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The Conversation, Best Newcomer: Calling PhD writers

Fraser McQueen was recently awarded ‘Best Newcomer’ at the University’s Conversation Awards on 2nd March. Fraser is a Doctoral Student in Literature & Languages (Faculty of Arts & Humanities) and has written two articles for The Conversation, France’s burkini ban… Continue Reading →

Interview with Judith Phillips

By Rachel Beaton and Lauren Wilson, Research & Enterprise Office Professor Judith Phillips took up her appointment as the University’s Deputy Principal (Research) in March 2016. Since then Judith has taken time to get to know the research ‘DNA’ of Stirling, to look… Continue Reading →

Welcome to Stirling Professor Maggie Cusack

We are delighted to welcome Professor Maggie Cusack to the University of Stirling as our new Dean of Natural Sciences. Joining us from University of Glasgow, Maggie has had a successful career in academia and we’re delighted to get to know her, and… Continue Reading →

A summer of research

For all; Scottish, penultimate year, undergraduate students the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland’s Vacation Scholarships offers the opportunity to spend a summer undertaking a research project. This post explores two different perspectives on the scheme: Kathleen Stosch, a… Continue Reading →

Preparing for the PhD Viva

By Dr Fiona Millar  (I’m still not used to using that) The day has come. You submitted your PhD thesis and have been preparing for your viva voca; oral examination. You’re nervous, you don’t really know what to expect and you’re… Continue Reading →

Thinking about Drinking: A Year in the Life of an Alcohol Researcher at Stirling

Niamh was active in helping the media understand the implications of the 2016 new alcohol guidelines. Here she discusses what happened as a result of the publication of the new guidelines and how the media portray the facts in their… Continue Reading →

Academia and Motherhood – a post-doc’s experience

Ever wondered what it is like to juggle academia and motherhood? Grab a cuppa, sit back and let Viktoria take you through the joys and pitfalls of being an academic as well as a mother. By Dr Viktoria Mileva, Research… Continue Reading →

I’m a Scientist get me out of here!

by Zarah Pattison; @ZarahPattison; Blog – Zarah’s in the field; Email  Postdoctoral Researcher in Biological and Environmental Sciences, Dr Zarah Pattison has a reputation at Stirling for her commitment to outreach activities.  Between 2015 and 2016, during her PhD, she took… Continue Reading →

EPSRC Early Career Researcher Forum

Jess Enright; Research Profile; @researcherjess; Email  In Summer 2016, Jess applied and successfully secured a place on the EPSRC Early Career Researcher’s Forum. After her first meeting on 2nd November, we invited her to share what she learnt about the EPSRC… Continue Reading →

Peer review in practice

After spotting the report by Claire Squires, Simon Rowberry and Dorothy Butchard, researchers on the Peer Review project at Stirling, during Peer Review Week 2016, we contacted them for a post on their report, the project itself and why they are… Continue Reading →

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