June 2023

Community Highlights

UK Government selects Abertay to lead on visual effects lab

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Angus River project involving Abertay academics wins prestigious nature award

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Video games programmes achieve 'gold standard' TIGA Accreditation

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Student Showcases

As we approach the end of the academic year, graduating students from our undergraduate science, food, games and computing programmes have been showcasing their talents and know-how in some stunning showcase events.

A student in the food labs. There's is equipment all around them.

Abertay showcases Biomedical, Forensics and Food science graduate projects

Projects include analysis of wild bird biology, causes of human obesity, effects of acid attacks, persistence of perfume and much more

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Abertay Digital Graduate Show showcases feast of student talent

Industry partners support three-day celebration of video games, digital art, design and more

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University Research

Scottish study to explore vascular effects of “passive vaping”
The potential health effects of passive vaping are to be explored for the first time as part of an important new Scottish research study.

£75K has been awarded to eight university-business collaborations across Scotland
Three Abertay research projects have been awarded funding as part of a drive to support food and drink companies to make their products healthier.

International golf study to research health and wellbeing impacts on golfers with disabilities
Golfers with disabilities are being invited to take part in a new academic study aimed at gathering insights into the sport’s effect on quality of life and life satisfaction.

Study to analyse sports participation trends for children and young people in Scotland
Researchers at Abertay University in Dundee are seeking the help of children and young people (and their parents) across Scotland to develop a deeper understanding of sport activity levels and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Intoxicated witness research reveals potential benefits of delayed police follow-up interviews
Research into the memory recall of heavy drinkers who witness harrowing incidents has revealed insights for police investigative approaches to complex and emotionally charged cases.

New research will help officers improve interactions with LGBT and care-experienced young people
The project will explore young people's interactions with the police and examine the extent to which empathy and understanding of different 'seldom heard voices' is apparent in Police Scotland. 

Events and Opportunities

Abertay Career Mentoring Scheme

Online and in-person opportunity

Could you or someone you know inspire the next generation of talent? Help to build a student’s confidence and gain new perspectives and professional development along the way. The Abertay Career Mentoring Scheme is recruiting industry mentors to support and inspire students to develop their employability and provide an insight into the working world before graduation.

  • The Scheme runs from October to May with a recommended contact time of 8-12 hours.
  • You are matched with a penultimate or final year student
  • Meet online, in person or a mixture of both
  • Training is provided to both mentors and mentees
  • No prior experience is required
  • A mentoring co-ordinator can be contacted at any time to answer queries

To find out more, contact

The entire Abertay community pays tribute to Lord Airlie

The Abertay community is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our founding Chancellor, Lord Airlie.

Lord Airlie, also known as David Ogilvy Lyulph Gore Wolseley Anderson, the 12th Earl of Airlie, became Chancellor in 1994 when the University was still in its infancy. His guidance and leadership in those early days were instrumental in establishing Abertay as a global hub for computing and video games education.

"Lord Airlie's passing is a profound loss for everyone at Abertay. We will always be grateful for his leadership and his commitment to excellence that we continue to uphold today. We extend our deepest sympathies to Lord Airlie's family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time."

Principal Professor Liz Bacon

Until next time...

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