Indian student Soumitra Sakhalkar came to Strathclyde in 2013. He is a PhD student in Electronic & Electrical Engineering. Prior to Strathclyde, Soumitra studied as an undergraduate in Preston, England.
Why did you choose to come to Strathclyde?
I was attracted by the Masters courses; Strathclyde was always on my list of universities to come and study at. I had heard that it is a great university for learning.
What do you enjoy about studying/living in Glasgow?
Glasgow is a much bigger city than where I studied before and I enjoy that. The reputation of Strathclyde is very good and the teaching and help students receive is good.
What opportunities are there for an international student at Strathclyde?
Being part of Strathclyde’s International Society gives you so many opportunities to meet people from lots of different countries. It’s very good to be an international student at Strathclyde.
What advice would you give to an international student coming to Glasgow?
A lot of people ask me this and I always tell them, ‘go for it.’ If you come here you’ll have a great experience.
What’s been the best thing about coming here to study?
For me the best thing is the scenery; there are a lot of nice places to visit. I recently went to Oban and Glencoe. When you study Monday to Friday it’s good to relax and visit places at the weekend, even when the weather’s not so good!