Writing History with the Archives

Writing History was an innovative School of Humanities module which encouraged students to explore different approaches to research and writing through the medium of the University’s archive collections. Students used records of Dundee’s jute industry, case books and other material from local asylums, and a range of items from whaling collections to consider how history…Continue Reading Writing History with the Archives

Both Sides, Now – Science Art at Stobfest

It’s fair to say that community festivals across Dundee have struggled over the past year. Both the Stobswell Forum and the University’s own Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) were determined to make Stobfest, Stobswell’s annual festival, happen in 2021. Ali Floyd, from WCAIR tells us more about the festival, held earlier this year, and some of the great…Continue Reading Both Sides, Now – Science Art at Stobfest

Lifedown Lockdrawing

Enjoy delving into the digital copy of Lifedown Lockdrawing!   Accessible here this open, generously spirited, and intimate publication marks a snapshot of DJCAD art and design students’ experience of life drawing and creating a drawing community during the recent sensibilities of lockdown. The idea of generating a capture of the students’ recent output, however that…Continue Reading Lifedown Lockdrawing


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

The Wonderful World of Microbes

On the 27 June it is World Microbiome Day. It is a day to celebrate the wonderful world of microbes by connecting those who work with them with the wider public. At the University of Dundee, we have scientists across various disciplines studying microbes. These include medical doctors, research scientists, dentists and mathematicians. Meet some of them here:  Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall…Continue Reading The Wonderful World of Microbes

Be creative with CreateSpace!

Have you missed the fabulous online activities run by the Library’s CreateSpace team? Now’s the time to find out more, catch up on previous presentations and book for future events. Covering everything from knitting to 3D printing via visible mending and drawing this is your chance to learn a new skill or just let your…Continue Reading Be creative with CreateSpace!

In conversation with Architecture alumni around the world

Join Laura Hebdon, Ross Cochrane and Shawn Leishman today at 1pm to hear about their varied and exciting international journeys since graduating from Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Dundee. They will discuss their projects at this online event, including designing boutique hotels in rural China, planning the expansion of Auckland Airport in…Continue Reading In conversation with Architecture alumni around the world

Then and now – changing Dundee: New Dines and the University Library

The first students’ union at University College Dundee’s was formed in 1886 but it wasn’t until 1904 that it was given its first premises at Ellenbank (No.1 Perth Road) a converted Georgian villa. By the 1950s it was clear that this was too small for an ever-expanding student population, leading to plans for new facilities…Continue Reading Then and now – changing Dundee: New Dines and the University Library