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About the University of Stirling

A study centre designed for you

You'll find the INTO Centre at the heart of campus, just minutes away from the main University of Stirling library, sports centre and Students’ Union.

Worried about living away from home? There's no need to be. Whenever you want to talk to someone, just go to the support services in the INTO Centre. Whatever the issue, whether you're feeling homesick or have a problem with your accommodation, we're here for you when you need us.

Moving to a new country is a big step, but we'll help you settle in. Our friendly support staff will help you open a UK bank account and register with a doctor. Need help with your visa? Come along to one of our visa workshops and we'll sort it together.

Living in student accommodation means that you'll be in the heart of the action and have plenty of opportunities to make friends from a wide range of cultures. You can join any of the 70+ clubs and societies at the University – they're a wonderful way to make friends who share your interests.

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What's special about the University?

Often described as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK (Business Insider UK 2016), the University of Stirling's campus is unique. Set within a 330-acre estate with its own loch and castle, the campus is surrounded by beautiful Scottish countryside which makes for a peaceful atmosphere. With 14,000 students, you'll soon feel a part of the community here.

The MacRobert Arts Centre is the cultural hub of campus, with its own public art collection and theatre where you can watch live comedy and dance performances. There's also a cinema that screens indie and Hollywood films.

Looking for a fun place to meet with friends on campus? There are plenty of coffee shops, restaurants and bars to choose from, offering Italian, American, British and traditional Scottish foods. You can also watch live sports, take part in a pub quiz or sing your heart out at karaoke!

With 24/7 access to computers across campus, you can study at whatever time suits you best. Each café has Wi-Fi access, so you can take your laptop and study there too.

You'll have access to thousands of books, e-books, articles and e-journals. The Study Zone provides 24/7 access to study spaces, PCs and printing facilities... everything you need for successful studies! Then there's the Careers and Employability Service, which offers specialist advice from faculty-focused careers and employability consultants.

Regular exercise is a great way to stay happy and healthy during your studies. You'll have access to a 50-metre swimming pool, gym and fully-equipped fitness suite, outdoor pitches, and indoor squash and tennis courts. Want to try your hand at golf? A driving range and a nine-hole golf course surrounds Airthrey Castle for you to use. You'll also find over 50 sports clubs and societies to join at Stirling.

Need to buy a book, arrange a flight or collect a prescription? You can do it all on campus. The shopping precinct has a bank, travel agent, bookshop, supermarket and pharmacy.

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Preparing you for success

You may find studying in the UK different to what you’re used to. Don’t worry, our friendly teaching staff are there to help you adapt. They’ll show you how to conduct your research and reference your sources.

You’ll get plenty of practice and support with writing academic essays and doing presentations. When the time comes, you’ll be ready for your degree.

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A great place to learn

Join a community of students from more than 120 different countries. Because Stirling is a campus-based university, the atmosphere is friendly, sociable and close-knit – ranked 1st in Scotland for 'a good environment on campus' (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018).

The University is committed to making sure you have the best student experience in the UK. They work closely with students to deliver the best service and degree programmes possible. This is why they achieved a 5-star excellence award for teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness in the QS World University Rankings 2018.

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