Student profile
Harriet Stott

Harriet Stott

"I've felt hugely supported throughout my academic studies at Surrey."

Course
International Event Management BSc (Hons)
Entry year
2015

"International Event Management is an extremely broad and far-reaching course. I love the scope of this degree, studying topics within international business management, international hospitality management and international tourism management, as well as modules in law, marketing and finance. 

The academic staff and facilities within the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management are first-class, having a wealth of knowledge and experience within both industry and academia. As International Event Management at Surrey is a smaller (yet growing) course in comparison to other management degree courses, you get to build a personal relationship with the academic staff and course colleagues. This has made me feel hugely supported throughout my academic studies at Surrey. 

In my first year I lived in Twyford Court accommodation at Stag Hill. I remember feeling so nervous on moving-in day but the University makes everyone feel welcomed very quickly. Everyone in my halls had their doors held open on the first day which was a great idea, it allowed everyone to meet and ensured no one felt isolated. 

The best thing about living in University accommodation is the convenience of being on campus. You are only ever a five-minute walk away from lectures, the Library, the Surrey shop ‘Simply Fresh’ or the lake. Living on campus also makes it really easy to go into Guildford town centre or hop on a train to enjoy what London has to offer.

"Joining a society is also a great break from your academic studies."

The social life in Guildford is great, starting with our Students’ Union on campus. They organise weekly nights out, as well as a huge range of daytime activities. I was part of the University of Surrey Dance Squad and took part in the competitive jazz team. This was a great opportunity to meet people, enjoy social activities and compete against other universities at annual competitions. Joining a society is also a great break from your academic studies.

There are various places to socialise with friends and relax on campus. You can enjoy a coffee in Starbucks with friends, or get some lunch at Lakeside, Hillside restaurant, or Wates House. The lake is also lovely to walk around, especially in the summer when we all have BBQs around it."

 

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