Enhancing the student experience

Stirling Management School aims to provide to all students a creative space, both physically and virtually, based upon the interconnection between teaching and research

The objective is to evolve a space that highlights, and contributes to the development of, the distinctive values, approach and concerns of the School. In particular, a space where students:

  • Can analyse and research topics in management
  • Are continuously stimulated and challenged, so that each can express their creativity and imagination
  • Can develop both personally and professionally 
  • Engage with each other with insight, openness, integrity, trust and respect
  • Can share and shape their learning experience

Teaching is informed by the latest research, including that undertaken by academics based at the School, and focuses on students being enabled to research issues, problems and solutions for themselves.

Stirling Management School seeks to promote a learner-centred approach to teaching and learning.  This is achieved by:

  • Supporting the students’ active role in their learning experience; through debate and discussion, students are challenged to increase their knowledge, develop critical and analytic abilities, and to present their ideas and arguments coherently. 
  • Giving special attention to how and why people learn, viewing learning as a process involving emotional factors, such as motivation and satisfaction, and considering the learner’s needs throughout the whole process.
  • Stirling Management School acknowledges that the diversity of the student body requires innovative strategies that foster inclusion, participation and intercultural understanding 

Stirling Management School’s comprehensive approach to internationalisation seeks to highlight the contribution that internationalisation makes to enhancing the learning experience  The international dimension is integrated into into all areas of the learning experience by resorting to an approach to internationalisation in higher education which considers it as a process - not as an end in itself. Such process highlights the relevance of intercultural exchange and multinational networking, takes into account the needs and interests of the different people  involved, is based on certain values - such as respect for different ideas and opinions, social responsibility, inclusiveness, integrity - and acknowledges the links between the international and the local environment.

The School  makes use of virtual methods of delivery and the web to enhance the learning experience of all students and to reach wider audiences, fostering interaction and widening participation Stirling Management School seeks to promote collaboration and the exchange of experiences, both within the School and across the University

The School holds the view that relations with alumni, business people and the wider community contribute to the enhancement of the student experience and seeks to promote them accordingly

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