Support Services

The Student Support Services team aims to help you to get the most out of your time at the University and we provide a wide range of advice, information and support services designed to enhance your experience as a student and to prepare you for life after graduation.

We do this by providing a range of professional services, through the development of innovative projects and by working with the Students' Association and other University colleagues to provide support to you for all aspects of student life.

Our services are grouped into three main areas:

Information and Advice

We know just how important it is to get access to up-to-date and relevant information, whether about funding, bursaries, childcare, disability related issues, visas, immigration issues, welfare and personal matters or other aspects of studying here at the University of Stirling. This is why we have a comprehensive approach to the provision of information about a wide range of issues, and trained staff who can meet with you to discuss them in a confidential and accessible way.

Financial Information and Guidance

Life can be tough for a student on a limited budget. However, our Student Financial Advisers can provide you with guidance and support throughout your time as a student.
Learn more in our student support section

Disability Information and Guidance

A team of Departmental Disability Contacts, supported by our team of Disability staff, are dedicated to providing up-to-date information, support and guidance for all disabled students.

We recommend you make contact with the Disability Adviser prior to applying to your course to look at how the University can meet your needs.
Learn more in our student support section

International Student Adviser

The International Student Adviser aims to offer a comprehensive service to International students throughout the duration of contact with the University. In particular, information and advice is offered on immigration issues, visas, and cultural aspects of life and study in Scotland.

Students with Children

Studying on a postgraduate programme can have added complications if you have childcare responsibilities and we would recommend that you make contact with:

Bright Beginnings Nursery, catering for children from three months to five years of age and adjacent to the University. Tel: +44 (0) 1786 474712.

The University on-campus playgroup, run by the Department of Psychology, for pre-school children. This operates Monday to Friday from 9am to 12noon. There is also a parent and toddler group (open to children aged up to three years) held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1.30 to 3.30pm. Please see contact details below.

Department of Psychology
University of Stirling
Stirling, FK9 4LA
Scotland, UK
+ 44 (0) 1786 466836

Counselling and Wellbeing


Counselling is a free and confidential service which provides you with the opportunity to talk in private about anything that might affect your ability to study effectively. The aim is to help you to understand things more clearly so that you can make decisions about what you want to do, or how you want to do it.
Learn more in our student support section

Health and Wellbeing

In order to fulfil your potential as a student it is obviously important to consider your health and wellbeing. A General Medical Practice and Dental Centre are located on campus:

Contact us Airthrey Park Medical Centre University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA
Scotland UK
+ 44 (0) 1786 463831

Contact us Airthrey Park Dental Centre University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA
Scotland UK
+ 44 (0) 1786 448890

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