Graduate profile
View over the lake on campus

Miranda R Howells

"The staff were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subjects. They really made us think about the world around us."

Course
Politics

What attracted you to choose the University of Surrey and to study your course here?

I was really impressed with the department when I visited.
 

What is your strongest memory of your time at Surrey - what do you picture first when you think of being here?

My strongest memory is of spending time by the lake. This included lazy afternoon BBQs, night time events and even revising for exams.

What were the best things about your course?

The staff were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subjects. They really made us think about the world around us.
 

What do you do now and what do you find most enjoyable about your line of work?

I am currently working as a Year 4 Primary School Teacher. I have been able to run our school council for two years and help run a trial Student Voice programme, which is a whole city wide school council.
 

How did you decide what career to go into? How did your time at Surrey help you to decide?

After my time at Surrey, I decided to try and challenge myself by going to teach English in China. After that, I returned home to train as a teacher.
 

What aspects of being connected with the alumni network are most important or of most interest to you and why?

Keeping up to date with goings on at the University of Surrey.
 

What are your top tips for students aspiring to work in your profession?

Get plenty of experience with young people. They are crazy and that takes some getting used to. Find something that you love to do that's the most important.

 

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