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Business School Student Ty

Ty Hassan

“During the past year, with the help of Surrey’s Student Enterprise team, I was able to launch a new tech business.”

Course
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management MSc
Graduation year
2018

The environment surrounding the University was a key factor in my decision to choose Surrey. The campus is one of the best in the country and provides a great atmosphere for a student. It is difficult to find a great university with a top campus and only be 34 minutes from London. As an international student, I did not get the chance to visit the campus before joining, however, it did not disappoint and I am happy with my decision.

As an undergraduate, my biomedical sciences course was exciting and the facilities provided by the University allowed future scientists to test their skills in the lab and improve them. They also offered opportunities for students to thrive outside the lab. For example, my Professional Training placement was an office-based role regulating and monitoring drug safety. The course also kept up-to-date with current medical and pharmacological breakthroughs, which meant that we were in the forefront studying current and future treatments in the field.

Everyone changes during their time at university. Throughout these years we’re learning new lessons and having new experiences constantly. During my time at Surrey I developed a new level of maturity, independence and resilience. The staff were always happy to provide support and as a student it was easy to tackle any challenges that I faced. This was evident when I made the decision to launch a start-up during my time at the University and Surrey’s Student Enterprise team was extremely supportive, helping me through the whole process.

"During my time at Surrey I developed a new level of maturity, independence and resilience."

During my time as an undergraduate at Surrey I discovered my passion for the business side of the healthcare industry. After completing my degree, I pursued a Masters in Entrepreneurship. Both courses have already had a significant impact on my career.

During the past year, with the help of Surrey’s Student Enterprise team, I was able to launch a new tech business called the Wiggly Line Company. They helped me find suitable partners here at the University to team up with. We are currently identifying early adopters and in talks with investors.

It is very difficult to pinpoint just one memory, but there is not a happier moment than graduation. The satisfaction of completing years of hard work, including late nights and 9am lectures, is hard to beat. Sharing that moment with family, as well as the friends that I wouldn’t have met if I didn't come to Surrey, makes it one of the happiest memories of my life.

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