March 2018 news
Archive news stories
University of Stirling shortlisted at top aquaculture awards
The University of Stirling’s world-leading Institute of Aquaculture is in the running for a top award in recognition of the nutritional analysis it provides to industry.
Dumbbells and degrees: University of Stirling Sport launches strength and conditioning internship programme
University of Stirling Sport has announced an exciting new student development initiative with the launch of its new Strength and Conditioning Internship Programme.
Major conference on emergency care research held at Stirling
Leading academics, clinicians and politicians have gathered at the University of Stirling for a major conference discussing the latest research into emergency medicine.
Stirling student scoops Scottish journalism award
A University of Stirling journalism student has landed a national writers’ award.
New study challenges myth that low-income parents and children suffer from a ‘poverty of aspiration’
Children from low-income families risk being failed by schools – because of the belief their parents lack ambition for them, a University of Stirling academic has claimed.
More than a third of cancer cases are preventable, study finds
More than 135,500 cases of cancer a year – 37 per cent of the total diagnosed – could be prevented through lifestyle changes, according to new research.
Stirling’s female athletes first with national titles
The University of Stirling’s female sports teams have been leading the way this past week with no less than three national titles secured across a range of sports.
Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over three million years, study finds
The average brain size of humans has increased gradually over the past three million years, a new study involving a University of Stirling researcher has found.
Expertise on public involvement in research shared by honorary professor
Ways to include the public in health service research have been outlined by a University of Stirling honorary professor.
Stirling’s sporting archive set for 10,000-mile trip to Oz
Australian-themed sporting memorabilia, from the University of Stirling archive, will take centre stage at a special Commonwealth Games exhibition on the Gold Coast next month.
Stirling expert helps uncover new evidence of historical water activity on Mars
A new NASA-funded study – involving the University of Stirling – has fuelled suggestions of life on Mars after discovering a historical presence of water on the Red Planet.
Students to take part in stock pitch event
Students will pitch their latest stock recommendations for the University of Stirling Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) tomorrow.
University of Stirling opens its doors to young scientists
Families enjoyed a fun-filled day out at the University of Stirling’s Science Fair where children had the chance to try their hands at a host of exciting and educational experiments.
Interest rate hikes ‘pose mental health threat to people in debt’
Interest rate hikes by central banks can impact on the mental health of people in debt, a new study led by University of Stirling experts has found.
Farewell for Stirling swimmers heading for the Gold Coast
Nine swimmers from the University of Stirling have bid farewell to campus as they prepare to jet off to Australia ahead of next month’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Hunting in central Africa could devastate bird populations, study finds
Bird populations in central Africa will continue to decline – with major consequences for biodiversity – unless the threat of unsustainable hunting is reduced, University of Stirling experts have warned.
University experts attend Japan-UK dementia events in Tokyo
Experts from the University of Stirling are taking part in two Japan-UK Dementia events in Tokyo looking at the universal challenges of the condition.
Stirling academic calls on Government to provide more support for single parents
A University of Stirling academic has called on the Government to increase payments for unemployed single parents in order to bring about improvements in child wellbeing.
Research could improve management of conflict between wildlife and farmers across the globe
A new study led by the University of Stirling highlights improvements in the way conflicts between wildlife conservation and farming are managed worldwide.
Stirling shoots for stars in university rankings
The University of Stirling has secured a five-star rating in an independent assessment of its performance.
Senior University delegation visits dementia projects in China and Japan
A senior delegation from the University of Stirling has been visiting dementia projects in China and Japan following an invitation from Japanese company Hitachi.
Brexit impact on environmental law explored by Stirling expert
A University of Stirling academic who has advised the UK and Scottish parliaments on Brexit’s impact on environmental law is to share her expertise at an event in Spain.
Half of Scots “not confident” in giving CPR, study finds
Half of the Scottish adult population do not feel confident administering CPR – and more than a fifth do not know when it is required, according to a new study led by the University of Stirling.
Stirling poet honoured
A leading University of Stirling writer has been elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Leading fund manager to address the impact of behaviour on finance and investment
A leading fund manager will talk about the ways in which psychology and group behaviour can compromise investment processes and rational decisions in a guest lecture at the University of Stirling.
Record-breakers and knockout winners: Stirling athletes continue fine form
From national swimming success to international tennis victories, Stirling athletes continue their fine form at competitions across the world.
Stirling scoops top award for dementia app launch
The University of Stirling is celebrating after winning a top award for its news coverage around the launch of its state-of-the-art dementia app, Iridis.