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Guide to your first week

Starting university is a very exciting time, and there will be lots of things to do before you start classes. That's why we've created a handy guide to help you navigate your way through your first week on campus.

Autumn semester starts on Monday 9 September 2019.

Staying in University accommodation?

Moving in weekend is on the 7 and 8 September 2019. You'll be given a moving in date, time and key collection point, once you've completed the accommodation induction on our portal.

Moving in
  • Faculty inductions and your first meetings

    Each of our Faculties have an induction so that you can meet the staff, other students and learn how things work at Stirling. You'll get essential information to help you settle in and find your feet. There's also first meetings for each of the subjects you're studying. If you're a joint honours student then you should attend the events for both subject areas.

  • Academic timetables

    View the timetables for autumn semester 2019.

    The full academic teaching timetable for the autumn semester will be available on 13 August. To get your lecture timetable, use the timetable generator to give you a personal lecture timetable. The timetable generator only includes lecture times for each module. Signup for tutorials/seminars/labs is usually done through Canvas, the University's online learning environment at the beginning of the semester. When you're fully enrolled (got your ID card), you'll get access to Canvas.

    Seminars and tutorials do not appear on timetable initially as they will be available at the start of semester through Canvas. Depending on the subject you're studying, there may be a choice of tutorial or seminar times so do check your modules promptly when you get access to Canvas, to choose a suitable slot for you.

    If you have any questions about your timetable please see our Timetable FAQs.

  • Welcome events and information sessions

    In your first fews weeks the University runs lots of events and useful information sessions to help your make a great start to life at Stirling.

    See more information

  • Student ID card pick up

    You will be fully enrolled once you have completed all of the online enrolment processes and picked up your ID card. Find out where and when you can pick up your ID card.

    Collecting your ID card

  • Meeting your personal tutor

    All students will be allocated a personal tutor. Details of who your personal tutor is will appear on your portal once you are fully enrolled. They will be in touch to arrange to meet you in the first two weeks of semester.

  • Medical Centre new patient registration

    The medical and dental centre on campus will be open for new registrations on Monday 9 September from 10 am to 4pm. We encourage all new students to register on this date.

    See how to register.

  • Sport, health and wellbeing

    University of Stirling Sport offers a comprehensive programme of sport, health and wellbeing activities throughout the year for students of all abilities and interests.

    This Welcome Week, students can enjoy our fantastic gym free of charge between Monday 9 September and Sunday 15 September and we’ve also got a packed programme of events during the week, with everything from lochside yoga to UV Raveminton!

    Check out the timetable and get involved!

  • Late arrivals

    Students arriving on campus after 7 September 2019 still have the opportunity to meet support staff and ask any question they wish at our Student Hub. You are also invited to call in at the Students' Union office where our Students' Union team will be happy to show you around the campus.

    Our events to help you settle in are continuing over the coming weeks and details can be found on our website and on the Students' Union TwitterInstagram and Facebook pages.


University is about finding your own way – but that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. Our student support team is here to listen and offer guidance.

Life at Stirling

Get all the info about life on campus and in the city Stirling, from where the nearest supermarkets are, to what activities you can get involved in and what's on.

Study at Stirling

The first couple of weeks can be a very busy and confusing time, so here's the info you need to get started on your academic life.

Got a question?

If you have any questions about student life then who better to ask than one of our current students! 

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