Surrey meets Africa

An insight into life at Surrey from current African students

Explore the UK 🇬🇧 Oxford 🇬🇧 { Video included }

Greetings from Guildford, where the sun is shining with 2 degrees ❄️ The 1st semester (or term) ended last Thursday for me and it’s great to have some time off. Well, let me explain a little bit. This is indeed the “Christmas break” 🎄and I won’t have any more classes (or lectures) for the rest of […]

To be or not to be (at Drama School)

Hello again! In my introduction I mentioned that I was busy doing an MFA in Acting at the Guildford School of Acting, commonly referred to as ‘GSA’. GSA only officially became part of the University of Surrey a couple of years ago and, although it is now firmly part of the University (which is great […]

Eleven Things About Ilse!

Hi there! My name is Ilse-Lee van Niekerk, but most people here call me Ilse. I’m a 24-year-old South African who recently moved to the UK in order to do an MFA in Acting at the Guildford School of Acting. I’ve decided to spice up this introduction by making an ‘Eleven Things About Ilse’ list […]

Settling in Surrey

Hello all! In my last blog post I talked about the process of actually getting to Surrey, today I thought I’d talk about actually settling in here, making friends, and my first few months in what I now consider my second home. The first weeks – first few months, really – at Surrey flew by […]

From Nairobi to Guildford

Hello all, So today I thought I would talk about my process of coming to Surrey, for those of you that are hoping to come here and are not sure where to begin. As I mentioned in my last post, I applied to Surrey through UCAS. They gave me a conditional offer, and luckily, when […]

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