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 […]


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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