April 2019 news

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Stirling research supports new volunteering framework

A new framework aiming at getting people involved in volunteering – and developed with the support of University of Stirling research– has been launched by the Scottish Government.

The word

Global human rights and climate change inquiry lands at Stirling

Experts looking at the responsibility of major global corporate carbon emitters – so called ‘carbon majors’ – for the impacts of climate change have gathered at the University of Stirling.

Climate change meeting

Seabed shape and strength can hasten collapse of ice sheets

Scientists have shed new light on the collapse of glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland by studying the history of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet.


Stirling research boost to Scots economy outlined

The economic benefit of University of Stirling research activity was the focus of a Scottish Government ministerial visit today.

Eileen Schofield, Professor Gerry McCormac, Astrid Smallenbroek and Richard Lochhead MSP

Sweet sixteen for Stirling swimmers at British Champs

The University of Stirling’s high performance swimmers underlined their world-class credentials this past week after winning sixteen medals at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow.

Duncan Scott with 200m freestyle gold medal

Feeling ‘at home’ improves health, say Stirling researchers

The ability to feel ‘at home’ has a significant impact on people’s health and wellbeing, according to experts at the University of Stirling.

Sharks more vulnerable than originally thought, new research shows

A study of small-scale fisheries operating from Kenya, Zanzibar and Madagascar, has revealed the massive underreporting of sharks and rays caught annually in the region.

hammerhead shark

New study reveals ‘silence’ around suicide in young people

Mental health professionals treating children and young people with suicidal feelings should refer to ‘suicide’ explicitly to ensure they feel listened to, according to new research.

counselling, suicide

Study questions the sustainability of plant ingredients as fishmeal substitutes

Substituting fishmeal in aquaculture feeds with plant ingredients may not be as beneficial for the environment as many predict, according to new research from an international team of experts.

University of Stirling campus

Experts provide new guidelines to athletes on protein intake

A review led by a sports scientist at the University of Stirling has set out new international guidelines for protein intake in track and field athletes.

track and field

Research shows impact of poverty on children’s brain activity

Children born into poverty show key differences in behaviour and brain function, according to new research involving the Universities of Stirling and East Anglia.

Baby development

Stirling marketing experts explore the power of political branding

Leading UK marketing experts are to gather at the University of Stirling to discuss the power of political branding and its impact in major campaign victories – including Brexit and Donald Trump’s road to the White House.

Houses of Parliament

University and County kick-off Super 6 rugby partnership

The University of Stirling has announced an enhanced partnership with Stirling County RFC in support of the city’s new Super 6 rugby franchise.

Professor Gerry McCormac and Cathy Gallagher with Stirling County Rugby Club representatitves

University will drive inclusive growth through City Region Deal, Minister hears

A Minister has heard how the University of Stirling will drive inclusive growth through the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, during a visit to campus today [Wednesday 3 April].

Jamie Hepburn visit

Stirling fencers show their metal to claim BUCS Trophy

The University of Stirling women’s fencing team made history this past week as they defeated Cardiff University to win the BUCS Trophy.

Women's Fencing team with BUCS Trophy

Shadow Minister meets Stirling housing and ageing experts

Local MSP, Graham Simpson, visited the University of Stirling to hear how its housing and ageing research is helping to stimulate debate on some of Scotland’s long-term challenges.

Graham Simpson

New link supports Fife College students progressing to University

A new agreement between the University of Stirling and Fife College will allow students to be fast-tracked onto a nursing degree programme.

Fife College link with the University of Stirling