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Our students share their thoughts and feelings about what makes Surrey so right.
LEVEL OF STUDY
Life as a student is very different to working 9-5 and I’ve appreciated the challenge of this change so far. I’ve learned to prioritise a work-life balance and value my free time, and it’s allowed me to differentiate between mindsets and strengthen my wellbeing.
A summer placement at Adaptix, manufacturer of innovative 3D x-ray imaging devices, was a great opportunity to develop hard and soft skills for Constantine Pelesis, who is now a clinical technologist in Singleton Hospital’s Nuclear Medicine Department.
A highlight of the placement has been getting the chance to become part of a scientific community and contribute to active research.
One of the highlights of my PhD has been the eight-week placement I'm currently spending at Crossfield Fusion as part of the GRADnet programme.
The Braithwaite scholarship greatly eased the pressure and allowed me to focus less on the financial burden of the degree and more on enjoying what I came to Surrey to do: to further my knowledge of the subject area I wanted to make my career in.
The tutors are always happy to help if you have questions via email or after class, while students are encouraged to innovate and be creative during assessments and conduct research themselves under guidance.
The academics on my programme know how to spark interest in students – even in an early morning lecture.
University, both at postgraduate and undergraduate level, is what you make of it. Surrey is a great university to find lots of different things you’ll enjoy!
The conversation was the quickest ever: “UCAS ID? Grades? Okay, you’re in!”. That was it, end of the story.