Be Connected

Discover a range of online events, resources and activities designed to keep you connected with the University community.

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The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has impacted all of our lives in unprecedented ways and temporarily changed the way we learn, work, live and connect with one another.  

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 workout and dance classes hosted by our Sports Centre staff, to mindfulness meditation sessions from Student Support Services and CV masterclasses from our Careers team. We'll update the calendar regularly with upcoming events, so keep checking back to see what's on.

We will also continue to promote an array of great online resources and guidance. Click on “more resources” below to find out more. 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 are still available to anyone who is experiencing concerns or stress at this time, and you can also find answers to any questions you might have about your studies and University services in our COVID-19 student FAQs. There are also dedicated staff FAQs and guidance from HR on wellbeing whilst working from home.

Select a day to see what's on:

Monday classes
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Class

Description

Time

Joining link

Live Full Body Blast with Alex

 

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.   8:00am - 8:30am   Join class on Zoom  

Monday Motivation exercise

Mondays may feel a bit different to how they do 'normally'. University of Stirling Sport is here to help you reset and reconnect at the beginning of each week. Their team of fitness officers are set to inspire you with new ideas, new exercises and plenty of encouragement so you can focus on staying physically active.   Uploaded between 12:00pm - 1:00pm  

Sport Facebook 

 

 

Live DIY Strength with Fiona

Improve your strength, co-ordination and balance at home by using body weight and/or weighted items - household objects, water bottles, dumbbells and kettlebells are all perfect. We'll help you adapt and adjust exercises to build your strength! 

12:15pm - 12:45pm

 

Join class on Zoom  

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 

 

Mood Matters - learn how to improve your mood

Our Mental Health Advisers will talk about how our moods impact our wellbeing and what we can do to take more control of these. 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Join MS Teams group chat

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.  5:15pm - 6:00pm

Join class on Zoom

(Password - 561943) 

Tuesday classes
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Time

Joining link

Live Yin Yoga with Eve 

 

A slow yoga practice that involves holding poses longer and working on posture and flexibility. This is very gentle and calming and is a great class to do before you sleep. We will I corporate cushions into this class for ultimate relaxation. No equipment needed.

8:00am - 8:45am

Join class on Zoom 

Tabata Tuesday 

 

Challenge yourself with interval-style fitness sessions at home - 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest! There will be a different session for you every Tuesday.   uploaded between 12:00pm - 1:00pm  Sport Facebook  

Live Full Body Blast with Shannon 

 

Full Body Blast 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 enhanced flexibility and agility through a series of challenging and low impact mat-based exercises.   1:00pm - 1:45pm   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.   5:45pm - 6:30pm 

Join class on Zoom

(Password - 064384)

 

 
Wednesday classes
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Live Workout of the Day with Catherine

 

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. 

8:00am - 8:30am 

 

Join class on Zoom 

Workout Wednesday 

 

Learn how to: workout in small spaces, best utilise fitness equipment such as dumbbells and bands, use regular household items for DIY strength workouts. We may even have special guest appearances!  uploaded between 12:00pm and 1:00pm  Sport Facebook  

Live PiYo with Caitlin 

 

Sweat, stretch and strengthen – all in one low-impact, music driven, body-sculpting workout. No equipment needed.   12:15pm - 12:45pm  Join class on Zoom  

Test your mental health knowledge

Come along to test how much you know about mental health and perhaps pick up some new information as well!

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join MS Teams group chat

Live Relaxation 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.

5:15pm - 6:00pm  Join class on Zoom  
Thursday classes
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Live Hatha Yoga with Eve 

Wake up and stretch with Hatha yoga. This 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. Namaste, see you all on the mat.

This class will not run on 23 July.

8:00am - 8:45am 

Join class on Zoom 

 

 

FUNctional Thursday 

A team of fitness officers will teach you loads of fun and interesting exercises to make the activities in everyday life, easier. 

Uploaded between 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 

 
Sport Facebook  

Live Legs, Bums & Tums with Eve

Legs Bums and Tums - target those lower body problem areas with a body toning and sculpting class that incorporates a mix of high and low impact moves. 

12:15pm - 12:45pm

 

 
Join class on Zoom  

Join your University Archive Service for #CollectionsInColour hour.

We’re throwing open the storerooms of our archives, special collections and art collection and showcasing the wide range of culture, heritage and history we hold at the University - there will be images to colour and some specially curated playlists to soundtrack the hour. Each week we will focus on a particular theme, highlighting the unusual, the unexpected and the hidden treasures we hold.” 1:00pm - 2:00pm

University Archives' Facebook page

'Not in a Pub' Pub Quiz - Grab a coffee and join us for a quickfire quiz challenge

This week its once again the turn of the Library to host our quiz, join Colin for this quick fire quiz challenge, 20 questions in 20 minutes and find out who will truimph 4:30pm - 4:00pm

Library Facebook

Live Mini Functional Circuits with Catherine and Fiona 

Tackle those tough daily activities with ease by taking part in a fun and exciting mix of both cardiovascular and resistance challenges. You will need enough space to move freely while performing a variety of functional exercises. No equipment needed.   5:15pm - 5:50pm 

Join class on Zoom 

 

 

Live Relaxation 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. Namaste, see you all on the mat.   6:00pm - 6:30pm 

Join class on Zoom 

 

 
Friday classes
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Live PiYo with Caitlin

Sweat, stretch and strengthen – all in one low-impact, music driven, body-sculpting workout. No equipment needed.

8:00am - 8:45am 

Join class on Zoom 

 

 

Feel Good Friday

Physical activity can make us feel good, so the team of fitness officers will bring you different workout styles that aim to get those endorphins released.  Uploaded between 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

Sport Facebook 

 

 

Live Full Body Blast with Shannon 

 

Full Body Blast 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 DIY Strength with Catherine

Improve your strength, co-ordination and balance at home by using body weight and/or weighted items you have available in your home - household objects, water bottles, dumbbells and kettlebells are all perfect. We'll adapt and adjust exercises depending on what you're using to build your strength!  5:15pm - 6:00pm 

Join class on Zoom 

 

 
Saturday classes
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Live Zumba with Andrea

 

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!

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

Sweat it Out Saturday

 

Benefit from high-energy, high-intensity style workouts that will get the heart pumping!  Uploaded between 12:00pm and 1:00pm Sport Facebook  
Sunday classes
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Live 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  

Stretch it Out Sunday 

 

We'll teach you stretches that you can complete at home, focusing on mobility, posture and getting the blood flowing. To break up long periods of sitting at a desk, aim to incorporate these stretches into your workday routine.

After a relaxing stretch, you'll feel revitalised and restored for the coming week!

 
Uploaded between 12:00pm - 1:00pm  Sport Facebook  

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