Latest stories from the University of Stirling

University of Stirling artist in residence launches new exhibition

Award-winning artist Audrey Grant will share new work in a solo exhibition starting on May 25.

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Iain Banks’ personal archives on exhibit as University of Stirling shares work of its famous alum

Never-before-seen writings and correspondence from author Iain Banks form part of an exhibit at the University of Stirling as it celebrates one of its most celebrated alumni.

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Mystery solved of historic ruins on University of Stirling grounds

A project involving the University of Stirling, Stirling Council and a group of volunteers has uncovered a historic folly on the university grounds.

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University of Stirling to host Gavin Wallace Fellowship

The University of Stirling is confirmed to host the 2024 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship – a year-long writing residency which supports Scottish based mid-career and established writers to develop new work.

The Pathfoot building

Art chronicles alcohol and homelessness study as researchers seek innovative way to share findings

A unique art event took place this week in Glasgow chronicling the findings of a research study into the effects of managed alcohol programmes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

artwork of men in pub

University of Stirling announces Audrey Grant as new Artist-in-Residence

Award-winning visual artist Audrey Grant has been appointed as the University of Stirling’s latest Artist-in-Residence.

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First archive tells University’s story of the COVID pandemic

The first collection of its kind capturing the stories and experiences of a Scottish university community through the global pandemic has been launched.

Newspaper shelves in a newsagents in May 2020 showing headlines including 'Stay Home!'

University of Stirling celebrates World Book Day with launch of Human Library programme

The University of Stirling is marking World Book Day today by launching a search for volunteers for a ‘human library’, in which readers borrow human beings as they would books.

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University announces new artist in residence

The University of Stirling has announced Glasgow-based artist Jennifer Wicks as its new artist in residence.

Mutation V by Norman McLaren

University Art Collection celebrates care experienced young people

The University of Stirling’s Art Collection is supporting a new festival celebrating care experienced children and young people from the local area.

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University opens historic charity records for the first time

The University of Stirling is to archive more than a century’s worth of records from the Aberlour Children’s Charity – making the historic documents accessible for the first time.

Documents from the Aberlour archive

Political archive appeals for election campaign material

The Scottish Political Archive, housed at the University of Stirling, is appealing to the public to help collect campaign materials connected to next month’s Scottish Parliament elections.

A sign for a polling station tied to a black metal fence with a brick building in the background

Artwork in solidarity with Black Lives Matter installed at the University

A new piece of artwork, championing the fight against inequality, has been installed at the University of Stirling, in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement.

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New 360-degree tour of University Art Collection

The University of Stirling Art Collection has launched a new virtual tour – designed by an award-winning student – allowing members of the public to explore the exhibition during lockdown.

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Graphic novel illustrating history of Scottish Parliament backed by crowdfunding campaign

A crowdfunding campaign to support the creation of a graphic novel – telling the story of the Scottish Parliament – has been launched.

Scottish Parliament graphic novel image

Refugees’ contribution to life in Scotland celebrated

An open day celebrating refugee communities’ contribution to life in Scotland will be hosted by the Art Collection at the University of Stirling.

Experiences of Exile exhibition

Prestigious art competition to be hosted by Stirling

The University of Stirling will host the finals of a national public speaking competition that promotes and supports young people to look at, think about and discuss art.

Blue Boy

New grant to digitise the University’s Art Collection

The University of Stirling has been awarded almost £20,000 to create an online catalogue of its prestigious Art Collection, it has been announced.

Photograph of Pathfoot building

Heritage sector opportunities opened up by Stirling Art Collection

A vocational scheme at the University of Stirling Art Collection will offer non-graduates a path into museums work.

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Swing back in time to the 1960s at University’s Festival of Museums event

Guests are invited to swing back in time to the 1960s at an evening of games, songs and film organised by the University of Stirling.

Students pose with items from the 1960s

Former student’s flower art sparks return to Stirling

One of Stirling’s first-ever students has been reacquainted with the University after creating stunning paintings of one of its recent discoveries – the Shetland monkeyflower.

An image of Janet Watson and Dr Mario Vallejo-Marin holding a picture of the Shetland Monkeyflower

University opens its doors to Big Noise musicians

Young musicians from the inspirational Big Noise Raploch programme visited the University of Stirling this week to learn about higher education and the opportunities it can unlock.

Participants of the Big Noise event