While a lot of us may be travelling away from Stirling during the holiday period, we know that a lot of students and staff choose to stay on or near campus during the holidays.
We have put together a list of all services available on campus during the winter break period (Wednesday 22 December 2021 to Tues 4 January inclusive).
Library and IT
As a number of students will be remaining on campus over the coming holiday period, Information Services will be keeping the library open over much of the festive period.
You will be able to access lab computers and printers (two are located in the study zone).
If you need to borrow a laptop, you can borrow one of the 2-week laptop loans to get you through the festive period.
During the Library’s opening hours, staff will be on hand to assist. When the Library is closed, Norman (the Library’s out-of-hours service) will be there to help.
You can get IT help by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and students can use LiveChat via the Portal.
|Wednesday 22nd December||9am – 5pm|
|Thursday 23rd December||Closed|
|Friday 24th December||Closed|
|Saturday 25th December||Closed|
|Sunday 26th December||Closed|
|Monday 27th December||Closed|
|Tuesday 28th December||9am – 5pm|
|Wednesday 29th December||9am – 5pm|
|Thursday 30th December||9am – 5pm|
|Friday 31st December||Closed|
|Saturday 1st January||Closed|
|Sunday 2nd January||Closed|
|Monday 3rd January||Closed|
|Tuesday 4th January||8am – 8pm|
There will be some changes to the opening hours of catering outlets across campus during the festive season. Catering outlets are opened as follows:
From Tuesday 21 December, Scran will be open from Monday to Friday from 8am until 9pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, it will be open from 10am to 9am.
Scran will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Normal opening hours will resume from Wednesday 5 January 2022.
SUP! will be closed Tuesday 21 December until Tuesday 4 January 2022.
- Friday 24 December (Christmas Eve): 07:00 – 12:00 midday
- From Monday 27 December until Thursday 30 December: 08:00 – 20:00
- Friday 31 December (New Year’s Eve): 07:00 – 12:00 midday
- Closed: Saturday 25 December (Christmas Day), Sunday 26 December (Boxing Day), Saturday 1 January (New Year’s Day) and Sunday 2 January.
Nourish will then be open as normal from Monday 3 January.
The Pod will be closed from Tuesday 21 December until Tuesday 4 January.
Refresh Bar and Bistro (located at Willow Court) has temporarily closed until further notice.
- Friday 24 December (Christmas Eve): 10:00 – 18:00
- Sunday 26 December (Boxing Day): 12:00 midday until late
- From Monday 27 December until Thursday 30 December: 11:00 until late
- Friday 31 December (New Year’s Eve): 11:00 – 17:00
- From Monday 3 January until Sunday 9 January: 11:00 until late
- From Monday 10 January until Friday 14 January: 16:00 until late
- Closed: Saturday 25 December (Christmas Day), Saturday 1 January (New Year’s Day) and Sunday 2 January
The Macrobert will be open as normal from Saturday 15 January.
The Accommodation Services Administration office (based in Willow Court) will be closed from 5pm on Tuesday 21 December 2021. It will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 5 January 2022.
From 7pm on Thursday 23 December 2021 to 7am on Wednesday 5 January 2022, Accommodation Operations Assistants (AOA) will be based in the following buildings 24/7:
- Beech Court: 01786 466972 and email@example.com
- John Forty’s Court: 01786 466977 and firstname.lastname@example.org
- Union Street Development: 01786 466978 and email@example.com
- Alexander Court: 01786 466094 and firstname.lastname@example.org
You can contact the AOAs by visiting the receptions, emailing or calling the numbers above and they’ll be happy to help with any welfare needs, maintenance issues and security.
In the event of an emergency, please call University Security on 01786 467999. The housekeeping teams will also be available on various dates.
The Union Shop will take a festive break from Friday 17 December 2021. The Union Shop will reopen on Monday 17 January 2022 at 11am. From Monday 24 January 2022, the Union Shop will be open from 10am to 5pm daily.
Studio Bar & Food will close on Thursday 16 December 2021, and will reopen on Monday 24 January 2022.
The Union Offices will close from 5pm on Friday 17 December. Staff and officers will be available remotely until 5pm on Tuesday 21 December 2021. The Union Offices will reopen on Monday 24 January at 9am.
The Co-op store based in the Atrium will be open on Friday 24 December from 8am until 5pm. It will then be closed on Saturday 25 December and Sunday 26 December.
The Co-op will be open from 27 December until Sunday 2 January from 9am until 5pm. From Monday 3 January, full opening hours will resume.
The University sport facilities will have revised opening hours over the festive period but there will be plenty of opportunities to keep on top of your physical and mental wellbeing during the holidays!
For more information visit the Sports webpages.
The festive opening hours are as follows:
|Friday 24 December||8am – 12pm|
|Saturday 25 December||Closed|
|Sunday 26 December||Closed|
|Monday 27 December||8am – 8pm|
|Tuesday 28 December||8am – 8pm|
|Wednesday 29 December||8am – 8pm|
|Thursday 30 December||8am – 8pm|
|Friday 31 December||8am – 12pm|
|Saturday 1 January||Closed|
|Sunday 2 January||Closed|
|Monday 3 January||Return to normal hours|
There will be a tailored fitness class timetable running between Monday 20 December and Friday 31 December and the gym, swimming pool and pay and play facilities will be available throughout the period, too.
Our on-campus pharmacy will be open from 11am to 5pm on Monday 20 December until Friday 24 December.
The pharmacy will then be closed from Saturday 25 December until Tuesday 28 December.
On Wednesday 29 December until Friday 31 December, the phramacy will be open between 9am and 1pm.
It will then be closed between Saturday 1 January and Tuesday 4 January, before reopening on Wednesday 5 January.
From 5 January onwards, the pharmacy will remain open from 11am to 5pm.
Full hours (9.30am to 5pm) will resume on Monday 24 January.
Student Support Services
The Student Support Services team will be available for Live Chat on the Student Portal, email and face to face enquiries on some days throughout the winter break, click here to find out more!
Usual service and opening times will resume Wednesday 5 January.
From everyone at the University of Stirling, we hope you have a wonderful festive break! Stay safe, and we can’t wait to see you all again in January 2022!