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Whether you are a new undergraduate or new postgraduate student, or if you're a returning student, we have a programme of activity to welcome you and showcase what your Students' Union has on offer for you. From how to join a Club, Society or Sports team to how to get involved with our Environmental work or run in our Elections, we're here to #MakeStudentsLivesBetter.

We're currently planning various events which we'll announce here and on our social channels as we approach the start of the new term.

If you have any questions in the meantime about the 2023 semester, you can email or join the Facebook Group.

what's on - ug & pg

Check out all our exciting events!

give it a go

Give It A Go lets you try before you buy with our huge range of Clubs & Societies and Sports teams. Below you'll find listings of Give It A Go events, these will update regularly so check back. If you want to contact a club directly to ask about an event, find their profile in the A-Z lists of Clubs & Socs and Sports Teams. If you are having issues contacting a club, please email

Wed 25th January

Debating Debating Academy Give-It-A-Go
25th January 4pm - 6pm
Meet-up at our Refreshers Stall in the Atrium
Try competitive debating in our first Debating Academy of the year!

Fri 27th January

Re-Enactment Society Craft GIAG
27th January 6:30pm - 9pm
Room C.2B84
Come along and learn about our society whilst trying out some historic crafts.

Sun 29th January

Re-Enactment Society Combat GIAG
29th January 1pm - 4pm
The field next to Airthry castle
Learn to fight like a 12th century soldier

Tue 31st January

Debating Public Debate: 'This House supports Stirling Students' Union becoming fully plant-based by 2025'
31st January 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Do you support, oppose, or just want to hear others' opinions on the recent decision to commit Stirling Students' Union to becoming fully plant-based by 2025? Come along and join the debate at the Debating Society's first Tuesday event of 2023.

Wed 1st February

Dumyat Dragons Quadball Quadball - Give It A Go!
1st February 3pm - 5pm
Join the Dumyat Dragons for a taster quadball session!
Women in STEM Women in STEM GIAG
1st February 6pm - 8pm
Give the society a go at our Games Night! Bring games, snacks, and friends!

Thu 2nd February

The Fellowship of Stirling Fellowship of Stirling GIAG
2nd February 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cottrell lecture theatre A1
Come along and give our society a try with an in person Tolkien themed kahoot quiz!

Sat 4th February

Dumyat Dragons Quadball ReFreshers Cup 2023
4th February 11am - 4pm
Come along to Stirling's beginner friendly quadball tournament! A fun day for giving the sport a go, meeting new friends, and general socialising. Find us on facebook here:

Tue 7th February

United Nations Association-Stirling Give it a go!
7th February 6pm - 7pm


STEER peer mentors
STEER is a University-wide peer support scheme linking in returning student 'Captains' with new undergraduate or taught post-graduate student 'Crew' during their first or second year at Stirling. The scheme aims to help new students settle in by signposting to the relevant resources and making them aware of the opportunities available. One of the most valuable sources of support students have is each other. Signing up as Crew opens you up to the wealth of knowledge returning students have gained during their first years at University. Students can sign up as Crew at any time during their first year or second year. There are also occasions where we accept Crew from higher years if students feel that they would greatly benefit from this level of support. If this is you and you are in second year or above, please contact us, and we will allocate a Captain to you in the same way. All Captains are volunteers who are recruited, trained and supported by the Students' Union. In fact, many Captains were once Crew themselves. To find how to be matched up with a STEER captain, visit STEER.


join the facebook group

Connect digitally with your classmates via our closed Facebook group, you can find it here and it's for all students, whether you are brand new, PG or a current student - Official Stirling Freshers 2022/23

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:

University Welcome Information Pages

University Support & Wellbeing

Union Online Shop