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.

You can also engage now with the University through our Be Connected programme. Go to our Student Life page to refamiliarise yourself with all there is to do on campus and in the city of Stirling.

The Stirling Campus Commitment

We know you’ll be looking forward to enjoying everything the city and University have to offer. Find out about important changes at the University of Stirling our commitment to making campus safer.

See the changes at Stirling

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

Online module registration opens on 16 August for undergraduate students and 30 August for postgraduate taught students. Canvas will open for seminar/tutorial group sign up thereafter.

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

Students aged between 17 – 24 years are strongly recommended to have a MenACWY vaccination if you 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!