"I chose Surrey because it accommodates all my favourite topics in biochemistry."
I visited an open day at Surrey during my second year of A-levels. Due to the attractive campus and friendly academic staff, I followed this up with an immersive taster day a few months later. Despite being very occupied with my studies at the time, it felt refreshing to be focussing on my next steps during my visits.
The open days provided me with real clarity that this is where I wanted to be - studying in a vibrant environment with state-of-the-art facilities and being taught by a variety of esteemed academics with a wealth of expertise in their respective fields. Surrey has a real welcoming feel, and this is what prospective students benefit from as they begin the next stage of their academic studies.
I chose Surrey because it accommodates all my favourite topics in biochemistry. I have a real passion for the interrelated nature of the concepts we learn throughout the degree. For instance, cell signalling underpins a satisfying variety of biochemical phenomena within biosciences. This is at the forefront of most topics we learn, including:
- Pharmacology – my personal favourite!
Being able to take concepts from one module and apply it to a multitude of others is a real benefit of studying biochemistry.
"We have a team of academics who are devoted to teaching excellence and can tailor content to be accessible, exciting and challenging."
Our lecturers are leading experts in their fields, and their teaching is inspired by the active research they are conducting on a global scale. They are devoted to teaching excellence and can tailor content to be accessible, exciting and challenging. This is what facilitates enjoyable learning!
My life at Surrey
During my second year, I held the position of Course Representative which allowed me to act as a liaison between staff and students, communicating ideas and comments at faculty meetings back to my peers.
I was also part of the cocktail society which provided a great opportunity for me to have fun and relax, separating my studious side from my social side!
The campus is full of bright and vibrant nature which I find very calming. This is really beneficial for when you’re studying for exams or working on coursework. Weather permitting, I enjoy walking around campus with my friends. However, most of my time is spent in the expansive library building where there is ample space to study and work on projects.
After I graduate, I will be starting a job in pharmacy retail management where I will utilise the skills and knowledge learned from my degree to lead a team.