September 2017 news

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Professor scores prestigious literary prize with sports history book

A University of Stirling academic has won a prestigious literary prize for his book which details the early years of televised sport in Britain.

Richard Haynes receiving the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize

Scott scoops Athlete of the Year award

Following a year that included British records and gold and silver medals at this summer’s FINA World Championships, University of Stirling swimmer, Duncan Scott, earned yet another accolade last night (21 Sep), as he received the Male Athlete of the Year Award at the Team Scotland Awards.

Duncan Scott receiving an Award

Golfers top of the class with double Euro glory

The University of Stirling men’s and women’s golf teams have been crowned champions of Europe again after a thrilling EUSA (European University Sports Association) Golf Championships in the Czech Republic.

Stirling University Golfer's

Health checks on users of crumb rubber pitches is insufficient, study finds

Sports stars and amateur players who play on crumb rubber pitches could be at risk from a “remarkable” lack of occupational health checks, according to a new paper from the University of Stirling.

Prof Andrew Watterson

Pioneering app to transform the lives of people with dementia

An innovative new app could help enhance home and hospital environments for people with dementia – improving patient outcomes and reducing the strain on health services, according to University of Stirling academics.

Lesley Palmer, Chief Architect at the University's Dementia Services Development Centre

Award nominations for dementia education project

A University of Stirling academic has been shortlisted for three awards after leading a project that helps people with learning difficulties come to terms with dementia.

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Stirling academic calls for action on aircraft cabin fumes

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) must do more to tackle the issue of contaminated cabin air on passenger planes, a University of Stirling academic has said.

An image of a aeroplane

Self-confidence affected by teammates, Stirling study finds

A person’s confidence in their own ability varies significantly depending on who is in their team, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

Dr Christine Habeeb

Climate change among global challenges explored in University anniversary talks

Food shortages, climate change, children’s rights, big data and tobacco harm will be debated by leading academics, industry figures and politicians, at the University of Stirling’s 50th anniversary lecture series.

An image of a loch

University of Stirling triathletes mix it with global field at inaugural relay event

Six current and former University of Stirling scholar athletes recently competed against top international opposition in an exciting format of triathlon which will make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020.

Triathlon Scotland Mixed Relay Team Nottingham

University of Stirling celebrated at the Scottish Parliament

MSPs have congratulated the University of Stirling on its 50th anniversary during a special debate at the Scottish Parliament.


Masters students apply teaching skills around the world

Language education students are swapping the University of Stirling campus for schools and universities around the world as part of an international placement programme.

Dr Vander Viana (fourth from left) pictured alongside education students (L-R): Nguyen Duong Anh Minh, Stuart Milne, Yingying Wu, Puntavalee Svavasu, Peerapat Singlong, Bo Josefina Elisabeth Goldsmits and Marta Di Pierro

Older people identify the key to happiness in later years

A pioneering new study conducted by older people has provided valuable insight into what people want and need to make them happy as they age.

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Limits on junk food promotion could help combat cancer

A University of Stirling professor is leading calls for the Scottish Government to restrict supermarket promotions on unhealthy foods which contribute to obesity and related cancers.

Professor Linda Bauld

Richardson on top of the world at Duathlon Champs

One of the University of Stirling’s newest sport scholars, Cameron Richardson, has made a blistering start to his university career as he became world junior duathlon champion at the ITU Duathlon World Championships in Penticton, Canada.

Cameron Richardson

Charity fundraising regulation in the spotlight

Big charities were more likely to pay a voluntary fundraising levy than smaller ones, a University of Stirling academic has found.

Dr Alastair Rutherford