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Overall Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 73 reviews
4.1 / 73 reviews
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Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 40 reviews
3.7 / 40 reviews
Location
Location
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 26 reviews
4.0 / 26 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
5.0 / 6 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 26 reviews
3.7 / 26 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
3.6 / 10 reviews

Overview

At the University of Stirling, we’re committed to helping you to make a positive difference in the world. Located in the centre of Scotland, we offer 170+ flexible degree courses designed to maximise your employability – with more than 97% of our students in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE survey 2016/17). Stirling is a place where ability – not background – is valued, and where teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness are all rated five-star (QS World University Rankings 2018). Our stunning 330-acre campus is home to 14,000+ students from over 120 countries, and has been rated 1st in the UK for its environment (ISB 2016). We're also Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence, and our students participate in more than 120 clubs, teams and societies. No matter what you're interested in, the University of Stirling has something for you. So, what are you waiting for? Discover why Stirling is where you belong.

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Nightlife

Stirling has everything you could hope for in a brilliant student city – with the nightlife to match. We've always got something on in our award-winning Students' Union, from guest DJs like BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills and performances from Cascada, to comedy nights and ceilidhs. You'll find plenty of nightclubs, pubs and quirky music venues across Stirling, and Glasgow and Edinburgh are both within easy reach for a night you'll always remember.

Halls of Residence

Looking for the perfect place to call home? We’ve got you covered. Our range of secure and affordable accommodation includes over 2,000 rooms both on campus and in easy-to-reach off-campus residences. New students are given priority when applying for accommodation and you'll be guaranteed an offer of a place in your first year. In 2017-2018, accommodation costs ranged from £84-£166 a week and included utilities, Wi-Fi, insurance and bed linen.

Location

Stirling's 330-acre campus is regularly described as one of Europe's most beautiful. Everything you'll need is just a 10-minute walk apart – from a bank, pharmacy and bookshop, to restaurants, cafes, a golf course and our own 18th-century castle. We're just a five-minute bus ride from Stirling's bustling city centre, a short walk to the historic spa town of Bridge of Allan and less than an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh for a brilliant day out.

Clubs and societies

Here at Stirling, our students love to explore and share the passions. That’s why we have more than 70 societies and 50 sports clubs to choose from, including our three award-winning student media outlets. We've got clubs celebrating live music, politics, art, business, lightsaber skills, volunteering, musical theatre, languages, video games, a Quidditch team and more. Can't find anything you fancy? We can even help you start your own club.

Freshers' week

Our award-winning Students' Union always goes out of its way to bring in the biggest and best entertainment for a Freshers Week you'll never forget. From BBC Radio 1's Scott Mills and Cascada, to live dinosaurs, quiz nights with Shaun Wallace, drag bingo and paint parties, we've got something for everyone. We'll also give you a Scottish welcome with a traditional ceilidh, alongside a brilliant programme of activity fairs, welcome events and more.

Student Stats

Number of students11090
Male : Female36 : 64
Fulltime : Part time82 : 18
UK : International78 : 22

Reviews

The University of Stirling Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars based on 73 reviews
4.1 / 73 reviews
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
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1 Star
1
Campus/University buildings
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 38 reviews
Learning facilities
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 38 reviews
Sports facilities
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 38 reviews
Student Union
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 38 reviews
Careers service
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 38 reviews
Organisation
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 38 reviews
Inclusivity
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
Support for international students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

19th August 2018
A great uni, beautiful campus. Accommodation on campus is good, bus links to town and train station are also very useful. Library is too small for peak times however, quite often not enough seats/study spaces
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

19th July 2018
I would recommend the university of Stirling to all students. I have received a lot of support in my first year of university from my tutors and teachers. This was very helpful as I was nervous about starting university. My favourite part of the university is the campus. The campus is so beautiful and makes me feel relaxed when I step out and see all the nature.
Campus / University buildings
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
I see many different students when I am walking through university and it makes me feel proud that I go to a university where everyone is welcome.
Health and wellbeing services
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
My personal tutor was helpful when I was in a dilemma about changing my course. Also my friend was ill one day and it was very easy for us to speak to the pharmacist incase there was any medication she could take to feel better.
Support for international students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
The international society is very helpful as it provides trip for people to visit different parts of Scotland.
Support and facilities for disabled students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
I am not disabled. However all of the doors at Stirling university are all accessible for wheelchair users which is an excellent part of the university.
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Course review , 07/08/2017

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BSc (Hons) Psychology
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

My experience has been amazing! This course is set up in a way that really helps prepare you for a career in mental health. The assessments were very straight forward and included essays, reports and exams. Also the teaching methods were very diverse as they included seminars, lectures (which were recorded and were available on the university website :)) and computer classes, all of which provided different oppertunities  to work in a group, take initiative and improve our critical thinking. The staff was always encouraging and helpful!!!

Course review , 28/04/2017

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BA (Hons) Film & Media and Journalism Studies
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

I study a joint honours in Film and Media and Journalism. Doing a joint degree in these subjects is very useful for people interested in media in general, as it opens up a variety of avenues. Doing both allows you to take a variety of modules which may only be available on either journalism or film and media together. First year journalism modules (as well as most other journalism modules in the first two years) are very dull, but provide a good base for future knowledge and also include shorthand tutorials as a required componant.

Course review , 23/03/2017

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BA (Hons) Psychology
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

The psychology modules at stirling in your first three years give you a go at everything which makes it much easier to choose what you'd like to focus on in final year. The module choices in fourth year are super helpful as well if you want to try something you think you'd fancy studying further.
As well as the course content and structure, I'd recommend stirling university to anyone; their student support services are second to none and the campus has such a community feel to it.

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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 175 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 123 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 144 reviews
4.0 / 144 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 121 reviews
4.0 / 121 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 73 reviews
4.1 / 73 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 80 reviews
4.1 / 80 reviews
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3.9 out of 5 stars based on 203 reviews
3.9 / 203 reviews
96 University of Wales Trinity Saint David
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 45 reviews
4.2 / 45 reviews
97 St Mary's University, Twickenham, London
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 42 reviews
4.2 / 42 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 74 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Juniper Court Flats & Studios
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.1 / 10 reviews
2 Fraser of Allander House
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
4.2 / 5 reviews
3 Andrew Stewart Hall
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
4.3 / 4 reviews
4 Willow Court Flat & Studios
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.0 / 3 reviews
5 Polwarth House
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
3.5 / 4 reviews
6 Beech Court
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 H H Donnelly House
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
3.3 / 4 reviews
8 Alexander Court
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
3.5 / 2 reviews
9 Muirhead House
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
3.0 / 2 reviews
10 Union Street, Stirling
2.5 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
2.5 / 4 reviews
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Rank City Student Rating
40 Worcester
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 16 reviews
4.3 / 16 reviews
41 Bolton Town
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
4.6 / 8 reviews
42 Dundee
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews
4.0 / 24 reviews
43 Barnet
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.8 / 6 reviews
44 Stirling
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 26 reviews
4.0 / 26 reviews
45 Coventry
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 82 reviews
3.6 / 82 reviews
46 Wolverhampton
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 21 reviews
4.0 / 21 reviews
47 Lancaster
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 31 reviews
3.8 / 31 reviews
48 Salford
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
4.0 / 19 reviews
49 Twickenham Town
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.3 / 10 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Brig Newspaper
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
2 Disney Appreciation Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
3 Football- Men's
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 Rugby- Women's
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Snow Sports
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Waterpolo
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Accounting & Finance
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8 Afro Caribbean
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9 Air3 Radio
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10 AirTV
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Fubar Stirling
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.3 / 10 reviews
2 Dusk
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
3.9 / 14 reviews
3 Nicky-Tams Bar and Bothy
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
4 BrewDog (Stirling)
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5 Cape
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6 Cold Beer Company
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7 Curly Coo Bar
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8 Katie's Bar
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9 Molly Malones (Stirling)
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10 No. 2 Baker Street
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1 Stirling, University of
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
3.6 / 10 reviews
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Location Details

The University of Stirling
Stirling
Stirling
FK9 4LA
United Kingdom