My Surrey experience

Read our student case studies to discover what it's like to be a student at the University of Surrey.

Andreas Antoniades

My PhD experience – Andreas Antoniades, PhD in Computer Science

“One of the best things about studying at Surrey is the friendly environment within the Department of Computer Science. Staff treat research students as peers, and openly discuss research opportunities.”

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Stella Totti

My PhD experience – Stella Totti, PhD Chemical and Process Engineering

“I’ve expanded my knowledge in different scientific fields, become familiar with advanced laboratory techniques and cutting-edge equipment handling, and collaborated with many experts.”

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My Surrey experience - Mariana Sequeira Crespo, BEng Automotive Engineering

"Automotive Engineering not only teaches you to be a problem solver and think efficiently and effectively, but the programme once completed leaves you with a significant number of skills that enable you to get a job in the most well-known motorsport companies."

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My Surrey experience - Gloria Trasatti, MA Interpreting

"If you love travelling, you can take advantage of the perfect geographical position of Guildford. Surrey’s societies play a great role in university life, they offer a wide range of activities and new experiences."

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My Surrey experience - Emily Jeffreys, BSc Business Management

"I would definitely recommend a Professional Training placement. The individual learning and self-development you have to do is astonishing. You come back a more rounded, confident and better person."

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My PhD experience – Katie Ley, PhD Medical Physics

“The research I’m conducting could assist and improve procedures for many patients; it’s a good feeling to be researching something that could make a difference!”

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My Surrey experience – Vanessa Azzopardi, MSc Medical Imaging

"The academics on my programme are very knowledgeable, and often there is more than one lecturer per module, so students gain the best possible teaching from experts in each field."

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My PhD experience – Hashini Thirimanne, Electronic Engineering

"The idea of starting from nanostructures and building something unique and useful for society has challenged and inspired me."

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My Surrey experience – Matthew Paddley, MEng Chemical Engineering

“I would say that I’ve had the best three years of my life at Surrey by far – and I’d recommend the University to anyone considering higher education.”

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