Events for college students

We run a number of events throughout the year to support college students at every stage of the application process. Whether you're thinking about going to university and want to find out more about what the University of Stirling can offer, or you already have a place with us, there is something to help you find out more.

Thinking about university?

If you're thinking about university and want to find out more about what the University of Stirling can offer you - we're here to help.

Why not come and see us?

The best way to get the most out of a visit is to come to one of our Open Days. We run an information session specifically for college students and have a dedicated information stand so you can talk to our college advisers in person. We hold tours of the campus, offer presentations, talks and displays. A range of information desks are also available where you can speak to University staff, academics, and current students.

Book your place at one of our Open Days.

If you can't come to an Open Day but you and a few of your classmates want to come along, then we can arrange a group visit for you.

Alternatively, we can come to see you. We go to a number of different careers fairs in colleges across Scotland, and we're also happy to come and talk to your class. Just ask your lecturer to get in touch our Recruitment Team and we can sort something out.

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When you have been made an offer

If you've been made an offer then you will be invited to an Offer Holder Day. These are really useful for you and your family and friends, even if you live locally or have visited the University campus before. They give you time to ask staff and students about what it's like to study at Stirling and helps you find out all you need to know about the next steps in the application process.

Even if you've already visited the campus before, you can still have lots of new questions to ask. That’s why our Offer Holder Days have been specially designed to give you valuable time with academic staff and students as well as the chance to see our range of accommodation and support services.

Please note: Nurses have to attend an interview, which is different to the Offer Holder Days. Please don't get them confused as offers are based upon your interview as well as your application. Further information is sent directly to you by our admissions team.

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Students coming into first year

You should check the First Week Timetable for more information on what to attend. In particular you should go to the first meetings for each of your courses. These meetings provide you with most of the information you will require to get through the semester.

Advanced entry students

To help you make the transition between college and university you should get in touch with both your Academic Adviser of Studies and your Personal Tutor before you start. They will be able to help you figure out what modules to choose and let you know about any induction sessions they are running in your subject.

Academic Adviser of Studies

Advisers provide a personalised point of contact for students to discuss academic concerns or queries within the academic community. You should talk to your adviser about your module selection to ensure you have chosen the best modules for your particular interests and plans. Find out who your Academic Adviser is. For more information about the scheme, including a list please consult our Adviser of Studies Scheme website.

Personal Tutor

The role of a personal tutor is to help students feel part of the University community. They are a specific and consistent source of guidance, information and support for students throughout their studies. The tutor should be the student’s first formal point of contact for general academic guidance and pastoral support.

You will find your personal tutor from your academic history on your Portal Homepage, click the link “View Personal Student Tutor/Supervisor(s) Information”. For more information about the scheme please consult our Personal Tutor Scheme website.

Get in touch

You probably have loads of questions about coming to university. Just get in touch – we’re here to help.

UK and Europe Student Recruitment
2C3, Cottrell Building, Stirling, FK9 4LA

+44 (0) 1786 467046

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