University of Stirling - how good is it, honestly?Watch
What initially got me interested in Stirling was the semester or year studying abroad thing. But is that really as good and useful as it sounds?
Also how are the people there generally?
And the main question is how soon should you apply for the accommodation? I still need to take my AP exams, and i will get into stirling only if i pass, so i need to wait to get the results first and only then apply for accommodation if i get in.
Also any suggestions to which building might be the cheapest but most comfortable?
Thank you very much
I've nearly finished first year at Stirling. It has been incredible, met so many friends, joined so many clubs. I stayed in the worst halls, with the most people, the smallest fridge. But it didn't matter because I had a great time socially. You also learn to adapt as well. Next year , I am part of the Freshers team so I will be showing you freshers around.
In answer to your questions. I take history therefore I cannot comment on how good the international management course is. Your best bet is to join the Freshers page below and ask. Many people that I have talked to have been pleased about the year or semester abroad. There's lots of different countries that you can go to as well, some of extremely high standard such as University of Sydney. The people at Stirling are the nicest people I have met. The moment I arrived at Stirling(also Scotland), the atmosphere is calm and the people are extremely inviting. I recommend applying for accommodation ASAP. I got the worst halls called Geddes court but also the cheapest. I would recommend either Donnelly, Muirhead, Fraser or Andrew Stewart Hall(most expensive but the best).
I am part of the Freshers team in 2015. So if you have any questions about the university, feel free to ask. Also, if you haven't already, you should keep updated with Freshers 2015 updates via Facebook. Click on the link below
The courses aren't too challenging, the accommodation is cheap (if you avoid the expensive new ones!), the people are friendly, the atmosphere is great. From my experience there is a lot of support available from the management school if you need it (you just need to ask) and the management school modules tend to be run well. Most people I know have had plenty of time to get involved in extra-curricular activities or sports teams (which have a pretty big presence on campus).
The study abroad element is quite popular and you can get the opportunity to study at some really good universities.
Whenever I hear about Stirling, its always about the pretty view and the sports part of it, how good/bad is the education part of it?