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

#30DaysChallengeUoD

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

Let’s feel well together

Our great team at student services have been working hard to make sure that we stay connected and look after our mental and physical health. The Well Together #ConnectedCommunity resources on Teams are just the inspiration we need and free for all in the University to access. Books, podcasts, crafts, exercise, recipes – take some…Continue Reading Let’s feel well together

Minds Matters Month

As it is Minds Matters Month, DUSA The Union have set up a series of virtual events to help students destress and improve their mental health. For instance, they will hold their first ever virtual pet therapy day, to meet the animals behind the screens and chat all things animals. As well as a virtual…Continue Reading Minds Matters Month

Well Together Week

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing and the new stresses of everyday life, our mental health may have been affected as result. Consequently, the University have set up a series of Well Together events taking place over the span of a week to try and bring us together and take time off from studying with the…Continue Reading Well Together Week

#WellTogether: OpSoc perform ‘You Will Be Found’ from the musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

For the finale of #WellTogether week, we would like to share with you this incredibly moving rendition of ‘You Will Be Found’ from the musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ which was created by OpSoc for #WellTogether Week on the #DundeeUniCulture blog. For OpSoc members, continuing to perform and enjoy musical theatre is a way that we…Continue Reading #WellTogether: OpSoc perform ‘You Will Be Found’ from the musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

#WellTogether: University of Dundee Archives and Mental Health Part 3

For her third and final film for #WellTogether Week, University Archivist Caroline Brown shows us another project of the University Archives which relates to the NHS Tayside collection – in particular the Strathmartine Hospital. The project was funded by Heritage Lottery and was in partnership with Social Work at University of Dundee, the Thera Trust…Continue Reading #WellTogether: University of Dundee Archives and Mental Health Part 3