April 2017 news

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Double delight for Stirling at national nursing awards

A University of Stirling nursing student and lecturer have picked up coveted prizes at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2017.

Lecturer Ivor Smith

Medal Haul and Worlds Qualification for Stirling Swimmers at British Championships

Athletes from the University of Stirling’s high performance swim programme made their mark at the British Championships this past week, winning 10 medals as they went head-to-head with the UK’s best at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

Ross Murdoch

Global heritage conservation to be boosted by new partnership

A world-leading heritage and conservation research centre is being created as part of an international agreement involving the University of Stirling, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, in Beijing, China.

Staff from the University of Stirling, Historic Environment Scotland and the Forbidden City at the signing in Beijing, China

New evidence finds standardised cigarette packaging may reduce the number of people who smoke

A Cochrane Review, co-authored by Stirling's Professor Linda Bauld, finds standardised tobacco packaging may lead to a reduction in smoking prevalence and reduces the appeal of tobacco.

Professor Linda Bauld

Report highlights how alcohol industry bent the rules on advertising during UEFA Euro 2016

A new report highlights how alcohol producers worked to circumvent legislation designed to protect children during the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament.

UEFA Euro 2016

Stirling experts tackle the gender pay gap

Experts from the University of Stirling presented evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Fair Work and Jobs Committee today, 25 April, as part of its inquiry into the impact of equal pay.

Professor David Bell

Climate change clues revealed by ice sheet collapse

The rapid decline of ancient ice sheets could help scientists predict the impact of modern-day climate and sea-level change, according to research by the universities of Stirling in Scotland and Tromsø in Norway.

Sheets of ice

Dancers' brainwaves under the spotlight in art and science link-up

Looking at dancers' brain activity as they perform is at the centre of a new body of science and arts activity between the University of Stirling and Macrobert Arts Centre.

A dancer

Leading Stirling academic joins UK research panel

A leading University of Stirling academic has been announced as a member of a UK-wide research panel.

Professor Judith Philips

Swimmers ‘still hungry’ as they enter British Championships

Swimmers from the University of Stirling are beginning to grind up the gears as they set their sights on the British Swimming Championships next week.

A person swimming

String of student titles for golfers

University of Stirling golfers have won a total of four titles at the 95th Scottish Student Golf Championships.

Stirling golfers trophy

Stirling named in global list of best young universities

The University of Stirling has been named in a global list of top universities under the age of 50 by Times Higher Education (THE).

University ranking graphic

Success in top social science Fellowship

Professor Alison Bowes and Professor Kirstein Rummery have both been conferred with the Award of Fellow by the Academy of Social Sciences.

Professor Alison Bowes

Stirling farewell for Kerr as coach takes Scotland hot seat

University of Stirling high performance football coach, Shelley Kerr, secures top job with Scotland women's national team.

Shelley Kerr Graduate