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Our students share their thoughts and feelings about what makes Surrey so right.
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My time with Balfour Beatty sparked my ambition to become a Chartered Engineer starting in Ground Engineering, and to pursue my plan of becoming a leader in the construction industry.
I am the Co-owner and Executive Producer at Firefly Creations and we specialise in the design of attractions for theme parks, resorts and other destinations. It has always been a goal of mine to work in this industry and the course at Surrey gave me a great grounding both technically and commercially.
There’s no typical day at Hewson: it’s a fast-paced work environment with new challenges each day, and I’ve worked on over 15 different projects since starting here.
Being able to see how some of the calculations and engineering principles I’ve learned at university are applied in real life, and using software to do this, has been really interesting.
As well as enabling me to gain a vast amount of technical knowledge, my placement also gave me a valuable insight into the way the construction industry operates.
Completing a Foundation Year and progressing into the first year is like moving into a house that’s already a home. The Foundation Year not only supplied the key knowledge, but it helped me adapt to University life.
The people at Surrey were so welcoming that during my five years it felt like my second family. The Department is amazing and it's so supportive.