University of Dundee. Scottish University of the Year 2017.

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Wednesday 23 May 2018

Student Newsletter issue 69




Dundee named in top 10 best European destinations 2018

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The “thriving, creative” city of Dundee has been rated as one of the best places in Europe to visit this year by Lonely Planet.

Dundee, the Lonely Planet said, has often been overlooked by visitors to Scotland, deserves its place in the top ten because of its head-turning transformation and “nationally important museums and attractions”.

Read the full story.



SAAS funding

Applications are now open for 2018/19 funding applications for all students funded by SAAS.

You have to apply every year for your funding package.

SAAS guarantee that if you have your supporting documents and application complete by 30th June, you’ll have your funding in place for when you start again in September.

Apply now at:

For further information, get in touch with the Student Funding Unit:


Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching

Four members of staff have been recognised this year by the conferment of the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching at the University:

  • Janice Aitken, Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean for Quality & Academic Standards, Art & Design
  • Professor Stuart Cross, Professor of Law and Head of Discipline, Social Sciences
  • John Lee, Head of Undergraduate Studies, Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Professor John Peters, Professor of Pharmacology, Life Sciences

The winners of the Chancellor's Award must demonstrate enhancement to practice, sustainable change and impact as a result of their teaching.


Enquiry Centre closed afternoon of Wednesday 30 May

The Enquiry Centre will be closed for the Annual Service Review on Wednesday 30 May 1.45pm - 4pm. Any enquirers will be directed to the Hive, Level 4, DUSA.


Dundee Foodbank box - new locations

The Dundee Foodbank box is no longer in the Tower Building foyer, please drop off your contributions at the Chaplaincy Centre instead. 

For further details please visit Dundee Foodbank’s website.


Dundee University Against Poverty (DUAP) collection

Moving out? DUAP will collect any items you wish to donate, instead of throwing them away.

For a full list of items, DUAP will collect and to arrange a collection time, message the team here.


University news

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Student Led Teaching Awards - winners announced at awards ceremony

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The Student Led Teaching Awards took place on Friday 11 May at DUSA | The Union. 

Students nominated staff in different categories and the winners were announced at the black tie dinner and awards ceremony.

Find out who won

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Student’s car seat will stop dogs having ‘ruff’ ride

They may be man’s best friend but beloved pet pooches can become lethal projectiles when caught up in car accidents. However, an ingenious new system developed by student Minrui Jiao could herald the beginning of safer doggy days out!

Read the full story.


New grants mean 50 years of research

Professor Sir Philip Cohen has been awarded new research grants that will mean his work at the University has been funded continuously for 50 years.

Read the full story.


What's on

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Marie Curie Annual Abseil (Sun 3 Jun)

Marie Curie is looking for daredevils for its annual abseil down the Tower Building on Sunday 3 June.

Participants must be 16 or over, pay £25 to register and commit to raise £100 for the charity which provides free professional nursing care to the terminally ill at home. All money raised stays in the DD postcode area.

Email Hazel for details or phone 01382 736627.


Careers Service


Summer Quick Query Timetable (Mon 21 May - Fri 7 Sep)

Quick Queries will be running Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-3pm at the Careers Service, 1 Airlie Place.

Quick Queries is great for quick questions, CV checks or reviewing your applications. You don’t need an appointment - just turn up!


Chartered Management Institute Masterclass (Wed 6 Jun)

A Masterclass on business careers with a focus on effective leadership within an organisation.  

Sign up.


Requests for help


Join TICR in this year's Kiltwalk

TICR is looking for walkers of all ages to take part in this year’s Kiltwalk. 

If you would like to support TICR in the fight against Heart Disease, Leg Artery Disease and Stroke, come and join the TICR Trekkers - sign up online

Please email with any enquiries.


Participants needed for Psychology experiments

Laura Wakeford, Postdoctoral Researcher in Psychology, is looking for participants to take part in a few psychology experiments. Please email Laura ( to find out more.


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