Open Days #mystirling

Open Days

Come in, we're open! If you are interested in studying at the University of Stirling, our Open Days offer campus tours, presentations, talks and displays. Speak to University support staff, academics and students, who will be delighted to answer your questions. All prospective students, parents, teachers and careers advisers are welcome!

Visitors from England, Wales and Northern Ireland »

If you are 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 events abroad.

Register now Times and dates #mystirling June 2016 programme

Programmes for the September and October Open Days will be available nearer the time.

Book a place at one of our Open Days

Stirling Campus

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

17 September 29 October

Highland and Western Isles Campuses

To find out more about Open Days at our Highland and Western Isles Campuses, please visit the Highland and Western Isles Open Days page.

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Dates, times, locations

Stirling campus

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

What to expect

A visit to an Open Day provides you with information about what it is 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.

Campus map

Highland and Western Isles campuses

Please see: Highland and Western Isles Open Days.

  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

Compact
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’.

City of Stirling

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

I am delighted that you are considering coming to Stirling to study. Choosing a University is a big decision. By visiting on an Open 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!

Andrew Kinnell

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
FK9 4LA
Scotland, UK
+44 (0) 1786 473171

Highland Campus University of Stirling Highland Campus
Centre for Health Science
Old Perth Road
Inverness
IV2 3JH
Scotland, UK
+44 (0) 1463 255648

Western Isles Campus University of Stirling Western Isles Hospital
MacAulay Road
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS1 2AF
Scotland, UK
+44 (0) 1851 704704

© University of Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland UK • Telephone +44 1786 473171 • Scottish Charity No SC011159
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