"I got to try so many amazing things and explore my passions! In my final year, some of my assignments included working on a graphic novel, a video game demo, and an essay on my favourite anime."
CourseEnglish Literature BA (Hons)
Time at Surrey
I liked that the course had plenty of variety and wasn’t restricted to the literary ‘canon’. When I visited Surrey and had a taster seminar, I instantly knew it was the place for me.
When I started the course, I got to try so many amazing things and explore my passions! In my final year, some of my assignments included working on a graphic novel, a video game demo, and an essay on my favourite anime.
Life after Surrey
I now work as a content writer and blogger for a video game retailer, Go2Games, 25 hours a week, balanced with working on my own novel. My most successful article for work was a discussion of the attempt to censor effeminate male video game characters in China. As a non-binary person, the topic was extremely personal to me. It felt great to be given a platform to speak about issues I deeply care about.
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University helps you cultivate a love of learning that you bring with you afterwards into the outside world. I still read and write essays for my own enjoyment, and I’ve joined a group of creative writers online. What you have gained from university will stay with you no matter where you go.