University of Dundee

CLS Impact and Outreach

Life Sciences gold award for public engagement

The School of Life Sciences has been awarded a prestigious Gold Watermark for its work in bringing world-class science to the wider community.
The School is the first to receive the faculty-level Gold Engage Watermark award from the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.
To achieve a Gold award the School of Life Sciences needed to demonstrate that they are a beacon of excellence when it comes to sharing the work they do with the wider community and show how public engagement has built substantial momentum over several years.

Recent graduate named Royal Society for Biology in Scotland Outreach Champion

One of this year's Life Sciences graduates, Rebecca Buick, has won the 2017 Royal Society for Biology in Scotland Outreach Champion competition. Rebecca undertook a Science Communication Honours project under the supervision of Jenny Woof, and also took part in a couple of other events that Jenny was engaged in during the Dundee Science Festival 2016.

Café Science Dundee: A Brief History of Life

DNA contains the blueprint for all of life on earth, wrapped up into chromosomes at the heart of every cell.  Small differences in our DNA make each individual unique and help to explain why we are how we are, whether we consider humans, other animals, plants, or even tiny bacteria.
This event with Prof Karim Labib discusses how cells are able to pass on their DNA from one generation to the next, and considers what this process can tell us about the evolution of life on earth, beginning with the first cell.