Welcome activities and information sessions

In the first few weeks and throughout the semester, we will be running different activities, to help you make a great start to life at Stirling.

Our welcome activities for those starting in January and February 2021, will comply with the latest Scottish Government social distancing regulations. Activities will continue throughout the semester to ensure you have the opportunity to take part and meet other students, no matter when you arrive. Please note that any schedule is subject to change.

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Undergraduate student welcome activities

There's a range of online activities and information sessions for new undergraduate students starting in January 2021 to help you settle in and make a great start to your studies at Stirling.

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Postgraduate student welcome activities

Find out all about the welcome activities and information sessions for postgraduate students starting in February 2021.

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Be connected

Discover a programme of online events, resources and activities designed to help you connect with the University community. Examples of activities include:

  • Live workouts hosted by our Sports Centre staff
  • Friendly drop in coffee and chat sessions
  • Quiz nights
  • Cooking and craft
  • Meditation sessions
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Study skills workshops

Student Learning Services are running virtual study skills workshops in January and February to help you prepare for university and to support your progress through the semester. Topics include:

  • Why is ‘Learning to Learn’ so important?
  • Effective on-line learning
  • Canvas orientation
  • Managing your time and getting organised
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Faculty and course welcome sessions

Course teams in each Faculty will arrange for you to meet the staff, other students and learn how things work at Stirling. You'll get essential information to help you settle in and find your feet. 

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Library and IT at Stirling

Information Services are running information sessions and workshops to help you hit the ground running when it comes to using the Library and IT at Stirling.

Stirling Students Union Welcome 2021

Stirling Students' Union

Stirling Students' Union will ensure you have a brilliant welcome with a range of online activities. Keep updated on what's happening via their website.

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STEER peer support

STEER is a University-wide student peer support scheme run by Stirling Students' Union. It provides mentors or buddies for any undergraduate or postgraduate taught student in their first year at the University of Stirling. The scheme aims to help you with the transition of settling into life at Stirling.