“Surrey has given me everything that I hoped to achieve”
"I have always been interested in the application of mathematics and new technologies, so I chose to study Chemical Engineering in order to see mathematical theory applied in real-life scenarios.
The facilities that Surrey offers are excellent. The newly refurbished Esso computer suite is extremely useful for group projects. The Hess Rig equipment gives students the chance to practice their skills as real-life engineers running a process unit.
Most lecturers also have an open door policy, meaning you can ask for advice about research, assignments and even careers whenever you need to.
And taking a Professional Training placement during my degree course helped me decide which industry I wanted to go into, after my studies, and enabled me to strengthen my technical skills, professionalism and networking ability. I was later offered a graduate job with my placement company: proof that placements really work.
I am now in my fifth year of University, so I have changed a lot as a person. I have become more independent, with a hunger for further experience, travel and knowledge. I believe that Surrey has given me everything that I came to university hoping to achieve: life-long friendships, a solid degree and a graduate job in my industry of choice."