Life at Stirling

We know it can be a daunting thought moving to a new place and, in many cases, leaving home for the first time but our campus is friendly and welcoming, which will help you to settle in quickly. The local city of Stirling also has plenty to offer and keep you occupied.

Get to know your campus

Our 330-acre campus isn't just a gorgeous place to call home. With an Olympic-sized swimming pool, on-site cinema and more than a dozen restaurants, bars and delis there's so much to explore and enjoy!

aerial view of campus

Campus facilities

Explore your campus and find out more about our facilities including our on-site supermarket, shops, cinema and theatre.

Eating and drinking

No matter what kind of food and drink you’ve got an appetite for, you’ll find something on campus to suit your tastes.

Moving into accommodation

If you're staying in University accommodation find out how to get to your accommodation and what to expect on moving day.

Safety and security

Feeling safe and secure is understandably a top priority. We provide a 24/7 security team and a range of support services, such as our Safe Taxi Scheme.

Getting around

It's easy to get around our campus by walking or cycling. We have bikes for hire with Nextbike giving students free use of the scheme and free rental of a bike for the first 30 minutes of every ride.

Culture on campus

Our campus hosts a thriving international programme of culture, comedy and theatre. You can follow our sculpture trails, explore our art collection and discover some of the more unusual hidden cultural gems on our campus.

Faiths on campus

We respect and accommodate all faiths and none on campus through our Chaplaincy Centre and our facilities for our Muslim community.

Sustainability at Stirling

We're committed to embedding sustainability at the core of everything we do. Find out what we are doing and how you can get involved.

Get involved

There's lots of ways to get involved on campus. Try something new or join a club dedicated to your passions. Getting involved in and around campus is a great way to meet people and make new friends.

UoS Freshers Clubs and Societies Fayre


As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence we offer a superb variety of exercise classes, health and fitness groups, sport and leisure activities for all levels of fitness and experience.

Students' Union

From offering academic representation and support, to overseeing clubs and award-winning facilities, the Students’ Union plays a key role in creating a positive, inclusive environment for all.

Clubs and societies

No matter what you’re into, our 120+ societies and sports clubs are bound to offer something that piques your interest – from athletics to anime, volleyball to video games.

Be Connected

Discover a range of online events, resources and activities designed to keep you connected with the University community.

Explore the city of Stirling

We’re proud to call Stirling our home - a city shaped by its unique history, with a lively arts scene and the beauty of a national park close by.

Check out "The Visitor Guide to Stirling" website giving you lots of information on things to do and local events. 

You can also discover the city using a new augmented reality app, Stirling XP. It lets you explore Stirling in a unique and exciting way through your smartphone screen. Get live directions to your destination, interact with the 3D map to get information on the buildings and points of interest around you, and uncover the history of Stirling using the History Trail. Find out more and download the Stirling XP app.

Students walking in Stirling city centre

Getting to the city of Stirling

We have excellent bus links to and from Stirling city centre. Young people under 22, who live in Scotland are entitled to free bus travel in Scotland. Find out more about the First Group's services and times to the campus. You can also cycle, walk or drive.


On campus, there's a small Nisa supermarket in Campus Central and a Co-Op in nearby in Bridge of Allan. In Stirling you'll find all the big supermarkets plus smaller specialist stores, a Chinese supermarket and a Halal store. Many supermarkets will deliver to the accommodation on campus.

Art and culture

You'll find plenty of comedy, arts and theatre venues all within easy reach, including our on-campus Macrobert Arts Centre. 

Food and drink

Explore student-friendly food and drink venues across Stirling city and beyond.

Music and nightlife

Discover the city of Stirling's lively music and nightlife scene. 


We’re proud of our city's rich heritage. Once a former capital of Scotland, Stirling is steeped in history. 


From quirky independent shops to big name brands, Stirling has it all.

Churches and places of worship

There are a range of churches and places of worship in the Stirling area which welcome students to visit and join the congregation in worship and community activities.

Got a question?

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