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University of Surrey

Whether you picture yourself in a new career or strive to study somewhere where you can make a real impact, our courses can help make your vision a reality.  As a research-led University our outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges.Join our community, and you'll become a part of changing the world for the better. 

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The University of Surrey was established on 9 September 1966 with the grant of its Royal Charter, but its roots go back to a late nineteenth-century concern to provide greater access to further and higher education for the poorer inhabitants of London.


The University of Surrey is structured into three faculties; The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science (FEPS) and The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS).


We will enhance our research excellence and scale to be recognised internationally as a leading research university. Research is at the heart of our mission to create new knowledge and innovate for the benefit of society. Our overarching objective is to achieve research activities that are internationally-leading, contribute economic and social benefits, and support our ambitions in teaching and learning..


Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reveal that 95.6 per cent of Surrey’s 2015 graduates were in work (or further education) six months after they graduated.

On average, our graduate employment rate over the past five years is 95 per cent.

Professional Training placements

Surrey is highly unusual in offering Professional Training placement opportunities to almost all of its undergraduates, regardless of their degree subject. Over the past five years, more than 2,300 partner organisations have worked with us to give our students valuable work placements in the UK and abroad.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

The Student Services Centre can help if you need information, advice and guidance, or support regarding general non-academic enquiries. Think of us as a ‘first-stop shop’ - we have friendly staff trained to deal with a wide range of enquiries and provide key information and help on many University services. 

If we can’t answer your question, we'll contact colleagues to get the answer or direct you elsewhere if needs be. Current students can access a range of personal information and update certain data through the student records self service portal.

For international students we provide support for:

  • Visas and immigration process
  • International travel queries
  • Specialist welfare concerns 

Housing services

  • The University of Surrey's Accommodation Office will help you find the right place to live, on or off campus, at an affordable rent, throughout your time at the University of Surrey
  • We have more than 5,000 rooms of various types to suit all budgets. All our courts, as we call the halls of residence at Surrey, are self-catering with shared kitchen facilities, except for the studio flats (band F) at Manor Park
  • More than 50 per cent of rooms have en-suite shower and toilet facilities
  • All first-year students living on campus are allocated a Student Life Mentor who are on hand to provide support, help and advice
  • Our accommodation was included in the Student Crown Best Student Accommodation Awards 2018

Library services

We’ve invested £16 million in the Library over the past five years to create a state-of-the-art learning environment. Within the Library is SPLASH, the dedicated learning development team who provide guidance on your academic work via group-based learning workshops, one-to-one appointments and drop-ins, and online tutorials. 

ICT services

As a student at Surrey you will find that IT will play a big part in your time at the University. Whether you are using one of the 900+ PCs in the Open Access PC rooms, connecting to the wireless network or working from home using off-campus secure web access, IT Services will always provide you with efficient and innovative IT solutions.

Medical services

The Centre for Wellbeing provides support when personal issues are impacting on your ability to study and cope at University. We offer advice as well as therapeutic and practical support to help you cope and manage your studies. We have an NHS Medical Practice on site and the Royal Surrey County Hospital is located very close to the university.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Surrey, is based in the charming town of Guildford and on a beautiful lakeside campus, it is set among countryside just outside London.

A vibrant, safe space in which to live and learn, our friendly campus community encourages a real sense of belonging. With over 120 nationalities all playing a role in University life, you will discover a lively, dynamic atmosphere that enriches the student experience.

Our campus is easily accessible by road and rail, just a short walk from Guildford train station and well served by local buses. Once you’re here, you can reach everything on foot.

Sports facilities

  • Surrey Sports Park is one of Europe’s leading sports venues and the home of Team Surrey.
  • Our fantastic University of Surrey owned facility has seen millions of visitors through its doors since opening in 2010, providing world-class sports facilities, activities and events to University students, staff, elite teams, athletes and the local community.
  • Whether you’re a complete beginner or an established player, you’ll be welcomed into our friendly sporting community.
  • University of Surrey students benefit from discounted membership of Surrey Sports Park, giving access to a huge range of facilities, classes and activities, as well the opportunity to join sports clubs and represent Team Surrey. 

Student clubs

The University of Surrey Students' Union is not-for-profit charity, independent from the University that represents all University of Surrey students on a local and national level.


Many of our degree programmes are accredited by professional, statutory and regulatory bodies.

Guildford, England, United Kingdom

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