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University kicks off new education partnership with Rangers

University kicks off new education partnership with Rangers

In the first collaboration of its kind in Scotland, Stirling has partnered with the Scottish Premiership football team to launch a new MPhil Performance Analysis course.

Safer consumption and drug checking facilities key to addressing drug harms in Edinburgh, study finds

Safer consumption and drug checking facilities key to addressing drug harms in Edinburgh, study finds

Safer drug consumption facilities (SDCF) and drug checking could be key to addressing drug harms in the city of Edinburgh, according to University of Stirling experts in substance use.

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University kicks off new education partnership with Rangers

In the first collaboration of its kind in Scotland, Stirling has partnered with the Scottish Premiership football team to launch a new MPhil Performance Analysis course.

Ross Ireland, Andrew Smyth and Harry Sutherland photographed in their Rangers uniform

Safer consumption and drug checking facilities key to addressing drug harms in Edinburgh, study finds

Safer drug consumption facilities (SDCF) and drug checking could be key to addressing drug harms in the city of Edinburgh, according to University of Stirling experts in substance use.

Edinburgh at night

Tennis scholar takes singles and doubles titles at Australian Open

University of Stirling tennis star Anna McBride has claimed a second sweep at the Australian Open – after winning the women’s singles and doubles titles in its players with intellectual impairment (PWII) event.

Anna McBride in action on court at the Australian Open event

University of Stirling tennis star to defend titles at Australian Open

A University of Stirling tennis scholar will compete at the Australian Open this weekend – as she seeks to defend the two titles she won at last year’s event.

Anna McBride pictured at the PWII Women's Singles at the 2023 Australian Open.

E-cigarettes help pregnant smokers quit without risks to pregnancy

A new analysis of trial data on pregnant smokers, has found that the regular use of nicotine replacement products during pregnancy is not associated with adverse pregnancy events or poor pregnancy outcomes.

A pile of brightly coloured e-cigarettes scattered across a surface

A Doctoral project supporting academic capacity development in South Africa

The University of Stirling has partnered with four South African universities to enhance academic development and research at the country’s historically disadvantaged universities, including Nelson Mandela’s alma mater.

Group photo of the PhD candidates and staff from the partner universities

Researchers call for changes to tackle chronic pain in children

Health researchers at the University of Stirling are calling for an overhaul of services for children living with chronic pain.

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Symposium promotes ethical coaching practice

More than 100 sports professionals from across the UK took part in a special event promoting the importance of ethics in coaching, at the University of Stirling.

L to R_sportscotland lead manager, Ewen Cameron, Executive Director of Sport at Stirling,Cathy Gallagher, Keynote speaker Andy Abraham, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, Jayne Donaldson, and organiser Stephen Macdonald

Composer swaps the stage for career in nursing

A Stirling graduate is celebrating after a major career change saw her swapping the stage for ward rounds.

Suzie John poses in front of the stage at her graduation ceremony. She holds a graduation scroll and is wearing a green dress with graduation robes on top. There are flowers to her right hand side on the stage.

First paramedics to graduate from the University of Stirling

The first paramedics to study at the University of Stirling are set to celebrate their graduation this week.

Ida, Roisin, Drew and Matthew pose in graduation gowns next to an ambulance