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 weeks.

Things to do

Make the most of your first few days on campus by completing the following tasks on this handy checklist: 

Visit the Student Welcome and Support Hub

The Student Welcome and Support Hub is where you can get all the information and support you need to get started at the University of Stirling. The hub can be found in Campus Central: find your way on this campus map.

You'll be able to get help with enrolment and receiving your student ID card, support on visas and immigration, ask queries about finance and get help with setting up your IT equipment. Student Support Services will be on hand to answer any other questions you have.

Opening hours

The Welcome and Support Hub will be open from 5 September until 6 October 2024.

  • Thursday 5 September to Sunday 8 September - 10:00-16:00 - Level 3 Campus Central
  • Monday 9 September - 09:00-16:00 - Level 3 Campus Central
  • Tuesday 10 September to Friday 13 September - 10:00-16:00 - Level 3 Campus Central
  • Saturday 14 and Sun 15 September - 10:00-14:00 - Level 1 Campus Central
  • Monday 16 September to Friday 27 September - 10:00-16:00 - Level 3 Campus Central
  • Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September - 10:00-14:00 - Level 1 Campus Central
  • Mon 30 September to Friday 4 October - 10:00-16:00 - Level 3 Campus Central
  • Saturday 5 October and Sunday 6 October - 10:00-14:00 - Level 1 Campus Central

Complete your Stirling Essentials arrival activities

Completed the pre-arrival online module? Great. Now you have four more activities to do to give you the strongest possible start. These activities guide you through essential library skills, essential digital skills, bystander training and academic integrity.

It's really important you complete these activities by week 3 of semester. So why not save the stress, log in and complete them today? 

Complete your Stirling Essentials arrival activities.

Find out when and where your classes are

Read our full guidance on how to view your personalised timetable and how to sign up for seminars and other small group sessions:

Timetable information

Get involved with our welcome and orientation activities

Don't forget we have a full programme of on-campus and online events and activities to help you meet friends and settle into university life.

And the fun doesn't stop after Welcome week: our student life programme Be Connected continues throughout the semester with a wide range of enjoyable and informative activities.

Take part in your course induction

Meet your teachers and classmates and find out how things work at our online and on-campus events. You'll get essential information to help you settle in. You'll find your course induction activities in your personalised timetable.

Meet your personal tutor

You’ll be allocated a personal tutor in the first week and their details 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. Your tutor will be with you throughout your studies to offer advice and signpost help as required.

Find out more about the role of your personal tutor

Register with our on-campus doctor and dentist

To access medical care you should be registered with a local doctor and dentist in the area where you live. If you are living on campus the medical and dental centre on campus is open for new registrations.

How to register for medical and dental services

Connect to Wi-Fi on campus

We know that getting connected to the Wi-Fi is one of the first things you will want to do. If you need help getting connected to Wi-Fi, then our Wi-Fi Wizards will be around to help you.

How to access Wi-Fi

Discover our sport facilities

On campus we offer a wide range of sports and exercise options whether you are an elite athlete or a complete beginner - everyone is welcome!

Find out more about Sport at Stirling


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. You can access live chat in your student portal.

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.

Students walking on campus

Getting around campus

All facilities are just a short walk from each other. Use our map to see the best routes to take.