The University of the Year

Surrey is The Times and Sunday Times University of The Year 2016

We're delighted to have been named The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 University of The Year. Learn more about our league table success and discover why our students, staff and alumni are proud to be part of the University of Surrey.

University of the Year

Surrey has scooped two awards in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 - University of the Year and University of the Year for Student Experience.

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University of the Year for Student Experience

As well as being named overall University of the Year, Surrey is also The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016  University of the Year for Student Experience.

Find out what our students think about living and studying here.

My Surrey experience – Dominique Smith, LLB Law

"Studying at Surrey has shown me strengths in my character that I never thought I had. I’ve gained confidence in my abilities, which has encouraged me to pursue a career as a barrister."

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My Surrey experience – Reshma Varghese, MEng Chemical Engineering

"Student life at Surrey is really vibrant, with societies to fulfil every interest."

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Students vote Surrey best university for facilities

The University of Surrey has won the award for ‘Best University for University Facilities’ at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2015.

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My Surrey experience – Mike Frazer, MEng Civil Engineering

“The facilities were great, both academically and socially, and my lecturers were fantastic and inspired me to push myself harder in my work”

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My Surrey experience - Phillimon Seruwo, BSc Business & Retail Management

"My Surrey experience has been life-changing. I've not only developed academically, I've also gained personal and life skills."

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My Surrey experience - Sam Williams, BSc Electronic Engineering

Sam reveals how his final-year project resulted in the creation of a mobile app for the University, and led to a job with IBM.

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What our staff say

Discover why our academics are passionate about their work at the University of Surrey.

Students are at the heart of the University of Surrey, so we are immensely proud to have been named University of the Year both overall and for Student Experience. It recognises the dedication of our staff to achieving exceptional levels of student satisfaction, as well as our focus on quality and innovation in teaching and research. 

Professor Sir Christopher Snowden Former President and Vice-Chancellor

When undergraduates do their individual projects in their final year, they have the opportunity to be part of research that is internationally leading. Our Department is a place where people can shine, and that is what we want our students to do.

What our alumni say

Our Alumni share memories from their time at Surrey and explain the impact their degree has had on their careers.

Learn more about our alumni and supporters network.

Graduate profile - Tamsin Stirling

"I feel incredibly fortunate to have been taught by some fantastic academics and to have had the opportunity to live and work abroad."

Tamsin Stirling, Ticketing Coordinator, Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 2016

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Graduate profile - Alec Kyriakides

"There is no doubt that my studies at Surrey were instrumental to what I have achieved in my career."

Alec Kyriakides, Head of Quality, Safety and Supplier Performance at Sainsbury’s

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Graduate profile - Yasir Khan

"If you want to be tourism professional, Surrey is the place to be."

Yasir Khan, Business Development Manager for Al Sayyad Travel & Tourism in Dubai

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