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University of Stirling leads the conversation around climate action

The University of Stirling is joining with higher education institutions across the UK to showcase its vital contribution to tackling the climate emergency.

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Daily activity is route to a better memory as well as fitness for pupils

Schoolchildren who run or walk for 15 minutes during the school day are mentally and physically sharper than those who do not, according to a new study involving the University of Stirling.

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Pressures on Euro 2020 hosts led to less effective COVID-19 measures, study finds

Measures designed to reduce transmission of COVID-19 at Euro 2020 matches may not have been as effective due to the multiple pressures faced by host cities, a new study has found.

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Youth advisory group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

Scotland’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG) is launching a youth advisory group – supported by the University of Stirling – to inform and improve policy from the perspective of those with lived experience.

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University of Stirling to lead third research network hub in British Academy pilot

The British Academy has announced that the third and final hub of its Early-Career Researcher (ECR) Network – a two-year pilot programme for UK-based postdoctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences – will be in Scotland.

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Study reveals few infants taken into care in Scotland are placed with brothers and sister

Only one in five infants taken into care in Scotland who had older brothers or sisters were initially placed with them, according to a new study funded by Scottish Government which has been published today.

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Prominent health warnings on alcohol products make drinking “unappealing”, new study finds

Young adult drinkers are more likely to perceive alcohol products as “unappealing” and “socially unacceptable” if they display prominent health warnings, according to new research.

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Stirling golfer wins R&A Student Order of Merit

University of Stirling golf scholar, Lorna McClymont, ended her student golf season in style this past week after finishing top of the R&A Student Tour Series Order of Merit.

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New Dean announced for Stirling’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The University of Stirling has appointed Professor Kirstie Blair as its new Dean of its Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

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The Scottish Pharmacy Alliance convenes to reduce drug deaths

Former Chair of the Drug Deaths Taskforce for Scotland Professor Catriona Matheson, University of Stirling and Managing Director of Pharmacy in Practice Johnathan Laird have partnered to convene the inaugural Scottish Pharmacy Alliance meeting to reduce drug-related harms and deaths in Scotland.

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Building a buzz: robot bees to simulate pollination

Two scientists from the UK and the US have been jointly awarded £640,000 to build microrobots that simulate the buzzing of bees.

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Celebration as graduation returns

Professional golfer Catriona Matthew OBE and marine and polar scientist Professor Sir Ian Boyd FRS have today received honorary doctorates from the University of Stirling.

Graduands await the graduation ceremony