Sagarika Ojha is currently studying Pharmacy at Strathclyde. Find out more about what she thinks of her course so far below.
Can you tell us a bit about your background and what led to you studying at Strathclyde?
My ethnicity is Indian and I’m born and bred in Glasgow. I feel blessed to have grown up in this beautiful city and absolutely love studying at Strathclyde. It was my dream to study at Strathclyde because I had grown up hearing from my mum about how amazing this university was, as 20 years back she was a Strathclyde student herself.
Why did you decide to study at Strathclyde?
I think Strathclyde is situated in the best part of the city and everything is very accessible. Also, I love how friendly the students and professors are as it makes it an excellent environment to study.
Describe Strathclyde in three words
Friendly, Academic, Safe
What has been the highlight of your course?
I’m blessed to study Pharmacy at Strathclyde; I have the best professors and colleagues which make my days in the university really happy and focussed. The highlight for me so far is being elected as BPSA representative which has given me the opportunity to use my skills and become more confident.
How do you find studying in Glasgow?
I love studying in Glasgow, the best thing is how friendly people are. Glasgow has everything a student could want and is very safe.
What advice would you give to someone looking to study here?
I would suggest spending a few days getting to know Glasgow and knowing where places are. Mixing with different cultures is a good way to make friends as you’ll get to know about different cultures around the world.
What has been your main challenges?
Coming from one of the smallest all-girls high school in Scotland it was a real challenge for me to adapt to the new university life and study alongside with so many people, however now I absolutely love studying this way as it’s so much more fun.
What are your ambitions for the future?
My ambition for the future is to excel in the field of Pharmacy and also to continue my hobbies of modelling and acting.
What specialist knowledge/professional skills have you developed studying your course?
I think after starting my course I have become much more confident and organised.
What’s the best thing about studying at Strathclyde?
The best thing about studying at Strathclyde is how friendly everyone is as it makes people feel comfortable and allows them to be themselves which I think leads to a happier education.
How is your course helping to enhance your current career and prepare you for your future career?
My course is very well focussed on teaching what life will be like as an actual Pharmacist. We have a mix of lectures, workshops and laboratory sessions which all teach different kinds of key knowledge.