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tackling student loneliness

University is a massively exciting experience, yet it does come with its' challenges that can leave many students feeling overwhelmed and isolated. 

As your Students' Union, we've launched a campaign to tackle student loneliness and help more students make connections and have a fun year!

We're working hard with our clubs and societies to offer opportunities for you to get involved in our community. 

Check out the events we have going on, and feel free to contact your Vice President Communities, Jess Reid ( or our Activities & Volunteer Coordinator, Jordyn Austin ( to find out more details. 


Events & Activities


Why Volunteer?

27th October 2022, 2pm - 4pm via MS Teams

Join our Activities & Volunteer Coordinator Jordyn Austin and a representative from Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprises (SVE) for an informative session on why you should volunteer and how volunteering can help combat loneliness. If you have any 'how?', 'where?', or 'why?' questions about volunteering, this is the time to ask them! 

To view the presentation from the Students' Union, please download the PDF from the link below:

Students' Union Presentation

To view the presentation from SVE, please download the PowerPoint from the link below:

SVE Presentation

Feel free to reach out directly to Development & Engagement Coordinators Joanne Rae and Tracy Duff if you have any questions regarding SVE or volunteering in general. 

STEER Captain Training Session

2nd November 2022, 5pm - 6pm in Cottrell 2A13 and on MS Teams

Calling all STEER Captains! If you are a third or fourth year student and would like to help first and second year students settle into Stirling, please join our first Captain training session of the 22/23 academic year. This is a great way to get some mentoring experience and boost your CV.

Visit for information on how to apply as a Captain. 

Community Gardening Session

3rd November 2022, 2pm - 4pm. Meet in the atrium.

Come get your hands dirty and get involved with our student community at our community garden session. Stay for as long as you'd like, and feel free to join us for an hour afterwards for tea, coffee, and biscuits at your Students' Union.

Society Speed Dating

15th November 2022, 4pm - 5pm in Venue

Didn't get a chance to attend a Give It A Go? Look no further! You can meet our societies at our society speed dating social. Meet a committee member, chat, and find your community. 

Talk Club Seminar and Peer Support Session

23rd November 2022, 5pm - 6pm in the Ian King Meeting Room

As a part of our Tackling Student Loneliness and Movember campaigns, Talk Club co-founder Neil Harrison is joining us at the union to give a brief talk and conduct a peer support session aimed at improving men's mental health.

Register for the event by clicking the following link: