August 2017 news

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New national drugs research network hosted at Stirling

The impact of drug misuse on Scotland’s people and society will be the focus of a University of Stirling-hosted research network of universities and NHS boards.

Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport

County Tyrone duo making waves at Stirling

With the World University Summer Games set to begin this weekend, two County Tyrone sports personalities are making waves at Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence.

Cathy Gallagher, with County Tyrone compatriot and Stirling swimming scholar, Calum Bain

Stirling academic wins at the Scottish Women’s Awards

A University of Stirling academic has received a top accolade at the Scottish Women’s Awards 2017.

Carron Shankland

Brodie leads out Team GB at World University Games

University of Stirling swimmer and Commonwealth Games medallist, Cameron Brodie, was at the forefront of British student sport this weekend after being selected as the Great Britain and Northern Ireland flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 29th FISU Summer World University Games 2017 in Chinese Taipei.

University of Swimmer and Commonwealth Games medallist, Cameron Brodie

University of Stirling team discovers new plant in Shetland

Scientists at the University of Stirling have discovered a new type of plant growing in Shetland.

Mario Vallejo

Ben Higson secures Swim Ireland National Coach position

The University of Stirling's High Performance Swimming Coach, Ben Higson, has announced his decision to leave his position at the University to take up the role as National Senior Team Head Coach and Head Coach of the National Centre (Dublin) for Swim Ireland.

University of Stirling's High Performance Swimming Coach, Ben Higson

Scots’ sugar rush driving ‘obesity epidemic’, figures suggest

Scots’ daily consumption of 110 tonnes of sugar from cut-price food and drink is fuelling obesity, a University of Stirling academic has warned.

Professor Linda Bauld

Stirling academics shortlisted for the Scottish Women’s Awards

Two academics from the University of Stirling have been shortlisted for prestigious awards celebrating the achievements of women in Scotland.

Professor Carron Shankland

Madrid magic as tennis stars serve up silver medal at European Championships

The University of Stirling’s women’s tennis team created some memorable moments in Madrid this past week as they claimed a silver medal at the European Universities Championships in their best ever finish at the tournament.

European Universities Championships silver medal winning tennis team

Stirling swimmers take the world by storm

The University of Stirling’s reputation as one of the UK’s leading high-performance swimming centres was reinforced this past week with ten athletes securing medals at a number of international and national competitions.

Budapest medal winners

Stirling awards Japan its first gold for dementia design

The University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) has awarded its first international gold accreditation for excellence in dementia design.


Tobacco industry steps up tactics to reduce impact of display ban

Tobacco manufacturers are offering retailers incentives to promote their products in a bid to mitigate the effects of the advertising ban, a University of Stirling study has found.

Martine Stead