University of Stirling Student Union
Clubs and societies
During the first week of the Autumn semester (“Fresher’s Week”) the Union organises many activities for new students and the Clubs and Societies Fayre is an opportunity to find out more.
For those not interested in joining a sports team, a Sports facilities membership costs only £94.90 per year or £69.90 per semester and gives you access to the gym and other facilities.
For more information on sports at Stirling email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the International Students Officer.
International Students Officer
An International Students Officer is elected each year to be the voice of International Students. If you have any questions or concerns during your stay at University, or if you are interested in running for this post, please send an email to email@example.com.
The Union co-operates with the University’s STEER project to provide social activities for new students and their mentors. You will find more information on the Union web site: www.stirlingstudentsunion.com
University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA
Tel: +44 (0) 1786 467166
As a student at Stirling, you will soon discover that the University offers you an excellent opportunity to meet not only Scottish and other British people, but students from all over the world.
The Union International Society regularly organises exciting night outs, which will show you the fun of being a student in Stirling. One of the International Society’s most popular events is the Ceilidh (Scottish dancing party) and they will have one every semester. There are many other events to explore Scottish culture and the international spirit you can find at Stirling, including whisky tastings and samba classes. The members of the International Society represent over 80 nationalities, so it is an excellent environment to make friends and build networks.
Further information about the Society can be obtained from the Students’ Union at: http://www.stirlingstudentsunion.com/clubssocieties/societies/6302/
Friends International Stirling
For a number of years, people from different churches in the Stirling area have occasionally invited international students to their homes. They have given them a meal, helping them to learn more about British culture and to overcome any feelings of homesickness.
They have given them a meal, helping them to learn more about British culture and to overcome any feelings of homesickness. They themselves have also benefited greatly by learning about the cultures and lives of their guests and enjoying their friendship.
A group of local Christians called ‘Friends International Stirling’ arrange this and other activities. This includes a regular weekly Global Café in the chaplaincy every Thursday from 4pm–6pm during term time. If you are interested in knowing more you can visit the University Chaplaincy to speak to Hamish who is one of the Chaplaincy team or to pick up an application form.
More information is available on the web site http://friendsinternational.uk/stirling
In Stirling and Bridge of Allan students are welcome to join with local faith communities in their regular worship and other activities. Full contact details are available in the University Chaplaincy, located in the Andrew Miller Building. Contact information for Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Muslim and Jewish students is also available in the Chaplaincy.