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Undergraduate Newsletter May 2012

Whether you are making your final decision about what university to go to, or just beginning to think about your future we can provide help and advice – all you have to do is get in touch! Want to know what is happening on campus? We have had Hollywood come to the Heart of Scotland, celebs monkeying around on campus and Stirling students becoming Olympic athletes.

The UK Recruitment team has also been busy both with our on campus events and out on the road doing UCAS Events and School talks across the UK. We may have already met you, but even if we haven’t talked to you in person yet we hope to soon. To find out more just read on …

Applied to Stirling? Courses are filling up fast; make sure you don’t miss out! It’s time to start confirming your Firm and Insurance decisions. If you’ve already had an offer from us, and are yet to make a decision, please check UCAS TRACK to find out what your deadline is. If you are still undecided and need some help making your decision you can come and visit us: more details here.

News at Stirling Lights, Camera, Action Stirling graduate, renowned Film Critic and Director Mark Cousins was joined by Oscar award winning Actress Tilda Swinton on campus earlier this month to run a workshop to help introduce world cinema to children . Mark commented “My time at Stirling helped me become the person I am today”: more details here.

Want to be taught by people who change the Governments thinking? Stirling Professors’ review results in a major government consultation. When Academics in our School of Management take a break from teaching undergraduates, they are leading the way in public policy. Two of our professors have conducted a systematic review of plain tobacco packaging which has led to the UK government’s consultation on whether tobacco should be sold in standardised or plain packaging: more details here.

Not all monkey business….Stirling academics help monkeys in captivity Researchers from the University of Stirling’s Behaviour and Evolution Research Group aim to promote the welfare of common marmoset monkeys in captivity through the launch of a new website www.marmosetcare.com: more details here. For more news about what is happening at Stirling go here.


Academic Biography David Rolinson Lecturer in Film & Television School of Arts & Humanities Lecturer brings Hollywood to the Heart of Scotland. Dave who has lectured here since 2009, teaches on a range of modules including New Hollywood cinema, Terrorism in the media, and Form and Analysis. When Dave isn’t teaching he spends a lot of time researching British TV Drama and British Cinema. His work includes drama documentary , media coverage of terrorism, 1970s TV plays, 1950s British comedy films, Doctor Who, medievalism, the British New Wave, and practitioners including Alan Clarke, Ken Loach, Nigel Kneale and Peter Kosminsky. His research often involves ideology, aesthetics and television direction. He also contributes to DVDs, websites and public screenings at venues such as the National Film Theatre and has written accompanying text for the British Film Institute's Mediatheque resource.

Thinking about Finance? Whether you are going to university this year or next it is never to early to start thinking about finance. If you are starting University this year, make sure your funds are in place for the start of your course by applying now: more details here.

Keep in Touch

Dave regularly writes for 1st in Scotland for www.britishtelevisiondrama.org.uk Communications & Media (The Complete University Guide Click here for full list of his published work. 2012 and The Guardian University Guide 2012)

Sport at Stirling Stirling Student selected for London 2012 Paralympic Games Congratulations to Scott McCowan who is now eyeing a medal following his selection for the British Boccia team at the London 2012 Paralympic Games: more details here. Stirling inspires young leaders ahead of Glasgow 2014 Stirling student and Glasgow 2014 hopeful swimmer Cameron Brodie joined more than 150 pupils and students from across Central Scotland to take part in an innovative youth leadership and volunteering campaign in the run up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: more details here.

How can you meet us? Don’t miss our team out on the road on the following dates: Norfolk—13th June Suffolk—14th June Leeds—21st & 22nd June

Sheffield—20th June Cumbria—29th June Birmingham—28th & 29th June Kendal—28th June

We would also love to welcome you on to campus for a visit day - more details here. University of Stirling is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC 011159


May UG Newsletter