Everything has been great bar issues with the financial support team. I enjoy everything such as the lectures and the library has excellent facilities which encourages you to study.
A good careers department.
lecturers are engaged and confident. makes it interesting.
Glasgow city is very convenient loads places to go for lunch of a coffe. and a drink afterwards.
Tutors are also excellent. Feedback can be a hit or a miss.
It has been a good experience overall for me as an international student. The Union is very supportive. Love the campus. Uni halls need and upgrade but that’s already happening.
Overall my university experience has been good. I felt welcomed upon arrival and continue to feel welcome. All queries are answered kindly and promptly. The accomation is situtated in a great location which allows me to maximise my university experience and have been paired with great flat mates
There is a fab careers service which offers help eith a range of things from some guidance in which path to go down to helping with mock interviews. They offer great advice and assure you that it is not a problem to worry about needing help choosing a career path
There are two one hour lectures per week with a tutorial every other week in first year which allows for any content that you may struggle with to be clarified. The only issue with the course is that some of the course work is very group work oriented which results in some people not trying as hard as others and free riding which puts more stress on the group members who do put effort in
The student Union is great including a welcoming bar and affordable food available during the day. There is a new union in the middle of being built which I’m sure will include many more facitilies
There is a state of the art gym which is free for student in accommodation. The library is slightly on the small side especially during exam periods but it offers everything you need.
The university is in a perfect location as accommodation is on campus and there is supermarkets just down the road. There is lots to do with spare time near by too
There is a wide variety of clubs and societies so there is something for everyone. There is also a number of recreational sports activities which allows for people to not feel pressured when participating in sports
I have not used the councilling service available so I am unable to comment on that. The tutors offer good feedback on assessments, some more than others, but over all are helpful
I love the University of Strathclyde for the plethora of reasons mentioned and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else, it facilitates anyone and has societies for everyone. An amazing place to study.
There are constant careers fairs and it has a great relationship with the industry
Courses are taught by industry professionals who know what it is like to be a chemical engineer, they can apply material to real life.
There are reps for many different purposes, covering all bases.
Excellent facilities, huge union and amazing gym complex
Yes all university accommodation is on campus, as are several local amenities for all your needs, with supermarkets close by.
Strathclyde has a huge range of societies and excellent sport facilities.
There are feedback deadlines in place which are always met for feedback on tests and projects, the uni has amazing counselling facilities for students.
I have loved the uni so far. My classes have all been stimulating and interesting. For instance I have never done biology in school but I took a biology elective and it was hard but I loved learning new things
I only know my course but a work placement is mandatory on my course
I like that in first year all chemistry students are taught together then in second year you move towards your specialty. This might seem like a bad thing because you might not know people in your specific course. But they have worked around this by putting you in a lab group that is all people doing your specific course
I think mainly the fight for free public transport is the biggest thing for me as I pay over £130 a month to get in to uni
There are a ton of computers across campus and you can check the app to see the availability. Both physics and chemistry labs are of a high standard with a lot of equipment
Everything you could possibly need is around you as it’s in a big city
There is a lot of societies and the opportunity and funding to start a new one if they ones they have don’t suit you
The tutorial staff are amazing and can explain things in a different way if you didn’t understand the way the lecturers taught it. I haven’t had any experience with counselling at uni but I have heard good things
My university experience had been amazing so far I am slightly over halfway through my first year and I have already made lot of new friends and met lots of new people from all over the world. My social life has never been better and the work load although hefty is manageable allowing me to get the most out of my university experience and learn the most I possibly can.
The university holds careers events in the union building in which they invite local employers and encourage students to come along if they are seeking employment. I am not sure about other departments but architecture definitely encourages and helps their students set up their 2 years out where they need to be employed by an architecture firm with the likely hoof the the student getting a job at the firm once graduating being highly likely.
My course is taught very well with interesting and interactive lectures. The design studies part is split into 9 groups of 11 students with each group getting a tutor who is a qualified architect. These all day sessions once a week helping each student develop their course work. With 3 hours every 2 weeks being dedicated to mentoring sessions where 5 fifth year students come along and help the students with any issues they’ve had relating to the designs throughout the week. 1 hour every second week is a year leaders surgery where our year leader has the opportunity to talk to the full cohort meaning they can give any announcements and advise on the overall course work and the hand in of the course work, the year leader can also answer any questions from students asked through the previously mentioned year reps
The student representation is amazing with a vote every year to elect a new union president then within each year of each course they elect 3 year reps to bring up an issues of matters to be dealt with a monthly department and or faculty meetings. Strathclyde are currently building a new union building however the current one is still very good with everything from a barbers, a food court, a Starbucks and a bar on each of the 10 floors it is a very good venue in which most societies choose to have their weekly meetings inside the union building.
The university facilities are amazing and endless from a brand new sports facility to the 5 floors of library and several computer labs and hubs spread across campus. Strathclyde also has an amazing student support system which can be easily access through the Strathclyde website or their app. The Strathclyde app is extremely helpful as it tells u everything you could need to know all in one place from your individual timetable to a campus map it tells you about events in the union or across the university and has all the help and information any student could ever possibly need it is fantastic and very easy to use
Strath Clyde is in the middle of Glasgow city centre, the halls are within the campus and as the campus is spread across the city centre. It is very close to and does include a lot of places to eat, shops, supermarkets and has an amazing nightlife with several pubs and clubs close by! It is very close to several train stations including Glasgow central, Glasgow queen street and High street. If taking the bus there are several bus stops most of which being right outside the university buildings and subway stops are also nearby.
Strathclyde has lot of different societies and clubs from sports like football and ruby to debate and even an architecture society. The huge variety means every student could find a club or society then are interested in if they wanted to join a society or club.
The support offered is second to none. We constantly get feedback and advice on our work and reminded to use the personal student help such as counselling if you need it. The student counselling is anything from one drop in session to continued support and counselling from trained professionals.
I am loving university, both the social side and my classes. I am learning to be independent and making friends and memories. My course is exactly how id expected it to be and i am loving living away from home.
There is a careers service who hold many different drop in classes a week on different employability skills. Also depending on your course you will go on placement
I like that we are sent on a placement each year. I don't like that we are left to ourselves so much, there's a lot of self study.
The students union is very large and is always advertising different events.
My university is less than 5 minutes walk from my accommodation and 10 minutes to Glasgow's city centre. It is in a great location.
There are over 200 sports societies and many more regular societies. There really is something for everyone.
I have never experienced the personal counselling but feedback on assignments is adequate.
So far, being a first year student, I've enjoyed a lot if aspects about university. The work load is extraordinary but it comes with the course I chose. My biggest fear going into Uni was meeting new people but now, through events organised by my courses society, I have a great group of pals both within and outwith the course.
Even from first year, at least in the electrical engineering department, there are weekly emails detailing events involving big companies that give students the chance to ask questions freely and to build up a relationship with potential future employers.
Being a dual-accredited course, there is a heavy load of work covering many topics, the problem with this is that work can pile up very quickly as different departments are in charge of different classes; there is a lack of communication between the departments. The best thing would be the extra support available, such as extra tutorials or maths skills sessions; it makes a real difference and without it i believe the course would be far too much.
I was astonished at how plugged in the Union president and senior members were with Student affairs; it actually feels like there is someone there to represent students for whatever need. The Union building is great as well, loads of places to chill or grab a drink with friends. The new union opening up this year is looking promising as well.
Excellent. Some of the buildings are quite old but repairs and improvments are constantly being carried out.
Yes, very. Right in the centre of Glasgow, couldn't be any better.
There's a society for everything at Strathclyde.
As mentioned previously, it is at a great standard. I haven't had the need for any personal support yet but I know where to get it if I need it.
Amazing. Would restart it all over again. I love strathclyde it was the best choice for me to take and will likely have a high chance of being employed in the future
My university is very good at creating new opportunities to students like me
The strikes that are affecting my studies - least My lecturers are what I like the most about my subject as they are very passionate in their respected fields
The student union is outdated but a new one should be openi soon
Yes but could do with closer supermarkets
A lot to choose from
There is a lot of facilities here at strathclyde which are there for students to reach out to. Very high student satisfaction.
University has been fantastic so far. My course is interesting and engaging and I feel very supported in the transition from school to university. It has been very fun and the university have put a lot of effort into making first year enjoyable and stress free.
There is a massive range of careers services on offer and we receive regular emails updating us about what is on. There are workshops, study skills sessions etc to help improvise your cv, increase work experience and improve employability
I like most that the slides used in the lectures are made avail easy before hand so you can go to the lectures familiar with the content. I dislike that some lectures can run over time and we dont cover everything.
It is very active and they put a lot of effort into promoting and making students vacate of the facilities etc on offer
The gym is first class and the library is very easy to use
Yes, it is more or less in the heart of the city. It is a 1 minute walk to the library and gym and less than 10 minutes into the city centre. It is also less than 5 minutes walk to the accommodation meaning the location really is excellent.
There is a very active students union and there is a large range of sports societies.
Support is readily available, there are regular workshops to support coursework/ essay writing etc and we are made very aware of various ways to get in touch with lecturers and tutors.