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.

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, an on-line module to help you prepare for study at University. We'll also arrange meetings with key staff and our faculty officer and will have a buddy system. Your lecturers and tutors will continue to provide key information as and when you need it during your first semester. 

Preparing for study at University - Stirling Essentials

Our Stirling Essentials module 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. There are separate versions for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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).

Course specific welcome and induction events

Each course has introductory meetings and activities so you can meet the staff, other students and learn how things work at Stirling. You'll get essential information to help you settle in and find your feet.

Download the app

Download the University of Stirling app to see the introductory sessions for your course. Click on the tile called "Undergraduate Welcome Week" and filter by your Faculty to view the dates and times for the course welcome sessions.

Get the University of Stirling app from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Get it on Google Play

If you're unable to download the app you can also view the events on the app website.

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.

Student Faculty Officers 2022-23

Communications, Media and Culture – TBC

History, Heritage and Politics – Desra Dervin

Law and Philosophy – Liam Wray

Literature and Languages – TBC

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.

Undergraduate Faculty Advisers

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

Undergraduate Faculty Advisers

Adviser contact details
Column one is the subject, column two is the contact, column three is contact details and column four is the chief examiner
Subject/ProgrammeAdvising TeamContact DetailsChief Examiner
Senior Adviser Elizabeth Robertson e.j.robertson@stir.ac.uk  
Art and Design Staci Rowlison staci.rowlison@stir.ac.uk Victoria Esteves
Film and Media David Fleming david.fleming@stir.ac.uk Victoria Esteves
Journalism Adrian Hadland adrian.hadland@stir.ac.uk  Victoria Esteves
Digital Media Will Dinan william.dinan1@stir.ac.uk  Victoria Esteves
English Angus Vine angus.vine@stir.ac.uk  Justin Edwards
  Study Abroad Adviser - 
Stephen Penn
stephen.penn@stir.ac.uk  
French Elisabeth Ezra   e.r.ezra@stir.ac.uk  Aedin Ni Loingsigh
  Study Abroad Adviser - 
Mr Jean-Michel DesJacques
jean-michel.desjacques@stir.ac.uk  
Spanish Mr Jose Ferreira-Cayuela 

jose.ferreiracayuela@stir.ac.uk

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

saihong.li@stir.ac.uk

Aedin Ni Loingsigh
Religion Andrew Hass

andrew.hass@stir.ac.uk

Aedin Ni Loingsigh
History Jim Smith j.j.smyth@stir.ac.uk Jacqueline Jenkinson
Scottish History Jim Smith

j.j.smyth@stir.ac.uk

Jacqueline Jenkinson 
Heritage and Tourism Sian Jones

sian.jones@stir.ac.uk

Jacqueline Jenkinson 
International Management Studies with European Languages and Society Cristina Johnston

cristina.johnston@stir.ac.uk

Aedin Ni Loingsigh
Politics Peter Lynch

p.a.lynch@stir.ac.uk

Jacqueline Jenkinson 
Politics (International) Megan Dee

megan.dee@stir.ac.uk

Jacqueline Jenkinson 
Politics, Philosophy and Economics Dr Andrea Baumeister a.t.baumeister@stir.ac.uk Jacqueline Jenkinson
Law (LLB) Dr Jayne Holliday j.holliday@stir.ac.uk Colin Johnston
Business Law Dr Pontian Okoli

pontian.okoli@stir.ac.uk

Colin Johnston
BA (Hons) Law Dr Pontian Okoli

pontian.okoli@stir.ac.uk

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

Other key contacts