Surrey meets Nigeria

This blog covers the highs and lows of living life as a Nigerian student at the University of Surrey!

Easter break!

Hello everyone! Hope you enjoyed your Easter break! Welcome to another episode of my diary, and this time I can’t wait to share with you my Easter holiday experience. In one word, I had a ‘swell’ holiday, but because no great story is ever told using just one word, I’m more than happy to expound, […]


My first week in Surrey

Hi there, I’m Joan and you are welcome to my diary. I hope you stay safe and strong. Before joining this University, I did my research and stumbled upon several articles that highlight how amazing and supportive this school is to their students, and guess what? It is true! It didn’t take long before I found out how […]


Surrey Winter Wonderland

Hello there! Welcome back to my diary. I know it’s been a while, my apologies! I have been away working on my confirmation since I had the opportunity to return to the laboratory after the first lockdown was eased. Yes, I passed my confirmation! I shall share my confirmation experience in my next blog. But […]


The Musings of a Fresher: Location and Commuting in Guildford

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since my last blog. How have you been? The lockdown rules in the UK have been eased and I have returned to the laboratory. It feels so good to finally get back to my experiments in the lab. Moving on with our series, the Musings of a Fresher, let’s […]


The Musings of a Fresher: Nigerian food and grocery shopping in Guildford

Hello! Welcome back to my diary. Still on the musings of a fresher series, let’s talk about food. In addition to living in good accommodation, food is also an interesting part of the student experience. Particularly as an international student, a major concern could be how to source for your local cuisine and groceries in […]


The Musings of a Fresher: Student Accommodation in Surrey

Hiya! Welcome back to my diary. How are you doing? I am doing well, thank you for asking. 😊 In my last blog, we started a discussion about the musings of a fresher when preparing for a new environment. Let’s begin with accommodation – how do I find my accommodation? What options do I have?  […]


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