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Postgraduate Newsletter February 2012

Welcome to the Postgraduate Newsletter, this is designed to keep you up to date with what is currently happening at the University of Stirling.

News @ Stirling

Research Update

Stirling Fund gives green light to 12 University initiatives

University of Stirling: ESRC DTC studentship competition 2012 Applications are now welcome for our ESRCfunded PhD studentships: details here.

Twelve University of Stirling projects are benefitting from a share of £16,000 through the Stirling Fund: details here.

Former UK Prime Minister gives candid interview to Stirling Film Studies student in documentary Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown talks of family stories and his affinity with Cowdenbeath Football Club in a short documentary called When The Sun Shines, created by University of Stirling student Ross Cunningham: details here.

Stirling researchers say cleaner fish will provide ‘green’ pest control for salmon industry – The Brig The studies are part of research funding of almost £4.5 million awarded to Stirling’s Institute for Aquaculture for major research projects over the last six months: details here.


Academics @ Stirling Dr Alasdair Ross Director of the Research Centre for Environmental History and Policy

I was largely brought up in Kincardineshire and am a double graduate of the University of Aberdeen (History and Celtic). In 2003 I crossed the Mounth to work as a research assistant in Environmental History at the University of Stirling and became a permanent member of staff in 2007. I am an enthusiastic proponent of field trips to inform desk-based research and teaching, even if it means visiting castles. I also manage the commercial wing of the School of History and Politics, History Tomorrow. I am the current Director of the Research Centre for Environmental History and Policy, located close to SBES in Cottrell Building. Since the Centre is a detached portion of the School of History and Politics it is perhaps fitting that my research interests include historic units of land assessment in northern Europe and the issues of resource utilisation and sustainability. Full details here.

Featured Programmes Masters of Literature (MLitt) in Digital Media, Publishing and Law The MLitt Digital Media, Publishing and Law offers a flexible interdisciplinary exploration of key contemporary developments shaping the creative industries.

Watch the video! Dr Graham Meikle introduces the MLitt Digital Media, Publishing and Law course: full programme details here.

Student Blog

Banned Books Advent Calendar by Katherine_Spiker MLitt Publishing Studies

When you think of an advent calendar, the first thing that comes to mind Is Christmas (and possibly chocolate). Banned books are definitely something that is not generally associated with this holiday tradition. However, the International Federation of Library Associations has created the world’s first video Banned Book Advent Calendar: details here.


Facilities Focus

Love Your Uni

Career Development Centre

Virtual Campus Tour

The Career Development Centre endeavours to provide resources which will enable clients to make informed career decisions, pursue their goals effectively and develop the kinds of skills which will allow them to manage their careers throughout their lives. Full details for international students here.

No bookings necessary. Free Admission. The sun is always shining. Go on, take the virtual campus tour and see for yourself why we are voted as one of Britain's most beautiful campuses. Tour here.

Watch videos from our Careers Development Centre

Student Experience Video MSc Marketing Class of 2012 Watch the Team Building Experience video A compulsory part of our MSc Marketing degree is involvement in the BlueSky Experience held in Perthshire at a purpose-built outdoor centre. Its objectives are partly academic, partly social. The event takes place early in the first semester enabling students from different backgrounds and cultures to mix socially but, more importantly, to develop cultural awareness and cultural capabilities in live project situations and to build teamwork and leadership skills.

Virtual Events Unable to visit the campus? Need and want more information? Why not attend a virtual event!

We offer a series of virtual events that allow you to speak with university representatives, gain information and ask questions. All we ask is that you book your place on the webinar before the event starts. Details here.

Skype Fridays International students can take advantage of our Skype Friday events to talk with a member of the International and Postgraduate Recruitment Team. You can contact us 9am-5pm GMT every Friday at ustir_international

Keep in touch:

ustir_international Email: international@stir.ac.uk University of Stirling is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC 011159

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