The DUSA Winter Market is back for the second year in a row!
This fantastically festive event will be taking place on Thursday 4th December from 11am – 3pm. We’ve learned from our mishap last year to NEVER trust the good old Scottish weather so have decided to host the Market in Mono this year.
If you’re looking for some quirky gifts for your friends and family this holiday season then this is the place to come. We will have everything from handmade crafts to home baked goods. With around 40 stalls there will be plenty to choose from!
All products will be made by students and staff of the University of Dundee. So come along and support your fellow students and pick yourself up some very unique products.
For a little of taster of what we have in store check out the links below!
This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week and DUSA along with The Enterprise Gym has decided to put on a number of our own events.
Representatives from Enterprise North East Trust will be coming along to DUSA (level 2 reception area) this Tuesday 18/11/14 over the lunch time period so please come along and have a chat with them. In addition to this one of our own students, Lachlan McLachlan will be present between 12-2pm Tuesday and Wednesday to tell you all about his business venture, Tradeate https://tradeate.com/ and how it can be of use to you.
The Enterprise Gym are hosting their Annual Enterprise Gym Networking Event on Tuesday 18/11/14 in Air Bar with Professor Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching) will saying a few words about the University’s vision for Enterprise & Entrepreneurship.
Wednesday 19/11/14 will play host to the first of this academic year’s Aspire Lecture Series. The event will take place in Dalhousie 2F13 from 6pm where four speakers will share their entrepreneurial experiences including starting their own business and the various other methods they’ve explored to advance their careers.
Here you can read a little snippet of each of the four speakers experiences to give you a greater idea of what to expect;
A recent graduate from the University of Dundee, Bogdan combined his environmental background and passion for entrepreneurship to start his own business during his final university year. This is how DRIVE Enterprises was born. Together with his business partner Adrian, they created a business incubator on campus focused on promoting enterprising students and carbon reduction projects.
Saltire Scholar and student entrepreneur, Scott Barrie will talk about his current start-up, how to identify an opportunity and how to select a target market. Scott has done many entrepreneurial activities during his time at University and will talk about the risks involved in doing business whilst being a student.
Kathryn Briggs is a graphic novelist and the founder of Ess Publications, a new model in publishing that partners with creators in a 50/50 investment in their releases, which bridge the gap between art and comics.
President of the School of Business and student entrepreneur. Lachlan will talk about how general ideas develop and become refined following their inception, emphasising that business strategy in the start-up world continuously changes and stressing the benefits (and drawbacks) of engaging in entrepreneurship while at university.
This week (17th – 21st November) is Nightline Awareness Week. Nightline will have a stall in the library on Monday and Wednesday where they will be handing out free things in order to raise awareness of their service.
Nightline is a listening and information service that is ran by students, for student. They are open from 8pm – 8am every night of the week, and you can call or e-mail them to talk about anything, or ask any questions. They listen, not lecture. Nightline is completely anonymous and confidential. Feel free to call them on 01382 381 183 or email them at email@example.com
So, keep an eye out for Nightline and their mascot Nigel in the library this week, and watch out for their posts on Twitter and Facebook.
DJ Big Al will return to preform an other great DJ set. From sold out arenas, high profile residencies and international appearances to eclectic mixtapes and globally recognised remix work, DJ Big Al is without a doubt ‘in demand’. After only 6 years as a professional DJ, he has ascended the ranks to have become one of the country’s most sought after party rockers.
Well known for always incorporating his own remixes and edits into his sets, Big Al’s mash-ups and re-works will soon be available through his very own on-line store. His ‘Calabria Work 2007’ mash-up has picked up support worldwide and has been spun by some of Las Vegas and Hollywood’s most prominent DJs, including Stonerokk, DJ Spider and Steve1Der
You may be aware that members of the University staff, who are members of University and College Union, are implementing a marking boycott as of the 6th of November. This could affect assessment and marking of all work. DUSA representatives are regularly meeting with members of the University Senior Management Team to discuss issues this may cause. The University will be contacting all students with any information they have throughout the boycott. It is important to DUSA that the impact on students and their experience here at Dundee is minimal, so if you have any specific issues, do not hesitate to contact us or any other student representative on campus.
If you are negatively affected by the marking boycott being implemented by the UCU members on campus, please pass on your concerns to a member of DUSA Executive. DUSA’s key concern is that your experience here at Dundee is as minimally affected as possible.
Police Scotland are sending 2 Kommando I walkers – What are they? Come and find out for yourself
Community Safety Officer – Promoting an awareness of all that is not acceptable regarding anti-social behaviour
Various Information stalls in connection with safety and an opportunity for students to gain a better understanding on the subject
Campus Security happy to chat with students as to their role within Campus Security
I.T. providing Information stand along with laptops showing a number of security issues connected to identity theft, keeping your pin number and passwords safe. There is much thought provoking situations for students to take on board and certainly well worth visiting their stand.
6pm – DUSA – Mono Instructor Chris Clark Self Defence Class – free to all students
Community Safety Officer, Fire Brigade and Police Liaison Officer & Campus Security details as Monday.
Alcohol Safety – Drink spiking and other alcohol awareness information
Red Cross – First aid information
ISE – Defibrillator demonstration
Stay safe on your Bicycle, Safety checks can be carried out on your bike plus all you need to know about staying safe on you bike ride.
IT providing information stand again with laptops showing a number of useful link re I.T.Safety. keeping your pin number and passwords safe.
Drive – Providing information about cycling safety
5pm – 6pm Presentation by I.T. (Powerpoint), Fire brigade Service, Community Safety Officer, Student Services. Max time 40 mins followed by refreshments and nibbles
6pm Self Defence Class in Mono, DUSA by Chris Clark
Fire brigade, Community Safety Officer, Campus Security. All happy to chat with the students to create a better understanding and respect for each other.
DUSA Exec and student Services will be on hand during the week at the Information stands.
The British Red Cross will also be on campus every day this week offering first aid advice.
Why we should be careful when posting personal information on social media.
Friends in a bar
Long story short! Don’t post compromising/embarrassing pictures or stories of you or your friends on social media – if you don’t want mum or your next/current boss reading it–don’t post it. This means being careful and watching what your friends post about you, including pictures.
If nothing else, remember that some employers now include sites like Facebook and Twitter as part of any standard background check.
Phishing and Spear Phishing (explanation and advice)
Privacy (why we should be concerned about privacy laws) Ordering pizza in 2015
Be careful about what personal information you share publicly on social media, (such as postal address, mobile phone number, previous schools etc) . This will help prevent you from becoming a victim of identity theft.
Your student executive would like to wish you a very happy Halloween. Every year we are blown away by the creativity and detail students put into their costumes. As fellow students we decided to share some of our creative efforts from Halloweens past. Starting with your DUSA president looking fabulous as Lady Gaga.