University of Surrey
Guildford | South East England
Ucas code: S85
What students say about this university1191 comments (286 students)
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.×
Social, friendly atmosphere. A lot of events, bars, campus locations. Centre of everything - easy to travel into town, the...
Social, friendly atmosphere. A lot of events, bars, campus locations. Centre of everything - easy to travel into town, the station. Good connections into London.×
Amigo's is fairly good value for money. And starbucks is priced the same as round the country. The bookshop is a bit expensive...
Amigo's is fairly good value for money. And starbucks is priced the same as round the country. The bookshop is a bit expensive though.×
Lots of gigs on campus including parties, parties weekly sometimes with guest performersReport
VAried activities and help given to studentsReport
The campus itself is truly beautiful and the outdoor/green space is a really lovely spot to spend time between classes. It is...
The campus itself is truly beautiful and the outdoor/green space is a really lovely spot to spend time between classes. It is also really conveniently located, only a short walk from the train station and the town centre in one direction and the main Tesco, hospital and sports park in the other direction.The sports park is a really wonderful facility and the variety and selection of exercise classes is excellent and means there is something for everyone. The Starbucks inside of the sports park is also a great alternative to studying at home/on campus.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction90%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students14,300
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate74%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time16%
of students are part-time
Male / Female56%
of students are female
Young / Mature16%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK28%
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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