The University of Stirling was founded on the site of the historic Airthrey Estate in 1967. Nestling beneath the Ochil Hills, our campus covers 310 acres and has a beautiful loch and 18th-century Airthrey Castle at its heart. The views are breathtaking and the buildings are designed to harmonise with their surroundings.
All the facilities are a short walk from each other. In particular, a central social area links the library, eating facilities, shops, the Students' Union and arts centre (MacRobert). There are also 2,300 accommodation spaces on campus, all just an early-morning stroll away from the lecture theatres, labs and library.
As well as the academic facilities you'd expect, the campus also boasts:
The police have repeatedly described our campus as one of the safest in Britain.
Busy, confident and fun. Stirling is one of the UK's most attractive places to live, capturing the historic and contemporary in a unique atmosphere. Here are some of the key things you'll probably want to know ...
We think it's the perfect size. The population's around 45,000 - 20% of whom are students.
Stirling city centre is just two miles from the campus - less than 10 minutes by bus.
Stirling combines the charm of a historic destination with the buzz of a contemporary city. There's truly something for everyone, much of it aimed directly at students.
The city lights up at night, and many pubs, clubs and bars gear themselves towards students, with themed nights and DJs, whilst there is also a selection of traditional pubs providing quieter alternatives, with open fires, real ale and folk music.
The city's a major tourist destination, something reflected in the wide choice of cuisine at the numerous restaurants, bistros and cafes.
Consistently lower than neighbouring cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh. With plenty of accommodation on campus, you can minimise travel costs. And the self-catering halls mean you can cook to your own budget if you wish.