5 reasons to study at Strathclyde Faculty of Humanities
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5 reasons to study at Strathclyde Faculty of Humanities

With a substantial research profile that spans across the globe, the University of Strathclyde is a preeminent provider of higher education in Scotland, and is also one of the most respected in the UK education sector. As Scotland’s dominant technological university, Strathclyde’s academics are extensive and world-class, attracting a tight-knit international community of students from all four corners of the globe.

Strathclyde’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of four innovative Faculties, providing undergraduate and postgraduate options in fields such as Education, Politics, Psychology, Law, Social Work and Social Policy, English, History, Journalism and Creative Writing, and Modern Languages. As a high-performing Faculty  formed by a rich community of researchers, teachers, students and support staff, Strathclyde’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences provides detailed insight into some of the most fascinating and engaging issues in historical and contemporary culture.

Here are five reasons why you should study at Strathclyde’s Faculty of Humanities:

1. It’s located in Glasgow – Scotland’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city…

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Named among National Geographic’s Best of the World destinations for 2016, Glasgow is an exciting student metropolis that forms the perfect backdrop for any study abroad experience. The Faculty of Humanities is set slap-bang at the centre of the city’s buzzing streets, world-renowned for its thriving cultural, commercial, music and entertainment scenes.

Conveniently situated near the city’s main public transport routes, Strathclyde’s Humanities students can really make the most of all that Glasgow has to offer.

“For me the best thing is the scenery; there are a lot of nice places to visit,” says Soumitra Sakhalkar, a Strathclyde international student originally from India. “I recently went to Oban and Glencoe. When you study Monday to Friday it’s good to relax and visit places at the weekend, even when the weather’s not so good!”

2. The Faculty fosters a strong international community…

Home to students from every continent and all walks of life, the Faculty makes it its mission to ensure every student is welcomed with warm and open arms. Strathclyde’s International Study Centre (ISC), for example, represents just one of many ways the institution provides accessibility for all cultures, backgrounds and abilities, giving them the best chance to succeed as they progress through their world-class degree programmes.

The ISC gives students who have not met the institution’s direct entry requirements the chance to complete an undergraduate or advanced foundation course, and pre-masters programmes.

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“Studying at the ISC really helped me get used to the city, go out and really experience Glasgow life,” says Ololande, an international student originally from Nigeria. “At the ISC I had more time to go around. I had a lot of things to do still but the pressure wasn’t that much on me,” she adds.

“I got to get used to the weather, the food, going around which was really good because now in my second year I’m studying and making sure I’m at the top of my class…”

3. Strathclyde’s Faculty of Humanities is continually investing in your future…

With their feedback confirming that 95 percent of Strathclyde’s Humanities students agree that staff make their subject both interesting and engaging, it’s clear that the faculty really cares about captivating minds. “Probably the best aspect of my experience at Strathclyde has been the availability and supportiveness of the faculty,” says Kathryn Ailes, a Strathclyde MRes English student. “My supervisor is always prompt and thorough with providing feedback on my work.”

On top of this, the institution has invested a hefty £38million in cutting-edge study facilities, giving students the best chance to maximise their academic experience.

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4. The Faculty provides first-class learning and teaching with each and every offering…

Through its provision of a flexible and innovative learning environment, paired with its utilisation of state-of-the-art facilities, Strathclyde’s Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences invigorates students with a stellar learning experience.

“I was impressed by the background and experience of my lecturers and the variety within the course structure,” says Zara Janjua, a Strathclyde Digital Journalism student. “I wanted lecturers who had built careers in the field I was entering, people who could demonstrate the application of theories and offer advice for placements.”

Well-known for its unparalleled industry placements, scholarships, study abroad opportunities and an award-winning careers service, the Faculty has everything in place to ensure students are left work-ready and sought-after from the moment they graduate.

5. Strathclyde presents an unparalleled student experience…

As a university that appreciates that there’s so much more to student life than lectures, seminars and essays, the Strathclyde Students’ Union has everything needed to ensure your time in Scotland’s largest city is both unique and unforgettable.

The Union is literally the Strathclyde Social Centre, fully-equipped with bars and clubs guaranteed to cater for all.

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“There’s so much happening,” says Liro Kaukua, a French and Marketing student. “Before coming here I always wanted to try surfing; I never thought I’d be able to surf in Scotland but I am now on the surf committee. We surf on the west coast, close to Glasgow. There are a lot of opportunities I wouldn’t have had if I hadn’t come to Glasgow,” Liro explains.

With more than 50 active clubs and societies, and a Sports Union that offers a wealth of facilities for everything from football, to rugby, to athletics and beyond, it’s not surprising that Strathclyde graduates are reluctant to leave this Scottish social hub.

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