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Citizens and Smart Cities

Fiona recently accompanied William & Charles at their SmartGov Virtual Conference hosted at Stirling. In between tweeting the discussions of the conference, Fiona was really interested to know more about Smart Cities, so she asked Charles & William to explain… Continue Reading →

Royal Economic Society Prize Winner – Tanya Wilson

Tanya Wilson from the Economics Division of Stirling Management School has been awarded the 2016 Royal Economic Society prize for her paper Unemployment and Domestic Violence: Theory and Evidence. The Royal Economic Society prize was introduced in 1990 and is… Continue Reading →

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 →

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