Jack joined us through Clearing in 2017 and is studying an LLB (Hons) in English Law. We caught up with him to find out how he'd found his time at Strathclyde so far, and how he was settling in being away from his home in Northern Ireland.
What course are you studying and why did you choose it?
I’m studying for an LLB (Hons) in English Law. I chose it because I’ve been interested in the law for a long time and it's a very flexible degree, giving me a variety of career options. By choosing English Law, I have the option to enter into legal practice when I return home to Northern Ireland after my degree.
What attracted you to study at Strathclyde?
I have family in Glasgow and several of my cousins have been to Strathclyde. They spoke very highly of their time at the University and reassured me that the University’s reputation was well earned. Furthermore, the opportunity to study in Glasgow was very appealing.
How did you find the Clearing process?
The staff in the Strathclyde admissions office were fantastic! They were very reassuring and talked me through the process one step at a time. Results day was a Thursday and I had everything confirmed with the University by the Friday afternoon. The Clearing process had the potential to be scary and unsettling however my experience of it was anything but, it was a very smooth and simple process.
The staff in the Strathclyde admissions office were fantastic! They were very reassuring and talked me through the process one step at a time.
What advice would you give students applying through Clearing?
Don’t panic, but once you know your results you should try and act quickly so you have as many options as possible open to you. Have a clear idea of what you want to study and approach the process with an open mind – you may end up somewhere you never thought you would be! I didn’t think I would move away from home but I’m loving my time in Glasgow!
How have you found your time at the University?
I’ve really enjoyed my time at the University so far. Initially I was a bit concerned about adjusting to university life, but I quickly settled in. The staff, and particularly my studies adviser, have all been very helpful and gave me great advice about how to manage the university lifestyle. I’ve really enjoyed the style of learning and independent study that university allows, as it offers a degree of flexibility in how you manage your time.
My first year has flown in, it seems like no time since I arrived in Glasgow. My advice would be to make the most of your time while you’re here because it goes much faster than you expect!
What’s your favourite thing about your course?
I really enjoy the wide variety of topics that are covered, from Criminal Law to Contract Law. This broad range of material keeps me engaged and interested in what I’m studying.
What’s your favourite thing about Glasgow?
I love the big city feel to Glasgow, there’s always a buzz and being in the city centre means you’re never far away from something exciting. As well as this, Glasgow is really easy to get around and you can make your way from George Square to Kelvingrove in no time at all.