Exchanges: Inspiring Parkinson’s Conversations

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This year’s winner of the Stephen Fry Public Engagement Project of the Year award was the MRC PPU in the School of Life Sciences for their work on improving the experiences of those living with Parkinson’s. The project team introduce the project below. Interactions between people with Parkinson’s, carers and researchers are often limited to…Continue Reading Exchanges: Inspiring Parkinson’s Conversations

Pentimento: promoting art and creativity as an outlet for trauma

What is Pentimento? Manu Budhathoki DUSA Vice President Community shares a creative project she has been doing to support students’ wellbeing. “Pentimento is a yearlong campaign I started this academic year (2023-2024). The main purpose of the campaign is to promote emotional expression through creative expression. I wanted to tap into people’s interest and potential…Continue Reading Pentimento: promoting art and creativity as an outlet for trauma

Discover CreateSpace!

Ranya Al Ghazi, CreateSpace Student Helper, introduces us to this fantastic facility in the Library. Welcome to CreateSpace, the pulsating core of creativity nestled within our university campus! Here, innovation intertwines with tranquillity, inviting all university staff and students to unleash their limitless creative potential. Beyond being a mere maker space, CreateSpace embodies a lively…Continue Reading Discover CreateSpace!

‘I Am Ready’: The Cottage Family Centre Project

This was a collaborative project between the University of Dundee and the Cottage Family Centre in Kirkcaldy, Fife that brought expectant mothers together to explore their journey of motherhood using creative arts. Facilitated by Shabnam Wasim, (Research and Innovation Services), the project brought Dr Sushila Chowdhry (School of Health Sciences) and Dr Vicky Armstrong (School of…Continue Reading ‘I Am Ready’: The Cottage Family Centre Project

The Global Room

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The University’s Global Room has something for everyone. Find out more about what they do with this blog by Anya Farnan. The Global Room is a social space on City Campus for all students to relax, meet new people and celebrate cultural events. The Global Room offers a drop-in zone during the semester with various…Continue Reading The Global Room

Big Back Garden – Memories of Dundee’s Baxter Park showcased in exhibition

Bandstand performances, talent competitions and firework displays are just some of the fond memories of Baxter Park that will feature in a Big Back Garden exhibition. The exhibition, which is part of the Big Back Garden project led by the University Archives, celebrates Dundee’s iconic Baxter Park by looking at what people remember about the…Continue Reading Big Back Garden – Memories of Dundee’s Baxter Park showcased in exhibition

On Yer Bike – the Public Art Dundee Cycle Trail

Find out about this new initiative from Matthew Jarron, Museum Curator. The Public Art Dundee project began in 2018 with the aim of identifying, researching, recording and promoting the amazing wealth of public art across the city. Dundee has a long history of creating and commissioning public art and was particularly pioneering in its approach…Continue Reading On Yer Bike – the Public Art Dundee Cycle Trail


Our amazing staff and students are nearing the end of their challenges to raise money for Parkinson’s research. There is still time to donate so we thought we should remind you of some of the creative things they have been up to. As well as all the brave (or foolhardy) sporting events there are some…Continue Reading #30DaysChallengeUoD

Bollywood Bonanza!

For International Dance Day we’re delighted to share this fabulous film of Bollywood dance from Usha Mani created in collaboration with Dance Beatz Edinburgh (link below). Usha has been teaching Bollywood dance at the University of Dundee since 2018 and has conducted various dance events in the Global Room for Holi and Diwali. She does…Continue Reading Bollywood Bonanza!

University Mental Health Day

As tomorrow is University Mental Health Day, Student Services will be offering some online and in person activities for staff and students alike, such as: 10am – Chair Yoga with ISE 11am – 15 minute Guided Meditation with Joan Muszynski 12pm – Express Bollywood Dance Class with Dr Usha Mani 1pm – Equilibrium Class with ISE 1pm – Hotchpotch Dundee…Continue Reading University Mental Health Day