June 2018 news

Archive news stories

Students and a Dame honoured at Jim Naughtie’s last graduations as Chancellor

More than 1,100 graduates – from the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Health Sciences, and Stirling Management School – celebrated their achievements on the final day of the University of Stirling’s summer graduation ceremonies.

Principal Gerry McCormac, Dame Anne McGuire and Dr James Naughtie

Gold Coast stars toasted at celebratory reception

A celebratory reception was held this past week to recognise the achievements of the University of Stirling’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes.

Gold Coast students

Students celebrate alongside award-winning journalist and novelist at Stirling graduation

Nearly 1,000 graduates today (Wednesday 27 June) celebrated their achievements on the first day of the University of Stirling’s summer graduation ceremonies.

Graduate at Stirling Grad sign

Stirling scientist in major international space mission

A University of Stirling scientist is set to begin analysing – and attempting to recreate – conditions on a primitive asteroid as part of a major international space mission led by the Japanese.

Dr Axel Hagermann, Associate Professor in Biological and Environmental Sciences

Stirling students secure success in top television awards

University of Stirling students are celebrating after being recognised at a leading UK television awards ceremony.

Stirling success at RTS Student Television Awards

Stirling academic sparks groundbreaking development in Irish giant case

An article by a University of Stirling academic has led to a groundbreaking development in a campaign to have the skeleton of an 18th century Irish giant released from a London museum.

Thomas Muinzer

Award-winning journalist, novelist and a Dame to be honoured at Stirling graduations

Leaders from the worlds of journalism, politics and the arts will receive honorary degrees at the University of Stirling’s summer graduation ceremonies this month.

Five students in part-green robes waiting at graduation ceremony

Foam rolling warm-up enhances performance

Sportspeople should consider replacing static stretch warm-ups with foam roller routines in a bid to maximise performance, a new study by the University of Stirling has suggested.

Lewis Macgregor

University of Stirling student enterprise secures Santander support

The University of Stirling has been awarded nearly £50,000 through the Santander Universities Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Fund.

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Stirling to help shape tennis stars of the future

The University of Stirling is to host one of the UK’s leading tennis pathway programmes. Tennis Scotland at Stirling was named one of two National Academies, as part of the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) 10-year Performance Strategy for British Tennis.

University of Stirling's tennis hall

Urgent action on risks to aquaculture workers needed, study finds

Health and safety within the global aquaculture industry is widely overlooked – despite the sector posing a great risk to workers, according to University of Stirling-led research.

Andrew Watterson

Freud’s views on love and work backed up by Stirling research

New research has given weight to Sigmund Freud’s claim that love and work are important for our well-being – by highlighting how the threat of unemployment can activate thoughts of death for those not in a relationship.

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Innovative dementia app wins international design award

An innovative app which helps improve home environments for people living with dementia has won an international award for ‘best collaborative’ project.

Two older people use dementia app on tablet

Stirling’s new aquaculture link with Chinese university

A new agreement between the Universities of Stirling and Ningbo, in China, will see aquaculture staff and students share knowledge and collaborate on research and teaching projects.

Professor Herve Migaud and Professor Chun-Lin Wang sign agreement

Community impact of serious organised crime

The changing face of serious organised crime, its impact in communities and the potential for local services to prevent exploitation, have been highlighted in new research involving the University of Stirling.

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World-leading surveillance scholars gather in Stirling

The impact of new GDPR data protection regulations and the scandal of Facebook’s dark ads will come under the spotlight at a meeting of world-leading surveillance scholars in Stirling.

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New research examines children’s rights to participate in legal disputes

New research led by the University of Stirling will examine the rights of children to participate in family law cases.

Dr Fiona Morrison

Scotland’s post-Brexit environmental law landscape examined by Stirling expert

An expert group – including a University of Stirling academic – has outlined potential environmental law challenges for post-Brexit Scotland.

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University celebrates student journalism success

University of Stirling students are celebrating after landing eight accolades at a national journalism awards ceremony.

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