Staff and students events

Event series

Be Connected

University of Stirling

Discover a programme of events and activities for our Stirling community of students and staff.

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Event series

Centre of Environment, Heritage and Policy Seminar series

Microsoft Teams

Join our regular Tuesday seminar series and learn about some of the biggest and latest ideas in the area of Environment, Heritage and Policy.

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Event series

History, Heritage and Politics seminars

Online or hybrid

Join our programme of History, Heritage and Politics seminars and learn about the latest research from University experts and guest speakers.

Event series

Wellbeing Week

Various locations across campus

Celebrate all things wellbeing with our special programme of activities and events.

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Free movie evening for students

Macrobert Arts Centre

Enjoy one of the latest blockbusters for free at the Macrobert Arts Centre.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

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Leading first aid for mental health course

4B96, Cottrell Building

This interactive two-day course will give candidates the skills to recognise when someone may need help and outline the appropriate next steps to take. They will know how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will understand mental health, how to provide practical support, recognise and manage stress and support staff with implementing plans to improve mental health culture in the workplace.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Loch View Wellbeing Day

Loch View Wellbeing Suite

Attend our wellbeing fair where you will find stalls dedicated to Sleeping better, Busting Stress and Living happier, information and giveaways galore! We will host 3 mini talks throughout the day in our Acorn Room (Loch View), and all students who attend will be able to get a free soup following the session. No need to book.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

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Dr Bike

Campus Central Level 1 / Outside Sports

Bring your bike along for a free bike check with Recyke-a-bike.

Part of the Be Connected series.

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Volunteering fayre

Atrium

Embark on a journey of impact and self-discovery at our Volunteering Fayre. Connect with local organisations to uncover unique opportunities that resonate with your interests and passions. Explore how volunteering is a powerful catalyst for mental health and wellbeing, fostering a sense of purpose and community. Your path to making a difference starts here!

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Badminton drop in

Sports Hall 2

Come along for a drop in badminton session for staff in the sports hall. Rackets and shuttles all supplied. Bring colleagues or come down on your own to have a hit with one of the team here! Social singles and doubles is the order of play.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

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Global Café: 5 Ways to Wellbeing

Chaplaincy

Meet students from around the world in our Global Café.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Global Café

Chaplaincy

International students: come along and join us for tea or coffee, make friends, chat and play games. 

Part of the Be Connected series.

Evening HIIT workout

Peppy app (online)

A High Intensity Interval Training session that will focus on building stamina and strength, gaining mobility all within your space.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Just play pickleball

Sports Hall 2

Come along to sports hall 2 and take part in a game of pickleball with friends or other students. Pickleball is a fun racket sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton, suitable for all abilities!

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Lochside Yoga

Meet at Sports Centre reception

Join Eve for an energising yoga flow beside the beautiful loch and feel the benefits for the rest of the day. We recommend dressing warm. All levels welcome.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Positive painting

Atrium

Join us in the Atrium to have a break from work or studies, relax with others, and paint positive thoughts. No need to pre-book, just come along. 

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

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Positive painting

Atrium, in front of the security office

Join us in the Atrium to have a break from work or studies, relax with others, and paint positive thoughts. No need to pre-book, just come along.

Part of the Be Connected series.

Wellbeing stalls

Pathfoot Building

Visit our stall on campus for wellbeing information.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Lochside Yoga

Meet at Sports Centre reception

Join Eve for an energising yoga flow beside the beautiful loch and feel the benefits for the rest of the day. We recommend dressing warm. All levels welcome.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Baha’i meditation

Chaplaincy

Unwind at lunchtime with a 30-minute meditation based on Baha’i teachings.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Pickleball drop in

Sports Hall 2

Come along for a drop in pickleball session for staff in the sports hall. All equipment supplied, bring colleagues or come down on your own to have a hit with one of the team here! Learn how to play one of the world's fastest growing sports!

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

DanceFit

Peppy app (online)

DanceFit is a fitness class with a dance element easy to follow routines to different genres of music for everyone to enjoy!

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

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Planning for your future retirement workshop

4Z9, Cottrell Building

Our ‘Planning For Your Future Retirement’ workshops are delivered by Age Scotland and enable our staff who are over 50 to better prepare for later life after work. The workshop provides independent and impartial advice for planning for your retirement.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Wellbeing stalls

Pathfoot Building

Visit our stall on campus for wellbeing information.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Native American history through newspapers

Pathfoot Building A7

Explore the role of print in Native American history and activism.

Feel good movement

Peppy app (online)

This mobility and movement-based session is designed to enhance joint health, alleviate muscle tension, and leave you feeling revitalised.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Loch walk

Meet at Sports Centre reception

Grab your colleagues and come join us for a mindful walk around the university loch. Great opportunity for a well-earned screen break.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

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Financial wellbeing webinar

Microsoft Teams

This short workshop covers a wide range of issues relevant to planning your financial affairs both now and for your future. The webinar is open to any member of staff who has an interest in planning their finances to achieve their personal and financial goals.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

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Native American History through Newspapers

Hybrid: Room P.A7 and via Microsoft Teams

The Stirling Magazines and Periodicals Research Group presents Native American History through Newspapers.

Part of the History Heritage and Politics seminars series.

Guided journalling

Acorn Room, Loch View, 2A1 Cottrell Building

The benefits of journalling are numerous and there are many ways to journal. Join us for this real time guided journalling session. Learn more about the benefits of journalling to our wellbeing and the different ways to engage in this practice. The session is free and no booking is required.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Wellbeing Week gardening session

Community Garden

Join the Students’ Union’s Sustainability Development Coordinator for a revitalizing community gardening session! Cultivate positivity and nurture your mental well-being through hands-on gardening activities. Connect with fellow green enthusiasts, learn gardening tips, and sow the seeds of relaxation. Embrace the therapeutic benefits of nature in this uplifting and communal experience. No sign up required, just come along to the Community Garden.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

International Perspectives on Scots Law 2023/24

University of Stirling

The next generation of Scots legal practitioners, researchers and graduates have an important contribution to make to the dialogue between Scots law and its position globally. Join us at our seminar series to be part of the conversation.

Wellbeing meditation

Acorn Room, Loch View, 2A1 Cottrell Building

Pause and be present in the moment with our mediation session, no experience is required!

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Inspired! Lino Print Workshop

Crush Hall, Pathfoot Building

Join Abbie Lois for a relaxed afternoon session of lino cutting and printing.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

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Strength and conditioning drop in session

Performance gym areas

Drop-in session for staff in our high-performance gym areas. For non-sports centre members of staff, please make sure you familiarise yourself with our gym induction video and how to use our facilities.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

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Just play tennis

Tennis courts 3 & 4

Fancy a game of tennis with friends or other students? Join us for a casual game of tennis in a friendly, inclusive environment. We`ll give you the opportunity to play various students within the session. Open to all students, equipment provided.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Chaplaincy wellbeing walk

Chaplaincy

Join the chaplaincy for a lunchtime walk to the Labyrinth every Thursday at 10:00.

Part of the Be Connected series.

Wellbeing walk to the Labyrinth

Meet outside the Chaplaincy at 10:00.

Take 40 minutes of your day to slow down and notice nature on our wellbeing walk to the Labyrinth.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Achieving a healthy weight workshop

Room 3.12, Campus Central

Discover how to take a healthy approach to managing weight in this 40-minute workshop.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Mindfulness

Acorn Room, Loch View, 2A1 Cottrell Building

Join our fabulous Mental Health and Counselling Team for a guided mindfulness session. This is perfect opportunity to press pause on your day and take a break for your wellbeing. No need to book!

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Wellbeing stalls

Pathfoot Building

Visit our stall on campus for wellbeing information.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

80's indoor cycle

Cycle studio

Join us for an 80's themed indoor cycle. Cycle back in time to the 80's! This will be a highly effective cardio and strength workout. Ride through hills, flats and sprints to the rhythm of some 80s classics.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Desk mobility session

Peppy app (online)

Say goodbye to the sedentary slump and embrace a dynamic session designed to counter the effects of prolonged desk sitting.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Back care and posture workshop

Room 3.12, Campus Central

Discover tips on how to prevent and manage back pain in this one-hour workshop.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Digital detox mixer: unplug, connect, relax!

Underground (Starbucks)

Come to the Students’ Union for a screen-free escape from the study grind! Leave your devices behind and immerse yourself in board games, art, and mindful moments. No need to sign up in advance, just come along and stay for as long as you like.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

The Valley exhibition launch

Pathfoot Building

Come along to our free exhibition where photographic work from Forth Valley College students will be on display.

Careers Quiz Night

Haldane's restaurant

Come join us at our first Quiz Night of the semester. Meet your Careers Service, eat some snacks and compete to win one of our great prizes!

Part of the Be Connected series.

February quiz night

Haldane's

Come and join us for our February quiz night! Catch up with your Careers Service, eat some snacks and win one of our awesome prizes. The theme of this quiz is all things Leap Year.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Just play cricket

Sports Hall 2

Come along, join a team, and play a fun game of indoor cricket in sports hall 1. The session will be led by one of our Student Sport Activity Leaders who will allocate you to teams. Equipment will be provided!

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Yoga basics

Peppy app (online)

You don’t have to be super-flexible or have a certain level of fitness for this session. Yoga basics is designed with all abilities in mind.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

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Yoga at Juniper Court accommodation

Juniper Court accommodation

Join us at Juniper Court accomodation for a student yoga class. The class will take place in the social spaces downstairs, students from all halls welcome. All levels welcome, calm your body and mind with a relaxing yoga flow.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Wellbeing walk to the Labyrinth

Meet outside the Chaplaincy at 10:00.

Take 40 minutes of your day to slow down and notice nature on our wellbeing walk to the Labyrinth.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Table tennis drop in

Sports Hall 2

Come along for a drop in table tennis session for staff in the sports hall. All equipment supplied, bring colleagues or come down on your own to have a hit with one of the team here! It's the perfect social sport.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Introduction to meditation

Campus Central, 3rd Floor

Open to all levels and no experience necessary. Learn the art of complete breathing and train your ability to meditate. Expect to be better able to manage stress and experience clarity and focus. Wear warm and comfy clothes.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Chappy’s Chatty Hour in the Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy

Try crafting and meet new people with Lesley and Chappy the bear in the Chaplaincy.

Part of the Wellbeing Week series.

Chappy's Chatty Hour

Chaplaincy

Join Lesley, Chappy the bear, and friends for an hour of conversation and fun on a Friday lunchtime.

Part of the Be Connected series.

Paws Against Stress session for students and staff

Campus Central Level 3

Pop along to our next free Paws Against Stress session on 9 March and meet some lovely pups!

Part of the Be Connected series.

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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Environmental Sustainability

Online

This course will outline the principles of sustainable development, communities and energy management, and the social responsibility of businesses in relation to sustainability.

Part of the Green Week 2024 series.

Event series

Green Week 2024

University of Stirling

Green Week takes place every year and is an interactive week focused on sustainability, active travel, biodiversity, and waste reduction.

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Dr Bike - 11 March 2024

Underneath Link Bridge

Pop along for FREE bike checks and repairs! No need to book just bring your bike along.

Part of the Green Week 2024 series.

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Sustainable Living Fair

Atrium, University of Stirling

Visit our Sustainable Living Fair and find out how to be more sustainable, discover opportunities to get involved and grab some fab freebies.

Part of the Green Week 2024 series.

Craft Green: tea making workshop

Atrium (Next to Nisa)

Learning about different tea herbs you can use for common ailments, try some hot tea tasters, and tailor your own personal teabag.

Part of the Green Week 2024 series.

Dr Bike - 13 March

Outside Sport Centre

Pop along for FREE bike checks and repairs! No need to book just bring your bike along.

Part of the Green Week 2024 series.

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Derick Thomson, Gairm magazine and the Gaelic Revival

Pathfoot Building D1

Join Dr Petra Poncarová, from Charles University in Prague, in a research event that marks the publication of her monograph.

Community Gardening Session

Students’ Union Community Garden

Join our weekly community gardening sessions. Cultivate friendships, learn new skills and be part of our sustainable community.

Part of the Green Week 2024 series.

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Yellow Jelly Vintage Fair

Atrium

Discover a curated collection of second-hand vintage fashion, explore furnishings that breathe new life into reclaimed materials, and indulge in a celebration of timeless classics!

Part of the Green Week 2024 series.

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BioBlitz

Meet outside Atrium Before Loch Bridge

Engage with local flora and fauna and unravel the secrets of the ecosystem that surrounds us. Join us for an immersive exploration of biodiversity at our BioBlitz event!

Part of the Green Week 2024 series.

People, Profit, Planet: Sustainable Business 101 (Online Workshop)

Online

Find out the simple sustainable practices that individuals and businesses can adopt to benefit people, the planet and profit.

Part of the Green Week 2024 series.

Dr Bike - 15 March

Underneath Link Bridge

Pop along for FREE bike checks and repairs! No need to book just bring your bike along.

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Celebrating Holi: the Festival of Colours

Haldane's Restaurant

Join us to celebrate the Hindu festival of colours! Create a glorious rainbow whilst enjoying music, food, and time spent with others.

Part of the Be Connected series.

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Taking care of the workers: understanding museum and heritage professionals’ emotionally laden work

Microsoft Teams

Taking care of the workers is presented by Dr Jennie Morgan and Dr Anna Woodham.

Part of the Centre for Environment Heritage and Policy Seminar Series series.

University of Stirling Easter Egg Hunt 2024

University of Stirling campus

Mark your calendars and join our 2024 Easter Egg Hunt on campus!

Part of the Be Connected series.

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Massacre at Agincourt: Comics Medievalism, the Battle of Agincourt, and the Korean War

Hybrid: Room P.Sc2 and via Microsoft Teams

Come along to Massacre at Agincourt and hear from speaker Iain MacInnes from University of the Highlands and Islands.

Part of the History Heritage and Politics seminars series.

Can cultural heritage be an immigrant integration driver? Reflections from Norway.

Microsoft Teams

This seminar will explore the role of cultural heritage in the integration of immigrants, using Norway as a case study.

Part of the Centre for Environment Heritage and Policy Seminar Series series.

Legal Sightseeing

Hybrid: Room P.Sc2 and via Microsoft Teams

Legal Sightseeing webinar features speaker Renske Vos from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Part of the History Heritage and Politics seminars series.

Stirling PhD Publications

Hybrid: Room P.Sc2 and via Microsoft Teams

Join the Stirling PhD Publications webinar with speakers Elizabeth Robson and Jamie Macpherson from University of Stirling.

Part of the History Heritage and Politics seminars series.

Williamson Lecture 2024: Populism in a Parliamentary Democracy by Rt Hon David Gauke

Logie Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling

The Rt Hon David Gauke delivers the 2024 Williamson Lecture at the University of Stirling.

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Class of 2024 graduation ball

Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling

Get your ticket to the Class of 2024 Graduation Ball and celebrate your achievements.

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Class of 2024 graduation ball

Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling

Get your ticket to the Class of 2024 Graduation Ball and celebrate your achievements.

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