STEER peer support

Your Students' Union is delighted to continue to provide STEER for 2020/21.

STEER- Peer Support

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 realise the opportunities available to them.

Students can sign up as Crew at any time during their first year.

All Captains are volunteers who are recruited, trained and supported by the Students' Union. In fact, many Captains were once Crew themselves.

STEER- Pandemic Pals

Building on the success of STEER and the current issues facing our students right now, we have identified that students may simply want to chat to other students while we all navigate these unusual times! Whether it's about Halls, what you're studying, where you're from - our new Pandemic Pals scheme is here to help. It's open to all students (so not just returning students looking to help new) and we will aim to match you with someone who has similar interests.

To find out more about Pandemic Pals and sign up, click here. You can also sign up to be a STEER Captain or Crew using this form too- just select all of the options which apply to you!   

Graduated STEER Captains (Always Stirling)

We understand that a lot of people who were once STEER Captains want to keep connected with their campus community and we very much encourage this and want to hear from you. For this reason, alongside the Advancement team we've set up a STEER Captains group on The Stirling Network. The Stirling Network is a fantastic resource which provides many opportunities to current Stirling students and graduates alike. Sign up today

If you have any questions, please email us at