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Student life

Life at Strathclyde

Here at the University of Strathclyde we want to ensure you have a healthy study/life balance. Strathclyde has everything you need for an amazing student experience. Its amazing facilities include a state-of-the-art library and Scotland’s biggest students' union.

The University offers a range of ways you can experience student life in Glasgow. These opportunities are also available to students of the International Study Centre.

Students’ Union

Get the most out of your university experience by getting involved in the activities at the Students' Union. This is a great way to meet people. Employers value the skills and experience you will gain.

Join in

  • 10-floor Union building with bars, restaurants and a café
  • More than 145 clubs and societies
  • Nearly 50 sport and •fitness clubs
  • Student Media Centre
  • Strathclyde International Society

Centre for Sport & Recreation

The University Centre for Sport & Recreation provides a range of facilities and services. They include fitness classes, squash courts, a gym and free weights training area, a cardiovascular suite and a swimming pool. There is also a playing field with pitches for football, rugby and hockey.

Investing in wellbeing

A new £31 million Sport, Health and Wellbeing facility is expected to open in summer 2018. It will include a six-lane swimming pool and a large gym area. There will also be a specialist academic space for teaching and research.

Information Services

You will have access to first-class IT facilities and services to support you in your studies. These include campus PCs, IT support and training, a student web portal and a virtual learning environment.

Library resources

You might need some quiet time to study alone. Or you could have some group work to complete. Whatever your study needs, the University Library has a wide variety of areas to suit you. Find the information you need in around one million print volumes, more than one million electronic books and over 105,000 e-journals.