Category: Hints and tips

Your welcome week checklist

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This is it: you’ve put in the work, secured an offer and it’s almost time to join us here at the University of Stirling. We’re so excited to welcome you onto campus, and we want to do our best to help you make the most of your first weeks at Stirling. That’s why we’ve put

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5 life skills you’ll learn in your first year of university 

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A lot of students step onto campus for Freshers Week thinking they’ve got the world pretty figured out – but after the fun vibes of welcome events start to fade and you get into your new routine, it’s going to become crystal clear that you’ve still got a few important lessons to learn about adulting. 

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How to balance part time work with studying 

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If you’re strapped for cash or want to gain a bit more experience before you enter the world of work, getting a part-time job while you’re still at university can be a great idea. But, how do you balance part time work with studying? It’s just important to remember that both work and study are big

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UCAS Clearing: 5 Top Tips from a Uni Recruitment Staffer

University of Stirling staffer Gemma Connell working during UCAS Clearing. She is holding up a sign that says "here to help".

So you’ve read our Guide to Clearing, maybe you’ve even visited our Clearing 2022 pages and registered your interest. But what actually happens when you pick up the phone and speak to University Admissions staff? UofStirling’s own Gemma Connell – student recruitment, admissions and UCAS Clearing expert – gives her top tips to help you

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Postgraduate Guide to Student Accommodation

Congratulations on accepting your offer to study a Masters at the University of Stirling. If you’re looking for postgraduate accommodation for the duration of your studies, we’ve got lots of options for you to choose from. Find out everything you need to know in this handy blog. Step 1 – Make a list When it

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Undergrad Guide to Student Accommodation

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You’ve chosen the University of Stirling as your firm choice – congratulations! Next step is to organise your student accommodation. We’ve got everything you need in this blog to help you secure your new home from home. Step 1 – Make a list When it comes to searching for the perfect home away from home,

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How to save money as a student

Let’s face facts: heading off to university can be a major drain to your finances. New academic commitments typically mean you’ve got to spend a lot of time hitting the books, which makes it hard to save money as a student. Translation: even if you’re able to score a student loan, grants or scholarships to

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How to choose the right university from your offers

Choosing from hundreds of courses at loads of universities to try and figure out which ones you’d like to apply for can be incredibly tricky – but once you’ve received your offers, how do you know which uni is actually right for you? If you’re lucky enough to receive more than one offer from different

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