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Undergraduate, Female, United Kingdom
Spanish and Translation BA (Hons)
University of Surrey
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Review Title: My University
I remember well the weeks spent wading through heaps of prospectuses, each one telling you that they rise above all others. I remember thinking to myself, will I ever find a university that will suit me? After narrowing down my list to just 5 universities it was finally the exciting and nerve-racking time to begin my visits. I visited such universities as Exeter and Oxford Brookes, each one different in style and approach yet both as grand and thus almost scary. The time came for me to visit Surrey. Tucked away and surrounded by countryside, I knew that this was the university for me as soon as my car pulled into the picturesque yet subtle entrance. Words cannot even begin to describe the welcome that I received, both from staff and current students. All of my nerves and anxiousness left me and I suddenly had an overpowering feeling of being at home.
August 19th came and with it, all feeling of hope and desperation. After a grooling week leading up, the outcome was as i had hoped, University of Surrey 'here I come!'.
Freshers week was as I had expected and more, all the time things to do and places to visit. My course seemed hard at first but after settling in and meeting my fellow peers it suddenly seemed achievable.
I write now as I come to the end of my first year. I really wouldn't have changed a thing about it. The grounds may be small compared with other universities, take Loughborough for example, but the advantage is that it only ever really takes a maximum of 10 minutes to get to a lecture from anywhere on campus. There is also the new sports gym which has only recently opened, offering a huge range of activities at a very cheap price. I also must not forget to add that Rubix (the university's student union) is second to none, and holds many of my favourite university's moments.
If I were to explain my whole university experience, I could probably babble on for at least another thousand words so I really do hope that this short snippet of my life at the University of Surrey is enough to convince you that this really is a wonderful university. I would definitely recommend this university to all.
For those students coming here in October, I do recommend that you purchase a freshers band in advance of your arrival, as the evening events do get booked up rather quickly. The only other advice that I can give is that nerves and anxiety will get you nowhere in life, I have always lived by the thought that fear is the enemy of progression. There really is no need to be scared, this university is so friendly and welcoming that you will feel at home right away. Work hard and choose wisely, and you can be sure that with the university of Surrey you will not be disappointed.
There really is no need to be scared, this university is so friendly and welcoming that you will feel at home right away. Work hard and choose wisely, and you can be sure that with the university of Surrey you will not be disappointed.
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