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Guide to your first week

Starting university is a very exciting time, and there will be lots of things to do before you start classes. That's why we've created a handy guide to help you navigate your way through your first week on campus.

Autumn semester starts on Monday 9 September 2019.

Staying in University accommodation?

Moving in weekend is on the 7 and 8 September 2019. You'll be given a moving in date, time and key collection point, once you've completed the accommodation induction on our portal.

Moving in
  • Faculty inductions and your first meetings

    Each of our Faculties have an induction so that you can meet the staff, other students and learn how things work at Stirling. You'll get essential information to help you settle in and find your feet. There's also first meetings for each of the subjects you're studying. If you're a joint honours student then you should attend the events for both subject areas.

  • Academic timetables

    To get your lecture timetable, use the timetable generator to give you a personal lecture timetable. The timetable for the autumn semester will be available in August. The timetable generator only includes lecture times for each module. Signup for tutorials/seminars/labs is usually done through Canvas, the University's online learning environment at the beginning of the semester. When you're fully enrolled (got your ID card), you'll get access to Canvas.

    Seminars and tutorials do not appear on timetable initially as they will be available at the start of semester through Canvas. Depending on the subject you're studying, there may be a choice of tutorial or seminar times so do check your modules promptly when you get access to Canvas, to choose a suitable slot for you.

  • Welcome Week events and information sessions

    In your first week the University runs lots of events and useful information sessions to help your make a great start to life at Stirling. They include:

    • Welcome reception
    • Give It A Go to try out clubs and societies
    • University Life Hub
    • Wi-Fi Wizards pods
    • Lochside yoga
    • Stirling Unplugged live music
    • Essential Guide for Parents (drop in)

    See more information

  • Student ID card pick up

    You will be fully enrolled once you have completed all of the online enrolment processes and picked up your ID card. Find out where and when you can pick up your ID card.

    Collecting your ID card

  • Meeting your personal tutor

    All students will be allocated a personal tutor. Details of who your personal tutor is will appear on your portal once you are fully enrolled. They will be in touch to arrange to meet you in the first two weeks of semester.

Freshers' Week

Freshers' Week is a week of activities and events put on to welcome you to your new home, the University of Stirling! Check out the official Stirling Students' Union Freshers' page to find out what to expect. Details will be posted as they become available, so be sure to check back to the site regularly before you arrive.

Freshers' Week events


University is about finding your own way – but that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. Our student support team is here to listen and offer guidance.

Life at Stirling

Get all the info about life on campus and in the city Stirling, from where the nearest supermarkets are, to what activities you can get involved in and what's on.

Study at Stirling

The first couple of weeks can be a very busy and confusing time, so here's the info you need to get started on your academic life.

Got a question?

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

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