Have you ever imagined being able to count the number of squirrels and rabbits on your way to lectures or seminars? At Stirling, it is the people and the atmosphere that make it amazing! You always feel very welcomed. Furthermore, you are fully supported by different departments of the University, both academically and personally. The Students’ Union is not only responsible for providing a friendly environment for students, it also assists in your personal development, for example through the Students’ Active & Innovative Leadership programme. This not only allows you to increase your employability, but also to gain rewarding and meaningful experiences and to meet new friends and tutors. These involvements require you to take part in activities rather than learning just through reading. As an international student, I wish to promote the welcoming environment to all students with different nationalities. Always remember: work hard, play harder! Last but not least, I am very proud to be part of the Stirling family! Come and join our warm and welcoming big family!