Student profile
Emily Chapman

Emily Chapman

"We’re lucky to have some really good facilities at Surrey, where we are supported in learning practical skills. The special thing about my course is how it is half practical and half theory, so it feels like you are really understanding what you are learning and putting it to good use."

Course
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) BSc (Hons)
Entry year
2016

"Surrey is an amazing place to study nursing. The staff are not only researchers in the field but have also been nurses for many years. They’re the best people to learn from and are so inspirational and passionate about their roles. We’re lucky to have some really good facilities at Surrey, where we are supported in learning practical skills. The special thing about my course is how it is half practical and half theory, so it feels like you are really understanding what you are learning and putting it to good use. I’ve done placements in various different nursing roles and settings including the community, theatres and hospital wards, through which I’ve learnt so many skills essential to my career as a nurse.

My best moment at Surrey has to have been going to competition as part of the Surrey Angels Cheerleading Squad. The day usually starts really early, meeting on campus at 6am and then we travel by coach to our competitions, help each other get ready and compete on the mat together. It’s such a supportive environment and so much fun, even though it’s a really tiring day. We really bonded together as a team and my time with the squad has created some of my fondest memories at Surrey. I’ve made friends for life and found a sport that I completely love!

"I have learnt so many new things about myself and have developed so many skills, both academic and personal."

I love how Surrey is a campus university, but with such easy access to the town and all of its activities, as well as being close to London. I lived in student accommodation in my first year and it’s an experience I’d recommend to anyone. It makes life easy while you are adapting to your new surroundings, and gives you the opportunity to make new friends. The best part about living in student accommodation is how conveniently located it is – you can roll out of bed 20 minutes before your lecture and still be on time! 

I think everything has changed since I started at Surrey. I have learnt so many new things about myself and have developed so many skills, both academic and personal. And I think these have all been for the better. I look forward to finding a job as a newly qualified nurse and continuing to learn every day.

Surrey created a really supportive environment for adapting to a new lifestyle. It can be scary in your first year, moving away from home and living independently but things were a lot easier than I thought they would be. I am very thankful for the friends I have made, the things I have learnt and have jumped on every opportunity given to me. These will all be treasured."

 

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