Students with Disabilities

The University can provide accommodation for students with a variety of specific requirements, such as light alarms for fire activations to assist hearing impaired students, accessible rooms for wheelchair users, braille controls and accommodation for carers where required.


Accessible BedroomWithin the new residences a number of purpose built, fully accessible rooms have been created (Willow Court, Beech Court, Juniper Court & Alexander Court Townhouses - remembering to click on the Townhouse tab!), offering grab rails, wet rooms, hard wired alarm systems, rise and fall kitchens and fire activation refuge areas.

There are also a selection of converted rooms and flats in some of the older properties which can be considered and further adapted as required.

Pre-entry Visit

Students with specific accommodation needs should contact both Student Support Services - Disability Service and Accommodation Services as soon as they have made the decision to attend Stirling.  In some cases a pre-entry visit may be required to assess the suitability of facilities and discuss individual requirements. To arrange a pre-entry visit contact the Disability Service on


Applying for University AccommodationAccessible Wet Room

New Students‌
Please apply for accommodation as per the instructions on the website How to Apply.  Once a pre entry visit has been completed, suitable accommodation will have been reserved for you.

Returning Students
Please apply for accommodation as per the instructions on the website How to Apply,  students are given a one week priority over other returning students and you should ensure that you  apply in this week.  If you do not apply in the priority week, it may not be possible to offer  accommodation to meet your requirements.


PEEP (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan)

A resident may be asked to complete a questionnaire to assist Accommodation Services ascertain if there may be issues for that resident during an evacuation of the building.  Once completed this should be returned to the office, during arrival week residences staff will arrange to meet with the resident to create a personal evacuation emergency plan.  This will help to ensure that residents understand the fastest route to evacuate the building in an emergency.  Please note that in the event of an evacuation residences staff cannot assist individuals to evacuate the building.


Other Medical Information Accessible Kitchen

If you have a medical condition such as epilepsy, diabetes or severe allergies, it is advised that you disclose this during the online application process, even if you have already informed other areas of the University.   An information form is also held at the nearest reception desk and you are asked to ensure it contains any relevant information after you arrive. It is also recommended that you inform those friends living around you and of any First Aid treatments that you may require in the event of an emergency.  This simple action could save your life.


Medical Fridges

The University of Stirling is unable to supply fridges for use by students in their bedroom.  If you require a fridge prior permission from Accommodation Services is required.


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