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University of Stirling swimmers return from Worlds with four medals

University of Stirling swimmers Duncan Scott and Lucy Hope have returned from the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, with four medals between them.

Duncan Scott pictured at the University of Stirling.

Stirling professor receives one of the British Ecological Society’s highest honours

Katharine Abernethy, a Professor in Tropical Ecology at the University of Stirling, has received one of the British Ecological Society’s highest honours.

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Research to probe impact of climate change and nitrogen pollution on soil

University of Stirling research to probe potentially catastrophic impact of climate change and nitrogen pollution on soil

The Alps

From carer to crusader - how this dementia expert is making a difference

When Sue Northrop signed up for a Masters in Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling, she was caring for her mother with dementia and finding a new role in life as a community activist. Nine years on, she fronts one of the most progressive dementia groups in the country.

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The cheese paradox: study seeks to understand why vegetarians eat animal products

A new study by the University of Stirling has sought to understand why vegetarians consume non-meat animal products.

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Stirling scientist measures emissions from ponds in Scotland for international study

Greenhouse gas emissions from ponds in Scotland have been measured by a University of Stirling scientist as part of a major new international study.

Dr Alan Law using sampling kit at the University of Stirling campus

Stirling academic Professor Kate Hunt becomes Fellow of British Academy

University of Stirling health expert Professor Kate Hunt has been made a Fellow of the British Academy.

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Research explores whether free Nicotine Replacement Therapy can cut children’s exposure to second-hand smoke in the home

A new research study aiming to tackle the number of children breathing in second-hand smoke at home is launching in Lanarkshire.

Image of smoke in the home.

Heist hat-trick for University of Stirling

The University of Stirling has netted a hat-trick at the prestigious Heist Awards, which celebrate excellence and innovation in education marketing.

Communications, Marketing, Digital team celebrate at the Heist Awards.

Scientists spending a penny to cut wastewater emissions

An experiment given the green light by University of Stirling experts could halve emissions from wastewater treatment facilities.

Dr Xavier Alexis Walter, a senior researcher in water and wastewater management in a circular economy at The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, feeding his experiment.

First archive tells University’s story of the COVID pandemic

The first collection of its kind capturing the stories and experiences of a Scottish university community through the global pandemic has been launched.

Newspaper shelves in a newsagents in May 2020 showing headlines including 'Stay Home!'

Stirling swimmers jet off to Japan ahead of World Championships

Eight swimmers from the University of Stirling – representing four countries – are jetting off to Japan in the coming days ahead of the World Aquatics Championships.

Swimmers and coaches pictured ahead of World Championships.

Trafficked children face asylum ‘system trauma’, says University of Stirling research

Researchers at the University of Stirling exploring the long-term outcomes for trafficked children in Scotland have found that children face ‘system trauma’ connected to navigating the asylum, welfare and child protection systems.

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Former Stirling scholar to play Wimbledon quarter finals

Former University of Stirling tennis scholar Maia Lumsden and partner Naiktha Bains have made the quarter finals at Wimbledon with a third successive win in the Ladies' Doubles.

Tennis player Maia Lumsden hitting backhand shot

University of Stirling graduate wins second round match at Wimbledon

Former University of Stirling tennis scholar Maia Lumsden continues to make excellent progress at this year's Wimbledon - winning her second round match in the Ladies' Doubles.

A grass tennis court.

University of Stirling pioneers shape Scottish Government entrepreneurship policy

Two University of Stirling staff have played a formative role in developing a major Scottish Government policy paper.

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St Modan’s pupil is University’s first Career Ready intern

St Modan’s pupil is the University of Stirling’s first Career Ready intern

David Millar and Laura Buxel

Speed dating study finds opposites don’t attract

Speed dating study co-authored by University of Stirling academic finds opposites don’t attract

Two people speed dating

Stirling golf scholar qualifies for The Open

Former University of Stirling golf scholar Graeme Robertson will compete in The Open Championship later this month after securing his spot in Final Qualifying.

Graeme Robertson pictured after qualifying for The Open 2023.

Pioneering wellbeing programme supports academy players through ups and downs of football

The first programme of its kind to support academy players at two professional football clubs in Scotland is seeking fresh funding after overwhelming success.

2.	From top, L to R: Wellbeing Coach Louis Kerr, Moira Greentree of Care Visions, Under-18s Kilmarnock players Josh and Logan, Allan Muirhead of Care Visions, Wellbeing Coach Louis Kerr and Kilmarnock Football Club’s Youth Ambassador, Charlie Adams., sitting in stands at Rugby Park

New research sheds light on the UK branded content industry and need for advertising regulation

The UK Branded content industry, where advertising and media combine, is a fast-growing sector that needs better regulation, according to new research.

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