Strathclyde was a great place to study, all the staff are always there to support you with any questions or issues you are having whilst studying. The careers centre is really helpful for drop in sessions or appointments and host some interesting and relevant events for the students.View more
A lot of resources and assistance provided to students, library and its services are top notch and almost always available. Good feedback on work and level of teaching quite high. Great student atmosphere as well.View more
The people and the connections I made, while studying at the University of Strathclyde, were easily the best aspect of my student experience. Through the plentitude of clubs and societies, I formed friendships and interests that are still prevalent in my current career and day-to-day life.
On the academic side, I enjoyed my course and I felt that the professors were helpful and approachable. The information and the resources we had at hand were of tremendous importance and helped me understand and get to know topics, people and subjects I normally would have never come into contact with.
In terms of the campus, there is a clear move towards more investment in facilities and renovation. However, further investment is required for the student halls and a few of the older buildings. The halls are the most prominent example I can remember, and they are the only negative experience I can quote since they were not in the best of conditions during my stay.
With all that being said, I enjoyed the world of opportunities the University of Strathclyde opened up to me. To this very day, I can recall some of the best and not-so-good moments with a smile and even though I’ve moved on and I’m far from Glasgow, I still appreciate the four years I spent at the university.
Strathclyde is located in the heart of Glasgow, so location-wise you are close to everything. Glasgow is a city with a population of half a million and more than 100k university students so it is well suited for uni life and has plenty to offer. I am not gonna lie, Strathclyde is not a top 100 university ranking-wise and that’s actually one of the reasons why I choose it – it enables be to both get a really decent higher education in my field of choice and have enough free time to work on other projects I am passionate about. I am doing Computer Science and the curriculum is pretty great and up to date, for instance, we got introduced to neural networks in the second semester of the first year. Facility-wise my department is not the most modern one, but I don’t think that affects my education in any meaningful way.View more
Through a number of different courses and projects, I acquired practical experience in the product engineering and manufacturing industries which was really useful in my working life later on.
The engineering faculties are not as strong as the business one. However, there is a good balance between educational fees and the content of the courses.
Overall I would rate it as a good experience.
I am studying law at Strathclyde. I started a joint honours in English and Law and changed over to Law LLB since the course was so interesting.
Through the first 3 years you have a selection of core subjects, set by the Law Society of Scotland that you must study in order to get a law degree. On top of these subjects, you can pick some extra subjects which you are interested in. There is a really varied choice and something for everyone. It gives you a good chance to try lots of different areas of law, so you find one that is your favourite!
The lecturers are generally very helpful and approachable. There is a great selection of resources for you to use online during your studies and Strathclyde’s online library is brilliant for finding articles.
It’s a more modern approach to studying law than some other universities and there are lots of extra things to get involved in, like the law clinic and the law review.
Glasgow is a brilliant place to study and Strathclyde is right in the middle of Glasgow.View more
The first two years of my course had interesting modules. Although, I felt the examinations were more who could remember what the answers were rather than using any real problem solving skills.
Moving in to 3rd year, we were given a group project which contributed significantly to your overall grade. In some cases this would allow team members to flourish and others to come out their shell but in the majority of cases one member would complete the full project while the other members obeyed.
In terms of the University itself it had all of the relevant facilities required to complete the course. Although, in year 2 there was a fire which led to a large section of the building being closed off.
The Union is by far one of the best in the UK – 8 floors with bars, pool rooms, food places and many other activities. This makes it very easy to socialize with other students at student prices.
There is also great opportunity for students to have semesters/years abroad with the University having several partnerships throughout the world.
Lastly, the location of Strathclyde is perfect for anyone in the greater Glasgow area. The various bus, train and subway routes make it easy to commute.View more
Please take this review with a grain of salt as I graduated in 2008! Good old Strathy. Large engineering department and plenty of computer lab facilities. Very passionate lecturers who were very knowledgeable in their fields. Missed a few lectures stuck in the union playing pool! The course at the time was a little dated but my friends tell me it has been significantly modernised since then.View more
I studied in the business school of University of Strathclyde, and it surprised me with so many practice opportunities in various situation. Sometimes the task would ask students to learn something they have never touched before in a short time, which could be challenging but interesting as well. Students are from different backgrounds, so the communication and task-solving process could be fun and full of new skills.View more
I am currently doing my internship as part of my MSc programme in Strathclyde Business School. Overall, I think the Uni provided me with highly valuable and analytical knowledge covered in the different modules throughout the year. I do like the group projects students are heavily involved into, making them think how this would apply into real case problems. Since I am here only for a year, I can say that Strathclyde encourages students into independent and dynamic learning. Also, there is very international student spirit and you get to know different cultures. Concerning the teaching quality I think it is very good, however some lecturers should concentrate not so much on dividing each module into 3 or 4 smaller ones, since the teaching material cannot be fully acquired.View more