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2022 WUSCA winners
University of Strathclyde are part of beautiful Glasgow city's architecture building. With combination of gorgeous historic buildings like Barony Hall and handsome new icon building like Student Union building completely blend with beautiful of architecture of Glasgow City. What University could improve is to create more sustainable place to achieve net zero carbon to save the world! Cheers!!
For me online method is new normal education after the pandemic. We must accept the change. This is a great opportunities education can be learn from everywhere beyond our border. But to suit the new normal with existing education system of course we need to look how to improve and get sustainable for example time duration of class (must less 2 hours every subject) and international zone time to consider student around the world.
I think it would be better if they had mental health classes that focusses on the mental health of the students because it’s bad overall. Especially after lockdown they need to be focussing on that more
Yeah they do respond back fairly quickly it’s just now when we are in uni I’m finding I don’t have enough time with my tutor especially when I’ve been asking for help and there’s not enough time for it
There are so many different wonderful people to meet and Strathclyde is such an international school that I've learned more about different cultures than my previous twenty years combined! While I've overall enjoyed my time at Strathclyde, I feel they have a tendency to ignore the students, even when they're speaking with one voice. From what I understand, they don't listen to lecturers either.
The course hasn't felt very directed and the actual content for the majority of classes has not prepared me for the position I desire. The head of the course is not present frequently, does not respond to emails, and puts minimal effort into lectures (using prerecorded videos from 2 years ago). The other lecturers are great, but unfortunately the head leads the majority of classes and the most technically difficult classes, leaving the students at a major disadvantage.
Online classes. No effort put by university to have more face to face interaction.
Limited opportunites after graduation in Glasgow.
Uni halls are average.
There are a lot of activities going around all the. Many different sources of getting information. It would be great if everything would be a bit more compact. Less dispersion of information and fewer repeated emails informing about the same thing. Better to have a more organised system than a repeated one.
Although the facilities are good, there is a lack of organisation and tidiness around them. Mostly because of other students' misuse of the equipment and facilities.
The city is great in many senses but it lacks preparation and thoughts for the pedestrians and bike riders. The city is not made for buses, is not made for cars, is not made for pedestrians and is not made for cyclists. It is not normal that there are cycle lanes finishing abruptly. No reduction of pavement height for crossing the road. The traffic lights for pedestrians are a joke, they do not stay for more than 10-15 seconds. Anyone with impairments in walking has it rough for crossing safely. The good side is that there are plenty of opportunities for activities. I love how many charity shops there are and how the second-hand market is soooo well-considered and established. Certainly for IT stuff you could always have second thoughts, but for clothing, kitchenware, games, etc... it is awesome. Another thing is the cost of the transport. Different fees at different times of the day/week/year for the train? hello?? The bus keeps going up steadily, having raised the price from 1.60 to 1.75 in the last 3 years, with pandemic and all! And this is only for 5 stops or less, if you go for more than 5 stops, better have the gold of Harry Potter with you... You can find really good deals in supermarkets and shops and generally, the quantity of food for the price you pay is good if you know what you are looking for and know where to go. A similar thing happens with the accommodation, if you know the areas where is comfortable and nice to live, it should not be that bad. Although the prices have also gone high lately... The speculation in the market regarding the prices of renting is a joke. Finally, I would say the worst of the area is that is dirty. There is a lot of trash everywhere. Also, people go on nights out and they vomit or pee around, that is not hygienic and is disgusting.
This accommodation is located just 5 minutes away from the university and the city centre. Super location as well for going to the east end. I would outstand the value for money of this Halls location. For 110£/week you get your accommodation plus internet, gas, electricity and the knowledge that anything that breaks will be repaired/changed asap. Certainly, some things are old and need a face wash or renovation, but I think it valued your money. This said, it could be noisy if you are facing the street for the amount of night-life, and a bit quieter if you are facing the inner part, although sometimes there are gatherings of people pre-partying and could be pretty annoying. I would say that they have one of the best internet speeds in the city, as you would be using the eduroam network, but they removed the option of ethernet connection and now everything is via wifi.
The university of Strathclyde got some fancy sports center and student union with decent amount of famous sports clubs, also with great support from professors and tutors alongside. However, I dont really like how the campus look, didnt really feel like a uni campus as it is located in the center of glasgow
My course is fascinating and interesting, mainly chemistry based with some forensic content. Although it is currently taught online, but lecture videos are released per week alongside with zoom tutorials and drop in sessions provided by the lecturer. Myplace which is an online platform provided by the uni, could help you to track your weekly workload and every content that you needed would be able to access from it, which is quite handy. Lecturers are very helpful within the course and very nice and friendly during zoom sessions. I really enjoy the the practical side of this course too, where around 6-7 labs to be completed each semester. However, you may struggle to keep on top of the uni work if you procrastinate a lot, since the course content is quite dense with lots of lecture videos, tutorials, assignments, tests and lab reports to work on.
Glasgow is a city with great night activities for students with loads of clubs and bars. Where the university is within the centre of Glasgow with great transport facilities nearby such as the train station or the subway. However, Glasgow is a place with fast-changing weather and "gloomy as always" during winter which you might not like about.
I like how the views of my uni halls and it is very close to the laundry room. However, this hall do not provide any personal bathroom and there is no elevator in the hall where you might struggle if you got loads of luggage
Living in the city centre of Glasgow is a unique opportunity to be placed in the heart of Scotlands largest city. Experiencing the thrill of big city life paired with the warm welcoming attitude of the Scottish residents is a must! Strathclyde has a mix of beautiful old, historical buildings which make you feel part of its history - and new innovative facilities which keep the university up to date. The union, provides a unique opportunity to socialise right inside the centre of the city and the campus and provides a balance of study and fun. Being a student with disabilities, I know first hand the effort and support which the university is ready, willing and capable of providing. While my degree is hard, and at times it rules my life I would not change one thing about my university experience. Where I am, what I am studying and learnt. But most importantly the people I have met. For that, I will forever be in Strathclyde's debt. The main improvement would be to expand the study space. Luckily for me I have lived in the centre and not relied on the study space much. However the university attracts a lot of “home” students due to its fantastic public transport opportunities, and these students oftentimes rely on staying within the campus all day. The food within the union is really nothing special either for an unreasonable price. They are really missing out on a monopoly opportunity!
The content is varied, using a incremental approach to the years building on my knowledge. This lets me build a wide range of skills and abilities within my subject. At the point I am now, in my later years, I can specialise a little more into areas which has caught my interest. This is a great way to build interested, well rounded engineers. Lockdown has done wonders for the teaching quality. The blended learning provides the most effective method of relaying information. At the movement, there is still a mixture of online lectures and in person tutorials and labs. If this continues I will be very happy. The course hours are ridiculous. I often work 7 days a week for 6-10 hours. But, I am a very high achieving student and I have friends who do not put in the same time and do not get the reward. I think the course has an almost endless level of work available, it is up to the student how well they wish to achieve. The contact hours with the lecturer are generally adequate. Response time for emails however, outside of the scheduled times can be inadequately long. I believe this is to die class sizes often reaching 50-150 students which is just too many for individual treatment.
The housing market in Glasgow is very overcrowded, and the university can provide limited help. The campus is in Scotland's largest city-Glasgow and is located in the city centre, therefore transportation and living functions are quite convenient. The facilities are quite new. Student Union tries to give students with a good learning experience.
There are diverse courses, you can get the hang of solid basic knowledge. The university also places great emphasis on practical experience and provides many off-campus learning resources. Professors are very nice, they have patience and are happy to answer students' questions. The library also has a lot of books and ebooks, so can save a lot of money on purchasing textbooks. Due to the impact of COVID-19, courses with a class size of more than 50 students are taught online. However, the number of students in workshops would be limited to less than 50, so it is on-campus. Most professors provide office hours and respond to students' emails within 1-2 days.