Established more than 200 years ago ‘for the good of mankind’, the University of Strathclyde has always had a global outlook. Situated in the heart of Glasgow – one of the UK’s largest cities – the University has a vibrant, international community and is home to more than 18,000 full-time students and staff from 100 countries.
The University of Strathclyde’s campus sits at the centre of one of the UK’s largest and most dynamic cities. Glasgow’s music scene, bars and restaurants are renowned and the city offers the best retail experience in the UK outside of London. So it’s no surprise the New York Times named Glasgow as one of the world’s top 12 places to see in 2012.
As well as its thriving arts and cultural attractions and year-round programme of events, Glasgow is gearing up to host the Commonwealth Games in 2014. The city is also home to more than 20 museums and galleries as well as Scottish Opera, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Ballet.
Vibrant city life is balanced by opportunities to relax and wind down. Glasgow, which means ‘dear green place’, has 90 parks and formal gardens. The oldest of them is Glasgow Green, which is a 10 minute walk from the campus.
With Glasgow as a base, Strathclyde students are perfectly positioned to explore everything Scotland has to offer. For fans of the outdoors, the stunning Trossachs and Highlands are just a short drive or bus journey away. You can enjoy a wide variety of activities including hill walking, sailing and skiing.
In addition, Strathclyde’s campus is within easy walking distance of the city’s two major train stations, Central and Queen Street, making it easy to visit the country’s other towns and cities, including Edinburgh, which is just 40 miles east of Glasgow. The city is a one-hour flight away from London.
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The University of Strathclyde has everything you need, where and when you need it.
The Centre for Sport & Recreation is a great place to enjoy sports and leisure activities such as volleyball, indoor cricket, trampolining, table tennis, resistance training, swimming and much more. Facilities include a large twin-court sports hall for all major indoor games, space for up to six badminton courts, an activities room, a weight training area and a cardiovascular fitness suite. The University’s training facilities were used by football teams during the 2012 Olympics. Find out more about physical activities at: http://www.strath.ac.uk/sport/.
The Andersonian Library has around one million print volumes, more than 144,000 electronic books and over 25,000 e-journals. It covers all subjects taught at Strathclyde, focusing on science, engineering, business, law and social sciences. It offers 200 networked computers with access to the internet, email, a wide range of software and databases and a wireless area for laptops. The Andersonian Library is also responsible for the University's historical archives, including special collections of rare books. http://www.strath.ac.uk/campuslife/library/
The Students' Union is the centre of social life for Strathclyde students - it's where everyone goes to meet and relax with friends and enjoy some great nights out. The Union has bars and clubs to cater for all tastes and you'll find their prices have student budgets well in mind. http://www.strathstudents.com/
With more than 50 active clubs and societies at Strathclyde, it's easy to find other people who share your interests - whether that's music, drama, sports or voluntary work. http://www.strath.ac.uk/campuslife/studentorganisations/
Strathclyde’s Careers Service offers dedicated advice on applying for jobs and organises Scotland’s largest graduate recruitment fair.
Students have access to more than 30 computer labs (most open 24 hours), and 400 wi-fi hot spots in teaching rooms, cafes, libraries and gardens. You will also enjoy free email and personalised academic information through your University User Account.
The Chaplaincy caters for all denominations and has full and part-time Chaplains. You will always be welcome - whether you want to worship, seek advice, study in peace, have coffee, or just relax.. http://www.strath.ac.uk/campuslife/spirituallife/
Strathclyde’s residences are welcoming and sociable places to live and study. There are almost 2000 rooms on offer, all of them just minutes from the main university buildings, Students' Union, libraries and sports facilities – as well as the city centre, with all its shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, cinemas and other entertainment.
Many Strathclyde students choose to live on campus in their first year because it's a great way to settle into life away from home and get to know other new students. It's also convenient for studying, comfortable, safe, affordable and fun. http://www.strath.ac.uk/accommodation/ouraccommodation/
The University of Strathclyde is a great place to study and meet new people. With students and staff from 100 countries, we have a diverse and vibrant University community.
Student support and wellbeing plays an important role at Strathclyde and a wide range of services are available to help you get the most out of your studies.
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