Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year, I wish you a happy New Year!
Today’s blog will share some experience as a Chinese student studying at the University of Surrey and what kinds of support and help you can get.
First of all, let’s talk about the facilities around the university. For students who are studying abroad, It’s certainly something that everyone will experience when they learn to cook by themselves. Especially when students are feeling homesick, making a few home dishes can always alleviate their homesickness. In order to make the authentic taste of home, the material of Chinese cuisine is very important. Before going abroad, some students often pack a lot of condiments in their suitcases, such as Haidilao Hot Pot Seasoning, Lao Gan Ma, cinnamon stick, star anise and so on. But you don’t have to worry about that at the University of Surrey.
学校附近的Tesco超市有专门的Asian Food货架，各种亚洲食品应有尽有。学校图书馆下面的小超市Simply Fresh 也有非常多的中式调料。如果这些还不能满足你，那就去镇上的中超逛一逛吧，里面的货品齐全，老板甚至还提供送货上门服务。
Tesco supermarket near the university has special Asian food shelves, which are full of all kinds of Asian food. Simple fresh, the small supermarket in the school library, also has a lot of Chinese spices. If these are not enough for you, go to the Chinese supermarket in town. It has a complete range of Chinese goods. The owner even provides door-to-door delivery service.
If you don’t feel like to do it yourself, there are several Chinese restaurants in town. Call your friends to have a good meal! If you are tired of Chinese food there, you may as well take the train, and you will find yourself walking in Chinatown in London within an hour!
There is plenty of help to Chinese students come from the University. The international student support team provides support and help to international students throughout the university. There are many activities held at the new students a welcome week to help them adapt to their overseas life and learn about British culture.
At yesterday’s New year’s Eve, the university also held a free new year’s Eve dinner for us. Chinese and foreign students gathered in the Asian Restaurant Young’s kitchen(Also in Campus) and enjoyed a rich dinner.
Last but not least, don’t forget to check out the Chinese Students Union of the University of Surrey, which is organized by Chinese students at the University. Every year, the union will update the novice manual “Surrey Handbook” to explain to the new students what they need to know about living in Surrey. From time to time, the union will hold various activities, such as “Surrey Spring Festival Gala”, “Surrey Talent Show” and “Distribution of Revision Kits” and so on. Don’t forget to follow their WeChat account!
Finally, I wish you all good health and good luck in 2020. And hope you can all get the offer soon and then join the Surrey family!