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Student life

Life at Strathclyde

At the University of Strathclyde, students are encouraged to make the most of their life outside the classroom, both on campus and in the city of Glasgow.

The campus has everything you need for an unforgettable student experience. Facilities include a state-of-the-art library, Scotland’s largest student union, restaurants and many student societies and clubs you can join.

Students’ Union

Getting involved in activities at the Students' Union is a great way to settle into university life and make new friends. You will also develop valuable organisational and interpersonal skills that you’ll use throughout your life.

Facilities include:

  • Ten-storey Union building with bars, restaurants and a café
  • Over 206 clubs and societies
  • Over 53 sport and fitness clubs
  • Student Media Centre
  • Strathclyde International Society

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Centre for Sport & Recreation

The University’s Centre for Sport & Recreation provides a range of sports facilities, including fitness classes, squash courts, a swimming pool, and a gym with free weights and state of the art fitness suite. There is also a playing field with pitches for football, rugby and hockey.

State-of-the-art facilities 

The new £31 million Sport, Health and Wellbeing facility includes a six-lane swimming pool and a large gym area. There is also a specialist academic space for teaching and research.

Information Services

You will have access to modern IT facilities and services to support your studies. These include:

  • More than 1350 PCs across campus, with 350 available for drop-in use
  • More than 25 PC labs
  • Free software downloads
  • Dedicated IT helpdesk
  • 24/7 IT support
  • Free training from an expert IT training team
  • Online Resource Centre for online tutorials
  • Constant access to your information via the University of Strathclyde app.

Library resources

Whether you’re studying alone or working in a group, the University’s Andersonian library has a wide variety of areas to suit you. You’ll have access to around one million print volumes, more than 400,000 electronic books and over 37,000 e-journals. Friendly staff are available to show you how to use the variety of resources on offer.

Experience Glasgow

With Glasgow on your doorstep, you’ll have the opportunity to explore everything this exciting city has to offer. Find out more about Glasgow.

Strathclyde Student Paddy

Glasgow has a lot of people, but compared to London you get more support. As a new person going to a new country, you need that support."

Paddy from Nigeria Studied Undergraduate Foundation Programme in
Business and Social Studies
Progressed to BA (Hons) Accounting

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