Postgraduate life at Surrey

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

Taking time to recharge

Lately, I’ve found myself dealing with multiple of life’s challenges – starting a new job, dealing with grief, and thinking about how my current life aligns with my aspirations. Although it feels overwhelming and scary, it dawned on me that these struggles are entirely normal for someone in their 20s (or any age for that […]

A Magical Christmas: My First Winter in the UK

Hello all! As December unfolds its wintery charm, I find myself eagerly anticipating Christmas in the UK. I’m an Indian student studying in Surrey, and the festive spirit here is already infectious! Part 1: The Beginning of Festive Cheer! As December dawned, the university transformed into a wonderland of lights, marking the start of the […]

My Ambassadorial Odyssey at Surrey

Greetings, fellow travellers on the path of higher academia! Allow me to introduce myself. I’m a master’s student in Process Systems Engineering, journeying through the rich corridors of Surrey, with a foot in both the realms of rigorous academics and exhilarating creativity. Yes, creativity – an aspect often deemed incongruous with the strict regimes of […]

Things I wish I’d known at the start of my PhD

As the start of the new academic year approaches and I’m coming to the end of my third year as a PhD student I thought it would be a good time to share a few thoughts I’ve had (and collected from peers) about ‘things I wish I had known at the start of my PhD’. […]

Summer in Surrey as a Postgraduate researcher

Summer at Surrey is one of my favourite times of the year. The undergraduate students have finished for the year and campus becomes a lot quieter and you can really enjoy the sunshine. I often grab my laptop and work down by the lake, instead of being sat in my office, and no one is […]

Summer in Surrey

Spending the summer in Surrey has always been one of my favourite times. I spent a few lockdowns here. I love that everything slows down and you can enjoy the sunshine. Whether it’s going to the lido, going for a walk, having drinks at the lake, or simply being around my friends, I have so many […]

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