freshers 2021

 

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Welcome to (and back to!) Your Students' Union for Freshers 2021! First off, everything we do is for all Stirling students - whether you are a new Undergraduate, a new Postgraduate or a returning student - especially those going into their second year who missed out on a bigger Freshers in 2020. 

Make sure you join the Official Stirling Freshers Facebook group to get official information, meet your new coursemates & find out about everything Stirling.

What's happening and when?

Freshers Week kicks off on Saturday 11th September. Give It A Go events from our Clubs & Socs and Sports teams will start in Freshers Week and run throughout September. The week is sponsored by our friends at Domino's Pizza - make sure you check out their amazing student deals on offer!

We will have a range of on-campus and virtual events & activities to welcome you to your Students' Union and University life. You'll get to find out about our incredible Clubs, Socs & Sports teams, our Community Garden, our much-loved catering, bar & Starbucks coffee outlets and so much more. 

You'll also get to meet the four Sabbatical Officers who were elected in March 2021 to represent you for a year, Nela, Alyson, Callum and Sophie

The full Freshers Week programme is available below under 'what's on' and on the Official Stirling Freshers Facebook group

Latest University information
You will naturally have questions and queries around what the start of term will look like. The University recently provided an update which includes information on in-person teaching, travel and staggered arrivals to University accommodation. Within this, details are outlined to take into consideration the current green, amber, red list countries. You can check out the full update here - University Update. 

The University's Welcome pages will also cover lots of important information on your course, accommodation etc, check it out here - Welcome Pages.

Freshers Events: The full Freshers Week day and night programme of events is available below under 'What's on'. All events are open to all students, regardless of year group, postgrad or undergrad! We will also have a Postgrad & International Students Welcome later in September. 

Ticket Info & Conditions of Entry can be found here.

All Union events are subject to change or cancellation 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.

We'd welcome your input and feedback on what you'd like to see, any concerns you have or any other questions, you can get in touch by emailing theunion@stir.ac.uk 

virtual freshers events

Mon 20th September

Virtual Freshers 2021: Freshers Fayre Online with Ayda
20th September 10am - 30th September 4pm
Online
Get amazing student deals, offers, freebies, giveaways and more - all in your pocket!
Virtual Freshers 2021: Meet the Officers and Q&A
20th September 6pm - 7pm
MS Teams
A chance to chat with Your Union Officers virtually and find out about Your Students' Union

Tue 21st September

Virtual Freshers 2021: Meet the Clubs & Societies
21st September noon - 1pm
MS Teams
Missed the fayres? Grab a chat with reps from our Clubs & Socs to find out about joining.

Wed 22nd September

Virtual Freshers 2021: Meet the Sports Clubs
22nd September noon - 1pm
MS Teams
Missed the Sports Fayre? Join us to chat about how to join a Sports team!
Virtual Freshers 2021: Speed Mating & Quiz
22nd September 6pm - 7pm
MS Teams
Fancy making some new friends? Join us for online speed-mating!
give it a go

Our incredible Clubs & Societies and Sports Union teams will be putting on in-person and virtual events for you to meet the clubs, get an idea of what they are all about and find out about how to join! You can check out the list of Clubs & Societies and list of Sports Teams.

Sun 19th September

UoS MCS Great British Beach Clean GIAG!
19th September 10:30am - 12:30pm
Kinneil Local Nature Reserve, Bo'ness, EH51 0PS
On Sunday 19th September - from 10:30am - 12:30pm - we'll be supporting the MCS UK 'Great British Beach Clean' campaign with a cleanup at Kinneil Local Nature Reserve in Bo'ness. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend, just bring a jacket!
Re-Enactment Society Online GIAG
19th September 7pm - 9:30pm
Microsoft Teams
Come join us at our online GIAG! This is your chance to meet to team if you could not make it along to Freshers! We will be hosting a pub quiz followed by two truths and one lie. Look forward to seeing you all there!

Mon 20th September

SUTES Give it a go
20th September 6:30am - 8am
Come along to our Give it a Go event, it will be held on MS Teams where we'll be talking about what is SUTES, who the committee are and some quizzes and games. Come along and ask any questions you may have!
Cheerleading Lyrical Give it a Go
20th September 9:30am - 10:30am
Studio 1
This is the Lyrical Give it a Go, as part of Stirling University's Cheerleading Club.
Pool Society Give it a Go
20th September 6pm - 11:59pm
Atrium/Stirling train Station/ Players pool hall Falkirk
Meet in the atrium at 5 or Stirling train station at 5:45 before we head through to Falkirk where we will play some games and get to know you all

Tue 21st September

Art Club Give it a Go!
21st September 6:30am - 8am
2B87
Join our Give it a go! If you're unsure about the room location, there will be a committee member waiting in the atrium 15 minutes before the meeting starts. Hope we can see you there!!
True Crime @ Virtual Meet Your Clubs & Socs
21st September noon - 1pm
Teams
Couldn't make it to the in person freshers fair? No worries! Come along and meet us on teams and hear about what we'll be getting up to this year.
Trampoline Give it a Go
21st September 5:40pm - 8pm
Sports Hall
Join us at our Trampoline Give-It-A-Go! Begginers are not only welcome but encouraged! Remember to bring clothes you're comfortable exercising in as well as water. Any questions please email the club.
Cheerleading Give it a Go
21st September 6pm - 8pm
Sports Hall
This is the Give it a Go for Stirling University's Cheerleading Club.
LGBTQ+ Picnic Social Give-it-a-go
21st September 6pm - 8pm
Hill below the Juniper/Beech Court residences
Join us for a social evening on the campus lawn. All welcome!
Stirling Musical Theatre Give It A Go!
21st September 7pm - 10pm
Venue
Come join us for our in-person Give It A Go! Meet us in Venue at 7PM for a night of singing, acting and dancing and a whole lot of fun! You'll get to meet our committee, make new friends and see what SMT is all about. We can't wait to meet you all!
Give It A Throw!
21st September 8:30pm - 9:30pm
University of Stirling Sports Centre
A 'Give It A Go' -event open for everyone interested to come and try out what kind of sport judo is!

Wed 22nd September

Cheerleading Pom Give it a Go
22nd September 9:30am - 10:30am
Studio 2
This is the Pom Give it a Go, as part of Stirling University's Cheerleading Club
Gymnastics Give it a Go
22nd September 10:40am - 1pm
Sports Hall
Join us at our Gymnastics Give-It-A-Go! Begginers are not only welcome but encouraged! Remember to bring clothes you're comfortable exercising in as well as water. Any questions please email the club.
Re-Enactment Society Combat GIAG
22nd September noon - 3pm
Lawn by the loch beside Haldanes'
Our combat GIAG will introduce you to medieval fighting and weaponry. It will be lead by our Stirling head Ben! Meet outside Pathfoot at 12pm!
Quidditch Give It A Go
22nd September 3pm - 5pm
Airthrey Castle
Looking for something to do at uni? Want to try something different? Meet new people? Then quidditch is the sport for you! Suited to all levels of ability, quidditch is a fast paced, mixed gender sport with something for everyone!
Environmental Enterprises - FOOD HUDDLE & QUIZ - Give It A Go
22nd September 6:30pm - 8pm
Cottrell building; room 2B84
Join us for our GIAG! We will have a quiz and an indoor picnic in our signature Food Huddle style on Wednesday evening. Food will be provided and you can win some cool prizes when you enter the quiz! We're looking forward to meeting you there!
AirTV Give it a Go - Revamped Scene Stealers
22nd September 7pm - 9:30pm
Cottrell Building Lecture Theatre 2v1
Come along to our GIAG this Wednesday!
GIAG 21/22
22nd September 7pm - 8pm
Stirling University , Room C.2X4/6
Zeta Kappa Rho will be hosting a socially distance "speed dating" event. New and potential members will be able to meet current members and get to know what ZKP is all about. We will also have a short and sweet presentation for potential members.
History Society Give it a Go
22nd September 7pm - 8:30pm
C.LTA6
We will be holding our ‘Give It A Go’ (GIAG) event on Wednesday 22nd September at 7pm in C.LTA6. If you are currently living on campus someone will meet you in the Atrium holding a sign for the History Society so as no one gets lost!
Marketing Soc GIAG
22nd September 7pm - 8pm
SUMS Give It a Go - Find out more about the Marketing Society!
SULMS Give It a Go!
22nd September 7pm - 9pm
Airthrey Cottage, University of Stirling Campus
SULMS GIAG
Women in STEM GIAG
22nd September 7pm - 8pm
Welcome to the Women in STEM GIAG! This years event will be a virtual pub quiz as an opportunity to meet new people in a low stress way. We hope to have in person events also if we can.

Thu 23rd September

Pole Fitness Give It A Go
23rd September 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Sports Hall 1
Pole is an alternative form of fitness that we think you'd love!
Labour Society Give It A Go: Debate Night!
23rd September 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Microsoft Teams
‘A debate night for ridiculous parties’
Mock British Parliament - Politics GIAG
23rd September 6:30pm - 8pm
Cottrell 2B84
Sign up required! Join us on Thursday, 23rd of September at 6.30pm for a Mock British Parliament! Do you have what it takes to be a Member of the British Parliament? https://fb.me/e/1c3OUsjYg
Chess Club Give it a Go-
23rd September 7pm - 9pm
Cottrell 2A13/Discord
Chess Club knockout GIAG! Join in person (Cottrell 2A13, try to be there sharp) or on discord! We have prizes :D

Fri 24th September

Re-Enactment Society Craft GIAG
24th September 7pm - 9:30pm
Cottrell C.2A9/11
Come along to the re-enactment society's craft GIAG! Try your hand at leather working, chain maile, and more! We will meet up at the atrium but feel free to just pop along to Cottrell if you are joining late! We look forward to seeing you there!

Sun 26th September

Quidditch Give it a go 2
26th September 3pm - 5pm
Airthrey Castle
Looking for something to do at uni? Want to try something different? Meet new people? Then quidditch is the sport for you! Suited to all levels of ability quidditch is a fast paced, mixed gender sport with something for everyone!

Mon 27th September

Hedgehog Friendly Campus - Loch Audit GIAG
27th September 2pm - 4pm
At the bridge in front of the Atrium
Take a walk with us to make sure there are enough exit routes for small mammals to climb out of the loch.

Wed 29th September

Quidditch Give it a go 3
29th September 3pm - 5pm
Airthrey Castle
Looking for something to do at uni? Want to try something different? Meet new people? Then quidditch is the sport for you! Suited to all levels of ability quidditch is a fast paced, mixed gender sport with something for everyone!

Thu 30th September

StirPod Give-it-a-go
30th September 6:30pm - 9pm
Cottrell 2B121 & Cottrell 2B129
University of Stirling Podcasting Society (StirPod) Give It A Go with 30x3 Podcast Challenge, Games & More

freshers group


Have you joined the Official Stirling Freshers Facebook group yet? Run by Your Students' Union, with over 3.3K members - it's the place to meet your classmates, find group chats, ask questions and get info on what's on. Join it here: Official Stirling Freshers Facebook Group

freshers shop

Freshers Bundle 2021

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freshers bundle 2021

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Price: £24.99
Get a great deal with an iconic American Letter Hoodie, T-Shirt, University of Stirling cotton shopper bag and branded University of Stirling pen for only £24.99 Our Shop Manager will email you to select colours and sizes shortly after purchasing. Any issues, email shop.union@stir.ac.uk
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 2021. Add yours here - Stirling Freshers 2021: 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

 

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