Surrey meets Africa

An insight into life at Surrey from three current African students

What I love most about the University of Surrey

Hey guys! So today I thought I would share a few of my favourite things about the University… It’s coming up to Christmas and the University has started putting up some beautiful Christmas trees and lights here and there, so campus is starting to look like a winter wonderland and I’m getting really excited for […]


Location, location, location

One thing I absolutely love about the University of Surrey is its’ location. Surrey University is only a bus ride away from the wonderful town of Guildford. This one of the wonderful things about the campus buses, they not only can drop you off at the train station, but they go directly into the town […]


This is Me

Hello! Hallo! Molo! Sawubona! Dumela! Welcome! My name is Isla Henry, and if you haven’t yet been able to tell where I am from, I’m from South Africa. I was born and raised in Johannesburg and have lived all my life there. Until round about a year ago… I left South Africa on December 2nd […]


My Placement Year Experience

[Be Warned: Long Post Ahead] Hello hello! Having spoken a little bit about the study abroad portion of my placement, I thought I would today focus on the other aspect to my incredible year: the work component. As I’ve mentioned before, I did what is called a 50/50 placement at Surrey, meaning that rather than […]


Criminology as a Degree

A while back I wrote a blog post about Criminology and what it entails. However, it being almost two years since then (yikes!), I thought I would give it a much-needed refresh and update you all on the things I’ve been getting up to in my degree since! As I previously mentioned, simply put, criminology […]


The Final Grind

Hello all! After a whirlwind placement year and fantastic summer at home, it is (sadly) finally time to buckle down and begin the dreaded final year. As of today, we are four weeks into the term and so far so good! This semester I only have three learning modules, the fourth one being my dissertation […]


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