University of Surrey

Guildford

  • Location: Town

Student life

Two University of Surrey alumni won Oscars in 2023 - having honed their acting chops at some of the best performing arts facilities in the UK. The Library and Learning Centre have seen millions invested in them over the last five years. Expect amazing simulation opportunities, a fully operational pilot process plant, wind tunnels, ion beam facilities, flight simulators, a courtroom, and a Clinical Simulation Centre.

Surrey’s famous Guildford School of Acting presents excellent plays and musicals. Our £36m Surrey Sports Park hosts regular live sporting events.

The Students’ Union is the heart of social life, with Rubix, the 1.5k capacity venue, casual Hari’s Bar, the Basement for smaller events and a whole range of clubs and societies.

The University of Surrey is proud of its renowned student support team, advising on everything from choosing the right course, preparing for your first few weeks at university, to graduation, job search and beyond.

What's it like to live in South East?
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South East England is made up of nine counties, with popular student cities in Brighton & Hove, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, and Southampton.

The area sees plenty of sunshine and Brighton – the LGBTQ+ capital of the UK – is a student favourite, with tons of quirky shops, cafes, arts, nightlife and watersports.

Moving east into Kent, you'll find the charming towns of Whitstable, Broadstairs, and Margate – all bursting with literary history – plus the iconic landmarks of Dover’s white cliffs and Canterbury Cathedral.

London is an hour or two away for gigs, theatre trips and capital city adventures, while the country’s two largest airports – Heathrow and Gatwick – mean international journeys are easy to get started.

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What's it like to live in Guildford?
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You’re never too far from stunning National Trust sites, exhibitions or plush estates in Guildford – with rolling green hills to explore nearby.

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Campus and facilities

Expect delicious food and drink on the University of Surrey’s leafy campuses, walking distance to the lively centre of Guildford. Expect artisan markets, cafes, restaurants, bars, music venues and a small supermarket on Stag Hill campus. Our world-class library, brilliant teaching spaces and beautiful parkland add to the ingredients for your happy campus life.

Surrey’s Manor Park campus hosts the celebrated Surrey Sports Park, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and yet more excellent student accommodation. The two campuses are closely linked by walking, bike or bus.

All Surrey student accommodation includes free broadband, with at least half of our study-bedrooms offering private en-suite shower and toilet. Your safety is a prime concern of the University, and all our Guildford student accommodation is monitored by security 24/7. Life on campus is safe, comfortable and offers options to suit everyone.

Course locations

Kate Granger Building (Surrey Research Park)

30 Priestley Road, Guildford, GU2 7YH

Stag Hill

Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7XH

Surrey Research Park

Surrey Research Centre, Technology Centre, 40 Occam Rd, Guildford, GU2 7YG

Main Site

Guildford, GU2 7XH