Category: Student Blogs

Here’s why Stirling is like a miniature Scotland [Student Blog]

Scotland has so much to offer — and believe it or not, you can find the best of every Scottish experience right here in Stirling. In this blog, University of Stirling student ambassador Achilleas, explains why Stirling is like its own miniature Scotland. If you had to name a country famous for its scenic landscapes,

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Best Apps for university [Student Blog]

With modern technology, learning how to use your mobile and tablet could actually benefit your university work. Here fourth year Film and Media student Yasamin Saadat shares the apps (for both iPhone and Android) that helped her tremendously at university. Notion This app is an incredible note taking database. When this application was first introduced

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How to beat homesickness [Student Blog]

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Moving to university can be one of the most exciting, liberating, and daunting experiences ever. Whether you’re moving across the globe or simply to another city, it’s natural to feel an overwhelming feeling of homesickness. Especially at the beginning of your transition into your new life, you will probably become a bit too familiar with

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5 Things you should know before starting uni

I’m Emily, a 3rd year student studying criminology and sociology. Thinking back to my first year there are lots of things that I wish I had known before! So that’s what I’m going to be sharing with you today, hopefully you find these tips helpful and they can help your first few weeks go as

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Tried and Tested: Finding a part-time job at University. [Student Blog]

Moving away from home, becoming independent and exploring beyond the confines of your comfort zone are all important steps in starting your life as a University student. Part of the journey to this newfound independence is financial responsibility. For some students, calculating their weekly expenses is enough to ensure that all their requirements are met,

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Advice for international students [Student Blog]

Starting university in a new country can be a daunting prospect. Yasamin, a fourth year Film & Media student at the University of Stirling, shares what she wishes she had known before starting university as an international student. Being an international student can be one of the most exciting yet intimidating moments of your university

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Top Three Places for an Adventurous Picnic in Stirling

Nyssa Langlois is currently completing an MLitt in Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the United States, and spends her free time exploring Scotland on foot. For many, picnics bring to mind an idyllic environment — a checked blanket on a grassy

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