Professor John Peters was presented with a FaME Award for session 2018-2019 at the annual awards ceremony from the Faculty of Medical Educators (FaME), in association with the School of Medicine. The ceremony took place within the Medical School at Ninewells Hospital on the 18th. March.
D'Arcy Thompson Unit
The University has launched an exciting new initiative called Academics Abroad which is a project designed to raise the profile of the University in key geographies by taking high profile, engaging academics from a variety of disciplines to host large-scale multidisciplinary Discover Dundee events. These are aimed at being memorable, high quality, impactful events that will build brand awareness and reputation in these geographies ultimately leading to increased student numbers through both open recruitment and partnerships.
Grace Harvey has been elected as the new Life Sciences School President in the recent Dundee University Student Association (DUSA) elections. Grace is currently a second year undergraduate neuroscience student who has served as Vice Principal for level 1 and 2 in Life Sciences. This experience has helped to prepare her for her new role of the school president which is key role in the student representation system. The school president leads the student voice for Life Sciences students and acts as the bridge of communication between the staff, students and DUSA.
Dr David Martin a senior lecturer from the D'Arcy Thompson Unit in the School is one of three individuals shortlisted for Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year 2019 by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB). The award recognises teachers who have shown an outstanding contribution to higher education in the biosciences.
All our integrated masters (MSci) programmes in Biological and Biomedical Sciences are now fully accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Previously they had been granted interim Advanced Accreditation, when our degrees had not yet had any graduates. This award builds on the accreditation of our BSc Honours programmes awarded by the Royal Society of Biology in 2016, and makes Dundee one of only eleven universities in the UK to offer a suite of courses which are both accredited at BSc Honours level and have advanced accreditation at MSci level.
Operations Manager and will work closely with the Undergraduate, International and Business Development Executive Support and the Student Support Administrator
D’Arcy Thompson Unit, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
Last week, our annual Honour Project Symposium was held over two days featuring poster presentations by all students on the first day and selected competitive talks given on the second day.
Symposium Prize Winners List
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, self-starting experienced administrator to join the team as School International Executive Support. The role will support the administrative and clerical duties working alongside the Associate Dean International (ADI) to develop and promote the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to international markets.
You will be educated to HND level, with experience within an administrative environment giving personal support to senior members of staff. Experience within Higher Education would be an advantage.
Kim Dale and Miratul Muqit have been promoted to Personal Chair (Professor) as part of the 2018 Annual Review process for academic staff.
Three of our undergraduate students were recognised in the Undergraduate Awards 2018. Emma Sands, Emily Scott and Daniel Squair were 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! The awards aim to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide. Our students submitted work based on their fourth year honours project.