Surrey meets Germany

Learn about life at Surrey from a current student from Germany

Pancake Day!

How amazing is it that the Brits have a holiday dedicated to pancakes? Pancake Day or ‘Shrove Tuesday’ is the day before the first day of Lent, known as Ash Wednesday. This year Pancake Day took place yesterday, on Tuesday 28th February. The name ‘Shrove’ derives from the word ‘shrive’ meaning to free yourself from […]

It’s the little things

Moving to England, I never experienced the common culture shock and think it doesn’t really exist if you’re from Germany. It’s rather been a gradual process and I started noticing little differences in my everyday life, which are less obvious than things like left hand traffic or having pounds as currency. Shopping – I have […]

A tour of Guildford

You could, theoretically, spend all your time on campus, because it has everything you need: a supermarket, library, restaurants, a club etc., but I do love spending time in town as well. Guildford has so much to offer and the town centre is only a ten-minute walk away from the main university campus. Whenever family or […]


So this is the first week of my fourth semester here at Surrey which means that I am half way through my degree (excluding the placement year), which is pretty scary! I am really excited for this semester, partly because most of my modules look really interesting, this semester I am taking Pharmacology, Pathology and […]

Societies and Sport

Hello everyone! Finally finished my exams and only got one more placement interview to go! So I thought this week I would write about some of the activities you can get involved in apart from lectures, tutorials and exams. The societies and sport clubs are probably one of the most significant differences between UK and German […]