University of Surrey: North America

An insight into life at Surrey from two current Canadian students

Easter Break 2015

So this is the last week of lectures before the University closes for Easter – that’s  almost three whole weeks off! Naturally, I will be flying back home to Canada (in 5 more days!). As it turns out however, I have around four deadlines for the week I return so I will have to be […]

Surrey Decides

So about a couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to witness for the first time, the student elections that took place here at the university. It was quite exciting: manifestos were circling via Facebook, posters of potential candidates were put up all around campus and twitter was full of #surreydecides. These sort of things always […]

Getting a Job (as an International Student)

One of the many reasons that I chose Surrey as the university to attend is because of its vast Professional Training Year (PTY) program. Essentially in the third year of your degree, students take time off academics to work (work can be paid or voluntary depending on your placement and the program you’re in). For […]

University Accomodation

It is a good thing to remember that accomodation is guaranteed for all international (Non-EU) students throughout the duration of their degree. I find this to be incredibly convenient as, coming from Canada, I have no time to come here during the summer to look at houses or apartments. As long as you apply within a […]

Second Semester!

It’s a wonder how fast time flies when you’re having a good time. I’ve already been at Surrey five months and it’s already the start of my second semester here at university. I’ve pulled through my exams somehow, and I hope results come out very soon because I hate the wait. The Reading Week that […]

And It Finally Snowed

I have been waiting for this forever. Snow reminds me of home and any hint of it cheers me up. There is something incredibly Christmas-y about it and I just can’t help but smile (Christmas is my favorite time of the year). Everyone here has been telling me “No, when it snows in the UK, […]

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