Get ahead at Stirling

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.

Being at University is not only about getting a degree, it’s also about developing skills and experiences to help you be successful in life and in your future career.

 Our aim is that all our graduates will be:

  • subject specialists, with in‐depth knowledge, understanding, research and other skills associated with their discipline(s)
  • innovative and creative in their approach to positive change
  • socially intelligent and proactively inclusive, able to effectively navigate complex relationships with others from any background or culture
  • digitally literate
  • responsible for their own behaviour, their future and their wellbeing

Learn more about our graduate attributes and how to develop those attributes.

Careers, Employability and Advice

From internships to help finding a job, the Careers Service gives you the support and advice you need to plan your career, develop your employability or think about further study. Advice and events are available both on campus and online.

Careers Service


An internship can help you stand out to potential employers. It also gives you a great opportunity to test out a possible career you have in mind before you graduate.


Volunteering is a great way to enhance your time at university, add to your CV ‌and most importantly give something back.

Part-time work

A part-time job can be an excellent way to help you develop transferable skills sought by employers. 

Our TARGETconnect platform hosts a wide range of job opportunities, including part-time jobs. TARGETconnect vacancies are managed by the employers themselves, so you will be making your application directly to them. Activate your TARGETconnect account and set your preferences to receive email updates on new jobs as they are added.

As well as using TARGETconnect, you can find sources of opportunities via your Careers on Canvas pages.

My Stirling Award

The Award recognises the wide range of skills and attributes you develop through your extra-curricular activities. Part-time work, volunteering and involvement with university clubs and societies all count.

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Study Abroad

We offer a wide range of once-in-a-lifetime Study Abroad opportunities. You can study at one of our 70 partner universities, across four continents. From a semester in Tokyo, to a year in Spain or California, you’ll be able to experience new cultures, develop your personal skills, and broaden your horizons.

Find out more about studying abroad