My student experience


Student profile

Salina Iten

"The highlight of my placement was gaining independence by applying and developing the transferable skills I learnt and being able to develop myself both personally and professionally."

"I chose to come to Surrey because of the opportunity to complete a Professional Training placement, as well as its great reputation and beautiful setting. I attended an Open Day, which made me chose Surrey as my first option because of its friendly and homely vibe and the enticing research opportunities they demonstrated. 

I chose to study psychology because learning about and engaging in diverse theories, trying to clarify the underlying mechanisms within the human functioning, fascinates me.

Salina Iten
Salina Iten

Considering the great diversity in modules this degree also enables a wide range of future careers by developing a great variety of transferable skills, which I realised and came to appreciate especially while on placement. What I enjoy most about my programme is the diversity in modules, as it enables you to explore such a wide range of different fields.

All my lecturers have been really good, are great at teaching the material and show willingness to support students beyond expectations. My dissertation tutor especially has been extremely supporting, encouraging and helpful. 

I think placement is the best thing you can do, as it really lets you explore a field of work and engage in a professional environment and develop yourself to better prepare yourself for working after completing your degree.

I completed a Professional Training placement last year at Vestas Wind Systems A/S. I worked in the Training and Development department and was implementing certified safety and technical training standards globally as well as developing new ones along with senior experts within the field.

The highlight of my placement was gaining independence by applying and developing the transferable skills I learnt and being able to develop myself both personally and professionally. It also enabled me to explore a career field I had no prior experience in, this helped to guide my future career aspirations. 

I lived in University accommodation in my first year and have moved back into University accommodation for my final year as it is really convenient, comfortable and a great balance between personal space and ability to interact with others. I really enjoy living in University accommodation. 

I have also been part of Surrey Dance Squad throughout my degree and was part of the committee in my second year.

I could not imagine university life without it, as especially in my first two years of my degree it really defined my university life, enabled great opportunities to meet like-minded people and to participate in amazing competitions and socials. I strongly encourage anyone joining the University to join a society, as it is really great fun."

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