Hello and Welcome
We are delighted that you’ve chosen the University of Stirling – the Best University
in the UK for a ‘good place to be’ (International Student Barometer 2008).
You are part of the diverse community that makes up the University of Stirling – a
community we are very proud of and this diary has been designed for you as an
introduction to, and companion to life here.
• Handy easy-view, tear-out timetables at the back of the diary to keep track of
• Blank pages for keeping notes and personalising your diary
• More space to write your stuff, and a special ‘to do’ section each day
• Key ‘prompts’ at the top of the pages to remind you of useful contacts and
• All the important dates throughout – exams, holidays, freebie days at the
Students’ Union, graduation, and workshops on study support, career options
and IT training
• An invaluable phone directory and spaces to write down your own contacts
• A handy page marker that you can pop out and slot in anywhere in the diary to
keep you right. (Also, some students have used it as a ruler!)
Most of all, the diary is a way of communicating with you - keep in touch!
We are really grateful to all the students over the last year who offered their
incorporate many this time round. Without your support and input each year, we
couldn’t keep developing our diary, so thanks!
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ABSENCE: MEDICAL CERTIFICATES
practice in the locality of your semester APPEALS
accommodation. Current regulations
require all students to submit a medical
decision of an academic body charged
seven consecutive days or longer, and
in all cases of absence from compulsory
examinations and tests. If you miss a
compulsory class for any reason you
should self-certify. If the missed class
(i) Challenges to the academic judgement
of examiners on an assessment outcome,
Students should submit an electronic (ii) Claiming that academic performance
found via the Student Portal. If your
absence through illness is prolonged no contemporaneous, independent,
medical or other evidence to support
students on the Stirling Campus should the application.
or Programme Director, or one of your Note that there is a time limit for
submitting an appeal.
students should notify the department if COMPLAINTS
they are absent for any amount of time,
and if they are on clinical placement they
should also contact their supervisor. concern about the adequacy or quality
Students at the Western Isles Campus of the provision of a programme of
should inform the Campus Secretary of study or related academic service. The
interests to resolve complaints as quickly
See also: Advisers of Studies Scheme, as possible, as close to the source of the
problem as possible, and by informal
means in preference to formal ones. A
ACADEMIC APPEALS AND should normally take the matter up in
is immediately responsible for the
situation. The approved procedures
be resolved at this stage.
experiences that demonstrate potential
and then asked to submit a short piece
time basis. The Access Programme is
Students may request a formal transcript
of their academic performance at any
time from the Student Matriculation and
This programme is taught on our Stirling
campus and you can take it either in
the evenings, daytime or a mix of both
the transcript relates. Transcripts can – depending on your availability and
either be collected from the Student
sent directly to the student or sent to a take a Learning Strategies module to
help you generally, then you can choose
from a variety of subjects.
of the request. Details of charges and
information required from enquirers
Kevin Cloherty, Access Secretary
accommodation available for student
You should note that you may access occupancy during semesters and the
details of your academic history via the summer months. The current portfolio
Student Portal. has 2,799 directly managed bedrooms
and includes a range of accommodation
from standard study bedrooms in
traditional halls of residences to en
for 5/7 occupants.
The Access to Degree Studies Accommodation is available to all
programme is used as a stepping-stone students, regardless of year of study
and returning students are advised
to book their accommodation early
to avoid disappointment. Students into a legally binding contractual
Residential Services to discuss their released in exceptional circumstances.
Life in a communal residence can be
great fun but also requires a degree
semester dates and generally students of mutual respect and tolerance of
extended full year lets are available to students are therefore asked to take
this into account.
In most accommodation the total rental
although there are some exceptions.
Students should check these details you may have.
also available on the Residential Services
The Halls of Residence (Murray Hall, There is
no university accommodation at either
from outlying areas.
remaining residences have concierge
cover from 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday For further details
– Friday. Emergency cover is provided contact Susan McKay, Accommodation
outside these hours.
For further details
The residences are smoke free areas and
smoking is only permitted in individual
student bedrooms. See also: (Code of Student) Discipline,
accommodation are required to accept
an occupancy agreement during the on-
line booking process. (A limited number ADVICE AND DEVELOPMENT
of rooms are available on a single SERVICE
semester basis). By agreeing to this
occupancy agreement, you are entering Our team of Advisers specialise in the
areas of student money and disability
other appropriate services as needed.
We do not cover academic advice.
If you are a disabled student, including
are strongly recommended to make Advice and Support Centre containing
the Student Development and Support exam stress, to getting free condoms!
Services, Advice and Development
our information, book an appointment
The Disability Adviser can assist you to
identify your support needs and ensure
appropriate arrangements are put in or simply pop your head into the Vice
the Student Development and Support
See also: Disability Support, Mental Our student volunteers are really
Health Issues, Exam and Coursework
Student Development and Support
Volunteers receive invaluable training
Student Money Advisers in communication skills, sexual and
mental health advice, campaigning and
The team of Student Money Advisers much more! At the end of their year
they receive a nationally recognised
related issues. They are also responsible
for administering a range of funds
including the Discretionary Fund, the Stirling.
the Access Student Support Fund and
or simply get involved in helping your nurses as a clinical supervisor. She is a
registered nurse and health visitor.
Development and Support Services IAN BONNAR-EVANS
Based in Inverness, Ian practises as an
integrated counsellor and uses a number
The Student Adviser, a member of the clients including cognitive behavioural
Student Development and Support (CBT) interventions. His background is
Services team, is normally available in secondary and higher education and
at the Highland Campus on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday mornings. counsellor. Ian has a lot of experience
MS LYNDEN EASTERBROOK
A counselling service for Highland
Campus students is provided by local
counsellors. Students can make contact Based in Elgin and Forres, Lynden
trained as a Person Centred Counsellor
MRS VIVIEN LEEFARR
BA (Hons), Ad.Dip.Couns. MBACP (Sen
refuges, schools, Employee Assistance
Programmes and in private practice.
Based in Inverness, Vivien has trained She is also a counselling supervisor.
as a psychodynamic counsellor and
of concerns including family and
and loss, anxiety and depression,
distressing emotional problems or
symptoms. These include depression,
explore their creativity.
anxiety and stress. Vivien is a supervisor
FIONA LESLIE video link may also be used. The local
MBACP Ad.Dip.Couns. counsellor for students at the Western
Based in Inverness and Dingwall
Fiona practices as an integrated MRS MARILYN WEMYSS
range of theories and ideas, including
psychodynamic, gestalt, humanistic
Based in Stornoway, Marilyn has
been trained as a person-centred and
as a counsellor in a variety of settings,
including a postnatal depression project, in general practice having previously
community health and a primary school.
clients experiencing anxiety, stress,
depression, eating distress, loss and abuse. She is a supervisor of counsellors
bereavement, abuse, life transitions and in the voluntary sector.
When the Adviser at Highland Campus
is not available and the matter is urgent
students may contact the Student
Development and Support Services in
Stirling for assistance.
See also: Counselling and Wellbeing,
Student Development and Support
See also: Student Development and
The Student Adviser from Highland
Campus provides a service to students
via telephone and e-mail and also visits Scheme, all students have ready access
the campus at least once a year. A to appropriate and informed advice
and guidance from their Departmental
Advisers are in each department and • provide general advice on the
• guide you to, and provide information
on, support services and appropriate
responsible for the operation of the sources of advice on non-academic
personal and emotional, cultural),
If you are taking modules from more than including support for disabled
one department, then it is recommended students.
that you contact the Departmental
Advisory Team for your main subject (or There are no obligatory meetings
the subject your enquiry relates to, e.g. if
you are considering a change of degree
programme). For research students the attend any individual or group advisory
principal research supervisor.
In addition you may seek guidance from
your programme of study and – upon Relevant members of the Departmental
provide academic references for students
you to the appropriate specialist
courses or for jobs. But you should bear
that responsibility for your choice of in mind that, as a matter of courtesy at
should be asked before their names are
It is the responsibility of the Advisers given.
• Student Development and Support
in particular on module choices,
programmes of study and progression
programme is required or if you still
require academic guidance, having
consulted the Student Programmes
helpline providing advice and
information on AIDS, HIV, sexual health, ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
local services, clinics and support. 0800
567 123. Minority ethnic and minicom
the use of assistive technologies.
ALCOHOL The IT element of assessment takes
needs, academic programme and other
go too far. Drinking in excess can lead an Assistive Technologies Trainer. The
holistic approach aims to ensure, as
and physical health, studies, money and
relationships. If you do drink, try to practices can be supported by the IT
stick to the recommended safety limits
that, as far as possible, IT facilities are
accessible to all. Most of the facilities
of spirit or half a pint of beer.)
full multimedia functionality, some
approximately 800 computers have
Alternative sources of funding may be
available for students from a number
of trust funds, charities and schemes. visually impaired/blind users including
students of modern languages.
machine to machine), and have access to
www.scholarship-search.org.uk and Thesaurus is also available and
linked directly to Microsoft Word.
• A number of text scanners are
See also: Educational Grants Advisory
Development Loans good quality photocopies and books
range of enabling technologies, it
must be noted that centralised lab
and therefore may not be available at
Some portable systems can be loaned Assistive Technologies &
obtain personal equipment. These
recordings of lectures from almost
these during examinations, class-tests
Examination arrangements (to include
class tests) are discussed during the IT
remains a dedicated computing facility assessment.
located in the Murray Hall residence.
It houses, on height adjustable Disability Adviser:
tables, a full range of IT equipment
and emulates all central computer
labs. 2A81 is also a dedicated
computing facility located in Cottrell,
see a Disability Adviser in the Advice and
There are 4 sound-proofed booths Development Service to determine if you
should be referred for an assessment of
your assistive technology needs. You
may then be referred to an Assessment
facilities in central computer labs. It
is used as a class test venue during
semester, and as a main venue during Adviser)
the December and May exams. At
these times, there is no student
as such permission must be granted
to use them
All students on taught programmes must
practical classes and to complete such
note paragraph 14 of the First Degree assignments, tests, and examinations as
or to complete such assignments, tests
behalf of the Academic Council by
Departments. Where the mode of study
It is in your interests to ascertain at the
placement situation. compulsory or prescribed. This should
be clearly set out in every departmental
and programme handbook but if you
are in doubt you should ask the Module
presence in a remote classroom or Co-ordinator or Programme Director.
by appropriate contribution to those Please also note that regulations may
online discussions that have been set not be the same for every module.
students must attend all compulsory
health and safety classes.
compulsory or prescribed. Where a class
See also: Calendar
Department, attendance at that class is
a pre-condition for receiving credit for
other than in exceptional circumstances,
necessary for the organisation and
is a part. Attendance at a prescribed need it to receive payments of your
absent from more than a third of if you have a part time job. There are
various types of account though most
people use a current account for most
Students on postgraduate taught
programmes are asked to note There is a Halifax Bank of Scotland
branch located on the Stirling campus
for Higher Degrees, Postgraduate
of various high street banks in nearby
Bridge of Allan and Stirling. Online
only banking facilities are increasingly
such lecture, seminar, tutorial and
group or campaign contact your Black
interest free overdraft facility. You can
discuss this option and its conditions
Highland and Western Isles: There is
no bank available on campus but there BOOKING ROOMS
are branches of various banks in the
the surrounding areas.
Designated representatives of the
BENEFITS Societies can book lecture theatres,
seminar rooms, classrooms or centrally
controlled exhibition spaces for club or
not be eligible for support except for campus.
some disabled students, lone parents
and some part time students. A couple
for all student Room Bookings is
may have some additional entitlements required.
during the summer vacation.
Contact the Advice and Development
Service or your local Jobcentre Plus
Society Room Booking. Completed
request to be delivered to Commercial
Operations, Cottrell Building room
challenge discrimination and prejudice
faced by students of an African, Asian OR
university community and on a national •
basis. Campaigns run through links
against fascism and for “Black Students
in Education”. deliver to Commercial Operations,
Cottrell Room 2B10. (Hard copies Honours admission can be found in this
available from 2B10).
All postgraduate programmes and their
regulations can be found in the Taught
Postgraduate Programmes volume.
Atrium area in order to carry out an programmes and you are advised to
students carrying out market research governing your academic programme.
as part of their academic programme.
Such booking requests should to be See also: Student Portal
made via the academic department.
Commercial Operations/Room CAR PARKING
CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
The Career Development Centre provide
that contains the rules and regulations make informed career decisions, pursue
study and other activities that take place
careers throughout their lives.
stir.ac.uk . It can also be accessed via
the Student Portal. The main volume
contains the Charter, Statutes and
the regulations governing degrees by
A separate volume for undergraduate • Online guidance facility
programmes gives details of all
• Credit-bearing career planning
courses (see Personal Development
courses (see Personal Development See also: Job Shop, Personal
modules) Development modules, Student
• Experience of psychometric tests Development and Support Services
• An on-going programme of career
• Student Tutoring programme for CAREER DEVELOPMENT LOANS
A Career Development Loan (CDL) is a
Careers Information deferred repayment bank loan to help you
pay for vocational learning or education.
• An online vacancy facility If you are not eligible for mandatory
• A Job Shop for part-time, casual and funding, you may be able to take out
temporary vacancies (see Jobshop a Career Development Loan (CDL) of
• Careers Fair your course fees plus other costs for up
of Stirling CDLs are most commonly
used by non-research postgraduate
room students to fund their programme of
part time and distance learning courses
loan or grant.
The Career Development Centre is based Find more information at
in room 3A1 of the Cottrell Building on
Stirling Campus and is open Monday 0800 585505
See also: Alternative Sources of
Funding, Career Development Centre,
CATERING (Eating on Campus)
Highland and Western Isles: Sheila
careers related enquiries. Students prices.
may contact her at anytime but, due to
the nature of the courses, most of the Catering Facilities are available as
• Pathfoot Dining & Study Centre
• Stir Café
• Atrium Fast Food Bar CHAPLAINCY/ FAITH CENTRE
both interfaith and interdenominational,
– the Pathfoot Dining & Study Centre,
located in the Pathfoot Building, and
philosophical belief. It is an independent
Building. Both dining areas provide
lighter snack options. Both of the main respective churches and communities.
dishes. representatives of other religious faiths
Snack options are also available from
the other campus catering outlets. The The Chaplains operate on a rota of
attendance (Monday - Friday) on
Stirling Campus. One of them is usually
its sister establishment, the Atrium available in the Chaplaincy situated at
the approach to the Robbins Centre.
Stir Café provides a range of exciting and lead groups or other activities as
required to deepen understanding of
local and/or organic produce and this biscuits and cereal bars are available
commitment has led to its accreditation
on the EatScotland scheme run by
for meetings or used as a quiet study
Stir Café, the Atrium Fast Food Bar and
space is available to both religious and
Highland and Western Isles: Students
have access to cafe facilities on campus
Rev Hamish Wishart (Baptist)
See also: Chaplaincy/Faith Centre, (Methodist)
Rev Gillian Weighton
(Church of Scotland) Fund. Certain students and their families
Fr Kenneth Owens (Roman Catholic) could also be entitled to funding through
Rev Dominic Ind
Rev David Pattie
Where students do not meet the
Rev Andy Thomson eligibility criteria for the above funds,
Imam Mohammed Arif at nursery, limited support may be
Joan Montgomery Contact the Advice and Development
Highland and Western Isles: Chaplains
at the hospitals on both sites speak to Psychology Department Playgroup
A morning playgroup is run by the
psychology department on the Stirling
CHILDCARE availability tel 01786 466869. An
afternoon parent and toddler group is
also run by the department.
For occasional childcare needs, the
treehouse crèche Monday to Friday from
an hour for babies and children aged
Highland Council Childcare
Information Service reserved through macrobert tickets and
information on 01786 466666
Western Isles Childcare Information
It may also be possible for students See IT Services
from the Childcare Fund or the Hardship
Highland and Western Isles: See
section on Advice and Counselling at
Most full time students are exempt Highland and Western Isles
from Council Tax. Contact the Student
See also: Student Development
in the Student Services area in 2Z of the and Support Services, Advice and
Cottrell Building if you need assistance. Counselling at Highland campus,
Advice and counselling at Western
Highland and Western Isles: Forms
are available on campus for students to
a student. is all about representation, becoming a
course representative is your opportunity
The Student Counselling and Wellbeing
you can voice the opinions of your
module is being run to assessment
troubling you. and any other issues that may arise.
From the SSCC you can be elected as a
clearer understanding of your problems
discuss motions on issues relating to
Counselling is free. Each session lasts the student experience in general, to
about an hour.
more about being a course rep contact the
counselling disciplines and approaches.
Course reps are also elected in February
counselling so there are lots of opportunities to
CRIME PREVENTION a garage or shed. And keep house
and car keys out of sight in the house
– car theft through burglary is on the
goods per head than the rest of the rise.
laptop, nearly all have a mobile phone The average cost of a student burglary
get cover for your most valuable gear
like your computer, TV, and stereo.
prevention – but if 1 in 3 students is the •
victim of a crime, are you really doing
enough to protect yourself and your
• KNOW THE RISK
halls. Make sure all the doors and you during the Christmas, Easter and
summer holidays, arrange for them
move in. to be held in secure storage or left
Half of all burglaries happen on • SAFETY FIRST
the spur of the moment through If you see signs of a break-in
lock your door. And if you live in
to the kitchen or bathroom. police.
hate them because you need a key to CRIMINAL OFFENCES
open deadlocks from the inside as
– use them. incidence of such cases, although
• LOOK SHARP some types of indiscipline, for example
If you live in halls, make sure nobody
enough to be considered as criminal
Make sure your TV, video and other the police for investigation and action,
The Principal, or a Deputy Principal, particular, your name and semester
suspend or exclude any student from authority for Council Tax exemption
subject to a report to the Academic
Other than as described above, the
See also: Calendar
DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998, such disclosure is for the prevention or
detection of crime, the apprehension
assessment or collection of any tax or
the Information Commissioner in terms
of the Data Protection Act 1998. The data only as long as necessary for its
purposes as described. Please note,
certain personal data relating to you,
by virtue of your being a student of the
require to retain your personal data to
satisfy its obligations to keep certain
records for particular periods under
prevent unauthorised disclosure. The all personal data remain current and
accurate. There are some areas,
on your application form, as part of
the enrolment process and by other upon you to inform it of any changes to
and educational purposes. For these
therefore request that any changes to
address details be communicated via
Information Commissioner, personal the Student Portal. Changes to other
data may also be transferred outside the personal details should be reported to
European Economic Area, to countries the Student Matriculation and Records
student information are given in the
to Departmental Registry. All Highland
Campus students should report changes about this you should enquire at the
Information Desk in the Library.
Western Isles Campus students to the
Campus Secretary. (See Student Portal
for a list of contact details). DENTISTS
For further information on Data
dentist in your area. More and more
data-protection/index.php or contact under the health board. This means
this could be costly. Look around for a
patients. Students in the Stirling area
may like to contact the Airthrey Park
in the Regulation of Investigatory Dental Centre.
of Communications) Regulations. The
system, monitor and record outgoing HC11 form. These are available from
e-mails, monitor incoming e-mails and the Airthrey Park Dental Centre and the
monitor and record Internet usage for Campus Pharmacy. A list of dentists is
the purposes set out in the Acts and available from Student Development
Regulations. These purposes include
investigating and detecting unauthorised HC11 if required.
use, the prevention and detection of
operation. Such surveillance must be
For students at Highland and Western
automatically scanned in order to add the Isles campuses information is available
from Student Adviser.
mails are checked for viruses and “spam”
See also: Student Development and
not routinely monitor e-mail or Internet Support Services
A Code of Discipline has been approved
you have understood these matters at
enrolment. If you have any questions
to student membership of the academic
and campus community can be dealt
of your individual situation.
penalties related to the seriousness
of a particular act of misconduct. The For this reason, you are encouraged to
detailed procedures for the operation
of the Code can be found in Ordinance This can be done by contacting a
the Student Development and Support
Services, Advice and Development team.
See also: Calendar
any additional support you may need
There are a range of disabled parking
bays available over the campus. Disabled
Parking Permits are available through
apply for a Car Parking Permit should
and personal support that you require to
range of applications is available online. support you throughout your academic
If you are not a blue badge holder you career.
See also: Student Portal
to ensure that all your needs are taken
into consideration. If you decide to keep
your circumstances private, the matter
consider all reasonable steps to meet
your individual needs. We seek to
foster an inclusive community and to
prevent disabled students from being Disability or Dyslexia Adviser.
marginalised or unable to realise their
If you prefer, you may speak to any
such that often your needs are met as
problems, you may require dispensations
in your best interest. If you choose to
make a formal disclosure, the Disability
Adviser can be informed by the member disclose a disability, or have a mental
should seek advice from the Disability
Highland and Western Isles: Students
you and the various support agencies
Co-ordinator. place. The Disability Adviser is located
in Student Development and Support
See also: Assistive technologies, Services, Advice and Development
Exam and Coursework Arrangements, team.
Student Development and Support
Services, Mental Health Issues For general information and guidance
Disability - Exam And Coursework students or mental health problems,
you should be enabled to become as support.stir.ac.uk/advice/disability/
academically self-reliant as possible, index.php
taking increasing responsibility for
the academic programme.
If you face extra costs because you have
a disability you may be eligible to apply
arrangements for delivering the from your funding authority.
sitting examinations are appropriate Although application forms are available
from your funding authority, you
should speak to the Disability Adviser
may require additional arrangements to as soon as possible in order to discuss
enable you to undertake your studies your requirements, and to start the
application and support processes.
you are experiencing mental health
personal or other educational support
you may require.
through the various funds administered
by the Advice and Development Service.
The Service administers a range of
items of equipment and consumable funds including the Discretionary Fund,
equipment such as computer technology Fund, the Access Student Support Fund
personal assistance. Forms are available from the Advice and
still speak to a Disability Adviser as soon
as possible regarding support, course
and exam adjustments etc.
For further details please contact the
integrate the principles of equality and
diversity into all its activities from
key decisions on its mission and
strategic objectives through to day-
to-day operations. It does not tolerate
discrimination on the grounds of gender,
race, disability, age, religion and belief,
to achieve equality of opportunity for sexual orientation or other irrelevant
disabled people, through the removal of
societal barriers and the eradication of
negative and discriminatory attitudes. to promote understanding, equality and
Meetings are held regularly and are open
visitors to our campuses should receive
The group and the campaign are
contact for any other information at
that the principles of equality and
diversity apply to all its key functions,
• Research and Support Services, 4Y4, Cottrell
• Recruitment and admissions Building. For students on Highland and
• Learning and teaching Western Isles Campuses, information is
• The management of human and other available from the Student Adviser.
• Commercial operations
strategy in relation to equality and
about any drugs concerns you may have
• Disability equality scheme about yourself, friends or relatives.
• Race equality policy
• Equal opportunities policy
• Equality impact assessment toolkit
assessment can be arranged through
the Disability Adviser.
during 2009 and replaced by a Single
plan to embed and promote equality
and diversity across all its functions. See also: Disability Support, Student
Development and Support Services
If eating becomes a real problem or if
from the Counselling and Wellbeing
located in the Airthrey Park Medical Service or from your Doctor.
A list of doctors in the area is available
from Reception, Student Development
See also: IT Services
SERVICE (EGAS) EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE
Educational trusts are charitable
An emergency contraceptive service
is available from the Stirling Campus
information and advice to students Pharmacy free of charge. The Stirling
on sources of funding and Charitable Campus Pharmacy provides free,
pill and sexual health advice.
Development and Support Services,
– DAY OR NIGHT
To summon the Fire Brigade, Ambulance
a First-Aider on Stirling Campus, dial
2222 on an internal telephone or 01786
(e.g. the Library, your department,
Calls to extension 2222 take priority
to check your account frequently for
messages. action is co-ordinated from it.
account, it is your responsibility to set at Highland and Western Isles Campuses
account to ensure that you receive all
if you study in these locations.
• Leave the building by the nearest safe
exit – do not stop to collect personal
operating the nearest call point. • Close any doors you pass through to
• From an internal telephone dial 2222 • Do not use lifts.
assembly point (see location map)
• • Do not re enter the building until you
are instructed that it is safe to do
to do so and you must ensure you
havean adequate means of escape.
team (main buildings) or the Duty
to get out of hand leave it to the Fire Concierge (residences).
• Leave the building by the nearest safe
exit – Do not stop to collect personal
belongings or re-enter the building.
They are clearly marked by assembly
• Close any doors you pass through to
• Do not use lifts. Assembly points are located at a safe
distance from buildings. This is to avoid
• congestion at exits and enables clear
assembly point (see location map) access for the emergency services.
Internal courtyards in Cottrell and nearest assembly points.
Pathfoot are not an alternative to
use any assembly point. Assembly points
• Do not re enter the building until you are also a point of communication, in
are instructed that it is safe to do
team (main buildings) or the Duty Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans
The aim of a Personal Emergency
Evacuation Plan PEEP is to provide
dog is also given ample opportunity to
information to be able to manage their learn these routes.
escape from the building, and also to give
the departments concerned the necessary See also: Fire safety, Safety and
information to ensure that the correct Environmental Services
It is the responsibility of the Department ENROLMENT
and Support Services to talk to disabled In order to become fully enrolled at
they require any assistance in the event online Administrative Enrolment.
or a student requires assistance the
she.stir.ac.uk). This should be completed Full details on enrolment can be found
support from the Department Safety reg-enrol-home.php
Support Services. Further guidance on See also: Module Registration, Student
Deaf and Hearing Impaired persons
alongside hearing colleagues/students
Since its opening over a hundred years
ago the Albert Halls have been at the
the behaviour of those around them.
and conferences and acting as a focus
for the local Stirling Community.
Blind and Partially Sighted persons
and entertainment centre has a 270
seat theatre in addition to a 800 seat
applicable this must include alternative and restaurants.
uses a guide dog it is important that the
mac of regular live acts and special guests.
Recently, these have included Rachel
The macrobert arts centre is located in
features a diverse programme of cinema,
drama, dance and comedy. The cinema
status (2005 – 2007).
screenings take place every Wednesday
afternoon, an ideal time to relax in the For more information on entertainment
and activities in the Robbins Centre,
café bar restaurant serving a full menu,
snacks and hot and cold drinks from
9am till late every day.
seater mainhouse auditorium include
top choreographer Hofesh Shechter,
music and the arts.
Re-opened in 2002, after a sensational
and Tim Minchin.
Call our tickets and information line Tolbooth has quickly established a
on 01786 466666 or pop in for more reputation as one of the best live music
information. To join the student E-mail venues in the country.
List” in the subject box.
and hosted a parliament in the reign of
and the home to some of the best
of entertainments run by students, for
students. Based in the Robbins Centre, Scotland.
campus, it is perhaps best loved for its
a social focus for students day and
night. The student union also operates
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY Students must inform the examiners,
See Sustainable Development,
Recycling are any medical or other circumstances
performance in their examinations. It is
not acceptable for such information to
be taught in the evenings until Spring
2010. They are available to full-time examination results (on your portal
and part-time students. For information
evening, please refer to your Adviser of the resits begin. Resit examinations
Studies team. Further information about take place in late January and late June.
evening modules is available on the
normally be restricted to assessment
parttime/parttime-evening-degree.php by examination. Resit examinations are
available for all undergraduate modules
See also: Advisers of Studies Scheme, Please note that mobile phones are not
Part-time Student Funding
Examinations are held at the end of 2009/2010
each semester, in December and May.
A draft examination timetable is issued Repeat/deferred examinations are held
in October for the December diet and
in March for the May diet. You should
check the draft timetable for the time, deferred examination by email to their
date and place of your examinations. student email account, so it is important
If you notice examination clashes, ie that you check your email regularly.
registered that have been timetabled for Main Autumn diet
the same morning or afternoon session, Tuesday 8 December – Monday 21
you should inform the appropriate December 2009
Wednesday 2 7 January – Friday 29
examination timetables, issued in mid January 2010
time, date and venue of each of your Main Spring diet
examinations. Tuesday 18 May – Saturday 5 June 2010
Resit/Deferred attend or complete a subsequent
Wednesday 30 June – Friday 2 July 2010 examination
schedule, and examination periods
be/has been impossible for you to
examinations. attend examinations.
examinations are only granted in examinations are set out in section 3
exceptional circumstances. If it is
impossible for you to attend or complete
and applications must be made to the
an application to defer all of your
examinations for the semester. If it of the application forms and student
becomes impossible for you to attend or guidance are available from the Student
complete an examination after you have Services desk in the Cottrell 2Z area, or
taken an earlier examination during the via the portal. These provide full details.
examination period, your application Please read the information carefully. If
you believe that you have grounds for an
all of your remaining examinations for
1 Submit to the Student Programmes
You are not eligible to apply for deferred
cause evidence as soon as possible
(at the latest by the last day of the
1 By the end of the teaching period in a semester) and b) your fully completed
semester, you have completed all the application form by the deadline
stated on the form (normally the last
day of the semester)
2 Inform the Chief Examiner/
currently registered that you are
scheduled examination making an application for deferred
b) since you sat an earlier examination
during the examination period, it If you decide to make an application,
has become impossible for you to it is in your interest to ensure that all
the relevant information is submitted
to the appropriate bodies as quickly as
possible. See also: Student Portal, Academic
If you are permitted to take a deferred
send you a copy of the resit/deferred
January repeat and deferred examination may be eligible to apply for a tuition
results are often available only shortly
before the beginning of the spring
semester and if you are concerned
the January resit examinations, you
should contact the Student Programmes
study, you should contact the Advice
grades. and Development Service.
Where a repeat examination is available,
is not eligible for a deferred examination Support Services
to take the repeat examination under
the conditions that apply to students
re-sitting the examination. FINANCE/MONEY
If you have any queries about the Life can be tough for a student on a
limited budget and our Student Money
Student Programmes and Examinations
applications for hardship , childcare
and other grants, budgeting and other
Financial support is generally available
at scheduled times by accessing
Student Portal. Any student requiring requirements. Most support is means
evidence of their examination grades tested, and depends on individual
can request a formal transcript of their circumstances.
academic performance from the Student
loans. Where students are unclear, they •
Continuing students should apply for appliances.
their funding for the next academic year, •
in time to receive it for the beginning
of the semester, and before the busy
period in July and August. SAAS usually Candles
accept applications from the end of April
• Candles of all types (including tea
year. If for any reason your funding is
unlikely to arrive on time, contact the You are also advised not to use these
Advice and Development Service. in any other accommodation.
• Only smoke in permitted areas.
See also : Career Development Centre, •
Career Development Loan ; Job Shop detectors.
Preventing false alarms
One of the biggest risks to your safety
alarms - and almost a third of these
came from educational establishments.
• Smoking in non smoking areas that
• have smoke detectors.
• • Burning food (especially toast).
fryers. • Cooking in non designated areas.
• Keep the kitchen door closed. • The method of detection in the
• Keep the cooker clean.
in other areas.
Electrical appliances •
rooms and kitchens - remember to
• Make sure these are in good order (an
for equipment in Halls and Flats). • Deodorant sprays and hairsprays can
also activate smoke detectors.
signage or to activate a malicious false
alarm. (Inverness and Stirling). If you are
expecting to graduate either in person
Renting private accommodation: or in absentia, the Student Matriculation
If three or more students are sharing
private accommodation, the landlord
must have a House in Multiple Occupation graduation) and the beginning of May
License from the local council. This (for June graduation) inviting you to book
ensures that certain standards for safety online. If you hear nothing from us then
premises have been inspected by the ac.uk All other information regarding
See also: Emergencies
The Alumni Association is the
organisation for all former students of
funding through trusts and charities.
providing a forum for lifelong social
charitable trusts most applicable to you.
Funder Finder is installed and available
to use in the Career Development Centre
and in the Information Centre systems at Stirling. The Association produces a
located behind the main desk in the
library. It is available on the Library and organises a programme of alumni
systems in the Highland Campus.
Students at Western Isles have access to
See also: Alternative Sources of living.
Funding, Career Development Centre
Further information is available from
the Alumni Relations & Development
duration of your programme, taking
into account a short period for any
extended assessments. The card is only
valid if your enrolment status is current.
Students are still required to enrol
Both guide dogs and hearing dogs are
asked to return your ID card.
You should ensure that your card is kept
See Discretionary Fund safe for the duration of your study. It
must be produced at examinations.
If your ID card is lost, students on the
HEALTH SERVICES Stirling Campus should report the loss
to the Student Matriculation and Records
See Doctor and Dentist
Students on the Highland and Western
card should contact their local Student
The Bridge (advice and information
01786 448699. Shelterline is available reg-enrol/CollectionofIDcard.php
ID CARD If you are over 18 and studying on a
part-time basis you may qualify for up
module fees. To qualify for this funding
purpose of the card is to act as an
less. Further information is available on
act as an electronic purse to purchase 0808 100 1090
also obtain advice on the detailed around campus or do a product search
Stirling by contacting contact the Advice
and Development Service.
During the Autumn and Spring student population and all academic
semesters, CELT provides up to 20 hours and support services are common to
of in-sessional language support free
of-charge to overseas students paying In addition, the International and Study
international fees. Students requiring
contact their departmental administrator to international students before arriving
or CELT directly.
The International Student Adviser, Ian
courses/english-lang/In- MacLellan, is located in the International
like an appointment to speak to Ian, to
INFORMATION SERVICES stir.ac.uk or phone 01786 466681.
Information Services is an integrated
libraries, computing, media services nformation on student life and living in
Scotland and includes a discussion board
and announcements (notice board). To
access, log onto the portal, click on
See also: IT Services, Library
It is important that your personal
theft, etc. Many insurance companies
halls of residence and term time
are available to students 24 hours a day.
The Information Centre provides help
and advice to students on using the
automatically become members of The
issues they need help in solving or face to Stirling. These can be connected to
on campus including many of the rooms
in the residences. There are a number
The International Society also provides
numerous popular social events for
international students to meet each
other and to get involved in the Stirling
social scene. itusepolicy.pdf
For any information about the
international require advice may contact Kate Hanney,
AV and IT Support.
the basics of using the Library and
a training programme that runs for
Further training opportunities are opportunities. The Job Shop can also
available throughout the academic year.
opportunities advertised through the
advice, or simply getting involved just
See also: Career Development Centre
LAPTOPS The main library building on Stirling
campus is undergoing an extensive
refurbishment from June 2009-August
purchase of laptops at discount prices. of the art facility for students. While the
as other makes) are available to our
students. Details of models and prices
house the study materials required to
support taught courses and temporary
near to the Library. A variety of library
LEAVE OF ABSENCE resources can be accessed online from
any of the computing labs on campus.
automatically enrolled on a joint library
and IT services induction event. This
(LGBT) incorporates a basic library induction
your course materials, printing and much
or judgement. The group also actively library and its services at the Information
campaigns against the discrimination Centre on Level 2 of the library.
throughout their lives. The group meets
Centre, Level 2, Library.
student can attend.
The Highland Health Sciences Library is
located on the Inverness campus and the
information about joining, support or Western Isles Health Board Library is on
at Highland campus undergo the personal possessions should not be left
same induction process as at Stirling. unattended in public spaces. When using
Throughout the year information skills
support sessions are held every Friday
from 2-4pm. it is advisable to leave any valuables at
the Reception Desk.
We have a good track record in reuniting
improve on this, and make it easier
LONE PARENTS that you identify your possessions in
putting your Student ID on items such
registered childcare costs from their as memory sticks, mp3 players, mobile
Local Education Authority or the Student phones, notebooks/folders, keys, name
tags on clothing, etc. Where items
if you pay for registered or formal of possibly resulting in the loss of
childcare and you receive the Lone important information or data.
guidance and support for lone parents
contact One Parent Families Scotland on
0808 801 0323
Tax Credits, Council Tax, Alternative
Sources of Funding macrobert ARTS CENTRE
The macrobert Arts Centre based on
the Stirling campus is open seven days
cinema, dance, comedy, theatre and
campus should contact the Estates and
cafe and bar. A discounted student
Cottrell Building, or by telephoning
from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Found
property should also be handed in to
Room 4.Z2 or to any of the Reception For further information or to receive
a brochure, please call tickets and
Everyone needs to take care of their
in the neighbouring area are asked to
so that any urgent medical matter can
There is a medical and dental practice
Court. Appointments may be made
challenges faced and the experience
campaign, coordinated by the Mature
For students on Highland and Western
Isles Campuses, information is available
from the Student Adviser.
you through your time here at Stirling.
See also: Dentist, Doctor
additional support for parents through
can apply for by contacting the Student MENINGITIS
Common symptoms of meningitis (only
For more information on the mature
students campaign, advice and support
diarrhoea, dislike of bright lights,
pain, fever, rapid breathing, stomach
maturestudents under pressure. Trust your instincts and
if you are concerned get medical help
MEDICAL AND DENTAL CARE
and their families, are entitled to health
Students resident on Stirling Campus or
exceptionally include permission to be
occasionally, you may experience
cases, the consideration of a leave of
absence may be recommended to the
degrees depending on the severity. relevant department.
The mental health guidelines cover
undergraduate, postgraduate taught
are depression and acute anxiety and postgraduate research. The mental
health guidelines can be found on the
recognition of possible symptoms of hard copies are available from Student
Development and Support Services.
of concern, or in crisis situations, advice
See also: Disability Support, Student
Development and Support Services,
If you experience mental health MID SEMESTER BREAKS
seek appropriate professional advice During the course of both the
(e.g. by consulting a student counsellor Autumn and Spring semesters, most
speak to a tutor, Adviser of Studies,
is important to understand that a mid
from the Student Development and semester break is not simply a holiday
Support Services, Disability Adviser.
appropriate academic arrangements or to prepare for assignments and other
other support is implemented to alleviate
pressure on you, if you disclose mental
The dates for mid semester breaks for
grant appropriate academic concessions
usually consist of extensions to deadlines
For undergraduate students academic
Mon 26th Oct - Fri 30th Oct (inclusive)
is opened at the beginning of May and
Fri 2nd April - Fri 9th April (inclusive) expected to choose modules a semester
study, and then for a year ahead in
the third and fourth year. Students
are encouraged to register as soon as
possible after registration opens, and
until they are registered for modules.
coordinators or the module outline for
For postgraduate students, academic
process at the start of each semester.
At the Stirling Campus Pharmacy you to register for modules 24 hours later.
service, free advice and treatment for The online registration system enables
common conditions. students to choose modules, based
on the academic regulations for their
as to the amount of credit you have to
It is important that due consideration
important that you ask to change before
registered. The ideal time to request a
change of degree programme is in early
Academic Registration is the process of For module registration enquiries,
semester or academic year (as opposed
MORNING AFTER PILL
See Emergency Contraceptive Service
Supported and encouraged by the card today.
Survey is an excellent opportunity for PARKING AND TRAFFIC
part time students in their 4th year) Access by vehicle to the Stirling campus
to comment upon their experience at is controlled by means of parking
Stirling. The results are used to help
future students number plate recognition. These barriers
are in use Monday – Friday, from early
morning to late afternoon, throughout
improvements for future students. There
on campus must apply for a parking
permit. Application is available online
out for more information on the survey via the student portal, or alternatively,
at the beginning of the Spring semester.
See advert in this diary.
Building. The cost of a parking permit
As part of a series of measures aimed at
receive a non means tested Bursary
and do not have to take out a student to apply for a parking permit (including
being named on a car-sharing permit).
or a disability can receive additional Other students resident on campus are
entitled to apply for a parking permit
but may only park in the car parks
located adjacent to the Residences.
(Only residents of Alexander Court are
entitled to park at Alexander Court.
Alexander Court residents may also
park adjacent to the other on-campus
can get discounts in shops all over the
Certain categories of students may
HMV and many other national and local
companies are already on board and the
charge modal change in the travel habits of
• congestion on campus and thus improve
discount or if daytime attendance
range of initiatives have already been
Students should note that the holding of funded from any surplus generated
a parking permit does not guarantee the from the sale of parking permits, include
availability of a parking space. discounted fares on First Bus routes,
improved public transport information,
enhanced facilities for cyclists. Details
of all these initiatives are available on
denied for the rest of the parking year the Travel Information section of the
and may be subject to action under the Student Portal.
Code of Student Discipline.
Any permit holder found illegally parked
Regulations by continuing to bring a
car onto campus after their permit has receive an immediate ban from parking
on campus for the remainder of the car
bringing a car onto campus or applying parking year.
for permit in the subsequent year.
for parking on site. Students may get a
reduced rate by paying by direct debit.
Regulations by bringing a car onto
See also: Calendar
a car onto campus or applying for a
permit in the subsequent year.
Full details of the car parking
arrangements and regulations are Part-time undergraduate students
(Cottrell 4.Z2), and can be found in may be eligible to have their tuition
Information section of the Student
part time students may be entitled to a
The Career Planning modules run either
fees. Application forms for the scheme
are available from the ILA Scotland
the other half module next semester.
This half module is an excellent starting
What+is+ILA+Scotland/ILA+Scotland+ point in the career planning process.
identify their career options, develop
presentation skills and learn the
to a disability and related to your study. techniques of creating an impressive CV.
More information and advice is available
from the Advice and Development • PDM9D2 online
Service. Some part time students can Covering the same ground as PDM9L2,
this half module is delivered via the
Contact the Advice and Development
Service or your local Jobcentre Plus for
details. useful for part-time learners and
courses into their timetable.
Alternative Sources of Funding This half module continues the career
planning process by developing job
hunting strategies, completing a
Development modules including Career
Planning, Learning Strategies, IT Skills • PDM9LW
and Data Skills.
above including psychometric tests,
Career Planning assessment centres, team roles and a
detailed job study.
• Career Planning Modules
Open to all year groups, these • Work Experience Modules
creditbearing modules are of an These innovative credit-bearing
interactive nature, involving research
and to develop a variety of skills through
practical volunteering experience. Learning Strategies
The placements consist of 30 hours
additional 1-2 hour seminar sessions a available to consolidate and enhance
study skills. They are credit-bearing
based volunteering. Assessment and aimed primarily at 1st and 2nd years.
of the placement experience, and a they run subject to student demand and
presentation and project report.
• Active Learning in the Community - PDM9LA – Learning Strategies for
PDM9LB – Learning Strategies for
to apply for this full module if they have Human Sciences
PDM9LC – Learning Strategies for
other students interested in this module PDM9LD – Learning Stategies for
Development Centre to discuss this.
All modules are interactive and include
data analysis, befriending/buddying, discussion and practice of many
marketing and event organising. aspects of study skills, ranging from
This runs in the autumn and spring time management to critical analysis, a
• Active Learning in the Community for presentations and preparing for
– Social Work (PDM9AW)
Compulsory full module for 1st year
Social Work students. Projects include provides other forms of learning support
befriending, research and policy making
in a variety of social care settings.
Career Development Centre
Cottrell Building Student Learning Services
Stirling Cottrell Building
FK9 4LA T 01786 467030,
Data Skills PDM9L7
PDM9L4 and PDM9L5
statistical and/or mathematical skills
relevant to their main subject areas. of e-Commerce.
Students can choose from four main
using statistics in solving practical Carron Shankland Room 4B62
problems, key mathematical skills and
calculus. For more information please
See also: Student Learning Services,
Career Development Centre,
courseunits/dataskills.html Information Services
Information Technology Skills
PLANNING (PDP) – HOW CAN IT
emphasis placed on good document PDP is an on-line facility for students
understanding. Both are delivered
learning and achievements,
Both modules run in Autumn and Spring •
semesters. educational development,
• identify opportunities and resources
PDM9L6 for skills development,
This module is suitable for beginners and by creating a portfolio of evidence
applications essential in the academic The more you put in the more you get
referees. The Careers Development
also addressed. Centre is available to provide career
guidance through drop-in sessions
or e-mail and are ideally placed to •
give student advice and guidance on you drink.
PDP. Subject specialist support is also •
available from the relevant departmental
advisory team. something into your drink.
advice on study skills, managing your •
• Programme emergency contact
numbers into your phone.
• Report all accidents to the Safety
PDP can be accessed via the Student
Portal. soon as possible.
See also: Career Development Centre,
Student Learning Services, Student
goods per head than the rest of the
in three students becomes the victim of
a crime each year at university.
So follow our simple advice and
secure your place…your safety…your
car or bike.
the surface. • Security operate a 24 hours a day,
• 365 days a year service.
• Security operate from the Security
• Control Room at the entrance to
the pedestrian crossings. If you are
on a bike, use the dedicated cycle Court.
• Security has responsibility for the
to, pedestrians security for the main campus and
• Observe safety signs and never halls of residence.
• Advice on Police security matters can
• Place litter, especially glass bottles
provided. • Do not leave valuables/bags
unsupervised even for a moment. and think before using it in public places,
you can insure your computer, but not
home to on-campus residencies
(contact Cottrell Security Reception).
• If you see or hear of anything - Robbers look for
suspicious happening either on or easy targets. If you are returning home
taxi. If you go out together, come home
- Avoid confrontation.
You might feel comfortable in your
BE AWARE - If you regularly go jogging
consider varying your routine. If you
- Most muggings and approaching from behind you.
assaults happen outside pubs and clubs,
- Carry your bag close
having a big night – be careful. strap it over your shoulder. If someone
grabs your bag, let it go. Your safety is
more important than your property.
– be alert and make it brief. Keep your BE READY
before you reach the door. And carry
too. If your phone is stolen, immobilise them on you, if possible, not in your
- There are
use cashpoints at night, but if you must, nearest public place and call the police.
- Consider carrying a
available from DIY stores.
- Carry your laptop CALL THE POLICE - If you are attacked,
in an anonymous bag like a rucksack, call 999 immediately. By attending the
scene quickly, the police are more likely
to catch your assailants, and possibly Department, the Career Development
stop them from hurting others. Centre and Information and Advice
Service may also be of assistance.
See also: Crime Prevention
Public Funding Bodies
of eligible Scottish domiciled students
plagiarism extremely seriously, and is
committed to ensuring that plagiarism
courses may receive support – e.g.
Scottish Social Services Council may
support eligible Scottish domiciled Social
Students from England, Wales and
You should also look at “The Little
Book of Plagiarism”. This is available
to postgraduate students. Selection is
Student Learning Services run short performance and the quality of the
application. For additional information
contact the relevant department directly.
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences
Funding for courses may be extremely Research Council (BBSRC)
competitive, start your research into
funding at the same time as investigating
Economic and Social Research Council
Engineering & Physical Sciences Research appropriate to your programme but
Medical Research Council (MRC) postgraduate programmes. These are
Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and
Postgraduate Programmes volume of
Particle Physics & Astronomy Research copies may be found in the Library and
Council (PPARC) the regulations are also published in the
The British Academy
PRINTERS (and PHOTOCOPIERS)
Employer sponsorship Printers in the labs and photocopying
in the library is managed via the same
system and supported by Information
Services. You have a print account
this happens after an employee has been
each academic year. Other printing
period of time. Examples of this include and copying services are available at
to study for an MBA or science-based
such study is undertaken part-time to RECYCLING
Many students fund post-graduate Recycling points are clearly marked
residences. A map of recycling points
See also: Career Development Loans,
Alternative Sources of Funding,
• Recycle all bottles and jars (no
mirrors, crockery or pyrex).
• Recycle all steel and aluminium cans SAMARITANS
in the same recycle bin (remove
labels and rinse out food cans).
catalogues and junk mail (no plastic
before disposal (no plastic, shrink SEMESTER DATES
For the majority of students the
Please do not contaminate the recycling
Autumn Semester runs from September
to December and the Spring Semester
from February to late May. The
midsemester break is a period for self-
on your learning so far and prepare
• for the rest of the semester. A three-
• semester in December and May. The
cycle or use public transport. There semester dates and timing of the mid-
are good cycle routes, cycle facilities semester break are set out in the calendar
and public transport facilities. at the start of this diary. Variations to
• Think before you print. the session dates are approved from
time to time by the Academic Council for
See also: Sustainable development
this applies, details are given in the
programme descriptions or regulations.
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL Some programmes involve attendance
be provided by your department.
Safety and Environmental Services are
responsible for providing competent
advice and guidance on all matters
Look after your sexual health by
and students. making sure you are properly protected
against not only pregnancy but also
sexually transmitted infections. Advice
on contraceptives and sexual health is
available from your Doctor. Condoms
available from Reception, Student
Development and Support Services
(Room 4Y4). Condoms are also freely •
smoke free legislation are also liable
Highland and western Isles: Students
should note that the whole of the
Raigmore and Western Isles Hospital
campuses , including the car parks,
is non-smoking apart from the
of other goods. There is a Bank on designated smoking areas.
and Pathfoot Buildings.
SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
SMOKING Stirling is one of the leading universities
for sport in Britain. There is a really
vibrant atmosphere in and around the
sports facilities based on the Stirling
Stirling recognises its duty to seek campus. Stirling has a great collection
to ensure that employees, students, of sports facilities on a single site, some
tobacco smoke. Smoking is prohibited
range of sports services for students.
classes to very popular intra-mural 6-
vehicle. a-side football leagues. You can make
Smoking is permitted in the bedrooms recreational opportunities available to
during student occupancy only.
This policy applies to all premises
sports facilities, an annual membership
sports pitches. You can also sign up for
sports classes (e.g. tennis) and sports
are expected to provide an opportunity
sports facilities. There is also a cracking for ALL students to participate.
intra-mural programme if you enjoy
competing. 6-a-side football is very
popular and there are also competitions
in hockey and golf. Details of all of these
opportunities can be obtained from our clubs and utilise the fantastic facilities
physical activity and sport are important
compete in sport by joining one of the aspects of your student experience.
Please make time to participate in
over 40 of them for almost every letter
of the alphabet from American football your standard. You are part of a quite
unique sporting environment.
and compete in structured leagues and
knock-out competitions against other
Scottish and British universities. There
are non-competitive clubs too such
Stirling is such a good base for these SCHOOL
sports facilities, a member of the Sports If you are a postgraduate research
student, you automatically belong to
(there is a small fee).
encounter research training activities
and/or research seminars relevant
range of sports. There are approx. 43 organises a programme of seminars and
clubs and all of these are accessible to other activities for research students
experience or expertise levels are.
Many clubs compete in the British
• To strengthen, support and provide a
focus for all early career researchers
leagues against other universities. Even (this includes postgraduate research
students) on IT for research students (various
early career researchers and other to the use of electronic data-bases and
researchers and students, and
thereby enhance the research culture
as time management and presenting
• To co-ordinate the provision of and publishing your research. We also
generic training and to disseminate provide events designed to help you
models of good practice in discipline
achieve them. These generic skills are
• To co-ordinate and stimulate other an important part of the experience
of being a research student, and they
to early career researchers and their are greatly valued by employers and
supervisors. research funding bodies. Students
are expected to attend those sessions
students. Students are introduced to at Departmental level. A full programme
opportunity to meet other students
embarking upon a research degree.
Postgraduate Research Student
each year. This one day conference
provides PhD students from all
a short presentation on their research
topic and/or design a poster detailing
students from other areas of the
take advantage of the opportunities for
nominations for student representatives
students from other academic areas.
Research students are directly involved
to bring together all information relating
to the completion of a research degree Steering Committee provides a focus
for thinking and planning across the
for our researchers.
Facilities for Research Students
AND LEARNING MATERIALS
As a research student at Stirling, and a
available to other students (including MATERIALS
are on taught, rather than research,
on student payment for teaching and
to most computing and library facilities
core modules in departmental literature,
your department, or the use of a carrel materials relating to core provision
in the Library.
include module outlines, reading lists,
STOP SMOKING and student handbooks.
The Stirling Campus Pharmacy has a free
stop smoking service for young people the provision of teaching and learning
- patches, gum, advice and more materials over and above core provision,
STRESS notes, replacement handbooks, document
delivery for non-dissertation students,
Stress is a normal part of life and can and postage of library materials.
Try simple lifestyle changes like making
time for exercise, proper meals and Students on the main Highland and Stirling
campuses are given an annual free printing
the Counselling and Wellbeing service allocation by Information Services. The quota
Once students have used up their IS quota,
freely available from Reception, Student printing is charged at the current rate.
Development and Support Services
(Room 4Y4) With the exception of dissertations,
acceptable on all modules. Departments
See also: IT Services
TEXTBOOKS Shop (located in Cottrell Building,
Students should have all essential • Counselling and Wellbeing Service
reading readily available to them • Advice and Development Service
through the Library and bookshop (this includes Disability and Dyslexia
identify core textbooks and indicate Finance Advice)
(Both located in Cottrell Building, 4Y
Corridor. Please call at Reception, Room
notional maximum cost of textbooks 4Y4)
for each semester for the module(s)
they are teaching, and publish details in Student Support Services at Highland
the Module Handbook. Students should campus
A Student Adviser is normally available
at the Highland Campus on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
You can talk to her about anything
not buy textbooks for their option
modules in semester 1 until the module
allocation has been completed, and their placements.
Room 34. There is no need to have an
Student Development and Support
Services At Western Isles Campus
For Library and IT training, see IT
Services. The Student Adviser from Highland
Campus provides a service to students
via telephone and e-mail and also visits
the campus at least once a year. A video
link may also be used. When the adviser
at Highland Campus is not available
and the matter is urgent students may
Support Services team aim to enhance contact Student Development and
the student experience and assist Support Services in Stirling for help and
done through the provision of a range of
• Career Development Centre and Job
Student Learning Services, Room 2A1,
(This is part of the Centre for Academic
Practice and Learning.) Student Learning
Services aim to enable undergraduate
students to become successful,
independent learners, to manage their
perform to the best of their ability. We
can advise on many aspects of studying, Student Loans for living costs
for example, time management,
research and reading skills, essay Student Loans are available for eligible
avoiding plagiarism, referencing, using
journals, revision strategies and exam The amount of loan you can apply
techniques. for depends partly on your and your
is not income-assessed. The amount of
insemester (See Personal Development
services for all undergraduate students
students from the same discipline area, instalment, after applying to the relevant
funding agency, students must have
SLS WebCT site and reference materials.
Workshop timetables for the Stirling Enrolment. A delay in enrolling could
Campus are on the SLS WebCT site. For lead to a delay in the receipt of the
details on Student Learning Services at student loan payment. Please refer to
Inverness or the Western,Isles, please
the SLS WebCT site. paymentofstudentloans.php
Short questions on the service can be
entitled to apply for a Student loan.
Repaying your loan
start repaying the student loan after RECORDS OFFICE
you leave your course, and are earning
repayment is income-contingent). Services area in Room 2Z in the Cottrell
Building on Stirling Campus. It is the
place to go for advice and information
through HM Revenue and Customs
either by employers taking amounts enrolment, tuition fees, payment of
from pay through the PAYE system
or through the tax self-assessment council tax matters for non-university
replacement ID cards, graduation invites
you earn. You can also make voluntary and any other general enquiries. The
payments, at any time, direct to the
Student Loans Company. 9.15am – 4.45pm and on Friday from
9.45am – 4.45pm.
complicated. If you are in any doubt
about your residence status, you should
contact your funding agency for advice. php
Full information including personal and
course eligibility is available on the See also: Enrolment, ID Card,
Graduation, Academic Transcripts,
Student Portal, Fee Waiver
discuss your circumstances, or if you
if Scottish domiciled - services, accessible from on-campus or
if English domiciled - Currently, by logging on to the Portal
if Welsh domiciled - • Register for modules at certain times
• Contact a departmental advisory
• Any requests for consideration by
• Committee (e.g. applications for leave
• of absence, extensions or variant
programmes) should be addressed to
you can contact Student Programmes
• And much more!
Cottrell 2A1 to Cottrell 2Z during 2009.
The Portal also provides convenient
The Student Services area in Room 2Z in
See also: Information Technology the Cottrell building on Stirling Campus
Student Programmes and Examinations
go for advice and information on a
responsible for a range of activities
council tax matters for non-university
• academic registration, and accommodation and any other general
maintenance of online rules for enquiries.
• from 9.15am – 4.45pm and on Friday
• handling requests for changes of from 9.45am – 4.45pm.
programme, leave of absence, or Students may drop
any variation to the normal degree
• admission to honours at the end these times they need to make an
of semester 4, or late admission to appointment.
• assessing eligiblility for academic See also: Fee Waiver, Registration,
Joining clubs and societies are a great
From mid-June until early August, the
Summer Academic Programme (SAP)
stirlingstudentsunion.com for a full list
full-time and part-time students to gain of clubs and societies.
union is the place to go. You can get
cheap food throughout the day from
modules should discuss their choice
catering facilities on campus, promos on
The SAP examinations are held during
There are a variety of nights throughout
look out for the great events lined up in
stationary need, if it is pens, pads of
paper, birthday cards or folders that you
place for your voice, your support and
We hope you have an exciting and
or Islands you are all an integral part of
services, events and nights out. Your
and over 40 sports clubs for you to
choose from. There is a large variety an appointment to talk to one of our
of non-sporting clubs and societies, fully trained student volunteers, or pop
in to see your Vice President Welfare &
Education to chat about any problems
in anything from the journalism to
01786 467166. We can give you advice consumption and emissions, increasing
on anything from academic problems
by means other than the car, and
problems. All of our services are run by ensuring that sustainable development
students, just like you, and are completely and procurement are embedded in our
or enquiries can be directed to them See also Recycling
to ensure you get the help you need.
information service designed especially
Sustainable Development means
use the site but it is free to do so. Find it
the ability of future generations to meet
social and political imperatives of taking
Students and their families could be
sustainable future. entitled to more money through the tax
There are real opportunities for the
to sustainable development. The
published 2007 to 2017 and Strategic
hard binding service that meets the
key strategic messages and an
institutional strength rather than a
services including softbinding. Contact
already taken action on many aspects of
sustainability, including cutting energy
fee arrangements. Contact your funding
AND PART-TIME authority for more information or see
This requires the permission of the
if Scottish domiciled -
should seek advice from a member of
thereafter, students should contact the if English domiciled -
Research students should discuss if Welsh domiciled -
See also: Advisers of Studies Scheme, are liable for their tuition fees on a
relevant criteria. It is also possible to
pay fees on an instalment basis.
see alternative sources of funding
See also: Fee Waivers
Scottish domiciled students and those
full time higher education course at a refundpolicy.php
It is imperative that the Student
normally be paid if you have previously
studied a full time higher education and taught postgraduate programmes)
and the Student Matriculation and
have had help from public funds to do
so. In these cases it is common practice
to only cover tuition fees for part of your
course. Contact SAAS for details.
Students from England, Wales and
You need a TV licence at any address in September.
receive television programme services. See also: Student Portal
This includes halls of residence. If you
WITHDRAWAL FROM THE
year. More information about licences
their programme must notify the Student
opportunity. In addition Residential
Services should be informed by students
the Portal logon at the bottom of this See also: Tuition Fee Refund Policy
homepage to gain secure access to
relevant information, services and
WebCT comfortable and safe enough to chat
majority of modules at Stirling are
available via WebCT. In the WebCT area
discussion boards, online assessments coordinates campaigns and provides
or other features. information, support and guidance to
To access the WebCT system, logon to
the Portal and click on the WebCT link. community.
campaign, getting involved or for
support and advice on any issues, please
of the course
of loan you need to take out.
The four digit numbers given throughout the 01786 449471
Murray Hall 6965
by 46. The area code for Stirling is 01786. Pendreich Way 6963
Emergency (Stirling campus) 01786 447633
2222 (or 999 on external telephone)
Stirling Campus 01786 473171
Highland Campus 01463 255655 Accountancy and Finance Division (SMS) 7280
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Applied Social Science 7695
Airthrey Park Medical Centre 6070
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IT Information Desk 7250 Film, Media and Journalism 7520
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Library Information Desk (Highland)
01463 255600 7282
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A K Davidson Hall 6972
Alexander Court 6094
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Breathing Space 0800 838587 Police
(Central Scotland) 01786 456000
Brook Helpline 0808 802 1234 (Highland Constabulary, Inverness)
Citizens Advice Bureau 01786 470239 (Highland Constabulary, Stornoway)
Citizens Advice Direct 0844 848 9600
Racial Equality Council 0131 556 0441
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
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Drinkline 0800 917 8282 Samaritans 08457 90 90 90
Eating Disorders Association (BEAT) SAMH 0141 568 7000
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See Me 0131 554 0218
Equality & Human Rights Commission
0845 604 5510 Sexual Health Helpline 0800 567 123
Gamblers Anonymous 020 7384 3040 Shelter Scotland Helpline 0808 800 4444
Gay & Lesbian Switchboard 020 7837 7324 Skill (National Bureau for
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Highland Council 01463 702000 minicom: 0800 068 2422
0845 302 1484 Stirling & District Association
for Mental Health 01786 451203
Job Centre Plus (Inverness) 01463 888100
Stirling Council 0845 277 7000
Job Centre Plus (Stirling) 01786 432600
Student Awards Agency Scotland
Job Centre Plus (Stornoway) 01851 763100 0845 111 1711
Know the Score (Info and advice on drugs) Student Loan Company 0845 026 2019
0800 587 5879
Traveline 0871 200 2233
National Association for Mental Health (MIND)
0845 766 0163 Unicorn Travel 01786 472023
National Debt Helpline 0808 808 4000 Victim Support Scotland 0131 668 4486
National Drugs Helpline 0800 77 66 00 Western Isles Council
National Health Service Help Line (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar) 01851 703773
0800 22 44 88
Womens Aid National Helpline
National Rail Enquiries 0845 748 4950 0808 2000 247
One Parent Families Scotland
0131 556 3899
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Centre for Health Stirling Western Isles Hospital
Science FK 9 4LA MacAulay Road
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