November 2018 news

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University of Stirling wins “higher education Oscar”

The University of Stirling has been recognised for its ‘Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development’ at this year’s Times Higher Education Awards.


University tennis scholar selected for French competition

University of Stirling student Maia Lumsden has be selected to compete in the Master’U Paribas Tennis event in France this weekend.

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Homecoming for University of Stirling’s new Chancellor

The Rt Hon Lord Jack McConnell has been unveiled as the University of Stirling’s new Chancellor.

Rt Hon Lord Jack McConnell with Wallace Monument in the background

UK Cabinet minister visits University of Stirling

A senior UK Government minister has visited the University of Stirling where he endorsed ambitious plans to create two multi-million-pound international research centres on campus.

David Lidington CBE MP and Professor Malcolm MacLeod

University graduates awarded membership of banking institute

Two University of Stirling graduates Stefan Pfitzmaier Pfitzmaier and Hanyu Ye have been awarded associate membership of the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI).

Academic in graduate robes with Chinese woman and German man

Experts highlight importance of research in tackling problem drug use

Experts from across the UK met to discuss the importance of research in tackling problem drug use, at a conference organised by the University of Stirling-hosted Drugs Research Network Scotland (DRNS).


Student awarded top community nursing prize

University of Stirling graduate Morgan Myles has been awarded a national prize for her work in community nursing.

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University experts awarded £100k to evaluate domestic abuse programme

Academics from the University of Stirling have been awarded nearly £100,000 to evaluate a community project that aims to reduce acceptance of domestic violence.

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Stirling contributes to new handbook on salmon welfare

The aquaculture industry is set to benefit from a new handbook – created in collaboration with the University of Stirling – which will help experts assess the welfare of Atlantic salmon.

Fish farm

MBA student recognised for leadership skills

University of Stirling graduate Daniela Sefzig has been recognised for her leadership skills and support of colleagues during her MBA studies.

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Human rights report unveiled by Scottish Parliament committee

The Scottish Parliament should be an international human rights leader, according to a report citing research by a University of Stirling academic.

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Stirling experts working on NASA’s latest mission to Mars

Two University of Stirling scientists are working on NASA’s latest mission in an attempt to understand more about the formation and early evolution of Mars, Earth and other rocky planets.


Judy Murray and Duncan Scott among hundreds of fans at University cup tie

Judy Murray and Olympian Duncan Scott joined hundreds of fans in cheering on University of Stirling footballers as they took on Elgin City in the William Hill Scottish Cup.

Judy Murray with her father Roy Erskine

Former chief inspector of prisons and leading environmentalist among Stirling’s winter graduates

More than 1,500 graduates – and two esteemed honorary graduates – are today celebrating their achievements at the University of Stirling’s winter graduation ceremonies.

Graduation photo

€2.6 million transport project to identify women’s needs

The University of Stirling has received a share of €2.6 (£2.3) million to create fairer and more inclusive transport systems that consider the needs of women as both users and employees.

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Swimming star Duncan Scott scoops another top award

The University of Stirling’s Olympic and Commonwealth star Duncan Scott is celebrating after being crowned Swimming Athlete of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Duncan Scott with several medals

University of Stirling footballers bid to make history in Scottish Cup

Student footballers from the University of Stirling are aiming to make history this weekend as they take on Elgin City in the third round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

Chris Geddes

Occupational health study links air pollution and cancer

University of Stirling experts have discovered new evidence of the link between air pollution and cancer as part of a new occupational health study.


Climate change predicted to end truffle production

The lucrative truffle industry is set to disappear within a generation due to climate change, according to new research by a University of Stirling academic.


Behavioural science expert gives TEDx talk on ‘nudging’

University of Stirling economist Dr Conny Wollbrant has highlighted how behavioural economics can be used to improve decision-making, during a TEDx talk in Glasgow.

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Former prisons chief inspector and leading environmentalist to receive honour at Stirling graduation

A former police chief who also served as a prisons figurehead and a leading environmentalist will receive honorary degrees at the University of Stirling’s winter graduation ceremonies next week.

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Mental health nursing students recognised for trauma work

The University of Stirling's mental health nursing students are recognised for their work preparing nurses to deal with the effects of trauma in the workplace.

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Celebrations as 106 graduate with Stirling degrees in Oman

More than 100 graduates are today celebrating their achievements after receiving their degrees from the University of Stirling during a special ceremony at Muscat College in Oman.

Muscat graduation

Top award for Stirling academic’s learning disabilities and dementia course

University of Stirling academic Dr Karen Watchman has scooped a top award for her one-day course aimed at professionals supporting people with learning disabilities and dementia.

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Ambassador to outline Slovakia’s key anniversaries in Stirling talk

Seminal points in the history of Slovakia will be explored in a lecture by the country’s ambassador to the UK.

University of Stirling campus

Digital design should embed ethical and political values

Digital developers should consider the ethical and political values of their users – rather than focusing solely on their needs – a University of Stirling-led report has said.

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Professional recognition for top Accountancy and Finance students in 2018

Top-performing Accountancy and Finance students have been recognised at a prize-giving lunch at the University of Stirling.

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Establishing responsibility for the impacts of climate change

The links between climate change impacts – including storms, wildfires and environmental damage – and human rights obligations will be debated at a public event involving a University of Stirling academic at the London School of Economics.


Golf star Nicola joins scholarship programme

English golfer Nicola Slater hopes to tee up a bright future in the sport after joining the University's renowned golf scholarship programme.

Nicola Slater crouching down, lining up a putt on golf green

Stirling academic outlines options for strengthening human rights laws and addressing poverty in Scotland

Scotland can show the world how human rights can be effectively enshrined in law, a Scottish Human Rights Commission report authored by a University of Stirling academic has suggested.

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Stirling students celebrate alongside Olympic curler at Inverness graduation

Olympic curler Eve Muirhead joined students at the University of Stirling’s graduation ceremony in Inverness today.

procession of people in graduate robes outside Inverness cathedral

Empowering students to be the difference

Innovative approaches to learning and teaching showcased at Scottish Parliament.

Dr Kevin Swingler and Richard Lochhead MSP

Experts call for a targeted approach to cancer prevention

Policymakers around the world should consider introducing more targeted early interventions in a bid to tackle cancer, according to experts at the University of Stirling.