My student experience
"The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Surrey is a home away from home. There’s a low student:staff ratio and the lecturers support you to the very best of their ability."
I chose to come to the University of Surrey from my home country of Jordan because I love travelling and exploring new places, and it is one of the best universities in the UK for electrical and electronic engineering.
I’ve always been fascinated by how things work, and I really enjoyed maths and physics at school, so I knew I wanted to pursue engineering. Before applying to university I had also become interested in how things work at a small scale, so an engineering degree that involved nanotechnology was the perfect fit for me.
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Surrey is a home away from home. There’s a low student:staff ratio and the lecturers support you to the very best of their ability. There’s help whenever you need it, and student feedback is taken really seriously.
Having the chance to learn about the cutting edge research our lecturers are doing is really valuable and adds a lot to your skills and knowledge as an engineer. Throughout your time here you get to form professional relationships and network with researchers and engineers at the top of their field.
"Studying here has not only built my professional and academic skills as a future engineer, but also shaped me as an individual. I now feel much more confident about achieving my goals."
Aside from my course, one of the things I’ve got involved in is Surrey’s Women in Engineering Society, of which I’m currently Vice-President. The Society, which is affiliated to the national Women in Engineering Society (WES), is all about getting inspired as a female engineer and meeting like-minded people who share your enthusiasm and passion for engineering in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. In my role, I’ve had the chance to attend the national WES annual students’ conference and represent Surrey at its first national University Groups Board. I’ve also helped to organise events and socials for our members which has aided me in developing my management and leadership skills.
I’m also a member of other societies such as EARS (the Electronics and Amateur Radio Society) which has been a great way to further develop my skills as an electronic engineer, and the Arabic society which has given me the chance to meet other students from my country and those from similar cultures.
Moving to a new country and studying in a different language was a huge challenge for me and one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but also one of the experiences that’s had the biggest impact on me. Studying here has not only built my professional and academic skills as a future engineer, but also shaped me as an individual. I now feel much more confident about achieving my goals.
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