The University of Stirling is consistently ranked as one of the best in the UK for 'a good place to be' (International Student Barometer). We have high student satisfaction levels, a staff who enjoy their work and are committed to investing in your future and an excellent employability rate for our graduates. From a number of perspectives, academically and socially, Stirling regularly rates highly in surveys.
Below are 10 good reasons why we think you should study and live at Stirling.
Several of our academic disciplines are rated top in Scotland for research – you'll have access to cutting edge developments in your field. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, Stirling was placed 6th in Scotland and 45th in the UK. Additionally, almost three quarters of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.
Top 12 in the UK for graduate employability with 94% of our graduates in employment, or further study, within six months of graduating. (Telegraph / Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2011/12).
4. Latest technology
Networked access in all bedrooms in halls of residences and there are wireless hubs throughout the campus – no excuse not to stay in touch!
5. Stunning environment
"Where else can you study on the shores of a loch, by an 18th-century castle, beneath rolling hills?" (The Guardian University Guide)
Ranked 1st for Campus environment (International Student Barometer, 2012).
We know you will love studying here, because 87% of our students were satisfied with their programme, which is above the national average (National Student Survey, 2013). We are also in the Top 2.5% of global higher education institutions (QS World University rankings, 2013). In addition, 91% of our staff surveyed enjoy their work and are committed to investing in your future.