Students Union announces initiatives and events to boost students’ well-being

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Stirling’s Students’ Union is preparing for the new academic year by announcing new and continuing initiatives and events to help students. The Union has been developing and changing how things work in accordance with student feedback.

A Students’ Union spokesperson said: “Everyone in the Students’ Union is excited about sharing plans with our members on what we hope is an exciting year ahead.

“During Welcome Week, we’ve organised a range of events which focus on key areas for new and returning students; making lifelong memories, building skills for the future, providing support and advice if and when it’s needed and providing students with the ability to influence their learning.”

The Union have multiple bundles for sale on their website, including a self-care bundle and a household starter pack. These bundles can help students find essentials quickly, especially if they are moving into halls.

As well as this, the Union have organised several events for Freshers’ Week to help students settle into university. An IKEA trip, a tour of Stirling and the campus, cinema screenings, various fayres and themed game nights are all on offer.

You can find a full list of what’s available on the Students’ Union website.

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Image Credit: Students’ Union

The Union website has been revamped based on student feedback. One new development on the site is the ‘Make a Change’ information. The Union wants students to be aware that they can voice opinions as an academic representative, and will be developing how ideas and motions can be submitted to a Union General Meeting.

The Union has also launched a new ‘Events’ platform that will help societies and sports teams, for example offering the ability to scan tickets to events via a mobile app.

Vice President Communities Zoë Crosher has also confirmed that the Community Food Initiative will continue this year after successfully gaining funding. She aims to improve this initiative to help fight against the cost-of-living crisis.

Zoë has also been organising events for this semester that will focus on tackling student loneliness. These include a free board game event on September 19 from 1:30pm – 4:30pm in the Atrium, and a crêpe paper flowers event running on November 9 in the Atrium.  

Her priorities for this year include supporting non-traditional students, promoting societies and promoting campus sustainability.

The new Sabbatical team for the Union have worked throughout the summer to see what key areas they want to work on this year.

Leen Ali, the new Union President, wishes to showcase student-led events and achievements as well as to work with the University on developing the inclusion and integration approach for international students.

Katie Gethings, the current Vice President of Education, aims to run a life skills workshop open to all students to help boost their confidence in areas outside of their studies. She also wants to strengthen the academic representation system to let Student Reps feel more empowered.

The Union’s new handbook for the upcoming academic year has a full rundown of what the Union is offering and what its aims are to make student’s lives better.

Featured Image Credit: Stirling Students’ Union

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