Thinking about studying at the University of Stirling?
Join one of our course specific webinars or general webinars to find out more about studying at the University of Stirling. Our course-specific and general webinars cover a range of topics, including:
- The application process
- Living in Stirling
- Funding and scholarships
- Course and module overviews
- Course-relevant career opportunities
- Student life on campus
Find the webinar or live chat best suited to you, and register in advance to add the date to your calendar.
Undergraduate Academic Taster Sessions
Want to find out what it’s like to study at University of Stirling? Join one of our academic taster sessions led by our fantastic lecturers! These sessions will give students an insight into what a first-year lecture is like, providing an excellent bridge between school and University content.
Journalism – 4 Oct 2021 Start time: 16:00 (BST) Register now
This session offers students a brief introduction to journalism studies by focusing on the increasing importance of data in the contemporary newsroom. Students will learn about data journalism, data visualisation and learn to think critically about the practical use of data in the modern newsroom.
Paramedic Science – 5 Oct 2021 Start time: 16:00 (BST) Register now
How to perform a neurological assessment – By the end of this taster session you should be able to understand what a stroke is and the different mechanisms that can cause a stroke, as well as understanding the basic FAST assessment tool for acute strokes and touch on some of the key pre-hospital management options for a stroke. You should appreciate the importance of rapid recognition, alarm, transport and treatment of an acute stroke whilst also getting a taster of a topic within Paramedic Science.
Accountancy – 7 Oct 2021 Start time: 16:00 (BST) Register now
What will you study and what can you expect? An accountancy degree opens doors to a wide variety of careers.
Sport Studies: Psychology of Sport – 12 Oct 2021 Start time: 16:00 (BST) Register now
How does pressure affect human performance? How do top-level athletes manage the impact of anxiety on their thoughts? How do they stay calm and collected when there is a world title at stake? In this session, we will delve into the psychology of sport, and give you a taster of what it will be like to study for a psychology module on our Sport Studies programme.
Education – 13 Oct 2021 Start time: 16:00 (BST) Register now
Finding Flow: What keeps us motivated?
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describes flow as, “a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience is so enjoyable that people will continue to do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.” By the end of this presentation participants will be able to: define the theory of ‘flow’ , identify conditions of ‘flow’, and reflect on the value of this knowledge for them as students.
Finance – An Introduction to Corporate Finance – 14 Oct 2021 Start time: 16:00 (BST) Register now
In this session, we will define Corporate Finance by looking into how corporations address their investment and financing decisions. We will look at investment examples and the different sources for funding these investments, we will look at the role of the Financial Manager, and also look at what makes the Stock Market go “up & down.”
BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) Psychology – 15 Oct 2021 Start time: 16:00 (BST) Register now
This introductory lecture from Dr Pawel Fedurek will give you an insight into studying Psychology at the University of Stirling.
Ecology: Why is biodiversity important? – 18 Oct 2021 Start time: 16:00 (BST) Register now
This talk will cover what is meant by biodiversity, why many species and habitats are threatened, and why this matters.
Economics – 19 Oct 2021 Start time: 16:00 (BST) Register now
In this interactive session with Dr Paul Cowell, you will be introduced to the power of economics as a discipline, which is far more than thinking about inflation, unemployment, and profit maximisation. Economics is a way of looking at and understanding the world and having the ability to change it.
In the session, we will use game theory to understand the climate change problem and how people behave during pandemics, and use data to learn why the industrial revolution happened in Britain first. This taster session will give you the interactive, data-driven, interdisciplinary, and modern approach to learning economics in using the CORE project, which is embedded throughout at Stirling.
Sport and Exercise Science – 20 Oct 2021 Start time: 16:00 (BST) Register now
This session will introduce the area of Sport and Exercise Science and some of the skills required by 21st century graduates in that discipline.
Film and Media – 25 Oct 2021 Start time: 16:00 (BST) Register now
This session from Dr David Fleming will give you a taste for Film and Media at the University of Stirling.
Sport Management – 26 Oct 2021 Start time: 16:00 (BST) Register now
An introduction into the economics of sport, including the pay-performance relationship and competitive balance.
English Studies at the University Stirling – 27 Oct 2021 Start time: 16:00 (BST) Register now
Why study English literature now? To answer this question, our four panelists (Drs Christine Ferguson, Tim Jones, Allan Rae, and Stuart Lindsay) introduce students to English Studies at Stirling and explain how an understanding of literary history, genre, reception, fandom, and politics will help you to meet the challenges of today’s multi-media age and prepare for a range of careers.
Speakers include lecturers and recent PhD graduates whose undergraduate literary study inspired them to develop original, innovative major research projects of their own.
Environmental Sciences at the University of Stirling – 28 Oct 2021 Start time: 16:00 (BST) Register now
This session will provide an overview of Environmental Science and related degrees at Stirling and give you a taster of the multi-disciplinary approach of this discipline.
Preparing to Apply to University Series
Personal Statement Masterclass (for students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland) – 4 Oct 2021 – Start time: 17:00 (BST) Register now
Join us at the University of Stirling to learn how to perfect your personal statement before applying for next September. We’ll go through the key do’s and don’ts as well as provide example of what makes a great statement.
Study in Scotland (for students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland) – 6 Oct 2021 – Start time: 17:00 (BST) Register now
Join us to learn more about studying in Scotland and the University of Stirling. It’s your chance to learn more about the four year degree structure and for you to ask your questions.