Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers you an excellent environment in which you will be encouraged to explore, question, innovate and create. You can choose what to study from an exciting range of stimulating subjects – English, History, Politics, Law and Philosophy, Modern Languages, Cultures and Religions and Communications, Media and Culture.

You can be assured you will be taught by experienced and committed staff whose work is well represented in national and international journals, at academic conferences and in the media. You will also quickly become an important part of the faculty’s vibrant intellectual community which is constantly enriched and renewed by the contributions of visiting scholars and practitioners.‌ 

"The way that we were introduced to the module was fantastic - I didn't feel overwhelmed by what was outlined to me in the module handbook and, with the support provided and ease at which the staff are to talk to, I thought that I could achieve what was being asked of me (something I was worried about in the summer having never studied Film & Media before).

If I had any advice it would be to not worry about not understanding things, it will all make sense eventually and seminars are there to clear anything up that you aren't comfortable doing on your own yet. I think that there are great resources out there that really help you with the work, which can be found in the library."

Emily Bradley-Parrish (Graduated Film & Media, 2017)


Feedback First - Develop your confidence and writing style

 Is my writing good enough to succeed at University? What does an good essay look like at this level? What will my lecturers expect of me? How do I research and reference sources of information for my essays? How do I submit essays and get feedback?

These are all questions new students can worry about. Developing your academic writing at university is an exciting, challenging and ongoing process, so we have developed the Feedback First programme to help build students’ confidence and writing style. The programme involves receiving feedback as soon as you arrive at Stirling on a short piece of writing, followed by on-going support through resources and from our Feedback First workshops and 1-to-1 sessions.

We will contact you with details of a short writing exercise to be completed in late August/early September as the first stage of the programme.

Student Feedback

"I have felt very supported knowing I could approach Feedback First  and attend student learning services if I needed. Appreciative of email contact/ reminders of sessions. Thanks to all!"

“I would say that the feedback was positive and made me feel that I was ready to start my first semester at uni.”

"I valued this exercise because I am a mature student and it had been around 30 years since I'd written as essay. The feedback was very encouraging."

Student Faculty Officers - Here to represent you

The Faculty Officer Programme offers students the opportunity to take a lead in shaping their degree and making real beneficial changes to their faculties for all students.

Faculty Officers are there to represent all students across their faculty, making sure that the student voice is part of all decision which affects 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, lecturing, modules, and so on.

Faculty Officers also help support their divisions Course Representatives. Each module has Course Rep(s) who takes forward issues or recommendations the class may have. This allows the school to ensure that staff know what students want and continually improve the learning experience. The Faculty Officer acts as a liaison with the Course Reps, the Union and the Faculty providing them with training and support on their roles and a vehicle to get their voices heard at a more senior level.

Faculty Officers receive an honorarium from the Faculties for the work they do.

Employability at Stirling

When you arrive at Stirling you will hear a lot about “employability”. What we mean by that is not only preparing you to find a career at the end of your time at University, but also to make the most out of your time when you are here though your studies, extra curricular activities and work placements and experience. Employability opportunities start the minute you arrive at Stirling and will continue to develop throughout your time with us. 


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