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 Careers and Employability Service means that when you graduate you are highly employable and have the skills necessary to progress your career.

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).

Undergraduate induction

We're delighted to welcome new students into the Stirling Management School community. Whether you're a first year student, a direct entry student, an INTO student or a visiting international student, you are invited to attend the Stirling Management School’s induction activities as part of your week-one teaching schedule. If you are studying a joint degree then please attend induction events for both subject areas to ensure that you are fully briefed of what lies ahead.

Head Start Orientation and Induction Programme

We organise a series of activities for new students and returning students during the first week of semester. These activities are designed to help you orientate to University life so that your transition is as smooth as it can possibly be and provides you with a Head Start!

EventDescriptionTimeLocationAttendanceAudience
Welcome to Stirling Management School A personal welcome from Kevin Grant, Dean of School, Kirstine Collins, Director of Undergraduate Programmes and a chance to meet your Course Director. 13 September, 10:00-11:00 Online - joining instructions as per Head Start Canvas page Mandatory All new students
How it works around here! Kirstine Collins, Director of Undergraduate Programmes and guests An important overview of how things work at the University, specifically highlighting the new way of working. Lots of opportunities to ask questions! 13 September, 15:00-16:30 Online - joining instructions as per Head Start Canvas page Mandatory All new students
SMS Quiz How much do you know about the Stirling Management School and how well do you work in a team? Pick upon clues throughout the week and be prepared to get involved. This fun activity will have you jumping through hoops along with your fellow classmates to be crowned the winning team. Quiz opens at 09:00 on Monday 13 September and closes at 13:00 on Friday 17 September Online - joining instructions as per Head Start Canvas page Recommended All new students
Direct Entry Student Insight Get some hints and tips from other students who joined either the 2nd or 3rd year of their course directly from college. 14 September, 10:30-12:00 Online - joining instructions as per Head Start Canvas page Recommended All 2nd 3rd year direct entry students
Guest speaker: Personal Motivation Thought-provoking insights from an industry practitioner which will help you understand what motivates you. 14 September, 14:00-15:00 Online - joining instructions as per Head Start Canvas page Recommended All new students
SMS Business Game In teams, create a mobile app that can address current sustainability issues. This session is about idea generation-no coding expertise required. Save the world with your creative app! 15 September, 13:30-16:30 Online - joining instructions as per Head Start Canvas page Recommended All new students
Guest Speakers: The New Normal This lecture brings together two guest speakers from industry to discuss their experiences during Covid-19 and what the 'new normal' means to them. 16 September, 10:00-11:00 Online - joining instructions as per Head Start Canvas page Recommended All new students
An Introduction to Career Planning It’s never too early to start planning your future career, this session focuses on how to get ahead with your career planning and maximise your university experience. This session will include hints and tips on where to start, depending on what stage you are at and how to sign up for My Stirling Award so you can manage your progress. 16 September, 11:30-12:30 Online - joining instructions as per Head Start Canvas page Recommended All new students
Speed Updating This is not a session where you meet your new partner-but you never know! The session brings all of the support services together in one place so that they can explain how they can support you during your University career and answer any questions you may have. Guests include the Careers and Employability service, Student Learning Service and Study Abroad. This is a fast paced session, so you need to get your questions in quick! 16 September. 14:00-15:45 Online - joining instructions as per Head Start Canvas page Recommended All new students
What I would tell my youger self - the Student Voice This is a student led activity, where students, along with the Faculty Officers, share their experiences, hints and tips of their previous year at University. This is a fantastic opportunity to have all of your questions asked from the people who have been there, done it, and got the t-shirt! 17 September, 11:00-12:30 Online - joining instructions as per Head Start Canvas page Recommended All new students

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. See the information for your course:

Here to help

The Stirling Management School Undergraduate Office are available to help with any questions you have about beginning your course and they can be contacted at SMSUG@stir.ac.uk. Our Undergraduate Director is Ms Kirstine Collins who can be reached at kirstine.collins@stir.ac.uk and your Programme Director can be contacted at:

Name Email Course
Dr Paul Cowell/Dr Hector Rufrancos

p.d.cowell@stir.ac.uk

hector.rufrancos@stir.ac.uk

BA Hons Economics
Dr George Maglaras  george.maglaras@stir.ac.uk BA Hons Marketing
Dr Eric Calderwood

eric.calderwood@stir.ac.uk

BA Hons Retail Marketing
Dr Chris Coles

c.w.coles@stir.ac.uk

Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc)
Dr Chris Coles

c.w.coles@stir.ac.uk

Bachelor of Accountancy and Finance (BAcc)
Dr Chris Coles

c.w.coles@stir.ac.uk

BA Hons Professional Accountancy
Dr Dimos Kambouroudis d.s.kambouroudis@stir.ac.uk BA Hons Finance 
Dr Chris Coles

c.w.coles@stir.ac.uk

BA Hons in Accounting (Partner Institutions)
Dr Chris Coles

c.w.coles@stir.ac.uk

BA Hons Finance and Investment (Partner Institutions)
Dr Carol Marshall carol.marshall@stir.ac.uk BA Hons Business Studies
Ms Kirstine Collins kirstine.collins@stir.ac.uk BA Hons Human Resource Management
Dr Gerry Edgar

gerry.edgar@stir.ac.uk

BSc Hons Management
Prof William Webster William.webster@stir.ac.uk BA Hons Sport Business Management