"I came to Surrey because it had a great nutrition department and offered an interesting course with modules covering lots of different subjects."
CourseFood Science and Nutrition BSc (Hons)
Placement companyNestle UK&I
"Nutrition has always been a key passion of mine – I find it amazing how your diet can have such an impact on your health.
I came to Surrey because it had a great nutrition department and offered an interesting course with modules covering lots of different subjects. The campus was very friendly with a lovely town close by. Surrey Sports Park was also a massive bonus for me.
Throughout the course, I have had regular meetings with my tutor and I received lots of career support when choosing and applying for my Professional Training placement year.
I did it at Nestle UK&I, one of the world’s largest food manufacturing companies. The best thing about my placement is the variety of products I get to work with. I collaborate with many different teams on a daily basis in order to work on external and internal communications, conduct nutritional analysis and approve artworks for packaging.
I’ve developed a huge range of skills while on placement. I’ve also gained a good understanding of the challenges of working within the food industry, and learnt about the vast array of opportunities there are out there for nutritionists.
Since starting the course, my passion for food and nutrition has grown. I have become much more aware of the importance of diet and it has given me the drive to pass on my knowledge to others."