Postgraduate at Stirling

Welcome to our thriving Postgraduate Community. At Stirling, you'll be part of a forward-thinking university that develops students into employable, confident graduates with the skills, knowledge and experience to make a difference in the world.

Your timetable

Once you have enrolled on line, you'll be given access to Canvas, our Virtual Learning Environment, from 5 October 2020.

On Canvas you will find a site for each of your registered modules and within each module you will have the opportunity to sign up for teaching sessions. We recommend you do this as soon as possible as sessions will become full quickly.  

Each module will offer an outline of the activity on your module and a schedule of teaching sessions. You can use the calendar function in Canvas to view your timetable for the semester.

Log in to Canvas

Welcome Week

Welcome Week for postgraduate students starts on Saturday 10 October 2020, with teaching starting on Monday 12 October 2020. We're working really hard just now to put our full schedule of welcome activities together for those starting in October to ensure they comply with the latest Scottish Government regulations.

See below for our confirmed activities but keep checking back as we're adding to them all the time. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Postgraduate welcome activities and information sessions

Saturday 10 October welcome activities
Each row is a different activity. Column one shows the activity, column two shows the time, column three gives the location, column four gives more detail about the activity.

What's happeningTimeLocationDetails
Welcome Lounge 14:00 - 16:00 On campus - The Atrium

Come and join us in our Welcome Lounge where you can meet lots of teams from the university and find out more about your Students Union and all that it offers.

Campus tours

11:00

13:00

14:40

On-campus

Join our student ambassadors for a tour of our stunning campus. They will show you our sports facilities, student's union, library, academic teaching areas, study spaces, cinema, shops and cafes. Please note numbers are limited and social distancing guidelines must be adhered to at all times. Tours will last for approximately one hour.

Book your place now

Sunday 11 October welcome activities
Each row is a different activity. Column one shows the activity, column two shows the time, column three gives the location, column four gives more detail about the activity.

What's happeningTimeLocationDetails
Historic Walking Tour of Stirling Old Town 

14:00

or

15:30

City of Stirling

Join our the historic sites of the Old Town including the Old Town Cemetery, Church of Holy rude, Cowanes Hospital and the Castle Esplanade. Hear tales of Wallace, Bruce and of Stirling's vital role in Scottish History. 

Please note numbers are limited and social distancing guidelines must be adhered to at all times.

Book your place now.

Faculty postgraduate welcome activities

Your Faculty will arrange a course-specific welcome session for you during your first few weeks at Stirling in order to answer your questions and give you a taste of what’s to come. Select your Faculty below to find out what has been planned for your course welcome activities.

Stirling Students' Union

Stirling Students’ Union is for all students and has the aim of making students’ lives better. Join the Official Stirling Freshers Facebook group to keep up with information on events, the Union and joining Clubs and Societies and Sports. 

Build your future

We’re proud of our commitment to ensuring you leave Stirling with life-long career management and employability skills. See how we can help you stand out from the crowd with innovative programmes such as Making the Most of Masters and Student Enterprise.

Postgraduate representation

The Postgraduate Faculty Officer scheme is run jointly by the University of Stirling Students’ Union and University of Stirling. The officers work in partnership with senior members of Faculty and University staff to take forward a project designed to improve the postgraduate student experience within their faculties – or across the wider university.

Study spaces

We have a variety of study facilities in our library including group study rooms, individual study desks and open study areas. Our Campus Central project is also bringing lots more study spaces across the campus in 2020/21.