Student profile
Rebecca Smethurst, BSc (Hons) Nutrition

Rebecca Smethurst

"My course is fascinating and great fun, with varied teaching through lectures, practicals and group work."

Why I chose Surrey

I decided to study BSc (Hons) Nutrition because I’ve always wanted a career related to health and where I can help other people. It’s also an exciting and evolving subject.

Surrey has one of the best reputations for nutrition and the campus is one of the nicest I’ve seen, with calm open spaces but only half an hour from London – the best of both worlds!

My course

My course is fascinating and great fun, with varied teaching through lectures, practicals and group work. Being taught the most up-to-date research is engrossing and ensures you understand important current issues. Meeting like-minded people on the course and in the faculty gives you support, friendship and experiences you’ll never forget.

"Being taught the most up-to-date research is engrossing and ensures you understand important current issues."

My placement

I had a fantastic time on my Professional Training placement at a community centre in Liverpool, where I concentrated on public health nutrition. The colleagues I worked with were great. I still keep in regular contact with them, which has been really helpful as I’m now doing similar community sessions for my final year project. My placement confirmed what I'd like to do after university.

My career and development

When I graduate, I'd love to go into public health nutrition. I want a job where I can make a difference to people’s lives and give them the skills and knowledge they need to make healthier decisions.

Coming to Surrey to study nutrition has been one of the best choices I've made!

 

Discover more about our undergraduate food, nutrition and dietetics courses, including our BSc (Hons) Nutrition course.

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