The student experience

Learn more about life as a student at Surrey, named 'Best University for Student Experience' by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

Read about what our current students think of studying at Surrey on our student experience blog.

Students’ Union

The Students’ Union lies at the heart of campus life and offers a wide range of activities to help you discover new interests, have fun and make friends.

Learn more on the Students' Union website.

What is the Students' Union?

The Students' Union is an independent, membership-led charity and the sole representative body for Surrey students.

It offers clubs and societies, organises events, volunteering and training opportunities, and provides support and advice throughout your time at Surrey.

The Union is run by five full-time Sabbatical Officers (Sabbs) who are elected by students.

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100+ societies

Our Students’ Union offers over 100 societies, so whatever you’re into - from the arts to chess to veterinary medicine - it’s easy to find friends with similar interests.

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You become a member of the Students' Union the moment you start your studies at Surrey.

46 sports clubs

Team Surrey offers 46 sports clubs, from American football to weightlifting.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an established player, you’ll be welcomed into the team’s community.

Learn more about sport at Surrey.

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Union events and nightlife

Rubix Nightclub has a capacity of over 1,500 and has hosted hundreds of diverse artists and DJs including Kissy Sellout, Chase and Status, Calvin Harris, Example, Pendulum, DJ Fresh, Netsky, The Darkness and Annie Mac. 

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Student support

We offer a wide range of services to support you during your time at Surrey, from an on campus doctor's surgery to friendly student mentors who'll help you settle in to life away from home.

Student Service Centre

Our campus Student Services Centre is the place to go when you need advice, guidance or support. Friendly staff are trained to deal with a wide range of enquiries, and are a key source of information on many University services.

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Centre for Wellbeing

Staff at Surrey’s Centre for Wellbeing offers confidential advice, as well as therapeutic and practical support, to help you cope and deal with personal issues.

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Student Life Mentoring

Student mentors are on hand to offer friendly support to all new students living in University accommodation.

A team of around 50 mentors work hard to ensure new students feel at home on campus.

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What our students say

Read our student profiles to learn more about life at Surrey, named 'Best University for Student Experience' by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

I’m a member of multiple societies and clubs here at Surrey. Hands down, without these extra-curricular activities my experience of Surrey wouldn’t be half as good. I’ve made friends for life and even lived with team mates.

Jake Simpson BSc (Hons) Business Management

The student experience blog

Read blog posts written by some of our current students about what it's like studying at Surrey.

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Our campus

View photos and videos of Surrey's beautiful campus.

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Student accommodation

Take a look at our student accommodation.

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