Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about alumni benefits and services which we hope you will find useful.
FAQs for alumni
Our alumni magazine, Forever Surrey, is produced annually. To receive this by post or by email, please update your details and select either printed or electronic copy towards the end of the form. All alumni with an up-to-date email address, receive a quarterly e-newsletter.
We also send invites to events we think you might be interested in, such as lectures, reunions and networking and careers opportunities.
We will also contact you about our Forever Surrey Fund which raises money to support students that face unexpected hardship and our wide range of sports clubs and societies which offer opportunities for students to learn new experiences and compete at the highest levels.
The Assessment and Awards office can provide the following award documentation: replacement certificates (including certified copies), transcripts and letters confirming award. Please visit the Transcripts, Certificates and References webpage for full details on how to request a document.
If you commenced your degree at the University of Roehampton between 1984 and 2004 or St Mary’s University between 1984 and 2006, and you were awarded by the University of Surrey, you can contact our Assessment and Awards office for replacement certificates. For transcripts and other documents, please contact Roehampton or St Mary’s directly.
If you require an academic or personal reference from faculty, please contact your tutor directly. You can search for academic contacts on the People pages for each School; visit the subjects webpage, select your subject and follow the School link at the bottom. If you are unsure who to contact, please seek advice from the school administrator.
If you require verification of your study, award, grade and dates of attendance for an employer, agency, university, embassy or council, please direct them to Hedd, the official degree verification hub. The University is not able to provide this information to third parties.
Yes, alumni or retired staff members who live in the UK are eligible for free membership to our on-campus Library. Please note that this does not include online access to materials. For more information and how to join, please visit the Library membership page.
Student email accounts close three months after you complete your studies. If you need to reinstate access to your email and/or SurreyLearn account for a temporary period of time, you will need to seek authorisation from the Head of Faculty and send this along with your request to IT Services at email@example.com. Please also include firstname.lastname@example.org if your request concerns SurreyLearn.
Our Employability and Careers Centre can offer you support. Recent graduates can arrange careers appointments in-person or over the telephone with staff who can offer guidance, help with quick queries or mock interviews. All alumni are entitled to use Surrey Pathfinder, the digital hub with 24/7 access to careers appointments, jobs, events and development tools.
Thank you! There are a few different ways in which you can make a gift to Surrey:
- Our Forever Surrey Fund supports students in unexpected hardship, those taking industry placements and helps our clubs and societies to grow. You can make a one-off donation or choose to give regularly by direct debit.
- If you are a US taxpayer, you can donate through the US-based Friends of the University of Surrey, Inc. to make your gift tax deductible.
- Leave a legacy in your will to help enrich the lives of students and support ground-breaking research
- If you would like to discuss making a gift to Surrey, you can email us or telephone us on +44 (0)1483 683143.
FAQs about Surrey alumni
You are an alumnus/alumna of the University of Surrey if you studied at Surrey. If you studied at the University of Roehampton or St Mary’s and your degree was awarded by Surrey, you are considered an alumnus/alumna of those universities.