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2019 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS - University of Stirling
2019 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS - University of Stirling

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2019 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS - University of Stirling
     Principal’s welcome                   1

     This is Stirling

     The Stirling experience

                                          16      DIFFERENCE
     Academic excellence                  42
                                                  AT THE
     Course list A-Z                      51

     Entry requirements                  120

     Getting here                        124
                                                  OF STIRLING
                                                  At the University of Stirling, we’re committed to helping
                                                  you to make a positive difference in the world.

                                                  Our focus is on ensuring every student          We celebrate our global outlook,              Our award-winning Students’ Union
                                                  achieves their full potential, by offering      with more than 120 nationalities              is the University’s hub, providing
                                                  an education based on innovation and            represented on campus, and one in             entertainment and welfare services
                                                  excellence. Stirling is a place where           10 students spending part of their            to make your life at Stirling the best it
                                                  everyone is treated with respect and            degree course studying overseas.              can be. With more than 120 clubs and
                                                  where ability – not background –                                                              societies to choose from, settling into
                                                                                                  The University offers an unrivalled student
                                                  is valued.                                                                                    university life couldn’t be simpler.
                                                                                                  experience to help you make the most of
                                                  We provide an inspiring academic                your time with us. Our beautiful 330-acre     You’re about to make a very exciting
                                                  experience and a world-class living and         campus offers a wide range of spacious        decision about where you choose to
                                                  learning environment – equipping you with       accommodation, and everything you need        study, and we’re delighted that you’re
                                                  the skills to achieve your full potential and   is just a few minutes’ walk away – from       considering joining us at Stirling. I hope
                                                  giving you the best possible start in life.     diverse catering outlets, to our on-          this prospectus offers you a flavour of
                                                                                                  campus theatre and art-house cinema.          life at the University of Stirling, and
                                                  Our flexible degree courses will help you
                                                                                                                                                that you’re able to visit our campus
                                                  to be the difference in your chosen career,     If you’re into sport, you’ll love Stirling.
                                                                                                                                                during one of our Open Day events.
                                                  by providing you with the knowledge,            As Scotland’s University for Sporting
                                                  expertise and lifelong employability skills     Excellence, we provide the highest-           I wish you the very best of luck with
                                                  to ensure you stand out from the crowd.         quality sports facilities for our students,   your studies – and look forward to
                                                  You will be taught by Stirling’s world-         high-performance and Olympic athletes,        welcoming you on campus soon.
                                                  leading academics, whose internationally        staff and the wider community.
                                                  renowned research is tackling some
                                                                                                  We’re the home of Scotland’s National
                                                  of the biggest global challenges.
                                                                                                  Swimming Academy, the Scottish
                                                  With Stirling’s teaching, employability,        National Tennis Centre and Triathlon
                                                  internationalisation, facilities and            Scotland, and our students rated our
                                                  inclusiveness all rated five-star in the        sports facilities – which include a 50m       Professor Gerry McCormac
                                                  QS World University Rankings 2018,              swimming pool and a golf course –             Principal and Vice-Chancellor
                                                  you’ll be able to take pride in gaining a       first in Scotland, and joint-fourth in
                                                  qualification from a prestigious university.    the UK, in the Times Higher Education
                                                                                                  Student Experience Survey 2017.

     5 QS STARS
     QS World University Rankings 2018
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Climb 246 steps to reach
                                                                                                                                                                                 UNIVERSITY OF                                    the top of our famous
                                          AIRTHREY GOLF COURSE                                       COLIN BELL, IRIS MURDOCH                                                    STIRLING INNOVATION                              landmark, built to
                                          Less than a five-minute                                    AND RG BOMONT BUILDINGS                   COTTRELL BUILDING                 PARK                                             commemorate Scots hero,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sir William Wallace.
                                          walk from student                                          These buildings are where the             The Cottrell Building             Home to some cutting-edge
                                          accommodation, our                                         Faculty of Social Sciences is based,      is home to the Faculty            research and development
                                          nine-hole golf course is                                   and are home to some of our               of Natural Sciences               companies.
                                          right on your doorstep.                                    cutting-edge research centres.            and the Stirling
                                                                                                                                               Management School.

          AIRTHREY CASTLE                                                                                                                                                                                    STIRLING COURT HOTEL
          Our very own 18th-century
                                                                                      ANDREW MILLER                                                                       INTO BUILDING                      Offering 100 bedrooms and
          castle is still in use today,                                                                                                                                   Our brand-new centre
          and overlooks the                                                           BUILDING                                                                            is designed to offer               one of only two venues
          University’s picturesque                                                    The heart of the University                                                         international students             in Scotland awarded the              SPITTAL-HILL CHALETS
                                                                                      made up of the Atrium,                                                                                                 Conference Centre of                 Popular student
          golf course.                                                                                                                                                    unique academic pathways
                                                                                      Library, Students’ Union and                                                                                           Excellence Award.                    accommodation in our
                                                                                                                                                                          that can help them gain
                                                                                      the Macrobert Arts Centre.                                                                                                                                  Scandinavian-style timber
                                                                                                                                                                          a degree.

                                                                     THE LINK BRIDGE
                                                                     The scenic commute
                                                                     between Halls and
                                                                     University; you’ll make
                                                                     your nine am lecture even       AIRTHREY LOCH
                                                                     if you leave at five-to-nine.   Our very own loch; home
                                                                                                     to our water sports teams,
                                                                                                     along with our resident
     AIRTHREY PARK                                                                                   swans.
     MEDICAL CENTRE                                                                                                                                                                             NATIONAL TENNIS
     Our on-campus general                                                                                                                                                                      CENTRE
     medical practice and                                                                                                                                                                       Tennis superstars Andy
     dental centre.                                                                                                                                                                             Murray and Gordon Reid
                                                                                                                                               NATIONAL SWIMMING                                famously honed their skills
                                                                                                                                               ACADEMY                                          on our courts.
                                                                                                                                               Home to Scottish Swimming
                                          STUDENT                                                                                              and our world-class student
                                          ACCOMMODATION                                                                                        athletes, who practise more
                                                                                                                                               than 35 hours per week in
                                          Home to our students:
                                          more than 2,500 bedrooms                           PATHFOOT BUILDING                                 our Olympic pool.
                                          across 20 residences on                            Where the Faculty of Arts
                                          and off campus.                                    and Humanities, the Faculty
                                                                                             of Health Sciences and
                                                                                             Sport and the Institute of
                                                                                                                                                                        THE PITCHES
                                                                                                                                                                        Get a front row seat to the
                                                                                             Aquaculture are based. It                                                  action on our grass and
                                                                                             also hosts an art collection.                                              artificial 4G pitches.


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I AM                                                             1ST    IN SCOTLAND, TOP 5
                “Stirling was a great choice
                  for me. Not only is it in a
                  spectacular setting - the social
                  life, volunteering and career
                                                                             IN THE UK FOR GOOD
                  opportunities have helped me
                  develop as a confident person,
                  ready for the graduate market.
                  I wish I could re-live it again.”
                                                                             SPORTS FACILITIES
                                                                             Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017

                 MEET SIMRON
                 Simron Kandola (England)
                 BA (Hons) Human Resource
                 Management and Law
                 Student of the Year,
                 NUS Scotland
                                                                             ALUMNI IN MORE THAN
                                                                             160 COUNTRIES

                                                                             OF OUR UNDERGRADUATE
                                                                             LEAVERS ARE IN EMPLOYMENT
                                                                             OR FURTHER STUDY WITHIN
                                                                             SIX MONTHS OF GRADUATING
                                                                             Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015/16

                                                                             IN THE UK FOR A
                                                                             GOOD ENVIRONMENT
                                                                             ON CAMPUS
                                                                             International Student Barometer 2016
2019 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS - University of Stirling

     The University’s 330-acre campus
     isn’t just a gorgeous place to call                                                                                                                                    AIRTHREY CASTLE                                SCOTTISH TENNIS CENTRE
     home. It’s a place where inspiration                                                                                                                                   How many universities can say they’ve got      Are you the next Andy Murray? As the
     strikes, where cutting-edge technology                                                                                                                                 their very own castle? Overlooking the         home of the Scottish National Tennis

     fuses with breath-taking nature and                                                                                                                                    University’s loch, the 18th-century Airthrey   Centre, our campus is the nation’s premier
     where hidden gems enhance the lives                                                                                                                                    Castle boasts a fascinating history – and is   training ground for the game’s biggest
     of our students, staff and visitors.                                                                                                                                   still in active use today.                     stars. But you don’t need to be an aspiring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wimbledon champion to take advantage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of our world-class facilities – courts are
                                                                                                                                                                            AIRTHREY GOLF COURSE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           open to everybody.
                                                                                                                                                                            Are you a budding golfer? We’ve got
                                                                                                                                                                            our own nine-hole, par-three course,
YOUR                                                                                                                                                                        driving range and putting green right
                                                                                                                                                                            here on campus. The course is suitable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           UNIVERSITY ART COLLECTION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Stirling’s public art collection is one
                                                                                                                                                                            for both amateur and professional              of the most diverse on offer. Housed
                                                                                                                                                                            golfers. Affordable equipment hire             primarily within the Pathfoot Building,
                                                                                                                                                                            is always available.                           our unique collection plays home to an
NEW                                                                                                                                                                         VENUE
                                                                                                                                                                            Our newest multi-purpose social space
                                                                                                                                                                            offers the perfect place to collaborate,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           array of paintings, sketches, tapestries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and sculptures from some of the biggest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           names in Scottish contemporary art.

                                                                                                                                                                            show off your skills or just hang out.
                                                                                                                                                                            Venue hosts regular unplugged music            STIRLING COURT HOTEL
                                                                                                                                                                            sessions throughout the day and provides       If your family and friends are keen to
                                                                                                                                                                            plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy        visit, they’ll be pleased to know that the
                                                                                                                                                                            a Starbucks, a healthy drink from the          University has a 100-bedroom hotel and

                                                                                                    NATIONALITIES                                                           Juice Bar or a great selection of food.        award-winning conference centre right
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           here on campus. The hotel also features a
                                                                                                    ARE REPRESENTED                                                                                                        relaxing bar, cafe and excellent restaurant.
                                                                                                    ON CAMPUS                                                                                                              stirlingcourthotel.com

 FIVE-STAR FACILITIES                                 THE ATRIUM                                     PLENTY OF CULTURE
     Our facilities were given the top score          The Atrium is the social hub of the            Our campus is a vibrant, artistic and
     in the 2018 QS Stars World University            University. Not only does it connect           cultural hotspot. Located at its heart is the
     Rankings – and it’s easy to see why. The         students to the library, it also houses our    Macrobert Arts Centre, central Scotland’s
     University’s newly refurbished library has       Students’ Union, where you can relax with      leading cultural hub and arts centre. It
     a range of different study spaces to suit        a coffee during the day, catch up with         regularly hosts live theatre, dance, comedy
     your needs; our contemporary, spacious           friends or socialise into the wee hours.       and contemporary music. Meanwhile, its
     and secure accommodation includes a              There’s also a vibrant shopping precinct       critically acclaimed Filmhouse offers the
     range of options to suit every taste and         with a bank, pharmacy, mini-market and         best value and most unique films in town.
     budget; and our world-class sports facilities    bookshop – as well as a wide selection         macrobert.org
     enable you to play and train alongside           of restaurants and cafes.
     Olympic athletes.

                                                     “The campus is a five-minute bus ride
                         UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
                         CAMPUS                        away from the city centre, enabling
                                                       you to have the peace and quiet of the
                                                       country but also the buzz of the city.”
            STIRLING CASTLE                           Angela McIvor (Scotland)
                              CITY CENTRE             BA (Hons) Human Resource Management and Marketing

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ARE YOU READY                                                                                                                                     IN A CITY WHERE 20% OF RESIDENTS
                                                                                                                                                   ARE STUDENTS, LIFE IN STIRLING
                                                                                                                                                   MEANS YOU'RE NEVER FAR FROM

                                                                                                                                                   A FRIENDLY FACE AND A FANTASTIC

 The ancient city of Stirling offers students
 a unique blend of Scottish tradition and
 a vibrant, cosmopolitan feel.

 SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP                               PUBS AND GRUB                                  GET CONNECTED
 Stirling has everything you could hope           The city plays home to the award-winning       Stirling has everything you could hope
 for in a premier shopping destination.           TinPot microbrewery, and is just a few         for in a city, and even has its own cycle
 The city’s historic Victorian arcade, bustling   minutes’ walk from campus. Craft beer          sharing network in the form of Nextbike.
 high street and Thistles Shopping Centre         revolutionaries BrewDog also recently set      But its central location also means getting
 boast all the biggest brands and                 up shop in Stirling – while student-friendly   across Scotland couldn’t be easier.
 quirkiest pop-up shops imaginable.               eateries like Nando’s, Domino’s and            Glasgow and Edinburgh are both within
                                                  Subway are sprinkled throughout the            easy reach for a day of shopping or a
 SOAK UP THE CULTURE                              city centre.                                   night out. With around 130 gigs a week
     We host loads of intimate and unplugged                                                     in Glasgow, and the world’s biggest arts
                                                  WALK WITH HISTORY
                                                                                                                                                                                      STIRLING CASTLE:
     gigs, comedy and theatre performances                                                       festival in Edinburgh, you’re not going
     right here on campus, but you’ll also find   Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s           to want to miss out on either city. Stirling

                                                                                                                                                                                      BEST VISITOR
     plenty of unique music venues dotted         grandest – befitting the childhood             is also just a stone’s throw away from the
     throughout the city. Stirling Castle and     home of Mary Queen of Scots. It’s              Kelpies and the impressive Falkirk Wheel.

     The Albert Halls regularly bring in some     also where the world’s oldest football
     of music’s biggest names, while hidden       was discovered hidden behind some              For a change of pace, the Scottish
     gem The Tolbooth provides the best           panelling! The historic Old Town has           Highlands are a short hop on the train.                                              Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards 2016
     of Scotland’s indie rock scene. We’ve        hosted the likes of Robert Burns and           Whether it’s skiing, rock climbing or simply
     also got a multiplex cinema, while the       William Wallace, and still bears scars         enjoying the beauty of one of the world’s
     Macrobert Arts Centre showcases              from its role in military campaigns that       last wild places, you should definitely

     the best in arthouse and mainstream          changed the course of Britain’s history.       add a trip ‘up North’ to your to-do list.
     cinema on campus.

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Nestled in the heart of Scotland, Stirling places you right in the thick
 of the country’s lively atmosphere. With our beautiful campus as your
 base, choosing Stirling means immersing yourself in the unique sights
 and sounds of one of the world’s most vibrant and inspiring countries.

     OF SCOTLAND                                                                                                                               #ScotlandWelcomesTheWorld

                                           EDUCATION                                           INNOVATION                                       BEAUTY                                         SPORT                                         FOOD AND DRINK
 SCOTLAND HAS                              Scotland has more world-class universities
                                           per head of population than anywhere
                                                                                               Scotland is famous for its inventions:
                                                                                               Penicillin, the bicycle, the television,
                                                                                                                                                Scotland is, quite simply, beautiful.
                                                                                                                                                Mountains, lochs, beaches, islands and
                                                                                                                                                                                               The Scots invented golf, curling and
                                                                                                                                                                                               cycling, and have had a major impact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Scotland is renowned for its unique cuisine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and internationally acclaimed whisky.

 BEEN VOTED                                else in the world. Our universities offer
                                           unrivalled quality and choice, and also
                                                                                               the telephone and animal cloning all
                                                                                               came from our nation of innovators –
                                                                                                                                                castles offer wonderful opportunities
                                                                                                                                                for cycling, climbing, walking, skiing,
                                                                                                                                                                                               on the development of rugby, hockey
                                                                                                                                                                                               and football. From Scotland’s biggest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The country boasts an incredible culinary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tradition with no fewer than 13 Michelin-

 THE WORLD'S                               maintain some of the highest rates of
                                           graduate employment in the UK. Stirling
                                                                                               and we’re continuing that tradition.
                                                                                               University of Stirling researchers are
                                                                                                                                                swimming or simply having the space to
                                                                                                                                                sit and think. Our towns and cities all have
                                                                                                                                                                                               ever medal haul at the 2016 Rio Olympic
                                                                                                                                                                                               Games, to Team Scotland’s preparations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             star restaurants. No Scottish experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             is complete without a hearty serving of

 MOST BEAUTIFUL                            is regularly awarded five QS Stars1 for its
                                           commitment to graduate employability,
                                                                                               at the forefront of their fields, which
                                                                                               means our students are taught by experts
                                                                                                                                                their own character, and Stirling’s central
                                                                                                                                                location means you’re never far from
                                                                                                                                                                                               for Gold Coast 2018, our country is a
                                                                                                                                                                                               haven for sporting success. Glasgow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             haggis, neeps and tatties. Meanwhile,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             some of the globe’s top whisky distilleries
 COUNTRY AND                               with more than 96 percent of our
                                           students in employment or further study
                                                                                               in each area of study. During your time
                                                                                               at Stirling, you’ll be encouraged to take
                                                                                                                                                a new adventure. We also celebrate the
                                                                                                                                                creative arts – you don’t have to wait
                                                                                                                                                                                               is also preparing to host its first-ever
                                                                                                                                                                                               European Championships in 2018, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             are dotted throughout the countryside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             surrounding Stirling and the neighbouring
 FAVOURITE                                 within six months of graduating.2                   part in work placements and internships
                                                                                               with the best and brightest start-ups, as
                                                                                                                                                long for a festival, concert, exhibition,
                                                                                                                                                play or screening. And travelling to the
                                                                                                                                                                                               British Swimming set to use the University
                                                                                                                                                                                               of Stirling’s stunning campus to prepare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Highlands. If you’re into food and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             drink, Scotland has plenty to offer.
 The Rough Guide 2017

                                               QS World University Rankings 2018
                                               Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education
                                                                                               well as national and global organisations –
                                                                                               who knows what you’ll discover?
                                                                                                                                                rest of the UK and Europe is easy, with
                                                                                                                                                convenient and affordable transport links.
                                                                                                                                                                                               for the games. With world-class facilities,
                                                                                                                                                                                               strong community links and our great          As a proud Scottish University
                                               survey 2015/16                                                                                                                                  outdoors just waiting for you, why            with an international outlook, we
                                                                                                                                                                                               not take up a new sport or outdoor            encourage our students to make time
                                                                                                                                                                                               activity when you’re here? You’ll find        to explore our fantastic country.
                                                                                                                                                                                               lots to inspire you in Scotland!

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                                                                                                                  SHOP THE STYLE MILE
                                                                                                                                                                                 STIRLING AND BRIDGE OF ALLAN

                                                                                                                  MARCH                                                          HIGHLAND GAMES
                                                                                                                  Stirling’s got plenty of fantastic shops – but nothing         AUGUST
                                                                                                                  compares to Glasgow’s Style Mile. According to                 Keen to experience the real Scotland? Every summer,
                                                                                                                  Lonely Planet, it’s the UK’s biggest shopping district         pipe bands and athletes from across the globe flock
                                                                                                                  outside London, with more than 200 quirky shops                to the University’s doorstep to show off their skills
                                                                                                                  and massive names in international fashion. Best of            and compete in traditional feats of strength like
                                                                                                                  all, it’s just 30 minutes down the road from Stirling.         the caber toss, hammer throw and tug of war.

                                                                                                                  CELEBRATE IN STYLE AT THE SPORTS UNION BALL
                                                                                                                                                                                 GET LOST IN THE ENCHANTED FOREST
 University is all about trying new                                                                               The Sports Union Ball is without doubt one of the most         Named the Best Outdoor Festival in the Scottish
 things – and Stirling is the perfect                                                                             anticipated events on the social calendar. As the annual       Outdoor and Leisure Awards 2017, the Enchanted
                                                                                                                  awards ceremony for student achievements in sport at the       Forest is Scotland’s top immersive sound and light event.
 place to get involved. The city gives
                                                                                                                  University of Stirling, it’s a celebration not to be missed.   It’s set amidst the stunning Faskally Wood just north of
 you a backstage pass to some of                                                                                                                                                 Stirling, and is the perfect way to find your holiday spirit.
 the country’s weirdest and most
 wonderful experiences imaginable.
 To give you an idea, here are
 our top 10 events that you need
 to mark in your calendar.                                                                                        05
                                                                                                                  BE INTRIGUED AT STIRLING CASTLE
                                                                                                                                                                                 DECK THE HALLS IN EDINBURGH
                                                                                                                  MAY                                                            NOVEMBER
                                                                                                                  Perched high above the city, award-winning Stirling            Counting down the days until Christmas? You’ll
                                                                                                                  Castle will transport you to the 16th-century with all         find plenty of magic in Edinburgh. For seven weeks
                                                                                                                  its splendour. Meet historical characters in the Royal         every year, the medieval Old Town is transformed
                                                                                                                  Palace and learn about kings, queens and warriors of           into a winter wonderland – complete with traditional
                                                                                                                  old who changed the course of Scotland’s history.              markets, ice skating and plenty of mulled wine.

                                                      HIT THE SLOPES IN AVIEMORE
                                                                                                                  EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL
                                                                                                                                                                                 RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT STIRLING HOGMANAY
 JANUARY                                              FEBRUARY                                                    AUGUST                                                         DECEMBER
 Feeling bold? One of Scotland’s biggest New          Do you enjoy skiing or snowboarding? We’re just             Looking for a bit of culture? The world’s largest arts         Have you ever counted down to midnight in
 Year’s Day traditions is the annual Firth of Forth   a short drive from the Cairngorms National Park             festival is just a hop and a skip away from Stirling. It       a medieval castle? Every year, locals gather at
 Loony Dook, which sees thousands of brave            and Aviemore. There are world-class runs available          runs over 25 days in August, and features more than            Stirling Castle to ring in the New Year with
 souls charge into the freezing sea to celebrate      for all skill levels and, for practice, there’s a 120m      50,000 performances across 300 venues. You’ll find             some of music’s biggest names. There’s always
 the new year and raise money for charity.            dry slope just eight miles from the University.             all sorts of music, dance, theatre, comedy, cabaret,           plenty of food and drink to keep you warm,
                                                                                                                  musicals, lectures, special events and so much more.           and the atmosphere is totally electrifying.

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                                                          I AM STIRLING
                                                          “I chose Stirling because it gave me the opportunity
                                                           to study exactly what I wanted, and to study English
                                                           to prepare me for an international world. After moving
                                                           here from another country, I’ve been offered all the
                                                           support I need, and everyone has made me feel welcome.
                                                           I would not have had this amazing chance at home.”

                                                          1ST IN SCOTLAND
                                                          FOR WELCOMING
                                                          International Student Barometer 2016

 “Stirling is such a welcoming place.
   I have made lots of good friends
   during my time here and feel
   inspired by my lecturers, who
   really are passionate about
   what they do.”

      Avinaash Tinesh (Malaysia)
                                         GLOBAL           WORLD-CLASS REPUTATION
                                                          The University of Stirling is an
                                                          international university with a global
                                                                                                         A DIVERSE CAMPUS
                                                                                                         We’re top in Scotland for welcoming
                                                                                                         international students3, with more
                                                                                                                                             MEET RICKY
                                                                                                                                             Friederike Schubert (Germany)
                                                                                                                                             BSc (Hons) Psychology

                                                                                                                                                       LASTING CONNECTIONS
                                                                                                                                                       Studying at Stirling is a truly connected
                                                                                                                                                       experience. When you graduate, you’ll
      BSc (Hons) Software Engineering                     reputation for excellence in teaching          than 120 nationalities represented on         automatically become a member of our
                                                          and high-quality research.                     campus. Our exchange partnerships             alumni organisation. This means you’ll
                                                                                                         mean students can join our community          join a vibrant network of 85,000 people
                                                          With more than 100 international               for a year or a semester as part of their     in more than 160 countries. It’s an
                                                          research partners, almost three-quarters       studies. This helps to create a unique        amazing resource for mentoring, career
                                                          of our research activity is rated either       atmosphere on campus with plenty of           development, advice and support.
                                                          world-leading or internationally excellent1.   opportunities to meet new people and
                                                          We’ve also been awarded five QS Stars          experience diverse cultures.                  We strive to make sure our former
                                                          in the World University Rankings for                                                         students stay connected with each
                                                          internationalisation2.                         Who knows – perhaps you’ll be inspired        other, and love welcoming back our
                                                                                                         to follow in their footsteps and study        alumni as mentors, guest lecturers and
                                                          Thinking and working globally is part of       abroad as part of your degree too?            speakers through our Alumni Ambassador
                                                          our daily teaching, learning and research      There’s a whole world out there –             Programme. Our alumni frequently
                                                          practice. This means your degree will be       let us help you discover it.                  host internships and work experience
                                                          outward-looking and full of possibilities                                                    opportunities, as well as work-based
                                                          and potential. Studying at Stirling sets you                                                 projects or placements that enable students
                                                          up to be a global citizen in an increasingly                                                 to practise their skills in real-life situations.
                                                          connected world.                                                                             1
                                                                                                                                                           Research Excellence Framework 2014
                                                                                                                                                           QS World University Rankings 2018
                                                                                                                                                           International Student Barometer 2016
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“I chose to study at Stirling because

                                        it offered so much choice in terms
                                        of combined degrees – and I’m so
                                        glad I did. I’ve found Stirling really
                                        warm, welcoming and inviting. The
                                        lecturers are passionate, Student
                                        Services really take care of you and
                                        I’ve become a lot more confident
                                        and independent.”

                                           MEET CHRISTOPHER
                                           Christopher Szucs (Hungary)
                                           BA (Hons) Film and Media and Journalism

 “Following my Study Abroad
   experience in Alabama, I’m
   now back in Stirling and it’s
   great to come home to the
   beautiful campus and my
   friends, but I will never forget
   the experience. I am very
   fortunate that the University
   has many connections all over
   the world.”

      Liam Holmes (England)
      BA (Hons) History

                                      “I’m so happy for the opportunity                “The University of Stirling was always my
                                        to study in a beautiful place with                first choice; it has the best Film and Media
                                        a lot of history, and it’s incredibly             course and the people I met on the first
                                        flexible. The course combinations                 day have become friends for life. I jointly
                                        allowed me to change my degree                    set up the Film Society and it opened
                                        from geography to sociology and                   so many doors for me.”
                                        criminology, after taking sociology
                                        as an elective module initially.”                      MEET CHANTELLE
                                                                                               Chantelle Grieve (Northern Ireland)
                                           MEET KATE                                           BA (Hons) Film and Media
                                           Kate Penton-Voak (England)
                                           BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology
                                                                                        JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

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 “Here at the Students’ Union, our     YOUR STUDENTS' UNION                       FACILITIES FOR YOU
  main aim is to ‘Make Students’       Your award-winning Students’               Your Union also runs a number of
  Lives Better’. We achieve this       Union is the beating heart of the          award-winning and student-focused

                                                                                                                                  CLUBS AND
  by representing your needs           University. Through its student-focused    outlets. Whether you’re looking for a
  and views to ensure we work          representation, the Union is committed     pizza, coffee, space to relax or party in,
  together with the University to      to ‘Make Students’ Lives Better’.          your Union provides it all. Studio serves
  make a positive difference to your
  student experience. We ensure
                                       Alongside our student-focused
                                       representation work, we offer a
                                                                                  food all day to a backdrop of live sport
                                                                                  and regular entertainment. The outside
                                                                                  decking offers stunning views, while our
  that the Students’ Union offers      wide range of services designed to         cafe in Underground serves Starbucks
  something for everyone. Whether      improve your student experience. From      coffee, paninis, soups and cakes.
  it’s getting involved in clubs and   societies to sports clubs, events to
  societies, with our environmental    environmental projects, no matter what     At night, you can relax in our Studio bar       CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
  team or simply having a coffee       your interest is, we are here for you.     or check out what’s going on in multi-          University isn’t about locking yourself
  in the Union, we look forward                                                   purpose space Venue. From Freshers’             in the library for days on end. Here at
  to welcoming you to Stirling.”       SUPPORT FROM THE UNION                     Week events, with guest DJs like BBC            Stirling, our students love to explore
                                       The Students’ Union body elects Student    Radio 1’s Scott Mills and performances          and share the passions and interests that
     Astrid Smallenbroek               Officers each year to work with Faculty    from Cascada, to comedy nights and              make them unique. That’s why we have
     Union President
                                       Officers and Course Reps to enhance all    regular ceilidhs – there’s something            more than 70 societies and 50 sports
                                       aspects of student life. From academic     for everyone. Check out the Union’s             clubs to choose from, including our three
                                       representation to course feedback,         website for all the latest news.                award-winning student media outlets.                      Live Music Society jamming session
                                       campaigns on student housing to                                                            If there’s nothing that piques your
                                       tuition fees, the Union is here for you.   KEEP IN TOUCH:                                  interest, we can even help you start
                                                                                      stirlingstudentsunion.com                   your own club.
                                       The Union will help you to deal with
                                       any personal or academic issue you             stirlingstudentsunion
                                       may be facing. All services are run
                                       by a dedicated team that provides
                                                                                      stirlingunion                               TO GIVE YOU A QUICK TASTE, HERE ARE A FEW
                                       confidential and informed academic and
                                       non-academic support and guidance.
                                                                                                                                  OF THE GROUPS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED IN:
                                                                                      App (iTunes/Android):                       INTERNATIONAL                                  MUSICAL THEATRE                                 VOLUNTEERING
                                                                                      Stirling Students’ Union

                                                                                                                                  Want to mix with students from across          Do you have secret West End ambitions?          Want to make a difference? This society
                                                                                                                                  the globe? The International Society is the    The Musical Theatre Society is the perfect      is for anyone interested in volunteering,
                                                                                                                                  biggest on campus and all are welcome.         training ground. The group runs loads of        fundraising and helping local charities
                                                                                                                                  From Christmas Markets in Edinburgh            singing and acting workshops designed for       in Stirling. From collecting donations for
                                                                                                                                  to St Andrews and its beaches – the            beginners and seasoned thespians alike.         the local foodbank to raising money for
                                                                                                                                  International Society is the best way to                                                       charities and visiting social enterprises,
                                                                                                                                  explore while making new connections.          PSYCHOLOGY                                      if you’re passionate about helping
                                                                                                                                                                                 The Psychology Society hosts all sorts          others, this is the place for you.
                                                                                                                                  LIVE MUSIC                                     of workshops, trips and socials that

                                                                                                                                  Are you a budding musician? Check out          are open to everybody – whether
                                                                                                                                  the Live Music Society. All instruments,       you’re studying Psychology or not. You          Ready to join the debate? PolSoc
                                                                                                                                  skill levels and tastes are welcome. Both      may not learn to read people’s minds,           brings together all sides of the political
                                                                                                                                  electric and acoustic sessions are offered,    but you’ll have an amazing time.                spectrum for an array of activities.
                                                                                                                                  and the society hosts a weekly Open Mic                                                        In recent years, they‘ve travelled to
                                                                                                                                  night in the Students’ Union Studio bar.       LIGHTSABER ACADEMY                              Amsterdam, Berlin and Barcelona –
                                                                                                                                                                                 Is the Force strong with you? As part of        and give students a taste of power
                                                                                                                                  COMIC AND SCI-FI                               Midichlorians Scotland, The Lightsaber          with their Model UN here on campus.
                                                                                                                                  Ever fancied teaming up with friends           Academy schools students in a range

                                                                                                                                  for an awesome fantasy adventure, or           of sword styles inherited from both
                                                                                                                                  roaming the post-apocalyptic wastes?           Oriental and Occidental martial arts,
                                                                                                                                  “Shazam” is the – self-confessed – geek        as well as fictional styles featured
                                                                                                                                  hub on campus, and is the perfect place        in the iconic Star Wars™ films.                 See page 25 for more on the Sports Union.
                                                                                                                                  to relax and indulge in all your favourites.

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“The Students’ Union has played a huge role in
                                                                                                              making my overall experience a brilliant one.
                                                                                                              It’s a great opportunity to make new friends,
                                                                                                              develop interests and improve your CV, as it has
                                                                                                              for me as part of the Business Society.”

                                                                                                                 MEET CHARLIE
                                                                                                                 Charlie Crawford (Scotland)
                                                                                                                 BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Business Studies

     I AM
     MEET PAMELA                   “I’ve made friends with people from all over the
                                    world, and I have been lucky enough to gain
     Pamela Nxumalo (South Africa)
     BA (Hons) Film and Media       work experience related to my course. I’ve also
                                    really enjoyed being a committee member for
                                    one of the Union’s many societies, allowing
                                    me to develop transferable soft skills.”

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                                                                                            OUTSTANDING SPORTS FACILITIES
                                                                                            Our sports facilities include:
                                                                                            • The National Tennis Centre, which features
                                                                                              six indoor courts, two outdoor all-weather
                                                                                              floodlit courts and two outdoor clay courts.
                                                                                            • The National Swimming Academy,
                                                                                              which houses a 50-metre, six-lane
                                                                                              pool and land-conditioning room.
 As Scotland’s University for          We have been at the forefront of Scottish            • A nine-hole, par-three golf course,
 Sporting Excellence, the University   sport for nearly five decades, and are                 putting green, driving range,
 of Stirling has one of the best       proud to have supported world-class                    pavilion and video analysis suite.
 reputations in the UK.                athletes from around the globe. Our
                                                                                            • The MP Jackson Fitness Centre, which
                                       incredible student athletes have competed
                                                                                              boasts a great range of cardiovascular
                                       at the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth
                                                                                              and resistance equipment, with
 SCOTLAND'S UNIVERSITY                 Games and the Walker Cup.
                                                                                              two free weights areas containing
 FOR SPORTING                          We aim to make sure every student                      many lifting platforms.

 EXCELLENCE                            can enjoy our world-class sports facilities,
                                       which are fully accessible to disabled users,
                                                                                            • An eight-court sports hall and
                                                                                              three squash courts.
                                       and we provide a wide range of activities
                                       and support services that cater to all of            • An air-conditioned dance and
                                       our students’ individual needs.                        fitness studio.
                                       Choose from more than 50 fitness classes             • A 400m all-weather running track.
                                       per week, learn to swim, try tennis, join
                                                                                            • Two artificial pitches and seven
                                       a walking or running group around our
                                                                                              grass pitches.
                                       beautiful campus or bolster your CV

                                       with fantastic coaching and volunteer                To find out more about sport at Stirling, visit:
                                       opportunities. Be part of something brilliant.       stir.ac.uk/1hp

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     FOUR-TIME BRITISH       READY TO                                             GET INVOLVED
                                                                                  The best way to experience sport at
                                                                                  the University of Stirling is to give it a

                             JOIN THE
                                                                                  try. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a

     NATIONAL CHAMPIONS                                                           competitive athlete or simply looking for
                                                                                  a bit of fun, we have plenty of ways
                                                                                  for you to get involved.
                                                                                  The Sports Union has more than 50 clubs
                                                                                  that compete both locally and nationally.
                                                                                  Our football, golf, tennis, swimming,

                                                                                  rugby, triathlon and American football
                                                                                  teams are hugely successful throughout
                                                                                  the year – and are always on the lookout
                                                                                  for talented students to join their clubs
                                                                                  and help them be the difference on and
                                                                                  off the pitch.
                                                                                  But we’re not only about competition.
                                                                                  If you’re just looking to get fit and have
                                                                                  fun, our Intramural Sport programme
                                                                                  offers a variety of recreational activities,
                                                                                  including table tennis and basketball.
                                                                                  For more information on our Sports
                                                 1ST IN SCOTLAND                  Union clubs, visit: stir.ac.uk/1a7
                                                 AND TOP 5 IN THE UK
                                                 FOR GOOD SPORTS
                                                 Times Higher Education Student
                                                 Experience Survey 2017

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                                                                                                                                                                  MEET CAMERON
                                                                                                                                                                  Cameron Richardson (Scotland)
                                                                                                                                                                  BA (Hons) Finance

                                                                                                                                                                  Cameron is the world junior

                                                                                                                                                                  duathlon champion, achieved at the
                                                                                                                                                                  ITU Duathlon World Championships
                                                                                                                                                                  in Penticton, Canada.

                                                                                                                                                                  “Stirling is just an amazing
                                                                                                                                                                   university. The facilities are
                                                                                                                                                                   world-class, with the National
                                                                                                                                                                   Swimming Academy and a
                                                                                                                                                                   really good track. There are
                                                                                                                                                                   also brilliant trails and hills
                                                                                                                                                                   in the surrounding area.”
 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES                      WINNING STUDENTS                              PARTNERS ON CAMPUS
 The University of Stirling’s International     The University of Stirling was appointed      Throughout the time we’ve spent
 Sports Scholarship Programme is one            Scotland’s University for Sporting            transforming Stirling into one of the UK’s
 of the largest high-performance sports         Excellence in 2008, and is responsible for    leading universities for sport, we have
 programmes in the UK and has been              the governance of Winning Students,           formed close working relationships with
 in place since 1981, with graduates            Scotland’s national sport scholarship         a number of partner agencies that are
 including Olympic and Paralympic               programme. Winning Students supports          now based on the campus, including:
 medallists, as well as world champions.        more than 150 high-performance student
 The programme offers an environment            athletes across Scotland, with scholarships   •   sportscotland institute of sport
 designed to help scholars achieve their        valued at up to £6,000 per year.              •   Commonwealth Games Scotland
 sporting and academic potential by                                                           •   Scottish Swimming
 providing high-quality coaching and            A core sport philosophy is adopted where      •   Tennis Scotland
 support services, including academic           partner governing bodies nominate             •   Triathlon Scotland
 flexibility, sports science and sports         eligible athletes for the Winning Students    •   Scottish Football Association
 medicine, as well as financial subsidies.      programme. Athletes can also apply to be          (Central Region)
                                                considered for scholarships in non-core       stir.ac.uk/1hu
 Scholarships are awarded to talented           individual or small combination sports.
 students in the following sports:
                                                Core scholarship sports include:
 •   Curling
 •   Football (men and women)                   •   Badminton
                                                                                              15 OLYMPIANS

                                                                                                                                                    I AM
 •   Golf                                       •   Canoeing
                                                    Football (women)                          4 PARALYMPIANS
 •   Triathlon                                  •
                                                    Hockey                                    9 WORLD RECORDS
 Students from England, Wales and               •   Judo
 Northern Ireland, who meet the stipulated      •   Orienteering
 criteria, are also eligible for a £2,000 per   •   Rowing

 year sports bursary. These bursaries are       •   Swimming
 available in the sports outlined above, as     •   Tennis
 well as:                                       •   Triathlon

 •   American football                          For more information about sports
 •   Badminton                                  scholarships, contact:
 •   Futsal
 •   Women’s hockey                             PerformanceSport@stir.ac.uk
 •   Netball                                    +44 (0)1786 466910
 •   Women’s rugby
 •   Volleyball

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Based in the heart of our beautiful
 campus, our state-of-the-art
 library houses more than 500,000
 books and has plenty of space
 for research and study. Recently
 refurbished, you’ll enjoy a
 contemporary study hub that
 gives you all the tools and
 inspiration you need to succeed.

 Libraries get a bad rap for being as silent
 as the grave. But here at Stirling, we’re
 into collaborative working. That’s why our
 contemporary library offers a wide range
 of study options to suit all tastes. We’ve
 got futuristic study pods, 10 group training
 and private study rooms, beanbags, coffee
 bar seating and plenty of lounges.

     Our collections don’t just include journals –
     on everything from popular culture to
     quantum physics – the library also has a
     dedicated archives reading room that will
     enable you to explore our wide range of
     historical collections. You’ll enjoy unrivalled
     access to key texts and quirky artefacts
     that have played crucial roles in
     shaping world events.

                                                          THE UNIVERSITY INVESTS
                                                           1.5 MILLION
                                                          EACH YEAR
                                                          ON NEW CONTENT,
                                                          BOOKS, JOURNALS,
                                                          DATABASES AND DVDS

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Living away from home for the
               first time is exciting. New students

               are always prioritised when we
               allocate accommodation, and our
               friendly staff are here to lend support.
               We also have dedicated, on-site
               Accommodation Liaison Students
               who are on hand to help you.
SOMEWHERE      Student living is split between our campus,
               nearby Stirling and Bridge of Allan – all
               beautiful, safe places to live with excellent
               travel links to and from campus.

               We’ll guarantee you an offer of University-
               managed accommodation in your first
               year of study if you meet the eligibility
               criteria. All you need to do is confirm
               your place at Stirling and apply for
               accommodation by the advertised date.
               (See website for eligibility criteria and
               terms and conditions).

               In 2017-2018, accommodation costs
               ranged from £84-£166 per week, and
               includes: utilities, Wi-Fi, insurance and
               bed linen.

               We’ve invested £40 million in our student
               housing, listening to what our students
               wanted every step of the way. All
               accommodation is single occupancy
               and you can choose from a range of:
               flats, chalets, townhouses and
               family accommodation.

               On campus, everything is planned around                                FIND OUT MORE
               you – so you’ll find card-operated laundry                             You can apply for accommodation through
               facilities, a supermarket, pharmacy,                                   our online portal – you’ll get access to
               medical and dental centre, gym,                                        this once you have a confirmed place
               bookshop and bank within a few                                         (either conditional or unconditional).
               minutes’ walk, as well as all the                                      New students can apply for accommodation
               facilities the University and Students’                                from around April. There are a number
               Union have to offer.                                                   of different instalment plans available for
                                                                                      paying rent.
               And if your family and friends are missing
               you and fancy a visit, we have the Stirling                            For more information, up-to-date costs
               Court Hotel on campus, with a fantastic                                and booking details, visit: stir.ac.uk/5k
               restaurant, bar and facilities.

               We can provide or adapt accommodation
               for a variety of requirements, and can also
               arrange pre-entry visits. If you have any
               specific needs, please get in touch with
               us as soon as you can and we’ll take it
               from there.
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 We appreciate every student
 is after something a little bit   LIVING IN UNIVERSITY ACCOMMODATION
 different. That’s why we’ve
 compiled a quick list of pros        It’s safe and secure. All our                You may feel homesick. It happens
 and cons to help you decide

                                                                                                                                     A BUDGET
                                      accommodation has staff on hand              to everybody. But just remember that
 where you’d like to stay             24/7 to offer you their full support         everyone feels that way at first, and that’s
 during your time at Stirling.        and assistance.                              why we have our Accommodation Liaison
                                                                                   Students on hand to help you.
                                      You don’t need to worry about bills.
                                      Heating, electricity, insurance and Wi-Fi    You’ll have to budget. Moving away
                                      charges are all included in your rent.       from home and paying rent means
                                      Bedding and housekeeping support             you’ve got to manage your money
                                      are also provided.                           wisely. Fortunately, Stirling offers a low
                                                                                   cost of living. See page 123.
                                      Conveniently located. It’s easier
                                      to roll out of bed and make it to those
                                      early morning lectures if you’re in
                                      University accommodation. You’re always
                                      within a stone’s throw of our on-campus
                                      restaurants, bar, supermarket, cinema,
                                      theatre and Sports Centre.

                                   RENTING PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION
                                      You have the power of choice.                Be prepared to haggle. If you choose
                                      Stirling has a strong rental market          to go privately, landlords may charge
                                      with accommodation to suit all tastes        extra for additional services.
                                      and budgets.
                                                                                   Think about bills. All of our University

                                      Share with friends.                          accommodation prices include bills.
                                      Choose accommodation to suit yourself        But most private rental fees don’t
                                      and a group of friends.                      include energy or broadband fees –
                                                                                   some properties don’t come with
                                                                                                                                     Just because you’re choosing to study
                                                                                   furniture either.
                                                                                                                                     doesn’t mean you’ve got to fall into the

                                                                                   You’re on your own. Most private                  cash-strapped student stereotype. There are
                                                                                   properties don’t give you 24/7 access             plenty of ways to manage your money and
                                                                                   to dedicated security staff.                      stretch your finances to make sure you live
                                                                                                                                     comfortably while studying with us.

                                   LIVING AT HOME                                                                                    FIVE OF OUR TOP TIPS:
                                      You won’t feel homesick. Family and          Nobody likes a commute. If you choose
                                      friends will still be right there whenever   to live at home, you may have to spend a
                                      you need them. Home-cooked meals are         lot of time travelling to and from campus.

                                                                                                                                     1                         2 TCOOKING                3 THE          4 SSAVVY                                5 TOFAKEDISCOUNTS
                                      a plus too.
                                                                                   You’ll lose time with peers. Living in                 PLAN                    AKE UP
                                                                                                                                                                  	                           RIGHT        HOP         	                         	     ADVANTAGE
                                      You get continuity. You can continue to      University accommodation is a quick way                 AHEAD                                           BANK ACCOUNT
                                      work at the same part-time job or stay at    to make new friends, gain independence
                                      the same clubs and teams that you’re in.     and make the most of university life.             Sometimes it helps        Nothing eats away         It can be tempting to       You can save hundreds      Our students enjoy
                                                                                                                                     to write everything       at your finances          choose a bank account       of pounds each year by     discounts at a wide
                                                                                                                                     down. There are loads     quicker than too many     based on who’s offering     simply shopping smart.     selection of retail shops
                                                                                                                                     of great, free websites   takeaways. Instead        the most freebies or        Use price comparison       and restaurants around
                                                                                                                                     that can help you to      of eating out, why        the highest overdraft,      sites, shop for food       Stirling. You should
                                                                                   For more advice, contact our                      budget and plan your      not learn to cook? It’s   but you’ve got to shop      online to avoid impulse    always ask staff before
                                                                                   Accommodation Services team:                      monthly expenses.         cheaper, healthier and    around and read             buys and don’t be afraid   you buy something to
                                                                                   stir.ac.uk/5k                                                               a fantastic way to        the fine print. If you      to try out supermarkets’   make sure you don’t
                                                                                                                                                               impress your flatmates.   need help, we have          own brand labels.          miss out.
                                                                                                                                                                                         a bank right here on
                                                                                                                                                                                         campus that offers
                                                                                                                                                                                         plenty of savings advice.
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ARE YOU                                                                                                                                                                                                     I AM
                                                                                 “The Careers and Employability Service is                                      “During my time at Stirling, I was
                                                                                   a wonderful resource that all students                                         given the privilege of an internship
                                                                                   should make use of during their time at                                        with Barclays in Geneva, Switzerland,
                                                                                   Stirling (and even after you graduate)!                                        thanks to the Saltire Scholar Internship

 CAREER                                                                                                                                                                                                      STIRLING
                                                                                   The guidance they offer gives you the                                          Programme. This allowed me to
                                                                                   skills you need to be a cut above the                                          demonstrate and put to use all of
                                                                                   rest of the graduate market.”                                                  the leadership skills I had acquired.

                                                                                   Amy McDermott (Scotland)                                                       It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
                                                                                   BA (Hons) Politics and Social Policy
                                                                                                                                                                  and a truly amazing experience!”

 At Stirling, one of our top priorities is             GOING INTERNATIONAL                                      SKILLS THAT LAST
 to enhance your employability through                 You can’t help but build a fantastic                     We’ve built strong links with national
 top-quality education. Everything                     network for the future in our friendly,                  and international organisations, as well
 you do while you’re studying here is                  international community.                                 as the brightest and best small businesses                 MEET ROBYNN
 designed to help you build the skills                                                                          and start-ups flourishing around us.                       Robynn Cole (Oman)
 you’ll need to be the difference and                  And if you want to impress a future                      That means all sorts of opportunities                      BA (Hons) Economics
 stand out to potential employers –                    employer, you won’t do better than                       for you to test your learning in real-life
 whether it’s getting involved in the                  studying abroad – it’s a brilliant way to                situations. Whether it’s an internship, work
 Students’ Union, studying abroad,                     show you’re able to stand on your own                    experience or tackling a real business issue
 taking part in internships or even                    two feet and thrive in today’s increasingly              in a work-based project, you’ll stretch
 balancing part-time work with study.                  international job market. Most of our                    yourself and learn new skills to get an idea
                                                       students are eligible to spend a semester                of what working environment suits you.
 We’ve been awarded five QS Stars                      or more living and studying abroad in
 for employability,1 with more than                    countries like China, Australia, the USA                 Reflecting on your personal and
 96 percent of our graduates having                    and all over Europe.                                     professional development is important.
 a positive destination after University,                                                                       Our expert staff within our Careers and
 including work or further study2. In                                                                           Employability Service can support you with
 the Higher Education Statistics Agency                                                                         practical skills like CV writing and interview
 Destinations of Leavers from Higher                                                                            practice. They’ll also help you get to know
 Education (DLHE) survey published in                                                                           yourself, your strengths, your aspirations

 2017, our students were earning more                                                                           and the things you need to work on –
 than £23,000 on average per year                                                                               all essential skills for developing a
 within six months of graduating.                                                                               career for life.

                                                                                                                While you’re studying for your degree,
                                                     OF OUR UNDERGRADUATE                                       our innovative My Stirling award will help
                                                     LEAVERS ARE IN EMPLOYMENT                                  you identify the wide range of different
                                                     OR FURTHER STUDY WITHIN SIX                                skills and attributes you’ve developed over
                                                     MONTHS OF GRADUATING                                       your time at Stirling, bringing everything
                                                                                                                together in your own transcript. So when
                                                     Destinations of Leavers from Higher
                                                     Education survey 2015/16                                   it comes to proving your worth to potential
                                                                                                                employers, it’s all in one place.

                                                                                                                FIND OUT MORE
                                                                                                                Learn more about our Careers
     QS World University Rankings 2018
     Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education                                                              and Employability Service:
     survey 2015/16                                                                                             stir.ac.uk/14e

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 QS World University Rankings 2018

     Increasing your employability isn’t
     just about achieving outstanding
     academic results. That’s why we’re
     committed to providing you with the
     skills and knowledge you’ll need to
     make a difference to major industries
                                                       EXPLORE NEW OPPORTUNITIES
                                                      Launched in collaboration with Santander
                                                      Universities, the Stirling Internship
                                                      Programme offers students and graduates
                                                      a wide range of paid internships, from
                                                      part-time during semester to 10 weeks
                                                                                                     A HANDS-ON EDUCATION
                                                                                                    A number of our courses, such as Nursing,
                                                                                                    Teaching Qualification in Further Education
                                                                                                    (TQFE) Pre-service and Social Work include
                                                                                                    compulsory work placements as part of
                                                                                                    the curriculum. These placements are
     and change the world for the better.             full-time during the summer holiday.          a great way to develop practical skills
                                                                                                    ahead of your future career in a
 As part of this commitment, we’ve                    The Careers and Employability Service also    workplace environment supported
 partnered with a wide range of leading               advertises work experience opportunities      by industry professionals.
 businesses and public service providers              throughout the year. Our Careers and
 to offer students a host of internship               Employability Consultants are on standby
 and work experience opportunities.                   to help you secure those opportunities by
 That’s just part of the reason we have               boosting your CV and preparing you for
 been awarded five QS stars for                       your first big step into the world of work.
 employability,1 with more than 96 percent
 of our undergraduate leavers in
 employment or further study within
                                                       ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR INTERNSHIP              EDINBURGH AIRPORT INTERNSHIP
 six months of graduating2.
                                                      “This internship has played a                 “I really enjoyed working for the
                                                       fundamental role in planning my               airport. I had previously been involved
                                                       future career. Not only has it made           in travel, working for Thomas Cook
                                                       me more employable through new                as a travel adviser, so the chance to
                                                       skills and awards, it has also allowed        work for another part of the travel
                                                       me to understand what I enjoy and             industry was fascinating. I enjoyed
                                                       what I’m good at – so my future               every single day of my internship
                                                       career path is much clearer.”                 and it is definitely something I would
                                                                                                     recommend to prospective students.”
                                                       Adelle Brotherton (Scotland)
                                                       BA (Hons) Marketing                           Omari Whyne (England)
                                                                                                     BA (Hons) Marketing

                                                      “Congrats@Adelle_ERAC from                    “During Omari’s internship he showed
                                                       @StirUni @CDCstirling for winning             immense enthusiasm for the role,
                                                       intern of the year in Scotland                regularly seeking to understand more
                                                       @ERAC_Jobs @gradu8recruiter.”                 about the business and the commercial
                                                                                                     reasoning behind decisions.”
                                                       Mark Darley
      QS World University Rankings 2018                @DarleyERAC                                   Rob Lang
      Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education    Group HR Manager                              Marketing Manager
      survey 2015/16                                   Enterprise Rent-a-Car                         Edinburgh Airport

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                                                                                                                                                 “Studying abroad in Hong
                                                                                                                                                  Kong was the most fun I’ve
                                                                                                                                                  ever had. I really immersed

                                                                                                                                                  myself in university life and
                                                                                                                                                  met other students – some of
                                                                                                                                                  whom I now regard as life-long
                                                                                                                                                  friends. I gained an insight
                                                                                                                                                  into the culture and enjoyed
                                                                                                                                                  exploring markets, foods and
                                                                                                                                                  hiking. The experience helped
                                                                                                                                                  me build confidence and truly
                                                                                                                                                  broadened my horizons.”
                                                                                                                                                  Frances Cope
                                                                                                                                                  BA (Hons) Business Studies and Marketing
                                                                                                                                                  Study Abroad at City University of Hong Kong

     Want to see the world?           WHY STUDY ABROAD?                  As a student at the University     A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY
     The University of Stirling       Our Study Abroad programmes        of Stirling, you could spend up    All of our students are
     is a truly international         are unique adventures              to a year studying at one of       encouraged to take part in
     institution that offers a        designed to help you to see the    our many partner universities      one of our overseas exchange
     wide range of once-in-           world, experience new cultures     as a fully integrated part of      programmes. Most Honours
     a-lifetime Study Abroad          and discover crucial skills and    your degree. That means            degree students are eligible to
     opportunities.                   perspectives that will broaden     you’ll continue to learn more      study abroad in their third year
                                      your horizons. Taking part will    about your chosen field while      – and it’s a compulsory part of
     From a semester in Tokyo to      also show future employers         overseas, and will keep earning    your course if you study French
     a year in Spain or California,                                      credits towards your graduation

                                                                                                                                                                                        1                                  2	LLANGUAGE                        3	DYOU'RE
                                      your ambition, maturity                                               or Spanish.
     we have partnerships with        and self-reliance. Studying        at Stirling.                                                             WANT TO MAKE THE MOST                      D O YOUR                          EARN THE                            ON'T FORGET
     more than 70 universities        abroad helps you stand out
                                                                                                                                                  OF YOUR TIME ABROAD?                        HOMEWORK                                                                    JUST VISITING
     across five continents that                                         Costs shouldn’t be a barrier.      The application process starts        Most of our Study Abroad              Once you’ve successfully           Half the fun of studying            After you settle in, you may be
                                      to employers by showing
     provide our students with                                           Because it counts as part of       in October every year, and            programmes are once-in-               snagged a Study Abroad spot,       abroad is getting the               tempted to shun sightseeing in
                                      you’ve got what it takes to
     a global and dynamic                                                your degree, tuition is funded     students are chosen based             a-lifetime opportunities.             it’s always worth learning         opportunity to immerse              order to live more like a local.
                                      thrive in an increasingly global
     educational experience.                                             in the normal way. And             on their academic profile, the        That’s why we’ve rounded              a little bit about your new        yourself in a brand-new             There’s nothing wrong with
                                      workplace, and that you’re the
                                                                         because it doesn’t extend the      strength of their application         up a few top tips from                country before you ship off.       culture. To get a taste of life     that, but don’t forget that your
                                      kind of person who can handle
                                                                         length of your degree, there’s     and a short interview. From           students who have taken               Not only will it give you a        as a local, it’s always worth       time abroad has got an expiry
                                      anything life throws at you.
                                                                         no ‘extra’ time to fund, either.   there, our expert team will           advantage of the Study                working knowledge of the           talking the talk. Do your best      date. If there’s something
                                                                         Plus, there’s a range of grants    guide you through the process         Abroad programme                      local customs and culture, but     to learn key phrases and            you want to see or do, you
                                                                         and scholarships to help with      to help you prepare for your          to ensure you’re able to              it will also give you some ideas   regional slang. Not only will       shouldn’t put it off.
                                                                         living costs.                      adventure and make the most           make the most out of                  about what you’d like to see or    it help you get by on a daily
                                                                                                            of your time overseas.                your adventure:                       do in between classes.             basis, but you’ll definitely earn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           some respect from the locals.

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 University is about finding your
 own way – but that doesn’t mean
 you’ve got to do it on your own.
                                                CARE EXPERIENCED YOUNG PEOPLE
                                                If you have experience of being looked after
                                                (by kinship or foster carers, at home under
                                                                                               YOUR NEEDS
                                                                                               Even before you apply, please get
                                                                                               in touch if you need any additional
                                                                                                                                                    JUST ASK
                                                                                                                                                    If students at Stirling have
 Our extensive support services are             a supervision order or in residential care),   support. We’ll be happy to discuss your
 here to lend a helping hand every                                                                                                                  a question or a problem,
                                                we offer a range of individual support.        requirements and arrange an on-campus                all they have to do is email
 step of the way.                                                                              visit if you need one. We highly recommend           ask@stir.ac.uk, or drop into
                                                We can help with all aspects of the            an early pre-entry visit for students with           the Student Services Hub.
 STUDENT SERVICES HUB                           University application process, including      mobility or sensory impairments.
 Our friendly and welcoming Student             what to study. We also offer tailored          ask@stir.ac.uk
 Services Hub team is the first point of        support, including money advice and a
 contact for a wide range of student            guarantee of 52 weeks of accommodation         PERSONAL TUTORS
 enquiries, from finance and personal           from the start of your course.                 Each student is assigned an academic
 support to academic issues or University       stir.ac.uk/1a4                                 member of staff as a Personal Tutor.
 life in general.                               cli@stir.ac.uk                                 You’ll meet with them regularly and
 stir.ac.uk/1bd                                                                                they can offer guidance and support
                                                YOUNG CARERS                                   at any point during your studies.
 STUDENT MONEY SUPPORT                          We provide a dedicated information
 Our Student Money Advisers help with           and advice service for any young person        TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
 budgeting and money management.                who helps to look after someone with a         We offer a range of training modules,
 They can also help you apply for               disability, illness, mental health condition   including IT Skills, Data Skills, Employability
 additional funding or financial support.       or a drug or alcohol dependency. Our           Skills, Personal Development Planning
 ask@stir.ac.uk                                 dedicated advisers can help support            and Student Learning.
                                                you throughout the application process.
 EMOTIONAL WELLBEING                            cli@stir.ac.uk                                 RELIGION
     We offer a free, confidential and                                                         The multi-faith Chaplaincy and Faith
     professional counselling service to talk   ACCESSIBILITY AND                              Centre organises programmes of
     about anything that’s troubling you.       INCLUSION SERVICE                              worship, discussion and social events.
     We also have a dedicated mental            Our Accessibility and Inclusion Advisers       The Chaplaincy also supports Friends
     health support team.                       offer one-to-one needs assessments for         International Stirling, linking international
     ask@stir.ac.uk                             all your learning and support requirements,    students with local host families.
                                                and will work with you to implement            We have a dedicated prayer room
                                                a tailored support package.                    for Muslim students.
                                                ask@stir.ac.uk                                 chap1@stir.ac.uk

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