June 2017 news

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Stirling athletes make the grade for World University Games

The University of Stirling’s reputation for sporting excellence continues to flourish after seven student athletes were selected for this year’s World University Games in Chinese Taipei, 19 – 30 August.

Chloe Goadby playing golf

Geddes graduates to top job at University of Stirling FC

University of Stirling FC has today (30 June) announced that one of its longest serving players, Chris Geddes, will become head coach for the 2017/18 season.

Chris Geddes appointed new head coach of University of Stirling FC

First cohort on University and College integrated degree graduate

Two new innovative degree programmes aimed at creating ‘work ready’ graduates for Scotland’s life science and tourism sectors have reached an important milestone.

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Students honoured alongside humanitarian and arts leaders at Stirling graduation

More than 750 graduates from the faculties of Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences celebrated their achievements on the final day of the University of Stirling’s 50th anniversary summer graduation ceremonies.

Summer Graduation 2017, ceremony one

Social status of listener alters our voice

People tend to change the pitch of their voice depending on who they are talking to, and how dominant they feel, a study by the University of Stirling has found.

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Students celebrate alongside Ryder Cup hero and leading sports psychologist at Stirling graduation

More than 800 graduates celebrated their achievements on the first day of the University of Stirling’s 50th anniversary summer graduation ceremonies.


Stirling students earn passport to brighter future

Almost 50 students will begin degree courses this year after graduating from a University of Stirling access to higher education programme.

Access to Degree Studies graduation

Importance of GPs in reducing alcohol-related harms

Two new reports launched involving the University of Stirling highlight the important role that GPs have in raising the issue of alcohol use in GP consultations.

Dr Niamh Fitzgerald

Ryder Cup hero and leading sports psychologist among those to be honoured at Stirling graduation

Leaders from the worlds of golf, sports psychology, the arts and education, will receive honorary degrees at the University of Stirling’s summer graduation ceremonies this month.

Graduation image

Parliamentary reform could ‘maximise’ benefits of Scottish devolution

Reforming the Scottish Parliament may help to ‘improve’ devolution, according to a University of Stirling academic.

Professor Paul Cairney

Stirling expertise to inform inquiry into Scotland’s energy future

University of Stirling expertise will contribute to a major inquiry into Scotland’s energy future.

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Flights can make aircrew sick, Stirling study suggests

Flying a plane should come with a health warning, according to research led by the University of Stirling.

Dr Susan Michaelis

International focus on curriculum development

The University of Stirling has welcomed international researchers, policymakers and practitioners to a major European conference on curriculum studies.

Mark Priestley

Retailers and manufacturers should promote healthy choices, Stirling-led study finds

Shops should be transformed to drive customers towards buying healthy food and drink, according to a report by University of Stirling academics.

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Top Marks for Stirling at Scottish Student Sport Awards

It was almost a clean sweep for Stirling at the Scottish Student Sport Awards this week as athletes and coaches claimed the titles of Team, Male Athlete and Coach of the Year at the governing body’s flagship annual event.

SSS golf winners

Murdoch swaps trunks for tie-breaks to promote summer of sport at Stirling

University of Stirling Olympian Ross Murdoch, put his tennis skills to the test this week as he helped launch the University Sports Centre’s summer membership campaign.

Ross Murdoch and junior tennis players

Stirling cleaner fish projects unwrapped on Channel 4 show

As part of the Channel 4 food and science series, Food Unwrapped, an aquaculture expert from the University of Stirling has shown how nature has a solution to a major salmon production problem.

Dr Andrew Davie joins presenter Jimmy Doherty and Alastair Barge

Tweeters’ feelings towards main UK political parties revealed ahead of #GE2017

An analysis of the Twittersphere conducted by University of Stirling researchers over the past week has uncovered people’s feelings towards the two main UK political parties.

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Mackay Clinic backs Stirling footballers

One of the world’s leading sports surgeons, Professor Gordon Mackay, has signed a three year sponsorship deal with the University of Stirling football teams.

group of male football players holding up their coach on their shoulders

Dementia experts host international masterclass

International experts in the design of environments for people with dementia have gathered at the University of Stirling to attend a masterclass hosted by the Dementia Services Development Centre.

an elderly lady sitting in a wheelchair with a crochet blanket over her lap with her carer outside

New app to help improve environments for people living with dementia

The University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre has announced the development of a ground-breaking new app to help improve workplaces, public buildings and homes for people living with dementia.

IRIDIS application screenshots