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 […]

University finance tips

Learning to manage your finances can be a challenge for many university students, especially for those who are living away from home for the first time. Juggling tuition fees, rent, bills, textbooks, social activities, and other expenses can quickly become overwhelming. However, it is possible to manage these and handle challenges successfully. Below are some […]

How to prepare for Results Day

I remember thinking Results Day seemed like a dark cloud looming over all the fun of post-exam freedom and an extra long summer: but this was far from the case. It’s a day to celebrate and recognise all your hard work and revision from the previous months, because, regardless of your grades you’ve worked seriously […]

University of Surrey Clearing experience

My Clearing experience On the morning itself, I remember waking up very early and feeling quite nervous to be changing my plans. After all my research into my course and the University of Surrey, I was confident that it was the best decision for me. The Clearing team at Surrey were so friendly and helpful. […]

Sustainability Week at the University of Surrey

The University’s Sustainability Week, April 22~26, 2024, is back! Throughout the week, a fantastic variety of eco-friendly events are planned, ranging from net zero carbon and biodiversity to reuse and climate anxiety. Events throughout the week There are several ways to get involved with sustainability at Surrey, from departmental accreditation programmes to volunteering opportunities. You […]

Personal statement top tips

We know that writing your personal statement can be a difficult and confusing experience, so we have come up with some tips that can help make the process easier!  Showcase your enthusiasm for the course through wider research Universities want to see that you’re applying for their course because you are genuinely interested in the […]

University of Surrey Morocco field trip

Hi everyone! I’m Dinara, an International Hospitality and Tourism Management student at the University of Surrey, and today I’ll be talking about my course field trip to Morocco! This optional week-long field trip is offered to International Hospitality and Tourism Management and International Tourism Management students, in collaboration with travel agency Explore. While it’s a week […]

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