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Welcome to the University of Stirling!

We're really excited that you're joining us at the University of Stirling!

This year our welcome activities will be delivered online and, where we can, face-to-face in accordance with social distancing guidelines. There's going to be plenty of chances to meet new friends and take part in fun activities.

Our Stirling Essentials module is designed to help you prepare in advance of arrival. The module has all the key information you need to be a successful student, and provides access to extra advice as and when you need it.

Your Students' Union will have a range of online and on-campus activities, to make sure that however and whenever you begin your studies, you’ll feel part of the Stirling community. Join the Official Stirling Freshers Facebook group.

Our student support and accommodation teams will be on hand to help you settle into life at Stirling. Our Faculties will provide subject-based welcome sessions to help prepare you for your course and get to know staff and other students.

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Be Connected

Discover a programme of online events, resources and activities designed to keep you connected with the University community. Activities range from live workouts hosted by our Sports Centre staff and friendly drop in coffee sessions, to quiz nights with the Students' Union and meditation sessions.

See what's on
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Welcome activities

In your first weeks you'll be able to join activities and useful information sessions to help you make a great start to life at Stirling.

Find out more about Welcome activities
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Study

Get all the info you need to get started on your academic life including semester dates, timetables and student learning services.

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Life

See what life is like at Stirling - get to know your campus, see how you can get involved and start exploring the city of Stirling. 

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Connect

We know how important it is for you to get online and up and running with our IT so we've got a quick start guide for you.

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Thrive

We offer an extensive range of support services to help you fulfil your potential and make the most of your time here.

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Postgraduate

Welcome to our thriving Postgraduate Community. Find out more about postgraduate study at Stirling.

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Get ahead

Make sure you get the most out of your experience at the University of Stirling. There's lots of opportunities for you to get ahead.

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Belong

You are now part of our diverse community of students, academic staff, support staff, partners and visitors. See our advice on how to feel part of life at Stirling.

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International students

We take pride in offering a truly global education on a diverse, welcoming campus. Before you get settled in, there are a few preparations you should make.

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Students' Union

Welcome to Your Students’ Union! Everything we do is aimed at making students’ lives better.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about starting at the University of Stirling or any aspect of student life please get in touch. We're here to help you.

See our useful contacts