University of Stirling Blog

Celebrating the Year of the Tiger at Stirling 

What is Chinese New Year?  Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, takes places on 1st February 2022 and is the most important event in the Chinese calendar.  Not sure what it’s all about? Our Student Ambassadors James and Yuanling explain:  Year of the Tiger  2022 is the Year of the Tiger –

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Four Tips to Help You Adjust to Studying Abroad [Student Blog]

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Valentina Figueroa, from Canada, is a University of Stirling student currently studying the MSc Strategic Communication and Public Relations course. In this blog, Valentina shares some of her advice for adjusting to the transition to studying abroad as an international student. Making the decision to study abroad for the first time can be scary, and

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How Stirling took me by surprise [student blog]

We’re proud to call Stirling our home! With a population of almost 100,000, the bustling city of Stirling provides a great community for city life. Third-year BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology student Emily Snowling shares what she thought of Stirling before she came here, her first impressions of the city, and finally, what it’s like

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A Brief History of Burns Night

Image of a traditional Burns supper of haggic, potatoes and turnips.

With Christmas and New Year now behind us, the next event we love to celebrate in Scotland is the 25th of January. We’re talking about Scotland’s ‘other national day’, after St Andrew’s Day in late November. Any guesses? We are of course talking about…Burns Night. It’s an important date in the Scottish national calendar, but

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Take a dip into Scottish waters: The ultimate introduction to wild swimming

Let’s not kid ourselves, here: Scotland is an incredibly wet place. But we’re not just talking about dreich rainy days.   Our stunning little country is home to more than 31,000 freshwater lochs. We’ve also got 11 major rivers, dozens of tributaries and over 150 waterfalls. Toss in a whopping 6,160 miles of gorgeous coastline, and you’re starting to get the

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Support for students over the 2021 Christmas break

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A message from Student Support Services ahead of the 2021 winter break (Wednesday 22 December 2021 to Tuesday 4 January inclusive). Hi to all our students! Students are advised that the Student Services Hub will be available for Live Chat on the Student Portal, email and face to face enquiries on the following days (from

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Campus Services over the 2021 Winter Break

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

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5 Reasons to Study in Scotland

Let’s be honest: there’s nowhere on planet earth quite like Scotland. Our little country is warm, welcoming and totally inclusive. With our vibrant cities, historic landmarks and breathtaking scenery, you’re never far from adventure here. That’s just one reason why Scotland was named the most beautiful country in the world by Rough Guides in 2019

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