Students at the Forth Rail Bridge, Edinburgh

Civil & Environmental EngineeringWhat our students say about us

Mudzunga Thangavhuelelo-Lucas, MSc Sustainability & Environmental Studies: "My lecturers were the best you could ask for. They were always available for support and also responded to emails very promptly."

Euan Macrae, PhD student:

For me, the main 'research facility' that I required was access to my supervisors! Their advice and feedback was first-rate and extremely useful to the ongoing success of the project.

Catalina Silva-Plata, PhD student: "You learn a lot through having conversations with your peers and members of staff, this might inspire you for ideas for your own work."

Sofia Diaz Rivera Ollivier, MSc Environmental Entrepreneurship:

I wanted a course that combined business and environmental studies so after searching for environmental courses in Europe, the MSc in Environmental Entrepreneurship seemed perfect for me.

Keith Torrance, PhD student: "I enjoyed being in a department with a diverse group of students, with a variety of different interests."

Laura McGregor, PhD student:

I would definitely recommend the department to prospective students, as there's a wide variety of interesting research areas within the department. There’s also a friendly atmosphere and always someone available to lend a helping hand when you need it.

Euan Macrae: "For me, the main 'research facility' that I required was access to my supervisors! Their advice and feedback was first-rate and extremely useful to the ongoing success of the project."

Mudzunga Thangavhuelelo-Lucas:

My epic moment in the course was participating in the Carbon Audit project which was a partnership between Strathclyde University, Carbon Trust, the Princes Mayday and Scottish Businesses in the community. The audit emphasised the importance of climate change mitigation, energy and resource efficiency and provided me with the skills to conduct energy audits, develop energy management plans and to identify areas to improve energy efficiency; the skills I gained enabled me to get the job I am currently doing.

Laura McGregor: "After completing an MSc in Forensic Science at Strathclyde I was eager to stay on to do a PhD here because of the high standard of research and excellent reputation of the university."