University of Surrey

Guildford | South East England

Varied union activities Sporty Town Campus Rural

Ucas code: S85

Giving students a competitive edge for their future. That's what we do, and it's what we have been doing since our first students passed through our doors in 1894. The beautiful, landscaped grounds of the University campus are an ideal place to study, relax and socialise in. Safe and secure, the campus has a friendly, close-knit and cosmopolitan community.
Source:University of Surrey website

What students say about this university

Dialog 785 comments (212 students)
    • Facilities

      The library has several floors, each different to allow for different types of study; group, solo or computer assisted. The...

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      2012, 1st year, Biomolecular Science

      Facilities

      The library has several floors, each different to allow for different types of study; group, solo or computer assisted. The staff are extremely helpful and there is even an information desk during peak times. A particularly useful tool at the library is the library catalogue which allows you to view all your current loans and request reservations for books that aren't available at the time. In addition there are numerous computer labs dispersed around campus so computers are always available, in addition to printers/copiers etc. An aspect I thought was particularly good were the labs, it was a surprise to go from a small lab at college to the large labs seen at Surrey. Subsequently the equipment is far more advanced which is to be expected as research forms an area of high importance for the university. Consequently several of the lectures are partaking in current research and there are several opportunities to learn about such in lectures and practical labs. The sports park is a new facility and hence the equipment is modern and top of the range. One worry was that because of this and it's status as a training ground for many top athletes there would be little availability for us by students. But this wasn't the case at all and there has never been an instance where I have been unable to use the facilities; which include an Olympic sized swimming pool, climbing wall, squash courts, badminton courts, basketball courts, AstroTurf, gym and several workout rooms.

      2012, 1st year, Biomolecular Science

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    • Political scene

      A fair number of political societies, and you should see campus around election time!

      2014, 2nd year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      The university is a great place regarding the societies and clubs. Students will find easy to adapt and find a society that...

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      2012, 1st year, Hospitality Management

      The upside

      The university is a great place regarding the societies and clubs. Students will find easy to adapt and find a society that will reflect their hobbies. Moreover, the sports park is a facility that offers the possibility to practice a range variety of sports.

      2012, 1st year, Hospitality Management

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    • Sport

      football voleyball Surrey SportsPark

      2014, 2nd year, Tourism Management

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    • Academic Experience

      In electronic engineering there is a huge range of topics you can study, and the further into your course you go, the more...

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      2013, 3rd year, Electronic Engineering

      Academic Experience

      In electronic engineering there is a huge range of topics you can study, and the further into your course you go, the more options are available to you. Everything from space robotics to media processing is an option, with certain basic modules in first year compulsory to lay the groundwork for future studies. You can be as varied or as specific as you like, which means there is always something to interest you on the course.

      2013, 3rd year, Electronic Engineering

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    • Everyday expenses

      Part-time work is difficult to come by, and there are a lot of additional costs such as textbooks that were never advertised in...

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      2012, 3rd year, Politics

      Everyday expenses

      Part-time work is difficult to come by, and there are a lot of additional costs such as textbooks that were never advertised in the course. I think managing money is a lot more difficult that everyone supposes at the beginning, especially as there is not vey much advice kicking about.

      2012, 3rd year, Politics

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

81%

HIGH

Varied union activities

79%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

55%

MED

Creative

66%

MED

Political

46%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Student score 85% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

91%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

13,895

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

71%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

17%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

57%

of students are female

Young / Mature

15%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

30%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

81%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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    The park

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