Surrey student experience

Current students share their thoughts on planning for university, student life and what it’s like to study at the University of Surrey.

University of Surrey Graduation Day: A day of honour, speeches and emotions

A day when years of hard work, dedication and sacrifice culminate in a celebration of achievements and new beginnings, Graduation Day is a defining moment in the lives of students. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at the essence of a Surrey graduation, the honour of delivering a speech and the rollercoaster of […]

Getting started at uni

Starting University can be a daunting experience for so many, but I can guarantee that once you’ve settled in, made a few friends and started your classes, it will become so much easier and you’ll start to really enjoy your new undergraduate life. Here are a few of my top tips for starting university and […]

Making the most of your time at uni

The transition from school to university can spark up different emotions. While some may feel excited, others may find it daunting. It’s important to recognise that allowing yourself to feel whatever emotions arise before embarking on this new adventure is okay. For many, it’s their first time living away from home and there is a […]

Prioritising mental health and self-care at uni

Looking after your mental health and well-being is an important aspect of your overall experience as a university student. Although your university years bring much joy, it’s only natural for various challenges to also present. While not all of them are predictable, they might range from managing your workload to dealing with personal and social […]

Accommodation at University of Surrey

An important factor to consider when deciding which University to apply for is accommodation! With over 6,000 rooms available, Surrey has a fantastic range of accommodation to suit everyone, no matter your budget or lifestyle.  As accommodation is guaranteed for first year students, the majority of students move into halls in their first year and […]

Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) at University of Surrey

Ranked 1st in the UK by the Complete University Guide and 4th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2024, the University of Surrey’s Paramedic Science course offers the chance to meet the diverse needs of patients, families and carers and gain the confidence to excel in this field. What’s more, 100% of the […]

5 ways you can reduce your waste during your time at Surrey!

Hello everyone! I am Cemsu and I am currently doing my MSc on Sustainable Development at University of Surrey as well as assisting the Sustainability Team increase student engagement around sustainability. As the importance of environmental sustainability grows, more students are seeking ways to reduce their waste. In this blog, I will be talking about […]

Getting a driving licence as an international student

You may be wondering how to obtain a UK driving licence if you are an international student studying, or considering studying, in the UK. In the UK, a lot of universities are located in urban areas, making public transport a convenient option. However, the good news is that you can obtain a driving licence in […]

Open Days at Surrey

Open days at the University of Surrey are a great way to get a feel of university life, student experience and our beautiful campus.  How to register  You can register online by following this link and filling in your details. Or you can search for it by using key words such as ‘Open days Surrey’ and […]

Budgeting and earning money alongside your degree

It can be hard to keep track of your money, especially with the current cost of living crisis, so here are some tips and advice on making the most of your budget and earning money alongside your degree. First, let’s go through some of the options you can use to help yourself stay on top […]

Activities beyond the University of Surrey

Whilst there are many activities on offer at the University of Surrey, there’s also plenty to do in Guildford and the surrounding area! From day trips to London to pottery and walks around the Surrey countryside, here are a few of the many activities you can do to have a break from your studies. Guildford […]

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