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Significant rise in Covid-19 cases at Scottish universities

A rise in Covid-19 cases amongst the student population in Scotland has led to concerns regarding the forthcoming Easter break, although it is not predicted that this rise in cases will have an impact on the upcoming easing of lockdown measures.   Significant outbreaks of the virus at the University of Dundee and the University of […]

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Extinction Rebellion against sponsorship of the arts

On Sunday 18th October, the local branch of Extinction Rebellion in Dundee held a protest in front of the V&A – a design museum that stands to be the pride and joy of the city. Protesting Barclays funding of the new Mary Quant exhibition at the V&A, the local Dundee rebels portrayed a shocking and […]

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Dundee: substance abuse on the rise in Europe’s drug death capital

Drug-related deaths in Scotland has increased by 27 per cent compared to last year, making it three times that of England and Wales, and higher than any country in the EU. According to the Dundee Drugs Commision, the city has has the highest number of drug-related deaths in Scotland, making it the ‘drug-death capital of […]

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Gender inequality still prevalent at Scottish universities

A recent report has shown that just 22 per cent of university professors across Scotland are female. The study, undertaken by the Scottish newspaper The Herald, also revealed that only 45 per cent of the total academic workforce are women. The number of female professorships has, however, increased from 2010-2011 when the figure stood at […]