Surrey student experience

Current students share their thoughts on planning for university, student life and what it’s like to study at the University of Surrey.

Tips to improve your grades

Semester 1 has now ended and we are comfortably in semester 2 with assignment deadlines fast approaching. This is the chance to look back at our academic mistakes, improve our skills and achieve higher marks. In this blog, I will provide you 12 with tips on how to improve your performance when it comes to […]

Studying for Exams at Surrey

When the exam season is upon us, the University is on a bit of a shutdown. The library is packed, there are coffee cups everywhere and the launderette is totally empty. I wanted to write to share my experience of revising during this important time, because there’s a lot less structure to your days than […]

How to Get a Placement

For many students a professional training (‘placement’) year is an opportunity to get a year’s worth of work experience before graduating into the real world. Although the year is optional, it’s an invaluable opportunity as you learn many things you wouldn’t necessarily acquire through your course alone. However, getting a placement is not always easy […]

Freshers week – what to expect?

This is your first week of university and your first experiences and memories at Surrey, which you’ll probably remember forever. I understand it can be extremely worrying and scary and if I’m honest, it was probably one of the scariest things I have had to do yet, but I can promise you now, looking back […]

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