February 2018 news

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Former student’s flower art sparks return to Stirling

One of Stirling’s first-ever students has been reacquainted with the University after creating stunning paintings of one of its recent discoveries – the Shetland monkeyflower.

An image of Janet Watson and Dr Mario Vallejo-Marin holding a picture of the Shetland Monkeyflower

Nutritional labelling on menus may reduce calorie intake

Adding nutritional labels to menus and next to food in restaurants, coffee shops and cafeterias may reduce calorie consumption, according to new research involving the University of Stirling.

An image showing nutritional values on packaging

Stirling students pay flying visit to airline HQ in Hong Kong

University of Stirling students in Hong Kong were invited to visit Cathay Pacific’s cargo terminal as part of their Management and Marketing undergraduate programmes.

Students visiting Cathay Pacific HQ in Hong Kong

Celebrities helped to lose 100 years between them in 21 days by Stirling academic

Eight celebrities have been taking part in a unique experiment designed by a University of Stirling academic to see if they can lose 100 years between them in 21 days.

Dr Ian Philip

Movie star monkeys fuel illegal pet trade, academic says

The use of monkeys in movies and television shows is fuelling the illegal trade in the animals for pets, according to a University of Stirling academic.

An image of chimps

Stirling nominated for top nursing awards

University staff and students have been shortlisted at two prestigious awards ceremonies that recognise excellence within the nursing sector.

Image of Ela Hamer

Salmon by-products could generate £23m extra for industry

The Scottish salmon industry could receive a boost of more than £23 million if it better utilises fish by-products, according to a new University of Stirling study.

Image of salmon

University of Stirling academic to dispel ‘poverty of aspiration’ myth

The theory that parents’ low aspirations are to blame for their children’s lack of progress at school will be challenged by a University of Stirling academic.

Dr Morag Treanor

New study sheds light on illegal global trade of pangolins

Animal traffickers are taking advantage of remote ivory trade routes to smuggle pangolins – one of the world’s most endangered animals – out of Central Africa, a new study has found.

Dan Ingram

Big data meets art at event organised by Stirling academics

Artists inspired by big data are to gather at an event organised by University of Stirling academics.

Big Data graphic

‘Question Time’ event on surveillance to be hosted by Stirling academic

The future of surveillance cameras in the UK will be debated in a Question Time-style event hosted by a University of Stirling academic.

CCTV image

University opens its doors to Big Noise musicians

Young musicians from the inspirational Big Noise Raploch programme visited the University of Stirling this week to learn about higher education and the opportunities it can unlock.

Participants of the Big Noise event

Stirling athletes go global

As well as further national titles and international selections in tennis, football and rugby, this week sees Stirling athletes competing across the world from PyeongChang to California.

Gemma Batty

Innovative new study to monitor Scotland’s water from space

Experts will use satellites to monitor the quality of water in Scotland’s lochs as part of a pioneering new project led by the University of Stirling.

Claire Neil

Waddell becomes Stirling’s latest Olympian

Team GB curler, Kyle Waddell, has become the latest University of Stirling Olympian after joining his British teammates for the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games (9 – 25 Feb).

Kyle Waddell

University support helps students to realise their potential

Support provided by the University of Stirling to those traditionally under-represented in higher education was highlighted to policymakers during an event at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 6th February.

Shumela Ahmed

Protein and accelerated ageing link investigated

A new University of Stirling study is aiming to discover whether protein deficiency in older black South Africans contributes to accelerated ageing, increased frailty and disease.

Dr Angus Hunter

Stirling team secures £1 million to study role of governing boards in Further Education

A team of researchers – led by the University of Stirling – has been awarded nearly £1 million from the Economic and Social Research Council to study governance in the Further Education (FE) sector.

Professor Cate Wilson

Experts gather at University of Stirling to share latest dementia research

Experts from across the UK are gathering at the University of Stirling to share the latest developments in dementia and ageing research.

An image highlighting dementia

Secretary of State visits Institute of Aquaculture

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove MP, had the opportunity to see first-hand how University of Stirling research is positioning the UK at the forefront of the global aquaculture industry, during a visit to the University’s Institute of Aquaculture on Friday 2 February.

Michael Gove, Stephen Kerr MP, Professor Malcolm MacLeod and Dr John Rogers

Vaping is less of a risk than smoking, study finds

Vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking, according to a major new study involving a University of Stirling academic.

An e cigarrette image

Innovative monitoring technique can help protect the world’s elephants, study finds

A quick and cost-effective approach to monitoring the health of elephant populations could help measure the impact of poaching on the animals, according to a new study involving the University of Stirling.

Dr Jeremy Cusack

National titles and international debuts for Stirling athletes

National golf titles and rugby international call-ups were some of the highlights for University of Stirling athletes this past weekend along with professional tennis final appearances and new football coaching appointments.

Siobhan Cattigan and Megan Kennedy

Stirling swimmers selected for Commonwealth Games 2018

Three more University of Stirling swimmers are celebrating following their selection for this year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia – taking the total number to nine.

Aimee Willmott