Published: 06 October 2018

Top tips for your Surrey Applicant Day

An Applicant Day gives you the chance to learn more about the University and the course you’ve applied for. Read our top tips to help you make the most of your visit to campus.

Applicants at an open day walking around campus

Plan your journey

Avoid last-minute panic by working out how you’ll get to campus in advance.

We recommend travelling by public transport if possible. Guildford train station is only a 10 minute walk from Stag Hill campus and there are frequent buses from the centre of town.

View directions to the University.

Please note: if you do need to drive there is very limited parking on our Stag Hill campus. Once our car park is full you will be redirected to town centre pay and display car parks which are a 15 minutes walk from campus, so please allow extra time when planning your journey.

Download our “Getting here and around” document which will be available from Surrey Self-serviceour applicant portal, shortly before your Applicant Day. This will provide more details on your travel options, including a map of town centre car parks and walking route to campus.

Once on campus, follow signs to the registration point.

Bring the right stuff

You’ll need your UCAS ID or University of Surrey ID number for registration, and remember to print off any other documents you may need for the day.

Wondering what to wear? Choose clothes you feel comfortable in. Most tutors will not dress formally, so it is not necessary for you to do so. We recommend wearing comfortable footwear as the campus tour involves a lot of walking. Make sure you bring a rain coat or umbrella too, as most of the tour is outside.

Explore the campus

You’ll spend a lot of time on campus if you decide to come to Surrey, so take the time to get a feel for whether it’s right for you.

If you’ve not visited the campus before, don’t miss the chance for a campus tour. Please refer to your timetable (available from Surrey Self-service) for tour times.

Our friendly student tour guides will show you around our Stag Hill campus and talk to you about student life in Guildford. You’ll also see some of our Stag Hill accommodation.

(Tours last approximately 1 hour)

Read more about our campus.

Learn more about your course

Applicant Days offer a fantastic opportunity to meet current students, speak with academics and chat to admissions tutors. 

Other activities may include facilities tours and interactive workshops. You’ll have the chance to ask any questions about the course and find out what life is like from a current student studying your subject, so have a think about anything you might want to ask.

Once you’ve booked your place at an Applicant Day, you can view a timetable of the day in Surrey Self-service, our applicant portal. When you register on the day, you will be given an updated timetable and campus map

See Surrey Sports Park

Whatever your sporting ability or interest, our £36 million Surrey Sports Park is well worth a visit.  

The Sports Park is on our Manor Park campus, a five-minute drive or bus journey from the Stag Hill campus where the Applicant Days take place.

You can take a self-guided tour of Surrey Sports Park after your Applicant Day (tours available between 4:15pm to 4:45pm).

You will need to make your own way to the Sports Park – there is parking (maximum 2 hours) if you want drive (postcode GU2 7AD) or you can get the public bus from the piazza area on the Stag Hill campus.

Discover more about sport at Surrey.

Help us help you

If you have any dietary requirements or have accessibility needs, our team are more than happy to help. Please get in contact with us at least one week beforehand with your requirements via the Surrey Self-service booking pages.

Tell us what you think!

After the Applicant Day, you’ll get an email feedback questionnaire. We want to make sure our Applicant Days offer the best possible experience at Surrey, so please let us know if you enjoyed your experience with us and tell us about any areas you think we could improve. 

Book a place at an Applicant Day

Not all of our courses include Applicant Days in the admissions process.

If you've applied for an undergraduate course that runs Applicant Days/Interview Days and you're selected for invitation, we'll contact you via Surrey Self-service.

Learn more about applicant days at Surrey.

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