STEER is a University-wide peer support scheme linking in returning student 'Captains' with new undergraduate or taught post-graduate 'Crew', during their first year at Stirling. Whether based overseas, here for a semester abroad, undergrad or postgrad, our Captains can help everyone with the transition of settling into life at the University of Stirling.
The scheme aims to help students make the most of their time at the University by helping new students - the Crew - settle in and find opportunities available to them. This year we are opening Crew up to First and Second year to ensure that all years get the best possible welcome and support, especially since out current second years' First Year was a bit different in 2020.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can 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 how to be matched up with a STEER captain, visit STEER