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Sandy Karr

Sandy Karr

"After I'd visited the campus on an open day, I fully made my decision that Surrey was my first choice"



"I first came across Surrey at my college's University Choice Fair and I talked to some of its representatives at their stall. I saw that Surrey is listed high in the league tables and that made me note it as one of my favourites. After I'd visited the campus on an open day I fully made up my mind that that Surrey was my first choice.

On the open day I had a chance to see the academic staff in action: they gave taster lectures about their subjects and there was a chance to chat to them one-on-one. I was really impressed by the professors - they were proud and passionate about their subject.

I'd definitely recommend coming to an Applicant Day and an Open Day and seeing what the course is about and engaging with the teaching staff. It really helps to put you at ease and you’ll be thankful that you went.

I decided to come to Surrey because wanted to be a private detective, investigator or work in the agent/national security fields. The Criminology degree course at Surrey seemed to do all the modules that I needed to fulfil my career ambition.

The aspects of my programme I enjoy the most are the pure criminology side like forensics and crime prevention; I like the quantitative maths side to it too. The staff are really great and professional.

I think the best things about life in general at Surrey are the campus, the Library and the programmes themselves. I also wrote for the university newspaper last year and I'm currently a course representative."

Discover more about our criminology programmes, including our BSc Criminology.

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