Students studying online

We're really excited that you're joining us at the University of Stirling. We’re keen to welcome you to online study and make sure you feel part of the Stirling community.  

We have all the information you'll need to help you start on your new academic journey.

Enrol online

Follow our easy online enrolment process. This includes:

  • Setting up your University of Stirling student computer account
  • Registering for the modules you want to study this year
  • Paying your fees

Please note that we will send your student card to you.

How to study online

Your faculty will send you a welcome information email with everything you need to know about your course and online study at the University.

Some online courses may offer the option of face-to-face (in Stirling) or live online introductory sessions at the start of each semester. For those unable to attend either option, we may provide introductory information about the modules in alternative digital fomats, such as recorded podcasts.

Unless you are otherwise advised by your programme team, you will use Canvas as your main Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This is where you will gain access to all your programme and module materials, relevant notifications and information. 

We suggest you complete the 'Learn How to Use Canvas' module (available from your Canvas dashboard) before you start your studies so you're ready to go. Canvas also has help buttons and guides if you need to ask any questions.

Helping you with your study

If you need support

Our Student Support Services team are always on hand to offer advice and guidance on a range of topics including money advice, counselling and wellbeing support.

Student Learning Services run a regular schedule of online workshops and tutorials to enhance your study skills and support your success.

Our Careers and Employability services are available to everyone. They can give you the support and advice you need to plan your career,  develop your employability or think about further study.

You can also take part in our Be Connected, which is a programme of online events, resources and activities designed to keep you connected with the University community.

Our Library services are available for all students. Find out more about how you can use the Library.

Follow us on social media

Find out what’s happening around campus by following us on InstagramFacebook or Twitter.

Student email

We will communicate with you through your student email address. You can access your student email account via ‘My Portal’ to receive all the latest updates.