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- QUARANTINE PROVISION:
- Red list - Quarantine in a quarantine managed hotel for 10 days and take two tests, the university will reimburse up to £2,285.
Amber list - If fully vaccinated, you must take a test on or before day 2. If not fully vaccinated, quarantine for 10 days and take two tests.
Green list - Test required on or before day 2.
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning.
- OPEN DAYS:
- Virtual open day on 22nd Sep & 28th Oct.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- The university will return more extensively to campus-based teaching through blended learning for the 2021/2022 academic year.
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Overall, the amount of assignments is obviously more than other universities, it may as advantage or disadvantage factor depend on different student. However, international student may spend more effort at the beginning to follow the course pace.
Due to the current pandemic situation, unfortunately I have not managed to physically attend classes at Strathclyde, however I have continued to study from the Andersonian library which is extremely clean and quiet and helped me a lot with my studies.
Strathclyde has been tightly regulated during the pandemic and has allowed us to get into the University and still work but also feel safe. The University has been supportive with all students. One part in particular was over the Christmas period when students couldn’t go home and for students who didn’t celebrate Christmas. There were Zoom calls arranged so people could still meet up and interact with one another. Student union score is only low due to a new one being built and not having access to the old one. I am sure the new one will be great.
I have enjoyed my postgraduate studies in the university. It’s really a great university. Its library was affording place to study. I learnt many skills, during my study. Student union is quite welcoming to give support within our study period.
This is my second year at Strathclyde and it has been a blast and a challenge. Amidst the pandemic the uni has done their best to keep us informed about proceedings. Although we were kind of promised some type of online - on campus blended learning, most if not all was online. The services at the university have splendid and the union is the best in the Uk. They helped through the toughest of times in my life with being kicked out of my house. They provided me advice, finance and all sorts to make sure I was having the chance to study my degree at Strathclyde. So I can’t give them no less than a 5 star if I could give more I would. During the few times I was able to go in to an actual on campus lab class, the rules and regulations have been very clear and concise and the staff members did a great job of having us follow those rules. And those classes have been the best part of this academic year where I was able to see fellow students(also lecturers) and actually talk to them in person
The University of Strathclyde has a fantastic modern campus, faculty members are very helpful and accomodating, the practical experience I have received from my course (B.B.A) is definitely going to help me in the future.
Great university that is supporting students even after they graduate (through career services). Knowledgeable and friendly lecturers and staff. Great facilities. This includes the library and the library's website, the gym, and other buildings. I am having a good experience overall.
The teaching environment at Strathclyde was very good and the tutors were very kind and answered my emails promptly. The location of the university is excellent, in the centre of Gera, which makes it easy to shop and get around.
You'll find us in the heart of Glasgow's city centre where we're surrounded by supermarkets to suit all tastes, we have an abundance of high street stores along with loads of great little thrift stores, second-hand shops and boutiques, restaurants for every cuisine, clubs, theatres, museums - you name it, we have it. But you'll discover all that when you come to visit us! In the meantime, take a look at our campus.
I believe the communication between staff and students could be improved and more activities could be put on to make all students (halls and commuting) feel more like part of a community. A lot of events occur from which commuting students miss out due to not hearing about them or them simply being at super inconvenient times
Just a for-profit organisation who takes your money for almost everything possible and does nothing. LAZIEST lecturers you’ll ever come across. Lecturers doesn’t care whether students are fine. They do things to their convenient. Turn up late for lectures, take more than 1 or 2 months to grade your assignments, does NOT respond to emails, does not even show up in class to teach but hires a bunch of PhD tutors to be present to answer questions from the VIDEO lectures. If you’re going to watch videos, don’t bother paying crazy tuition fees. Quality of teaching is really bad. The stuff taught is mediocre or worse. They gave everyone great results to make it seem like the students are smart and teachers taught well. But no, teachers are tragic at their job hence the quality of students. Really regretted choosing strathclyde.
teaching quality is ok sometimes there's no point of going to lectures because there are some lecturers that just reads whats on powerpoint and talking nonsense. some lectures are not very helpful , however my fave lecturer is Toni HUMAN resources lecturer as he tells you all the information you need to know as a student,hes very focused on his students succeeding , he's very passionate with what he do as you get some teachers who are doing just their job and all they care is money. some can be rude swell! I once spoke to the head of business wanting to change my course into international business and she said to me I cannot do it as its full I meant were talking about my future here it is what im passionate about and one student cant harm lecturers it won't make a big difference . I always believe these staffs only wants the best for students the fact that were paying so much and yet we cannot even study what we would like to study!! STUDYING BUSINESS AT STRATHCLYDE IS EXHAUSTING
I had a great time at the University of Strathclyde Business School. Unfortunately my presence is over due to the current Covid-crisis, but the crisis management of the university was very good and supportive. I'm a MSc Financial Technology student and was impressed by the very good and practice-oriented lecturers. I had previously studied at one of the best universities on the European mainland, but not at a business school, and finally decided to do this unique master program at an institution that is dedicated to teaching practical knowledge. This was actually implemented and I feel very well prepared for a later career, especially in management consulting or investment banking. What was negative here was the career service, other universities manage this better and I often travelled to Oxbridge to attend networking events. This is made up for by the many societies and the outstanding social life on and off campus. In summary, I can clearly recommend the Business School!
The facilities and the courses are alright. But I personally think the MSc course is really stressful because I find myself 'carrying' the team in group assignments because we can't choose our own groups. It makes me frustrated because some of the groupmates I have are not lazy, but they genuinely don't know how to do the work. So I ended up correcting everything they wrote, and it became an individual work. This is a problem especially I am a person who is trying to get an 'honour' for my studies.
I absolutely love this place and there's no other place I'd rather live. Helena, Jerry, Dave, Scott and Melissa they are the best people I've met and they take such amazing care of me! I feel right at home because of these warm hearted people♥️ Coming to the rooms, they are really good. I wished I had chosen a silver or gold room but nevertheless, bronze is equally great! The common area is vast and so great for house parties. They even have a meeting room which comes handy all the time! Choosing merchant studios was one of the best decisions I've made and I'm gonna miss this place a lot once I leave it just because of the above mentioned people. All love to merchant studios and I wish them all the luck!♥️♥️
Strathclyde is a good university, with remarkable professors and facilities. The campus is in the city centre of the city, which makes easy to access from different locations and there are always activities to do near to it.
Overall, the uni is not great. They're investing a lot in new campus buildings, but not in the staff or in the programmes. For example, the library often does not have any of the texts I need for class, but they have brand-new TV screens on the main floor. The new sports centre is great, but some of my lecturers are so over-worked that they often don't respond to emails or aren't available to meet. Strathclyde likes to pretend they are up there with Glasgow and Edinburgh, but the truth is that most students here are not motivated (a big problem with group projects) and employers don't look favourably on the uni as a whole (business and engineering is different, but if you've got the grades for those programmes, why not go to a uni that is actually good overall with a great reputation?). If you can get in somewhere better, don't waste your time here.
Im doing a Physics Bsc and Ive enjoyed my course so far, the teaching is generally good and there is good study material online. Some university buildings are nicer than others, but overall it's been a good experience so far.
Going to University of Strathclyde by walk takes 23 mins but if you wake up late, you can just take the train from Charing Cross train station which is 2 mins away from the Accommodation and by 15 mins max you’re in class
Most facilities are new or really well kept. The societies are various and interesting so that everyone is able to find something interesting. The only problem is the Wi-Fi... even though I managed to use it I couldn't use the official one and just logged in as a guest (this only with my laptop... my smartphone worked just fine)
Even though I have chosen not to continue on at this university, I won't deny that it's excellent. My lecturers always sent me e-mails of various opportunities, and I had a mentor who did the same, as well as helping with some personal issues. The new gym is decent, and all the buildings are close together (only annoying thing is the hill). Clubs and societies wise, there weren't many that I cared for, and the one that I did apparently didn't run anymore; but societies are started and run by students, so I can't be mad at the uni for that. First year (keep in mind if you have high enough A-levels you can skip to second) was incredibly easy, which I actually liked because it was one year to relax, have fun and be introduced to Glasgow. The uni is right next to central, so you have all the shops you could possibly want right on your doorstop. Only thing I'll say is that it isn't really diverse; as someone of mixed race, I stuck out like a sore thumb on my course!
So far the university has all the boxes checked. A well armed library will help you get through any assessment or exam preparation. Being situated in Glasgow’s city centre there is always something to do. Whether staying on campus or venturing out to town, Strathclyde has it all.
Internet can be tricky but other than that the university is very considerate. It accepts all kinds of people and there is no discrimination. The union organizes a lot of projects as there are more than 170 clubs and societies and 52 sports teams.
I have had a terrible experience with this university. I studying for an Msc at the Business School, in marketing- aside from a few good lecturers, the content is outdated and the course secretary is extremely rude and unhelpful. The library is often dirty, and is not cleaned regularly, it also has a very limited range of books and very old computers, not to mention the lack of plug sockets. Many of the teaching staff are graduates of far lesser universities, and its obvious- it is clinging to its reputation and its not long before they slide down the rankings.
I have spent a long time at Strathclyde. Overall, my course experiences have been good ones. It is true what other reviewers say, wifi etc can be problematic. Marks can be slow in coming back, especially at exam times but this is not reflective in all modules/classes. The buildings themselves can be a pain. The campus dots all over the place and you can have a lecture at the top of town and a tutorial/lecture in another building a fair walk away starting at the time the last one ends. During most of my undergraduate degree, we were shunted between buildings all over the place for different classes despite being in the law school, which should have a solid base. Big money was spent refurbishing buildings for the showpiece subjects like the business school or the brand new sports hall etc, while we languished in, at times, downright shoddy rooms. On the whole, lecturers are good and approachable, although as with everything, you get the odd ones who could not be more unhelpful.
The university of strathclyde is considered one of the best universities in scotland in terms of learning quality, international students and services provided. Services and facilities are there for helping students during their settlement in Glasgow.
I am very disappointed with Strathclyde. I expected much more from this university becuase they introduce the uni as the best one in engineering field, do not believe it. Teaching is really bad. The organisation is terrible. You never get your feedback or marks on time. You send emails to the professors and they never reply. When you ask for help to prepare the exams because you have a doubt or something, they say that the study is independent....because they do not want to waste time on the students WHAT? so I will go to my exams still having doubts? because nobody cares about the students. The buildings are pretty old. I paid for my fees 5,500 pounds but they rised the price for next course. That will be almost 8,000 pounds.....crazy becuase it does not even cost 5,500. Any uni can be better.
PGDE was poorly run, poorly organised and offered very little in teaching education. Lectures cancelled, moved and sometimes the lecturer just didn't show up. The RME tutor's lectures were so pointless that only 4 people out of the 300 on the course bothered to turn up to his last lecture. The main focus and time during the course seemed to be teaching primary level mathematics, not how to teach primary level mathematics, but actual primary level mathematics. I would not suggest going to this university.
I have hated my time at Strathclyde University, and have been so disappointed with the teaching. There have been a couple of decent lecturers but most have been very unhelpful. Often you are given incorrect information. Students are scared to complain because people have had poor grades as a result. The teaching is terrible, I just feel that I could have learned more just reading textbooks at home - our year group's attendance has generally been very low throughout the three years I've been here. If you have any sort of personal circumstances (illness, death in the family), forget getting any sort of help. Staff make it perfectly clear that they don't care. When my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer, I had inappropriate comments made by lecturers and received zero academic support. I'm not the only one to have had bad experiences here. I really would not recommend this university to anyone.
A really friendly university in the heart of an amazing city. I am currently studying at Strathclyde Business School in a recently renovated building. Amazing atmosphere, friendly approach and high quality of teaching.
The most disorganised, unprofessional, bordering on abusive environment I have ever had the misfortune to be in. The staff don't know what's going on, don't care if you have problems, and will pass the buck at any and every opportunity. I was bullied by my tutor and had two members of staff outright refuse to help me. The university will do nothing. Avoid this place like the plague pit that it is. ANY university is better.
Great campus atmosphere. Gardens throughout the campus act as social spaces in every break. Aditional services provided help the student life big time. Support and varied events throughout campus make for a great student experience.
Strathclyde is absolutely great. As a student studying Biochemistry I am often in the SIPBS faculty, where the buildings outside and out are state-of-the-art. More importantly the academic staff at the University are highly qualified and the overall feeling they create is positive. I recpmmend Strathclyde, for their world class facilities and the atmosphere of optimism and positivity. Very supportive as well.
When visiting open days Strathclyde instantly appealed to me compared to other universities. They gave me plenty of information about my corse and what the years of study would consist of. My first year at university was great! My course was easy to follow thanks to the lecturers and facilities offered to me and my social experience was amazing as there was always something well advertised to do such as clubs and socialites
A brilliant University with amazing professors and lecturers. The science department is brilliant and the laboratories are top of the range. I am just moving into third year and I am so glad I picked this university, the best in Scotland to me. Great access to facilities such as the gym, swimming pool and a great library. The union isba great place to socialise with friends and has a great atmosphere and activities. A brilliant University.
At Strathclyde Uni, you are a true part of the vibrant and busy city centre of Glasgow, it is also excellently placed right in the beating heart of Glasgows nightlife and lifestyle facilities so there are no shortage of things to do in your free time. The student services are also amazing at Strathclyde and they will give you very good advice or step in with help where ever it may be needed.
Lovely city lovely people. The students are what make Strathclyde. Lecturers have been poor, half my classes end up being self taught. Some of them dont even want to be there. Really disappointed, very much a "you can get it online" attitude. Facilities are good.
The university is very well-established and well-kept. Library and Union alongside the teaching staff are probably the main factors in rating the facilities 5 star. I would say, however, the administration department can be very slow at times and many career opportunities are not adequately reported to students e.g. the email every night is not exactly proficient - a weekly update on jobs in relation to a student's course would be much more beneficial.
Incredible university in the heart of an incredible city. Facilities and opportunities are of the best in the country. Campus is ever expanding and the innovative research the teaching staff are carrying out is amoung the top in the world.
Great teaching standards, plenty of PC labs, an excellent library which opens 24/7 at exam time, lots of varied study spaces (group study with huge PC screens, silent study areas, sound proof booths...), lots of fun events at the Union, down-to-earth students, and really centrally located - next to George Square!
As a second year student at Strathy I would recommend anyone looking to study at the uni to do so! It's right in the city centre with some of the best clubs and bars which are generally cheap to go to. The sports clubs are fantastic, and particularly welcoming to new members. Being part of the ultimate frisbee team has allowed for me to make loads of friends, and really feel part of the uni getting involved in competitions and the sports ball! The computing department and legal department at strathclyde are fantastic, studying a joint degree I was worried about how I would manage between the two departments but as part of the computing department in particular they try and support each pupil as much as possible, and you start to know your lecturers pretty well. It's a great uni full of great people and I wouldn't have wanted to study anywhere else!