Dear friends and supporters,
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Welcome to “a sporty edition” of e-Stirling Minds where we catch up with one of our latest Honorary Graduates, Scottish curler Eve Muirhead, on receiving her honorary degree and her aspirations for this year and the future. We also talk to Dr Paul Dimeo about some of the exciting research within the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport.
The University has broken ground on the new sports facilities and are on schedule to complete by summer 2020. Did you know a time capsule was unearthed on campus recently? Among the items were sporting relics, old photographs and a bottle of whisky, all dating back 50 years. Sealed within the University’s Gannochy Sports Pavilion during its construction in 1969, the time capsule was recovered during the current £20 million redevelopment of the sports facilities. You can read more about the time capsule here. The University is committed to providing the best facilities for our students and the communities we serve and if you would like to find out more, or support the new facility, contact Hazel McIlwraith or call 01786 466649.
Networking and mentoring relationships can help people realise the ambitions by unlocking business development opportunities, careers development and access to expertise and skills. We are launching a new way for alumni and students to connect through The Stirling Network, which aims to connect the Stirling family no matter where they are across the world. See page 24 of Stirling Minds magazine and contact Debbie Miller for more information.
The University of Stirling is a partner of Asia Scotland Institute and Stirling alumni are warmly invited to attend any of their events. Plans are underway for a number of alumni reunions in April – we’re delighted to be taking part in the Tartan Week activities in New York and hope to host alumni gatherings in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing in China. Plans are evolving so email firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest.
Last year we celebrated the achievements of University of Stirling students and alumni who made a major contribution to the community, arts, sports, sciences and business. Nominations are now open for the 2018 Students and Graduates of the Year. Please send your suggestions, by 30 April, to email@example.com with a short paragraph on why you think your nominee deserves the accolade.
And finally, if you graduated after 2017, you will receive an email to complete the Graduate Outcomes Survey. This is a national survey capturing information about what you have done since leaving the University.
With best wishes,
Director for Global Advancement
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