17 Mar 2016

Principal and Rector to row, row, row for charity

Professor Sir Pete Downes and Mark Beaumont, Principal and Rector of the University respectively, will next month join members of Dundee University Boat Club for a rowing marathon to help celebrate the club’s 25th anniversary. The fundraising event on Friday, 1st April will see six rowing machines installed at the University’s Institute for Sports and Exercise, outside Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) and outside the Overgate Shopping Centre. Club members will work in shifts from 9am-9pm to try and row a combined distance of 835km – the same amount of terrain that Mark...

Principal and Rector to row, row, row for charity

16 Mar 2016

Interventions on high-risk prescribing can cut hospital admissions

High-risk prescribing and preventable drug-related complications in primary care are major concerns for health care systems internationally, responsible for up to 4 per cent of emergency hospital admissions. Now a major study of drug prescribing has shown that intervening in primary care health practices can significantly reduce rates of high-risk prescribing of drugs. The results of the study have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, led by NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee, has also shown that the change in prescribing patterns can lead to significant reductions in rel...

Interventions on high-risk prescribing can cut hospital admissions

16 Mar 2016

Dundee students win animation prize for best TV licence excuses video

Animation students from the University of Dundee have scooped a prestigious competition win by bringing to life a bizarre excuse for watching TV without having a TV licence. The winner of the People’s Choice film, ‘King of Scotland’ received 173 ‘likes’ on the TV Licensing YouTube channel from a total of more than 1,000 votes, seeing off competition from films produced by degree course students from Derby, Middlesex, Belfast and Bristol1. All teams produced a range of animations illustrating the dubious explanations for non-payment, which visiting officers and call centre staf...

16 Mar 2016

Experts and patients meet to tackle Scotland’s chronic pain

The latest developments in tackling chronic pain suffered by people across Scotland will be discussed at a meeting of experts and patients this week at the University of Dundee. The Scottish Pain Research Community (SPaRC) 6th annual scientific meeting, taking place on Friday March 18th, is the country’s major gathering of experts in pain management and relief, with patients also playing a key part. “Chronic pain is common to many major diseases and conditions and affects hundreds of thousands of people across Scotland,” said Dr Lesley Colvin, Consultant/Reader in Anaesthesia and Pain Med...

Experts and patients meet to tackle Scotland’s chronic pain

15 Mar 2016

Dundee to host sports championships

Scotland’s biggest student sports competition will tomorrow take place at the University of Dundee for the fifth time in six years. The University’s Institute of Sport and Exercise will host the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Conference Cup Finals and around 400 student competitors from 12 institutions will descend upon the campus to contest 16 finals in badminton, basketball, football, hockey, rugby, netball, tennis and volleyball. Dundee will be represented by its men’s tennis team, who will compete against their counterparts from the University of Strathclyde at the campus co...

Dundee to host sports championships