Returning students at Stirling

We're excited to welcome you back to campus and appreciate for many it might be your first time on campus. Don’t worry, we’ve got you!

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.

  • Engage now with the University through our Be Connected programme
  • Check out the wide range of Study Skill Workshops  to help you prepare for a successful return to study at the University of Stirling
  • See all the different on campus and online welcome events and information sessions happening in the first few weeks of semester
  • Go to our Student Life page to refamiliarise yourself with all there is to do on campus and in the city of Stirling.

Health and safety at Stirling

Our Stirling Campus Commitment sets out the measures we've put in place to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all students, staff and the wider community. Please familiarise yourself with all the guidance and continue to check the pages for the latest advice and safety measures.

Taking a COVID-19 test before coming to university

The Scottish Government is encouraging students starting or returning to university in Scotland to make sure they have tested negative for COVID-19 before forming a new student household, either in university or private accommodation. Find out how to arrange a test.

What to do if you develop COVID-19 symptoms?

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days and be clear of symptoms for 48 hours before you can end your self-isolation period. Students will be supported during their period of self-isolation. Learn more about University support here.

On-campus vaccination centre

A new on-campus vaccination centre is now in operation, allowing students, University staff and members of the public to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Find out more and book an appointment.

Semester dates

Plan the year ahead by checking the up-to-date semester and exam diet dates.


Semester dates

Download the Stirling app

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

Download the app

Select your modules and create your timetable

The Autumn teaching timetable is now available. Timetables are published approximately a month before the start of each semester.

You'll get access to register for your modules on Canvas and from 10 September for undergraduate students and 20 September for postgraduates you will have the opportunity to sign up for module teaching sessions.

Teaching timetables

Arrange your accomodation

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


Read the accommodation and COVID-19 guidance

Our priority is to make you feel safe and settled in your University accommodation. We have developed guidance to make shared living, study and social spaces safer.

Accommodation and COVID-19 guidance

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

An on-campus vaccination centre is in operation, allowing students to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

Students aged between 17 – 24 years are strongly recommended to have a MenACWY vaccination if they didn’t already get the vaccination at school or sixth-form college. Get more information on the NHS website.

Organise your travel to campus

Don’t leave it to the last minute to work out how you’re getting to campus. Read our latest guidance about travelling to the UK and to campus.

Check out our getting here page with lots of travel information

Follow us on social media

Find out what’s happening around campus by following us on Instagram, 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.

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

Medical Centre new patient registration

All students can register with our on-campus Medical Centre and Dental Practice.

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

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 a useful checklist for you - International students information.

Got a question?

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