October 2018 news

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Leading economist and businessman share expertise at public lecture series

Leading economist Professor Danny Blanchflower and Chief Officer of the Business Gateway National Unit, Hugh Lightbody, will discuss the impact of weak wage growth and the importance of being resilient in the face of Brexit, at the University of Stirling's November Public Lecture Series.

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Inequalities between schools preparing pupils for university

Students from high attaining state schools are better prepared for the university application process than their peers in more deprived areas, new research by the University of Stirling has found.

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Life and work of Scots filmmaker and poet celebrated

A centenary celebration of a leading Scots filmmaker and poet officially begins next month.

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Wildlife filmmaker Doug Allan celebrated with Stirling award

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Doug Allan – whose work has featured on The Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet – has returned to the University of Stirling to pick up a special accolade celebrating his illustrious career.

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Hidden costs in education system impact on Scotland’s poorest families

Hidden costs in the education system – such as school trips and uniform - are impacting on children and families living in poverty, a report by Dr Morag Treanor, from the University of Stirling, has found.

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One in 10 people may opt-out of proposed organ donor system

A new study has revealed that around one in 10 people are considering opting out of a proposed new system that aims to increase organ donation by presuming consent.

Stirling students to celebrate alongside Olympic curler at Inverness graduation

Olympic curler Eve Muirhead will be made a Doctor of the University of Stirling in recognition of her outstanding contribution to British sport at a graduation ceremony in Inverness on Friday 2 November.

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Dementia Studies course expands offer to Sri Lanka

The University of Stirling has expanded the range of its distance learning course in Dementia Studies to include a student from Sri Lanka for the first time - in addition to students from India and Bangladesh.

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Stirling renews partnership with Santander

Stirling students are set to receive further significant support from Santander Universities following the signing of a new three-year agreement.

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Domestic abuse legislation should recognise children as victims

Children who experience domestic abuse should be recognised by law as victims and not merely as witnesses, University of Stirling child expert Professor Jane Callaghan has claimed.

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Beavers’ impact on biodiversity revealed

Beaver-built ponds are far more biodiverse than other wetlands, new research from the University of Stirling has revealed.

Experts identify the key to The Daily Mile’s success

The Daily Mile initiative has enjoyed worldwide success thanks to its simplicity, flexibility and adaptability, according to new research led by the University of Stirling.

SME business owners need skills to adapt to Brexit

A new report by Dr Oliver Mallett at the University of Stirling, which looked at how regulations affect small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), has called on policymakers to help prepare them for Brexit by providing them with the skills to adapt to changes.

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Study challenges concerns around imported farmed shrimp

Scientists at the University of Stirling have challenged concerns around the consumption of imported farmed shrimp – with new research indicating that it is as safe as any other seafood product.

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Stirling student scoops top industry award

University of Stirling student Debbie Maltman has won a prestigious industry award for her data analysis project with Volunteer Scotland.

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Housing experts call for a Commissioner for Ageing

A University of Stirling-led report has called for a Commissioner for Ageing in England and Scotland – similar to the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales – to ensure that people are able to age in the right place.

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Stirling to receive share of £12 million in new funding

The University of Stirling has received a share of £12 million to train the next generation of environmental and aquaculture scientists.

Public relations in spotlight at anniversary event

Experts from the field of UK public relations will gather for debates at the University of Stirling – as the institution marks 30 years of teaching and researching the subject area.

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Titles, trophies and national call-ups for Stirling athletes

University of Stirling athletes and coaches have enjoyed a strong spell of positive results and recognition – racking up several impressive victories and awards. Read our latest sporting headlines.

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Students in Singapore to benefit from Stirling degrees

Students in Singapore will be able to secure University of Stirling degrees thanks to a new partnership with a leading education provider.

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Singapore ceremony recognises Stirling’s newest graduates

More than 60 students from the University of Stirling graduate from the Singapore Institute of Management Global Education (SIM GE) with BA (Hons) Retail Marketing and BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Marketing degrees.

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Stirling scientist observes arrival of lander on asteroid

A team of international scientists – including a University of Stirling academic – have marked a major milestone in the high-profile Hayabusa2 mission.

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Climate change laws explored by Stirling expert

The UK Government’s approach to tackling climate change via legislation has been examined by a University of Stirling academic.

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