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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 staff, academics and students, who will be delighted to answer your questions. School pupils, college students, parents, teachers and careers advisers are all welcome!

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.

Book a place at one of our Open Days

Western Isles Campus

To attend a Western Isles Campus Open Day, please email Christine Mackay

Highland Campus

To attend a Highland Campus Open Day, please call 01463 255648 or email

Stirling Campus

Information about future Open Days will be available soon.


Dates, times, locations

Highland and Western Isles campuses

Please see: Highland and Western Isles Open Days.

Stirling campus

Registration will open from 8.30am where you can collect a detailed schedule to help you make the most of your visit.

Open Day programme

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 (11.40am – 3.00pm)
  • Drop-in academic showrooms (10.00am – 3.00pm)
  • Student finance talks
  • Accommodation and catering talks
  • Opportunities to study abroad presentations

You can also take a tour of the campus with our Student Ambassadors to see our facilities for yourself; and talk to academic staff and students about your subject choices.

Campus map

  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 accommodation and sports tours, led by our Student Ambassadors, to see inside a range of accommodation types, and the facilities at Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence.
  4. Learn about study abroad options, which one in 10 Stirling students now do as part of their degree in over 30 countries.
  5. Get information on the 50+ student clubs and societies based at our Students' Union.

Stirling stories

Our students will help to shape the world; read about their Stirling experience.

We have 115 nationalities on our diverse, cosmopolitan campus. Meet some more of our International Students.

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 are 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 from 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! With the amount of text limited it is worthwhile writing a few drafts and 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 and Stirling colleagues will be more than happy to help 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’.

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
Scotland, UK
+44 (0) 1786 473171

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

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

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