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Teaching – Amazing teaching, they reflect upon student feedback and have provided quality teaching involving independent tasks which offering and guiding students whenever they struggle. Very professional and the system is clearly structured.
Social life – Due to being in a small town the social life is limited with only one campus club. And 3 other clubs, however, being closely located to town it is super convenient and fun.
Travelling/Exploring – The local station offers a 33-minute direct train to London Waterloo, easy for commute as well as going out and exploring London too. Guildford is located just outside London with close access to travel to Reading, Portsmouth and Brighton where there’s amazing nightlife, exploring and beaches. Nevertheless, Guildford holds pretty places such as the Castle, Cathedral with many pubs and beer gardens to go to. It’s what you make of it! They have an amazing high street with stores including Hugo Boss, Ted Baker, House of Fraser and more.
Cost / Living – Surrey is a very rich area and being close to London too, accommodation is pretty expensive especially if you decide to live off-campus.
Accommodation – although costly, Surrey has 3 campuses including the main campus. Hazel Farm is the furthest campus where the accommodation is the cheapest and bus rides are free. Their most modern campus is Manor Park where there are continuing works on luxury looking en-suite accommodation (where I was lucky enough to stay in and VERY much approve). Finally, their main campus offers a mix of different accommodation types, whilst being close to all necessities.
Transport in and out of uni – Their £2 university buses also go through all three campuses as well as a large Tesco’s, hospital and town centre for extra convenience.
Coming from an international background with a degree in Linguistics, I was looking for an opportunity to specialize in Finance as well as get some experience of studying in a truly multicultural environment.
The University of Surrey has given me this unique opportunity. Apart from mastering the required theoretical fundamentals of finance, I gained the practical skills through a series of workshops and training which are so crucial for landing a dream job.
The teaching staff are highly professional and easy to approach. Most of the lecturers have many years of experience in the financial industry, which I found the most motivating.
The student life is amazing, with lots of clubs and societies to suit all tastes. Being in the UK for the first time, I have never felt lonely here and can even say that the University has become my second home.
I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to combine a strong academic degree with a memorable student life.
Everyone would be happy to pay less and have more opportunities to be selected for grants. Also, more attention needs to be paid to freshers, and first-year students. In my experience, some teachers weren’t really good at teaching us, especially international students, I felt offended sometimes and felt like my grade was lower because of my nationality. However, I’m glad that my uni had its own tv studio where we could practice.View more
I will graduate from Surrey in 2021 and my experience at the Uni has been really good. The area I want to particularly highlight would be the help and direction they offer when trying to get an industrial placement. There were so many study hours and sessions in aiding you to be the most attractive candidate and without the University’s help and pathway website I would have not been as successful with finding my placement opportunity.View more
I would highly recommend University of Surrey, as it is one of the top universities in the UK. It has great staff and resources as well as a lovely campus and opportunities for study exchanges and placement year.View more