Postgraduate life at Surrey

Discover more about what it's like to be a postgraduate student at Surrey.

Tips for new PhD students

If you’re a new PhD student, things can be a little bit overwhelming, to begin with. Whether it’s setting into a new place, meeting colleagues and your supervisor, or not knowing where to start with your research, hopefully, this post will help you.  Take time to explore Guildford is a beautiful place but as with any new city, […]


A week in the life of an experimental physics postgraduate researcher

Hello! I’m Daisy Shearer and I am a third-year physics PhD candidate here at Surrey. My project is in the field of quantum technology, so I work primarily within the University’s Advanced Technology Insititute developing novel fabrication techniques to make nanodevices that utilise quantum physics and investigating the physics of the devices I make.  My days are made up of various […]


Teaching opportunities as a PhD student: lab demonstrating

One of the most enjoyable things I’ve been able to do during my PhD at Surrey outside of my research is laboratory demonstrating. You can be a demonstrator for tutorial classes, computational or practical laboratories. As an experimentalist, I have always chosen the latter when applying to be a demonstrator. Being a demonstrator is essentially […]


Things to do in London as a Student

With London being only 30-minutes by train I couldn’t not include a blog about some of the things London can offer.   Zip Now London As the biggest and the fastest city centre zip wire in the world, Zip Now is a challenge you should definitely try out. Whether you are a thrill-seeker or a […]


Things to do in Guildford

To follow on from my previous list, I hope this gives you an idea or two of some things you can get up to this summer. Guildford Castle You can head in to see a model depicting the building in its heyday as a royal palace at the turn of the 14th century, and go […]


Five Things I Wish I Plugged Into Earlier as a UniSurrey Student

How time flies when you are living your best life and daily evolving into a better version of yourself. It was officially the end of coursework for me on the 20th of May, 2021 and what I thought would be such an exhilarating moment turned out to be a surreal one. So, this is it! […]


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