What made you choose to study at Strathclyde?
Originally, I wanted to study architecture and I knew someone already on the architecture course at Strathclyde so I applied on their recommendation. Once I came along to the open day though I just knew that I had made the right decision. The campus is so close to the centre of town it makes commuting really easy and yet you still get a good campus feel. When I came to change my course from architecture to psychology, it was a really simple decision to make, I wanted to change course but I knew that Strathclyde was definitely the right place to stay because I just feel so at home here. All of the staff involved in my course switch made what could have been a really stressful situation really simple, so I know that I absolutely made the right choice.
Have you had any particular highlights in your course at Strathclyde – excursions, placements, years abroad, awards, scholarships etc?
Strathclyde is always bursting with opportunity for students to try something new or different but I think the great thing is that everything is optional…… you can be as involved as you want to be and nobody thinks any less of you if you choose to turn things down. I got the opportunity last summer to do some research in health psychology, but I had just been hired at a summer camp in America for the whole summer so it meant I couldn’t do the research. Nobody thought any less of me though and they totally understood that I had made the right decision for me …… there is no pressure to do anything, its pretty relaxed.
What would you say to anyone thinking of coming to Strathclyde?
I would recommend it 100% (and I already have to several people). Its an amazing institution to study at, you really feel like you are learning! The staff are amazing, the facilities are all first rate and because you are so close to the centre of Glasgow, the social life is pretty good too. I think Strathclyde give you the opportunity to really get a great balance of student life.
Do you have a job/work experience/internship lined up?
I don’t have anything lined up yet for after uni but I’m beginning to apply for a masters course at a few different institutions across the country. I’m pretty confident that with my Strathclyde background, my application will stand out from the crowd, just because of the amount of support I can receive here in constructing it and because of the wealth of knowledge I have gained during my time here ….. I’ve acquired some pretty amazing life skills too!