Morten Nielsen, Mathematics (MMath) student

Morten Nielsen

Denmark

Danish student Morten is in the second year of his degree in Mathematics (MMath). Find out more below about why he chose to study with us and what he enjoys most about life in Glasgow.

Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?

The main thing that got me interested in studying at Strathclyde was its focus on 'useful learning'. We don't just focus on pure Mathematics, we're shown how it's applied to solve real life practical problems. In the end I felt that Strathclyde was the right place for me to learn the skills that employers want.

Has Strathclyde lived up to your expectations?

It has been really good. I definitely feel that my lecturers are highly skilled professionals, who are passionate about their subjects. Being in my second year now I can really see what the University has to offer, there are a lot of resources available to students - and the staff have always been easy to approach.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

Definitely the focus on real world applications, though a close second would be the tutors and lecturers. They have been excellent!

What do you enjoy most about living in Glasgow?

I really like the general vibe of the city. It's very comfortable to live here, despite the weather! It's not massive, but it still has everything you'd want from a big city. Also, the music scene is excellent. There's everything from massive artists coming here to small gigs all over the city. Besides, you don't have to go far to see some extraordinary nature. If you feel like escaping the city for a while Loch Lomond is an hour away by train, or you could go on one of the many day trips to one of the other fantastic places to see in Scotland.

What advice would you give to international students thinking of coming to Strathclyde?

Go for it! If you want a high quality learning experience and a great student experience you should definitely come to Strathclyde.

What's the best thing about studying at Strathclyde?

The opportunities for volunteering and networking have been good. I really feel like I've joined a good community of people here. People are very open and inviting to international students in my experience.