This is it: you’ve put in the work, secured an offer and it’s almost time to join us here at the University of Stirling. We’re so excited to welcome you onto campus (or online), and we want to do our best to help you make the most of your first weeks at Stirling.

That’s why we’ve put together this quick checklist. Just follow these steps, and we promise you’re going to have an incredible first week at the University of Stirling.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started.

1. Find out when you can book an accommodation slot

If you’re staying in University-managed accommodation, you can move in from Monday 4 January 2021. Priority for the earliest slots will be given to students who need to quarantine as a result of COVID-19.

Arrival dates are going to be staggered to allow for students that need to self-isolate on arrival. You can arrive up to two weeks prior to the start of the semester. You should choose a date that allows you to complete your 10 day isolation period before the semester starts.

You can choose your arrival date and time now via your accommodation dashboard. You can access this from your Student Portal.

Log into the student portal

2. Attend your programme and module induction sessions

The University of Stirling has five Faculties, and each Faculty plans its own set of induction sessions to help you settle into life at Stirling.

Some of your introductory sessions will be pre-recorded and some will be delivered live on Microsoft Teams. Don’t worry if you can’t attend the live sessions due to other commitments or technical issues. They’ll be recorded and circulated so you can watch them in your own time.

If you’re a joint honours student, you should attend the events for both subject areas.

Find your induction sessions

3. Explore Canvas and sign up for teaching sessions

Canvas is the University’s online learning environment. When you’re fully enrolled, you’ll get access to the Canvas area for each of your modules where your lecturers will post course information like readings, timetables, how things work and more.

This is where you sign up for teaching sessions and find out what you need to do (and when it needs done). Be sure to sign up soon, as teaching sessions quickly become full. Your lecturers will be on hand to help you.

Log into Canvas

4. Get to know campus

All the facilities you’ll need are a short walk from each other, but there’s more to our beautiful 330-acre campus than meets the eye.

You should download a campus map and make yourself familiar with your new home and the City of Stirling during your first week.

Discover Stirling

5. Complete your Stirling Essentials module

Stirling Essentials is our online module designed to help you prepare for life at Stirling. We recommend you work through this module before you begin your studies.

Complete the Stirling Essentials

6. Download the University of Stirling app

Get all your university services at your fingertips with our new University of Stirling app. The University of Stirling app provides real-time, on-the-go, anytime information to support you during your time at Stirling.

It’s available to all students and staff for free. So what are you waiting for?

Download the app here.

Trust us: if you complete everything on this list, you’re in for an incredible few weeks.

Be sure to check out our student welcome site for all the information you’ll need to get started at Stirling – and if you’ve got any additional questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We’re always happy to help, and we can’t wait to welcome you onto campus in 2021!