Our commitment to Guildford and Surrey

Discover how we’re taking our role as an anchor institution in the local community seriously. Here we provide key facts and figures backing up that commitment, alongside other relevant local matters of public interest.

Working together for Surrey

The University of Surrey has made the county town of Surrey, Guildford our home for the last 55 years and we celebrate our place in Surrey and its communities as a fundamental part of our who we are.

Our students study here, our research happens here, many of our graduates choose to stay in Surrey, raising families and contributing to the community, chosen as their first home.

We are the largest single organisation in Guildford Borough, a community of 20,000, which means we will always step up to be included in local debate and play our part in the solution for a cleaner, prosperous and innovative future for our hometown.


Alumni living in Guildford


Staff living and working locally

£1.2 billion GVA

Added to the local economy