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University of Strathclyde Reputation
The University of Strathclyde is situated in Glasgow and is Scotland's biggest university. More than 25,000 students study at the university on The John Anderson Campus which is situated right in the centre of Glasgow and will receive £350 million investment in facilities over coming years.
Glasgow itself hosts many international events and is well known for its music scene. It is also home to the world's tallest cinema and Barrowland Ballroom which was recently voted as one of the best music venues in the UK. There's plenty of nightlife with a range of bars, clubs and restaurants. For those who have a bit of energy there are indoor ski slopes and world-class sporting facilities that will also be used when Glasgow hosts the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
For students interested in sports on campus there are many different coaching classes and consultations available and a range of great facilities; squash courts, swimming pool, pitches, badminton courts, gyms and weight training areas. Equally, for those interested in practicing or enjoying music there are several orchestras, bands and choirs with different concerts to attend throughout the year.
The Students' Union is a great place to meet people and get information about what's going on on campus. On offer are bars, restaurants, and services; The Barony Bar hosting club nights, Gamezone for those that prefer a game of pool, The Scene for great food and The Lounge for chilling out, studying in groups or watching one of the plasma TVs. There's also a Starbucks, shop, bank and student advice services known as 'ASK'. Students can also find out about clubs and societies or get involved in volunteering with RAG.
For students that require support in their studies or career planning the University of Strathclyde provides many different services; The Advice Centre offers help with student life, The Student Financial Support Team is there for all questions about money and finance, The Chaplaincy is provided for those that want to discuss ideas about faith and Student Counselling provides a confidential service that can help students with well-being concerns and offer personal development workshops to help conquer common issues such as stress, self-confidence and how to study effectively.
Famous alumni of the University of Strathclyde include BBc sports presenter Dougie Donnelly, Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos, Co-CEO of Motorola Sanjay Jha, author alex Gray, comedian Ed Byrne and inventor of the television John Logie Baird.
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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!