Alice Tolworthy, Biomedical Engineering student

Alice Tolworthy

Biomedical Engineering

Below, Alice tells us about why she chose to study at Strathclyde and how she has ended up being part of the University's International Society. Find out more about her life at Strathclyde.

Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?

I chose Strathclyde because it's the best in my field and after visiting the department I was really blown away by it.

What attracted you to the International Society?

I joined the International Society because my brother had helped organise a whisky taster for them while he was at Strathclyde and he really recommended it to me. Then I had a lot of fun at their pub crawl and got speaking to organisers and it all went from there.

What do you enjoy about living/studying in Glasgow?

I love Glasgow because it's so lively. There are so many hidden pubs and music venues and things to do, and the people are so friendly. Plus, I've made some of my best friends living in halls!

How welcoming do you find Strathclyde as a place for students?

Strathclyde is very welcoming. On my first day there were so many staff and volunteers making sure we settled in and even carrying my cases to my room.

There are people there 24/7 offering advice and services for everything from accommodation, to money, to mental health, to careers.

What do you enjoy most about being part of the International Society?

The thing I most enjoy about the international society is the people. I have made some great friends through it. I also like the challenges it provides, for instance I recently co-organised a pub quiz with another member which is something I had never done before but would love to do again.

What's the best thing about studying at Strathclyde?

The best thing about Strathclyde is how world class their research and facilities are. Your lecturers are all experts in their fields, but are also supportive and accessible if you need extra help or want to learn more. The university is very innovative and there are so many clubs and societies too.