Why is Stirling the UK university for you?

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.

1. Quality of choice

Choose from around 300 high quality degree combinations to create the programme that will suit your strengths and help you achieve your goals.

2. Leading research

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.

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3. Excellent prospects

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).

6. Central location

Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands are all on your doorstep – Stirling really is Scotland's heart.

7. Friendly atmosphere

We're medium-sized, based on a campus, highly residential, with 115nationalities represented; there's a great community feel.

Ranked 1st  for a 'good place to be' (International Student Barometer, 2012)

8. Cracking nightlife

Stirling's a friendly, buzzing and youthful city, with lots to do. One in every five residents is a student.

9. Superb sport

We have some of the finest facilities on a single site in the UK. No wonder we've been named Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence.

Also ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Sport (The Complete University Guide 2015)

10. A great place to study and work

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.

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