University of Surrey: North America

An insight into life at Surrey from two current Canadian students

Bonfire Night 2015

‘Remember, Remember, the 5th of November’ I hope that rings a bell for some people (for me, it was thanks to the lovely Natalie Portman movie: V for Vendetta that I grew up watching in school in LITERALLY every single grade.) Bonfire Night, also called Guy Fawkes Night is an annual celebration here in the […]


Placements Galore!

Now that I’m in my second year, it’s pretty much time to buckle down and get to work. This time of the uni year is especially stressful, as I have to apply to various placements in hope of procuring one for the 2016-2017 year. How time flies! Last thing I remember was being a fresher, […]


Back In Guildford

Hello again, It’s been a while since my last post and since then I have been back on campus. I arrived on the 19th of September (a week before Fresher’s). This year, I’m living on campus — something I’ve found to be the most convenient thing ever! I love my room, my new flatmates are […]


Summer 2015

It’s been a while since the last blog post, and now I’ve been back home in Calgary since the end of June. It is now August and many things (that are blogworthy) have happened since I got back.

Leaving Calgary for 8 months made me miss this city. This was the longest I have ever been away and I have recently been indulging in all the things that go on in this place that I never bothered to look into before

(This is going to be a lengthy post)

Calgary is known for the Calgary Stampede (nicknamed the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” – NO idea how accurate that is). This is basically a week-long event full of shows, concerts, rodeo (and LOTS of beer). The city transforms and suddenly everyone wears cowboy hats and jeans to work. The population doubles. My favorite year was wen Prince William and Princess Kate came to visit (yes I saw ’em). The week kicks off with a giant parade (which I got up at 4 am to go to). It’s always incredibly hot and crowded and you end up waiting in lines more than actually going on the rides. However, you aren’t really Calgarian if you don’t go AT LEAST once during the week

Highlights 2014-2015

So I’m down to my final week of my first year here at Surrey. I’ve got one exam left (on this coming Friday) and I’m flying out immediately the next day. Naturally, I cannot wait to be back home, see my friends and family (and be done with uni work for a good 3 months!). […]


The Buddy Scheme

This is an opportunity put forward by the University’s International Student Support Office. This way, new international students can meet some current students and get to know Guildford and the university. What you have to do is sign up for the scheme by emailing  internationalwelcome@surrey.ac.uk and you will get paired off with a current Surrey student […]


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