April 2020 news

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New 360-degree tour of University Art Collection

The University of Stirling Art Collection has launched a new virtual tour – designed by an award-winning student – allowing members of the public to explore the exhibition during lockdown.

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Inclusive aquaculture can improve the lives of poor farmers

Experts are calling for aquaculture business models to be more inclusive – and ultimately improve the lives – of poor smallholder farmers and others in the industry’s value chain.


Stirling student named national marketing star

A University of Stirling student has won a prestigious Marketing Society Scotland award after taking part in a competition involving students from across the country.

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University of Stirling to lead 10 projects on COVID-19 impact

The University of Stirling will conduct 10 major projects investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic after receiving almost £500,000 in funding from the Scottish Government.


The app allowing people to explore Scotland’s heritage during lockdown

A free smartphone app – created by a University of Stirling academic – is helping people to experience and explore Scotland’s coalmining heritage and the remnants of the industry during the current COVID-19 lockdown.

Dr Catherine Mills

Stirling receives £1.2 million to study global sustainability

A new £1.2 million project – led by the University of Stirling – is aiming to “deliver critical step change” to help resolve conflicts between the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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University sends beds to new temporary hospital

The University of Stirling has sent a number of beds to Scotland’s new temporary critical care hospital, set up to support the national coronavirus (COVID-19) response.


Self-paced exercise may be key to improving children’s attention, memory and wellbeing

Outdoor classroom breaks involving 15 minutes of self-paced exercise may improve children’s attention, memory and wellbeing, according to new research.

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Leading academics and business figures combine for new initiative

Stirling Management School has further strengthened its close ties with industry through the creation of a new Business Advisory Board. The launch of the initiative is timely as it will have a role to play in supporting businesses to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Stirling academic offers glimpse into the future of tropical forests

A University of Stirling academic has played a key role in an international research project into what the future may hold for the world’s tropical forests, and how that data can shape governments’ policies.

Dr Daisy Dent, of the Faculty of Natural Sciences

University of Stirling team wins international award

The University of Stirling’s Estates and Campus Services team has received an international award in recognition of its work to save Summer Graduation, following a major flood which hit the campus in June 2019.

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Stirling student golfer selected for Arnold Palmer Cup

University of Stirling golf star, Hazel MacGarvie, will take on some of the world’s best amateur golfers later this year after being selected to play in the Arnold Palmer Cup.

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Almost 400 Stirling student nurses respond to COVID-19 call

Almost 400 student nurses – and up to nine staff – from the University of Stirling are joining healthcare workers on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus (COVID-19).


Stirling expert’s potentially life-saving advice to COVID-19 social workers

A leading expert from the University of Stirling is providing potentially life-saving advice to social workers around the world as they tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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University donates 3D printers to support COVID-19 response

The University of Stirling has gifted two 3D printers – and loaned another two – to a local school that is using the devices to create personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers.

Larbert High School staff