News at Stirling

Neonicotinoid pesticides linked to butterfly declines in the UK

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The use of neonicotinoid pesticides may be contributing to the decline of butterflies in the UK, a new study by the Universities of Stirling and Sussex in partnership with Butterfly Conservation and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology has revealed.
24 Nov 2015

Myth that Andy Murray’s nationality is linked to success smashed

The notion that success plays a part in media descriptions of tennis ace Andy Murray’s nationality has finally been dispelled by a postgraduate student at the University of Stirling. The commonly held view that Murray is British when he wins and Scottish when he loses has been dismissed by Ben Dickson in a recent research project.
24 Nov 2015

Research finds men who eat garlic smell more attractive

The beneficial health properties of garlic are well known, but researchers at the University of Stirling and Charles University in Prague have uncovered another less well known and surprising property – that the body odour of men who eat garlic is attractive to women.
12 Nov 2015

New £2.9m Stirling-led study on freshwater ecosystem dynamics

Dr Nigel Willby

Major £2.9m funding for a University of Stirling-led study into the impact of people and the natural environment on freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem resilience, is announced today by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
26 Oct 2015

Threat posed by ‘pollen thief’ bees uncovered


A new University of Stirling study has uncovered the secrets of 'pollen thief' bees - which take pollen from flowers but fail to act as effective pollinators - and the threat they pose to certain plant species.
9 Oct 2015

Scholars and Award Winners celebrated


The University celebrated the success of over 175 student scholars and award winners at the annual Scholars and Award Winners reception on Tuesday 6 October.
7 Oct 2015

Stirling event to show science is for all

Staff, students and members of the public will be getting their hands dirty to show that science is for everyone at the University’s second Science Fair this Saturday, 26 September.
23 Sep 2015

First integrated degree students enrol at University

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The first students to undertake innovative integrated degrees offered by Forth Valley College and the University of Stirling have marked a major milestone as they progress to the 3rd year of their programme at university.
22 Sep 2015

£2.4 million to help sports stars continue their studies

Leading sporting talent studying at Scottish colleges and universities has been boosted by a £2.4 million funding investment. National student sports scholarships Winning Students - managed on behalf of the sector by the University of Stirling - will continue to support the brightest and best athletes after investment from the Scottish Funding Council was confirmed for the next four academic years.
15 Sep 2015

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