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Welcome week 2019

We’ve got a packed Welcome Week this year for new and returning students, with everything from lochside yoga to UV Raveminton! There’s something for everyone, so have a look at the activities below and get involved!

  • Sunday 8 September

    Lochside Yoga – 10am to 11am – Loch beside Haldane’s*

    Start your day with Lochside Yoga. Join Eve from our fitness team for a complimentary Hatha Yoga session by the loch. What better way to begin your Sunday?

    Outdoor Zumba – 1pm to 3pm – Outside student accommodation*

    Try one of our most popular fitness classes in a different environment – on your doorstep!

    Pop-up football – 2pm to 3.30pm – Grass area by Airthrey Medical Centre*

    Enjoy a good old kick-about with our Get Active team! Come along and join us for a kick about outside accommodation. Great way to meet new students and get some exercise after the busy weekend! Book your place.

  • Monday 9 September

    Freshers Freebie Fayre – 10am to 4pm – Lochside Marquee

    Our team will be dishing out some freebies and providing information about our memberships and programmes. Hope to see you there and feel free to pop by and say hello!

    Just Play Football – 4pm to 5pm – Sand pitch

    Come along and join us for a friendly kick-about with students of all abilities and experience! It's a great way to meet new friends and get some exercise after the busy weekend. For any enquiries, please email student.sport@stir.ac.uk. Book your place now.

  • Tuesday 10 September

    Clubs and Societies Fayre – 10am to 4pm – Lochside Marquee

    We’ll be at the Clubs and Societies Fayre with loads of information about getting involved with sport, health and wellbeing at the University so hope to see you there!

    Court Yard Fitness – 3pm to 5pm – Outside INTO / Logie Lecture Theatre*

    Join us for some outdoor HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Yoga and Pound sessions in a unique location on campus! Book your place.

    Social Jogging Club – 5.30pm to 6.15pm – Willow Court

    Join us for a friendly jog around our beautiful campus and make some new running buddies!

  • Wednesday 11 September

    Sports Union Fayre - 10am to 4pm – Sports Hall

    Find out how to get involved in all areas of sport, health and wellbeing at the University at the Sports Union Fayre. Sign up for a membership, check out the full range of Sports Clubs on offer and find out about the Students' Union's Give It A Go sessions – all in one place!

    Hall Fitness session – 4pm to 5pm – Juniper Grass Courtyard*

    We’re bringing the fitness to Juniper! Meet new people and get involved in our new Hall Fitness classes!

    UV Sport and Fitness Fest / Raveminton – 6pm to 8pm – Sports Hall

    Banging tunes, glowsticks and badminton – everything you need for an epic session of Raveminton! Book your place.

  • Thursday 12 September

    Functional Circuits – 5.30pm to 6.15pm – Sports Hall 

    Tackle those tough daily activities with ease by taking part in a fun and exciting mix of both cardiovascular and resistance challenges. Bring a friend and see what the craze is all about! Book your place.

    Just Play Tartan Touch - 6pm to 7pm - 3G Rubber Crumb

    New to rugby or a rugby fanatic? Come along and try Tartan Touch Rugby - a fun, simple and social version of non-contact rugby which everyone can play. Great way to meet new students and get some exercise after the busy week. Open to students of all abilities. Book your place.

    Just Play Badminton – 6.30pm to 7.30pm – Sports Hall 

    Meet new students or bring along your friends for a game of casual badminton. All equipment will be provided. Open to all abilities. For any enquiries, please contact student.sport@stir.ac.uk. Book your place.

    Zumba Party – 7pm to 7.45pm / 7.45pm to 8.30pm – Lochside Marquee

    Bringing fitness to you - join the party! Zumba is a great way to condition your body to some funky music and moves from around the world. Discover something new in your first week, or as a returning student!

    Everyone is welcome but spaces are limited. Book your place.

  • Friday 13 September

    Boxing Fit – 1pm to 1.30pm – Grass area in front of Beech Court*

    Join us for an outdoor Boxing Fit session. This is a non-contact session, based on the techniques in boxing. Book your place.

    Just Play Football – 6pm to 7pm – 3G pitch

    Come along and join us for a friendly kick-about with students of all abilities and experience! It's a great way to meet new friends and get some exercise after the busy weekend. For any enquiries, please email student.sport@stir.ac.uk.

    *Weather permitting

Gym Open Doors

Monday 9 September - Sunday 15 September

To celebrate Welcome Week, all students can use our fantastic gym free-of-charge all week (Monday 9 September - Sunday 15 September)!

Please note: all first-time users must complete the online Health Commitment form before they can access the gym.

Health and Fitness Classes

Health and fitness classes

With over 60 classes per week, there’s something for everyone in our health and fitness timetable!

Get Active programme Tennis

Get Active

For those who love their social sport, our Get Active programme provides an opportunity for students of all abilities to play a range of sports in a fun and friendly environment.

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