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Staying on track

As well as the first week programme, we have organised a series of ongoing events to assist you in getting to know more about studying at the University. These will be held throughout the first semester. You can also get yourself a mentor to help you settle in to uni life.

Information and Study Skills sessions are run by Student Learning Services and the Library.

Library information sessions

In your first week there will be Library and IT Induction sessions. This is a basic introductory session delivered mainly through a series of videos which cover all the core Library and IT stuff that you need to know when starting at the university.

Thereafter, many of your academic modules also include Library Information Skills sessions tailored to subject area.

The Library also runs drop in sessions at various times throughout semester - check the big tower displays in the Library for dates and times. There is also a series of lunchtime training sessions for researchers - these are publicised in the Staff Roundup weekly bulletin (received by all staff and postgraduate research students) and also by the Research Office.

See more about the Library

Student Learning Services' workshops

Free workshops for undergraduate students including essay writing, oral presentations, revision and exam techniques. The atmosphere is informal and all of the classes are interactive with time to ask questions and discuss issues arising. These will be advertised later in the summer.

We offer a credit bearing module in Study Skills for Learning at University. The emphasis is on developing academic and transferable skills that will support students throughout their degree studies.

Student Learning Services

Sign up for a STEER mentor

STEER is a University-wide student peer support scheme, providing 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 make the most of your time here and to settle in as quickly as possible.

Find out more about STEER

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