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, bank, 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.


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.

Culture on campus

Our campus hosts a thriving 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.

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 one hour of every ride.

Muslim life at Stirling

Muslim communities have been part of Scottish life since the middle of the 20th century. We welcome Muslim students to Stirling where you can enjoy easy access to mosques, shops and restaurants.

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+ clubs, societies and sports clubs are bound to offer something that piques your interest – from athletics to anime, volleyball to videogames.

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. 

Students walking in Stirling city centre

Getting to the city of Stirling

We have excellent bus links to and from Stirling city centre. 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 supermarket in the Andrew Miller Building. Nearby, Bridge of Allan has a Tesco Express on the main street, and a Co-op on Fountain Road. In Stirling you'll find all the big supermarkets plus smaller specialist stores. 

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.

Got a question?

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