Social Sciences undergraduate welcome

All new undergraduate (UG) students

We know you'll be receiving lots of information in the first few weeks of your studies here at the University of Stirling but we aim to make it as smooth as a journey as possible. Basic information on your welcome session is below. If you are studying a joint degree then you should attend the induction events for both subjects.

You'll receive access to the Canvas site, our virtual learning environment, for each of your modules. We encourage you to access Canvas as soon as you can. There you will find all information relating to your studies and modules.

Course induction sessions
Column one describes the induction session, column two details the date of the session, column three details the start time of the session, column four details the end time of the session and column five lists the session location
Session/DescriptionDateStartEndLocation
Initial Teacher Education (Primary and Secondary) first year students course welcome Friday 18 September 15:00 17:00 Virtual session via Canvas

Initial Teacher Education (Primary and Secondary) new and returning student information

To help get you ready for the start of the new semester we're putting lots of information for new and returning students on our Canvas site including interviews with students, readings, videos and quizzes.

Available now     Access the ITE Canvas site

Introduction to the Careers and Employability Service for Initial Teacher Education (Primary and Secondary) first year students

Watch our video introducing you to the useful services and advice they offer to all students.

Available now 24/7      Watch the Careers video
Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology first year students Tuesday 15 September 10:00 11:00 Virtual session via Canvas
Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology first year students  (duplicate session for any student who is not able to make the session on Tuesday 15 September) Thursday 17 September 10:00 11:00 Virtual session via Canvas
Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology third year students Dates TBC in weeks 2, 4, 6 TBC TBC Virtual session via the SPCU9C5 Canvas site

Introduction to the Careers and Employability Service for Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology students

Watch our video introducing you to the useful services and advice they offer to all students.

Available now 24/7      Watch the Careers video 
Social work first year students

Monday 14 September

 

10:00

 

16:00

 

Virtual session via Canvas
 

Tuesday 15 September

09:00

13:00

Virtual session via Canvas

Introduction to the Careers and Employability Service for Social work first year students

Watch our video introducing you to the useful services and advice they offer to all students.

Available now 24/7 

    Watch the Careers video
Access to Degree Studies Monday 17 August TBC TBC Virtual session via Canvas

 

Preparing for study at University - Stirling Essentials

Stirling Essentials provides a summary of the key information you need to be a successful student and it links into more in-depth help and advice, as and when you need it. Before you arrive, please do take some time to familiarise yourself with this module and work through its sections. This module will remain available to you throughout your studies, through a link on each Canvas module. (Log on with your University username and password, if requested.)

students walking on campus

Returning UG students

Welcome back to your studies!

All the information you need can be accessed via the Canvas site for your module. We advise you to check Canvas as soon as you have access, and that you download a copy of your module outline. It will have all details relating to your module:

  • module information
  • learning outcomes
  • teaching schedule
  • assessment details, plus more

Here to help

If you have any questions, your course administrator will be able to help or point you in the right direction. You can contact them using the details below: