Surrey meets Germany

Learn about life at Surrey from a current student from Germany

Afternoon Tea in Guildford

Hi everyone! Last Sunday we took our housemate for afternoon tea at the Guildford Harbour Hotel for her birthday. This is a British tradition not to be missed if you study in England. This tradition was introduced in Britain in the early 1840s and is a meal composed of sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, sweet […]


Free things to do in London

As we all know, Guildford and London are super expensive. Sometimes it seems impossible to make the most of London being so close to Guildford on a student budget. However, there are so many cool things to do in London that are completely free and here are some of them: 1. The Sky Garden This […]


British Academic Calendars

There are so many differences between studying in the UK and studying at home in Germany. Perhaps one of the most striking is the academic calendar and semester structure. The winter semester at Surrey typically begins at the beginning of October and ends at the end of January. During this time, we get three weeks off […]


Tips for dealing with stress at university

Hi everyone! It’s the time of the year when students tend to have lots of deadlines for assignments, midterms to revise for or, if you’re a final year student, a final year project to start. Lots of people start spending day and night in the library and getting stressed about their coursework and exams. Here are […]


My favourite restaurants in Guildford

Guildford is amazing when it comes to restaurants, there are so many good places! Being a student, its obviously not possible to go out to eat all the time, but I do love trying new places with friends or family or going for an occasional post-exam celebratory dinner with my course mates. So here are some […]


Weekend trip to Bath

Hi everyone! A couple weeks ago I went to Bath for the weekend to visit my sister, who just started studying there! It was my fourth time visiting the city and I cannot recommend it enough. Bath was founded by the Romans as a thermal spa and became a World Heritage site in 1987. It’s […]


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