Category: Student Blogs

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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A look back on my time at Stirling – Sarah Mayes

I always thought of myself as a home bird; I didn’t really have the desire to move away for university until I came to visit Stirling. Honestly, I fell in love with the campus. It sounds cliché, but I felt so at home walking around, even for the first time. I love that it has such a community feel. I also met a Psychology

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A lookback at my time at Stirling – Tee Gregory

Class of 2021, we made it! The past four years have definitely been a roller coaster ride, full of ups, downs and even global pandemics. During my four years at the University of Stirling, I grew from an 18-year-old girl into 22-year-old women, and have experienced so much, from being a student ambassador to living in Orlando.  One reason why I picked Stirling was

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Stepping out of your comfort zone – Mariluz Sanchez

University of Stirling student Mariluz Sanches posting infront of Airthrey Loch

Hi, I’m Mariluz Sanchez, and I am a first-year Sport Business Management student. I am originally from Spain. However, I grew up in a Spanish/German environment living for eight years in Germany and eight years in Spain. I then moved to France for three years, where I finished High School.    Football plays a huge role

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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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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 to the United Nations, International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on

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