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

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    • The downside

      nightlife

      2013, 1st year, Accounting Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      Guildford is a lovely town, great for shopping. However, in terms of night life it is quality versus quantity. we dont have a...

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      2014, 2nd year, English Law

      Nightlife

      Guildford is a lovely town, great for shopping. However, in terms of night life it is quality versus quantity. we dont have a huge array of options. however what we do have is great. Rubix alone is a great student union club, we also have roots and chancellor which is our also student only bars/ pubs. But there are about 4 or so clubs in guildford, with casino being the most popular. You can always have a great student life but if your looking for a busy nightlife feel town then guildford isnt for you. But fun is there without much need to try.

      2014, 2nd year, English Law

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    • Accommodation

      Renting off-campus in private accommodation is expensive compared to other universities in different parts of the country. Rent...

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      2012, 4th year, Computer Science

      Accommodation

      Renting off-campus in private accommodation is expensive compared to other universities in different parts of the country. Rent for a decent accommodation could cost you between 320 - 420 per month (excluding bills in many cases). Halls of residence are varied. Some older halls such as Stag Hill Court have an old layout which is not particularly sociable and do not feel very welcoming to new students. However, newer accommodation such as Manor Park, have en-suite bathrooms and have a more modern feel. As in general, be careful with private landlords as they tend to cut corners etc and I've never had a good experience with a landlord. Make sure you visit the accommodation office for a list of landlords which have been verified by the university

      2012, 4th year, Computer Science

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    • The upside

      Sport. A lot of societies.

      2013, 2nd year, Tourism Management

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    • The upside

      The library, it's facilities and it's range of books is amazing. It has a great range of accommodation, and people working as...

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      2013, 1st year, English Law

      The upside

      The library, it's facilities and it's range of books is amazing. It has a great range of accommodation, and people working as Court Life Mentors to help you settle in and/or settle any differences you have with your housemates/flatmates. Its staff are extremely knowledgeable in their area and can generally help you in any way necessary, or will forward your request on to someone who can answer you if they can't answer it.

      2013, 1st year, English Law

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    • The downside

      Activity of students union

      2013, 1st year, Music Production

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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 £23k HIGH
Student score 87% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

92%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

14,065

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

71%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

18%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

57%

of students are female

Young / Mature

17%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

28%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

79%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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