Be Connected

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

Be Connected

We want to do all we can as a University community to ensure our students and staff stay connected with each other, and remain healthy, active and in the moment. Our Be Connected programme is inspired by the 5 ways to wellbeing.

Below you’ll find a range of online events being run and recommended by members of the Stirling family – from live workouts hosted by our Sports Centre staff and friendly drop in coffee sessions, to quiz nights with the Students' Union and meditation sessions. We update the calendar each week with upcoming events, so keep checking back to see what's on.

There's also a great array of online resources for you to learn something new, keep fit and well or soak in some culture. Follow our hashtag #BeConnected on the University’s social media platforms to keep up to date about what we’re offering and promoting every week.

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Support services

Student Support Services offer an extensive range of support services to help students thrive and make the most of their time studying with us.

Staff can access resources and information about how the University can support them.

Select a day to see what's on:

Monday classes - 12 April 2021
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Class

Description

Time

Joining link

Virtual Campus 5k

Our Campus 5k is going virtual in 2021 and we want you all to get involved! Between Monday 12 and Friday 16 April, grab those trainers and walk or run a 5k to be in with a chance of winning some goodies! You can complete your 5k anywhere you wish and at any point during the five days. The more 5ks you complete, the greater chance of winning!  Anytime  

Live Full Body Blast with Shannon

Wake up and sweat with Full Body Blast. This class combines intense bouts of exercise with short recovery periods. Work your full body and torch maximum calories in a minimum amount of time! No equipment needed. 7:15am - 7:45am

Join class on Zoom

10% happier 10 minute lunchtime meditation

Feel welcome to come along to these 10 minute weekly lunchtime meditation sessions with Emily, one of the Student Counsellors. If you feel the need to switch off, take a pause and recharge -this session is for you - a moment to take a brief pause from whatever it is you are doing to focus your mind. Emily will lead you through a brief guided meditation - no need to be seen or heard, just turn up, invite others if you feel it would benefit them too and just give it a go. 12.30pm - 

Join on Teams

Live Hatha Yoga with Eve

This Hatha yoga class will be an excellent way to calm your body and mind through slow moving asanas. This class is perfect for any level of yogis from beginners to advanced. All you will need is a quiet peaceful place and a mat. Namaste, see you all on the mat.  1:00pm - 1:30pm

Join class on Zoom

Live Cardio and Tone with Jenny

Target your whole body with this toning and sculpting class that incorporates a mix of high and low impact moves. No equipment needed.    5.15pm - 6.00pm

Join class

Passcode: 561943

Live Relaxation Yoga with Eve A relaxation-focussed Hatha practice to help you unwind at the end of your day. 6:00pm - 6:45pm Join class on Zoom
Tuesday classes - 13 April 2021
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Class

Description

Time

Joining link

Live Hatha Yoga with Eve

Calm your body and mind. Perfect for any level of yogis from beginners to advanced. 7:15am - 7:45am Join class on Zoom

Exam strategies and techniques

This webinar discusses some of the issues on the day of the exam and considers techniques that will help you maximize your exam performance. 11:00am - 12:00pm Register now

Live Full Body Blast with Shannon

Wake up and sweat with Full Body Blast. This class combines intense bouts of exercise with short recovery periods. Work your full body and torch maximum calories in a minimum amount of time! No equipment needed.  12:15pm - 12:45pm Join class on Zoom

Live Pilates with Tamara

A total body conditioning class that strengthens the core, improves posture and balance, and enhances flexibility and agility through a series of challenging and low impact mat-based exercises. No equipment needed. 1:00pm - 1:45pm Join class on Zoom
Life Beyond Stirling: CV Masterclass

CVs are often your first chance to make a good impression: a good CV (Curriculum Vitae) can make all the difference.

A well presented CV will grab the reader's attention and make them want to find out more about you. It is one of your key marketing documents in your pursuit of employment, and along with the covering letter, is often the only opportunity you have to impress the employer.

2:00pm - 3:00pm Register now
Patches4Peace

Join the Patches4Peace student led sewing and craft group. Meet up with like-minded crafters to chat and sew, knit or colour. More information on Facebook page.

2:00pm - 3:00pm Find out more
Live Legs, Bums & Tums with Caitlin Target those lower body areas with a body toning and sculpting class that incorporates a mix of high and low impact moves. No equipment needed.  5:30pm - 6:15pm Join class on Zoom
Live Vinyasa Yoga with Jenny In this class you will find flowing sequences to warm and tone the body, with the importance of breathing from one posture to the next. This class is suitable for those who want a more challenging practice. No equipment needed.   5:45pm - 6.30pm

Join class on Zoom

Passcode: 064384

Wednesday classes - 14 April 2021
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Activity

Description

Time

Joining link

Live Workout of the Day with Eve Wake up and sweat with ‘Workout of the Day’. The mid-week class will include bodyweight exercises that are high intensity. We’ll keep you motivated with a new challenge each week, inspired by Crossfit-style workouts. No equipment needed.   7:00am - 7:45am Join class on Zoom
Live 'Move to Meditate' Yoga with Tamara We will open the body, strengthen the core, and connect to the breath as we prepare our bodies for a seated meditation. 12:15pm - 1:00pm Join class on Zoom
Conversation Club with Friends International A great chance to practice your English and meet new friends. 1:00pm - 2:00pm Email for link
Dare to Be Square Join the Chaplaincy’s Knitting group as we knit and crochet squares for a new Chaplaincy blanket which we will donate to a local charity. Whether you can knit, would like to learn to knit or just want to hang out with us, we have something for everyone. Being creative and learning new skills are great ways to relax, refocus your mind and relieve stress. Free materials and friendly chat always. Email chap1@stir.ac.uk for more information. 2:00pm - 3:00pm Join MS Teams group chat
SU Sports Awards 2021 Join Sports President Edd Keeler as he hosts this year’s awards and celebrate achievements. 7:00pm Students' Union website
Thursday classes - 15 April 2021
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Live Upper Body Toning with Jenny Strengthen and tone your upper body at home. 7:30am - 8:00am Join class on Zoom
Life Beyond Stirling: understanding the graduate labour market
In a time of technological and societal disruption, this session will help you to feel more prepared to enter the graduate labour market. We will explore your options as a new graduate from understanding how graduate recruitment schemes work to alternative options. Learn what employers are looking for and how to find relevant opportunities.
12:00pm - 1:00pm Via Target Connect
Live Legs, Bums and Tums with Eve Target those lower body areas with a body toning and sculpting class that incorporates a mix of high and low impact moves. No equipment needed.   12:15 pm - 12:45pm Join class on Zoom
Life Beyond Stirling: Interview Masterclass At some point in your career you are likely to attend an interview and, whether it’s face to face or online, an informal chat or a full panel interview, this session will give you the practical tips and advice you need to prepare effectively. 2:00pm - 3:00pm Via Target Connect
Live Hatha Flow Yoga with Eve Calm your body and mind. Perfect for any level of yogis from beginners to advanced. 6:30pm - 7:00pm Join class on Zoom
Friday classes - 16 April 2021
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Masterclass - Improve your reading comprehension by developing metacognition

The use of metacognitive skills in reading, via the use of reading comprehension strategies, is one way of improving your reading comprehension. This workshop will explain the link between metacognition and reading. It will help you identify the reading strategies you currently use/don’t use when reading before introducing you to a reading strategy to help you become a more active and analytical reader. 11:00am - 12:30pm Sign up

Live Full Body Blast with Alex

This class combines intense bouts of exercise with short recovery periods. Work your full body and torch maximum calories in a minimum amount of time! No equipment needed. 12:15pm - 12:45pm Join class on Zoom
Live Vinyasa Yoga with Jenny In this class you will find flowing sequences to warm and tone the body, with the importance of breathing from one posture to the next. This class is suitable for those who want a more challenging practice. No equipment needed.  1:00pm - 1:45pm Join class on Zoom
Live Journalling session Would you like to boost you opportunities to be mindful? Improve you memory and communication skills? Positively impact your wellbeing? Research shows that journaling can do all this! Come along to this live guided journaling session. No personal information needs to be shared and journaling prompts will be provided. 4:00pm - 5:00pm Join MS Teams group chat
Baha’i Fireside Discussion Evening Presentations on the Baha’i Faith and Writings, followed by informal discussion. Topics include: Positive Change; Human Nature; Who is Baha’u’llah?; the Purpose of Religion; Prospects for World Peace? 7:30pm

Join Zoom call

Meeting ID: 823 8219 0176

Passcode: 060332

Saturday classes - 17 April 2021
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Live Zumba

Join the Party! Zumba is a great way to condition your body to some funky music and moves from around the world. Ensure you have enough room to shake and shimmy in your home!

10:30am - 11:30am Join class on Zoom 
Sunday classes - 18 April 2021
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Live Mindful Yoga Flow with Tamara

Moving with the breath, keeping slow and steady, work your way through this yoga flow. No equipment needed.

9:30am - 10:15am  Join class on Zoom  

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