Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, the University of Stirling was the first genuinely new university in Scotland for over 400 years. We retain our pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and excellence in all we do.
The results of the University’s performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) are outstanding, with Stirling enhancing its position as one of the top research-led universities in the UK. Stirling has moved up to 6th place in Scotland and 45th in the UK.
The University has a track record in externally funded, quality research, attracting grants and awards from a wide range of funders. We also have a growing portfolio of enterprise activity and consultancy work.
There are many different university services that can help you deal with problems that may arise. Student Union activities and Societies are a great way to meet other students and try new experiences. This section will provide you with some basic information that will help you avoid some practical problems.
If you’re looking for the perfect place to live whilst studying at the University, then you’ve come to the right place!
We’ve got a range of modern, comfy and secure accommodation with a selection of standard rooms, ensuite and studios on offer.
If you have any questions or simply need some advice don’t hesitate to contact us.
We are delighted to welcome you to our new state-of-the-art library. This outstanding contemporary environment with stunning views over the Stirlingshire countryside includes a variety of study spaces to meet your different needs for quiet individual study, high-tech learning, and working together in groups and less formal situations.
When you join the University you will receive a network user name and password giving access to the high powered University network and IT facilities.
Students with their own computers, laptops and mobile devices can connect them to the network and continue to use our services in the University accommodation or when away from the University campus.
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.
A vibrant and intellectually stimulating environment
Of the many reasons students come to Stirling, such as academic reputation and research standards, one factor is always cited: the outstanding beauty of the University's Stirling campus.
The University of Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence. This means that we are home to some of the finest sports facilities in the UK which are complemented with a wide variety of sports clubs which cater for all abilities. The Sports Union is here to assist you in finding a sports club to suit you. We have everything from American Football to Water Polo.
For those not interested in joining a sports team, a Sports facilities membership costs only £94.90 per year or £69.90 per semester, and gives you access to the gym and other facilities.
You can join some of the many Union-funded clubs and societies. Students form clubs and societies based on a common interest – for example, Drama, Photography or Mountaineering. There may be a small charge to join each club. These clubs and societies are a great way to try out new activities and meet other students.
During the first week of the Autumn semester ("Fresher's Week") the Union organises many activities for new students and the Clubs and Societies Fayre is an opportunity to find out more.