The student experience

My favourite part of the way we learn here is that we study in a group and do everything we can to help our partners improve their interpreting.

Ximai Zhou

MA Business Interpreting in Chinese and English

"I was attracted to Surrey first by the BICE programme and later on by the University’s ranking.

I did all my previous schooling in China and had just finished my undergraduate program in English when I applied.

I chose to study interpreting because it has always been my interest; I chose Surrey over other universities because the programme here is more career-oriented. I've always loved language-learning and challenging tasks - in interpreting I find both of them.

My favourite part of the way we learn here is that we study in a group and do everything we can to help our partners improve their interpreting.

It is very rewarding as every time we work on a task together I learn something new from others and more importantly, it always cheers me up seeing how we cooperate perfectly as a group.

The teachers are always happy to help and to share. They make you feel that they really care about you and they actually do. I would highly recommend coming to the University of Surrey to study. The faculty and staff here are all passionate and helpful.

I like the friendliness of people around campus and the many chances to meet new people in the energetic town of Guildford. Since I started at Surrey, I find it easier to communicate with people coming from different backgrounds. Most importantly, I can interpret now!"

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