Alumni and friends

Alumni profiles

We are really proud of our graduates and love to hear about your careers and favourite memories of life on campus.

Alumni profiles are a fantastic way of giving prospective students a flavour of what it's like to live and study at Surrey, as well as helping them understand where a Surrey degree may lead. By sharing your story, you can enhance the aspirations of students who wish to follow your professional path, inspiring them to succeed.

Featured Graduates

Simon P Wilde, MEng Civil Engineering with Computing 1997

Senior Consultant at Contract Dispute Consultants Ltd

"My time at Surrey had a huge influence on my life and my career; it gave me the skills I needed to develop my career."

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Annette S Whittley, BSc Hotel and Catering Management 2003

Director of Food and Beverage at Four Seasons Resort and Residences, Vail

"The placement year gave me an incredible insight into the workplace, but mostly about being independent and standing on my own"

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Prashant Butani, MSc Satellite Communications Engineering 2006

Senior Analyst at Northern Sky Research, NSR

"If you’re studying anything related to space or satellites, Surrey has to be your first preference. It’s undoubtedly the best technical course on the subject!"

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Anna Isakova, MSc Drug Discovery 2013

Marie Curie-funded PhD student

"Surrey offers you everything – the only question is what you want to do with it all."

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Jim Abbiss, BMus Music Sound Recording 1988

Freelance Music Producer

"I chose Surrey because it was the best recording course in the country."

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Manrutt Wongkaew, PhD Dance 2016

Freelance Art Director - Stylist - Choreographer

"My doctorate pushed me to critically think outside the box, to look into a wider context, and to be flexible with the given outcomes. It also allowed me to connect with my true self, to discover my strength, to overcome my weaknesses, and to voice my vision."

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Share your story

We are currently seeking graduate case studies for the alumni website and to appear on programme pages across the wider Surrey site.

What are we asking you to do?

If you would like to share your story, we'll ask you to answer a series of questions online or via email. These questions will touch on topics like:

  • Your favourite memories of Surrey
  • Advice for current students
  • How you benefited from your Professional Training year
  • What you find most enjoyable about your line of work
  • Your top tips for succeeding in your industry

You'll also need to provide a photograph to accompany your piece, if possible.

How will we use your profile?

Your case study will form part of a searchable database on our website, which can be accessed by prospective and current students and alumni.

Your profile may also be used in recruitment materials and on the University course pages, as well as in our alumni magazine/newsletter. By submitting your profile, you're providing consent that we can use your content in this way.

We may also contact you in the future, regarding other potential marketing uses.

Get in touch

If you are interested in submitting your profile and sharing your Surrey experience with us, we'd love to hear from you!

For more details, contact Lucy Evans, your Alumni International and Volunteer Manager on +44 (0)1483 683 148 or