"As a biomedical engineer you need to understand and communicate with many different disciplines, and at Surrey you are equipped well for this."
One of the reasons I choose to come to Surrey was because I really want to do a placement year; Surrey is so supportive in this process and I think the experience will be so valuable to my career in engineering. The facilities and course structure offered at Surrey was just what I was looking for. The university location is great; there is a real community feel that comes with being a campus university and it is great to be so near town, yet not far from the countryside.
My first impression of Surrey was how pretty campus was! It was a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere; the students seemed to love being here.
I love the vast range of different things I get to do on my course – from electronics and mechanics to biology and design. As a biomedical engineer you need to understand and communicate with many different disciplines, and at Surrey you are equipped well for this. I enjoy the different activities we get to do, from being very hands-on in the workshop to getting to grips with maths and dynamics, and learning new skills like computer aided design and programming. The facilities for my course include a gait (human movement) lab, engineering computer labs and the brand-new Innovation for Health building. It’s great to have access to these facilities.
The staff are approachable and friendly, it has been so easy to arrange meetings with them when I need help or advice.
I lived on campus in my first year. It was great being so close to everything and was a really good way to get to know the university. It was easy to make friends when living in halls since everyone is in the same boat; you get to meet loads of new people.
I am part of the String Orchestra which I have really enjoyed. It has been great to continue this hobby at university and meet different people. I am also a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society. This has been great to meet people from different years and go to various events that are of particular interest, for example the Annual Engineering Debate and the IET Annual Healthcare Lecture – this was so interesting and broadened my knowledge of what I could be doing in the future."