Aishwarya, from India, opted to undertake her postgraduate study at Strathclyde, after completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Pune.
Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?
Information regarding the course structure was available online and the well laid-out website helped me to plan my stay in Glasgow. Also, meeting with friendly university ambassadors like Chris McKay at education fairs back in India helped me decide on student accommodation. Highly ranked Biomedical department also made a positive impact on my decision.
What do you like about studying at Strathclyde?
Strathclyde’s curriculum is well-structured and up-to-date with industry standards. Also, our professors are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Biomedical Engineering department is ranked among the best in the UK and it shows as all our practical sessions have been great. The assignments are distributed evenly throughout the course to ensure minimum stress levels in the students. Our feedback is taken seriously and acted upon quickly.
This provides great satisfaction. Furthermore, the university library is an excellent place to study for people living close or far from the campus. It provides a nourishing atmosphere and separate zones for studying for different purposes. Overall, the University of Strathclyde is an amazing place to study with people from various cultures and the huge campus makes for an exciting experience.
What else do you like about Strathclyde?
Centrally located campus, excellent sports facilities along with a great student union. A good amount of multi-cultural events are arranged by the student union that help in relieving stress.
What do you do in your spare time?
I am a student ambassador. I am also on the Strath Food Sharing committee and work part-time at a restaurant thrice a week.
What funding opportunities (if any) were available to you?
Engineering Excellence Scholarship worth £2,700.
How did these help you with your studies?
I was able to find a good student accommodation that is located just behind the library. This has been of great convenience to me. Early lectures have never been a problem and access to all the facilities available at the library has provided me with peace of mind and thus has positively affected my grades.
What do you think about Scotland/Glasgow?
Glasgow is an extremely lively city. I felt welcomed in Glasgow from my first day. It has good public transport and the city centre provides numerous hang-out and fine-dine options. From supermarkets to high-street shopping stores, Glasgow has something for everyone. Situated in a mountainous terrain the city also has a natural charm. Highlands are a scenic destination for one or even a two day trip to blow-off some steam.
Would you recommend Strathclyde to other people and why?
Yes. Strathclyde’s programs are very well-structured and thoroughly covers the industry’s most used knowledge. Also, the assignments are designed in a way which guides the students to explore the most recent works published in reputed journals. Also, Strathclyde’s
No. 1 Biomedical Department can provide great practical experience to the students. Furthermore, centrally located campus makes it well accessible to the students living in most parts of Glasgow and its outskirts.