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Student life

Studying at the University of Stirling is an unforgettable experience, but don’t just take our word for it. We're 1st in the UK and top 3 in the world for our campus environment (International Student Barometer 2022).

We’re a close-knit community with a global outlook, and no matter where you’re from or hope to end up, we think you’ll like it here.


1st in the UK and top 3 in the world for campus environment

International Student Barometer (ISB) 2022

Campus facilities

Our 330-acre campus is an inspiring place where cutting-edge ideas fuse with breathtaking nature.

Students' Union

Your award-winning Students' Union is right at the heart of university life. Take a closer look at the Union's venues and services. 

Clubs and societies

Make friends for life and share your passions in one of our 120+ clubs and societies. Whatever you're into, you'll fit right in. 

Sport at Stirling

As Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence, we aim to make sure every student can enjoy our world-class sports facilities.

Be Connected

Discover a range of online events, resources and activities designed to keep you connected with the University community.


1st in the UK, top 5 in the world for sport facilities

International Student Barometer (ISB) 2022

Your adventure starts here

Students at Stirling Castle

The city of Stirling

In Stirling, you’ll find all that’s good about Scotland – vibrancy, history, energy and a wealth of opportunities. What will you discover?

See Stirling
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Explore Scotland

Scotland was named the world's most beautiful country and favourite destination by The Rough Guide in 2017. Stirling’s central location means getting across Scotland couldn’t be easier.

Plan your travels

What our students said

Simron Kandola
Simron Kandola
BA (Hons) Human Resource Management and Law
The spectacular setting of the University, the flexibility of the undergraduate courses, the social life and the excellent career prospects all brought me to Stirling.
Read Simron's story

The library

Our state-of-the-art library houses more than 500,000 books and has plenty of space for research and study. 

The Macrobert Arts Centre

With an independent cinema and theatre on campus, there's always something new to see. 

The atrium

The central hub of campus life is home to restaurants, shops, pop-up stalls and much more.

Are you Stirling?

When you begin your student life at the University of Stirling, you’ll be in good company. Find out more about how we prepare you for your future career and what courses we offer.