July 2017 news

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Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have worse outcomes, study finds

Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have longer stays and worse treatment outcomes than people without the condition, research led by the University of Stirling has found.

Professor Emma Reynish

Improving habitats for bats

The effects of 160 years of woodland creation on bats has been revealed by a natural experiment.

Dr Elisa Fuentes-Montemayor

Stirling golfers team up for Glasgow 2018 at Ladies Scottish Open pro-am

Three young golfers from the University of Stirling were given the opportunity of a lifetime this week as they teamed up for Glasgow 2018 at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open pro-am at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire.

Glasgow golfers

E-cigarette use may encourage experimentation with tobacco, study finds

Young people who have tried an e-cigarette may be more likely to go on to smoke cigarettes compared with those who have not, a study led by University of Stirling researchers has suggested.

e cigarettes in a row from smallest to largest varying in colour

Backing to boost dementia-friendly communities

A three-year project – involving the University of Stirling and local partners – to boost communities for people living with dementia has received major backing from the Life Changes Trust.

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Stirling scientist secures £3.4 million to tackle tobacco-related harm in Asia and Africa

A team of researchers, led by the University of Stirling, has been awarded £3.4 million from the Global Challenges Research Fund to reduce tobacco-related harm in low and middle income countries in Asia and Africa.

Professor Linda Bauld

Entrepreneurial student wins sport business backing

A University of Stirling Masters student has won the coveted Sports Innovation Challenge – a competitive sports entrepreneurship competition run by Sporting Chance Initiative.

MSc Investment Analysis student Mohsin Laginaf

Beavers’ unique ability to restore landscapes revealed

Beavers’ exceptional ability to re-create diverse wetland landscapes that are home to a wide variety of species, has been revealed by researchers at the University of Stirling.

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Not all muscle building supplements are equal

Popular muscle building supplements, known as branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are ineffective when taken in isolation, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

man working out back muscle

Queen's Baton Relay to visit University as part of world tour

The University of Stirling will welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay to campus next month as part of its global tour ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Gold for Stirling internal communications campaign

The University of Stirling has won the Gold Award for Best Internal Communications Campaign at the 2017 Heist Awards in Manchester.

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Students’ video goes viral after being featured by the BBC

An excerpt of an award-winning video created by University of Stirling students has been viewed more than 15,000 times after being featured by the BBC.

SSJA winner

Stirling expertise contributes to future of Europe

Stirling expertise has informed the British Council’s “Our Shared European Future” recommendations, made to EU and UK leaders in early July 2017.

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Aviva Scholarship to assist students from Asia

The University of Stirling is one of eleven leading universities in the UK to partner with Aviva in a new scholarship programme which aims to promote British education in Asia.

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Stirling campaign recognised at The Herald Higher Education Awards

The University of Stirling and the Students’ Union have scooped a top award for their strategy designed to prevent and tackle sexual violence and misconduct.

six women and one man standing on a stage holding their award

British Council recognition for Stirling student

A University of Stirling student has received recognition from the British Council for his Masters dissertation.

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Beech trees native to Scotland after all, scientists discover

Beech trees should be considered native to Scotland – despite a long-running debate over their national identity, researchers at the University of Stirling and Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) report.

beech trees in leaf in a forest setting

Aquaculture experts make a splash at Royal Highland Show

Scientists from the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture made a splash at this year’s Royal Highland Show, promoting the Scottish aquaculture industry to hundreds of school children.

Students learning about salmon biology