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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.

“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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