February 2019 news

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Student finance team reach UK finals of ‘investment Olympics’

A team of Stirling Management School students has reached the UK final of a prestigious global competition testing the skills of the brightest finance students.

Group of MSc Investment Analysis students

Biologists discover new plant reproduction behaviour

Biologists linked to the University of Stirling have discovered a novel mechanism used by plants to self-reproduce in the absence of pollinators.


Recovering forests important to conservation, study finds

Tropical forests recovering from disturbance could be much more important to the conservation of forest bird species than first thought, according to a new study.

Bird in forest

Housing, food and fuel poverty protections in the spotlight

Legal frameworks to protect citizens’ rights to a decent standard of living will be explored by a University of Stirling academic.

Image of Dr Katie Boyle

From Ben Nevis to Downing Street: Student’s charitable work recognised

The charitable work of University of Stirling student and sports scholar Cameron Main has been recognised by Prime Minister Theresa May at a celebratory Downing Street Burns Supper.

Cameron Main (far right) with Douglas Ross MP and Prime Minister, Theresa May

Graduation ceremony fees abolished at Stirling

The University of Stirling and Stirling Students’ Union have announced the scrapping of graduation ceremony fees.

Graduation ceremonial mace

Stirling dominates the podium at BUCS Nationals

University of Stirling athletes enjoyed a fruitful British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National finals weekend as they returned from Sheffield with an incredible 25 medals.

Cassie Wild in swimming pool

£1.7m project aims to boost vital aquaculture species

A major research collaboration – involving scientists at the University of Stirling – is aiming to boost stocks of aquaculture species that are vital to the UK.

lumpfish picture

Back-to-back student journalism wins for Stirling

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


Scottish Champs success for Stirling curlers

Three University of Stirling curling scholars will represent Scotland at the World Championships next month after winning their respective Scottish titles this past weekend.

Team Jackson with women's Scottish Curling Championships trophy

University of Stirling set for epic mission to the Moon – on foot!

A Scottish Government minister today joined staff and students at the University of Stirling to launch its ‘Walk to the Moon’ mission – a collective effort to cover almost 240,000 miles in just 150 days.

Walk to the Moon launch

New approach to call handling is saving lives, study finds

A call-handling model introduced by the Scottish Ambulance Service to enhance its response to patients with life-threatening conditions has improved survival rates, new research has revealed.

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Study sheds new light on the structure of comets

A University of Stirling planetary scientist – working with European colleagues – has helped shed new light on the physical properties and evolution of comets.

67PChuryumov-Gerasimenko comet

NASA mission – involving Stirling experts – comes to an end

A NASA mission to Mars – involving University of Stirling scientists – has ended 15 years after arriving on the Red Planet.


Stirling to lead £800,000 study into forests and climate change

The University of Stirling will lead a new £800,000 interdisciplinary study designed to predict and monitor the response of European forests to drought and temperature change.


Game of Thrones star shares social insights with Stirling students

Actor Maisie Williams has urged University of Stirling students to “take risks” and grab opportunities – as she visited campus to launch her new social networking app.

Maisie Williams

Expert co-authors major new report on impact of hunting

A new report – commissioned by a leading international organisation – promotes the creation of a sustainable wild meat sector to protect disadvantaged people and endangered species from hunting.


Parliament praises University housing and ageing reports

Two University of Stirling-led reports looking at housing and ageing and the impact of housing support services on the quality of life of older people have been praised by the Scottish Parliament.

Scottish Parliament

Professor Russell Napier gives Annual Guest Lecture at Stirling Management School

Students and staff take in 'Key Lessons for Investors from Financial History’ as part of lecture series

professor napier lecture

Four Stirling rugby players selected for national squad

Four University of Stirling athletes have been named in the Scottish Student Rugby squad that will take on Ireland this weekend.


Minister visits Stirling to hear about innovative research

A Scottish Government minister has visited the University of Stirling to hear how its experts are leading a £1.85 million study investigating how marine plastics transport bacteria and viruses.

Ministerial visit

Initiative to boost lifestyles of football fans proves a success

A project designed to improve the health of football fans has proven to be more effective in boosting physical activity in men than other similar programmes, according to new research.

Football fans training

Classic card game to bridge the gap between play and study

Researchers at the University of Stirling are using a classic card game to develop an academic discipline called the Sociology of Bridge.

Professor Samantha Punch