My Surrey experience

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

My Surrey experience – Louisa Belgrave, BSc Veterinary Biosciences

"I would definitely recommend doing a placement. It was the best experience of my life and I have gained so much for my CV and myself."

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My Surrey experience - Cameron McCoig, LLB Law

"The academic staff from the School of Law are excellent. The teaching staff consists of high-level academics and professionals, meaning a number of my modules have been taught by barristers and solicitors."

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My Surrey experience – Leo Blanchard, BA English Literature

"Doing a year on placement has given me so much perspective about the world of work, the different fields that exist and most importantly, my personal strengths and weaknesses."

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My Professional Training placement – Emily Armitage, BSc Economics

"I would highly recommend completing a placement year. It helps you understand what work life is like and gives the confidence to apply for graduate schemes when you get to final year."

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My Surrey experience - Jonny Beavis, BSc Psychology

"I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to take a novel, creative approach to tasks and I feel that studying Psychology at Surrey has fostered this trait. With every assignment, we are encouraged to critique literature and go beyond merely regurgitating content."

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My Surrey experience - Samantha Treagus, BSc Biochemistry

"My biggest achievement so far has been finishing my professional training year with Cefas"

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My Surrey experience - Dominic Spanos, BSc Economics

"I would definitely recommend a Professional Training placement. Aside from the technical skills you gain in your chosen field, you get the opportunity to hone your soft skills. You learn things about being in a working environment that just cannot be taught."

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University of Surrey music student Kirsten Parry

Taking the step from undergraduate to postgraduate study

MMus Music (Composition) student and BMus graduate Kirsten Parry shares her experience of transitioning from undergraduate to postgraduate study.

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My Surrey experience – Monica Oluwole, LLB Law

"If you ever ask an Erasmus student to summarise their experience in a few words, they would laugh and say that’s not possible. I met people in Barcelona, Catalonia and made friends from all over the world, friends that shared the best experience of my life with me."

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