Chemical Engineering (MEng)Amy Murdoch

Amy is in her fourth year of studying MEng Chemical Engineering. Here she tells us about her experience so far...

What were your reasons for deciding to study MEng Chemical Engineering?

At school I enjoyed maths, physics and chemistry and I wanted to study a course that combined the three along with logical thinking to solve problems within our society. I was particularly interested in this course due to its focus on sustainability and the reduction of carbon emissions.

Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?

After deciding on which course I wanted to study, I started to research which universities I could go to. Strathclyde stood out due to its position in the university rankings and also due to its strong links to industry. The Chemical Engineering Society also drew me to Strathclyde, the society hosts loads of social events which are a great way to meet other students in first year.

My first visit to the university was during one of their open days, which cemented for me that this was the university that I wanted to attend.

What do you like about your course?

I really enjoy the teamwork aspect of my classes; I personally find working through problems as a group the most effective way to learn. Working in lots of different groups in first year was a really great way to get to know everyone on the course. I also really enjoy the sustainability and ethical aspect of the course, as this is something that I want to pursue in my future career.

Have you been part of any clubs or societies during your studies?

I have been part of my Department’s Chemical Engineering Society during my studies. Being part of the Society has made my time at university a million times more enjoyable! It's been a great way to meet people on my course, and students from other years in the Department as well. They organise regular social events such as cheese and wine nights, pub crawls and the Frank Morton sports day, all of which help relieve some study stresses.

Have you used many of the facilities that Strathclyde has to offer to students?

I really love the gym at Strathclyde, the equipment is great, and it doesn’t have the same intimidation level that I normally associate with other gyms. The library and the new Learning and Teaching Building are also great places to study with friends and complete group work.

What has been your favourite aspect about studying at Strathclyde?

My favourite thing about studying at Strathclyde is the lifelong friends that I have made, both from on my course and through the societies I have joined.