Be Connected, Keep A Stir Diary

The new semester approaches and it’s going to be a bit different from what we’re used to here at the University of Stirling.

To help you with your mental health and wellbeing this semester, we’ve teamed up with the Chaplaincy to provide students new and returning with a diary where you can keep your thoughts and feelings, process your new environment, record your joys and capture what the University was like for you in this unprecedented time.

Diaries will be stationed at the Welcome Lounges from 12th September and we encourage students to take one for their personal use. Please be considerate of others and only take one diary each.

Inside each diary is a QR code which will take you to our project page where you can learn more about the project and where we will be creating an online resource for you to explore the amazing diaries that we keep in Archives and Special Collections. We will be updating this page throughout semester with information from the Archives and events for you to join. Keep an eye out for #StirDiary on social media for all the updates!

At the end of semester, you are able to donate your diary to the Archive where it will sit with the University’s institutional records and form a truthful and creative account of what student life was like in 2020. You absolutely don’t have to donate your diary if you don’t want to, the diary belongs to you and you can keep it, throw it away, donate it or anything else (wreck it?) as you like.

If you would like to take part in the project but you have missed the Welcome Lounges, don’t worry! Contact Rosie on or Janet on

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