Stirling students to celebrate alongside Olympic curler at Inverness graduation

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Olympic curler Eve Muirhead will be made a Doctor of the University of Stirling in recognition of her outstanding contribution to British sport.

Eve, who won an Olympic bronze medal in 2014 as skip for the British team, will receive her honorary degree alongside more than 90 students from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport at the University’s graduation ceremony in Inverness on Friday 2 November.

In addition to her Olympic success, Eve has performed to a consistently high standard in the World Championships – winning a silver medal in 2010, a gold in 2013 and a bronze in 2017, and the European Championships, where she has won two bronze, four silver and two gold medals since 2010. She has also been Scottish champion seven times between 2009 and 2017.


Head shot of Eve Muirhead with curling brush

Eve Muirhead - photo by Fraser Band Photography

Professor Malcolm MacLeod, Senior Deputy Principal of the University of Stirling, said: “It is fitting that we are able to celebrate the achievements of Eve Muirhead in the year we mark our 10th anniversary as Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence.

“She is a role model for our graduands and embodies the University’s ambition to ‘be the difference’.”

The ceremony at Inverness Cathedral will also celebrate the success of a cohort of nurses, as well as those graduating with specialist postgraduate degrees and other qualifications, from the Highlands and Western Isles. It will be followed by a reception at the Centre for Health Science in the town.


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