University of Strathclyde

Things to do in Glasgow | University of Strathclyde

Glasgow’s second oldest university and the UK’s first technical university, Strathclyde has a reputation for groundbreaking research and excellent business ties, as well as a buzzing city centre campus with great facilities. The winner of the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year award in 2016, it’s no wonder the University of Strathclyde comes high on lists of top places to study. Whether you’re visiting for an open day or graduation, take a closer look at the university, plan your stay with our quick guide and maybe consider a convenient stay at a Premier Inn hotel nearby.

University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde


Top tip

The university’s great reputation isn’t the only thing to check out on your visit. Be sure to explore the university sport facilities, which include a cardiovascular suite, 18 metre swimming pool, dance studio, squash court and sports hall.


Eating and drinking

With lots of food and drink options on campus and nearby, you’ll find plenty of choice on your visit to Strathclyde.

The University of Strathclyde’s campus has heaps of places to eat. For a caffeine boost and a quick bite, head to one of the university’s cafés – Flava, Aroma, Urban Bean or Caffeine Lab. If you’re looking for a hearty meal, take a trip to one of the campus restaurants – Crave, Aura or Synergi. For a fast food hit, you’ll find Streat serving hamburgers and hotdogs outside the Lord Hope building.

Situated in the centre of Glasgow, if you head off the university’s campus there's no shortage of places to grab a bite to eat or a quick drink. Fancy something quick and tasty? Head to Martha’s for fruit pots and salads or Topolabamba for the taste of Mexico. Fancy relaxing in a bar? Take a trip to The Ark for a quick pint or Atlantic bar for great cocktails.


Getting to University of Strathclyde

Located just north of the River Clyde, in the heart of Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde has excellent transport links.

By car
There are limited on-street parking spaces in the city centre, so head to the nearest car parks on Montrose Street and Duke Street. To get a discount, take your ticket for validation at the reception within the university’s Technology & Innovation Centre.

By bus
For a quick and easy journey to the university, hop on a bus to Buchanan Street bus station. A lot of the city’s bus routes stop there, and it’s a short 10-minute walk to the university’s campus.

By train
Glasgow’s two main railway stations are close to the campus. Queen Street is a short 15-minute walk or 5 minutes in a taxi, while Glasgow Central is around 20 minutes’ walk away or a 10-minute taxi ride.


Looking for a hotel in Glasgow?

If you want to immerse yourself in a city with incredible history, architecture and culture take a break in Glasgow. With a range of budget hotels in the City Centre on Buchanan Street and Argyle Street plus an array of  hotels near Glasgow University, we have something suitable to stay whatever the occasion.