April 2018 news
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Nursing celebration at the Macrobert Arts Centre
Two decades of nursing at the University of Stirling and the 70th anniversary of the NHS will be marked with a special event featuring guest speakers and musical performances.
University lecturer lands top nursing award
A University of Stirling nursing lecturer has picked up a top prize at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018.
Camouflage protects animals – even if they are spotted
Pythons, moths and frogs exhibit a certain type of camouflage that hides their identity from other animals even after they have been spotted, new research has found.
Stirling student experience set for £21m transformation
A £21 million plan to transform the University of Stirling student experience was unveiled today.
Study reveals greater ape population than predicted – but numbers are still on decline
A decade-long survey of western lowland gorillas and central chimpanzees has revealed that there are far more apes living in the Western Equatorial region of Africa than previously estimated.
BUCS brilliance from Stirling athletes
Following swimming and triathlon glory at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the University of Stirling’s athletes continue to deliver as its golfers and tennis players claimed British titles over the past week amongst other successes.
Student‘s ‘Dialogue Dinners’ will promote intercultural respect
A fourth-year student ambassador will support the University post-graduation by organising ‘Dialogue Dinners’ to promote intercultural awareness and respect.
Enjoy a drink – and a serving of science – at new event
Experts from the University of Stirling will swap the lecture theatre for the pub as they present their scientific discoveries to patrons of a local whisky bar.
Graded punishment system could improve anti-doping in sport
Introducing a points-based grading system to punish athletes caught doping could revolutionise the approach to tackling drugs in sport, experts have said.
New link supports college students progressing to university
A new agreement between the University of Stirling and Forth Valley College will allow students to progress onto a nursing degree programme.
Stirling hosts 100th meeting of freshwater forum
The University of Stirling is hosting the centenary meeting of the Scottish Freshwater Group.
Children’s experiences of domestic violence and child marriage discussed
Children’s experiences of domestic violence and child marriage were explored in a Stirling academic’s inaugural lecture this week.
Stirling academics blame low wage growth on underemployment
Employees looking for a hike in salary have lost their bargaining power because of a rise in underemployment, according to a new paper by University of Stirling economists.
Stephen Kerr MP visits Stirling’s £6.5m international student facility
Support for international students embarking on study in the UK was highlighted to Stirling’s MP Stephen Kerr during a visit to the University of Stirling’s INTO Building.
Scott takes Stirling’s final Gold Coast medal tally to eleven
Record-breaking swimming sensation Duncan Scott brought down the curtain on his spectacular Commonwealth Games display with a sixth – and the University of Stirling’s eleventh – medal of the competition.
Inaugural images competition captures essence of University of Stirling research
Nine images have been shortlisted as part of an inaugural competition designed to promote research at the University of Stirling.
Scotland leads the way on fracking analysis, experts find
Scotland’s “comprehensive” approach to assessing hazards and public health risks posed by fracking is world-leading and sets a precedent for other countries, according to experts.
Historic Commonwealth Gold Medal for Stirling’s Duncan Scott
The University of Stirling’s Duncan Scott has become Scotland’s most decorated swimmer at a single Commonwealth Games, adding to his earlier haul of three bronze medals by winning gold and bronze in the 100m Freestyle and 4x200m Freestyle.
Stirling celebrates more success at Commonwealth Games
The University of Stirling's swimmer Duncan Scott has claimed his first ever individual Commonwealth Games medal, taking bronze in the 200m freestyle final on the Gold Coast.
Stirling’s Willmott takes gold at Commonwealth Games
University of Stirling swimmer Aimee Willmott landed England’s first gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games with a dramatic win in the 400m individual medley final.
Stirling graduates lead the way in the aquaculture sector
A number of University of Stirling graduates have received recognition in a series of ‘women in science’ features published by a leading business organisation in the aquaculture industry.
Stirling cleans up at the Scottish Student Golf Championships
University of Stirling golfers are celebrating after triumphing across all events at the 96th Scottish Student Championships.