Undergraduate welcome

When you start life at the University of Stirling, you’ll step into an inspiring environment marked by boundless opportunity. You’ll have the chance to make friends for life, expand your knowledge, travel abroad and join some of the many clubs and societies on offer. You’ll also become part of an academic community that has your best interests at heart and prioritises your wellbeing and success. So, even if you’re feeling a little uncertain about what lies ahead, rest assured that you’ll be supported every step of the way.

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Things can be a little overwhelming in your first days at university, so we will give you important information at the outset through Stirling Essentials, and your lecturers and tutors will continue to provide key information as and when you need it during your first semester.

Undergraduate subject-based inductions

Find out when your welcome and orientation events will take place and find information your course team want to share with you. If you are studying a joint degree please check details for both subjects.

Preparing for study at University - Stirling Essentials

Stirling Essentials provides a summary of the key information you need to be a successful student and it links into more in-depth help and advice, as and when you need it. Before you arrive, please do take some time to familiarise yourself with this module and work through its sections. This module will remain available to you throughout your studies, through a link on each Canvas module. (Log on with your University username and password, if requested.)

Your personal tutor

You'll be assigned a personal tutor during the first week of your studies in Stirling. The role of a personal tutor is to help you feel part of the University community and to act as a specific and consistent source of guidance, information and support throughout your studies. Your tutor should always be available as a formal point of contact for general academic guidance or pastoral support.

Student voice - make a difference to the student experience

The Students’ Union appoints Student Faculty Officers each year who are there to represent all students across the Faculty, making sure that the student voice is part of all decisions which affect student learning. Each Faculty Officer is associated with a division and are paired with key Faculty staff to look at how students are experiencing their studies and University life. This can be anything from student employability, assessment and feedback, to lecturing, modules, and more.

Module representatives

The Students’ Union appoints module representatives each year to work with the faculty. Each module has a Rep(s) who raise issues or recommendations the class may have with staff. This allows the Faculty to ensure staff know what students want and continually improve the learning experience. You can become a module rep if you want to make a difference. You can apply via your modules on Canvas at the beginning of semester. Training is provided by the Students' Union and, if you carry out the duties, you will receive credit on your degree transcript for this work. It is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills.

Student Faculty Officers 2020 - 2021

  • Communications, Media and Culture - Ethan Williamson
  • History and Politics – Katharina Pruente
  • Law and Philosophy – Zothile Nkosi
  • Literature and Languages – TBC


Undergraduate Faculty Advisers

If you have any questions about your course or module choices, you can contact your Faculty Adviser.

Adviser contact details
Column one is the subject, column two is the contact, column three is contact details and column five is the chief examiner
Subject/ProgrammeAdvising TeamContact DetailsChief Examiner
Senior Adviser Ms Elizabeth Robertson
Art and Design Tom Collins thomas.collins@stir.ac.uk Dr Susan Berridge
Film and Media David Fleming david.fleming@stir.ac.uk Dr Susan Berridge
Journalism Tom Collins thomas.collins@stir.ac.uk Dr Susan Berridge
Digital Media Simon Rowberry simon.rowberry@stir.ac.uk Dr Susan Berridge
English Angus Vine angus.vine@stir.ac.uk Dr Andrew Smith
  Study Abroad Adviser - 
Stephen Penn
stephen.penn@stir.ac.uk Dr Andrew Smith
French Adviser of Studies -
Elisabeth Ezra  
e.r.ezra@stir.ac.uk  Frances Sessford
  Study Abroad Adviser - 
Mr Jean-Michel DesJacques
jean-michel.desjacques@stir.ac.uk Frances Sessford
Spanish Adviser of Studies - 
Mr Jose Ferreira-Cayuela and Sabine Dedenbach-Salazar Sainz



Frances Sessford
  Study Abroad Adviser - 
Mr Jose Ferreira-Cayuela
jose.ferreiracayuela@stir.ac.uk Frances Sessford
Modern Languages As per French and Spanish programme directors    
Translation and Interpreting Saihong Li


Religion Dr Zhe Gao and Andrew Hass



Frances Sessford
History Jim Smith j.j.smyth@stir.ac.uk Jacqueline Jenkinson
Scottish History Jim Smith


Jacqueline Jenkinson 
Heritage and Tourism Sian Jones


Jacqueline Jenkinson 
International Management Studies with European Languages and Society Jean-Michel Des Jaques


Politics Megan Dee


Jacqueline Jenkinson 
Politics (International) Peter Lynch


Jacqueline Jenkinson 
Politics, Philosophy and Economics Dr Andrea Baumeister a.t.baumeister@stir.ac.uk Jacqueline Jenkinson
Law (LLB) Mrs Tikus Little t.a.little@stir.ac.uk Colin Johnston
Business Law Dr Michelle Donnelly


Colin Johnston
BA (Hons) Law Dr Michelle Donnelly


Colin Johnston
Philosophy Simon Hope simonjames.hope@stir.ac.uk Colin Johnston