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Stirling footballers crowned champions for fourth consecutive season in UK student league

The University of Stirling men’s football team has been crowned the top student side in the UK for the fourth consecutive year after winning their penultimate league match 8-0.

Stirling University football team won BUCS Premier North for the fourth consecutive season.

Scottish Borders Council works with University of Stirling on dementia-friendly care village

Members from Scottish Borders Council visited University of Stirling dementia design experts this week to explore options for the region’s new Tweedbank care village.

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Forth Valley must act now to address transport and economy challenges, says report

The Forth Valley region must act immediately if it is to successfully address transport and economy challenges and lay the foundations for future growth and sustainability, according to a new report.

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Symposium promotes ethical coaching practice

More than 100 sports professionals from across the UK took part in a special event promoting the importance of ethics in coaching, at the University of Stirling.

L to R_sportscotland lead manager, Ewen Cameron, Executive Director of Sport at Stirling,Cathy Gallagher, Keynote speaker Andy Abraham, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, Jayne Donaldson, and organiser Stephen Macdonald

Composer swaps the stage for career in nursing

A Stirling graduate is celebrating after a major career change saw her swapping the stage for ward rounds.

Suzie John poses in front of the stage at her graduation ceremony. She holds a graduation scroll and is wearing a green dress with graduation robes on top. There are flowers to her right hand side on the stage.

Gardening expert Monty Don awarded Honorary Degree from University of Stirling

Broadcaster, writer and celebrity gardener Monty Don OBE has received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Stirling in recognition of his outstanding contribution to horticulture, broadcasting, and charity.

Monty Don OBE receives an honorary degree from the University of Stirling

Award-winning writer Rona Munro receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Stirling  

Rona Munro – the award-winning writer for stage, radio and screen – has received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Stirling in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Scottish literature and drama.

Rona Munro, honorary graduate

First paramedics to graduate from the University of Stirling

The first paramedics to study at the University of Stirling are set to celebrate their graduation this week.

Ida, Roisin, Drew and Matthew pose in graduation gowns next to an ambulance

Abuse of female athletes goes unchecked on mainstream social media sites, study shows

Social media posts that abuse female athletes can remain unmoderated on the official social media accounts of major sports clubs, new research has shown.

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Gardening expert Monty Don and writer Rona Munro to receive honorary degrees from the University of Stirling

Gardening expert and broadcaster Monty Don OBE and writer Rona Munro will receive Honorary Doctorates from the University of Stirling next week.

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Students face off for rugby championship glory

Two University of Stirling students will face off in the final of the FOSROC Super Series Championship – the highest domestic rugby competition in Scotland.


University of Stirling’s enterprise mission celebrated as Shadow Education Secretary visits campus

Scottish Conservative Shadow Education Secretary Liam Kerr MSP joined innovators, students and graduates to celebrate the University of Stirling’s Enterprise Day this week.

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Peat bog recreated for pioneering climate research

Peat bog recreated at University of Stirling for pioneering climate research.

PhD researcher GeorginaPage at University of Stirling with peat samples

University progresses pioneering approach to education

The University of Stirling has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with Dollar Academy to formalise their shared commitment to furthering the vision and objectives of the Futures Institute at Dollar Academy (FIDA) and Scotland’s International Environment Centre (SIEC).


Highland nurse to walk 200 miles to graduation

A Highland nurse is embarking on a 10-day solo trek to get to her graduation.

Helen Davies in hiking gear posing against a mountainous backdrop

Sports lecturer leads GB trampolinists at World Championships

A University of Stirling Sports lecturer is hoping to help Great Britain’s top trampolinists secure a spot at the Olympic Games this month.

Paul Greaves holds a Great Britain flag outstretched above his head outside the University's Sports Centre

Sports scholar wins silver in Pan Am Games pentathlon

University of Stirling sports scholar Tristen Bell has won silver in the men’s modern pentathlon relay at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.

Tristen Bell wins silver at the Pan American Games.