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2014

Revolutionary shift in treating mental health problems

An innovative new way of assessing a person’s recovery from mental health problems has been developed by the mental health charity Penumbra and Abertay University.

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Research Excellence Framework 2014 confirms Abertay's 'inclusive' strategy

Abertay improved its overall score by almost 18%, with world-leading or internationally excellent research confirmed in all seven research areas submitted, as well as leading Scotland's modern universities in research intensity.

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Donner and Blitzened: the Christmas cocktail everyone's talking about

With Santa no longer able to take his customary tipple due to the new drink driving limit in Scotland - and with Rudolph only ever having been offered a carrot - the food innovation team at Abertay University felt it was time to start a new tradition.

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Causes of muscle ageing to be pinpointed by Abertay scientists

Sports scientists at Abertay University believe they have worked out what it is that causes our muscles to weaken as we age, and have secured funding from The Carnegie Trust to test their hypothesis.

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Honorary Fellowships given at special ceremony

Honorary Fellowships were conferred last night (Wednesday 17 December) on three prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to Abertay University.

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Cyber security skills sessions for Tayside school pupils at Abertay

Hundreds of secondary school children from across Tayside will descend on Abertay today (Wednesday, December 17) as the SICSA Cyber-Security High School Christmas Lecture comes to town.

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Seventh Annual Modern Studies Debate takes place at Abertay

The seventh Annual Dundee Schools Modern Studies Debate took place at Abertay University today (Tuesday, December 16).

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Food innovators at Abertay help save chip shops from breaking new law

Abertay University has been awarded funding to help the food industry adapt to new legislation that will affect tens of thousands of businesses across the country.

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Extreme events – global stock market differences revealed

Stock markets around the world function in dramatically different ways when businesses first publicly sell shares, according to new research by Abertay University and Capco.

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Scottish Government's most senior mental health nurse visits Abertay

Scotland’s most senior mental health nurse visits Abertay to find out more about the innovative work in mental health nursing that is taking place at the University.

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Graduation stories: from Formula 1 to distilling gin!

Mature student Andrew Mackenzie studied on our Professional Masters in Food & Drink Innovation and is about to open his own distillery! Here he tells us about his change of career.

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Graduation stories - a bit of self-belief goes a long way

Despite thinking she would never get into university, Sarah Middleton graduated at the end of November with a BA (Hons) in Social Sciences. Here, she tells us about her time at Abertay.

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Dundee wins UNESCO City of Design status

Dundee has become the first UNESCO City of Design in the UK, a prestigious award that recognises the huge contribution the city has made to design worldwide.

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Graduation stories - change of career leads to dream job

Abertay's expertise in urban water technology convinced Siobhan Thompson to change career at 27 and enter the world of industrial environmental management.

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Abertay celebrates student success at Winter Graduation Ceremony

The achievements of around 350 students were celebrated in the Caird Hall today (Friday 28 November), at Abertay University’s Winter Graduation Ceremony.

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Head of academic rescue charity honoured by Abertay University

Stephen Wordsworth, a former senior diplomat who is now Executive Director of CARA, will receive an honorary degree from Abertay University this Friday (28 November).

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Games technology research powers Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Research at Abertay University helped the blockbuster Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, by bringing computer games technology into the film’s pre-production stage.

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Abertay forensics expert assists Scottish Parliament with air gun control Bill

Forensics expert Dr Graham Wightman will today give evidence to the Scottish Parliamentary Committee who are gathering formal evidence for the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill.

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V&A Game Designer reaches 60,000 downloads

Strawberry Thief, the game created by the V&A’s first Game Designer in Residence, has reached 60,000 downloads within two weeks.

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deltaDNA launches academic licence with Abertay University

Abertay University the first to benefit from deltaDNA's non-commercial academic licence for its specialist games analytics platform.

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International social innovation seminar hosted by Abertay University

Visitors from Örebro in Sweden took part in a seminar on cultural and social innovation today (Wednesday 12 November) with art, education and public sector representatives from Dundee.

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Games tax breaks event to be held at Abertay University

Leading accountancy firm Henderson Loggie is holding a free video games tax breaks event at Abertay University next Thursday (20 November).

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Scottish Government’s most senior mental health nurse speaks at Abertay

Scotland’s Associate Chief Nursing Officer spoke to mental health nurses from across Scotland at Abertay University today (Friday, November 7).

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Face of the ‘average Dundonian’ revealed at Abertay

The appearance of what the ‘average Dundonian’ looks like was revealed today (November 6) at Abertay University.

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Abertay University and NHS Fife appoint joint Professor of Mental Health Nursing

In partnership with NHS Fife, Abertay University has appointed its first ever Professor of Mental Health Nursing.

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Face of the 'average' Dundonian to be revealed at Abertay

Ever wondered what the average Dundonian looks like? All will be revealed at Abertay University on Thursday, November 6 when Dr Chris Watkins will unveil the ‘Face of Dundee’.

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Children’s University comes to Dundee

Dundee’s higher and further education institutions are joining forces to launch the Children’s University in Dundee

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Abertay professors to compete in Tayside Science Eggheads!

For weeks, Abertay University has been scouring local secondary schools in a quest to find the smartest science talent.

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School game design project launches with Sophia George

Primary school children across Dundee will learn about video game design from BAFTA-winning artist and designer Sophia George in a new four-month project, Game Changer Dundee.

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Students get social with Dundee Science Festival

Never ones to shun technology, a group of Abertay University Marketing & Business students have been selected for a very social work placement.

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New partnership launched to develop rugby within Dundee

Abertay University and Morgan Rugby have announced a new partnership to develop community sport.

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Abertay prominent in new Equality Challenge Unit report

Abertay University plays a prominent role in a new report by the Equality Challenge Unit.

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V&A Game Designer launches William Morris game for iPad

The V&A’s first ever Game Designer in Residence, Abertay University graduate Sophia George, will today launch a brand new iPad game inspired by the work of William Morris.

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The quest for immortality and a ‘projection wonderland’ – NEoN Digital Arts Festival returns!

The quest for immortality and a 6,944 sq ft ‘projection wonderland’ are just some of the artworks that will be on display as Scotland’s only digital arts festival, NEoN, returns for its sixth edition next month.

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Robert Reid Bursary - apply now

The Robert Reid Bursary was set up to assist Abertay University students whose financial situation means they are unable to spend as much time on their studies as others. Read on to find out how to apply.

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Student stories – Law student’s Hong Kong adventure

Suanne Wong worked in Hong Kong this summer, with the support of the Saltire Foundation. Here she tells us about her experiences – and how you can apply to take part next summer.

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Dundee Business School welcomes three new lecturers

Abertay University’s Dundee Business School has welcomed three new lecturers for the new academic year, bolstering its research and teaching strengths.

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Live performance finale for Abertay campus art show

Abertay University’s Curate the Campus exhibition nears its conclusion with an evening of live performance next Wednesday (8 October).

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Prizegiving rewards high-flying students at Abertay

Dozens of students and former students gathered at Abertay University yesterday (Wednesday 1 October) for the first of two annual Prizegiving Ceremonies.

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Abertay cancer scientists host inaugural Biomarkers conference

Experts in the field of biomarker research will gather in Dundee today to discuss how to optimise their potential in personalised healthcare.

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Abertay hosts major conference on the future of teaching

Abertay University is hosting a major conference on the future of teaching and learning today (Wednesday 1 October), with 150 academics gathering to hear from international experts.

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BAFTA Young Game Designers visit Abertay University

The two latest winners of the BAFTA Young Game Designers competition today (Monday 29 September) visited Abertay University to learn more about making games.

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Art attack! Invasion at Abertay University campus

The Abertay University campus is to be transformed into a living art gallery, from poetry readings in a reconstructed 19th century ship’s bridge to uplifting graffiti.

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Ageing Brains and Ageing Minds

The relationship between a person and their mind as they age will be examined at a Café Science event next Monday (29 September).

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Women’s History Scotland Conference to be held at Abertay

After a sensational summer of sport, we are delighted to announce that this weekend Abertay University will be hosting the annual Women’s History Scotland Conference.

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Upping Your Game workshop to be held at Abertay

The creative ambition of Scotland’s computer games industry will be highlighted at Upping your Game: a workshop on IP and business models for the video games industry, on Thursday 25 September.

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Over 400 years’ combined long service celebrated

Abertay University has celebrated more than 400 years of combined service from 23 members of staff at an official lunch.

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Could you be part of the ‘Face of Dundee’?

As part of the Dundee Science Festival, psychologists at Abertay University have got an unusual request: they would like you to ‘donate’ your face to science!

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Referendum campaigners face Abertay University students

Campaigners for and against Scottish independence faced the scrutiny of Abertay University students today (Monday 8 September), just over a week before the nation votes.

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Abertay graduates win place on Microsoft business accelerator

Pixel Blimp, a company founded by recent graduates of Abertay University, has won the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for business mentoring from Microsoft Ventures.

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Coast-to-coast challenge completed by Abertay Vice-Principal

A leading Scottish academic completed a coast-to-coast challenge across Scotland today (Wednesday 3 September) by cycling, kayaking and swimming over 120 miles.

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Graduation stories – Hannah lands her dream job

Hannah Drummond secured a highly prestigious job as an Associate Producer at Outplay Entertainment before she’d even graduated.

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Graduation stories – double degree for Susanna

Susanna Waerther completed a double degree between Abertay University and the University of Applied Sciences in Aalen, Germany, this summer.

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Being bilingual does not make you smarter

The widely held belief that being bilingual makes you smarter is being challenged by psychologists in a newly published paper.

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Abertay talks new technologies at Scottish Mental Health Nursing Conference 2014

The ways in which new technologies can be used to promote mental health recovery and wellbeing will be discussed by researchers from Abertay University at the Scottish Mental Health Nursing Conference 2014 in Edinburgh today (Friday, August 29).

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Mental Health Recovery Network for Tayside launches at Abertay

An innovative course to help people in Tayside manage their mental health and wellbeing is set to be rolled out across the region, it was announced today (Thursday, August 28).

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Graduation stories - profoundly deaf student gains First Class Honours degree

Jenny McAllister graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Forensic Psychobiology last month, our first profoundly deaf student to do so! Here she tells us about her experiences at Abertay, the support she received to help her settle in, and about her plans for the future.

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Graduation stories - life as a professional Ethical Hacker

Ethical Hacking graduate Daniel Mosca secured a job with Lockheed Martin - the US defence and security company - before he had even finished studying for his degree. Read on to find out more about his exciting new role.

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Graduation stories - sport psychology at the Olympics

Hungarian student Bela Havasreti graduated this summer with a first class degree in Psychology. Here he tells us about his time at Abertay, his experience working with the Hungarian Olympic team's official sport psychologist, and the fascinating eye-tracking research he was involved in here at Abertay.

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Graduation stories – single mum completes full-time degree

Kimberley Ewart successfully balanced full-time study, part-time work and raising her son as a single parent, graduating this summer with BA (Hons) Human Resource Management.

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Graduation stories - from Abertay to Digital Forensics Investigator at Police Scotland

Computer security graduate Samantha Comer landed her dream job working as a Digital Forensics Investigator with Police Scotland while still studying for her degree. Find out more about her role and how her experiences at Abertay helped get her where she is today.

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BAFTA-winning student game published by Channel 4

Size DOES Matter, a frantic music-fuelled arcade game and winner of the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award, has been published by Channel 4.

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Students pitch creative business solutions at Abertay University

Students from DHBW Karlsruhe in Germany will pitch proposals for a marketing campaign for at Abertay University on Friday (15 August) as part of a short Retail Marketing course.

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Light bulb moment inspires dazzling exhibition

Living Room for the City, the first community engagement programme from V&A Museum of Design Dundee, is culminating in an exhibition of personal design at Abertay University's Hannah Maclure Centre art gallery.

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Abertay academic becomes Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Dr Kehinde Oduyemi - Director of Academic Programmes in the School of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) at Abertay University - has received national professional recognition as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

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Coast-to-coast challenge for Abertay Vice-Principal

Professor Steve Olivier is in training for a major endurance challenge, raising money to support training opportunities for one of our elite student athletes.

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BAFTA-nominated games unveiled at Dare ProtoPlay festival

The three nominees for the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award were revealed today (Sunday 10 August) at Dare ProtoPlay, Scotland’s biggest video games festival.

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V&A Game Designer opens Dare ProtoPlay games festival

The first ever Game Designer in Residence at the V&A museum today (Thursday 7 August) opened Scotland’s biggest video games festival, Dare ProtoPlay.

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Abertay academic compiles world's first language development encyclopaedia

A new book on the psychology of language development - compiled by an Abertay academic - has just been published.

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Dance and digital play on show at Northern Lights Ceilidh

Scotland’s biggest video games festival will this year be closed by the Northern Lights Ceilidh, an evening of dance, digital play and traditional music hosted by Abertay University.

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Richard Lemarchand leads Dare ProtoPlay line-up

Richard Lemarchand, Lead Game Designer on all three Uncharted games, will lead the line-up at Dare ProtoPlay, Scotland’s biggest video games festival.

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OAPs get fit in 60 seconds

The health of OAPs can be dramatically improved with high-intensity training (HIT), a new study has shown.

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Jump Jam to reveal experimental games at Abertay University

A 12-hour game jam at Abertay University this weekend (26-27 July) will challenge game developers to reinterpret one of the simplest elements of gaming – the jump.

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Abertay graduate leads out Commonwealth Games athletes

Abertay University graduate Marco Caira had the huge honour of leading out athletes at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony last night (Wednesday 23 July).

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European project E²STORMED comes to Abertay

Today and tomorrow, the university's Urban Water Technology Centre will be hosting visitors from the EU as part of an EU MED funded project called E²STORMED.

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Graduation stories - from Abertay to managing logistics at the Commonwealth Games

Vikki Allan has only just graduated, but is currently working as an Assistant Manager of Logistics at the Commonwealth Games. Here, she tells us a little about her job and how her degree from Abertay helped her get it.

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Abertay's Commonwealth Games batonbearers!

Student Robyn Horsburgh was nominated to take part in the Queen's Baton Relay ahead of the Commonwealth Games which start on Wednesday! Read on to find out why she was selected.

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Dare to be Digital games tested by school children

Local school children tested the new Dare to be Digital games this Friday (18 July) at Abertay University.

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Abertay's Commonwealth Games batonbearers!

Find out all about why student and batonbearer Cameron McMillan was nominated to take part in the Queen's Baton Relay.

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Ricky Ross to receive Honorary degree from Abertay University

Deacon Blue singer and songwriter Ricky Ross will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Abertay University this Thursday (10 July).

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Abertay's Commonwealth Games batonbearers!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Abertay and the Queen’s Baton Relay! Our latest batonbearer was Ryan Beattie, who ran in the Carnoustie leg.

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Xbox legend to speak at Abertay University

A legend of the computer games industry, who helped to create the Microsoft Xbox, is to speak at Abertay University next Tuesday (8 July).

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V&A Dundee community workshops light up the city

Dundee residents will have the opportunity to design and make contemporary lighting for their living rooms in a series of free community workshops taking place across the city throughout the month of July.

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Abertay's Commonwealth Games Batonbearers!

We have 10 extraordinary individuals here at Abertay who will be taking part in the Queen's Baton Relay as it makes its way around Scotland ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Next up is student Kezia McCabe.

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Scientists grow tiny beating human hearts to give them heart disease and find a cure

Miniature human hearts that beat of their own accord are being grown by scientists at Abertay University.

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Commonwealth Games athletes 3D printed at Abertay

Drawings made by school pupils of Commonwealth Games athletes have been turned into 3D printed models at Abertay University.

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Abertay's Commonwealth Games Batonbearers!

We have 10 extraordinary individuals here at Abertay who will be taking part in the Queen's Baton Relay as it makes its way around Scotland ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Next up is student Rhys Davis.

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Abertay University unveils three-year fast-track to Scottish honours degree

New students enrolling at Abertay University later this year will be able to complete the equivalent of a full four-year honours degree within three years.

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Maths phobics wanted for new research project

If you or your child are flummoxed by fractions, can’t remember the three times table, or break out in a cold sweat at the mere mention of the word maths, then you might be able to help with some exciting new research.

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Colour blind art on show this weekend

Art exploring differences in visual perception goes on show to the public this weekend (Saturday 28 June) at an interactive event at Abertay University.

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iAge comes to Abertay

40 international delegates will arrive at Abertay today (Monday, June 23) as part of the EU funded project iAge.

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Pupils create games with Dare Schools Challenge

Secondary school pupils from across Dundee are showcasing their creativity this Friday (20 June) as the finale of a week-long computer game design competition.

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‘Getting down to Earth’ at Café Science Dundee

The next instalment of the Café Science Dundee series is set to get down and dirty in an attempt to explain why soil is so vital to life on this planet.

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Dare to be Digital launched by V&A Game Designer

The V&A’s first ever Game Designer in Residence today launched the world-leading game design competition for students, Dare to be Digital.

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Abertay's Commonwealth Games Batonbearers!

We have 10 extraordinary individuals here at Abertay who will be taking part in the Queen's Baton Relay as it makes its way around Scotland ahead of the Commonwealth Games. First up is student Lewis Melee.

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Abertay academic becomes Director of UK’s professional body for sport and exercise sciences

Adam Hawkey - Lecturer in Biomechanics here at Abertay - has been appointed to the prestigious position of Chair of the Division of Biomechanics and Motor Behaviour within the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

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Abertay academic wins prestigious Academic Excellence Award

Dr David La Rooy - Reader in Psychology here at Abertay and Leader of our Security research theme - has won the prestigious iIIRG Academic Excellence Award.

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Crowdfunding projects for arts and business launched

Two educational projects at Abertay University are campaigning for crowdfunding support, in partnership with Bloom Venture Catalyst.

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Cadets play detective at Tayside Space School

The Tayside Space School cadets will go through their final training at Abertay University this Saturday (June 14), in preparation for the week-long summer school they will attend at the end of the month.

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Safe social network launched for young adult carers

A new, safe social network – designed by and for young adult carers – was launched today by Dundee Carers Centre and Abertay University.

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Abertay academic becomes Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Eddie Simpson, a Lecturer in Construction Management at Abertay University, has received national professional recognition as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Student success on Abertay Mentoring Programme celebrated

The success of students completing the Mentoring Programme at Abertay University was celebrated last night (Wednesday 4 June) by businesses and organisations they have worked with to improve their employability.

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Student-Led Teaching Awards

The winners of this year’s Student Led Teaching Awards were announced at a glittering awards ceremony on Friday night.

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Scottish Government’s mental health policymaker speaks at Abertay

The man behind the radical shake-up that is currently taking place within Scotland’s mental health services spoke at Abertay University today.

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Robert Reid Bursary recipients meet founder of the fund at Abertay

The recipients of this year's Robert Reid Bursary recently met with the founder of the fund.

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Universities take the lead in tackling racial inequalities

Thirty higher education institutions, including Abertay University, have today signed up to a new equality charter mark to show their commitment to tackling racial inequalities in higher education.

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St Andrews expert appointed to lead Abertay’s Dundee Business School

Abertay University has appointed Professor Gavin Reid as the new Head of the Dundee Business School.

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Games for good – educational play revealed at Abertay Digital Graduate Show

The hidden educational benefits of free-to-play computer games will be revealed in a student project at the Abertay Digital Graduate Show, which opens today (Friday 23 May).

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Why do you wear make-up? Female identity explored at Abertay Digital Graduate Show

The role make-up plays in women’s lives, and the social pressures they feel to present themselves in a particular way, will be explored in a project at the Abertay Digital Graduate Show from this Friday (23 May).

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Polar explorer helps Dundee school pupils map out their careers

Pupils from Menzieshill High School are having their navigational skills put to the test today as they compete in a careers-focused orienteering challenge set for them by the Dundee Academy of Sport.

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Depression uncovered by artist at Abertay Digital Graduate Show

The stigma surrounding depression are being explored by a student at the Abertay Digital Graduate Show, which opens this Friday 23 May.

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Paper brought to life at Abertay Digital Graduate Show

Digital transformations of traditional papercraft techniques will take centre stage at the Abertay Digital Graduate Show, which opens on Friday 23 May.

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Diabetes prevented with just two minutes' exercise, Abertay academics discover

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by doing just two sessions of high-intensity training (HIT) a week, new research published in the journal Biology has shown.

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Abertay academic becomes Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Andrea Cameron - Head of the School of Social and Health Sciences - has received national professional recognition as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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V&A Game Designer launches Ignite Dundee festival

The V&A’s first ever Game Designer in Residence launched the Ignite Dundee festival today (Thursday 8 May) with a quick-fire demonstration of live game design.

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Prestigious human genome conference comes to Abertay

A prestigious biotechnology conference about advances in sequencing the human genome will be held at Abertay University this Wednesday and Thursday (May 7 and 8).

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Abertay technician wins HEA Technician of the Year Award

A technician from Abertay University has been awarded the prestigious HEA Computing Technician of the Year Award 2014.

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New Head of Science, Engineering and Technology appointed

Abertay University has appointed Professor Carl Schaschke as Head of the School of Science, Engineering and Technology.

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Yeast cells could hold key to understanding cancer

The ways in which yeasts can be used to make valuable medicines - and even understand how cancer cells develop - will be explored in Abertay University's next professorial lecture.

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Astronaut ice cream and exploding marshmallows: Tayside Space School returns

Dundee's future Neil Armstrongs will return to Abertay University on Saturday (April 19) for the next instalment of this year's Tayside Space School.

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Sports Drinks: Performance in a Bottle or the Perfect Placebo?

Dr Shaun Phillips from Abertay will discuss the effectiveness of sports drinks at the next Cafe Science event.

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Dundee school pupils celebrate achievements at Abertay

Pupils from Braeview Academy attended an awards ceremony at Abertay University last night (Monday, April 14), to celebrate what they had achieved during the 'Supporting Able Pupils' initiative.

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Dare to be Digital 2014 – one week to apply!

Game developers of the future have just one week to apply for Dare to be Digital, the world’s leading computer game design competition for students.

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#darehour takes over Twitter – Wednesday 9-10pm

Dare to be Digital is inviting students and game developers to take over Twitter this Wednesday 9 April, from 9-10pm, for the first ever #darehour question and answer session.

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Food Innovators from Abertay help RAF veteran launch Heroes Vodka

Abertay University's Food Innovation team have helped a military veteran launch a distinctive new brand of premium vodka.

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Abertay students pitch to world-leading Roslin Cells

Abertay University students will today (Thursday 3rd April) pitch marketing proposals to Roslin Cells, a world-leading company for developing cell therapies.

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Seán Dillon and Shona Robison to launch Abertay equality campaign

Dundee United Captain Seán Dillon and Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport Shona Robison MSP will attend the launch of a new campaign at Abertay University on Thursday, April 3.

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Pixel Pushers exhibition reveals secrets of computer game artists

A new exhibition celebrating the hidden work of computer games artists opens today (Thursday 27 March) at Abertay University’s Hannah Maclure Centre.

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School pupils back on track thanks to Abertay and Prince’s Trust

Pupils at risk of underachieving at schools in Angus have received help getting back on track with their education from Abertay University and The Prince’s Trust.

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£5m funding boost for V&A at Dundee from Creative Scotland

V&A at Dundee has been awarded £5m from National Lottery funds through Creative Scotland to help establish an international centre of design for Scotland.

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Emotional support for those going blind is essential says Abertay academic

The need for emotional support to become an integrated part of sight loss services in Scotland will be highlighted by an Abertay academic at the Scottish Vision Strategy’s Spring Conference today (Wednesday, March 26).

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Hearing voices is normal! Mental health campaigner speaks at Abertay

Voice hearer Jacqui Dillon will speak to mental health practitioners from across Tayside at Abertay University today (March 21).

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IBM challenge finals for Abertay University students

Two teams of Abertay University students will take part in the UK finals of the IBM Universities Business Challenge tomorrow (Friday 21 March).

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Wood Group CEO leads business master class at Abertay University

The chief executive of global energy services company Wood Group has led a master class for students yesterday (Wednesday 19 March) at Abertay University’s Dundee Business School.

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Universities set to battle it out in new VarsiTAY challenge

The Universities of Abertay, Dundee and St Andrews, have joined forces to create a tri-varsity style challenge.

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Cafe Science: ‘Pink for Girls and Blue for Boys? The Colour of Gender Stereotyping’

The role that colour plays in reinforcing gender stereotypes will be explored by an Abertay academic at Dundee's next Café Science event.

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Dundee's universities secure lion's share of innovation funding

Abertay University and the University of Dundee and are among only nine universities in the UK to secure funding for technology and digital innovation projects in the 2014 Fast Forward competition.

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BAFTA win for Dare to be Digital students

Student game developers DOS Studios won a BAFTA Ones to Watch Award last night at the British Academy Games Awards, having been nominated through Dare to be Digital.

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Count down to Tayside Space School begins

30 aspiring astronauts from across Dundee will gather at Abertay University on Saturday (March 15) to mark the welcome return of Tayside Space School.

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FI Content launches Future Internet Games Contest with Abertay University

The Future Internet Games Contest is being launched today by FI Content, in association with Abertay University, looking for experimental pervasive games that enable large groups of people to play together in the real world.

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Boost for businesses bidding to turn waste into fuel

Plans to turn waste from Scotland’s food and drink, energy and chemicals businesses into fuel have been given a £500k boost.

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Polar explorer takes Dundee children on a journey of Discovery

Intrepid polar explorer Craig Mathieson will speak to primary school pupils in Dundee on Tuesday (March 4) from the ship of the very man who inspired him to lead Scotland’s first expedition to the South Pole.

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Student business innovation week opens

A week-long innovation event, aimed at giving students realistic insight into the business challenges faced by major companies, opens today (Friday 28 February) at Abertay University.

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Ecosystem debate at Abertay

The Scottish branch of the CIWEM will be holding its annual debate at Abertay University on Wednesday (February 26).

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Microscopic world of nanotechnology revealed at next Abertay lecture

If you have ever wondered how to fit 24 volumes of an encyclopaedia onto the head of a pin, Abertay University’s next Professorial Lecture on the microscopic world of nanotechnology will explain how this has become a real possibility.

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PlayStationFirst opens largest teaching lab in Europe

Europe’s largest teaching laboratory of Sony PlayStation® consoles has been opened today (Friday 21 February) at Abertay University in Dundee.

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Jolomo Awards exhibition opens at Abertay University

Scotland’s largest art prize, the Jolomo Bank of Scotland Awards, is putting work by its most recent winners on show at a new Abertay University exhibition from this Friday (21 February).

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Four-dimensional bird's-eye view of Fife coastline developed by Abertay scientists

A new four-dimensional interactive display – offering a bird’s-eye view of the Fife coastline – has been developed by Abertay scientists.

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Abertay to host BCS event promoting gender equality in the workplace

Abertay University will host a BCS event promoting gender equality in the workplace next Wednesday (February 19) in the Hannah Maclure Centre.

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Abertay academic to speak at Cafe Science Extra

Café Science Extra to hear about the possibilities of ‘Wonderful Wetlands’

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Dementia campaigner ‘Tommy on Tour’ to speak at Abertay

Former music industry mogul Tommy Whitelaw will speak to mental health nursing students at Abertay University on Thursday (February 6) about his experiences of working as a full-time carer.

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Cancer Research UK launches game to seek cancer cures

Cancer Research UK today unveils 'Play to Cure: Genes in Space' - a world-first mobile phone game created by Abertay University graduates Guerilla Tea alongside the charity’s scientists.

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1930s student gets in touch with Abertay University

A student who started his studies in 1937 recently got in contact with Abertay University, after the institution launched an appeal to contact old alumni.

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New Academy of Sport launches in Dundee

The Dundee Academy of Sport - a new sports project aimed at widening access to higher education and increasing school attainment levels - will be launched today (Thursday, January 30) by Abertay University and Dundee & Angus College.

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3D printed soil reveals the world beneath our feet

Soil scientists at Abertay University are using 3D printing technology to find out, for the very first time, exactly what is going on in the world beneath our feet.

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Dare to be Digital 2014 opens for entries

Dare to be Digital, the world’s leading computer game design competition for students, opens today for entries – a unique opportunity for aspiring game developers to win their very own BAFTA.

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European business challenge for Abertay students

Students from Abertay University this week took part in the European Business Masters Cup (EBMC) for the fifth year running.

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Countdown is on for worldwide gaming challenge

The rising stars of Scotland’s gaming industry will come together in Dundee and Glasgow this weekend (Friday 24-Sunday 26 January) to take part in a worldwide race against the clock to develop original games.

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Best child abuse data about the Catholic Church will come from victims

In a recent article in Independent Voices, Dr David La Rooy from our Psychology Division argued that the memories of child abuse victims must be treated with the same caution as that use by police at a physical crime scene if they are to get justice. Here's what he had to say.

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Cyber-security experts to attend Securi-Tay conference

Scotland’s largest cyber-security conference, which is entirely organised by Ethical Hacking students, will be held at Abertay University next week (Wednesday 15 January).

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Abertay hosting SICSA cyber-security lectures

This week teenagers from across Scotland are attending a series of cyber-crime events organized by the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA).

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Dundee Schools Modern Studies Debate takes place at Abertay

The sixth Annual Dundee Schools Modern Studies Debate took place at Abertay University today (Tuesday, December 17).

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