March 2023 news

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Funding Boost for Campus Tennis Programme

The University of Stirling tennis development programme has been expanded after securing vital funding from The Stirling Fund.

Students watch a demonstration during a Just Play Beginner Tennis session

Stirling golfers enjoy Yale success in transatlantic match

University of Stirling golfers enjoyed a match to remember this past week as they hosted Yale University in an exhibition match at the King’s Course, Gleneagles.

Stirling and Yale golf teams

Mixty-maxties and trimlin’ tams: Burns supper menus revealed by University digitisation

Digitisation of a Burns Club’s historical archives has uncovered menus going back almost a century which reveal how the traditional supper held to celebrate Scotland’s national poet has changed.

Duncan Sloan, Karl Magee

University working to monitor water quality in war-torn Ukraine

The University of Stirling is working with a Ukrainian university to monitor water quality in the war-torn country.

Andrew Tyler

New festival to lift the lid on career opportunities in Scottish politics

The University of Stirling is launching the first event of its kind to profile the ‘forgotten’ jobs in politics.

Photographs of every speaker involved in the event on a white background

International research to tackle exclusion and inequalities faced by people living with dementia

An international project led by the University of Stirling is to investigate how people living with dementia can be better included in decisions taken in their communities.

older people and young person talking

Professor Kathleen Jamie and Dr Sally Witcher honoured at University of Stirling graduation

Scotland’s national poet Professor Kathleen Jamie and Dr Sally Witcher, a high-profile campaigner on disability, inequality, and exclusion, have received honorary degrees from the University of Stirling.

Two graduates pose with their backs to camera holding an umbrella

Solutions to global water crisis sought in Scotland

Professor Andrew Tyler has spoken of the University’s work to mitigate the effects of climate change to mark the 30th anniversary of World Water Day.

Andrew Tyler

Stirling tennis stars crowned best in UK after blistering university final

It was a day of passion, unwavering team spirit and hard-fought competition for Stirling’s tennis and football athletes as they vied for top titles in UK university sport.

James MacKinlay

Tool developed to identify girls at risk of nutritional deficiency

Professor Dave Little of the University’s world-renowned Institute of Aquaculture used the resource to discover that adolescent girls in Bangladesh are particularly vulnerable.

Airthrey Loch with the Wallace Monument visible. Leaves from a tree are coming into the frame.

New Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Three senior staff at the University of Stirling and a former Chair of University Court have been elected to the prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), it has been announced.

An image of a loch

New National Triathlon Centre launches at University of Stirling

A new performance triathlon centre designed to develop the next generation of world-class Scottish and British athletes, has launched at the University of Stirling.

Crawford Whyte and Marc Austin with Triathletes

Honorary degrees for Scotland’s national poet and high-profile campaigner on disability, inequality

Scotland’s national poet Professor Kathleen Jamie and Dr Sally Witcher OBE, a high-profile campaigner on disability, inequality, and exclusion, are to receive honorary degrees from the University of Stirling.

An image of a loch

Excitement builds as University of Stirling football and tennis teams bid to be crowned best in the UK

The University of Stirling’s sporting prowess will be in focus next week when its student footballers and tennis stars bid to win the top UK university titles in their respective sports.

Tennis ball.

Health researchers launch ‘first’ Long Covid resource for patients and health care professionals

The first resource of its kind to support those living with Long Covid and the healthcare professionals involved in their care, has been launched by experts from the University of Stirling.

3D Render of Coronavirus.

Growing mushrooms alongside trees could feed millions and mitigate effects of climate change, research finds

Growing edible mushrooms alongside trees can produce a valuable food source for millions of people while capturing carbon, mitigating the impact of climate change, a new study by University of Stirling scientists has found.

Professor Alistair Jump, Professor Paul Thomas

University of Stirling expert in substance use and inclusion health recognised by Academy of Social Sciences

One of the country’s leading experts in substance use and inclusion health, Professor Tessa Parkes, has been made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.


Politics students celebrate success at NATO simulation event

University of Stirling students have returned triumphant from a NATO simulation exercise held at the Foreign Office.

Student Jenna Carty holds her certificate for 'Oustanding Delegate' in the Foreign Office, London following the event.

Agriculture needs fresh approach to tackle insect resistance to biopesticides, new analysis finds

A new way to manage insect pests' resistance to greener pesticides is needed, according to analysis by University of Stirling scientists.

Insect pest amid leaves

Stirling Management School welcomes first dual degree students

Stirling Management School welcomed the first students on its postgraduate dual degrees to campus in the spring 2023 semester.

Group of students and lecturers

Social science researchers at the University of Stirling will “hit the ground running” after major £1.25m funding boost

The University of Stirling has received a major funding boost that will have a major impact on social sciences research.

Student/researcher at computer

Climate change concerns increasingly reduce natural gas support

The public’s concerns about climate change could reduce support for natural gas as an alternative fuel source, research suggests.

Child Playing on Dry Parched Desert Land stock photo

Report recommends new resource for researchers involved in international collaborations

Researchers involved in international collaborations should be offered a new resource to help them deal with potential security risks, according to a report co-authored by the University of Stirling’s Director of Research Services.

Researcher in lab

Food growing project to be developed by University and council

A community-led food growing project using renewable energy is to be developed by the University of Stirling and Clackmannanshire Council

Tree near bridge

University of Stirling experts are behind call for improvements to policing technologies

A group of University of Stirling experts in criminology, sociology, law and management is behind a call for improvements to policing technologies in Scotland.

An image of the university campus

“You have to change this” - Alastair Campbell urges University of Stirling students to take action on politics

Young people are crucial to turning the tide of British politics, author and journalist Alastair Campbell told a University of Stirling lecture last night.

Alistair Campbell James Naughtie

University of Stirling celebrates World Book Day with launch of Human Library programme

The University of Stirling is marking World Book Day today by launching a search for volunteers for a ‘human library’, in which readers borrow human beings as they would books.

people in library