"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"My biggest achievement so far has been finishing my professional training year with Cefas"
"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."
MMus Music (Composition) student and BMus graduate Kirsten Parry shares her experience of transitioning from undergraduate to postgraduate study.
"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."