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Our students share their thoughts and feelings about what makes Surrey so right.
LEVEL OF STUDY
The University of Surrey demonstrates a strong commitment to inclusivity and support for minority groups on campus. I was particularly impressed by an inclusive meeting that aimed to gather suggestions and advice regarding our students' needs.
I was pleasantly surprised by how close-knit the CTS department is and how approachable the lecturers are. Within a few weeks, I really felt like I knew almost everybody in the department, both fellow students and the teaching staff.
...the University of Surrey was very much about the students and what they could do for the students rather than what the students could do for the university. So I really liked that kind of culture.
I spent four months in Spain and six months in Germany and the opportunity to use my language in both those countries was something I thought would be really valuable to improve my language skills.
My supervisors have been instrumental in helping me to achieve my goals during my PhD by providing guidance and feedback on my research, enabling me to refine my ideas and hone my skills.
A real highlight for me was having an article published in a well-known journal in my field. This came out of a chapter I wasn’t expecting to write at the start of the thesis, on a novel I read during the PhD.
Studying English Literature alongside French has offered me an opportunity to explore a rich palette of texts and insights into literary and historical periods, such as Romanticism and the Middle Ages, that I had not encountered in depth prior to my degree course
The option to do a placement year was a huge draw for me as I felt it would be incredibly beneficial for kickstarting my career. I quickly got the impression that Surrey was a great place to gain experience and get the support you need to enter the world of work.