international students

The Students’ Union values the representation of international students throughout their education. As a result, every year, students elect an International Officer. For the academic year 2018-19, James Douglas has been successfully selected to perform the role of the International Officer.

James is a second-year BA Hons. Economics & Mathematics who is homegrown here in Scotland. HIs aims this year include planning a University-wide International Festival in February 2019. Stay tuned for more info on this and James would love you to get involved. . 

You can contact him by dropping an email to

our international partners

Your Students' Union is always here to support you during your studies, even if you are only here on an exchange semester. Recently, we were delighted to host staff and students from the University of South Alabama who travelled to Stirling as part of our Global Student Leader Network collaboration!

our priorities

Our priorities for supporting the experience of international students here at Stirling include:

  • A meaningful and valuable Freshers Week & ReFreshers experience

Our 2019 Refreshers line up will have something for everyone and there's no better way to meet people and get ready for your time here at Stirling! If DJ sets aren't for you, then check out our traditional Scottish Ceilidh or meet with one of our societies or sports clubs. Give It A Go week is Saturday 19th- Sunday 27th January so why not try something new or find a club that suits your current interests! 

Don't forget to visit the International Society during Clubs & Societies day, and get involved with their activities.  

  • Representing you during your studies

Stirling Students' Union is always on hand to represent you during your studies. Whatever it is which is affecting your studies you can contact Lynn Maher, our Advocacy and Inclusion Development Coordinator, on

  • Developing cross-cultural links through volunteering

Volunteering is a huge part of our culture here at Stirling. This can be here on campus with our Environmental Projects team or leading Sports Clubs or Societies, but also extends to the local community of Stirling and further afield. For more information about volunteering, contact Elaine Shepherd (Activities & Volunteer Coordinator)