Louise Logan English (PhD) "I’ve really enjoyed my time at Strathclyde. The staff in my department are interesting and supportive people, and I’ve made many good friends through the graduate school, which I’ve always found to be a welcoming environment to work in." Mila Daskalova English (PhD) "I’m really enjoying the detective work. Trying to piece together people’s stories from fragmented pieces of evidence in the archives can be very rewarding. I also love the interdisciplinarity, though it’s a bit frustrating that I can’t sum up exactly what my area is in one word: I see it as a mix of book history, periodical, literary and media studies and history of medicine." Charlotte Lauder English (PhD) "Within English, there are several colleagues working on similar research areas and learning from them over a coffee or in a meeting is a real pleasure and feels like a real collaborative effort within the department." Katie Ailes English (PhD) "Choose a subject that can sustain your passion through deep study and over a long period of time. Do some advanced research into your subject before applying so that you’re familiar with the existing theories and techniques in the field." Lamiya Sami Literature, Culture & Place (MLitt) "It is an excellent course especially for those who want to take Literature to a more interdisciplinary frontier, continue research or start a career in media." Alex Wasalinko MRes Creative Writing "I love the independence of my research in both the topic of my poetry project and the theory behind my poetry. I have the freedom to grow as a writer and an academic." Rukshar Hussain English (PhD) "I chose Strathclyde because it provides an ideal research environment to realise the objectives of my research programme. The Strathclyde University’s library gives me free access to all important journals related to my field. Further, the University’s Researcher Development Programme for PhD students offer amazing sessions on personality and carrier development skills."