Lauren Turner is a Registered Dietitian at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and Research Assistant at the University of Surrey.
CourseNutrition and Dietetics
What attracted you to choose the University of Surrey and to study your course here?
It was a top university for the course I wanted to study. It had and still has a beautiful campus and very welcoming students and staff.
What were the best things about your course?
My placement year and the opportunities to further my career in my final year.
How did you change as a person during your time as a Surrey student?
I became much more independent and found the career path I want to take.
What do you do now and what do you find most enjoyable about your line of work?
I am doing various kinds of research for the Nutritional Sciences department at Surrey and am also in the process of starting my own business. Further to that, I am keeping my eye out for a PhD.
How did your time at Surrey influence your career?
It completely shaped my career path and gave me the tools and opportunities I needed to be able to have the career I want.
How can students hoping to work in your profession make the most of their time at Surrey?
Get to know the academics very well as they are always willing to support you and give you opportunities to further your knowledge and skills and that can really make a difference to your career opportunities.
What aspects of being connected with the alumni network are most important to you/of most interest to you?
Staying in touch with academics and keeping up to date with the latest goings-on at Surrey.
What is your happiest memory of your time at Surrey?
My final year - working on my dissertation with some amazing colleagues and academics.