Surrey meets Germany

Learn about life at Surrey from a current student from Germany

My placement at TCD

Hi everyone! Today’s post is about my placement at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). I work in an academic research group, which is part of the university. Our building, the Trinity Biomedical Science Institute, is just next to the main campus in the centre of Dublin. This is really convenient as it makes exploring the city […]


Hikes around Howth

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday season! I went back to Munich for two weeks over Christmas and met up with loads of friends, went skiing and had far too many Plätzchen (German Christmas cookies). Now that I’m back in Ireland, I thought I could write a bit about some of the amazing places […]


Placement – The application process

Hi everyone! So in case you’re in first year or even just thinking about applying to a British university that offers a ‘placement year’, I thought I would write a general post about placement and the application process. What is a ‘placement year’? The professional training year that some universities in the UK offer is […]


Back at it!

Wow, it’s been such a long time since I last wrote on here – 5 months to be exact! While most of my friends are now back at university to start their third (which in most cases equals final) year, I’m currently on placement in Dublin. After finishing my exams in June, I flew home […]


Amsterdam and back

Hello! At this point, all that’s left of my second year is four exams. We are currently in revision week, so the first week where everyone’s life is consumed by revision. This, however, did not stop me from going on a trip to Amsterdam with three friends from university over the weekend! To go away […]


Student & Society Awards Ball 2017

Hi everyone! This week I wanted to tell you about the Student and Society Awards Ball that took place on Monday. I went with a few members of the photographic society, as we had been shortlisted for the Society of the Year Award. The event was held at G Live in Guildford and included a dinner, […]