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University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Rank 22
Location Guildford, England
Established 1966
International Students 34%
Famous Courses Business, Engineering and Hospitality
International Fees £17,900-26,200
Key Information
Location Guildford, England
Established 1966
Famous Courses Business, Engineering and Hospitality
International Fees £17,900-26,200

Overview

The University of Surrey is a global community of more than 16,000 students from 140 countries.

Based in the popular town of Guildford, just 35 minutes from central London by train, Surrey's beautiful, green campus is home to outstanding learning, laboratory, and simulation facilities in every faculty, plus a comprehensive range of student services, a wide choice of accommodation and dedicated support for international students, to help you make the most of university life.

Surrey have three faculties within the University: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Together, they offer 96 undergraduate and 100 postgraduate courses, all of which have flexibility to personalise your degree to your interests and goals. Surrey also stands out for its commitment to practice-based learning.

A huge range of professional-standard facilities, such as labs, workshops and studios, mean you can develop your skills and learn by doing. In addition, across the campus you’ll find amazing simulation facilities: a fully operational pilot process plant, wind tunnels, flight simulators, a courtroom and a Clinical Simulation Centre, home to an Immersive Learning Environment that’ll transport you to the centre of clinical scenarios. These provide a safe, supervised environment to put your skills and knowledge to the test.

Surrey's goal is to provide a challenging and rewarding university experience that creates incredible memories and helps you achieve your ambitions, while building friendships and connections that will last a lifetime. Following the latest UK National Student Survey 2022, the University scored an impressive overall satisfaction score of 84 per cent ranking them ninth in the UK.

Services for International Students

International students have access to support from the University of Surrey from the moment they decide to apply all the way until after they graduate. This includes:

  • Online student portal – MySurrey allows students to access support and advice at any hour of the day. They can also see someone in person via the MySurrey Hive.
  • Faith support – the university is a multi-faith and multi-cultural community, where there are spaces and support for students of all faiths and beliefs.
  • Study support – academic services include a dedicated department personal tutor, study spaces, resources and language support.
  • Students’ Union – as well as fun events and activities, the SU represents students and provides support with academic issues, accommodation and more.

There is also a dedicated team available to help international students throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey. They can even welcome you when you arrive at Heathrow or Gatwick Airport (both less than 45 minutes from Guildford).

Employability

Surrey are ranked first in the UK for work placements (National University Employability Awards) and graduate employability (The Times and Sunday Times Complete University Guide 2022). There are also plenty of opportunities to develop your professional skills outside of your core degree. Over 95% of graduates are in work or further study after graduating – putting Surrey firmly in the UK top ten according to the annual Graduate Outcomes Survey, published by the UK’s Higher Education Standards Agency (HESA).

Surrey were the first university in the UK to introduce professional training placements as part of an undergraduate degree. Today, almost all Surrey undergraduates are given the opportunity to do an industry placement – increasing their employability and networks and making sure they are prepared for the world of work.

The University have established relationships with more than 2,300 partner organisations, including well-known
companies like Oracle, the Walt Disney Company and Airbus, providing a huge range of placement
opportunities. Personalised careers support is also available.

Student life

Joining one of Surrey's 180+ societies (or starting your own) will help you make friends and memories for life. The University also has over 40 sports clubs to join, including lacrosse, volleyball and football, based at the Surrey Sports Park on campus, which also hosts a 50m swimming pool and 120-station gym.

Across campus, you’ll find a great choice of places to eat, drink and hang out. As well as a selection of shops and cafes, there are also facilities like The Snug, a bookable student space with huge comfy sofas, an 85” screen and PlayStation.

If you are looking for somewhere quieter, as well as the Library and Learning Centre, which is open 7 days a week, there are dedicated quiet areas, like MySurrey Nest, where you can plug in or switch off. The Students’ Union also organises unforgettable events and volunteering opportunities to ensure you have the best possible university experience.

Ranking

Several Surrey courses are in the top 10 in the UK and the University are 2nd worldwide for hospitality and tourism management in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022. In the 2022 Research Excellence Framework, Surrey were ranked in the top 20 for the quality of its research output, with 41% of research rated as world leading.

In the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings, which assess universities against the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Surrey were ranked 55th, out of more than 1400 universities globally.

Accommodation

There are more than 6,000 study-bedrooms on campus, at least half of which have an en-suite shower and toilet plus unlimited, free broadband. There are choices to suit all budgets and requirements and you’re guaranteed university accommodation in your first year as long as your application arrives on time.

All student residences are self-catered with shared kitchen facilities and are monitored by security 24/7. Off campus, there is a variety of housing in the Guildford area let privately or through the University of Surrey's own Property Management Scheme.

Location

The main Surrey campus is located on Stag Hill, close to the town centre of Guildford and next to Guildford Cathedral. It’s a lovely, leafy campus full of space to relax, as well as most student facilities. Asecond campus, at Manor Park, a short distance away, which is home to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Surrey Sports Park and lots more accommodation.

The two are well-connected by walking, bike or bus. Guildford is a thriving town and a popular place to live – in easy reach of central London (just 35 minutes away by train) but surrounded by beautiful countryside. The Surrey Hills are part of are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and feature country pubs and classic attractions such as Box Hill, as well as acres of countryside for walking or cycling. Heathrow and Gatwick are both under an hour away.

Alumni

  • Jeremy Kyle (Broadcaster)
  • Jim Abbiss (Music producer)
  • Sir Alec Issigonis (Designer)
  • E. F. Schumacher (Economist)

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