Swedish student Jens is on exchange at Strathclyde, studying at the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management. In addition to his studies, Jens has enjoyed taking in the Glasgow food scene! Find out more below about his life at Strathclyde.
Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?
Prior to coming I had heard how great the student life is here with all the societies and sports clubs, not to mention the good reputation Strathclyde has.
Had you been to Scotland before? What were your thoughts of the country ahead of coming here?
I had not been to Scotland before and before coming here I had positive thoughts about the standard of education and living in Scotland thinking it would be similar to Sweden’s.
What are the differences between studying at home and in Scotland?
Back home we have more attendance hours every week, I’d say it's more self-studies here, you get more responsibility.
What do you enjoy about living in Glasgow?
Glasgow is a big city with lots of opportunities and options. As a foodie, I enjoy the huge variety of different restaurants close to campus.
How welcoming do you find Glasgow?
For me Glasgow has been welcoming from day one, the people are friendly, helpful and very polite.
What advice would you give to an international student thinking of coming to Glasgow?
Try do to as much as possible, be active in clubs and societies. Take the opportunity to travel, to immerse yourself in the Highlands, the Scottish nature.
What's the best thing about studying at Strathclyde?
The best thing about Strathclyde is how easy it is to go and experience new things, be it societies, sports, or different events. Although most of all I love all the opportunities to travel here, at student friendly prices even!