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Research Prize to Reward Stirling’s Students

We are delighted to announce the continuation of our ongoing collaboration with the University of Stirling Management School's Behavioural Science centre.

We have offered a prize of £500 for the best research relating to the environment produced by a student on the MSc Behavioural Science for Management or MSc Behavioural Decision Making for Finance programmes starting in September 2019.

In launching the award our Director, Catherine Gee, enthused: "We're pleased to be able to offer a research prize to support a student involved in environmental behavioural change, a key area of focus for Keep Scotland Beautiful. This support is part of a broader approach to our work with the University of Stirling. We look forward to working with students to help us achieve our goal of changing behaviour to improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for."

Our long-term collaboration with the University of Stirling has enabled a variety of projects, including a current student working with us to design and evaluate a litter reduction intervention in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. We have also shared the findings from some of our long-running behavioural change projects with MSc Data Science students for project work. Additionally, we are supporting an MSc marketing student who is examining our branding materials and making recommendations through a dissertation submission.

Stirling Management School’s Program Director David Comerford says, "We hope that this prize will motivate students to apply their skills and tools to one of the most wicked problems that exists. From a decision science perspective, environmental management has it all: coordination failures, long time horizons, risk and uncertainty. It is also an area that features lots of problems that need to be addressed really, really urgently".

We’re excited to continue our work with Stirling University with plenty more in the pipeline. Keep an eye out for the variety of ongoing projects!

02 July 2019

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