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Stirling named sports university of the year

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Stirling university has been named the UK’s Sports University of the Year by The Times’ Good University Guide.

Guide editor Alastair McCall said: “Stirling leaves an indelible mark on the sports pitches of universities the length of Britain.

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“Backed by some outstanding facilities that house the Scottish national centres for swimming and tennis already, a new £20 million sports complex comes on stream this year to make the sporting experience better still.

“Academically, its suite of sports-based courses also rank the University in the UK top 20. Taken together, the combination of success in both the study and practise of sport puts Stirling in a league of its own – and right at the top.”

Stirling’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor Gerry McCormac thanked all the students, staff, and alumni who’ve been involved with university sport.

He said: “this distinguished accolade adds to our longstanding designation as Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, and provides further deserved recognition of our world-class facilities and excellence across sports performance, research, and education.”

Sports President Gill Thayne also commented, saying “this honour is due to hard work from everyone across the university and I am so proud that our sports teams had a huge role to play in that.

“A big congrats to everyone – I cannot wait to continue delivering what we are doing and making Stirling the best place for sport.”

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