February 2017 news

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Huge postcode disparity in proportion of children in care

A study by the University of Stirling and six other British universities has revealed significant inequalities in child welfare across the UK.

A child in distress

Gambling adverts on TV ‘mislead’ football fans

Football fans are being ‘misled’ by complex gambling adverts on television, a University of Stirling study has found.

Dr Philip Newall

Forests worldwide threatened by drought

Forests around the world are at risk of death due to widespread drought, University of Stirling researchers have found.

looking up at the green canopy of the trees

Forgotten Scots royal burial site to be explored by Stirling academic

The burial site of James I of Scotland – brutally murdered 580 years ago today – is set to be explored in a project led by a University of Stirling archaeologist.

Perth Charterhouse

Government urged to consider allocations of regional funds post-Brexit

How funds for current EU-based policies should be transferred to the nation’s devolved governments post-Brexit has been considered by leading University of Stirling economist, Professor David Bell, in a parliamentary report.

EU and UK badges

Five-star Stirling success in top Fellowship

The University of Stirling’s Chancellor Dr James Naughtie – and Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerry McCormac – have been elected to become Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

The University's Chancellor Dr James Naughtie and Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerry McCormac

Partnership in Japan to enhance dementia care

Developing dementia-friendly communities in Scotland and Japan will be the focus of an international partnership involving the University of Stirling.

Dr Louise McCabe, Dr Hideki Ito, Fiona Hyslop MSP and CEO of TMGHIG

Stirling student freezes out competition at World University Games

University of Stirling student Bobby Lambie has won a gold medal at the 2017 World University Winter Games as part of the Team GB’s men’s curling team.

A medallion

Befrienders could boost new mothers’ mental health

Women experiencing mental health difficulties directly before and after giving birth could benefit from a charity’s befriending service, a University of Stirling report has revealed.

close up of three pregnant bellies