Category Student Blogs

Deaf and Hearing Impariment Awareness. Student Stories – Lucy Hoffmann

Introduction I have been hearing impaired since birth and need hearing aids in both my ears. Although hearing aids are very useful, they still can’t pick up everything and it’s a daily struggle. I don’t like being in situations in… Continue Reading →

Deaf and hearing impairment awareness. Student Stories – Lucy Walkup

Overcoming Challenges Being deaf is a part of my identity and it is something that makes me, me. In life, I have been faced with many challenges, particularly with communication and this has become much more apparent during Covid-19. The… Continue Reading →

Deaf and Hearing Impairment Awareness. Student Stories – Megan Perry

Diagnosis When I was first informed that I would require hearing aids in 2017, I was surprised as I hadn’t realised my hearing had deteriorated so much. I had just assumed that people spoke quietly and that I wasn’t paying… Continue Reading →

My Experience of Volunteering – Stephanie Knight

I began volunteering seven years ago, when I was in 3rd year at school. I was a Sports Leader, Young Ambassador and Chair of the Health & Wellbeing Group at Smithycroft Secondary School. In addition to this, I was delivering… Continue Reading →

Choosing the University of Stirling was the best decision I made. Here’s why

Higher education (and international education) is an exciting opportunity to study and experience cultural exchanges, see and explore a new country, enjoy the different seasons, cuisines, hear and speak new languages and open your mind to the limitless possibilities of… Continue Reading →

Student Stories – Alex Parker

When I first started my Mental Health Nursing Degree in 2018, I did not think that I would be going out to work during a pandemic just a year and a half down the line. I was already on placement… Continue Reading →

Dyslexia Awareness Week – Student stories

5 -11 October 2020 marks Dyslexia Awareness Week. To find out how you can get involved, please visit the British Dyslexia Association website. Megan McCluskey – First year Criminology and Law I have dyscalculia, which is a specific learning difficulty… Continue Reading →

10 Packing Essentials for International Students Coming to the University of Stirling [STUDENT BLOG]

In this blog, postgraduate student Priya Rawal (MBA) shares her essentials for any international student coming to study at the University of Stirling. As you eagerly await this new and exciting journey of studying in Scotland, I’m sure you’re looking, eating,… Continue Reading →

My First Year – Luke Thomas [STUDENT BLOG]

In this blog BA (Hons) Business Studies student, Luke Thomas, reflects on his experiences as a first-year student at the University of Stirling. On the morning of my first day as a University of Stirling student, I had to leave my… Continue Reading →

My clearing experience – Emily Ferguson

Emily shares her experience of applying to study through clearing as well as some of her top tips of those who may find themselves in a similar situation.

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