August 2021 news

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New project seeks to sharpen up cleaner fish vaccinations

A team of UK researchers has received funding to optimise the formulation and delivery of a key vaccination given to protect ballan wrasse from disease, which could unlock the greater use of cleaner fish to control sea lice on salmon farms.

Ballan wrasse fish

Paralympian Rowlings taking new approach to Tokyo

Wheelchair racer Ben Rowlings will be calling on past experience this week as he prepares to compete in his second Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Ben Rowlings smiling in gym

Climate change risk tool to recognise impact on children for the first time

Researchers working with UNICEF have created the Climate Change Vulnerability Index to assess the impact of climate change on children for the first time.

Child Playing on Dry Parched Desert Land stock photo

Stirling triathletes on the world stage in Edmonton

University of Stirling triathletes Sophia Green and Cameron Main will line up against the best athletes in the world this weekend as they compete at the under 23 World Triathlon Championship Finals in Edmonton, Canada.

Sophia Green and Cameron Main in front of their bikes.

University golfer set for Open and Curtis Cup

University of Stirling golfer Louise Duncan embarks on the most important fortnight of her career this week with back-to-back debuts in two of the world’s top competitions.

Louise Duncan hitting golf shot

Commendation for the University of Stirling from independent quality experts

The University of Stirling has been awarded the highest possible outcome in a review conducted by QAA, the UK’s independent higher education quality body.

Stirling campus from above

How trees can help the UK reach Net Zero

University of Stirling researchers are part of a new £10.5m UK programme focussing on how trees can enable the UK to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Birch trees in evening light

New project to explore the creation of resilient habitats

Experts from the University of Stirling are part of a new consortium seeking to develop a new approach to defining success in ecological restoration

Ancient oaks in the New Forest

University opens historic charity records for the first time

The University of Stirling is to archive more than a century’s worth of records from the Aberlour Children’s Charity – making the historic documents accessible for the first time.

Documents from the Aberlour archive

Could drug checking help prevent harms in Scotland?

A team of experts working in partnership with the University of Stirling is exploring how drug checking services could be developed for Scotland in order to reduce harms.

Pill packets

COVID vaccination centre to open on campus

A new vaccination centre is opening on Saturday 14 August at the University of Stirling, allowing members of the public, students and University staff to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

Doctor in medical gloves giving vaccine jab to patient. Close-up of hands holding syringe and cleaning skin on upper arm before antiviral injection

Stirling's Scott becomes most decorated Olympian at a single Games

University of Stirling swimmer Duncan Scott has made history by becoming the most successful British Olympian at a single Olympic Games - winning a record four medals.

Duncan Scott wins fourth medal of the Tokyo Games