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Glasgow Uni Engineering vs Strathclyde Uni Engineering

I got a conditional offer from both universities to do a Batchelor's in Mechanical Engineering, I went to both open days and I have to say Glasgow was an amazing university and it felt surreal. Then I went to Strathclyde and it was very high-tech and in the middle of the city, and overall has a better reputation than Uni of Glasgow for engineering.

Can anyone who is maybe doing engineering at either uni maybe give me some of their experiences so I can make the right choice?
Original post by patrickhale
I got a conditional offer from both universities to do a Batchelor's in Mechanical Engineering, I went to both open days and I have to say Glasgow was an amazing university and it felt surreal. Then I went to Strathclyde and it was very high-tech and in the middle of the city, and overall has a better reputation than Uni of Glasgow for engineering.
Can anyone who is maybe doing engineering at either uni maybe give me some of their experiences so I can make the right choice?
Hello @patrickhale :biggrin: Massive congrats on your offers!! That's a really good position to be in!!

Which campus felt most like your 'place' when you visited? Can you imagine yourself at one campus more than the other? Was there anything that you maybe didn't like or didn't manage to find out at the open days? Both are really good options for Engineering and it's just about feeling like you've found the right course for you. Try to get back to the campuses for offer holder days or just for a visit and have a think about your student life and what matters most to you!

We use Unibuddy at Strathclyde and I'm sure that Glasgow do too. If you don't manage to find any students here you could have a look and see if there are any buddies who can share their experiences? You could also try connecting with previous applicants who had accepted their offer in our 2023/2022 applicant threads on TSR if you scroll through the forums? :smile:

Wishing you tons of luck, and of course if you've any questions about Strathclyde specifically drop me a message.

Caitlin :h:
Official University of Strathclyde Rep
Original post by patrickhale
I got a conditional offer from both universities to do a Batchelor's in Mechanical Engineering, I went to both open days and I have to say Glasgow was an amazing university and it felt surreal. Then I went to Strathclyde and it was very high-tech and in the middle of the city, and overall has a better reputation than Uni of Glasgow for engineering.
Can anyone who is maybe doing engineering at either uni maybe give me some of their experiences so I can make the right choice?

Are you starting September 2024? Also have you decided already?
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Original post by lucybradford5656
Are you starting September 2024? Also have you decided already?

Yeah I went to both open days and decided Glasgow is more my sort of place, just felt like I belonged there. I chose Glasgow as my firm and strath as my insurance offer.

Yeah I start september 2024. You?
Original post by patrickhale
Yeah I went to both open days and decided Glasgow is more my sort of place, just felt like I belonged there. I chose Glasgow as my firm and strath as my insurance offer.
Yeah I start september 2024. You?

I also start this September. Are you BEng? I'm an international student, would love to get to know others doing the course!
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Original post by lucybradford5656
I also start this September. Are you BEng? I'm an international student, would love to get to know others doing the course!

Yup I'll be BEng at Glasgow. I'm accomodating even though I live in Scotland. Where are you coming from?
Both are very well respected in engineering, amd strong with employers. Kind of a win-win situation, don’t forget to consider each university & location from a wholistic perspective about the environment you want from a university.
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Original post by mnot
Both are very well respected in engineering, amd strong with employers. Kind of a win-win situation, don’t forget to consider each university & location from a wholistic perspective about the environment you want from a university.

thanks man i appreciate the advice
Original post by patrickhale
Yup I'll be BEng at Glasgow. I'm accomodating even though I live in Scotland. Where are you coming from?

From the Maldives. Also do you know by when we need to confirm the offer, because its not mentioned anywhere and they arent replying to my emails
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Original post by lucybradford5656
From the Maldives. Also do you know by when we need to confirm the offer, because its not mentioned anywhere and they arent replying to my emails

Ive been told you should make an offer by like July I think. Thats cool Maldives is nice 🙂
Original post by patrickhale
Ive been told you should make an offer by like July I think. Thats cool Maldives is nice 🙂

Oh İ see, thanks! Also Do you have discord?
Original post by lucybradford5656
Oh İ see, thanks! Also Do you have discord?

Yes I've got Discord
Original post by patrickhale
I got a conditional offer from both universities to do a Batchelor's in Mechanical Engineering, I went to both open days and I have to say Glasgow was an amazing university and it felt surreal. Then I went to Strathclyde and it was very high-tech and in the middle of the city, and overall has a better reputation than Uni of Glasgow for engineering.
Can anyone who is maybe doing engineering at either uni maybe give me some of their experiences so I can make the right choice?

Hi there,

Congratulations on both your offers! Exciting to hear you're coming to Glasgow!

I've just finished my first year studying Mechanical Engineering at Glasgow and I have to say I've absolutely loved it!

Although the course can get pretty tough, the lecturers provide a bunch of online resources which really helps, and the university has a great student support service that offers maths help drop-ins.

The course in first year is really diverse, and most of your lectures are mixed in with students from other disciplines such as Civil or Product Design. You do a few different labs throughout the year as well as a lot of CAD and group work in semester 1, with a few really fun projects over the course of the year.

Aside from the academics, I absolutely love Glasgow. I was super torn between Glasgow and Strathcylde, but I've found that I really love living in the West End, as there's so much green space, great cafes, bars etc and just so much to do. The campus itself is beautiful and everything is super accessible via public transport. We have two student unions which do weekly club nights and special events throughout the year, and you'll create loads of memories there! There's a huge range of societies including some really cool engineering societies such as our Formula Student team, UG Racing, Handprints, Engineers Without Borders and our general engineering society GUES who organise the annual engineering ball and other events. I've met some of my best friends through sports clubs and societies, so would definitely recommend joining some to meet people with similar interests or try something new!

Any other questions about Mechanical Engineering at Glasgow feel free to ask here or you can chat to other students on our website: www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/students/askme

Best of luck for September!
Elise, 1st Year
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

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