News at Stirling

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

How history might look back on the Scottish independence referendum

Picture:  iStockphoto®, © George Clerk, Union Flag and Scottish Saltire in Edinburgh.

Writers, broadcasters and academics are getting together to imagine how future citizens and historians might look back on Scotland’s independence referendum – and what could happen after the 18 September poll. The “If Scotland” conference at the University of Stirling on 23 and 24 August will explore aspects of the current debate likely to intrigue, baffle and amuse future generations.
15 Jul 2014

How plants may be evolving to the lack of bees

Mario Vallejo-Marín

Plants which used to have two types of male reproductive organs – to increase their chances for fertilisation – are reverting back to one type. And in some cases, they are becoming self-fertilising. This “reverse evolution” could provide new hope for people worried about declining numbers of pollinators, such as bees.
11 Jul 2014

All’s well that ends well: praise for Shakespeare conference

Shakespeare conference blurb

Friends, Romans, countrymen … lend me your ears . . . I have good news to tell . . . A conference on Shakespeare has been hailed as a hit. More than 160 delegates from 30 countries descended on the University of Stirling earlier this month (July) to take part in the Sixth Biennial British Shakespeare Association Conference. The four day event saw the presentation of academic papers, panel discussions, workshops, screenings and performances.
10 Jul 2014

New exhibition celebrates Scotland's links with the Commonwealth Games

Hosts and Champions

A new exhibition showcasing Scotland's relationship with the Commonwealth Games has gone on display at the University of Stirling. Hosts and Champions - featuring photographs, clothing, flags, medals and other memorabilia - charts the participation and achievements of Scotland in the international sporting event, which launched as the British Empire Games in 1930. It also highlights Scotland's role as Games hosts in 1970 and 1986.
3 Jul 2014

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