I would say that the best part of strathclyde uni is the courses it provides. My course is renowned worldwide for being one of the best in the world so I am likely to get a good job straight out of uni. With regards to being a student, so far the union has been very helpful. Any financial issues I have had, have been met with good advice and support. I am a member of only a couple of societies which tend to be mostly drinking rather than the sport or hobby. However, there are so many groups that I am sure you will find one that suits you if you take a proactive approach and look for a society. The accommodation seems to be very similar to other universities, simple but clean and usable. The buildings are very old and kind of falling down, but do the job. You will get a very good education but it's not fancy and modern. I love working in the library. It's easy to find your way around and has a floor suitable for every type of student- silent, quiet, busy/loud group study floor. The student union is great to hang out in too. There are bars, nice cafes and pool bars with hundreds of pool tables and all with affordable/cheap menus. Over all, I love going to strathclyde. It's old but great fun and you will be taught by the very best.