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My Professional Training Year- Emily Johnson, Classic Collection Holidays

Emily Johnson, a Hospitality and Tourism student, reflects on her Professional Training Year at Classic Collection Holidays. When I applied to Surrey University, I applied for the sandwich degree which includes a placement year. I knew that doing a placement year would help me gain invaluable experience, which I believe is important for tourism graduates. […]

Top tips for applying for Undergraduate of the Year awards

The Undergraduate of the Year Awards team share their top tips for applying for the Undergraduate of the Year awards. 1. Preparation is key: Don’t wait until just before the deadline to apply and finish the tests, and this is especially the case when you’ve got written questions to answer. Try and give yourself plenty […]

Strength based interviews

  Graduate recruitment is constantly evolving, as global organisations look for new ways to select the very best from the talent pool. The competency approach has been found to generate fairly rehearsed interview answers, which is why in recent years more leading graduate recruiters are trying a new interview approach: strength based interviews. What are […]

Winter Vacation: time to relax and reflect!

We’ve made it to Week 11! Well done to all Surrey students for your hard work so far this semester.  As the Winter Vacation approaches, we hope that you are looking forward to taking some time out, even if you have a hectic schedule planned. Perhaps you have a busy revision timetable, will be returning […]

My Professional Training Year- Max Winterflood, allbranded

On the 3rd of July I started my year-long placement in the sales team at a company called allbranded (, a promotional products company with its foot firmly planted in the promotional merchandise world. The allbranded team are a fun and friendly bunch whilst being extremely driven and highly skilled in their knowledge of the […]

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