University of Surrey: Nigeria

This blog covers the highs and lows of living life as a Nigerian student at the University of Surrey!

On my way down to my accommodation, I had butterflies in my tummy. I moved in with my sister, as my parents couldn’t come with me as it was a weekday. I did not know what to expect. One of the things that blew my mind away immediately was the accommodation, how beautiful and lovely it looked. I was beyond my expectation and fortunately for me I got one of the newest accommodations.

Trying to find my way around campus was very hectic for me, as the entire environment was strange; the good thing was that there were a lot of people on campus who were willing to help. I settled in well in my accommodation, my flat mates were very friendly. They made a lot of effort to get to know me and spend some time together. We recently had a Christmas dinner which was beautiful and we all exchanged presents and had a nice evening together.

Arriving at Surrey

The thought of leaving your family and friends to start a new life as a university student in another state not to talk of another country could easily pass as one of the scariest ideas ever. So then why do people still do it? Could it be their love for travel? Or wanting to learn about new cultures and languages? Let me share my experience with you because…..

I was probably the most excited person on the planet!

One of the major reasons I did come to Surrey is the fact that we have the chance to take a year out for placement. I feel this gives students the opportunity to go out into the real world and be practical about what they’ve been taught in lectures over the first two years. No-one can talk about the University of Surrey without emphasizing how great the scenery is! The layout of the university, the lake, the green space and flowers all create a warm, peaceful and relaxing environment which  immediately drew me in. Let’s not forget how close it is to London!

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