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Help and information for university staff on the Induction week and the various online processes that students are undertaking

Welcome to Induction 2018



hi, this guide is for university staff and is intended to give you a summary of the processes and procedures that new students have to undertake to get themselves registered with the university at the start of their course.  While this information is targetted mainly at the September UG intake, the basic principles apply all the year around.

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Resources to help you help students

Canvas Opening Dates

What is Canvas?

Canvas is the online home for your module materials

Canvas modules will be available to returning and new students* from Mon 3 September 2018 (unless the opening date has been changed by the module co-ordinators in Faculties).

*New students will not get access until after they have their ID cards.  Students will be uploaded into Canvas 4 times a day for the first week of semester

Induction and Academic Timetables

Atrium Welcome Desk

General help and information
Sat - Wed of the first week

Faculty Inductions 2018

Faculty of Social Science
Induction page


Fac of Arts and Humanities

Induction page


Stirling Management School

Induction page


Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

Induction page


Faculty of Natural Sciences

Induction page

Student Services Hub

ID card pickup


Pathfoot Dining Hall, 10-4.30


Pathfoot Dining Hall, 9.30-4


Local students can pick up their cards the week before semester starts as follows:
Monday 3rd September to Friday 7th September (until noon): Student Services Hub

ID card pickup web page

Who can help with what?

The enrolment process involves various steps the student has to undertake.  This box should hopefully help you direct students to the correct support service to help them.


Common Queries                                    Team to support

Discovering IT account                                      ext. 7250

Uploading passport & visa                                           ext. 6022

(only International students from outside EU) 

Uploading a photo for student ID card                             ext. 6022

Completing module registration        ext. 6685

Completing online enrolment                                      ext. 6022

Collecting ID card                                                        ext. 6022 

Accessing Canvas                                              ext. 7250

Faculties should have no need to add students to Canvas manually.

If a student is having difficulty with the enrolment process, staff can use the “Student Status Screen" on the Portal to identify where the issue is, and then contact the relevant team for help and further guidance.

Requesting to change degree:

Postgraduate students – refer to Graduate Admissions, by emailing

Undergraduate students – before enrolment – refer to Admissions, by emailing

Undergraduate students – after enrolment – refer to the Advisor of Studies for the programme the student wants to change to, if the request is approved the Advisor contacts Student Programmes.

A change of degree will most likely result in a change of modules so please note the deadlines below.

Change of module deadlines

Students can change their module selections via the Portal, up to two weeks into teaching and the deadlines are:

Autumn modules:          5.00pm, Monday 24 September 2018

Spring modules:            5.00pm, Monday 28 January 2019

Beyond these dates the student will have missed too much teaching to be reasonably expected to catch up, and no further changes are permitted.

Guide to Induction - presentation for staff

2018 Induction Information Session

recorded on 28th August:

> recording of the session
> presentation slides below

Support teams

Email: (UG), (PG)
Study Abroad (exchange) enquiries:
International Office:
Tel: x7044 (UG), x6655 (PG), x6681 (Int)
Room: Cottrell 4B49

Accommodation Services,
Email (UG):
Tel (UG): x7064
Email (PG):
Tel (PG): x7066
Room: Willow Court
Accommodation web page

Student Administration
contact via SS Hub (see above)

Fees / payments
Tuition fee enquiries: via SS Hub (see above)
Payments: Income Office
Tel: x7123

Immigration Team
VISAs, police registration 

via SS Hub  (see above)

Module Registration
enquiries to SS Hub (see above)

Library and IT
Information Centre, Library
Account discovery, Wi-Fi, any IT/library
Tel: x7250
Location: Library level 2 (entry level)

UniDesk Self-Service Portal

Student Support Services
disability, dyslexia or other support needs and any aspect of student funding or money issues
enquiries to SS Hub (see above)

Student Union
Freshers week events

Student Learning Services
Any aspect of student learning  and studying
Enquiries via SS Hub (see above)

STEER Student Peer Support
Request a buddy/mentor in your first year
enquiries to Student Union


Official Freshers 2018 Facebook


Page creator:

This guide was prepared by Trish Davey, Information Services on behalf of the Student Induction Forum.

If you spot any mistakes or have a suggestion for useful additional content, please email me:

Large Year 1 modules

There are a number of year 1 modules which now have more students registered than can be accommodated in Logie Lecture Theatre:

Education:       this module is running with 2 timetabled slots using the following module codes: EDUU9E1 and EDUU9X1, students can change their selections from one to the other using the “Change you Module Selections” link on the portal.  The only difference is the timetable, EDUU9E1 and EDUU9X1 are the same module.

Sociology:        this module is running with 2 timetabled slots using the following module codes: SPCU911 and SCPU9X1,  SPCU911 has had to be moved out of Logie and as a result a number of students will be contacted and advised to change their selection to SPCU9X1, students can change their selections from one to the other using the “Change you Module Selections” link on the portal.  The only difference is the timetable, SPCU911 and SCPU9X1 are the same module.

Psychology:     the faculty will be repeating the lectures an hour after the timetabled slot, all students are registered on PSYU911 and the Faculty will let students know when to attend via canvas

Sports Studies:  the Faculty will be double teaching this module so there will be 2 timetable slots, but the Faculty want all students registered on the one module code SPSU911, they will let students know where/when to attend