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Privatisation in the UK has cost lives, research suggests

Privatisation in the UK has cost lives, research suggests

The UK’s privatisation of public services has led to an increase in the number of health and safety disasters which have caused multiple fatalities, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

Pandemic has worsened global childhood physical inactivity crisis – and Scotland is no exception

Pandemic has worsened global childhood physical inactivity crisis – and Scotland is no exception

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated shortfalls in children’s physical activity around the world, including in Scotland, according to a new study involving the University of Stirling.

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Postgraduate On-campus Open Day - 29 March 2023

Postgraduate On-campus Open Day - 29 March 2023

University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Learn more about our diverse range of Masters courses and PhD opportunities, explore our stunning campus, and spend invaluable time with our staff and students to get a taste of what life at Stirling is really like.

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Privatisation in the UK has cost lives, research suggests

The UK’s privatisation of public services has led to an increase in the number of health and safety disasters which have caused multiple fatalities, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

An image of a loch

Pandemic has worsened global childhood physical inactivity crisis – and Scotland is no exception

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated shortfalls in children’s physical activity around the world, including in Scotland, according to a new study involving the University of Stirling.

two children on smartphones

Voucher scheme highly effective at helping stop smoking in pregnancy, study finds

A high street voucher scheme is highly effective in helping women stop smoking during pregnancy, according to new research involving the University of Stirling.

Pregnant woman gives up smoking.

Research shows music and movement hits right note with care home residents

A pilot study by the University of Stirling has found that music and movement can have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of care home residents – and could lead to similar activities being rolled out on a wider scale.

danceSing initiative at Balhousie Care Home

Forth Valley set to benefit from landmark new health partnership

An ambitious landmark partnership between the University of Stirling, Forth Valley College and NHS Forth Valley has launched today – with the mission to improve patient care and treatments, and boost health research and staff learning across the region.

Forth Valley Health Partnership launch

University of Stirling celebrates Singapore graduates

The University of Stirling is today celebrating the graduation of students from its programmes delivered at the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).

Singapore graduation 2022

Evaluation finds extension of distress intervention during pandemic was a success

A ground-breaking mental health programme which supports people in distress was successfully extended during the pandemic, according to a new evaluation led by the University of Stirling.

An image of a loch

One in four children referred to mental health services in Scotland have suicidal thoughts or behaviours, study suggests

A quarter of children referred to mental health services in Scotland have been thinking about or attempted suicide – and face a postcode lottery as to whether they will be assessed or treated, a new study suggests.

Young man speaking to counsellor.

Study reveals impact of alcohol packaging on young people

New research from the University of Stirling has highlighted the significant impact that alcohol packaging has on capturing the attention of, and creating appeal amongst, young people.

bottles of wine

Most stakeholders support review of alcohol laws at UK football stadia but concerns persist, new study finds

Easing legal restrictions around the sale and consumption of alcohol at UK football stadia could deliver public safety and financial benefits, but is not without risks, according to key stakeholders interviewed as part of a new University of Stirling study.

alcohol

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Postgraduate On-campus Open Day - 29 March 2023

29 Mar 2023

Learn more about our diverse range of Masters courses and PhD opportunities, explore our stunning campus, and spend invaluable time with our staff and students to get a taste of what life at Stirling is really like.

Prospective student at PG open day