UK Sports University of the Year for 2020: University of Stirling in Scotland

Stirling University became the first university in Scotland to win the UK Sports University of the Year award of the Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2020. The university maintains its position as a pioneer in sports participation, research and education in the UK. The world-class facilities and continuous innovation of the University of Stirling have created a good training environment, entertainment and healthy accommodation.

1. Facilities are constantly improved and expanded

The expansion of campus facilities for sports is underway and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2020 with an investment of up to £ 20 million. This allows international students, staff and the local community to benefit from a better environment for training, play and a healthy life. Facilities facilities include:

  • The studio was built with purpose
  • Creative sports area
  • Endurance training area
  • Quality gym
  • 3-yard sports hall
  • Indoor cycling room

2. The place of centers of national excellence

The Lawn Tennis Association has a National Academy at Stirling campus. Meanwhile, the National Swimming Academy, Sportscotland, Scottish Games Federation, Scottish Swimming, Scottish Triathlon and Scottish FA Central Region are also on campus.

3. Students are trained by world-class coaches

Stirling athletes and students receive training from internationally recognized coaches. They are leaders in their field. These people are the well-trained swimming coach, Steven Tigg and the football coach Shelley Kerr, who has just transferred to the Scottish women’s soccer team.

4. There are studies that change the world

Stirling University is committed to developing excellence in sports knowledge, practice and policy. The research school focuses on sports management, increasing support for athletes and providing public health benefits.

5. The school regularly trains outstanding people in sports

The University of Stirling has been creating world class athletes throughout the years. These athletes continue to win top honors and trophies, including Olympic and federal sports. Triathlon athletes like David McNamee, Grant Sheldon and Natalie Miline; Jonny O’Mara with tennis and international hockey Alison Bell has also studied through the University of Stirling program.

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