The results of the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020 were recently announced with continued successes for our Biological and Biomedical Sciences programmes. Our degrees, offered through the Schools of Life Sciences and Medicine, maintained the high satisfaction rates that have been recorded in recent years.
D'Arcy Thompson Unit
We would like to congratulate all of our prize winners for the academic year 2019/20 in the School of Life Sciences. We know it has been a challenging year for many reasons, but the dedication and effort you have all put into your studies has been rewarded by your success in winning a school prize (or in some cases more than one!). For those that have graduated we wish you every success in the future and please do keep in touch! For those that are coming back to continue their studies-we look forward to seeing you in the early Autumn.
Dr Stephen Land and Dr David Booth in the D’Arcy Thompson Unit, School of Life Sciences, have published an educational article about their experience using systematic review and meta-analysis to teach principles of experimentation to undergraduate biomedical science students.
Professor Hari Hundal from the School was recognised by the student community in the University at the Dundee University Student Association (DUSA) student-led teaching awards this week. Hari won two awards for his teaching. These were in the Innovation in Teaching category and the Most Inspirational Teacher category (jointly won). These wins follow his award last year, where he also won in the Most Inspirational Teacher category.
When Ashley Giam left Singapore for the UK, she could not have imagined that the move would lead to her working on potential treatments for the deadliest pandemic the world has seen for a century.
Back in 2016, Ashley came to the University of Dundee to study for a Biomedical Sciences degree. Ashley fell in love with research during that time, and the offer of a PhD place at the University in the School of Medicine was the reward for her stellar academic performance.
Our Biological Sciences courses have been ranked 3rd in the UK and 1st in Scotland in the newly published Complete University Guide 2021 rankings.
Dundee was only behind Cambridge and Oxford in the rankings. In addition, we were ranked 2nd in the UK in the Pharmacology & Pharmacy category which recognizes our outstanding Pharmacology degree course.
The University careers service announced the winners of this year's Dundee Plus Awards at an online ceremony last week. These awards honour students who have developed transferrable skills through a host of extra-curricular activities.
Life Sciences were well represented with a number of students from the School named as finalists. Sophie Stewart and Caitlin Kavanagh were named as winners in their respective categories.
Life Sciences undergraduate students are consistently named amongst the top students in the annual Global Undergraduate Awards. Since 2015, we have had 11 students highly commended in the Life Sciences category. This means that they were in the top 10% for their category and this included entrants from students across the world.
This places Dundee in third place amongst the 45 participating institutions which includes Cambridge, Harvard and Imperial.