University of Surrey
Guildford | South East England
Ucas code: S85
What students say about this university1186 comments (286 students)
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The Surrey Sports Park is amazing. It has everything you want! The membership this year is 210 pounds for the whole year which...
The Surrey Sports Park is amazing. It has everything you want! The membership this year is 210 pounds for the whole year which is under 20 pounds per month. The total price may sound like a lot of money but a the end of the day it's not , especially considering the amazing facilities!×
Halls in the first year are very comfortable and inexpensive but would have liked to have known how expensive accommodation...
Halls in the first year are very comfortable and inexpensive but would have liked to have known how expensive accommodation would be in other years renting privately×
Good value food depends on whether you are willing to sacrifice your quality of living to save the extra money, & generally...
Good value food depends on whether you are willing to sacrifice your quality of living to save the extra money, & generally 'value' food from the supermarket is of poor quality & budgeting soon disappears, especially as shopping every week soon becomes a burden when studies become intensified & I ended up shopping every two weeks. The student market is pretty expensive for fresh produce & fruit & vegetables & at only one day in the week is inconvenient. I found I needed to pay alot more than I initially though on text books, only to find that I have rarely read then very much & only really use them for reference, as the course is so intense that I barely have any free time to read them. Eating on campus is expensive, the university supermarket is overpriced for food that is of no better quality than elsewhere, likewise, Starbucks & Costa are also pricey. I have found that local convenience stores are the cheaper shops & prefer to shop there & avoid paying too much & budgetting on exercise books, & stationary & ink cartidges, all these surprise costs add up.×
I didn't stay in uni accommodation. Halls I visited seemed fairly standard. Housing - you just need to be picky, oh and it's...
I didn't stay in uni accommodation. Halls I visited seemed fairly standard. Housing - you just need to be picky, oh and it's Surrey so it's pricey.×
Food available on campus. There really isn't much variety for dining on campus and the hours of operation can be incredibly...
Food available on campus. There really isn't much variety for dining on campus and the hours of operation can be incredibly inconvenient depending on your class schedule. Barely any of the options are open late so if you have a class that ends later in the evening it makes it incredibly difficult to get something on campus (that isn't just a pre-packaged sandwich from the campus store). There also is no where on campus to use a microwave so bringing food from home to reheat and eat on campus isn't even an option!Study space. While the library is advertised as being open 24 hours it turns out that it actually isn't open that long at the times when you need it to be. Of course it is understandably closed for stat holidays which is not a problem but during the exam period it closed at 11pm during the week and even earlier on weekends which is the exact time when you want the place to be open non-stop for prep. Additionally, outside of the library there are very few study spaces available on campus which means when the library is closed and/or it is packed there is no alternative.The biggest frustration I have had with respect to both of the above is that the main cafeteria area is nice and open with lots of tables where you could set up camp and do work/study but they shut it off according to the hours that the food service is open instead of closing off the cafe with the doors and allowing students to stay in the open area and work!×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction90%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students15,050
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate73%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time15%
of students are part-time
Male / Female56%
of students are female
Young / Mature16%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK29%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction77%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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