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.

James Dick, Technical Manager at the Institute of Aquaculture

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.

Student interns

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.

Dr Edward Duncan, of the University of Stirling, pictured alongside (L-R): Professor Helen Snooks, Aileen Campbell, Pauline Howie and Dr David Fitzpatrick

Stirling student scoops Scottish journalism award

A University of Stirling journalism student has landed a national writers’ award.

Ian Bell ‘New Writing’ group photo

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.

An image of a child drawing

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.

Professor Linda Bauld

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.

Hazel MacGarvie and Laird Shepherd

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.

An image depicting the brain

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.

Dr Bernie Pauly

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.

Karl Magee and Professor Richard Haynes

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.

An image of Mars

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.

MSc Investment Analysis student Jakob Siegert

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.

Sam Lee, Kate Griffin, Euan Griffin and Ossian Wilson at the science fair

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.

Dr Christopher Boyce

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.

Aimee Willmott and others

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.

Robin Whytock

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.

Lesley Palmer

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.

Dr Morag Treanor

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.

Dr Jeremy Cusack

Stirling shoots for stars in university rankings

The University of Stirling has secured a five-star rating in an independent assessment of its performance.

An image of Stirling University Campus

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.

Professor Judith Phillips

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.

Dr Annalisa Savaresi

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.

Fiona Dobbie, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Marketing

Stirling poet honoured

A leading University of Stirling writer has been elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Professor Kathleen Jamie

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.

Colin Mclean

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.

Swimming scholar, Duncan Scott

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.

Katherine Nicholls, Head of Natives Global Consulting