Academic Ceremonies and acting as President of the Graduates’ Association. Over the years, among his other duties, Lord Patel has conferred degrees on thousands of students at the University’s graduation ceremonies and been an outstanding advocate for the University and its interests. He is the fourth person to have ...

Lord Naren Patel to step down as Chancellor

27 Jul 2017

Professor Mike Ferguson appointed Wellcome Trust Deputy Chair of Governors

Professor Mike Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has been appointed Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors of the Wellcome Trust, one of the UK’s largest charities. Professor Ferguson, who will also continue his work at the University, takes up the post from January 2018. He is taking over from Professor Dame Kay Davies. Professor Ferguson has been on the Board of Governors at Wellcome since January 2012. Wellcome’s chair Eliza Manningham-Buller said, “Mike’s new role will allow us to benefit from even more of his expertise.” Professor Fe...

Professor Mike Ferguson appointed Wellcome Trust Deputy Chair of Governors

25 Jul 2017

Girls in Print: Female Figures in British Comics

Girl power is the focus of a new exhibition at the University of Dundee which takes a look at how women have been portrayed in comic books. ‘Girls in Print’ is now on display in the Tower Building Foyer and showcases original artwork from a number of DC Thomson titles such as The Topper, Bunty and Twinkle. The exhibition has been curated by Louise Quirion, a recent graduate from the University’s MLitt course in Comics & Graphic Novels.  Louise said, “When I began looking into this area, I was amazed at the range of stories covered by girls’ comics. As well as school a...

Girls in Print: Female Figures in British Comics

25 Jul 2017

'Graduate Attributes in Higher Education' - new book

In the wake of the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results, a new book highlighting a range of graduate attributes which provide added value to a degree in today’s competitive job market has been launched by academics at the University of Dundee. Graduate Attributes in Higher Education, written and edited by specialists across a range of disciplines from the University and colleagues at the University of Highlands and Islands, is a timely reminder of how studying at higher education level provides more than core subject knowledge.   The book draws attention to the fact that in an increa...

'Graduate Attributes in Higher Education' - new book

24 Jul 2017

Miniature marvels under the microscope

Fruit flies, larvae, and flat-worms used by the University of Dundee in ground-breaking scientific research will be going under the microscope at Mills Observatory this week. Members of the public are invited to delve into the world of the microscopic marvels in biological sciences from 1- 3pm on Wednesday, 26th July.  Admission is free and experts from the School of Life Sciences at the University will be on hand to help those attending in their interactive exploration of the miniature model organisms.  Dr Alan Prescott, a Senior Lecturer at the University who specialises in microscopy, said, &l...

Miniature marvels under the microscope