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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.

Faculty of Natural Sciences induction

The Faculty of Natural Sciences arranges an induction so that you can meet the staff, other students and learn a little about how things work at Stirling. Things can be a little overwhelming in your first days at university, so we will give you essential information at the outset, and your lecturers and tutors will continue to provide key information as and when you need it during your first semester.

"I like studying at Stirling because we learn about different technologies and lecturers are experts in their field. The course prepares you for a future career in software engineering and I also learnt soft skills to better prepare me for a life after university. It is good to study at a university where experts teach you."

Albert Jozsa-Kiraly, Hungary BSc (Hons) Computing Science

Undergraduate subject-based inductions

All locations to be confirmed.

  • BSc Marine Biology and BSc Aquaculture
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    Introduction to programme and programme director Thu 12 Sep 12:00 13:00 Pathfoot Lecture Theatre
  • BSc Biology, BSc Cell Biology, BSc Animal Biology, BSc Ecology, BSc Conservation Biology and Management
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    Introduction to programmes and programme director, plus an optional social event

    Mon 9 Sep 15:00 17:00

    BSc Biology, BSc Ecology, BSc Conservation Biology and Management - 4U5 Cottrell Building

    BSc Animal Biology - 2X6 Cottrell Building

    BSc Cell Biology - 2B147 Cottrell Building

  • BSc Environmental Geography (+ Outdoor Education), BSc Environmental Science (+ Outdoor Education), MSci Environmental Science
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    Introduction to programmes and programme director, plus an optional social event

    Mon 9 Sep 15:00 17:00 4U5 Cottrell Building

    Get together for all MSci students over coffee

    Tue 10 Sep 11:00 12:00 Macrobert Arts Centre coffee shop
  • BSc Computing Science, BSc Business Computing, BSc Software Engineering
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    Introduction to programmes and programme director

    Thu 12 Sep 15:00 16:00 Lecture Theatre B3, Cottrell Building
  • BSc Mathematics, BSc Applied Mathematics
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    Introduction to programme and programme director Tue 10 Sep 9:00 10:00 Lecture Theatre V1, Cottrell Building
  • BA/BSc Psychology
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    Introduction to programme Thu 12 Sep 16:00 17:00 Logie Lecture Theatre
  • Integrated degree programmes: BSc Applied Biology and BSc Applied Computing
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    Enrolment 1st year Collect student cards, Welcome from Tim Whalley, talks from student hub, CES and Student Union and tour of campus Thu 29 Aug 12:45 14:45  
    Subject induction 1st year Meet programme directors, introduction to programme structure Mon 9 Sep 15:00 16:00  
    Subject induction 3rd year Meet programme directors to discuss degree structure, learning at university, and an introduction to dissertations Mon 9 Sep 14:00 15:00  
    Transition conference 3rd year

    Welcome from Claire Wilson, Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Natural Sciences. 

    Wed 11 Sep 13:15 13:20 Pathfoot Lecture Theatre

    Information from Student Support on the services available. Jacqui Lenaghen, Head of Accessibility and Inclusion Services, and Ruth Watkins, Head of Student Learning Services will be presenting.

    13:20 13:50
    Employability session with Megan Davies, Deputy Head of Careers and Employability 13:50 14:20
    A welcome session with Student Union Officers to tell you all about Stirling Students' Union. 14:20 14:50

     

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.

Feedback and guidance sessions

All modules offer regular feedback and guidance sessions when you can call in and ask your lecturer or tutor any queries you have on the module. Full details of when these sessions are held will be included in your module handbooks.

Student voice - make a difference to the student experience

Student Faculty Officers 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

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 2018 – 2019

Aquaculture - Evelyn Chan

Biological & Environmental Sciences - Sakshi Pandey

Computing Science & Maths - Peter Carlyle

Psychology - Georgia Laverick

Contact undergraduate faculty advisers

If you have any questions about your course or module choices, you can contact your faculty adviser:

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