Kimberly Nicholson, Physics with Teaching student

Physics with teachingKimberly Nicholson

Kimberly is a second-year student on our BSc Physics with teaching. Born in the Phillipines and growing up in the UAE, Kimberly shares why she chose us in Scotland for her studies.

Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?

I chose Strathclyde as it is on of the best universities to study physics, it is easy to move degrees (BSc to MPhys) within the department if you decided that you wanted to do an MPhys in the first few years of your degree.

The location, Strathclyde is right in the heart of Glasgow so there’s always plenty to do. The university has an extensive list of clubs and societies to join – a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Why did you choose to study your course?

I chose physics as it provides you with a wide range of opportunities after leaving university. It’s a challenging degree however it is very rewarding.

What do you like most about your course?

I enjoy the wide range of modules that Strathclyde provides, from all the theoretical subjects to computational and experimental physics. Strathclyde gives you a taste of a wide range of subjects and allowing you to specialise in an area in your final years. The Physics department offers a lot of help and support from the staff to drop-in sessions with the society.

What are you getting out of it?

Coming to university to study physics has allowed me to be more independent. The Physics department has given me the opportunity to collaborate with others when working in group projects and presentations, allowing me to enhance in many existing skills such as leadership, communication and time-management.

After I graduate, I will hopefully complete my Master’s in Strathclyde and search for a PhD afterward.

What would you say to anyone considering coming to study at Strathclyde?

Strathclyde is a great place to study, from its location to its wide range of practical degrees to choose from

It’s right in the heart of Glasgow, always plenty to do within the city as well as being a short distance from the Trossachs! It has a very welcoming atmosphere from the first day, there are a lot of clubs and societies to choose from and if you don’t fancy any you can simply make your own which I think is unique. The university has fantastic facilities available for students, from spacious study areas to the brand-new sports complex. The staff here at Strathclyde are very helpful at all times and finally, the University is a brilliant campus with new buildings soon to open for staff and students at the university.