Ramsay Meiklem came to Strathclyde to study a BSc in Computer Science. Following his undergraduate degree, he decided to study a postgraduate MSc in Digital Health Systems. Find out below why Ramsay chose Strathclyde and what he enjoys most about the University and living in Glasgow.
Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?
I first applied to Strathclyde when I was in my final year of high school. Unsure of what I wanted to do or where I was going to do it, Strathclyde offered me places to study accredited courses and material within Glasgow, somewhere I had never fully explored.
I completed my undergraduate course and decided to complete my postgraduate Masters here too, based on how valuable and positive my previous experience was.
Why did you choose the MSc in Digital Health Systems?
When I applied the course was completely new and aimed to meet the growing demand for digital health specialists. For me, this allowed me to focus the skills gained from my previous Computer Science degree in a more specialised and practical field which had opportunities for either a career or further studies.
What do you enjoy most about living in Glasgow?
Studying at Strathclyde has given me the chance to explore Glasgow regularly and discover new things.
I particularly loved the view from some of the campus buildings, where I can see the Necropolis, Glasgow Green, the Clyde and other sights from one seat.
There’s always something in Glasgow for everyone, whether you’re into music, sports, nightlife, culture or whatever you enjoy.
How welcoming do you find Strathclyde and Glasgow?
I’ve always found Strathclyde a friendly and helpful place.
As someone with autism, it’s been reassuring to know services such as the Disability Service and others are available to support students.
All of my lecturers and supervisors have been helpful and understood my additional needs and other students have always been pleasant, whether they’ve been friends or passing in a corridor.
I’ve been able to become more independent at Strathclyde while knowing there’s services to support me if I need them.