University of Stirling Blog

10 Easy Ways to Relax as a Student

As a university student, you are probably just about done with this semester by this point. Everyone gets a little (or a lot) stressed out. ‘Just relax’ is probably the most annoying advice imaginable. So, what can you actually do to unwind when you feel stressed? We’ve compiled a handy-dandy list of simple, practical ways

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University of Stirling Unveils New Mascot Statue

The University of Stirling is pleased to announce the unveiling of a dedicated statue celebrating its iconic mascot, the Stirling Squirrel. Plans to erect the 18-foot, hand carved granite constructed statue have been in the works for several months and have been a well-guarded secret, until now.  The statue managed to secure funding after a successful GoFundMe campaign was launched

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How to choose the right university from your offers

Applicant Day - squirrel with student ambassadors

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? We appreciate a lot of things are going to work differently this

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How to stay fit in University

For the vast majority of us, university is the first time we live away from our family. With that new-found freedom to do as we please, without any parental discipline (yes!), it can be easy to slip into Netflix binge sessions and living off pot noodles and beans on toast. Staying fit while at university

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How to Fund Your Masters

Our next Virtual Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 31 March. Register now to secure your place. OK, so you’ve decided you want to pursue a postgraduate degree. Achieving your Masters is a fantastic way to explore new passions and boost your career. But chances are, you’re also wondering how you’re going to fund

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An Unforgettable Adventure – Scottish Highlands

Person standing in front of a mountain

On a bright and sunny spring morning, our group of 11 members left Stirling University, on a journey to explore the famous Scottish Highlands. Incidentally, we were an all girl’s group and coincidentally Women’s Day also fell on the same weekend, call that our double whammy adventure! Our spirits were high, as we each were

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How to make the most of Virtual Postgraduate Open Day

We might be living in uncertain times, but that shouldn’t stop you from exploring how postgraduate study could boost your career and help you to achieve your goals. To help you find the right course and university for you, it usually makes sense to visit potential universities, speak with academics and get a taste of

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International Women’s Day 2021 – Qiu Yuanyuan

International Women's Day

Qiu Yuanyuan is a UofStirling alumna who graduated with an MSc in Media Management in 2005. She now serves with Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation as Director of the International Department & Jiangsu International Channel. What does International Women’s Day mean to you? According the United Nations, International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress

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