Our people - the key to our success


postgraduate students

members of staff

of our students from overseas

alumni in 180 countries

The core strength of the University of Stirling is our people. To build on our success, we invest in the best staff from around the world to deliver on our ambitious strategies for research, teaching and our international partnerships. Our staff guide and inspire our students to become graduates with the knowledge and skills to help shape the world.

University Court

The University Court is the governing body of the University.

Our Chancellor

The Rt Hon Lord Jack McConnell served as First Minister of Scotland between 2001 and 2007.

Our Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Sir Gerry McCormac became Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Stirling in May 2010.

Our senior officers

The team consists of External Officers, the Senior Management Team, Deans of Faculty , Service Directors and Deans.

Our students

Our students are the lifeblood of the University, and we thrive on their success in achieving great things in a global society.

Honorary appointees

Honorary appointments are awarded to recognise an agreed contribution to teaching and research or input through professional standing, in the interests of the University.