Surrey Student Support

Information and Updates from the Student Support teams

i-Graduate results

The department is looking forward to finding out if students across all departments/cohorts have rated support services highly. We will be publishing headline results to our feedback page next week, to complement the other feedback published there, see http://www.surrey.ac.uk/currentstudents/feedback.htm

The student services centre has been rated top (*i-Graduate ISBSB) for student satisfaction with our services every year since opening. (12-13 / 13-14/ 14-15/ 15-16)

Welcoming Semester 2 Students

Over the last week the University welcomed 65 ERASMUS/ exchange students to Surrey, students from all 3 faculties. These students are with us for this semester. We also welcomed 40 new PGT students. The central University services welcomed them with a talk about the support services at Surrey, plus an evening talk about life in the residences for those studying with us, followed by a pancake social attracting around 50 new students.

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National Student Money Week, Monday 6th – 10th February

Schedule of Events

All Week Swishing and Swapping Event at the Student Services Centre

(As the theme for this year’s National Student Money Week is… ‘Waste Not, Want Not’ you can bring any unwanted clothes or books to the Student Services Centre and swap them with other items you need, all for free!)

Monday 6th February

Sustainable Lifestyle

 

Tuesday 7th February

Money Tips

  • Follow @SurreyStudent for money tips throughout the day
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It’s time to talk! by Robert Young, International Student Support Advisor

My name is Robert Young and I am an International Student Support Advisor based in the Student Services Centre. When I’m not assisting students with their visas though, I am also a trustee of a mental health charity based in Walton-on-Thames called Wellness with a Goal. We take a holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing and run various services for our clients ranging from IT classes to support groups.

 

Let me ask a question. How many times have you said to someone this week, “I’m OK/fine/alright” and really meant it? I know that I’ve said it more times than I can remember! Have I really been fine all of that time? No. So why do I say it? Perhaps I actually need people to know how I’m actually doing…!
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Welfare Cards

Every week between September – December Mentors handed out welfare cards to their allocated mentees, we covered topics including fire safety and generally keeping safe at Surrey, tips for successful communal living, mental health and living off campus. We are looking forward to our Mentors starting back with us in semester two, where we will be providing cards with the following topics to our first year residential students to assist them with these areas of life whilst studying with us: student money, helping friends (covering topics such as how to help a friend who is drunk/ taken drugs, drink spiking etc), sexual health, stress busting.

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