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Tips on going vegan – from a vegan

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This month is World Vegan Month, so what better time to try going vegan? According to the Vegan Society: “Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose”.  We caught up

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 

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Here in the UK, the average user spends more than four hours a day scrolling along on their mobile phones. Unfortunately, a huge proportion of the websites and apps out there occupying all of our time aren’t actually designed with everyone in mind.   Without the right accessibility measures in place, web journeys are filled with

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Graduation 2023: Best Photo Spots!

It’s nearly that time again, when our latest #UofStirling graduands gather together, don their swanky robes and strut their stuff across stage, head held high, as their name is proudly read out loud for all to hear, knowing that when you step off that stage, you are now a GRADUATE (*cheering, applause, flowers being thrown

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A Brief History of Burns Night

Image of a traditional Burns supper of haggic, potatoes and turnips.

With Christmas and New Year now behind us, the next event we love to celebrate in Scotland is the 25th of January. We’re talking about Scotland’s ‘other national day’, after St Andrew’s Day in late November. Any guesses? We are of course talking about…Burns Night. It’s an important date in the Scottish national calendar, but

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University Mental Health

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We all have mental health – it exists on a spectrum. Like physical health, in order to maintain good mental health, we need to have some healthy habits and routines in place.  This is where the five ways to wellbeing can help you. These are five evidenced based steps you can take to improve your

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World Book Day – Gordon McGhie

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Gordon McGhie is a UofStirling alumnus and prolific book blogger and British Book Award 2021 judge. We spoke with Gordon on his passion for books, his popular blog, his experiences of judging and much, much more. Enjoy! Where did it all begin – what sparked your interest in books and blogging? I honestly cannot remember a time

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#WomenInScience – Penny Johnston

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Name Penny Johnston Job title PhD Student & Tutor What course/subject did you study? MSc – Big Data. MSc – Engineering Management. BEng(Hons) – Engineering Systems, Computing and Control. Briefly describe what you do and your areas of interest in your particular field? I am fascinated by how humans interrelate with the world around us.

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#WomenInScience – Kirsty Park

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Name Kirsty Park Job title Professor in Conservation Science What course/subject did you study? Biology at undergraduate level at Leeds University, and then a PhD in bat ecology at Bristol University. Briefly describe what you do and your areas of interest in your particular field? I work in the very broad field of conservation biology

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