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Welcome events

In the first few weeks, we run events to help your make a great start to life at Stirling. For some events we recommend booking in advance as some have limited capacity. Most of the events are free of charge to University of Stirling students. If there is a cost we've listed it below.

Please note that events are subject to availability. Events, venues and times may be subject to change.

ReFreshers Week

Starting on 13 January 2020, the Stirling Students' Union will be running a number of events to welcome new and returning students to campus. See more details on their website.

Refreshers 2020 Flyer

Study Abroad International Orientation


Study Abroad International Orientation session

Incoming study abroad students Sun 12 Jan 2020


Lecture Theatre A3, Cottrell Building

Essential Student Guide to Library and IT services


Essential Student Guide to Library and IT Services

Learn all about the Library and IT services at Stirling including how to print/copy, student email and using the Library.

Recommended for all new students Mon 13 Jan 2020



Lecture Theatre W1, Cottrell Building

Student Learning Services Workshops

Student Learning Services offer a series of study skills workshops throughout term time. They cover topics such as essay planning and writing, managing your time and presentation skills. As a new student we recommend you attend the "How to be a successful student" workshop:


Step into Studying  - Successful Study at Stirling University

This informal workshop will review some of the characteristics and habits which promote successful study at the University. We will also be exploring some of the expectations and conventions around University thinking, reading and writing. There will be lots of student hints and tips, and a chance to ask questions. No booking required.

Recommended for all new students and study abroad students Wed 15 Jan 2020 3pm-4pm Lecture Theatre A4, Cottrell Building

See the full workshop schedule for Spring Semester 2020.

Drop-in with the Deans


Come and meet Professor Tim Whalley, Dean of Student Experience and Professor Alison Green, Dean for Teaching Quality Enhancement. This is your chance to ask any questions you might have about studying and life at Stirling. Members of our recruitment team will also be on hand to answer any specific questions you have.

Recommended for all new students Thu 16 Jan 2020 11am-12pm Willow Court Board Room

Careers and Employability events

Find out more all all the Careers and Employability events and book your place to attend at


Get that Internship

All students Tue 21 Jan 2020 1pm-2pm

Stirling Network launch

The Stirling Network is a global network where students, alumni and staff can share knowledge and expertise. Come along to the launch night to meet alumni who were once in your position, and even find a mentor to support you!

All students Wed 22 Jan 2020 4pm

DISCOVER Leadership

All students Thu 23 Jan 2020 5.30pm-6.30pm

What else is on?

As well as all these events there's always lots of other things happening on campus!

  • Burns Supper and Ceilidh on 24 January 2020 for students and staff. Join us, for a celebration of Scottish culture; to commemorate the life and work of Robert Burns - Scotland's national Bard, with an evening of traditional food and drink, poetry and Scottish dancing.
  • The Macrobert Arts Centre brings a non-stop schedule of movies, live theatre and much more right to your doorstep.
  • At our Sports Centre there's a wide variety of exercise classes to go. See the exercise class timetable
  • Go for a swim in our 50 metre swimming pool. View the swimming timetable.

You could also download the Explore Stirling Mobile app and take guided walking tours around Stirling.

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