International Study Centre

Strathclyde students laughing together

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.

Strathclyde is transforming the university campus with £1 billion investment to create a first-class working and learning environment for students and staff (2008-2025 plan). The campus has everything you need for an unforgettable student experience. Facilities include a state-of-the-art library, a brand-new student union, restaurants and many student societies and clubs you can join.

University of Strathclyde 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.

The £60 million Learning and Teaching building creates a stunning new home for Strathclyde Students' Union at the centre of campus. Facilities include:

  • An incredible games area, with 10 pool tables, three darts lanes and 10 x 86” TVs
  • Over 200 clubs and societies
  • Bar and bistro for refreshments, coffee shop with indoor and outdoor seating
  • Multipurpose staging that will swing into action for live event
  • Events space for over 250 people, creating an amazing backdrop for ceilidhs and get-togethers

Our students share what they love about studying in Glasgow

Strathclyde Sport 

The £31 million Strathclyde Sport building provides a range of sport and wellbeing facilities for students with over 50 sports clubs on campus. The Centre offers state-of-the art training facilities, including a 25-metre swimming pool, fitness suite with capacity for over 180 people, sports halls, squash courts, dance studio and treatment rooms.

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.

Become a Student Ambassador

We have an exciting opportunity available at the International Study Centre to develop your social media skills and contribute to our social channels!

Get involved in taking over our social media, writing fun blogs, hosting Q&A sessions, shining bright at events, starring in our marketing materials, sharing your daily activities, and creating engaging content through photos and videos.

Of course, this would also be an impressive experience worth adding to your CV. Once your Student Ambassador role comes to a finish, you will receive a LinkedIn recommendation from us based on your performance.

“Choosing to apply to the student ambassador position was way out of my comfort zone, I can just be honest about that. But I'm grateful for the opportunity and it made me get more skills and apply them in my daily life. It made me more open to speaking to different people and getting different perspectives from other ambassadors” – Awrad, a previous Student Ambassador

Ololade from Nigeria

I joined the University of Strathclyde chorus because I love to sing and it’s not too serious. The last performance we did was for the University of Strathclyde Proms. All the music groups in the university came together at the Kelvin Centre to have a performance and it was so much fun. I got to do some songs with my friends. I enjoy singing so it’s good.

Ololade from Nigeria 
Studied Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Business and Social Studies
Progressed to BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Join us

Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to answer any questions you may have and help you with your application. We can't wait to meet you!