Sophie Dagens, law student, standing outside Technology & Innovation Centre

Sophie Dagens


French student Sophie Dagens is in the second year of her degree in Law (Scots & English) at Strathclyde. Find out more about what she enjoys most about her course, the University and living in Glasgow.

Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?

When I decided to study in the UK, I looked into a few universities and Strathclyde really stood up. It looked like a modern university and it had an excellent reputation. Its location, in a big city such as Glasgow, was also very attractive.

Did you study at home before coming here? If so, what differences are there?

I arrived at Strathclyde straight out of high school so it was really a 'new world' for me.

What do you think about the course you're studying?

I absolutely love it. Even with my more difficult classes, I always enjoy the challenge and I love discovering new parts of law. And my lecturers are great, they’re always here to help.

What do you enjoy most about Glasgow?

Glasgow is a fantastic city. It’s young, dynamic and it’s a great place for students. The best part of Glasgow is how everything is so close - the library, the gym, bars, shops, parks, museums. You can walk everywhere, no need for public transportation.

What do you enjoy most about Strathclyde?

As said before, it’s a very modern university, with fantastic lecturers.

My favourite part of the University is the library: you have every resource that you could need there, and the hours make it very accessible, whether you need to go there to cram during half of the night before an exam or you want to read a newspaper with a cup of coffee between classes.

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

Go for it! Whether it’s for Erasmus or for your full degree, you won’t be disappointed. And you will get the bonus of living in a great city!