Students at the gym on campus at the University of Stirling

Life on campus at the University of Stirling

Everything you need on campus

The city of Stirling is just a bus ride away from campus, but for the times when you don’t want to head into town, you’ll find everything you need close by.

For fun, head to the Union. Catch up with friends over a coffee in the Underground café, or enjoy some homemade food and a karaoke session at the Studio bar.

The University is committed to offering a service that is supportive of the needs of all its students. If you have a disability or specific learning difficult, you can visit the University’s Disability Service for support.

Global faith support

The University is home to students from a diverse mixture of cultures, faiths and backgrounds. Whatever your beliefs, everyone is welcome in the Faith Centre.

The Faith Centre is a calm social place for you to meet new friends from across the globe. You can chat over a tea or coffee and biscuits, pray or meditate, or just relax between classes. Love music? You’ll also find guitars and a piano available to play.

The team of honorary chaplains are there to support you. If you’d like emotional, spiritual or practical guidance, or just to talk to someone, you can visit the chaplains.

By the INTO Centre, you’ll find the University labyrinth. The labyrinth is a peaceful, quiet path through the memorial gardens. Following the path allows you to unwind and meditate after a long day of studying.

Sport for everyone

You can play over 50 different sports at Stirling. With clubs and societies covering everything from martial arts and kayaking to archery and underwater hockey, you’re sure to find something to enjoy.

The University was ranked 1st for sports facilities (International Student Barometer, 2012). You’ll have access to a sports centre with gymnasium and swimming pool, athletics track and sports pitches. 

Try one of the drop-in fitness and dance classes, it’s a great way to make friends and exercise! Or you can hire one of the sports halls to play basketball with your friends, as well as squash and tennis courts.

Love exercising outdoors? Don’t miss the opportunity to play golf on the University’s own private golf course.