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Sports Alumni Profile: Catherine Kerr and Amy Beattie

We talk to two University of Stirling sports graduates, Catherine Kerr and Amy Beattie, who were instrumental in creating the University’s #BeConnected event programme, which launched during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Catherine Kerr completed her BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science in 2014, and currently serves as a Senior Fitness Officer at the University of Stirling.

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Alumni Profile – Shumela Ahmed

Shumela Ahmed has been part of the Stirling community since 2013 when she completed her access course. She went onto complete a BA (Hons) in Journalism Studies and Politics and a PGDip Tertiary Education with TQFE. Shumela is a Co-Founder of the Resilience Learning Partnership (RLP) and spoke to us about the impact of their work. What brought

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5 Reasons Why You Should Attend a Virtual Undergraduate Open Day

Do you want to learn more about the University of Stirling? Register for our next Open Day on Saturday 23 October 2021, 2-5pm (BST). Although we are living in uncertain times, lockdowns and social distancing won’t last forever. When the time comes, you’ll still be able to get started on a brand-new adventure at university. With more and

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Dogs and degrees – an alumni tale

We spoke to Suzanne Ruby, a BA (Hons) Psychology graduate from the University of Stirling. As Operations Manager at Paws for Progress, Suzanne told us how she got involved with a career in dog-assisted therapy. What brought you to Stirling?   I moved to Montrose from the South of England when I was 17, spending my

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What’s uni going to look like in September 2021?

Let’s face it: over the last year-and-a-bit, everyday life has changed a lot. The global COVID-19 pandemic has created some of the biggest hurdles many of us have ever faced in our lifetimes, and it’s been a huge challenge for everybody. But, hey! There’s a lot of good news to celebrate, too. A lot of

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Best Apps for university [Student Blog]

With modern technology, learning how to use your mobile and tablet could actually benefit your university work. Here are some apps (for both iPhone and Android) that helped me tremendously in university: Notion This app is an incredible note taking database. When this application was first introduced to me, I spent hours formatting pages and

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Top 5 Tips for Welcome Week if You’re an Introvert

Written by University of Stirling student, Ruby McGregor. Freshers Week can be a daunting thought, especially if you are someone who prefers their own bubble rather than a large group. With nearly 40% of the population being introverted, you are not in this alone and many others are in the same boat. Here are some

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