Category: Alumni Stories

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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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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Welcome University of Stirling Graduates!

On behalf of everyone here at the University of Stirling and over 97,000 former students around the globe, we would like to welcome the class of 2021 to our alumni community! When you graduate from the University of Stirling, you automatically become a life-long member of our alumni community. Jennifer Forman, Alumni Relations Manager, explains

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Alumni Stories: Gordon Crawford

We caught up with National Coach for Swiss Triathlon Gordon Crawford, who graduated with a Masters degree from the University of Stirling in 1997. Since graduating from Stirling, Gordon has not only worked with Swiss Triathlon, but also coached with Triathlon Scotland, Triathlon Ireland, the Welsh Sports Council, British Triathlon and more. Gordon’s Swiss U23/Elite team

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Alumni stories: Claire McFall

We caught up with Scottish author Claire McFall, who studied Film and Media Studies at the University of Stirling from 1999 to 2003, to chat about her time at Stirling. Her first book, Ferryman​, won the 2013 Scottish Children’s Book Award, was short-listed for the Grampian Children’s Book Awards and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. The Ferryman series has

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Valentines stories at UofStirling

Pink heart shaped sparkler

For more than fifty years, Stirling has brought couples together and formed lifelong connections. We’re celebrating Valentine’s with the help of some alumni couples this year. Michelle McKenny (née Hendry), BA (Hons) Religious Studies and Education 2005 and Paul McKenny, BA History 2005 How did you meet? We met on my 21st birthday when I

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Paws for Progress

January is Dog Walking Month, and to celebrate we’re taking a look at Paws for Progress – a charitable organisation founded by an alumna during her time at Stirling.

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