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Our students share their thoughts and feelings about what makes Surrey so right.
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I wanted to take advantage of the fact the University offers a placement year to you; to get out there, get some experience and make a name for myself.”
The university’s outstanding record for graduate employability, perfect balance of rural and city life, and proximity to London were all factors that contributed to my decision to make Surrey a top choice.
I had the chance to apply to this brilliant university that was right on my doorstep, and it would have been unforgivable not to snatch up the opportunity, which is why Surrey was my first choice!
Surrey has high student satisfaction and a great School of Law. For an aspiring lawyer this was a great mix, as I knew I'd be in an environment where I could flourish academically but also be emotionally supported. At Surrey I believed I would find this - and I have!
My lecturers completely love what they do; they don’t just want to teach you, but give you their ‘all’ in the subject.
During my Professional Training placement, when I witnessed my analysis being used to undermine the Prosecution’s chief witness it gave me the confidence to know that I was capable of working in this profession. I am very grateful to my placement supervisor and all I learnt from him in that year.
The teaching staff at Surrey were phenomenal and clearly all enjoyed their jobs, which shone through during lectures and seminars. The teaching allowed me to pick up complex legal principles more easily. Great teaching really does make all the difference.
Doing a Professional Training placement is the best decision I have made since coming to university; the value of the knowledge it gives you is unprecedented. I could not recommend it more.
A qualified barrister under the National Bar of the Republic of Cyprus, Maria Louca holds an LLB from the University of Keele. She came to Surrey to study for an LLM in International Law and received the Justice Umaru Abdullahi Prize for the best graduating student on the International Law programme. Maria was subsequently awarded an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent and then returned to Surrey to study for a PhD in Law. On completion of her PhD, Maria has taken up a lectureship at Leicester University.