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.

Moving Away From Home

You’ve secured your place, you’re excited to start Uni and then it dawns on you… you’ve never moved away from home before, how are you going to cope without your parents cooking and wait… how does a washing machine work again? So, my top 5 tips for when you move out of home are: 1. […]


Four reasons to Study Abroad

As a Languages Student, I always knew I would have the opportunity to venture out to sunny Spain during my year abroad. And yet, many other students can also go on an Erasmus or study abroad programme – all over the world. Some can go for an entire year, others for a single semester, and […]


10 Tips for Learning to Cook at University

Maybe you’re applying for uni but are wondering how you’ll go about cooking for yourself? Or maybe you’ve survived your first semester but with a lot more takeaways and ready meals than you and your bank account would have liked?   Once I started cooking for myself, I began to experiment with different ingredients, recipes […]


Time to Get Ready: Insider Tips

Hello everyone! So you’ve gotten to the end of all those late night revisions sessions, you’ve taken the dreaded exams, and you’ve come out of the other side! Now it’s time to sit back, wait for your results, and prepare to start your university journey. So, here’s a few things you’ll want in your pocket […]


Someone To Lean On

Hello everyone! So both A-Level and University exams are certainly underway and whilst it’s good to have all those healthy eating, extra sleeping tips there’s also a few I can give for when it all gets a little bit too much … and trust me it does! But that’s ok, we’ve all experienced the pre-exam […]


My Placement Story- Applying, Interviewing and Accepting

Here at Surrey, many people choose to undertake a 4 year degree when they do a placement in their third year and then come back to university and do a fourth year to finish off their degree. This is often called a ‘sandwich year’ and you will find it at other Universities, however at Surrey […]


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