Applicant Days

Have you got an offer to study at the University of Stirling? We’d love to show you around. By attending one of our Applicant Days, you’ll be able to explore our beautiful campus, learn more about your chosen course and get a taste of what life as a Stirling student is really like.

You’ve already made a great choice by applying to the University of Stirling. Now let us show you why Stirling is where you belong.

Dates, times and locations

Even if you've already visited the campus before, you may now find yourself filled with loads of new questions. That’s why our Applicant Days have been specially crafted to give offer holders valuable time with academic staff and students, as well as an opportunity to take a look at our range of accommodation and extensive support services.

Please note that Applicant Days are by invite-only for offer holders, and spaces fill up fast. After receiving an invitation, offer holders should book online to secure a place at their preferred event.

The University's next Applicant Day will be held on:

Saturday 8th April 2017 

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Applicant Day programme

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What goes on at our Applicant Days?

At the Applicant Days, you will be able talk to academic staff and students about your subject choices, tour the campus with our Student Ambassadors and see our facilities for yourself.

In addition, we also offer a number of valuable presentations, including:

  • Subject specific information
  • Student Finance
  • Accommodation and Catering
  • Study Abroad Opportunities
  • Sport at Stirling
  • Parents’ Survival Guide
  • Support for College Students and Mature Students

Applicant Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get to know the University, the campus and your subject area in greater detail, helping you to make your final decision. 

  1. Join one of our campus tours and find out more about the facilities and services on offer.
  2. Visit the showcase of your chosen degree subject(s). You will be able to speak to academic members of staff and find out more about your subject and what to expect from your course.
  3. Ask about your module and degree flexibility. It may surprise you to know how many different choices and options you have if you study at Stirling. This makes us stand out from many other universities in Scotland and is one of the reasons why so many students choose to study at Stirling.
  4. Find out about our Students’ Union and our many clubs and societies. This is a great way to make friends when you arrive at Stirling.
  5. Finally, use your Applicant Day visit wisely. Gather as much information as you need to make an informed decision that Stirling is the right place for you.

Most importantly, enjoy your day! Don’t be afraid to ask questions during your visit. Our staff, current students and Student Ambassadors are on hand to answer any questions you have, no matter how big or small.

Welcome from the Students' Union President

I am delighted that you are considering coming to Stirling to study. Choosing a University is a big decision. By attending an Applicant Day, you can gain an invaluable insight into what we offer at Stirling. Meet student representatives, who will happily answer your questions about life as a Stirling student. And find out about Stirling Students’ Union’s fantastic clubs and societies – from politics to creative writing. I hope to see you soon!

Dave Keenan

Five great things about the City of Stirling

with a big city feel

Stirling is one of Scotland’s newest cities, having been awarded city status in 2002. While easily navigated by foot—and with the likelihood of bumping into people you know—it also has all the amenities you would find in a bigger city, from a shopping centre to concert hall.

Sporting city

The University of Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, with fantastic facilities like the National Swimming Academy and Scottish Tennis Centre located within the University campus. The surrounding hills provide an excellent escape for walkers, runners and cyclists.

Historic hub

Once the capital of Scotland, the City of Stirling is an historic hub. Its castle is the second most visited attraction in Scotland, and with many other historic sites, including the Wallace Monument, there is a lot to learn and discover about Scotland’s history.

Great location and breathtaking scenery

Stirling is perfectly situated in the Central Belt, with excellent rail and bus links, and within an hour of two international airports, Scotland's capital Edinburgh and largest city Glasgow. Stirling is also affectionately named the ‘gateway to the Highlands’.

Entertainment aplenty

Stirling and its surrounds, including neighbouring Bridge of Allan, offer a wide range of pubs and venues serving up lively atmospheres and music performances. Stirling also hosts many festivals, from Bloody Scotland - Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival - to its very own arts and cultural Stirling Fringe Festival.

students in a café


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  2. Strike a pose
  3. Post your photo with #mystirling

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Collections of pictures snapped throughout the day will be updated in this gallery. Take a look at some of the photos from our recent Open Day Events.

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Want to find out more?

If you have any further questions about Applicant Days, or want to chat to someone about studying at Stirling, you can get in touch with us using the details below.

Stirling Campus University of Stirling Stirling
Scotland, UK
+44 (0) 1786 473171
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