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Catherine Ling Huey reading

Catherine Ling Huey Khor

"The staff on my programme are friendly and helpful, and always go way beyond to help us understand the gap between society and university."

International Events Management

"I chose the University of Surrey mainly because of its strategic location and its number one reputation in hospitality, tourism and events management.

I have always been keen on events management and eager to learn more from a proper educational basis while acquiring work experience. I love to see people enjoying themselves when I am the one who has created the platform (event) for them to enjoy.

The best part of my programme is the group work and field trip opportunities. As event personnel, we are not the kind of students that can sit still for five hours straight in a lecture room. Practical work that allows us to apply academic knowledge in real life is the thing that I have found most amazing. Also, the chemistry of teamwork between friends is an additional pleasure to university life.

"I would say the Sports Park and the sports teams are the best things about Surrey - you name it, they have it!"

The staff on my programme are friendly and helpful, and go way beyond to help us understand the gap between society and university.

Since living in Guildford I have visited London, Brighton, Oxford and more. Guildford is really near to Heathrow, so for international students who would like to fly home that is an extra point!

I have definitely developed my time management at University. Heavier workload forced me to seek the most efficient way to complete every assessment while working part-time."


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