From Spain to Surrey

Learn about life at Surrey from a student from Spain

Take a train (and maybe a flight)!

Let’s leave the university related blogs for today.

We all know that apart from the quality of the university and the opportunities it gives you, it is really important to have a great surrounding that lets you make the most of your time here!!! And… is there anything better than being around 36 minutes away from London by train?

Last year, every time I though about coming to study to England, I automatically thought about how amazing was it going to be to travel all around, to have people visiting, live experiences together here… Flights from all over Spain to London are so cheap!!! There is a direct train service running from Gatwick airport to Uni, and Heathrow airport is also close, but you will need to take a bus and a train if you are flying there.


Where will I be living? Who am I going to live with? How is my room going to look like? How does accommodation work? Will I get my own room? My own toilet and shower? This where just some of the few questions that came to my mind as soon as I realised I was leaving home.

Accommodation in the University of Surrey is organised in a range of bands, which have different things to offer and different prices to pay depending on what you can afford. This rooms are located around the three different campuses that the university owns: Stag Hill campus, Manor Park campus and Hazel Farm campus.

Get the taste!

Last year, when I had to choose which university I wanted to go to, I could not attend to an Open or Applicant day in Surrey, so I decided to book a campus tour. I came to visit the university with my mom, aunt and grandma and we all LOVED it. A student ambassador took us on a tour around campus and explained everything about the facilities and services available. That morning of June I decided that Surrey would definitely be my future university and that I was going to apply to be a Student Ambassador to help people make their best final decision as that girl did with me.

Give it a chance!

Hi everyone!

As you probably are now, before coming I had been working on the process of signing up for university for almost a whole year, working hard on my personal statement, getting the grades they asked and doing all the paperwork involved to start this amazing new experience. Seeing as there is no need for all this process in Spain, I felt that all that work was unnecessary to just obtain a place, but now I’m here there is no better thing that being in class with people who cares about what they study, made and effort and deserved to be here. Keep working, you can do this!