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Professor Chris Whatley receives OBE

Chris Whatley, Professor of Scottish History and former Vice-Principal of the University of Dundee, today received an OBE at a ceremony at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Professor Whatley was awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for his services to Scottish history education. “I am delighted and it is great news for the University as well,” said Professor Whatley on the announcement of the OBE. He has been Professor of Scottish History at the University since 1997 and was Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts and Social Sciences until last year. He headed the...

Scotland’s design graduates lead the field


Scotland’s role in the forefront of innovation and creativity has been underlined by half of this year’s New Design Awards, the UK’s biggest showcase for young designers, being won by graduates of its Higher Education institutions. Six of the thirteen main awards and half the associate prizes presented at the first tranche of New Designers 2015 in London were won by graduates from Scotland’s art schools and universities, including Calum Wilson, who graduated from the University of Dundee last week. Callum, who studied Textile Design at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone Co...

Nathwani family cross the globe to celebrate Alka’s graduation


Families travelled from far and wide to celebrate their loved ones’ graduation at the University of Dundee last week but none clocked up more miles than the Nathwani family. Distance learning student Alka Nathwani was accompanied by her sister Pratiksha as she travelled from Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania to collect her BA Early Childhood Study degree but with family scattered across the four continents that was only part of the story. Alka’s daughter and two sons all study overseas but were determined to be with their mother on her big day. Krishna flew in from Sydney for her mother’s graduat...

Dundee first UK university to graduate `Science Without Borders’ medical students

The University of Dundee has become the first university in the UK to produce medical graduates through the Science Without Borders scheme. The graduation ceremony at Dundee this afternoon, Friday June 26th, saw four Brazilian students graduating from the Medical School. Gabriel Maia Costa, Rogerio Magno Do Nascimento Filho, Nicole Georges Lambrakos and Carlos Augusto Nunes Martini have all completed the Intercalated courses for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science. The Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery of the Medical School was the first to accept medical students in the UK via the...

First John Gibson Awards to be presented


The first ever winners of the John Gibson Award for Services to Computing at the University of Dundee will receive their prize later today. The University’s School of Computing has presented awards to students to coincide with graduation for a number of years but they have been renamed in honour of John Gibson, a founder member of its User Centre who died last year. Steph Lee and Graeme Brown will receive their awards at 4pm on Friday, 26th June at the User Centre, Queen Mother Building, having graduated earlier in the day. Members of Mr Gibson’s family will be in attendance at the ceremony. Pr...

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