“Arriving at University as an undergraduate student is a hugely exciting event. University life offers you the opportunity to study and learn in an intellectually stimulating environment. It also allows you to develop as a person, forge new friendships and travel abroad. Many of you will also join some of the numerous clubs and societies that operate on campus. You will be taught by a highly committed group of staff who are passionate about the quality of the student experience. Your wellbeing is hugely important to us and your personal tutor will be particularly interested in your progress. Your predecessors enjoyed their time here; you will too.”
Professor Richard Oram
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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.
"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."
If you have any questions about your programme or module choices contact:
|Subject/Programme||Advising Team||Contact Details||Chief Examiner|
|Senior Adviser||Ms Elizabeth Robertsonemail@example.com|
|Film||Dr Greg Singhfirstname.lastname@example.org||Dr Simon Rowberry|
|Journalism||Dr Greg Singhemail@example.com||Dr Simon Rowberry|
|Digital Media||Dr Greg Singhfirstname.lastname@example.org||Dr Simon Rowberry|
|English||Dr Stephen Pennemail@example.com||Dr Angus Vine|
|French||Dr Fiona Barclayfirstname.lastname@example.org||Dr Saihong Li|
|Spanish||Dr Guillermo Oliveraemail@example.com||Dr Saihong Li|
|Religion||Dr Alison Jasperfirstname.lastname@example.org||Dr Saihong Li|
|History||Dr Alastair Mannemail@example.com||Dr Sally Foster|
|Politics||Dr Andrea Baumeisterfirstname.lastname@example.org||Dr Sally Foster|
|Law (LLB)||Ms Tikus Littleemail@example.com||Dr Colin Johnston|
|Business Law||Ms Lorraine Wilsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Dr Colin Johnston|
|BA (Hons) Law||Ms Lorraine Wilsonemail@example.com||Dr Colin Johnston|
|Philosophy||Dr Kent Hurtigfirstname.lastname@example.org||Dr Colin Johnston|
A list of divisional academic staff and professional support staff for the faculty, along with their contact details can be found here.
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.
Communication, Media & Culture
Asya Filipova - email@example.com
History & Politics
Daniel Wright - firstname.lastname@example.org
Law & Philosophy
Andrew Fyffe - email@example.com
Literature & Languages
Maria Costardi Marok - firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer a comprehensive employability and skills programme to help you maximise your time at university and develop the graduate attributes required by employers. We have a dedicated Faculty Employability and Skills Officer and a Career and Employability Service who work in partnership with academic staff to ensure you get the best out of your University experience and are given the right opportunities to make you ready for the world of work.
We understand that moving to a different country can be daunting, but we are here to help. Some information which will help you is available here.
There are many opportunities to study abroad in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Students who wish to study abroad normally do so during their fifth or sixth semester (or both). There is no need to speak a foreign language in order to participate in the Study Abroad programme, since all courses taken at the partner institutions abroad are taught in English. Study Abroad is a wonderful opportunity to experience a different culture and lifestyle, to travel abroad, and to make new friends of different nationalities, as well as to build and develop skills that are highly valued by employers, such as self-reliance, creativity, and adaptability. More information about the Study Abroad programme can be found at:
“Going to Copenhagen was the best decision I ever made”
“Study Abroad really opened my eyes to different possibilities”
“I had the best time ever abroad – I made so many new friends, and lots of them are coming to visit me in Stirling this year!”
Student Feedback on Study abroad from NSS Survey.
We offer a comprehensive employability and skills programme to help you maximise your time at university and develop the graduate attributes required by employers. We have a dedicated Faculty Employability and Skills Officer and a Career and Employability Service who work in partnership with academic staff to ensure you get the best out of your University experience and are given the right opportunities to make you ready for the world of work. Learn more here.