When you start life at the University of Stirling, you’ll step into an inspiring environment marked by boundless opportunity.
You’ll have the chance to make friends for life, expand your knowledge, travel abroad and join some of the many clubs and societies on offer. You’ll also become part of an academic community that has your best interests at heart and prioritises your wellbeing and success. So, even if you’re feeling a little uncertain about what lies ahead, rest assured that you’ll be supported every step of the way.
Faculty of Natural Sciences welcome activites
The Faculty of Natural Sciences arranges welcome sessions so that you can meet the staff, other students and learn a little about how things work at Stirling. Things can be a little overwhelming in your first days at university, so we will give you essential information at the outset, and your lecturers and tutors will continue to provide key information as and when you need it during your first semester.
Course specific welcome and induction events
You are invited to attend the Faculty's induction activities as part of your week-one teaching schedule.
Preparing for study at University - Stirling Essentials
Our Stirling Essentials module provides a summary of the key information you need to be a successful student and it links into more in-depth help and advice, as and when you need it. There are separate versions for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Before you arrive, please do take some time to familiarise yourself with this module and work through its sections. This module will remain available to you throughout your studies, through a link on each Canvas module (log on with your University username and password, if requested).
Your personal tutor
You'll be assigned a personal tutor during the first week of your studies in Stirling. The role of a personal tutor is to help you feel part of the University community and to act as a specific and consistent source of guidance, information and support throughout your studies. Your tutor should always be available as a formal point of contact for general academic guidance or pastoral support.
Feedback and guidance sessions
All modules offer regular feedback and guidance sessions when you can call in and ask your lecturer or tutor any queries you have on the module. Full details of when these sessions are held will be included in your module handbooks.
Contact undergraduate faculty advisers
If you have any questions about your course or module choices, you can contact your faculty adviser:
- Aquaculture – Dr Michael Bekaert email@example.com
- Biological and Environmental Sciences – Tim Whalley firstname.lastname@example.org
- Computing Science - Dr David Cairns email@example.com
- Mathematics – Anthony O'Hare firstname.lastname@example.org
- Psychology – Steve Langton email@example.com