March 2022 news

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Student golfer set for Augusta challenge

University of Stirling golfer, Louise Duncan, is taking on a unique challenge this week as she competes in the prestigious Augusta National Women’s Amateur in Georgia, US.

Louise Duncan hitting golf shot

Wild meat hunting and trade threatens global sustainability, researchers say

The hunting and trade of wild animals for meat is a threat to global sustainability that should be managed on the same scale as deforestation, say researchers.

Wild meat for sale sign

Stirling politics student recognised at NATO simulation event

A University of Stirling politics student has been recognised for her role in a NATO simulation exercise held at the Foreign Office.

Politics student Abbey Stroud receives Model NATO prize following event in London

Swimmers selected for Para World Champs

University of Stirling students, Toni Shaw and Ollie Carter, will be Stirling’s latest athletes to compete on the world stage after being selected to represent Britain at the Para Swimming World Championships in Madeira this summer.

Ollie Carter in swimming pool

Catriona Matthew OBE and Professor Sir Ian Boyd FRS to receive honorary degrees from Stirling

Professional golfer Catriona Matthew OBE and marine and polar scientist Professor Sir Ian Boyd FRS will receive honorary doctorates at next week’s University of Stirling graduation ceremonies.

Catriona Matthew

Net zero drive for the Scottish water sector

A new Scotland Hydro Nation initiative launching on World Water Day today, 22 March, aims to drive Scotland’s water sector to net zero and beyond by 2040.

Hydro Nation Chair team standing by reservoir

Stirling social worker launches network to support Ukrainian colleagues

A University of Stirling social worker has launched an international network to support social and community workers impacted by the war in Ukraine.

Ukraine flag flying against backdrop of blue sky

McClymont seals R&A hat-trick

University of Stirling golfer, Lorna McClymont, held off some of Europe's best university golfers this past week to win her third straight R&A Student Tour Series event at Infinitum Golf in Tarragona, Spain.

Lorna McClymont swinging golf club

Study explores impact of singing and dancing on healthy ageing

Researchers at the University of Stirling are exploring how singing and dancing can support healthy ageing and improve mental wellbeing among care home residents.

DanceSing lead a class.

Flavoured cigarette use by children overlooked, study finds

The widespread use of menthol cigarettes in underage smokers has been overlooked according to new research from the University of Stirling and Cardiff University.

An image of a loch

Better understanding of seafood sales messaging could improve global trade

Ahead of the first global seafood trade show of the year, research sheds new light on differences in seafood marketing messages between different regions of the world.

Seafood on display at China trade show

Calls to extend programme which supports people with alcohol problems in Glasgow’s Deep End Practices

A new study shows the effectiveness of specialist addictions nurses in general practices in the most disadvantaged areas of Glasgow in treating alcohol problems.

Stethoscope sits on top of a laptop keyboard in a GP's office

Stirling academic’s expertise helps form major new human trafficking guidelines

New guidance aiming to tackle and prevent human trafficking has been published by the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe), supported by the expertise of a University of Stirling social work lecturer.

Dr Paul Rigby profile photo

University gathers politics experts for public event on Ukraine war

Politics experts from the University of Stirling are hosting a public event this week to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine flag

Students prepared for Paralympic challenge

University of Stirling students, Scott Meenagh and Hugh Nibloe, are set to test themselves against the world’s best para-athletes this month as they represent ParalympicsGB at the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games.

Scott Meenagh in front of sports centre

Minister joins students and staff to mark milestone in University’s history

Scotland’s Higher Education Minister Jamie Hepburn MSP visited the University of Stirling today (March 7) to join students back on campus and seal a time capsule at the newly completed Campus Central development.

Jamie Hepburn MSP time capsule

New partnership to grow Ayrshire’s ‘blue economy’

The University of Stirling has joined forces with North Ayrshire Council to grow the ‘blue economy’ in the west of Scotland.

45Sunset over Irvine with some birds flying

Green light for major aquaculture research facility at University of Stirling

A £17m world-class research and innovation facility at the University of Stirling has moved a step closer, after the ambitious plans were approved by Stirling Council.

national institute of aquaculture

Stirling social scientists honoured by Academy

Two University of Stirling staff members have been announced as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.

An image of a loch