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The University of Surrey 4.1 / 149 reviews
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I have enjoyed my course for the three years I have been here. The course gives you a good range of teaching within the chemistry field in all areas. The optional modules are also broad and very interesting. Along with chemical knowledge, the course helps develop the soft skills needed for when going for a career after university. IT also gives the change for a professional training year which I have found to be a great experience.

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The course as a whole has been a very valuable learning experience. There has however been aspects of the course which have not lived up to expectations. This has often been due to poor teaching and organisation in some modules whereby the content given in exams has not matched what was taught. Content has also often been taught in a very confusing manner and has been difficult to process in time for exams due to the large content and small amount of support given.

Other modules have however been well coordinated, often helping to reduce stress levels surrounding exams and coursework. This has mainly been what has encouraged me to enjoy these modules as it has allowed me to feel more laid back and that I have time to study and learn the concepts which I have often found to be interesting and informative.

The lack of cross over between module content makes the course interesting and wide- this is important when applying to business due to the vast amount of roles that the course is applicable to. This is what I think makes Surrey's course outstanding.

Help with placement has however been very poor and assisting with this more in the future would be highly beneficial to students as finding a placement is often seen to be very daunting and not being guided through the process makes it often a very difficult one.

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Friendly lecturers who truly have an open door policy when it comes to asking for advice or help with the course. Great choice of modules in which I feel like I've learnt a lot and feel ready to enter the workplace

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The course covers a range of subjects from nuclear physics to quantum technology. High quality teaching staff. A really enjoyable course, yet satisfyingly challenging.

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They didn't lie on open days when they said it would be practical from day one. My first day was spent at the farm looking at animal husbandry and welfare and it was great to get stuck in from the work go! The first year looks at what is normal with the second year looking at what is abnormal. Although we don't start anything surgical until year three we still don't spend all our teaching time in lectures. Normally the morning is spent in lectures and then the afternoon is practicals to in pathology labs or in the clinical skills area to support what we learnt earlier in the day so we can understand it better. The vet school at Surrey has links with so many great partners and the list is still expanding meaning that we have the opportunity to visit these partners often. The lecturers and faculty members are all so kind and approachable and really know what they're talking about. Our personal tutors are always looking out for you to make sure you are up to date with work and keeping up with the content as well as enjoying life outside of vet med. We also have vet families which are a great means of getting to know other years and they're another line of support. Each module has been assessed by 10% PBL (practice based learning) peer assessment, 20% practical report, 30% OSPE (practical exam) and 40% written exam. Having these assessments spread out over the semester makes it a lot easier to keep up to speed with all the work and remain organised and focused. All the lectures and practical laminates, practice MCQ tests etc. are uploaded to our virtual learning environment and all the lectures are recorded to ensure we dont miss anything. Or if there is anything we are not confident in we can always refresh our memory and revisit certain topics.  Although there is a lot of work to do as a vet student, Surrey vet school has the advantage of being on the same main campuses as the rest of the University and the vet buildings are a two minute walk from Surrey Sports Park so as soon as our wednesday morning lectures are done we can go and represent the University in a sports team or go to the gym to relax and ensure we've got that good work-life balance. 

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ENG1062
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A very difficult module, especially as it is undertaken by first year students. It is challenging and the exam is hard as well but it is taught by an excellent professor, Dr. Alan Packwood. Fluids is based mainly on mathematical formulas namely the bernoulli equation whilst thermo is based more on theory

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BMS3066
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Biological rhythms is a module all about the different internal rhythms that occur in humans and other species. Certain circadian rhythms such as the one observed in the synthesis and secretion of melatonin have been observed across all phyla and species that have been studied, showing that these rhythms can be universal among various organisms. This is an amazing thing to be able to study as it not only applies to humans, but also to so many other animals, plants and bacteria. This can allow you to see how important these rhythms are among species and also to see the similarities and differences.The module is organised into 30% coursework as one 3000 word essay, and one final exam worth 70%. In the essay, the importance of biological rhythms need to be discussed and how these rhythms can be tested and applied to humans to alleviate certain types of symptoms need to be shown.The module is quite simple but also mentally challenging at the same time as some of the concepts are relatively difficult to grasp as they do not usually come up in previous academic knowledge like modules such as biochemistry.The course overall is very interesting and are relatively new topics that have not been studies, however, the coursework piece is difficult and did take a long time to firstly actually understand exactly what was needed and how it needed to be written. If the question was different, or a choice of questions was offered like all other modules do, then I think the assessment would of been a lot more enjoyable.

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PHY1037
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This module is exciting as it is the first module of the course that takes a leap up from A level standard. It is taught in semester 2 of 1st year and covers some astrophysics and relativity.

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In the fiction module, you will not only learn about writing techniques and theory, but you will also get to practice your writing. Each class is a workshop were you will submit work for critique. Your course tutor and fellow students will read your work and examine what works well, and perhaps what doesn't work so well. This is invaluable as a writer. This is were you will really learn to write.

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MAN3106
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The module is really interesting but quite straightforward... obviously this is great because i like to get a good mark but sometimes I think the lecturers should empart more advanced knowledge and theory with us.

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