Surrey meets Africa

An insight into life at Surrey from current African students

Nairobi to Manor Park: Part IV

After I thanked the staff member for his help, I began walking in the direction he’d been gesturing towards, as I constructed some sort of plan to get the duffel back. I figured my best bet was going back to the train station in the hopes I’d find the driver there, but how do I […]

Nairobi to Manor Park: Part III

Okay no. Not really.  I didn’t spend two nights in an airport’s bus terminal. I was exhausted & wanted nothing more than to collapse into my new bed for the next year, so the tubes would have to do. If only I knew what they had in store for me — I’d have immediately sought […]

Nairobi to Manor Park: Part II

My mood was elevated by the pleasant interaction I had with the immigrations officer checking my papers: he just happened to have a personal relationship with Surrey, and comically told me to be sure I always leave my room with the windows locked, lest I want to return to a giant red balloon exclaiming “You […]

Nairobi to Manor Park: Part I

As I laid down for the first time in my new home, I thought through what it took for me to get from my home country to here. After about an hour and a half of recounting just the significant parts to myself, I laughed and congratulated myself for making a simple 20-hour transit sound […]

Embracing Culture: A Two-Way Street

The beliefs that people hold about reality. The norms that guide our behavior. The values that orient our moral commitments. Or, all the ways of life (including arts, beliefs and institutions) of a population that are passed down from generation to generation. There is no one way to define culture. It differs from person to […]

My University Halls Experience

Hi everyone, With the end of the academic year upon us (and for me the end of my undergraduate life),  I found myself reminiscing on my university life as a whole. An integral part of that has been living in halls which I have done for 3 whole years! In this blog post, I will […]

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