Returning students at Stirling

We're excited to welcome you back to campus!

Supporting your studies with increased teaching on campus and providing the right teaching tools to support your learning experience is our priority. See key dates and more details about how you'll be taught in the Autumn semester.

Remember when considering where you will stay during semester, you need to live locally, engage in your teaching and learning activities and attend campus regularly to take part in classes. That means you are expected to live close enough to the campus that you will be able to get here easily and regularly, and that any travel associated with attending campus (and the cost of it) are sustainable for you to pay. One of the best ways to keep costs down and meet expectations on attendance is to apply for University-managed accommodation. Your attendance in teaching activities will be recorded and monitored to support your success.

Work your way through our list of things to do before you return so that you make the most of your time at Stirling from the moment you arrive on campus.

  • Check out the wide range of Study Skill Workshops to help you transition to your next year of study
  • Plan the year ahead by checking the up-to-date semester and exam diet dates
  • Check out your module choices and enrol in your modules on Canvas from 29 August (undergraduate) and 5 September (postgraduate)
  • If you are coming to campus for the first time, see all the different on campus and online welcome events and information sessions happening in the first few weeks of semester

Download the Stirling app

Get all your university services at your fingertips with the University of Stirling app. The app provides your personalised timetable and real-time, on-the-go, anytime information to support you during your time at Stirling. It's available free for all students.

If you are not able to access the University App on your device, you can use a web browser.

Download the app

Select your modules and see your timetable

The teaching timetable for the autumn semester will be available from Monday 15 August 2022

You'll get access to sign up for seminars and other small group sessions for your modules on Canvas a week before the start of semester. 

Read our guidance on how to view your personalised timetable
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International students

We can’t wait to welcome you to the UK and to the University of Stirling. There’s a few extra things you need to do in preparation for your arrival, so we’ve prepared some useful guidance for you in our international students section.

Arrange your accommodation

If you are studying on campus and haven’t already sorted out accommodation, on or off campus, you need to check out your accommodation options.

Accommodation

Organise your travel to campus

Don’t leave it to the last minute to work out how you’re getting to campus.

Check out our getting here page with lots of travel information

Make a list of what to pack

We’ve prepared a handy list with suggestions of what you need to bring with you. Try to be organised with your packing and just bring what you really need.

What to bring with you

Check and update your vaccinations

Getting vaccinated is the best way to help protect yourself and others from a variety of diseases. NHS Scotland provide free vaccinations for:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
  • Meningitis ACWY (MenACWY)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

To find out how to get any of these vaccines visit the NHS Inform website.

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Studying online

If you are undertaking your study online, away from campus, remember all our services are available online including Student Support Services and Student Learning Services. Our library carries a wide range of electronic resources and our Be Connected programme offers online activities for our Stirling community of students and staff. You will need to consider having an appropriate place to study, without distractions and where you can take part actively with classes online, with a good WiFi connection and appropriate device.

See how we can support you

Our Student Support Services team are always on hand to offer advice and guidance on a range of topics including money advice, support for disabled students and students with specific learning difficulties, as well as counselling and wellbeing support.

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulties for which you may need support please contact Student Support Services. See our Accessibility and inclusion information. There's also support information available for care experienced young people.

Additional things to do before you arrive

To avoid having to do everything on-site the day you arrive on campus, there are a few more things you can complete beforehand to make settling in easier:

Sport Centre membership

Affordable sports and gym membership options

Register with our on campus doctor and dentist

If you are living on campus the medical and dental centre on campus is open for new registrations.

Finding part-time work

Find out more about applying for part-time work in the UK or overseas

Register to vote

Find out everything you need to know about voting in the UK

Follow us on social media

Find out what’s happening around campus by following us on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook or Twitter.

Students from China can also follow us on Weibo and WeChat.

Get a Stirling Uni hoodie

Feel a sense of belonging to Stirling and get one of our iconic American Letter Hoodies. Check out the range available at the Stirling Students' Union online shop.

Got a question?

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