August 2022 news

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First festival of biodiversity for the Forth Valley

The University of Stirling, in conjunction with Scotland’s International Environment Centre (SIEC), will host its first ever Festival of Biodiversity from Friday, 16 to Sunday, 18 September.

Campus loch in flower

Historic children’s home archive opens with donation from former resident

A new archive making more than a century’s worth of records from Aberlour Children’s Charity accessible for the first time has been officially opened by a former resident.

Ron Aitchison poses on campus holding a small blue booklet which is one of the items he has donated to the new archive

£2m research to study impact of place and stigma on older disabled adults

New research exploring the impact of stigma on fuelling inequalities experienced by UK disabled adults in later life has secured funding of £2m.

An image of a loch

Major report sets out recommendations for living well with dementia

A major forum into housing and dementia, co-chaired by a University of Stirling academic, has published a series of recommendations on living well with the condition.

Politicians and experts stand outside building holding-up living with dementia report

Lessons for Police Scotland in introduction of body cameras

There is widespread public support for Scottish police to wear body cameras when attending incidents, but certain pitfalls must be avoided, new research highlights.

Two police officers from behind in a crowd

Success for Stirling Swimmer at Euro Champs

University of Stirling sport scholar Lucy Hope has enjoyed a great run of form at this year’s European Aquatic Championships in Rome.

Lucy Hope swimming

Record medal haul for Stirling athletes at Commonwealth Games

University of Stirling swimmers have returned from the 2022 Commonwealth Games with a record 16 medals.

Ross Murdoch celebrating on swimming pool lane ropes

Monocultures or mixed species? Surprising research shows how forests cope with drought

Monocultures of some of the UK’s most economically important conifers may be more resilient to spring drought than mixed species forests, new research has shown.

Scots pine forest

Study reveals negative experience of family caregivers during the pandemic

Family caregivers in the UK were marginalised during the pandemic, and vulnerable older people were let down by the health system, a new study has found.

An elderly lady sitting in the dark