freshers 2020

 

We can't wait to welcome new and returning students to Stirling for the next semester.

Welcome to (and back to!) Your Students' Union for Freshers 2020! First off, everything we do is for all Stirling students - whether you are a new Undergraduate, a new Postgraduate or a returning student. Make sure you join the Official Stirling Freshers Facebook group to get official information, meet your new coursemates & find out about everything Stirling.
 

Everything you need to know about Freshers 2020 is in the sections below.

If you've got questions we haven't covered here, drop us an email to theunion@stir.ac.uk 

 

All Union events are subject to change or cancellation due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and we continue to work closely with the University of Stirling and Scottish Government advice to ensure everything we do is safe for our students. Some events are also weather-dependent and may be cancelled or changed last minute. We will communicate any changes on this website and our social media channels. 

what's on

Sat 12th September

Free Domino's Pizza
12th September 10am - 3pm
Union, outside
Our friends at Domino's will be giving away free slices and discounts
Union Welcome Weekend
12th September 10am - 3pm
Union, outside
Find out about everything we do to Make Students' Lives Better.

Sun 13th September

Union Welcome Weekend
13th September 10am - 3pm
Union, outside
Find out about everything we do to Make Students' Lives Better.
Student Officer Q&A
13th September 1pm - 1:30pm
Microsoft Teams
Ask your Officers anything!

Mon 14th September

Day of Deals
14th September 10am - 3pm
social media
A day of student discount deals
Free Domino's Pizza
14th September 10am - 3pm
Union, outside
Our friends at Domino's will be giving away free slices and discounts
Freebies Day
14th September 10am - 3pm
Union, front entrance
Grab a few freebies and get info on local services
International Students E-Meet & Greet
14th September 5pm - 7pm
Microsoft Teams
Hosted by your International Officer
Virtual Freshers with Janverse
14th September 9pm - 21st September 1am
Twitch (online)
Bringing the nightclub to your room!

Tue 15th September

Clubs & Societies Day
15th September 10am - 3pm
Union, front entrance
Find out about joining Clubs & Socs and Give It A Go sessions
The Union Big Dig
15th September 3pm - 5pm
Union Garden
Get your hands dirty at the Union Garden

Wed 16th September

Sports Union Day
16th September 10am - 3pm
Union, front entrance
Find out about joining the Sports Union and Give It A Go sessions
Mini Golf
16th September 3pm - 5pm
Union, lochside
Play a wee round on the Union lawn

Thu 17th September

Endsleigh Live with Joe Tasker
17th September 1pm - 2pm
Join Endsleigh insurance as they present Endsleigh Live - this is for students living in University accommodation.
STEER Coffee & a Chat
17th September 7pm - 8pm
Microsoft Teams
Grab something cosy & comforting and chat with the STEER peer mentors

Fri 18th September

Give It A Go Launch
18th September 10am - 3pm
Various
18th Sept - 1st Oct
Drag Bingo
18th September 7pm - 9:30pm
online
The Bingo Babes are back...virtually.

Mon 21st September

The Union Big Dig #2
21st September 3pm - 5pm
Union Garden
Get your hands dirty in the Union Garden

Wed 23rd September

Not in the Pub Pub Quiz
23rd September 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Union Facebook
Get your thinking caps on.
give it a go

Our incredible Clubs & Societies and Sports Union teams are putting on virtual events for you to meet the clubs, get an idea of what they are all about and find out about how to join! If you have a question about an event, click on it to view who's hosting and message the club directly via their contact details on their website pages.

Fri 18th September

Ultimate Frisbee Ultimate Frisbee Give it a Throw
18th September 4pm - 5pm
Online (MS Teams)
Ultimate Frisbee's online Give it a Go event.
Lacrosse- Men's Men's Lacrosse Give It A Go
18th September 6pm - 6:30pm
Online (MS Teams)
Men’s Lacrosse virtual GIAG
Creative Writing Creative Writing Give It A Go
18th September 7pm - 9pm
MS Teams
Join us and try out some creative writing. An MS Teams link will be shared on our Facebook group.
Lacrosse- Women's Womens Lacrosse Virtual Give It A Go
18th September 7pm - 8pm
Online (Zoom)
Women’s Lacrosse Virtual GIAG

Sat 19th September

Re-Enactment Society Re-enactment Give-It-A-Go
19th September 3:30pm - 4:30pm
A link will be posted on the Facebook group (Members of SURS). Students who don't use Facebook can email to be sent the link. Contact details can be found here: https://www.stirlingstudentsunion.com/clubssocieties/societies/medievalhistory/
Archery Archery Give It A Go
19th September 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Online (MS Teams)
Meet the Committee & Preparing to Shoot
Disney Appreciation Society Disney's GIAG Game Night
19th September 7pm - 9pm
https://www.facebook.com/disneyappreciationsociety
Join us for a Disney Give It A Go Game night! Link to join will be shared via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/disneyappreciationsociety

Sun 20th September

Chess Club Chess online!
20th September 6:30pm - 9pm
Come along to our Give It A Go and play chess online with us. Use this invite code on discord https://discord.gg/J9fcPBZ, or send a friend request to Lemintex#7581

Mon 21st September

Squash Squash Virtual GIAG
21st September 11am - 1pm
Online
Online Give It A Go
Baseball Club Baseball Give It A Go
21st September 2pm - 2:30pm
Online
Meet the Committee Virtual
Rugby- Women's SUWRFC Meet the Team Quiz
21st September 4pm - 5pm
Online
Contact club for more information on access!
Dance Dance Give It A Go
21st September 5pm - 8:30pm
Zoom
Zoom call - link on private dance Facebook page
Strategy-Gaming & Role Play HUSSARS' GIVE IT A ROLL & Online D&D Night
21st September 6:30pm - 10:30pm
To access the event you will need to join our discord by the link: https://discord.gg/rnubkKr
Hockey- Men's Mens Hockey Give It A Go
21st September 7pm - 8pm
Online (MS Teams)
Men’s Hockey GIAG
Mountaineering Mountineering Give It A Go
21st September 7pm - 8pm
Online (MS Teams)
Virtual Hike
Armed Forces Society Tayforth UOTC Joining Presentation/Q&A
21st September 7pm - 8pm
Email the President or message social media page (Stirling Students of Tayforth) to get access and more information.
University of Stirling Students for Independence Meet with the Independence Society!
21st September 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Look on the Independence society Facebook and twitter (@StirUniIndy) for more details
Pool Society Pool Society Pub Quiz
21st September 7:30pm - 9:30pm
MS Teams
MS teams Link will be available on our facebook page 'Stirling University Pool Society Group' any issue please email me at alw00055@students.stir.ac.uk
Geography Zoom Pub Quiz
21st September 8pm - 10pm
Online (Zoom)
A zoom link will be made available closer to the event date!

Tue 22nd September

Judo Judo Give It A Go
22nd September 3pm - 3:30pm
Online
Link will be made available on Judo Facebook page
American Football American Football Give It A Go
22nd September 4pm - 5pm
Online (MS Teams)
Clansmen GIAG Introduction
Athletics Athletics Give It A Go Q&A
22nd September 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Online
Club Instagram page - officialsuac
Art Club Art Club GIAG
22nd September 6pm - 7pm
Online (MS Teams)
MS Teams link will be available in the Facebook group
Uni Boob Team Stirling Everything Boob Games!
22nd September 6pm - 7pm
MS Teams
Keep an eye on our society Facebook page for the MS Teams link to join in on all the boob games!
Debating Debating GIAG
22nd September 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Online
Come and join us for our GIAG - it's completely free and no Debating experience is required. Our GIAG is the best opportunity to get to know our members and to gain an insight into how our normal meetings are set up.
Brig Newspaper Give it A Go: Journalism Skills
22nd September 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Link to zoom call via brig event page on facebook.
Psychology Psychology Society GIAG
22nd September 6:30pm - 8pm
All details about the event, including an access link will be posted on the society Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/stirpsychsoc)
Anime Society Anime Soc Anime Screening
22nd September 7pm - 9pm
Discord
Access via a link on our Facebook group/page to the society Discord group.
Basketball Basketball GIAG
22nd September 7pm - 8pm
Online
Give it a Go
Drama (SUDS) Drama Give It A Go
22nd September 7pm - 8:30pm
MS Teams
MS Teams link will be posted on Facebook. Find out more about us here: https://www.stirlingstudentsunion.com/clubssocieties/societies/drama/
Video Game & E-Sports Society Give it a go! with GSoc
22nd September 7pm - 10pm
Discord
Our "Give it a Go" allows you to get a taste of what we do at GSoc - the video games society. This year our first meeting will be online, keep up to date with what we're doing by joining our Facebook group/Discord!
LGBTQ+ Interactive Games & Movies
22nd September 7pm - 9pm
All links will be available through our society Facebook page
Law Law Society GIAG- Lawyers V Criminals Pub Quiz
22nd September 7pm - 10pm
Link will be shared on Facebook
Join the closed facebook group - Stirling Law Society Freshers 2020 or email our account - stir.lawsociety@gmail.com
Snow Sports Snow Sports Give It A Go
22nd September 7pm - 9pm
MS Teams
Join us at 7pm for all things snowy! Come for a chat, to get to know the committee and to ask questions about this coming year. Hope to see you there :)
Netball Netball Get to Know and Give it a Go!
22nd September 7:30pm - 9pm
Online (MS Teams)
SUNC's Get to Know and Give it a Go!

Wed 23rd September

Muay Thai Boxing Muay Thai Give It A Go
23rd September 3pm - 4pm
Online
Muay Thai w/ head coach Adam Stevenson
Dumyat Dragons Quidditch Quidditch LIVE Fitness Fun
23rd September 3pm - 3:30pm
Join us LIVE on facebook for a fun wee workout! No equipment needed, and totally suitable for those who don't work out often!
Debating Debating Workshop for Beginners
23rd September 4pm - 5:30pm
Online
Interested in competitive Debating? Then join us for a beginners workshop to Debating. - No experience required!
Live Music Society SULMS Give It A Go
23rd September 5pm - 5:30pm
Instagram Live - tune in on our Instagram page @stirlinglivemusicsoc
Amnesty International Amnesty International Give It A Go!
23rd September 6pm - 7pm
MS Teams
Come along to meet the committee & find out what AI is all about! MS Teams Link will be shared in the Facebook Event, as well as posted on our Social Media.
Environmental Enterprises Environmental Enterprise Give It A Go
23rd September 6:30pm - 8:30pm
ZOOM
Join us on our Online GIAG to find out more about our society, what we do, what we aim to achieve this year and how you can help! This will be an informal chat to meet and introduce the committee, members and new freshers to each other!
Great British Bake Off Society GBBO Give It A Go!
23rd September 7pm - 8:30pm
MS Teams (the link will be shared online- see further info!)
This is the Give It A Go for the Great British Bake Off Society. We will be doing introductions, a Quiz and watching an episode of the show. Bring your own snacks and we hope you'll have a good time. Click on the link above for full details.
Christian Union Grill A Christian
23rd September 7pm - 8pm
Online (Facebook)
Join us online to meet some CU members, ask your questions about Christianity and be introduced to the happenings in the Christian union in 2020. More information can be found about our fresher events and weekly meetings on our social media.
Teaching and Education Society Teaching & Education Society- Course Q&A and Get to Know the Committee
23rd September 7pm - 7:30pm
MS Teams (link will be shared on Facebook page 24 hours before event)
AirTV Ted Talks 2 Freshers Boogaloo
23rd September 7pm - 9pm
Please join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/AirTV2020 or email our Station Manager at airtvstirling@gmail.com for joining instructions.
Zeta Kappa Rho ZKP Sorority Give It A Go
23rd September 7pm - 8pm
Link will be made available on Facebook and Instagram, if issues arise people can message those pages and it will reach a committee member, details can be found here: https://www.stirlingstudentsunion.com/clubssocieties/societies/7583/

Thu 24th September

Cricket Cricket Online Give It A Go
24th September 6pm - 7pm
Online (MS Teams)
A MS Teams link will be made available through our Facebook and Instagram pages
International Society Jackbox night with Int. Soc
24th September 6pm - 8pm
MS Teams
MS Teams link will be made available on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalSociety Find out more about us here: https://www.stirlingstudentsunion.com/clubssocieties/societies/internationalsociety/
Labour Mock Independence referendum Debate
24th September 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Email our secretary Lauren for the link to the virtual meeting : lah00113@students.stir.ac.uk
Politics PolSoc GIAG: Model United Nations
24th September 6:30pm - 8pm
Online
Did you ever want to feel like an international diplomat? Interested in how vetoing a resolution would feel like? Curious what it means to provoke the U.S.? Then join us for our GIAG Model United Nations.
The Fellowship of Stirling The Fellowship of Stirling GIAG
24th September 6:30pm - 8pm
Click the following link to join our Microsoft Teams group to attend our online GIAG! https://tinyurl.com/y234kt68 Info about our society: https://www.stirlingstudentsunion.com/clubssocieties/societies/fellowshipofstirling/
United Nations Association-Stirling UNA- Stirling Quiz Night!
24th September 6:30pm - 7:30pm
We will provide a MS Teams link through our Facebook page
Rock and Metal Society Give it A Goth: RAMS Virtual Quiz (and introductions)
24th September 7pm - 9pm
A link to our Discord server will be provided on the UoSRAMS Facebook group, as well as wihin the event page
Musical Theatre Icebreaker!
24th September 7pm - 9pm
The google meet link will be posted on our facebook page or can be obtained by emailing the society at stirlingmusicaltheatre@outlook.com
Air3 Radio Live From The Studio!
24th September 7pm - 9pm
Online (MS Teams)
Online Give It A Go
True Crime Society True Crime Give It A Go
24th September 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Link will be shared on the Facebook group
The link will be available on our Facebook Group or feel free to email our committee. Contact details and more info about us can be found here: https://www.stirlingstudentsunion.com/clubssocieties/societies/truecrime/

Fri 25th September

Law Law Society- Meet the committee and Freshers Q&A
25th September noon - 3pm
Link will be shared on Facebook or email stir.lawsociety@gmail.com
Student Managed Investment Fund SMIF Give it a Go
25th September 5pm - 6pm
Online (MS Teams)
Meet the committee Q&A
Polo Club Polo Virtual GIAG
25th September 7pm - 8pm
Online (MS Teams)
Polo Virtual GIAG
Dumyat Dragons Quidditch Quidditch GIAG Jackbox Social
25th September 7pm - 9pm
Join the team for a night of fun games and activities on Zoom! Get to know your potential teammates, or just mess around with some fellow students!

Sun 27th September

Underwater Hockey Underwater Hockey Give It A Go
27th September 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Online
Underwater Hockey Virtual GIAG

Tue 29th September

Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Employability & Personal Finance (LEEP) One small step for you, One giant LEEP for your future
29th September 5pm - 5:45pm
MS Teams
An MS Teams link will be made available on our society Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/StirLEEP Also check us out here: https://www.stirlingstudentsunion.com/clubssocieties/societies/9030/

Wed 30th September

Stirling Scottish Socialist Party Society Why Socialism? A Radical Response To COVID-19
30th September 7pm - 8:30pm
This event will be on Zoom, with the link on our public Facebook page.
We will explore the Coronavirus crisis - how it happened, and what we should be doing to recover. Try out our interactive Covid-19 Recovery Plan! Bring a team to try it out, or come on your own and join a team on the night!
Marine Conservation Society Dive Into The MCS: Games, Chats & Plans
30th September 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Discord
A Facebook event will be created on our society group and page, that will provide a link to our Discord group to join
deals & offers

 

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freshers playlist

We asked the members of the Official Stirling Freshers Facebook Group to put their favourite songs in a big playlist on Spotify to give us the sounds of the Freshers Class of 2020. Add yours here - Stirling Freshers 2020: The Playlist. *May contain explicit songs

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helpful links

Here are some helpful links to help you navigate your first few weeks at Stirling. If you have any other questions, you can always email us at: theunion@stir.ac.uk.

University Welcome Information Pages

University Support & Wellbeing

University Coronavirus Information

Union Online Shop

Official Stirling Freshers Facebook Group