African Students at Surrey

An insight into life at Surrey from three current African students

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 […]


Introducing Me

Hello all, Ciku here, welcome to my blog! If you are reading this, my guess is that you’re a prospective (probably Kenyan) student looking for that inside scoop into life at Surrey. Or, maybe you just had a random search on google and before you knew it you were 6 blogs deep in the inner […]


A week in a life of a Master Student at Surrey 👩🏽‍🎓

Bonjour…again 😃 This week I have decided to take you through what is like to be a Master student at the University of Surrey. I am currently pursuing a Master degree in International Tourism Development in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management; a leading centre for research and teaching. I am taking 4 modules this […]