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Changes at
Stirling for 2020

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The Stirling Campus Commitment

As you prepare for the new semester, we know you’ll be looking forward to enjoying everything the city and University have to offer. On this page, you'll find out what you need to know and what you need to do ahead of coming to campus – virtually or in person.

We're excited to welcome you back onto our spacious campus. We’re doing everything we can to make sure you feel safe at all times, and are closely following Scottish Government guidance, in particular, their encouragement to remember FACTS:

  • Face coverings
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Clean your hands regularly
  • Two-metre distance
  • Self-isolate and book a test if you have symptoms

Above all, please rest assured that even though there are some challenges, we’re working to make your Stirling experience enriching, exciting, and memorable.

New temporary restrictions announced

The Scottish Government has announced new temporary restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19. These come into effect from 9 October 2020

Find out more about what this means for you on our Coronavirus updates page. 

Welcome message

Professor Gerry McCormac

"At Stirling, we are proud of our outstanding teaching, research excellence, award-winning facilities, diverse campus community and vibrant student life.

We remain committed to delivering the Stirling experience – albeit, for the time being, in new and innovative ways. At the centre of this commitment is the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and the wider community.

We are implementing new and enhanced measures for our autumn semester that will keep you safe while at the same time allowing our campus buildings to reopen, services to be reinstated, and the resumption of some face-to-face teaching in small groups.

Please refer regularly to these pages for further information. I look forward to welcoming you to campus."

Professor Gerry McCormac
Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Changes we're making to keep you safe

We've put together this short animation to explain some of the changes we're making to keep the University community safe. 

What you need to do

Do these things to stay safe, informed and organised:

Student Welcome

Get off to the right start at Stirling with our comprehensive student welcome.

Student support

Our extensive support services are here for you. Learn more about accessing support.

Student life

Essential info about getting here – from international arrivals to local travel.

Pre-sessional English

See more about our Pre-sessional English Language courses.


Read the latest details relating to visa requirements.


Admissions information for current applicants and offer holders.

Extra information for University staff:

The information in the sections above are relevant to all members of the University community. The guidance below is especially for staff. If you work for the University, you must familiarise yourself with this content. You will need a University login to access these pages. 


Live chat support for offer holders

Chat to us if you have questions about teaching, safety, accommodation, student support, Information Services or start date changes. Offer holders can find us on the portal, 10-12 pm (BST) and 2-4 pm (BST), Monday to Friday.

Join a webinar

Join our Recruitment Teams to learn more about the changes we’re making this year to ensure your Stirling experience is enriching, exciting, memorable and safe.

View of Dumyat behind Airthrey Loch

Keeping you updated

This information reflects our latest plans for the new University term – but we’re constantly reviewing our approach in line with official guidelines around COVID-19. Rest assured we’ll continue to communicate any changes to our strategy and stay in touch with you as government advice evolves.

Get in touch

Our website contains the most up to date information about our plans for the 2020/21 term. But if there's a question you can't find an answer to, please don't hesitate to contact us.