June 2021 news

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New National Housing and Dementia Forum for Scotland

The University of Stirling and Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) have welcomed the establishment of a National Housing and Dementia Forum by the Scottish Government, as a way to ensure that every person with dementia gets the support they need.

Lesley Palmer talks to an elderly lady

Olympic swimming star celebrates graduation ahead of Tokyo Games

British Olympian Duncan Scott swapped his swimming gear for a scroll this week after graduating from the University of Stirling.

Duncan Scott

Graduation: Charlie and the Vegan Chocolate Factory

A student who launched an ethical, vegan milk chocolate range whilst studying for his Environmental Science degree is celebrating after graduating from the University of Stirling this week.

Charlie Trupo and Wallace monument

Opioids research finds overdose risk factors

New research from the University of Stirling has identified potential major risk factors leading to overdose in patients taking prescription medication.

Bottle of prescription drugs with white pills falling out of it

Grandson of former Scotland boss Craig Brown sets sights on a future in football after graduating from Stirling

The grandson and namesake of former Scotland manager Craig Brown has set his sights on a future in professional football after graduating from the University of Stirling.

Footballer Craig Brown tosses a football with one hand while looking to camera, wearing his graduation robes with the Wallace Monument seen in the background

Alcohol burden on ambulance service in Scotland three times higher than previous estimates

86,780 ambulance callouts were identified as alcohol-related in 2019, using a new method based on the notes taken by paramedics at the scene. This figure, an average of more than 230 call-outs every day, is more than three times higher than previously reported.

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Benefits of bridge on mental health focus of international conference

More than 400 delegates from across the world are gathering next week to discuss the benefits of bridge on mental health and wellbeing.

Playing cards spread out on a green felt background

Emerging invasive disease linked to raw freshwater fish, say Stirling experts

Experts from the University of Stirling have contributed to a new report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), warning of an emerging foodborne hazard in Southeast Asia.

Tilapia fish close up

Mother and daughter celebrate graduating from University together

A mother and daughter are celebrating after graduating together from the University of Stirling.

Vicki and Hannah Lawlor wear university graduations gowns and pose next to the loch on Stirling's campus holding champagne glasses

Nature documentary changed attitudes towards marine mammal captivity

New research from the University of Stirling shows the power of nature documentaries to change public attitudes, and suggests zoos and aquaria must engage with debates around conservation and animal welfare.

Orca at SeaWorld

Stirling golfer makes history at Women’s Amateur Champs

University of Stirling golf scholar, Louise Duncan, made history this past weekend as she won the The 118th Women’s Amateur Championship at Kilmarnock (Barassie).

Louise Duncan with golf trophies

Museum partnership secures £1 million for Cold War research

The University of Stirling has secured a major funding grant in partnership with National Museums Scotland for a unique research project exploring how the Cold War features in museums.

An image of a loch

New study to explore why people give gifts to the royal family

As the Queen prepares to officially mark her birthday this Saturday, researchers at the University of Stirling are launching a study into the centuries-old tradition of giving gifts to the British royal family.

The Queen being offered flowers and a book

New heritage toolkit to improve community input in conservation

A new toolkit for heritage professionals is helping them understand and assess how people and communities value and relate to Scotland’s historic environment.

An image of a loch

University of Stirling Management School and Porto Business School to partner on a new ‘dual degree’

University of Stirling Management School has partnered with Porto Business School to offer students the chance to study at both institutions and graduate with two degrees.

Porto Business School

Stirling golfer set for coveted Arnold Palmer Cup

University of Stirling golf star, Penny Brown, is heading to America next week after being selected to play in the Arnold Palmer Cup at the Rich Harvest Farms club in Illinois.

Penny Brown playing golf shot