About the University of Surrey

Surrey people

A wide variety of people make up the Surrey family – our outstanding students, dedicated staff, award-winning academics, successful alumni, and a range of other notable individuals.

With over 14,000 students, more than 2,500 staff and 95,000-plus members of our alumni network, the University of Surrey has known – and is currently home to – plenty of remarkable people. On these pages, you can meet some of those people.

Discover some of the award winners at the University of Surrey, or learn about Guildford Roll of Honour, which is presented to individuals who have made a substantial impact to Guildford and the surrounding area. 

You can also discover the individuals upon whom the University of Surrey has bestowed honorary degrees for contributions to their fields and to society.

There's also information about some of the leading academics at the University of Surrey, drawn from around the world and acknowledged as experts in their fields, and details of a number of illustrious graduates who make up our alumni network, Forever Surrey.

You can also explore the ways in which the University of Surrey invests in its female staff and encourages individual development that maximises potential.