July 2019 news

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Arctic study to shed light on organisms key to the food chain

A research team – led by a University of Stirling expert – will set off on a scientific cruise to the Arctic Ocean this weekend in a bid to understand the behaviour of tiny organisms that are key to the food chain.

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Stirling swimming star Scott leads Team GB to world gold

A stunning performance from University of Stirling swimming sensation Duncan Scott helped Great Britain to win 4x100m medley gold at the World Championships in South Korea.

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Student footballers aim to get new season off to a good start

The University of Stirling men’s football team kick-off their 2019/20 league campaign this weekend – and coach Chris Geddes believes his squad can improve on last season’s impressive showing.

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Enhanced offer for care experienced students

The University of Stirling has joined other higher education institutions in Scotland in enhancing its support for care experienced students - through offering care experienced applicants who meet minimum entry requirements a guaranteed place for undergraduate study.

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Half of young drinkers are unaware of health messages on alcohol packaging

Just half of 11-19 year old drinkers recall seeing health messages or warnings on alcohol packaging – despite being an important target market for this information, according to new research.

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Stirling staff and students smash ‘Walk to the Moon’ challenge

Intrepid staff and students at the University of Stirling have completed a monumental challenge to walk almost 240,000 miles – the distance between Earth and the Moon – in less than 150 days.

The University’s Professor Maggie Cusack, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, and Cathy Gallagher, Executive Director of Sport, lead participants on a final celebratory walk around Campus

Salt rules linked to 9,900 cases of cardiovascular disease and 1,500 cancer cases

A relaxation of UK food industry regulation has been linked with 9,900 additional cases of cardiovascular disease, and 1,500 cases of stomach cancer.

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Space mission explains lack of primitive meteorites found on Earth

A European lander delivered by a Japanese-led space mission – involving a University of Stirling scientist – has made an important discovery during its exploration of the primitive asteroid Ryugu.

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Stirling Professor appointed as Chair of new Drug Deaths Taskforce

The University of Stirling’s Professor Catriona Matheson has been announced as the new chair of a special taskforce set up to tackle the rising number of drug deaths in Scotland.

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Stirling Professor becomes first in Scotland to receive prestigious award for educational research

A University of Stirling Professor has become the first recipient from Scotland to be awarded the prestigious John Nisbet Fellowship.

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Stirling graduate overcomes the odds to complete course

A University of Stirling graduate, who was inspired to study following her husband’s dementia diagnosis, is celebrating her graduation today despite losing him to the condition during her studies.

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Performers mark latest step in multi-million pound redevelopment project

Performers from the Macrobert Arts Centre helped mark the latest step in the £21.7 million redevelopment of the University of Stirling campus.

Group of actors wearing colourful costumes outside Macrobert Centre

Stirling academics awarded NHS research grant to tackle prescription opioid overdose

Substance use experts at the University of Stirling have been awarded a £30,000 research grant from NHS Fife to help reduce the risk of overdose in prescription opioid users.

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Scotland’s energy future inquiry informed by University of Stirling expertise

A major inquiry into Scotland’s future energy requirements has benefited from input from a University of Stirling academic.

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Keep Scotland Beautiful announces new prize for Behavioural Science students

Charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced a new prize for Stirling Management School students – offering £500 for the best research relating to the environment.

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