Open Days #mystirling

Open Days

Come in, we're open!

Do you want to learn more about the University of Stirling? We’d love to show you around. By attending one of our Open Days, you’ll be able to explore our beautiful campus, check out our diverse range of courses and spend invaluable time with staff and students to get a taste of what life as a Stirling student is really like.

All prospective students, parents, teachers and careers advisers are welcome! This year we have some exclusive accommodation and travel offers for those travelling from far afield.

If you're unable to attend Open Days or wish to visit us at another time, there are plenty of other visiting opportunities. You can also meet our University staff at UK regional student recruitment fairs and events abroad.

Open Day

Stirling Campus



Open Day

Stirling Campus



Open Day

Stirling Campus



What to expect

A visit to an Open Day provides you with information about what it's like to study at Stirling, and allows you to find out all you need to know about the application process. It includes:

  • Subject-specific presentations
  • Drop-in academic showrooms
  • Talks on student finance, accommodation and catering, and Study Abroad opportunities

You can also take a tour of the campus with our Student Ambassadors to see our facilities for yourself.

Further information about the format of the day and timings will be available soon.

Book a place at one of our Open Days

To register for the Open Day, please select the date you'd like to attend, and complete the registration form:

  1. Jot down five key questions that you want to speak to our University staff, academics and current students about during your visit.
  2. Delve into the subject you are interested in studying by attending a presentation and visiting an academic showroom.
  3. Join the campus, accommodation and sports tours, led by our Student Ambassadors. You will visit campus facilities, see inside a range of accommodation types, and explore sporting opportunities at Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence.
  4. Learn about study abroad options. One in ten Stirling students take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad in over 30 countries as part of their degree.
  5. Get information on the 50+ student clubs and societies based at our Students' Union.

It’s great that you are considering the University of Stirling for your future studies. Here are five top tips for applying:

  1. Visit the University. Open Days offer you a great opportunity to come to the campus and explore what is on offer.
  2. Research all aspects of the courses you are interested in, as content may vary from one institution to another. It’s also worthwhile investigating potential career progression routes for each course.
  3. Find out and understand the course entry requirements. There can be many different pathways into each course, so it’s advisable to check out all your options.
  4. Invest time in your UCAS Application, especially your Personal Statement. This is your one opportunity to really sell yourself to us! As space is limited, we recommend that you first write a few drafts, then ask your guidance teacher to check it over before submission.
  5. Ask questions! At any point of your application feel free to contact the University. We look forward to helping you!

Dr Tim Whalley
Dean of Student Affairs

Dr Tim Whalley

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.

A small city with a big-city feel.

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.

Historic Stirling

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

Welcome from the Students' Union President

As Students’ Union President, I want to extend a warm welcome to all prospective students and I hope that you choose to study here at Stirling. The Students’ Union exists to represent every student, and I get to help improve the lives of students and support the amazing and diverse things that they do. Whether your forte is politics, computing, rugby or creative writing, Stirling Students’ Union has something for you.

Dave Keenan

Share your Open Day experience

  1. Find our photo frames
  2. Strike a pose
  3. Post your photo with #mystirling

Share your Open Day experience #mystirling

View the photo galleries

Collections of pictures snapped throughout Open Day on our Stirling Campus on 19 September and 31 October.

Want to find out more?

If you have any further questions about Open Day, 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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