September 2019 news

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MEP joins Stirling swimmers to celebrate sporting accolade

A Member of the European Parliament has visited the University of Stirling to celebrate its designation as Sports University of the Year 2020.

Alyn Smith MEP visits swimmers

Stirling student nurse features in inspirational new book

A student nurse’s poignant reflection on her first day on placement features in an inspirational new book published by a Scottish charity.

Nicola Phillips

Farmed oysters able to protect themselves from acidification

Oysters bred for fast growth and disease resistance are able to adapt their shell growth to protect themselves from environmental acidification, according to new research.

Sydney Rock Oysters

Stirling student celebrated for work growing women’s football

A University of Stirling PhD student has received a prestigious national award in recognition of her volunteering work to help grow participation in women’s football.

View of Dumyat behind Airthrey Loch

Stirling crowned UK Sports University of the Year

The University of Stirling has been crowned the UK’s Sports University of the Year in recognition of its world-class facilities and excellence across sports performance, research and education.

Sports University of the Year

Graphic novel illustrating history of Scottish Parliament backed by crowdfunding campaign

A crowdfunding campaign to support the creation of a graphic novel – telling the story of the Scottish Parliament – has been launched.

Scottish Parliament graphic novel image

Stirling academic receives palliative care award in Australia

A University of Stirling academic has been recognised for her work in leading a team which developed and tested a new method for improving palliative care provision in Australia.

Dr Liz Forbat with the INSPIRED clinical team

£300k project explores role of feed strategies in parasite control

A new £300,000 study involving University of Stirling experts and a leading animal feed manufacturer is aiming to explore how certain feed ingredients can reduce infections in farmed fish.


Routine sparring in boxing can affect brain performance

Routine sparring in boxing can cause short-term impairments in brain-to-muscle communication and decreased memory performance, according to new research.

boxing gloves

Clean sweep for Stirling golfers at season opener

University of Stirling golfers have made a fine start to the student season as they won a clean sweep of titles at the Stirling International tournament at the Fairmont St Andrews.

Laird Shepherd with Stirling International trophy

Innovation is critical to unlocking growth, committee hears

The University of Stirling’s pivotal role in driving innovation and growth through the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal was showcased to MSPs during a visit to campus.

City Deal