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Valentine’s Day Love Story – Sheila and Michael

After former University of Stirling student Sheila Thackeray finished her studies, she moved to Australia where she met her husband, Michael. Sheila got back in touch to share her story and how she ended up getting married on the University of Stirling campus… I studied at Stirling from 1991-1995 BA Hons in Psychology & Social Policy

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Valentines stories at UofStirling

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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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Local runs in Stirling you can take part in 

Dumyat Hill Race starting line at the University of Stirling

A lot of us are constantly searching for new ways to stay fit — and if you haven’t given running a go, it’s really worth trying.   Running is a great sport for beginners, and it’s a great way to stay in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Not only that, but running can be a

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International Women in Science Day – Sarah Watts

Name: Sarah Watts Job title: PhD researcher & Conservation Manager What course/subject did you study? Bsc in Ecological Science Briefly describe what you do and your areas of interest in your field? I am currently undertaking research for my PhD project “Improving outcomes in montane woodland restoration”, which aims to develop conservation management actions to

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International Women in Science Day – Becky Boulton

Name: Becky Boulton Job title: Postdoctoral research fellow What course/subject did you study? BSc (Hons) Animal behaviour Briefly describe what you do and your areas of interest in your field? I am an evolutionary ecologist and I work with beneficial insects like bees and parasitoid wasps. I am really interested in how these animals find

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Celebrating the Year of the Tiger at Stirling 

What is Chinese New Year?  Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, takes places on 1st February 2022 and is the most important event in the Chinese calendar.  Not sure what it’s all about? Our Student Ambassadors James and Yuanling explain:  Year of the Tiger  2022 is the Year of the Tiger –

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Four Tips to Help You Adjust to Studying Abroad [Student Blog]

Student posing infront of Edinburgh

Valentina Figueroa, from Canada, is a University of Stirling student currently studying the MSc Strategic Communication and Public Relations course. In this blog, Valentina shares some of her advice for adjusting to the transition to studying abroad as an international student. Making the decision to study abroad for the first time can be scary, and

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