Before you begin your studies at the University, you may benefit from a pre-entry visit. These visits are separate from Applicant Days and Open Days, and give you an opportunity to see how our facilities, accommodation and the local area work for you. It’s also a chance to connect with our Accessibility and Inclusion team and discuss the support you might need as you study. A lot can be done to put things in place before you even arrive for your course, so get in touch as soon as you can to arrange a visit and start tailoring your University of Stirling experience around your needs.
Explore the drop-down list below to find out more about how we support accessibility at the University.
Most footpaths around campus have gentle gradients, although there are some areas where steps or steeper slopes are unavoidable. Other than some residences, all of our buildings have provision for level access. Accessible toilets are provided in all our main buildings, and our teaching buildings and central atrium are equipped with passenger lifts. All of the main lecture theatres also have wheelchair accessible stations and modern audio/visual support systems installed. Many doors on campus are fitted with automated opening buttons, and we’re always implementing improvements as we carry out on-going refurbishments.
The best way to experience the campus and see how it works for you is to arrange a pre-entry visit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of the car parks around campus include disabled parking bays, which are usually located close to the level access entrances of our main teaching buildings and halls of residence. Any Blue Badge holder can park in these spaces and are not required to pay and display. If you do not have a Blue Badge but require an accessible parking space, please ask an Accessibility and Inclusion Adviser about obtaining a parking permit.
Your pre-entry visit provides a chance for you to assess the suitability of University accommodation, and helps us to ensure we can put the best possible living arrangements in place for you. We have a range of purpose built and fully-accessible accommodation on offer, which you take a closer look at via our accommodation pages.
Situated on campus, Airthrey Park Medical Centre is an NHS practice that you can register with as a University of Stirling student. It has an access ramp and accessible toilet, as well as designated disabled parking spaces. Visit our medical centre page for more information and to register.
There a number of travel schemes in operation locally that make it easier for you to get around if standard public transport isn’t suitable:
A door-to-door transport service for people resident in Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Falkirk Council areas that have a mobility problem and are unable to use ordinary buses.
A concessionary travel scheme offering subsidised taxis for people with disabilities, operated by Stirling Council.
Blue Badge Scheme
A Blue Badge gives you access to priority parking bays at a wide range of locations.
With a base in Stirling Bus Station, Shopmobility is a volunteer-run service that loans scooters and wheelchairs to anyone with a temporary or physical impairment that makes it harder to get around the shops.