Why Strathclyde?How we support student employability

The Place of Useful Learning

The University of Strathclyde was founded in 1796 as The Place of Useful Learning. Over 225 years later, we remain true to that philosophy.

There are so many ways you can enhance your employability at Strathclyde. We make it easy by embedding opportunities into your course, as well as a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Find out how we equip our students with the knowledge and adaptability to thrive in today's evolving world and explore employability opportunities using the buttons below.

How we prepare you for life after uni Employability opportunities

At the University of Strathclyde, we equip you with the knowledge, adaptability, and skills to thrive in today's evolving world...

The Strathclyde graduate will be recognised as deeply knowledgeable and adaptable, demonstrating the skills, attributes and confidence to thrive in an evolving, often challenging world. To meet the needs of professions and career pathways, this will be achieved through the design of our curricula and the provision of opportunities for all students to engage in work-related activities, entrepreneurial events and programmes and globally conscious initiatives throughout their studies.

University of Strathclyde Employability Statement

Student case studies

Select a profile below to learn how our students have developed their employability while studying at Strathclyde.

Jared D'Souza.


MSc Business Analysis & Consulting

There were case studies with actual clients and we had to present a solution to the problem they brought forward to us. Providing real-life experience like that really gives you an edge when it comes to applying for jobs.
Kafia Chowdhury.


MPharm Pharmacy

We get emails almost every single day from the University saying there is a part-time vacancy in the different community pharmacies... We are just getting that hands-on experience.
Cameron sitting outside smiling


BSc Software Engineering

After uni, I've got a job lined up already. So in September, I'll be going off to work in an engineering company doing a lot of the stuff I was doing on the course.


BSc Computer Science

In my final year, I developed a mobile app for youth employment and it was that dissertation that I used to start my own business. It was really due to Strathclyde that I started the business.
Diplomacy student Mhairi McClafferty


MSc Diplomacy & International Security

I gained valuable skills and insights whilst studying MSc Diplomacy & International Security, which enabled me to enter a field that I am passionate about. The experience I gained from this course will continue to assist with my career advancement.
Olivia Ross


MSc Historical Studies

Due to undertaking a work placement as part of this course, I also have an understanding of how my skills can be applied in a professional setting, which has helped me to develop my CV and prepare for entering the job market.


BA Hons student

I’ve also depended on the careers service which has been so supportive and helped me land a really good internship with Glasgow City Council as well as improve my CV and university applications.


BA Hons Economics and Business Analysis

With Strath Inspire, I won the Exploring Entrepreneurship Challenge, in which my team created a pitch for a business that targeted solving ESG goals.


MPhys Physics

The internship I secured at Network Rail was significant in providing me with experience in a new industry and finding what career I wanted to continue with.


Aero-Mechanical Engineering student

The main society I'm part of is the Formula Student team. I've managed to get my dream job through Formula Student at Williams Formula One as a Vehicle Performance Engineer.

Information & resources for staff & employers


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