Tea Tvrdeic, Urban Design graduate

Tea Tvrdeic


Croatian student Tea graduated from Strathclyde with an MSc in Urban Design in November 2017. She previously studied in her home country before coming to Strathclyde for her postgraduate course. Find out what Tea enjoyed most about Strathclyde and studying in Glasgow below.

Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?

First of all, because it is a multi-award-winning UK university. I also get some recommendations from friends studying around the UK. An important factor that influenced my choice was that I liked Glasgow more than any other city in the UK because of its comfort for student life.

Why did you choose your course?

I was studying landscape architecture in Croatia then I decided that I wanted to work on a smaller scale and move on to masterplans - it's a good combination. In Croatia, I didn't have the opportunity to change course for my master degree, so I found my degree at Strathclyde and packed my things!

Tea Tvrdeic, Urban Design graduate

What did you enjoy most about your course?

I appreciate that we had a chance to listen to highly educated staff. I liked the mixture of students on the course, it was a really international course, which made things more interesting and challenging.

What did you enjoy most about studying at Strathclyde?

First of all, places for studying are beautiful and of a high quality. The literature that the library offers is amazing. I personally liked that there was a lot of teamwork, which makes you more confident, professional and is important for your future working environment.

How did it feel to graduate?

It was a special moment, like when you win an important race! I'd rather call it the beginning than the end because the number of life opportunities quickly increase.

To see the faces of your family and friends who support you all the way is something you will remember for your whole life."

What do you hope to do now that you’ve graduated?

Strathclyde and the degree I achieved make me more professional and specialised in my field, which will ensure a better quality of life and job opportunities. I hope I will find a job in my field and also keep open the possibility that someday I will set goals higher and do a PhD.

What advice would you give to prospective students thinking of coming to Strathclyde?

You can't make a mistake by choosing Strathclyde University. The campus is located in the city centre, friendly staff, lots of societies, fun, international friendships and, most importantly, a good education.