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.

Louise Weller

My Surrey experience – Louise Weller, Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics

“As a physics teacher I feel so lucky to be able to talk about physics all day long. The best days are when a student says ‘oh I get it now’, or when they have a huge grin on their face because they’ve done well in a physics examination.”

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Kristian Fowler

My Surrey experience – Kristian Fowler, MSc Infrastructure Engineering and Management

“I’m currently working as a Site Engineer undertaking the partial demolition, repair and rebuild of Poole Bridge. The MSc programme at Surrey has provided me with the knowledge to understand the drivers and asset management involved in this complex project.”

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

Student budgeting: how to have fun on a budget

Our guide to having fun and enjoying your university experience without breaking the bank.

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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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University of Surrey MSc Medical Microbiology postgraduate student Mary-Anne Triggs in lab

My Surrey experience - Mary-Anne Triggs, MSc Medical Microbiology

"I came to Surrey for the MSc Medical Microbiology programme because of the University's great reputation, the ability to study whilst continuing my full-time job, and because of the locality to my home."

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Patroklos Hadjinikodimou

My Surrey experience – Patroklos Hadjinikodimou, MSc Infrastructure Engineering and Management

“I feel that coming to Surrey was the correct decision as, shortly after my graduation, I was offered a job as a Graduate Engineer at WSP, one of the world’s leading civil engineering firms.”

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Ryan Skillett

My Surrey experience – Ryan Skillett, MSc Advanced Materials

“I like the variety that the course offers – it’s got me out of my comfort zone and expanded my background knowledge.”

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Sutthima Sriprasertsuk

My Surrey experience – Sutthima Sriprasertsuk, MSc Advanced Materials

“Surrey’s MSc in Advanced Materials has been a life-changing opportunity for me.”

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