Service to university recognised
HUNDREDS of staff at the University of Dundee were today joining in a celebration for the institution’s 50th anniversary.
The university’s first long service awards were orgainsed to celebrate the contribution made by staff from across the campus community.
Around 200 staff who have worked at the university for 25 years or more were to receive a gift.
Even more venerable are a select band of 20 staff who have been with the university for 40 years or more.
Tallied up, the combined service of all those attending the celebration is more than 7,000 years.
University principal professor Sir Pete Downes was not only helping present awards but receiving one himself.
He said: “As a fellow recipient of the l ong service award I am delighted to be j oining t o d a y ’s c e l e b r a t i o n s with so many of my colleagues.”
The awards were held at the Apex Hotel at City Quay.