My Surrey experience

Read our student case studies to discover what it's like to be a student at the University of Surrey. Join us at an Open Day where you can meet our students and hear what it is like to study at Surrey.

Rebecca Clarke

My Professional Training experience – Rebecca Clarke (MEng Biomedical Engineering) at DePuy Synthes

“I felt I made a real difference and helped the team move forward as a result of my input. I even received a couple of official recognition awards for the work I produced and my contribution to the team.”

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Elizabeth Davis

My Professional Training experience – Elizabeth Davis (MEng Civil Engineering) at Hewson Consulting Engineers

“One of my top criteria for choosing a university was placement opportunities because it makes finding a job after graduation easier.”

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Gareth Coffin

My Professional Training experience – Gareth Coffin (MEng Chemical Engineering) at Mondelez International

“I’ve realised just how great it feels to apply the theory you learn at university to a real, practical challenge. It is awesome to see the equations and maths come to life in a real system.”

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Carl Haines

My Professional Training experience – Carl Haines (MMath Mathematics) at CERN

“As well as increasing my knowledge of accelerator physics, I also developed my coding abilities and improved my French.”

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University of Surrey students having a cheap picnic by the River in Guildford and sticking to their budgets

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Chris Kyle

My Professional Training experience – Chris Kyle (MEng Automotive Engineering) at Alexander Dennis Ltd

“The University of Surrey has superb industrial connections, and the Professional Training year is something that is embraced and pushed across all faculties.”

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Shaun Rance

My Professional Training experience – Shaun Rance (MEng Automotive Engineering) at McLaren

“I’m proud that I’ve become known within the company as an engineer responsible for quality test vehicles, and viewed at the same level as a graduate rather than an intern.”

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Benjamin Karkera, Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Surrey

My Professional Training experience - Ben Karkera, BEng Mechanical Engineering

"The highlight for me was the pride in being given responsibility, and being able to complete work to a high standard. By the end of my placement I really felt a part of the team, and as though I was contributing in a meaningful way."

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Petar Georgiev

My Professional Training experience – Petar Georgiev (MEng Automotive Engineering) at Cummins Inc.

“I think my proudest achievement has been delivering face-to-face presentations to our customer and discussing ways to solve various design issues with them.”

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