Before you arrive

We can’t wait to welcome you to the University of Stirling. Make the most of your time at Stirling from the moment you arrive on campus by working through this list.

1 - THE STIRLING CAMPUS COMMITMENT

We know you’ll be looking forward to enjoying everything the city and University have to offer. Find out about important changes at the University of Stirling our commitment to making campus safer.

See the changes at Stirling

2 - START DATES

Your start date will depend on the level or type of course you're studying. Start dates may have changed since you applied, so you must check information for your course.

 

See the start dates

3 - ENROL ONLINE

Follow our easy online enrolment process. This includes:

  • Setting up your University of Stirling student computer account
  • Registering for the modules you want to study this year
  • Payment of fees
  • Uploading a photo for your student ID card

4 - STIRLING ESSENTIALS

Access Stirling Essentials, an on-line module to help you prepare for study at University. We recommend you work through this module before you arrive. Stirling Essentials will be available throughout your studies as it is the gateway to a wide range of advice and study skills resources.

Start the module

5 - DOWNLOAD THE STIRLING APP

Get all your university services at your fingertips with the University of Stirling app. The app provides real-time, on-the-go, anytime information to support you during your time at Stirling. It's available free for all students.

Download the app

6 - SELECT YOUR MODULES AND CREATE YOUR TIMETABLE

Once you have enrolled online, you'll get access to register for your modules on Canvas, our virtual learning environment. We'll provide dates for when this will happen closer to summer 2021.

7 - ARRANGE YOUR ACCOMMODATION

If you haven’t already sorted out accommodation, on or off campus, you need to check out your accommodation options.

Accommodation

8 - READ THE ACCOMMODATION AND COVID-19 GUIDANCE

Our priority is to make you feel safe and settled in your University accommodation. We have developed guidance to make shared living, study and social spaces safer.

Accommodation and COVID-19 guidance

9 - MAKE A LIST OF WHAT TO PACK

We’ve prepared a handy list with suggestions of what you need to bring with you. Try to be organised with your packing and just bring what you really need.

What to bring with you

10 - CHECK AND UPDATE YOUR VACCINATIONS

Students aged between 17 – 24 years are strongly recommended to have a MenACWY vaccination if you didn’t already get the vaccination at school or sixth-form college. Get more information on the NHS website.

11 - ORGANISE YOUR TRAVEL TO THE CAMPUS

Don’t leave it to the last minute to work out how you’re getting to campus. Read our latest guidance about travelling to the UK and to campus.

Check out our getting here page with lots of travel information

13 - FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Find out what’s happening around campus by following us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Students from China can also follow us on Weibo and WeChat.

13 - GET A STIRLING UNI HOODIE

Feel a sense of belonging to Stirling and get one of our iconic American Letter Hoodies. Check out the range available at the Stirling Students' Union online shop.

14 - SEE HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU

Our Student Support Services team are always on hand to offer advice and guidance on a range of topics including money advice, support for disabled students and students with specific learning difficulties, as well as counselling and wellbeing support.

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulties for which you may need support please contact Student Support Services. See our Accessibility and inclusion information. There's also support information available for care experienced young people.

Additional things to do before you arrive

To avoid having to do everything on-site the day you arrive on campus, there are a few more things you can complete beforehand to make settling in easier:

Sport Centre membership

Affordable sports and gym membership options

Medical Centre new patient registration

All students can register with our on-campus Medical Centre and Dental Practice.

Finding part-time work

Find out more about applying for part-time work in the UK or overseas

Register to vote

Find out everything you need to know about voting in the UK

International students

We can’t wait to welcome you to the UK and to the University of Stirling. There’s a few extra things you need to do in preparation for your arrival, so we’ve prepared a useful checklist for you - International students information.

Got a question?

If you have any questions about student life then who better to ask than one of our current students!