April 2024 news

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University of Stirling joins top 6% after earning prestigious business accreditation

The University of Stirling has earned a prestigious AACSB accreditation, in recognition of its excellence in business education.

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Study sheds new light on Scotland’s beavers

A study by the University of Stirling has shed new light on how beavers reintroduced to Scotland interact with deer.

A beaver swims in the River Tay

Stirling students share extraordinary stories of unconventional route to university

Two Scottish students who beat an unconventional path to university are being featured in a new campaign to help widen access to higher education.

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University and Riverside FC strike new footballing partnership

An innovative sporting partnership between the University of Stirling and Riverside Football Club is thriving – delivering benefits and creating opportunities for young people in the city.

Amy Hodgson, Jennifer Ralston, Oliver Barr and Alex Jeanes celebrate Stirling partnership.

Footballer Billy Bremner to be commemorated in his home town

A campaign to honour the late footballer Billy Bremner has stepped up a gear, after organisers launched a project to commission a statue in the player’s Stirling hometown.

Exterior view of Elland Road football stadium with the Billy Bremner statue in the foreground in Leeds, England

Study sheds new light on cross-species virus spillovers that can cause pandemics

A study led by the University of Stirling jointly with the University of Wisconsin-Madison has shed new light on cross-species virus spillovers that can cause pandemics.


Health tech trialled by older people in Stirlingshire

Older people in Thornhill were among the first to trial new digital health and wellbeing activities co-designed by their peers.

Participant Aileen Denholm wears a Virtual Reality headset

New project will broaden our understanding of environmental restoration

Researchers at the University of Stirling are lending their expertise to a new project aimed at broadening our understanding of the benefits of environmental restoration.

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In tribute: Dr John Rogers

It is with great sadness that the University of Stirling announces the death of Dr John Rogers, Executive Director of Research, Innovation and Business Engagement.

Dr John Rogers.

First study of its kind finds voucher scheme helps new mums to stay smoke-free

A high street voucher scheme has been shown to be helpful in supporting new mothers, who stopped smoking during their pregnancy, to maintain abstinence from smoking in their first year postpartum.

A mother cradles a baby

Team GB selects seven University of Stirling swimmers for Olympics

Seven swimmers from the University of Stirling will compete for Team GB at this summer’s Olympics – in a landmark achievement for the high-performance swim programme.

(l-r, front row) Duncan Scott, Katie Shanahan, Lucy Hope, Kathleen Dawson, (l-r, back row) Keanna Macinnes, Angharad Evans, and Steve Tigg, Head Performance Swim Coach at the University of Stirling

University of Stirling strikes partnership with Falkirk Foundation

The University of Stirling has formed an official partnership with the Falkirk Foundation, Falkirk Football Club’s charity partner.

Photographed outside the Sports Centre on campus are Falkirk Foundation’s Chief Executive, Derek Allison, Falkirk Foundation Trustee, Craig Sinclair, Stirling student, Anthony Nwoke,  Sport Management lecturer Caitlin Rattray and Head of Sport at the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, Dr Paul Dimeo.

Healthy ageing expert and Stirling professor elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Judith Phillips OBE, a world-renowned University of Stirling gerontologist and expert in healthy ageing, has been elected a fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

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UK work policies not fit for people living with Long Covid

New research has found current sickness absence and return to work policies in the workplace are unfit for purpose for those living with Long Covid.

Generic image of Covid-19 virus.

Research identifies microorganisms that may be essential to the survival of coral reefs

A study led by a researcher at the University of Stirling has identified microscopic organisms which may be crucial to the survival of coral reefs.

Great Barrier Reef

New tree-lined boulevard will link Campus Central with Sports Centre

A new boulevard to link Campus Central with the Sports Centre will be completed this year.

Campus Boulevard

Study highlights true cost of employment for convenience retailers

Research, published this week by the University of Stirling and the Scottish Grocers’ Federation, has shed light on the impact of rising staff costs on the convenience retail sector in Scotland.

outside of convenience store

Early Career Researcher Network poised for nationwide rollout after successful pilot phase

Following a successful three-year pilot phase, during which almost 4,000 researchers have signed up, the British Academy's Early Career Researcher Network (ECRN) is poised for a nationwide rollout over the coming 18 months.

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New study could reduce risk of social isolation for older people with hearing loss

New study could reduce risk of social isolation for older people with hearing loss and lead to more targeted interventions

Older person looks out of window