From Pakistan to Surrey

Hear the perspectives of a current Pakistani student.

The First Weeks at Surrey

Moving to a new country can be daunting, and make you very nervous going to a completely new environment, away from home, away from friends and family. But… it’s not that bad! Speaking from my experience, the people here at Surrey are so welcoming and help you integrate so well that you don’t even get […]


Day Trips Organised by the Student Union!

Hello Everyone! Every year the Student Union gives us an opportunity to explore the UK at a very reasonable cost by organizing day trips to different cities and towns. Luckily i was able to get tickets for around 3 of the trips i wanted to go.  Well i had the opportunity to visit Salisbury and […]


Students’ Union!!

Hello Everyone, Hope you all are doing well. This week i am going to talk about the students’ union. Well i have realized that most of the people don’t know about the student union and what they actually do. In this Blog ill tell you all everything about the Student Union that you need to […]


A Trip To Scottish Highlands

Hi all, The first term came to an end and it was the best time of the year, the holiday season!As the Christmas break started, I had planned a trip to Scotland with some of my friends. We had planned to travel just before Christmas as i had exams starting just after my Christmas break […]


A Look into University Accommodation

Hello Everyone! Hope you are all doing well. This week i am going to look into the accommodation options at our beautiful university campus here. As i mentioned in my last blog, I live in Cathedral Court at the stag hill campus which is almost just 2 minutes away from the library. The university accommodation […]


My Journey to UK from Pakistan

Hello Everyone! I am Ahsan Ilyas and I am currently doing my Masters in Mobile and Satellite Communications at the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. I was born and raised in Karachi and spent there about 19 years of my life before moving to Malaysia for pursuing my undergraduate in Electronic and Communications Engineering. […]


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