Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology (MSc)Vidhi Gupta

My time at Strathclyde has been absolutely amazing, from the friends that I have made to the teachers I have met. The meaningful experience and exposure I got, gave me a whole different perspective on life and what I really want to do. I was able to meet a lot of interesting people, thanks to those incredible collaborations within my classes. Having all these connections with amazing people from all over the world has been a pleasure.  Subsequently, I think it will not only help me in terms of working but also to meet more new people and develop my network.

The incisive and cutting-edge Master programme at the University of Strathclyde, along with its learning-conducive environment made the University a right fit for me.

The way the course was set up, made it really easy to apply the concepts we learnt in class and engage with them practically through assignments. My mentors and peers challenged me to stretch and grow throughout the course. I was challenged to discover a voice I didn’t know I had and found myself able to communicate, innovate and collaborate in ways that enabled me to shape my career.

The course comprised of some very intriguing and thought-provoking projects, along with some stimulating consultancy projects. The highlight of the course was the Virtual Incubator Project (VIP) which expected us to identify a suitable and innovative business idea. It required us to use market research for validation and to demonstrate the ability to develop the infrastructure to operationalise and grow our business. VIP was a unique programme that emphasised the development and testing of entrepreneurial strategies as opposed to being led by readily available data.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I regret not being able to complete the course while being physically present along with my classmates. Apart from that, the online experience was wonderful and quite comfortable because we were still able to talk face to face and collaborate, thanks to the tech innovation.

Apart from the course, Strathclyde itself has a lot of clubs and societies with a lot of great events in the student union. I still remember the day my friends and I were covered with coloured powders from head to toe in the Holi party held by one of the societies, that was super fun! You would definitely want to be a part of it. Additionally, the city of Glasgow has a lot to offer. It is one of the friendliest cities and the diversity of the city from its cultural life to its proximity to green spaces is something to experience. Likewise, the food here is good with a variety of cuisines and restaurants to try.

Overall, the time I spent at Strathclyde was wonderful and unforgettable.