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
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Class

Description

Time

Joining link

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  

Effective online learning

This webinar will review what we mean by on-line learning and what is expected of you. We will also explore how to get the best out of your on-line learning experience, so that you are both effective and efficient. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. 10:00am - 11:00am

Sign up

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

Global Cafe

Friends International Stirling is supported by volunteers from local churhes. Global Cafe is a fun and relaxed way for International students to make new friends with local people and other stuents from around the world. Email Ivana for Zoom link. 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Email for Zoom link

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 on Zoom

Password: 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
Column one lists the class, column two describes the class, column three lists the class time and column four provides the link to join the class

Class

Description

Time

Joining link

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.  7:15am - 7:45am Join class on Zoom

Chaplaincy Chat Hour with Hamish

Drop in for a friendly chat over coffee with our Chaplain Hamish and guests in the Virtual Chaplaincy. A great place to meet new friends. 11:00am - 12:00pm Join MS Teams group chat

Thinking about your dissertation (4th year)

It is rare that we actually think about how we learn and reflect on how we study. This webinar explores what we mean by ‘learning to learn’ and how we can actively use this process to recognise and strengthen the skills you already have and enhance your academic performance.We will also consider the importance of 1st/2ndyear study for your future success. 12:00pm - 1:00pm Sign up

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 enhanced flexibility and agility through a series of challenging and low impact mat-based exercises.   1:00pm - 1:45pm   Join class on Zoom  

Patches4Peace

Join our Chaplain Janet for sewing and craft. Bring your own project, or Janet can provide materials as required. Meet up with like-minded crafters to chat and sew, knit or colour. 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join MS Teams group chat

Psychometric Tests and Assessment Centres Explained

Find out about psychometric tests and assessment centres, why they are used in recruitment and selection and how to prepare for them. 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Target Connect

Live Legs, Bums & Tums with Caitlin

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. 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

Password: 064384

Joining Clubs & Societies in 2021

Any student, at any point in their journey, can join Clubs & Societies! Chat with Josh, VP Communities, about all things Clubs & Socs - including how to join while things are still all online, which Clubs fit with your interests and degree and how to juggle being part of a club with your studies and personal life. 11:00am - 12:00pm

See Students' Union website for more information

Wednesday classes
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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. 

7:15am - 7:45am Join class on Zoom

INTO - Academic Expectations

In this session we will look at what are the expectations on students, how to take an active role in your own learning and ways to enhance your academic experience.

9:00am - 10:00am Sign up

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.

10:00am - 11:00am Sign up

Joining Sports Union in 2021

Any student, at any point in their journey, can join a Sports team! Chat with Edd, Sports President, about all things Sports Union - including how to join, which teams fit with your interests and how to juggle being part of a team with your studies and personal life.

11:00am - 12:00pm See Students' Union website for more information

Live 'Move to Meditate' Yoga with Tamara

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

12:15pm - 1:00pm Join class on Zoom

Canvas Orientation

Canvas is the University of Stirling’ online learning environment system, and content for your modules will be presented through it. This session covers the following Canvas-related topics:

  • Logging into and Navigating around in Canvas
  • Setting up your Canvas Notifications
  • Communicating within Canvas
  • Finding Groups and using Group Tools
  • Getting Help
12:00pm - 1:00pm Sign up

ICAS Careers Webinar

Are you considering a career as a Chartered Accountant and want to learn more about the qualification and the doors it could open for you? If you are, then this webinar will help answer some of the questions you may have about a career as a CA.

Chaired by ICAS Deputy President Bruce Pritchard CA, this webinar will be your chance to hear from three CAs who have all recently taken giant strides on their own successful CA careers.

They will be able to provide insights, knowledge and practical suggestions for the aspiring CA or those who are just starting out on their CA journey.

12:00pm - 1:00pm Target Connect 

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

Chaplaincy knitting group

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

Live PiYo with Caitlin

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

17:30pm - 18:15pm Join class on Zoom
Thursday classes
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Live Upper Body Toning with Jenny

Get your morning off to a good great start with our early exercise class.

7:30am - 8:00am

Join class on Zoom

INTO - Living in Stirling

Stirling is a fantastic place to study and in this session we will explore life outside the campus focusing on practical issues such as travelling to and from the city, what to see and do, as well as eating out and shopping.

10:00am - 11:00pm

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New to University?

If you are new to studying at the University of Stirling, this is the webinar for you. We will discuss what is expected of you and who is here to work with you. There will also be lots of hints and tips to get you started on your studying. There will be an opportunity to ask questions

11:00am - 12:00pm

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Meet Your Students' Union Faculty Officer

Faculty Officers are lead-student officers that take on responsibility for representing the academic interests of students within a division, or group of divisions, in an academic faculty.

11:00am - 12:00pm

See Students' Union website for more information

Live Legs, Bums and 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. 

12:15pm - 12:45pm

Join class on Zoom

Developing your dissertation questions

Once you have a dissertation topic you now need to start getting some focused research questions. This webinar will consider how to formulate research questions and will demonstrate why carefully worded research questions are key to dissertation success. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Exploring options

If you’re unsure about your options, then this session will help you to think about where the skills and knowledge you are developing during your degree can take you and how you can make the most of your time at university.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Target Connect

Writing long documents

If any of your University work involves writing more than a few pages, learning some good tips for helping you write and manage these potentially difficult files can be very useful.

  • How to use styles for headings (saves so much time!)
  • How to insert automatic index page
  • How to use Word for basic referencing and add automatic bibliography in chosen referencing style
  • Support for a first proof-read of your work
  • Writing without typing (use your voice instead)
  • Managing your versions and back-up

4:15pm - 5:15pm

Sign up

YOUR BUSINESS: Leadership

What does it take to be an effective leader? And importantly, how do you develop your own leadership skills? Join the Enterprise Programme and our guest speaker to learn some of the key lessons about self-awareness, skills-development, and important aspects of building and leading a winning team.

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Target Connect

Live Functional Circuits with Eve

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.

17:30 - 18:15

Join class on Zoom

Live Hatha Flow Yoga with Eve

Calm your body and mind. Perfect for any level of yogis from beginners to advanced.

18:30 - 19:00

Join class on Zoom
Friday classes
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ActivityDescriptionTimeJoining link

Live PiYo with Caitlin

Sweat, stretch and strengthen - all in one low-impact, music driven, body-sculpting workout. No equipment needed.    7:15am - 8:00am Join class on Zoom

Canvas Orientation

Canvas is the University of Stirling’ online learning environment system, and content for your modules will be presented through it. This session covers the following Canvas-related topics:

  • Logging into and Navigating around in Canvas
  • Setting up your Canvas Notifications
  • Communicating within Canvas
  • Finding Groups and using Group Tools
  • Getting Help
10:00am - 11:00am 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
Students' Union Speed Mating It's hard to 1:1 in online classes, but we have a solution for you to make more connections and friends at University, online! 4:00pm - 5:00pm See Students' Union website for more information
Live DIY Strength with Shannon 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!  5:30pm - 6:15pm Join class on Zoom
Saturday classes
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Live Zumba with Caitlin

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!

10:30 - 11:30  Join class on Zoom 
Sunday classes
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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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