Be Connected

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

Be Connected

Our Be Connected programme is inspired by the 5 ways to wellbeing.

Below you’ll find a range of live, in-person and virtual events, activities and resources, from live workouts hosted by our Sports Centre staff and friendly drop in coffee sessions, to craft workshops and meditation sessions. We update the calendar each week, 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.

Select a day to see what's on:

Monday classes - 20 September 2021
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Effective online learning

Online learning has many advantages and can be great fun. It can also be challenging at times, in terms of managing your time and structuring your learning. This webinar will give you some hints and tips so that you can get the best out of your online learning experience and be both effective and efficient. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

10:00am - 11:00am

Find out more and book

Top tips to settle into university and aid academic success

University can be a busy time making it harder to look after yourself especially your mental wellbeing. Taking small steps to boost your wellbeing can have a positive impact, helping you settle in and get the most out of studying at university. Join this workshop to learn some key tips to help you look after your wellbeing, settle into university life and be a successful learner.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Find out more and book

Global Café

Friends International Stirling is supported by volunteers from local churhes. Global Café is a fun and relaxed way for International students to make new friends with local people and other students from around the world. Meet in the Chaplaincy every Monday.

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Email Ivana for details - ivana.bajic@friendsinternational.uk

Tuesday classes - 21 September 2021
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Masterclass - Exploring Options for Undergraduates

This Masterclass session is designed to be interactive and promote discussion so please be prepared to take part. We recommend reviewing the 'Exploring Career Ideas' section of the Careers and Employability Service Canvas module before attending. 12:00pm - 1:00pm Via Target Connect

Managing your time and getting organised

Good time management and organisation are critical to academic success. With a bit of planning you can pace the workload, ensure your assignments are handed in on time and minimise the last-minute panics. This workshop will explore issues around time management and discuss some practical solutions for the times when things get busy. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. 12:00pm - 1:00pm Find out more and book

Master Class: Managing and organising your time (Postgraduate students)

Studying online can be very different to studying in-person, especially if there are other commitments such as work (part-time or full-time work) or caring responsibilities. Things can easily start to feel a bit overwhelming for anyone. Give your studies a boost this semester by attending this workshop, which includes some practical advice on cracking how to manage and organise your time. This workshop is for you no matter your current programme of study, mode of study, or past educational experiences. 2:00pm - 3:00pm Find out more and book

Understanding the Graduate Labour Market

As we continue to engage with employers, skills sectors and government agencies we bring you the latest information on what we know about how the coronavirus has and continues to effect the graduate labour market. 3:00pm - 4:00pm Via Target Connect
Wednesday classes - 22 September 2021
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Scottish Culture A session looking at Scotland including our geography, accents, cultural identities and all the best places to visit. 9:30am - 10:30am Find out more and book
Essential Guide to Library and IT Services Learn all about the Library and IT setup at Stirling. 1:00pm - 2:00pm Find out more and book
Preventing procrastination and getting organised With so many electronic devices around and so many other things to do, it is very easy to get distracted and put off studying until another day. This webinar will explore some of the reasons for procrastination and will give some practical hints and tips to help keep you on track and focussed. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. 1:00pm - 2:00pm Find out more and book
Thursday classes - 23 September 2021
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Want to improve your grades (2nd/3rd year) Sometimes it takes longer to settle down to studying at university than you expect. If you think that you could do better and are aiming for higher grades this next year, this is the webinar for you. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. 3:00pm - 4:00pm Find out more and book
Friday classes - 24 September 2021
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Academic Expectations at University of Stirling - Undergraduate Coming to study at university can be daunting at first and represents a big transition. Being at university is a rewarding, life changing set of experiences but can also present many challenges. This session will help you become more familiar with general academic expectations and how and where these may differ to where you have studied before is an essential part of adjusting to studying at university. 10:00am - 11:00am Find out more and book
Writing and referencing All new students have to take a compulsory module in writing, referencing and academic misconduct. This is to be completed within 4 weeks of arrival at the university. You can work through the module in your own time, or you can join this workshop where a tutor will guide you through the materials. Why not set aside this time and get through the work with some support and an opportunity to ask questions. You can then test yourself by using the module quizzes. 12:00pm - 2:00pm Find out more and book
Saturday classes - 25 September 2021
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Sunday classes - 26 September 2021
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