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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 

Live HIIT/Core with Alex: Join class on Zoom (8:00am - 8:30am)

High Intensity Interval Training combines intense bouts of exercise with short recovery periods. Torch maximum calories in a minimum amount of time! The class will also include exercises to focus on strengthening your core. 

Supporting our nursing student heros: Join MS Teams chat (10:00am - 12:00pm)

Come and chat confidentially with trained nurses. Let’s talk about your experiences and current challenges in practice. We can discuss tips for self-care and the importance of wellbeing.

Live PiYo with Caitlin: Join class on Zoom (from 11:00am - 11:45am)

Sweat, stretch and strengthen – all in one low-impact, music driven, body-sculpting workout. You will benefit from having a mat for this class.

Monday Motivation exercise: Sport Facebook (uploaded between 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

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. 

Live Hatha Yoga with Eve: Join class on Zoom (12:30pm - 1:00pm)

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. 

Queer Virtual Cafe - join us for a virtual cuppa and a catch up! Join MS Teams group chat (2:00pm - 2:45pm)

Organised by the LGBT+ Network to celebrate IDAHOBIT Day, a chance for LGBTQ+ students and staff to check in with one another.

Live Cardio & Tone with Caitlin: Join class on Zoom (5:15pm - 6:00pm)

Target your whole body with this toning and sculpting class that incorporates a mix of high and low impact moves.

TUESDAY 

Live Hatha Yoga with Eve: Join class on Zoom (8:00am - 8:45am)

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.

Volunteering Now: support your community,make a difference and develop your skills for the future: Register via Target Connect (10:30am - 11:30am)

Join Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise (SVE) and the Careers and Employability Service to find out more about how to volunteer, what types of volunteering opportunities are open to you, volunteering for Covid 19 support and potential training available to help you volunteer in the third sector. This webinar will help you get started on the road to volunteering with practical advice on where to look and how to approach the sector.

Live HIIT/Core with Shannon: Join class on Zoom (12:00pm - 13:00pm)

High Intensity Interval Training combines intense bouts of exercise with short recovery periods. Torch maximum calories in a minimum amount of time! The class will also include exercises to focus on strengthening your core. 

Tabata Tuesday: Sport Facebook (uploaded between 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

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. 

Live Contemporary Pilates with Tamara: Join class on Zoom (1:00pm - 1:45pm)

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. 

Campus Life - Making the most out of living on campus during lockdown: Join MS Teams group chat (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Let's talk self-care. Tips on coping with the lockdown situation while on campus.

Top tips for Problem Solving: Join MS Teams group chat (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Student counsellors will talk about strategies to plan and review, when we want to deal with an issue (for example, but not only, procrastination); then there will be the chance to ask questions and discuss the topic, or simply listen to the conversation on live chat.

Live Hatha Yoga with Eve: Join class on Zoom (5:45pm - 6:30pm)

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.

Film Festival - Let's Put On Some Shorts!: Macrobert Arts Centre (from 7:00pm)

Weekly short film night in partnership with ZShorts International Film Festival, Let's Put on Some Shorts!
Not only will there be a a wide variety of some of the very best short films from around the world but our live chat function will give you the chance to discuss your thoughts on what you've seen with others.

WEDNESDAY 

Live 'WOD' with Eve: Join class on Zoom (8:00am - 8:30am)

Join us for an online “Workout of the Day” class and get ready to sweat it out. The class will include bodyweight exercises which are high intensity. There will be a new challenge each class to keep you motivated. 

Live Yoga Flow with Tamara: Join class on Zoom (10:00am - 10:45am) 

Moving with the breath, keeping slow and steady, work your way through this yoga flow.

Yarnfulness: Join MS Teams group chat (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Meet up, connect and learn how to knit and crochet.

Live Legs, Bums & Tums with Eve: Join class on Zoom (12:30pm - 1:00pm)

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.

Live Hatha Yoga with Eve: Join class on Zoom (4:00pm - 4:45pm)

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.

Live Zumba with Jakki: Join class on Zoom (5:30pm - 6:15pm)

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!

THURSDAY

Live PiYo with Caitlin: Join class on Zoom (8:00am - 8:45am)

Sweat, stretch and strengthen – all in one low-impact, music driven, body-sculpting workout. You will benefit from having a mat for this class.

FUNctional Thursday: Sport Facebook (uploaded between 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

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

Live Metafit™ with Rebecca: Join class on Zoom (12:30pm - 1:00pm)

A high-intensity workout including a series of body-weight exercises with interval style training, designed to keep your body burning calories long after your training session is complete. Designed by a former marine, this is a class in which you can be sure to push your limits.

TedTime - Brené Brown studies human connection : Join MS Teams group chat (2:00pm - 2:30pm)

Brené Brown studies human connection - our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

'Not in a Pub' Pub Quiz - Grab a coffee and join us for a quickfire quiz challenge: Join quiz (3:30pm - 4:00pm)

his 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

Live Mini Functional Circuits with Catherine: Join class on Zoom (5:30pm - 6:00pm)

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.

Live Yoga Flow with Tamara: Join class on Zoom (6:15pm - 6:45pm)

Moving with the breath, keeping slow and steady, work your way through this yoga flow.

FRIDAY

Live Hatha Yoga with Eve: Join class on Zoom (8:00am - 8:45am)

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.

Environments Under Threat - an online Art Exhibition: Follow #CultureonStirCampus hashtag (9:00am - 5:00pm)

To celebrate World Environment Day - Each hour between 9am and 5pm we will post highlights of our current exhibitions Under Threat which consider environmental themes. These will be available #CultureonStirCampus

World Envionment Day Home School: Visit blog (all day)

7 quick and easy activities/lessons on video to help you support World Environment Day - make a bird feeder in a minute, colourful T shirt bag and a great desk tidy (perfect for home offices)

Feel Good Friday: Sport Facebook (uploaded between 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

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.

Live HIIT/Core with Shannon: Join class on Zoom (12:30pm - 1:00pm)

High Intensity Interval Training combines intense bouts of exercise with short recovery periods. Torch maximum calories in a minimum amount of time! The class will also include exercises to focus on strengthening your core.

COVID-19 Bitesize Lecture - What now for Bats?: Visit blog (ongoing)

In this series of bite-sized public lectures our academics will give an overview of how their area of interest has been impacted by Covid-19, and will discuss what the important questions are for them as we navigate our way through these difficult times and they highlight the crucial role that research continues to play in tackling society’s greatest challenges, and in underpinning a fair and sustainable recovery.

Live DIY Strength with Catherine: Join class on Zoom (5:30pm - 6:15pm)

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!

SATURDAY

Live Zumba with Andrea: Join class on Zoom (9:30am - 10:15am)

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!

Sweat it Out Saturday: Sport Facebook (uploaded between 12:00pm and 1:00pm)

Benefit from high-energy, high-intensity style workouts that will get the heart pumping!

SUNDAY

Stretch it Out Sunday: Sport Facebook (Uploaded between 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

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!

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More upcoming events to keep you connected

Tuesday 19 May

Unviersity of Stirling's Festival of Research: Find out more

This year our annual Festival of Research will be entirely online, and is open to all colleagues and students at the University. Join us for an exiting programme of events from 19th -21st May. Check our website for further details and to register for events!

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