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My Surrey experience - Diyah Widyaningrum, MSc Human Resource Management

"I like how interactive and engaging the lecturers are when they teach. They interact based on slides, but what I like is that the lecturers are not just reading from slides. They explain and clarify stuff for students. The lectures are engaging and helpful."

 

 

"I studied my undergraduate degree at the University of Chester. I realised that increasing my qualifications could make me more employable. Based on my father’s experience in his work, he sees people who are graduated from abroad as more likely to be employable, especially those who have a master’s degree.

 

 

I wanted to attend a university that is ranked highly and would increase my employability. I especially wanted to attend a university ranked above the university I attended as an undergraduate student. I chose the University of Surrey because I saw an article in the Guardian about the top 10 universities who have a high employability rate for graduates.

 

 

 

My bachelor dissertation was based on a human resource management topic, which was about work motivation in non-profit organisations. This convinced me that Human Resource Management is the best option for me to study. Plus, I am fascinated about how personalities can affect how people are likely to work in an organisation or how motivated they are. Also, I am likely to be employable since human resources is always going to be relevant, meaning that my skills and knowledge are useful. Curiosity for human personalities are what makes me passionate about what I am doing.

 

I like how interactive and engaging the lecturers are when they teach. They interact based on slides, but what I like is that the lecturers are not just reading from slides. They explain and clarify stuff for students. The lectures are engaging and helpful. The staff and lecturers are very nice and patient.

 

Facilities are very high-end and high-tech. The University grounds are covered with Wi-Fi that’s on 24/7, which is very helpful. So, if you are on campus, you will always be connected.

 

I think the buses are very nice and well scheduled. Then, there is the city centre (if you are a shopaholic, you will love the city centre). Guildford has high-end shops, so you do not need to go to London to shop. Also, if you are on budget (like me) you can get student discounts in most of the well-known stores. This is very convenient and very helpful.

 

Not long ago, I went to London. The train was quick and it is very cheap. Guildford is very close to London, so you can just come and go whenever.

 

I think I have changed since starting at the University of Surrey. I used to have a hard time socialising, but now I am someone who has friends in societies. Not to mention, with my constant travelling and attending conventions, I have met many people here and there."

 

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