More about the center

More about the INTO University of Stirling Centre

INTO University of Stirling's INTO Centre opened in September 2017 and has all the facilities you'd expect from a contemporary building. Previously, INTO students studied in the historic Airthrey Castle on campus – but we wanted to give our international students a dedicated space. Now, you have your own INTO building right at the centre of campus, ensuring that you'll become part of the University from day one!

This state-of-the-art building is equipped with modern learning facilities and is where most of your classes will take place. There are many social spaces to unwind with friends and quiet places for independent study. As an INTO student, you'll also have access to the 24/7 Library Study Zone and impressive Sports Centre at Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence.

Our Student Services team will help you settle into life in Stirling. Whether you need help opening a bank account or you have a question about your studies, they will always be there for you.

Learning facilities

There’s plenty of space at INTO University of Stirling to learn, study and relax. You’ll find all the academic resources you need to succeed in your studies and receive support throughout your programme from Centre staff who care about your wellbeing. Facilities in the modern INTO Centre include:

  • a welcome desk with helpful staff, open Monday to Friday from 8:30am–5:30pm
  • a large, multipurpose lecture theatre that seats up to 110 students
  • 10 teaching rooms, each equipped with interactive electronic screens
  • an INTO Café and Restaurant serving a variety of international refreshments
  • academic counselling rooms for one-to-one student support from teachers
  • social spaces around the INTO Centre to take a break and hang out with friends
Learning Resource Centre

Access study support materials, such as books, journals and newspapers, at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC). If you can't find a resource here, you also have access to the University of Stirling's Library – which has thousands of books and electronic resources.

The LRC has computers and printing facilities that you can use and there are friendly staff members on-hand to help with any computing issues.

Multipurpose lecture theatre

INTO University of Stirling's large, multipurpose lecture theatre seats up to 110 students and is the perfect opportunity for you to experience lecture-style classes before progressing to university. This flexible space also hosts student events such as presentations, open days and graduation celebrations.

'Umami', INTO University of Stirling's Café and Restaurant

INTO University of Stirling's INTO Café and Restaurant, 'Umami', has a menu of exciting meals from all over the world. Prepared live at cooking stations, Umami serves fresh and healthy food, with the menu often including:

  • Indian curries
  • Thai curries
  • Malaysian curries
  • sweet and sour pork or vegetables
  • bao buns and gyozas
  • pho soups

Umami also serves Costa Coffee and cold drinks and is open Monday to Friday from 9am–5pm.

Centre details

Centre director: Sandy Tippett

Centre address: INTO University of Stirling, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Telephone: +44 1786 466 255


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