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 starter tips

​Starting university can be a wonderful and exciting experience, but it can also bring its own unique challenges! It’s natural to feel nervous or overwhelmed during the first few weeks, and it can be a while before you feel like you have found your feet, so here are some top tips: 1. MAKING FRIENDS It’s […]

3 Steps to Clearing: What You Need to Know

So you’re going into Clearing, and maybe you are unsure what to do. Don’t worry, Surrey is here to help with this handy guide and video.  Don’t PanicClearing gives you a great opportunity to identify a university that works for you academically and personally. Take a look at what a university can offer you. For example, Surrey is 4th in the UK […]

Civil Engineering at University of Surrey

Hello! My name is Stephan, and I’m a recent graduate from the MEng Civil Engineering program at the University of Surrey. My five years at Surrey have been incredible! Want to know why? Let’s keep reading! Why I chose Surrey From childhood, I developed a love for carpentry (woodwork) and wanted to pursue a career […]

Chemical Engineering at University of Surrey

Hello! I’m Simon Levy, a MEng Chemical Engineering student at the University of Surrey. Join me on this personal journey as I share my passion for chemical engineering and the experiences that made Surrey my second home. Top 20 in the UKUpon arriving at Surrey’s campus, I sensed something special. The Chemical and Process Engineering […]

University of Surrey to Ahmedabad: Empowering lives with Project Chakra and Student Enterprise

In the Summer of 2023, an incredible opportunity presented itself to a group of passionate students at the University of Surrey. Armed with the desire to make a difference and create an impact, we embarked on a life-changing journey to Ahmedabad, India, with Project Chakra and Student Enterprise. Student Enterprise and the Hackathon:As students, we […]

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