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Guildry Incorporation of Dundee 2008

Lord Dean of the Guild Robert W. Burns presents the annual Travelling Scholarships amounting to £2,000 to students on the EUC course. The bursaries were divided between five students last year pictured below with Mr Burns.

Annual Presentation of Travelling Scholarships by members of The Guildry of Dundee

Guildry Incorporation of Dundee 2007

The bursaries were also divided between five students last year, three pictured below with Mr Burns.

Annual Presentation of Travelling Scholarships by members of The Guildry of Dundee

AHSS Award

The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland has an Annual Student Award of £300 for an outstanding item of taught coursework on Scottish Architectural History, Restoration or Conservation. Lorna Fairholm won in 2006 and Ben Webb was runner up in 2005.

ECO Award

In 1994, students from the EUC programme won the prestigious ECO Award for the best environmental project produced by students of a Scottish University. The award scheme was organised jointly by the Robert Gordon University, Hamilton Oil Company Ltd, and the Institute of Management. The winning project, prepared by four EUC students, consisted of a report and exhibition panels outlining enhancement proposals for Dundee's central conservation area.

The cheque for £500 and the specially designed bronze trophy was presented to EUC student Gareth Jones by the well known television personality, Magnus Magnusson on 28 June 1994.

Gareth Jones

TBPT Award

Annually an award is provided by the Tayside Building Preservation Trust for the best overall student on the EUC programme.

Student Feedback

Each year, students are asked to give their anonymous views of the EUC postgraduate programme. The following is a selection of recent comments regarding this highly popular one year programme. While staff are pleased that, overall, the EUC programme is enjoyed by the student group, they are not complacent, and small improvements are introduced each session. Often these changes are based on suggestions made by the student representatives elected each academic session.

"The programme has overall been excellent and I have thoroughly enjoyed it"

"The course has been interesting throughout. It has provided a wide ranging in-depth knowledge of various aspects of conservation, as wide ranging as is possible in a 1 year course. Well balanced, lecture's own specialities complement each other well".

"I found the course very interesting and extremely enjoyable. The fact that I enjoyed going to lectures is proof of this. The course taught a wide range of subject which have a good grounding on which to build".

"I find it difficult to criticise the course in general as I found the course tutors to be both helpful and interested in their subject. I enjoyed the variety of things undertaken greatly. I would like to understand more technical issues on Building Conservation and understanding more about Architectural History. I found the European Study Visit informative and useful as a comparison tool when approaching the revision of EUC 1 and 2. My work placement was highly successful and I have returned even more enthused to proceed with a career in the conservation of our built heritage. This has been a most challenging and educational year. The course has fulfilled my expectations and more. It has just made me realise how case this field is and how much more I have yet to learn. I will certainly recommend this course and faculty and feel privileged to have been given the chance to do this course, as without the faculty paying my fees I would not have been able to have attended at all".

"Very much so! The course was very interesting in that it provided me with a lot of new information, ideas and opinions on various aspects of the Built Environment and heritage. Enjoyable in reading about all different aspects of the course, the seminars of our own choice showed this I think, in that it demonstrated that the class are generally enthusiastic and genuinely interested in the course. These seminars were also interesting in that it was enjoyable to hear peoples' personal opinions on certain matters of conservation and showing where their personal interests are. The Building Conservation course was especially interesting, as the class had no previous knowledge or background on these topics. the computing facilities were excellent and helped very much in the completion of our coursework, the site visits also enjoyable and relevant. The evening lectures, although not all were attended, also provided experiences on the topic discussed, Jim Johnson, I feel was by far the most enjoyable. Overall, the EUC programme was very very interesting and enjoyable. No regrets about accepting the course and would recommend it to other students. Very well organised and not many changes need to be made. Overall a brilliant course, stimulating personal interest in many respects. Credit to the lecturers and all involved".

"Personally, I did find the EUC programme to be interesting and enjoyable. It has covered a broad spectrum of the conservation world. To a certain extent, it is almost too broad, so you know a little about everything rather than a lot about something! However, it has provided a good basis to build upon and you can easily find areas of interest. The computing side has been very useful and particulary relevant for applying for jobs. The lecturers have been enthusiastic and helpful within their own specialisms. The field trips in particular helped to bring coursework/lectures to life and they provided invaluable case studies. The work placement was useful, giving practical experience, but in many ways, the placement's success depended upon where you worked. Overall, the course is working fine and is something I would recommend to others!"

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