Student profile
Lily Soutter

Lily Soutter

"Once I had seen how powerful food could be on health and wellbeing, I wanted to learn more and help others with their own nutrition."

Entry year

2018

Making a difference

When I was a child I struggled with chronic psoriasis which covered me from head to toe. Upon seeing a nutritionist, dietary changes helped me to manage my symptoms. Once I had seen how powerful food could be on health and wellbeing, I wanted to learn more and help others with their own nutrition.

Choosing Surrey

I chose to study at Surrey because its nutrition courses have a great reputation. I was born in Guildford and grew up 20 minutes away, so was familiar with the area and the University.

I was already working full-time, therefore the part-time structure of my course suited me well. I was especially impressed by the high calibre of lecturers, and the wide variety of topics that the course covered. It was important to me that the course I chose was also accredited by the Association for Nutrition which ensures that the content taught would be of a high standard.

My confidence and knowledge on the topic of nutrition has improved significantly compared to when I first started studying at Surrey. The course has enabled me to graduate with a new skill set to better understand and interpret nutrition studies, which was my goal from the beginning.

My advice

Postgraduate degrees are hard work but extremely rewarding therefore choosing a course that you’re passionate about is important. I would advise thoroughly checking the course structure and content because each course may vary, with some having a greater focus on one area of nutrition, whilst others may cover a broader range of topics.

Listening to student reviews and experiences can also help with the decision process. It certainly helped me with making my choice on where to study!

Discover more about our postgraduate bioscience and medicine courses, including our Nutritional Medicine MSc

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