University of Stirling

United Kingdom

About the University

The University of Stirling is a public university in Stirling, Scotland.

With a large campus, spanning over 360 acres, students are in the heart of the Scottish hills and surrounded by nature.

The university is ranked as 40th in the UK in The Guardian's University Guide 2021, and 1st in Scotland for graduate employability according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency.



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Campus Life

The university's accommodation houses over 3000 students in over 20 properties across the campus and beyond. They include self-catered and catered options, as well as shared and individual flats. 

Stirling University is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence. It is home to indoor facilities including a sports hall, tennis courts, gym, cycling studio and squash courts. It also has artificial pitches, an athletics track, a golf and multi-use games area as well as a Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Furthermore, the university campus also houses Airthrey Loch and Airthrey Castle, built in 1791. There is also a campus library, medical centre and shops, restaurants and cafes.

Student life

The campus is located within 360 acres, including a loch, natural wildlife and exotic plants on the edge of the Ochil Hills. It is considered the most beautiful campus in the UK. Students benefit from the thriving local environment.

Moreover, the Students' Union manages a range of societies and sports clubs as well as student-run media services.

The city of Stirling is a stunning historic location with a buzzing young population. It also has easy access to both Edinburgh and Glasgow by train and road.


Joseph Bristow (computer scientist), Jackie Kay (poet), Duncan Scott (olympian), Sir Alex Ferguson (football manager), Winston Set Aung (politician)

14000 Students
14000 Students

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