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Studying at Stirling

The first couple of weeks can be a very busy and confusing time for new students - so this page is geared towards getting yourself started off with your academic life.

Your induction timetable

Please check the faculty induction pages for each of your modules to find useful induction information from your faculty.

View the first week timetables for your induction events and first academic meetings and lectures.

Your academic timetable


To get your lecture timetable, use the timetable generator. This is linked from your Portal homepage and will give you a personal lecture timetable. The timetable for the autumn semester will be available from 7th August 2018.

Seminars, tutorials and labs

The timetable generator will only include lecture times for each module.  Signup for tutorials/seminars/labs is usually done through Canvas. Canvas is the university's online learning environment. When you're fully enrolled (got your ID card), you'll get access to the Canvas area for each of your modules (this usually happens the day after you pick up your ID card). This is where your lecturers will post course announcements, reading lists, course handouts and information.

How many lectures/seminars/tutorials will I have to attend for each module?

View the commitments for each module.

Undergraduate degree programme tables

The degree programme tables will help you to find all the information you will need on guiding yourself through your Stirling degree programme.

Degree programme tables 

Adviser of Studies Scheme

Each faculty has a Faculty Advisory Team whose role it is to offer academic advice and guidance on subject-specific matters such as module choices, programme of study and more.

Personal Tutor Scheme

All students will be allocated a personal tutor. You will meet with your tutor in the first two weeks of semester. You will be contacted by your faculty with details.

Continuing Programme

As well as the first week programme, we have organised a series of ongoing events to assist you in getting to know more about studying effectively and making the best use of the resources and services available to you. These will be held throughout the first semester.

Continuing Programme events

STEER - student peer mentoring

STEER is a University-wide student peer support scheme, providing mentors or buddies for any undergraduate or postgraduate taught student in their first year at the University of Stirling. The scheme aims to help students make the most of their time at the University and enable them to settle in as quickly as possible.

Learn more about STEER

Support and guidance for students

At university you may face non-academic issues where you need some expert help or guidance. There are lots of ways we can help you in your day to day life at the University.

Student Services Hub

Semester dates

On the hunt for important semester dates? You can find session dates (including examination dates) here:

Semester dates
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