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Xiyue Cai

"All my lecturers are professional, patient and happy to help. They create a dynamic leaning atmosphere in class and always encourage us to be critical and bravely put forward our own opinions."

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"I am Xiyue from China.  I am a current student of MA Interpreting (Chinese pathway) at Surrey.

 The language and linguistics programmes at Surrey are currently ranked sixth by the Guardian University Guide. All my lecturers are professional, patient and happy to help. They create a dynamic leaning atmosphere in class and always encourage us to be critical and bravely put forward our own opinions. The teaching methods are all student-centred and the feedbacks on each of my assignment are pertinent and detailed. 

View over the lake on campus
Xiyue Cai

The facilities at Surrey are excellent — we have great interpreting booths and bright group study rooms equipped with computers. We can book them online anytime. The library is open 24/7, even during the holiday period!

The FREE English Language Support programme (ELSP), Global Graduate Award (GGA) and SPLASH learning development offered by the university are an excellent opportunity for me to improve my language and academic skills and to make the most of my time here at Surrey.

Accommodations guaranteed policy, meet and greet service, orientation programmes, visa-related issues and free End-of-Year Lunch – I received a warm welcome and great assistance as an international student.

The on-campus restaurant Young’s Kitchen provides delicious and authentic Asian-style food, such as dumplings, Tofu, Pad Thai, Bimbibap and so on, which always helps us to deal with ‘the homesickness of our stomach’.  The SimpleFresh Store, just located on the ground floor of Library and Learning Centre, opens seven days a week, provides meat, bread, fresh fruit, vegetable, prepared meals and all kinds of daily necessities. It’s very convenient!”

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