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Dogs and degrees – an alumni tale

We spoke to Suzanne Ruby, a BA (Hons) Psychology graduate from the University of Stirling. As Operations Manager at Paws for Progress, Suzanne told us how she got involved with a career in dog-assisted therapy. What brought you to Stirling?   I moved to Montrose from the South of England when I was 17, spending my

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What’s uni going to look like in September 2021?

Let’s face it: over the last year-and-a-bit, everyday life has changed a lot. The global COVID-19 pandemic has created some of the biggest hurdles many of us have ever faced in our lifetimes, and it’s been a huge challenge for everybody. But, hey! There’s a lot of good news to celebrate, too. A lot of

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Best Apps for university [Student Blog]

With modern technology, learning how to use your mobile and tablet could actually benefit your university work. Here are some apps (for both iPhone and Android) that helped me tremendously in university: Notion This app is an incredible note taking database. When this application was first introduced to me, I spent hours formatting pages and

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Top 5 Tips for Welcome Week if You’re an Introvert

Written by University of Stirling student, Ruby McGregor. Freshers Week can be a daunting thought, especially if you are someone who prefers their own bubble rather than a large group. With nearly 40% of the population being introverted, you are not in this alone and many others are in the same boat. Here are some

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How to beat homesickness [Student Blog]

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Moving to university can be one of the most exciting, liberating, and daunting experiences ever. Whether you’re moving across the globe or simply to another city, it’s natural to feel an overwhelming feeling of homesickness. Especially at the beginning of your transition into your new life, you will probably become a bit too familiar with

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5 Things you should know before starting uni

I’m Emily, a 3rd year student studying criminology and sociology. Thinking back to my first year there are lots of things that I wish I had known before! So that’s what I’m going to be sharing with you today, hopefully you find these tips helpful and they can help your first few weeks go as

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Freshers 101: How to make the most of Freshers Week

You’ve made it. You’ve squeezed your life into a suitcase and into your new room. Now what? You’re probably filled with equal doses of excitement and worry about starting university. Here’s some tips for getting the most out of your first few weeks as a university student! Before you arrive Check the welcome emails the

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