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.

13 things I couldn’t live without as a university student

With most of the university application deadlines over soon, if you have just applied to university, you are probably thinking about what lies ahead. When people talk about university, they often focus on imagining the big events like the nights out and living independently. But on a day to day basis, what is the average day […]


To Student House or not to Student House || My living experience this year

So you finally feel settled into your flat, you’re just about on top of your workload, and looking forward to Christmas. Everything is sorted! Oh wait – now you have to start thinking about where to live next year… “But it’s not even Christmas!” you exclaim, “why on earth do I need to be planning […]


5 brilliant things about being an English Literature student

I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to study English Literature at Surrey. I could gush for hours about the brilliant aspects of studying English Lit, but here are just 5 of the reasons why I think my degree is brilliant, and why I think prospective students who are interested should consider the degree […]


3 Reasons Why I Love Surrey at Christmas

Christmas has always been related to that warm feeling of cosiness and homely festive lights.  But Surrey is my home away from home, and at Christmas it’s still just as magical. It still surprises me how our university tries to make everyone feel so comfortable, with such a wide diversity of people enrolled at Surrey. […]


Having a jolly good Christmas without a jolly good breakdown

Ah Christmas. For many, the best time of the year, (however if you’re a Grinch it might be that time of year full of being cold and everyone being ridiculously cheerful, that’s fine too) a time for gifts, family, food and fun. However, for students this is often a time thwart with the looming deadlines […]


4 ways to make the most of the winter holidays

The winter holidays may seem like a big, open break for students, but there are lots of things to be thinking about during Christmas that are tempting to ignore. Here are 4 ways you can make the most of the holidays as a student and also set yourself up well for the new year…   […]