Postgraduate at Stirling

Welcome to our thriving Postgraduate Community. At Stirling, you'll be part of a forward-thinking university that develops students into employable, confident graduates with the skills, knowledge and experience to make a difference in the world.

Your timetable

The Spring Teaching Timetable is now available. Visit our teaching timetable page to get more information.

Once you have enrolled on line, you'll be given access to Canvas, our Virtual Learning Environment, from 25 January 2021.

On Canvas you will find a site for each of your registered modules and within each module you will have the opportunity to sign up for teaching sessions. We recommend you do this as soon as possible as sessions will become full quickly.  

Each module will offer an outline of the activity on your module and a schedule of teaching sessions.

Welcome events

Welcome activities, information sessions and teaching for postgraduate students start on Monday 1 February 2021.

Monday 1 February welcome activities
Each row is a different activity. Column one shows the activity, column two shows the time, column three gives the location, column four gives more detail about the activity.

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INTO - Academic Expectations

09:00 - 10:00

Online

This is a webinar for international students.

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.

Book a place on INTO - Academic Expectations webinar

Stirling Students' Union Postgraduate Welcome

11:00 - 12:00

Online via MS Teams

Join in with the Students' Union welcome chat session with their Postgraduate Officer, Sonny, and our VP Education, Lexi.

Hear from Sonny and Lexi about all the things your Union can do for you in your time here, as well as ask questions and meet fellow Postgraduate Taught and Postgraudate Research students!

Join the chat via the Stirling Students' Union website

Essay writing - Understanding the task

13:00 - 14:00

Online

In this webinar, we look at getting started on essay assignments. We explore how to ‘deconstruct’ an assignment question so that you know exactly what you are being asked to do and how this helps with planning. What a difference this makes –a webinar not to be missed.

Book a place on the Essay writing webinar

Meet Your Careers and Employability Service

16:00-17:00

Online

From internships to help finding a job, the Careers and Employability Service gives you the support and advice you need to plan your career,  develop your employability or think about further study. Come along to this session to find out more.

Sign up via TargetConnect

Wi-Fi Wizards

Various times available

Library

Need help getting connected to Wi-Fi? Our Wi-Fi Wizards will help you get online. You’ll find them, in the Library on level 2 in front of the Information Centre.

Book an appointment with a Wi-Fi Wizard

Tuesday 2 February welcome activities
Each row is a different activity. Column one shows the activity, column two shows the time, column three gives the location, column four gives more detail about the activity.

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INTO - Living in Stirling

10:00 - 11:00

Online

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.

Book a place on INTO - Living in Stirling webinar

Joining Clubs and Societies

11:00 - 12:00

Online via MS Teams

Chat with Josh, VP Communities and Edd, Sports President about Clubs and Societies Socs and the Sports Union - 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 clubs with your studies and personal life.

Find out more and join the chat

Essential Student Guide to Library and IT

12:00-13:00

Online via Microsoft Teams

An introduction to key library and IT services.

Book your place on Essential Student Guide to Library and IT

Essay writing -introductions and conclusions

12:00 - 13:00

Online

Book a place on Essay Writing - introductions and conclusions webinar

Wi-Fi Wizards

Various times available

Library

Need help getting connected to Wi-Fi? Our Wi-Fi Wizards will help you get online. You’ll find them, in the Library on level 2 in front of the Information Centre.

Book an appointment with a Wi-Fi Wizard

Wednesday 3 February welcome activities
Each row is a different activity. Column one shows the activity, column two shows the time, column three gives the location, column four gives more detail about the activity.

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Acing an Interview

10:30 - 11:30

Online

At some point in your career you are likely to attend an interview and, whether it’s face to face or online, an informal chat or a full panel interview, this session will give you the practical tips and advice you need to prepare effectively.

Sign up for Acing an Interview via TargetConnect

Finding Resources

11:00 - 12:00

Online

In this session you will learn how to find specific resources (e.g. ebooks, ejournal articles) and how to find information on a topic. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Book a place on Find Resources webinar

Canvas Orientation 12:00 - 13:00 Online

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 You Canvas Notifications
  • Communicating within Canvas
  • Finding Groups and using Group Tools
  • Getting Help

Book a place on Canvas Orientation workshop

Essay writing - Powerful paragraphing 13:00 - 14:00 Online

This webinar is about writing powerful paragraphs. These are paragraphs which structure your work, allow you to get your key points across and build an argument. Paragraphs are crucial to your academic writing –you cannot do without them. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Book a place on Essay writing - Powerful paragraphing webinar

First Step Careers Event 14:00 - 16:00 Online

First Step will give you the inspiration to make the most of your time at University. With a wide range of organisations providing different options from paid internships and work experience, to volunteering in the UK and overseas, First Step is a great place to start developing your career.

Sign up for the First Step Careers Event

Postgraduate Speed Mating

16:00 - 17:00

Online via MS Teams

Join our Stirling Students' Union meeting to make connections and new friends. We'll be moving you around, speed-mating with helpful icebreaker questions which will allow you to have more one on one conversations virtually.

Join the Speed Mating event

Wi-Fi Wizards

Various times available

Library

Need help getting connected to Wi-Fi? Our Wi-Fi Wizards will help you get online. You’ll find them, in the Library on level 2 in front of the Information Centre.

Book an appointment with a Wi-Fi Wizard

Thursday 4 February welcome activities
Each row is a different activity. Column one shows the activity, column two shows the time, column three gives the location, column four gives more detail about the activity.

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Essay writing - Building an argument

11:00 - 12:00

Online

Many students ask us, what is meant by ‘building an argument’. In this webinar we will explore what this means, and more importantly how you can do this in your writing.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Book a place on Essay writing - Building an argument webinar

International Students Meet Up and Quiz

16:00 - 17:00

Online via Microsoft Teams

Join Stirling Students' Union's International Officer Dimitrios and get involved with the International Students network here at Stirling.

Dimitrios will be hosting an informal meet up and quiz.

Join the Meet Up and Quiz

Exploring Options

16:00 - 17:00

Online

If you’re unsure about your options, then this session with our Careers and Employability Service 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.

Sign up for Exploring Options webinar

 

Wi-Fi Wizards

Various times available

Library

Need help getting connected to Wi-Fi? Our Wi-Fi Wizard with will help you get online. You’ll find them, in the Library on level 2 in front of the Information Centre.

Book an appointment with a Wi-Fi Wizard

Friday 5 February welcome activities
Each row is a different activity. Column one shows the activity, column two shows the time, column three gives the location, column four gives more detail about the activity.

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Canvas Orientation

11:00 - 12:00

Online

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 You Canvas Notifications
  • Communicating within Canvas
  • Finding Groups and using Group Tools
  • Getting Help

Book a place on Canvas Orientation

Getting the most out of Office 365 for your studies

12:00 - 13:00

Online

Every student at the University has access to Microsoft Office365. But what is it and how can it help you with your studies

  • Understanding Office365 – installed and cloud-based
  • What are all the apps and ideas for ways to use them:
    - One Drive
    - Word, PowerPoint, Excel
    - Outlook for Email
    - OneNote: for notes and organisation
    - Forms: for collecting information, surveys etc.

(NB: Microsoft Teams is covered in a different session)

Book a place on Getting most out of Office 365 webinar

Wi-Fi Wizards

Various times available

Library

Need help getting connected to Wi-Fi? Our Wi-Fi Wizard with will help you get online. You’ll find them, in the Library on level 2 in front of the Information Centre.

Book an appointment with a Wi-Fi Wizard

Faculty postgraduate welcome activities

Your Faculty will arrange a course-specific welcome session for you during your first few weeks at Stirling in order to answer your questions and give you a taste of what’s to come. Select your Faculty below to find out what has been planned for your course welcome activities.

Study skills workshops

Join our virtual study skills workshops to help you prepare for successful study at the University of Stirling.

Wi-Fi Wizards

Need help getting connected to Wi-Fi? Our Wi-Fi Wizards will help you get online. You'll find them, in the Library on level 2 in front of the Information Centre.

Book an appointment with a Wi-Fi Wizard

Stirling Students' Union

Stirling Students’ Union is for all students and has the aim of making students’ lives better. Go to the Students' Union website to keep up with information on events, the Union and joining Clubs and Societies and Sports. 

Be Connected

Discover a range of online events, resources and activities designed to keep you healthy, active and connected with the Stirling community. Visit the Be Connected page for more information

Build your future

We’re proud of our commitment to ensuring you leave Stirling with life-long career management and employability skills. See how we can help you stand out from the crowd with innovative programmes such as Making the Most of Masters and Student Enterprise.

Postgraduate representation

The Postgraduate Faculty Officer scheme is run jointly by the University of Stirling Students’ Union and University of Stirling. The officers work in partnership with senior members of Faculty and University staff to take forward a project designed to improve the postgraduate student experience within their faculties – or across the wider university.

Study spaces

We have a variety of study facilities in our library including group study rooms, individual study desks and open study areas. Our Campus Central project is also bringing lots more study spaces across the campus in 2020/21.