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The University of Strathclyde is a world-leading technological university located in the heart of Glasgow – one of the UK’s largest cities. With more than 23,000 students from over 100 countries, the University of Strathclyde is a vibrant and welcoming place for students from all backgrounds.
For more than 200 years, Strathclyde has been delivering academic excellence through world-class research and teaching, providing students with flexible and innovative learning in preparation for their chosen career path.
The University won the Times Higher Education University of the Year prize in 2019 – becoming the first Scottish university to receive the UK-wide award twice. Strathclyde has also been recognised as the Scottish University of the Year 2020 by the Sunday Times Good University Guide, and were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize – the highest national honour awarded to the sector.
Each of its four faculties – Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences and Strathclyde Business School – work closely with industry, government and policy-makers, supporting an enviable track record of making technologies and innovation applicable for the benefit of society.
The International Student Club meets weekly during the academic year and provide an informal forum for students to meet and get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere. Social events are planned, including day and weekend tours, international food evening events, trips to the theatre and music concerts. Weekly international meetings also provide a great opportunity for students to meet and make valuable contacts and friends.
Pre-sessional and in-sessional English courses are available and students are also entitled to up to four hours per week of free English language tuition and support. Staff are also available to help with other issues such as visas, employment and accommodation.
Strathclyde is a 5-star QS-rated University and was awarded University of the Year in 2012 and 2019 by Times Higher Education, as well as being named Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2013. They are the current Scottish University of the Year for 2020 and were also awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the highest national honour conferred on the sector.
The University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre is transforming Strathclyde’s research output and, following the last Research Excellence Framework in 2014, the University moved into the top 20 research intensive universities in the UK. The Physics department is number one in the UK, while Electronic & electrical Engineering is number one in Scotland.
Almost 1,500 students live in the campus village, while a further 400 live in University accommodation within close walking distance of the University. Strathclyde offers halls arranged into flats with a shared kitchen, and all first year undergraduate students are guaranteed a place in University accommodation. A web service is available to connect landlords and students who wish to move off campus after the first year.
The University of Strathclyde is located in Glasgow, Scotland, a hugely vibrant and cosmopolitan city featuring a vibrant arts scene, cutting edge music, and an exciting nightlife. It offers over 20 museums and galleries, and is home to the Scottish Opera, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and the Scottish Royal Ballet. An impressive amount of green space is located in the city centre, with 19th century landscaped parks and gardens surrounding students who require a balance to the urban pace of life.
Students can also enjoy the highlands and islands which located just outside of Glasgow, less than an hour away.
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