"There are so many reasons why I love Surrey but I think the main one is that Surrey feels like a home away from home, everyone is so friendly and approachable and it is always so lively."
Is there a song that reminds you of Surrey? Why?
Angels by Robbie Williams, it will always remind me of the end of Citrus [night at Rubix the Students’ Union nightclub] and Snowsports!
Why did you choose to come to Surrey?
There are so many reasons why I love Surrey but I think the main one is that Surrey feels like a home away from home, everyone is so friendly and approachable and it is always so lively.
The 50/50 placement year was also something that appealed hugely when I first visited Surrey on an open day.
Why are you passionate about your subject?
I love how the media is used in everyday life in so many different forms and how it is both beneficial yet detrimental in many ways. I think the media is so relevant to the present and the future and understanding it is so important.
What do you like about your course and why?
I love how every module is so diverse, in the same semester you could be studying topics from finger-print technology to popular culture!
I genuinely don’t have a bad word to say about any of the lecturers in the Department of Sociology. However, special mentions go to Nathalie Weidhase and Alex Seal for going above and beyond the last few years.
Have you been on a Professional Training placement?
I did five months with a London-based production company and five months study abroad in Madrid!
I was working as a shoot assistant so I would help with the research for props and costumes, assist with talent and help out the camera, lighting and art departments. I had to liaise between different departments and help out in any way I could such as decorating a wall, wrapping presents, putting up lights, being a stand-in for the camera crew, sorting out playback and bringing the artist to set on time.
"I would absolutely recommend it to others - I learnt so much and it has been so beneficial for my CV."
If you went on a Turing exchange or studied abroad, why did you choose to do so? Where did you go?
I chose to go abroad because I love travelling and I really wanted to learn a new language, meet some international students and really immerse myself in Spanish culture.
Travelling around Spain, Portugal and Gran Canaria and making international friends which have become really useful for travelling afterwards! Also eating tapas and drinking sangria almost daily was amazing. I would 100% recommend a semester abroad.
Are you part of any clubs or societies? How have they contributed to your Surrey experience?
Yes, have been part of Theatre Society and Snowsports over the last couple of years. Both Theatre and Snowsports have been so beneficial to my uni life and I have made some amazing lifelong friends.
How has your time at Surrey had an impact on you?
"From making lifetime friends to experiencing incredible career opportunities, Surrey has impacted my life in so many positive ways over the last four years and I am so glad to have studied here."
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