Our student numbers
Working hard for Surrey
While at the University, our students make an economic contribution to the local economy through their spending and through part time employment, contributing £53.6 million gross value added (GVA) and 1,078 jobs in Guildford and £66.3 million GVA and 1,285 jobs in Surrey.
Proud to be chosen by so many local students
Of our UK-based students, 92% are studying full time. 1,142 undergraduate students at the University come from Surrey districts, including 403 from Guildford.
Proud to attract students worldwide
We are proud to be a culturally diverse university. 29% of students at Surrey are from outside the UK, helping to demonstrate both the diversity of our student body and the international reputation the University enjoys.
Building a national and international reputation
1,284 students were on placements in a range of sectors across the world. 620 studying for the first stage of courses at our campus in China.
Building the community
In 2019-20, there were 3,517 active student volunteers, and the Student Raising and Giving (“RAG”) activity raised over £22,267 for local charities. Students, staff and residents of Guildford have also donated over 40,000 items to North Guildford food banks through the Students’ Union #GetGivingFood campaign since 2015.
All of our student volunteering is centred around our Surrey Volunteering platform where partners and participants alike can sign up to make a difference locally.
Our contributions to Guildford
As an integral part of the town, the University of Surrey is proud to call Guildford home. We make a valuable contribution to the wider local and regional community, working with residents, community groups, businesses and schools.