Wonderful things happen here
The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s leading professional, scientific and technological universities with a world-class profile and a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With a beautiful and vibrant campus, we provide exceptional teaching and practical learning to inspire and empower our students for personal and professional success.
Based on the evidence, the Teaching Excellence Framework Panel (TEF) judged that the University of Surrey delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. The University of Surrey has been awarded Gold. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
Several our programmes are in the top ten in the UK. Food Science and Hospitality and Tourism are ranked second in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2021. Other subjects featuring in the top ten include Materials Technology, Nursing and Creative Writing. In the QS World Rankings by Subject 2020 we are eighth in the world for Hospitality and Leisure Management.
The Graduate Outcomes survey is the largest survey of employment and further study outcomes for UK graduates. In 2020, 96 per cent of Surrey undergraduates are in work or further education.
The University campus is set in 700 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on the edge of Guildford's historic town centre. A short walk from the rail station, London is 34 minutes away, connecting you to some of the world's busiest and most famous locations. Heathrow and Gatwick international airports are also within easy reach.
Multi-million-pound investments abound. The Ivy Arts Centre, the Manor Park student village and the Library & Learning Centre all represent major investments, with the 5G Innovation Centre and the University of Surrey Vet School continuing the trend of investing in the best.
The University benefits from major national facilities on campus and Surrey Sports Park, the £36 million world-class development is home to a range of professional teams, athletes and sporting events. It offers a range of facilities including a 50-metre swimming pool, climbing wall, tennis and badminton courts, a 120-station health and fitness centre, three multi-purpose sports arenas, squash courts, ten grass pitches, exercise and fitness studio plus a bar and restaurant.
International students are guaranteed university accommodation for the first year of their studies. Rooms in the university's on-campus accommodation are grouped by band, with band A being the most basic for those on a budget and band E for those who want an en-suite shower.
The Professional Training placement programme is one of the largest in the world, with over 2,300 partner organisations in the UK and overseas. The placement experience provides opportunities for students to put skills into practice and to experience a real working environment.