History & Spanish (BA)
Studying other languages and cultures is what attracted Katie to Strathclyde. Following her year abroad in Spain, she decided to join Strathclyde International Society, a place where home students are welcome, too! Find out more below about Katie's life at Strathclyde.
Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?
I chose Strathclyde primarily by reputation, both for the languages department and the social element of the university. The languages department is highly regarded and it was my interest in studying other languages and cultures that drew me to study at Strathclyde. I had also heard about the student community within Strathclyde and I was keen to get involved!
What attracted you to the Strathclyde International Society?
After undertaking my year abroad in Spain, I found that I wanted to immerse myself more fully into the international community in my own country and help to welcome international students to Strathclyde in the same way I had been welcomed by the international community in Spain.
What do you enjoy about living/studying in Glasgow?
Glasgow is a friendly, welcoming and vibrant city providing an excellent base for study. Glasgow ticks all the boxes for students – thorough education, great food, fantastic people and an excellent nightlife! Living and studying in Glasgow is a unique and wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone.
How welcoming do you find Strathclyde as a place for students?
Strathclyde is more a community than anything else. You frequently find students helping one another and the vast variety of clubs and societies means there is always something for everyone. The atmosphere on campus is vibrant and welcoming, formed by both faculty and students.
What do you enjoy most about being part of the International Society?
The International Society is an opportunity to contribute to the community and values here at Strathclyde. By organising weekly events and many trips throughout the semester, it is wonderful to see the international students becoming integrated in to Strathclyde community and enjoying life here in Glasgow.
What's the best thing about studying at Strathclyde?
Strathclyde is a highly reputable University worldwide and the education provided is first class. But when classes are completed and degrees are earned, in the end it’s the people and the experiences at Strathclyde that will stay with you for a lifetime.