December 2017 news

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New Year CBE celebrations for leading Stirling academic

A renowned University of Stirling economics expert has been awarded a CBE in the latest New Year’s Honours list.

Professor David Bell

Study provides clues to attracting English Language Teaching students

The first UK-wide analysis of postgraduate courses in English Language Teaching – led by University of Stirling academics – has revealed key factors in attracting new students.

A group of students chatting

Drive to improve health and safety for global aquaculture workers

Protecting the health of the world’s 18 million aquaculture workers will be the focus of a new project led by a University of Stirling academic.

Professor Andrew Watterson

Double delight for Stirling swimmer Duncan Scott

University of Stirling swimmer Duncan Scott has returned from the European Short Course Championships in Denmark with two bronze medals.

Duncan Scott holding a flag

Exercising at own pace boosts a child’s ability to learn

A child’s attention and memory improves after exercise according to new research conducted by primary school pupils and supported by the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh.

Kids in a playground

Stirling experts encourage local children to focus on fish

Experts from the University of Stirling’s world-renowned Institute of Aquaculture have visited local primary schools to teach children about the benefits of eating fish.

Aquaculture visit

Equality award for Stirling academic

A University of Stirling academic has been recognised for her work in gender and disability equality.

Kirstein Rummer

Pride does not come before a fall

Contrary to the old saying ‘pride comes before a fall’ the opposite appears to be true, according to a study published in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.

Michael Daly

Youngsters “less likely” to try cigarettes carrying health warning

Young people are three times less likely to try cigarettes branded with ‘Smoking kills’ than the plain product, to new research.

Smoking kills image

Hate crimes against LGBT+ people in deprived areas ignored

Hate crimes against LGBT+ residents in deprived neighbourhoods risk going unrecorded because housing associations rarely enquire about tenants’ sexual or gender identity, research has found.

Peter Matthews

Major study into older Scots set to inform and shape policy

A new landmark study conducted by the University of Stirling will empower policymakers to improve the lives of Scotland’s older population by providing them with a comprehensive insight into the economic, health and social circumstances of people over 50.


Summer black truffles cultivated in Scotland for first time

Summer black truffles – one of the world’s most expensive ingredients – have been successfully cultivated in Scotland for the first time by a University of Stirling academic.

Truffle hunter Max the dog

Tennis stars a smash hit in Lille

Three University of Stirling tennis scholars have won the 'the world event of university tennis' with Team GB after defeating the USA in the final of the BNP Paribas Master'U in Lille.

Scott Duncan

EU award for Stirling-led aquaculture project

A research project coordinated by the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture has received a prestigious award in recognition of its work in the Atlantic Ocean.

Trevor Telfer

Stirling to develop insect processing solutions for aquafeed

Experts at the University of Stirling will play a key role in a two-year project to develop advanced insect processing solutions for aquafeed.

Oscar Monroig

Deputy Principal joins India mission to promote Scottish higher education

University of Stirling’s Deputy Principal for Internationalisation and Graduate Studies, Professor Leigh Sparks, has joined a delegation of senior leaders from Scotland’s higher education sector on an official visit to India.

Professor Leigh Sparks, Deputy Principal for Internationalisation with John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister

Santas on the run for festive dash

Over 100 festive runners donned their Santa hats at the University of Stirling to take part in the annual Santa Dash around campus.

Santa Run participants

Honorary graduates’ delight at Stirling recognition

An award-winning author and the first director of the Macrobert Arts Centre have both spoken of their pride after receiving honorary degrees at the University of Stirling.

James Robertson Graduation