Faculty of Social Sciences undergraduate induction

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.

Preparing for study at University - Stirling Essentials

Our Stirling Essentials module 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. There are separate versions for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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).

Welcome and induction events

Each course and module has introductory meetings and activities so you can meet the staff, other students and learn how things work at Stirling. You'll get essential information to help you settle in and find your feet. Details of these sessions can be found on your personalised timetable on the University of Stirling app.

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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: