November 2019 news

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New research suggests pensions advice websites create bias

An advice website setup by the Government in the wake of pensions reforms could be exacerbating people’s unconscious bias and influencing their financial decisions, according to experts at the University of Stirling.

Dr David Comerford

Professional recognition for top Accountancy and Finance students

Top-performing Accountancy and Finance students from Stirling Management School have been recognised at an industry sponsored prize-giving at the University of Stirling.

Accountancy students receiving their awards

Alan Shearer’s tribute to experts shining a light on heading risks

Alan Shearer CBE has paid tribute to the efforts of the research community in tackling the risks around heading in football after receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Stirling.

alan shearer

University of Stirling wins the UK’s highest academic honour

The University of Stirling’s world-leading Institute of Aquaculture is to receive the UK’s most prestigious academic honour – the Queen’s Anniversary Prize.


Intergenerational study planned following successful pilot

Experts at the University of Stirling are planning a major intergenerational study into the benefits of bringing together nursery-aged children and adults living with dementia.

intergenerational project

Historic climate change on Mars might be detectable

Historical instances of extreme climate change on Mars could be detected through the measurement of subsurface temperatures, according to a new University of Stirling study.


Records tumble at BUCS swimming champs

The University of Stirling swimming team enjoyed another successful as they broke 12 records and won 36 medals at the BUCS Short Course Championships in Sheffield.

Craig Benson in pool

Mind-expanding exhibition inspired by Stirling research

An art exhibition about the human mind – inspired by research involving the University of Stirling – has just opened at the Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh.

Image from art exhibition

University lands Chinese education award

The University of Stirling has received an education award recognising the institution’s growing popularity in China. In the sub-category of “Best Campus and Facilities”, the University has won "The 2019 Tencent Echo China Award for Favoured UK University Among Chinese Families".

An image of a loch

Public lecture marks 20 years of Scottish devolution

Key figures in the history of the Scottish Parliament have participated in a special public lecture held at the University of Stirling - marking the 20th anniversary of devolution in Scotland.

Scottish Parliament

Major new study to examine curriculum provision in Scottish secondary schools

The structure of the Scottish secondary school curriculum – and its impacts on the lives of pupils – will be examined by University of Stirling academics.

Cottrell building and the Wallace Monument

Football icons Alan Shearer and Shelley Kerr to receive honorary degrees from Stirling

Two stars from the world of football will receive honorary doctorates at next week’s University of Stirling graduation – in celebration of its recent designation as UK Sports University of the Year.


New Aquaculture PhDs under major new partnership

The University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture (IoA) will benefit from a number of new PhD studentships after joining a major partnership funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Cottrell building and the Wallace Monument

Stirling graduates celebrated in Oman

A group of graduates are today celebrating their achievements after receiving their degrees from the University of Stirling during a special ceremony at Muscat College in Oman.

Student receiving award at Muscat, Oman graduation

New degree to deliver next generation of paramedics

The University of Stirling has launched a new degree programme that will boost training opportunities for budding paramedics and enhance patient care.


New £350,000 project to promote education in sport

Experts at the University of Stirling will research and promote education in sport as part of a new £350,000 collaboration with European partners.


Charity champion James Jopling honoured in Inverness

ProjectScotland Director James Jopling was today (November 1) recognised for his services to the charity sector as he joined more than 100 students at their University of Stirling graduation.

James Jopling, ProjectScotland Director