Category: Alumni Stories

Dogs and degrees – an alumni tale

We spoke to Suzanne Ruby, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Stirling in 2014. As Operations Manager at Paws for Progress, Suzanne told us how she became involved in dog-assisted therapy as a career. What brought you to Stirling?   I moved to Montrose from the South of England when

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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.

Seeing Differently -Learning with a Visual Impairment

Dianne Theakstone and her dog Merlin

Hi, I’m Dr. Dianne-Dominique Theakstone, and I’m registered blind. Between 2004-2020, I’ve completed three Master’s degrees and a PhD at the University of Stirling. Alongside this, I worked as a contracted lecturer, placement supervisor on the Housing Studies course and Teaching Assistant on various modules. At present, I’ve embarked upon a Master’s in social work

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