September 2018 news

Boxing memorabilia to take centre stage at special event

A special exhibition celebrating Scottish boxing’s greatest moments at the Commonwealth Games will take place this weekend.

Boxing memorabilia to take centre stage at special event

Climate change is causing the Arctic’s plants to grow taller

Global warming is enabling Arctic tundra plants to grow taller, according to new research involving a University of Stirling scientist.

Climate change is causing the Arctic’s plants to grow taller

Experts address impact of austerity on children living in poverty

The impact of austerity measures on children – and work being done to mitigate this – will be addressed at the University of Stirling Taking action on child poverty conference to mark the start of Challenge Poverty Week.

Experts address impact of austerity on children living in poverty

Experts discuss the ethics of ‘nudging’ to promote behavioural change

Internationally-renowned experts from a range of fields were joined by policymakers at a University of Stirling workshop to discuss the ethical issues related to behavioural interventions.

Experts discuss the ethics of ‘nudging’ to promote behavioural change

Bringing data to earth

Using big data to improve decision-making will be one of the themes explored at an event organised by University of Stirling academics.

Bringing data to earth

Impact of narrowing school curriculum on pupil outcomes

A narrowing of the curriculum in secondary schools could impact on student outcomes – particularly for those from deprived backgrounds - according to research carried out by academics at the University of Stirling.

Impact of narrowing school curriculum on pupil outcomes

Pairing zebrafish by personality improves fitness of the species

Scientists have challenged the theory of “love at first sight” after discovering that they can boost the reproductive success of zebrafish by pairing them by personality, rather than appearance.

Pairing zebrafish by personality improves fitness of the species

Looked after children wait years for adoption, new study finds

A University of Stirling-led study tracking the progress of 1,836 looked-after children, has found they can wait years to be adopted.

Looked after children wait years for adoption, new study finds

Fly mating choices may help explain variation across species

Scientists at the University of Stirling have shed new light on the impact of sexual selection on species diversity after studying the mating rituals of dance flies.

Fly mating choices may help explain variation across species

Stirling duo recognised at Team Scotland Awards

University of Stirling swimmer and World, Commonwealth and European champion Duncan Scott – and coach Steven Tigg – were celebrating last night after scooping top prizes at the Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards.

Stirling duo recognised at Team Scotland Awards

Language education students spread their skills worldwide

Language education students from the University of Stirling are heading overseas this month as part of an international placement scheme.

Language education students spread their skills worldwide

Concussion campaigner to speak at Stirling event

The father of a teenager who died after suffering a concussion during a rugby match will address players, coaches and parents as part of a special workshop at the University of Stirling.

Concussion campaigner to speak at Stirling event

Don’t miss a trick with free bridge session

A free Bridge session is being offered to local residents, staff and students, as part of a University of Stirling research project into the health and well-being benefits of playing the card game.

Don’t miss a trick with free bridge session

£190,000 project to tackle sea lice and other agents of salmon disease

The University of Stirling is working with an aquaculture firm on a new £190,000 project designed to tackle sea lice and other diseases of farmed salmon.

£190,000 project to tackle sea lice and other agents of salmon disease

Study reveals impact of habitat fragmentation on migrant birds

Experts at the University of Stirling have shed new light on the impact of habitat fragmentation on migrant birds.

Study reveals impact of habitat fragmentation on migrant birds

Stirling’s sporting success celebrated in parliamentary debate

MSPs have marked the 10th anniversary of Stirling’s designation as Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence with a debate in the Scottish Parliament.

Stirling’s sporting success celebrated in parliamentary debate

Stirling expert elected to leading aquaculture organisation

A University of Stirling academic has been elected to a senior role with an international aquaculture organisation.

Stirling expert elected to leading aquaculture organisation

Innovative approach to repeat offending shows promise

The Aberdeen Problem-Solving Approach, which aims to reduce the use of custodial sentences and cut reoffending for persistent offenders, has the potential to be extended to other areas, after a new report published today said it “shows promise”.

Innovative approach to repeat offending shows promise