Student profile
Lauren Silvester

Lauren Silvester

"I like how the tutors arrange for actors to come in and take on the role of patients – it makes it feel so real."

Course
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing)

"I was working in a hardware store when I decided to change my career plan. Nursing had always appealed to me, and people told me it was something I would be good at, so I applied for several courses.

I was offered a place at a few top universities, but I knew Surrey had an excellent reputation for nursing, and the amazing Sports Park facilities swayed it for me in the end.

The library and online facilities are brilliant and I never struggle for resources when doing assignments. The Sim Suite is modern and I like how the tutors arrange for actors to come in and take on the role of patients – it makes it feel so real. 

I’ve enjoyed my placements the most so far. The colleagues and mentors I’ve worked with have all been brilliant. Later this year, I’m going to Tanzania for four weeks for an elective placement – I think this will be a real highlight of the course.

The University is a very friendly place and I have met some amazing friends. When I graduate, I intend to apply to the Army after two years’ NHS experience.  I feel a lot more content since starting the course because I know I’m on a pathway to a career I’m going to love."

Discover more about our health sciences, nursing and midwifery programmes, including our BSc Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing).