University of Stirling

United Kingdom

Since our founding in 1967, the University of Stirling has always been driven by transformative thinking and a spirit of innovation. Our mission is to do everything we can to give our students the knowledge and expertise to make their impact in the world.

Everything we do makes a positive difference to people's lives. We are an agent for change, connecting people, innovating and transforming the lives of our students, staff and the global communities we serve. We have a constant desire to innovate and improve in order to make a difference to society. It’s how we’ve earned our global reputation for high-quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research.

We educate with purpose and our high-quality flexible courses are five star rated* for producing graduates highly sought after by employers. We’re proud of the way we prepare our students with life-long career and employability skills. It’s why more than 96% of our undergraduate students and 98% of our postgraduate leavers go on to work or further study within six months (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2015/16).

Our students love the way we teach. They named us first in Scotland for having good teachers, quality lecturers and performance feedback (International Student Barometer 2016).

From nurturing local Stirling talent to supporting global experts in their fields, our people are our most valuable asset. At Stirling we offer more than just a job. We offer rewarding and exciting careers and we encourage ambition, reward excellence and foster innovation.

Work at Stirling and help us make a real difference to society.

Working at Stirling goes far beyond the job offer. We offer a great range of benefits to help you unlock your career potential and reach your ambition. Be part of a thriving community working together to achieve the University’s goals.

The University is situated on a beautiful 330-acre campus just outside the historic city of Stirling. The campus offers a peaceful yet stimulating environment with everything you need for a good work-life balance.

It boasts sports, academic, entertainment and cultural facilities as well as a loch, golf course, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and an 18-century castle. We also have an ongoing programme of events and talks available to staff.

Stirling is located in the historic and geographical heart of Scotland with quick access to Scotland's two largest cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and beautiful wild scenery.

Both the city and the University share a friendly atmosphere and strong sense of community. In and around Stirling, you’ll find a rich variety of shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment, all at a lower cost of living than the UK average.

*Stirling achieved a 5 Star Excellence Award for Teaching by QS Stars in 2018

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Dr James Naughtie, one of Britain’s best-known broadcasters, became Chancellor of the University of Stirling in October 2008. He has a ten year term of office, during which he will preside over graduation ceremonies and other key University Born and educated in Aberdeenshire, he began his journalism career in 1975 on the Press and Journal and wrote for the Scotsman and Guardian before moving into broadcasting. Currently, he presents Today on BBC Radio 4, and is host of the network’s monthly Bookclub. For Today, he has travelled to more than two dozen countries, and has written and presented two acclaimed series on American politics.


Stirling achieved a 5 Star Excellence Award for Teaching by QS Stars in 2018

Key facts:

14,000+ students
10,300+ undergraduate students
3,800+ postgraduate students
1,500+ staff
120+ nationalities are represented on campus
20% of students are from overseas