Surrey meets Africa

An insight into life at Surrey from three current African students

Downward-Facing inDoors

Hi everyone! It is now the end of the second week since the university closed its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We broke off for Easter at the end of the first week in isolation and since then: no in-person lectures, no library access and unfortunately, no gym access. Like a lot of other […]


#Stay-In-Alive

Hi everyone! Let’s start off by appreciating how beautiful the past couple of days have been. The sun must think we are still outside the way it’s been shining. Here is a photo: In my last blog post, I spoke about the new lock-down policy implemented here in the UK amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]


March Madness

Hi everyone! If you have been following the news you know that it is a crazy time, not only in the United Kingdom, but all over the world right now. You all know what I am talking about… the C-word. (I got this from my Statistics lecturer. I believe she is right not to want […]


A Lesson Into The British Slang

Being a South African and having moved to a completely new country, it never really dawned on me that the slang would be any different from what I knew and grew up with. It was just was never one of those things I had thought to add to my list of things I needed to […]


Being a Beacon Scholar

My journey to the Beacon was one that can be best described as a rollercoaster. But before I get to that, my name is Wise Musinguzi and I am a first year Ugandan Beacon scholar at the University of Surrey. For those that may not be familiar with the Beacon, it is a UK founded […]


Virginia Waters

Hi everyone! I would like to share this cute little spot about 30 minutes away from the University. When the semester gets busy, sometimes it is best to get away from it all – just for a bit- to unwind. The spot is Virginia Waters, a place in Guildford with a Waterfall, lake and as […]


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