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Be part of the play in unique theatre event coming to Alloa

A unique theatre experience is coming to Alloa where the audience is invited to steer the play.

men and women on stage

Government plans to improve public surveillance safeguards will do the opposite, warns report

UK Government plans to safeguard the public when it comes to surveillance technologies will do the opposite, a new report warns.

surveillance camera on wall

Aquaculture needs more effective governance to be sustainable

The aquaculture sector needs more effective governance to be sustainable, according to new research co-authored by an expert at the University of Stirling.

Professor Dave Little

Antarctic expedition for University of Stirling polar scientist

A polar scientist from the University of Stirling is joining an expedition to Antarctica with 94 other women leaders.

Ximena Aguilar Vega

Health experts to evaluate new fast-track cancer diagnosis scheme

University of Stirling health experts are to study the success of a new Cancer Research UK-funded scheme which aims to reduce cancer diagnosis waiting times in Scotland.

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Social science fest features theatre, displays and discussions for all ages

The University of Stirling is putting on a host of exciting events – all of them free – to spread the word about social science to the local community in Clackmannanshire.

people in wood

Art chronicles alcohol and homelessness study as researchers seek innovative way to share findings

A unique art event took place this week in Glasgow chronicling the findings of a research study into the effects of managed alcohol programmes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

artwork of men in pub

Personal air pollution monitoring needed for people with asthma

Better air quality monitoring techniques are needed to assess the acute impacts of pollution on people with asthma, according to new research by the University of Stirling.

PhD researcher Amy McCarron

New data shows employee owned businesses deliver an 8-12% productivity boost

New research suggests the fast-growing UK employee ownership sector is markedly outperforming the UK’s national productivity trend whilst simultaneously contributing to employee wellbeing, fair pay, community resilience and commitment to net zero.

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UK government misses the mark on shaping healthy urban policies

A large-scale review of two key UK policy areas reveals that health outcomes are largely missing when it comes to shaping our urban centres.

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Dementia research wins diversity award

A University of Stirling research team investigating the impact of dementia on couples with a learning disability has been recognised with a top award.

The Stand by Me team on stage at the award ceremony

Funding boost for new tech to keep older people active

Exercise bingo, a virtual reality (VR) walking game and an online music and movement programme are hoping to boost the physical activity, health, and wellbeing of older people after receiving funding from the University of Stirling.

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Visiting Scottish lochs and rivers improves mental health, study finds

Visiting inland freshwater spaces improves mental health, a new University of Stirling study has found.

Loch Voil

Stirling and Clackmannanshire pupils get creative to tackle the climate emergency

Pupils from schools in Stirling and Clackmannanshire are the latest to benefit from a pioneering initiative helping them to prepare for a climate-changed future.

Young Pathfinders 2023

Stirling welcomes Beijing partnership students as part of unique Management doctorate

Students from the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (UCASS) in Beijing are on campus as part of a unique doctorate programme being run jointly with Stirling Management School.

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The SNP’s crisis cannot be explained by scandal alone, says in-depth study into the party

Scandal alone can't explain the crisis facing the Scottish National Party, according to a new report.

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Stirling scientists to develop new carbon negative food

A pioneering project led by University of Stirling scientists aims to develop a new carbon negative food source.

Professor Paul Thomas

Curriculum making research centre first of its kind in the UK

A new research centre focusing on school curriculum making – the first of its kind in the UK - has opened at the University of Stirling.

Girl and boy at desk at school