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Undergraduate welcome

As an undergraduate student in the Stirling Management School you'll receive a first class education and an unforgettable student experience.

We pride ourselves on being a student-focused institution. We have School Officers representing our students and ensuring that the student voice is heard. School Officers also work closely with module reps in raising any educational concerns, and acting on behalf of the students to ensure that the University is continuously striving towards enhancing all aspects of education and engagement between staff and students.

Our courses are designed to give you the knowledge to meet the rigorous demands of industry. The excellent support and opportunities available through the Career Development Centre means that when you graduate you are highly employable and have the skills necessary to progress your career.

More than 97% of the University of Stirling's undergraduate leavers are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17)

School Introduction Session

A series of School Welcome Sessions will be taking place for all undergraduate students studying a subject within the University of Stirling Management School.  Please ensure you attend the correct session. 



Time Location

1st Year (including direct entry and INTO students)

Thursday 13 September 2018


Logie Lecture Theatre

4th Year

Wednesday 12 September 2018 


Lecture Theatre A4

A further welcome session will take place for 1st year BAcc (Hons) Accountancy students directly after their ACCU9A1 lecture.

Year Date Time



Wednesday 12 September 2018 


Lecture Theatre 2V1 

New student school induction

We welcome new students to join the Stirling Management School Community. Whether you're a 1st year student, a direct entry student, an INTO student or a visiting international student, we invite you to attend the Stirling Management School Speed UP Dating event. This fun, interactive activity will introduce you to all of the services and support available to you as a member of the Stirling Management School Community.

There will be prizes, freebies, quizzes and lots of useful information. There may even be a visit from the Stirling Squirrel!

It's on Tuesday 18 September in the Atrium. You can join the session from 10am-12pm or 2-4pm, you just register your attendance when you arrive.

Study abroad

There are many opportunities to study abroad in the University of Stirling Management School. There's no need to speak a foreign language in order to take part in the Study Abroad programme, since all courses taken at the partner institutions abroad are taught in English. Studying abroad is a wonderful opportunity to experience a different culture and lifestyle, to travel, and to make new friends of different nationalities, as well as building and developing skills that are highly valued by employers, such as self-reliance, creativity, and adaptability.

More information about the Study Abroad programme.

Internships – shape your future

The Stirling Internship Programme has been created to help businesses and organisations access the knowledge and skills of our students through offering paid internships during the holiday period. Many of the internships are with small to medium sized employers who are looking to recruit graduates on a full-time basis.

Find out more about internship opportunities.

What to expect from your first year

Moving from a school to university can be a bit of a shock - there's no bells and you'll have a lot less time spent in class. You are in control.

Here's a few pointers to help you settle in. Remember – the key is, if you don't understand or need help – just ask – we're here to help you get the most out of your time with us.


Lectures are important as they guide you through the material in the course and the lecturer can highlight the important areas for you to study. Sometimes these will be interactive and other important information may be discussed at lectures. It's important that you attend all lectures.

You are likely to be given an outline of the material to be covered in the lecture in advance and this will be available on Canvas. However, you should also try to take notes of the important points made in the lecture so that you can refer to this when you are preparing for tutorials etc. and revising for your assessments.

Some lectures will be recorded through "Listen Again" which provides a recording of the lecture on Canvas for revision purposes. This is not always available and your lectures will indicate if it is available. Semesters give a short time in which to pack a lot of learning, lectures move quickly from topic to topic so missing even a couple of lectures makes a significant hole in your knowledge.

Tutorials/seminars and workshops

Tutorials/seminars and workshops are an opportunity for you to check that you understand the topic by carrying out the tasks set and by discussing the work with your fellow students and your tutor. Your tutor may be the lecturer in the subject or it may be another member of staff. The more you prepare for these sessions and participate in discussion, the more you will gain from them.

Your tutor will not routinely check your work so it is up to you to seek help if you do not understand something. Try to speak up in tutorials to ensure there is a good discussion - this is the best way to develop your knowledge and avoid misunderstandings.

Private study

What about all this spare time? Time to party? We encourage our students to take part in clubs and activities and to have fun but you should be aiming to spend at least as much time, if not more, on your university studies as you spent in school. Therefore a large proportion of your week should be spent in the library or working alone or in groups on the reading and work set on your modules. It can be very helpful to arrange a study group with a small group of friends on the same modules so that you can share ideas and help each other find your way. There are spaces dedicated to group work available in the library.

Core modules in your 1st year

The majority of our courses allow you to study a wide range of subjects in the first year and half of your degree. Like most educational institutions we use the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF).  Your studies are split into modules. Modular study is flexible. With very few exceptions, you have right until the middle of Year 2 to decide what course you will graduate in.

Each course offers core modules and these are combined with the wide range of optional modules you have to choose from.

Take a look at the list of 1st year modules which you will study in your chosen subject.

Here to help

Our dedicated undergraduate professional services team are available to assist you with any problems you may have. Staff are available in room 3B45 or via

Accounting and Finance
+44 (0) 1786 467283

+44 (0) 1786 467473

Management, Work & Organisation
+44 (0) 1786 467311

Marketing and Retail
+44 (0) 1786 467310

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