Welcome Week – Stirling Essentials

Stirling Essentials provides a summary of the key information you need to be a successful student and it links into more in-depth help and advice, as and when you need it.

Before you arrive, please do take some time to familiarise yourself with this module and work through its sections. The module will remain available to you throughout your studies, through a link on each Canvas module.

What is Stirling Essentials?

Stirling Essentials is a “one stop shop” for all new students arriving at Stirling to help you feel knowledgeablesupported and confident as you embark on your studies. It helps you:

  • settle into your studies
  • understand what is expected of you at university
  • explore the key skills you need to be successful at university
  • and what resources and support are available to you to make the most of your studies.

How does it work?

This module is entirely online and allows you to browse the sort of information you need, to help you settle in and be successful during your degree. It has been developed based on feedback from our students and wider research on students transitioning into higher education.

We recommend you read through the module before you arrive and come back to the module when you need clarification on how things work or to find further support and resources during your degree. There is a link to it on all Canvas modules which will remain available throughout your degree.


Feedback on the module content should be sent to Professor Alison Green (alison.green@stir.ac.uk) and any technical problems should be reported to the Information Centre.