News at Stirling

New Head for School of Health Sciences

Jayne Donaldson

A senior academic from Napier University in Edinburgh, Professor Jayne Donaldson, has been appointed as the Head of School of Health Sciences at the University of Stirling.
2 Sep 2014

Superfan, 5, meets star swimmer Ross at his University base

Ross Murdoch and Brian Fitzpatrick

The five-year-old boy who wrote an “amazing” fan letter to Commonwealth Gold medallist Ross Murdoch has met the swimming star at the University of Stirling. Little Brian Fitzpatrick, from Dumbarton, toured the National Swimming Academy before joining Ross for a superstar swimming lesson.
29 Aug 2014

University of Stirling’s Student Union holds first-ever Women in Sport Conference

Eilidh Child

A first-ever Women in Sport Conference is being held at the University of Stirling, Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, on Wednesday 8 October, 2014. Commonwealth Games Silver medal winner Eilidh Child and Stirling graduate Susan Egelstaff, Commonwealth badminton bronze medallist, are just two of the speakers at the event designed to inspire the next generation of women sporting stars.
14 Aug 2014

University of Stirling showcases its Commonwealth credentials

Ross Murdoch

Twenty-two students and graduates of the University of Stirling competed at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Stirling students, alumni and staff were out in force too in a range of roles from mentoring the next generation of Scottish sporting talent to filming the action and volunteering at venues.
13 Aug 2014

University Management Centre becomes Stirling Court Hotel

Stirling Court Hotel logo

Stirling Management Centre is changing its name to Stirling Court Hotel. The hotel and conference venue - within the grounds of the University of Stirling - says the change is to better reflect its services “across the hospitality, leisure and conference markets”. Managers are particularly keen to attract more leisure visitors to the venue, which boasts 100 en-suite bedrooms, as well as meeting and event spaces.
12 Aug 2014

Stirling joins new research network to prevent animal - and human - diseases

Professor Randolph Richards

The University of Stirling is part of a new group of experts helping to fight animal diseases, some of which have the potential to spread to humans. The UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network will draw together major UK research players to enhance the uptake of new technologies in order to design, develop and deliver safe and effective next-generation vaccines against new and re-emerging diseases.
12 Aug 2014

Another chance to see Games exhibition at University

Hosts and Champions

Sports fans are getting another chance to see a free exhibition about the Commonwealth Games. Hosts and Champions previewed at the University of Stirling before Glasgow 2014, and then enjoyed a display in the city during this year’s Games. A new, expanded version of the exhibition is now on display in the University’s Pathfoot Building until September 19.
11 Aug 2014

Stirling students help bring Games to a global TV audience

Students with spidercam

Students from the University of Stirling played a key role in bringing the Commonwealth Games to homes around the world. Fifteen people – all on BA Honours courses in the School of Arts and Humanities – were working for TV crews bringing images of the games to an international audience, as part of the Glasgow 2014 Host Broadcaster Training Initiative.
1 Aug 2014

Scots purchasing power better than most

David Bell

Scots fare better than many parts of the UK in the amount of goods and services that their income can buy – their real disposable income. The average Scot also has greater real disposable income than most citizens of the Scandinavian countries and the Republic of Ireland. That’s according to new analysis by Professor David Bell from the University of Stirling, using figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
1 Aug 2014

Referendum in the spotlight at new University exhibition

Detail of a painting

The referendum on Scottish Independence is the subject of a new exhibition at the University of Stirling. “Scotland Decides” includes giant sized Tweets on the subject of the September 18 poll, a painting by Aberdeen-based artist Nicole Porter, and archive material from the current and previous referendums.
1 Aug 2014

Ross Murdoch praises Winning Students programme


Commonwealth Games Gold and Bronze medallist Ross Murdoch has praised the support he received from the Winning Students sports scholarship programme, which is managed by the University of Stirling, at an event in Glasgow.
30 Jul 2014

Malaysian Minister of Youth and Sport visits Stirling campus


Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerry McCormac welcomed the Malaysian Minister of Youth and Sport, YB Encik Khairy Jamaluddin, to the University of Stirling to learn about its international reputation and expertise in delivering sport management and related programmes.
23 Jul 2014

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