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The campus and the local area

As well as becoming a student, beginning your studies at the University of Stirling will also mean moving to a new place and, in many cases, leaving home for the first time. While this may seem like a daunting thought, our campus is friendly and welcoming, which will help you to settle in quickly. The local city of Stirling also has plenty to offer and keep you occupied.

Sports facilities

Stirling is the perfect place to participate in sport. With one of the best collections of sports facilities in the country and a wide range of clubs and classes, taking part is a great way to get fit, have fun and meet people. 

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Banking facilities

Santander has a branch in the centre of Campus - the team offer a wide range of products for students and staff. Visit the Santander branch located in The Atrium of the Andrew Miller building (opposite the Library).

Santander banking facilities

Get connected

Wi-Fi is widely available over the Stirling campus including the Halls of Residence. The University is a member of eduroam, a world-wide scheme which allows students of hundreds of Universities to logon at any location with an eduroam network using their home University network account.

Most devices can connect to eduroam including games consoles and many other smart devices. 

You'll need to wait until you are on campus to do the initial set up. If you run into any problems, pop into the Library where our IT Service Desk is situated (part of the Information Centre). During the first fortnight of the autumn semester, we'll have a large team of Wi-Fi wizards waiting to help you get set up.

Register to vote

The UK Government introduced Individual Electoral Registration in 2015, which means students now have to register individually at their place of study in order to vote there on Election Day.

To register and find out more about voting in Scotland, visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. For information about voting in other parts of the UK, visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

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Eating in and around campus

There are a wide range of catering outlets on Stirling campus offering everything from sandwiches and snacks to meals. Just outside the Campus in the neighbouring village of Bridge of Allan are a number of nice restaurants and cafes for visiting families. The City of Stirling also has a wide variety of eateries:

Supermarkets

Every mum and dad's priority! There are a number of supermarkets near to the university campus and in Stirling:

If you're on campus, there is small but well stocked supermarket in the Andrew Miller Building. Nearby, Bridge of Allan has a Tesco Express on the main street, and there is a Co-op on Fountain Road as well as a small Co-op at Causewayhead near the edge of campus. There's also a Morrisons on the edge of Stirling (easiest with a car), and in Stirling you'll find a Sainsburys, TescoLidl, Aldi and more.

Specialist food shops

If you're on the hunt for something particular, you can try Sun Wah Mini Mart, an Oriental supermarket stocking Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Singaporean, Korean, Indonesian, Filipino and Japanese food. The Oriental Centre, Stirling also stocks products from China, Japan, Korea, Thai, Philippines, Malaysia, and a variety of items can be found at the Al-Hafeez Halal Food Store at 52 Baker St, Stirling.

Health

Students living away from home should register with a doctor in the immediate area.

There is a General Medical Practice located in the Medical Centre on-campus, as well as a Dental Centre. All aspects of student health are provided for, either under National Health Service or Occupational Health Service arrangements.

New Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) immunisation for first-time university entrants

In August 2015, the Scottish Government introduced a new vaccine to immunise students against Meningococcal ACWY, an aggressive form of the meningococcal disease. The vaccine is available to new university entrants, including international students, if you are a first year entrant and up to 25 years of age.

It is important that you are immunised at least 2 weeks before you attend university to ensure a full immune response. We therefore encourage students to take up the offer of immunisation before you start university. 

For more information visit www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/menacwy. You can also phone the NHS helpline on 0800 22 44 88 (text phone 18001 0800 22 44 88).

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