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Review expresses confidence in the University of Stirling’s quality arrangements

The UK’s independent higher education quality body has underlined its confidence in the University of Stirling’s approach to improving academic standards and the student experience.

Students outside Campus Central

Investigative website partnership sees first by-lines for Journalism students

Two Journalism students are set to secure their first professional by-lines thanks to a partnership between the University and award-winning investigative website, The Ferret.

A poster on the front of a Jeep with the words 'Aid Vehicle to Ukraine'

Angel investor named new Entrepreneur in Residence for Stirling Management School

The University of Stirling Management School has appointed angel investor Gillian Fleming, a leading light in Scotland’s business investment landscape, as its latest Entrepreneur in Residence.

woman inside

Study reveals longer term impact of sport-related brain injuries

Almost half of people who suffer a sports-related traumatic brain injury are still experiencing physical symptoms after six months, a new study by the University of Stirling has found.


Tennis scholar takes singles and doubles titles at Australian Open

University of Stirling tennis star Anna McBride has claimed a second sweep at the Australian Open – after winning the women’s singles and doubles titles in its players with intellectual impairment (PWII) event.

Anna McBride in action on court at the Australian Open event

University of Stirling tennis star to defend titles at Australian Open

A University of Stirling tennis scholar will compete at the Australian Open this weekend – as she seeks to defend the two titles she won at last year’s event.

Anna McBride pictured at the PWII Women's Singles at the 2023 Australian Open.

Age-friendly businesses could revitalise Britain's high streets

Older people could be the financial shot in the arm needed for Britain’s high street, according to research commissioned by the University of Stirling.

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Deepwater Horizon oil spill study could lead to overhaul of cleanup processes worldwide

The innovative study led by researcher Dr Sabine Matallana-Surget and Dr Wade Jeffrey of the University of West Florida assessed the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on microscopic seawater bacteria that perform a significant role in ecosystem functioning.

Deepwater Horizon

Stirling expert to lead trials of salmon vaccine that could revolutionise aquaculture industry

A multidisciplinary team of scientists has been awarded £1.5m to develop an oral vaccine to combat sea lice in farmed Atlantic salmon.

The University’s Marine Environmental Research Laboratory (MERL) in Machrihanish, Argyll

Call for urban developers and land managers to aid healthier cities research

Researchers are calling for urban development and land professionals to take part in a research project to help shape the way places are created for better population health.

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E-cigarettes help pregnant smokers quit without risks to pregnancy

A new analysis of trial data on pregnant smokers, has found that the regular use of nicotine replacement products during pregnancy is not associated with adverse pregnancy events or poor pregnancy outcomes.

A pile of brightly coloured e-cigarettes scattered across a surface

Journalism student lands reporter role at Winter Youth Olympics

A University of Stirling journalism student is heading to South Korea to report on the Winter Youth Olympic Games (WYOG) after being selected to take part in a special training scheme.

A headshot photograph of student Claudia Gasparino