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Published: 15 February 2017

University launches social impact report

Surrey has launched a new social impact report, Driving Positive Change, reflecting on the impact the University has on society.

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary in Guildford, the report reflects on the collective achievements of the University community and our contribution to positive change, locally, nationally and globally.

Top line facts include:

  • £1.7bn gross value added generated across the UK by the University and research park
  • £4.5m for bursaries and scholarships to support students who might not otherwise be able to study at Surry
  • 12,167 full-time students
  • 120 countries represented in our student population

Professor G.Q. Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor, said: “This report, and the contributions represented within its pages, could not have been achieved without the support of the people of Guildford and Surrey and the hard work and dedication of our staff and students. By continuing to recognise, understand and improve our impact, we can contribute to positive change locally, nationally, and around the world.”

Councillor Paul Spooner, Leader of Guildford Borough Council, said: “I very much welcome the contribution that the University of Surrey makes to Guildford’s economy and to the wellbeing of our residents, as demonstrated in the social impact report. The University has gone from strength-to-strength in its first 50 years in Guildford and we look forward to working together in future for the benefit of those who live and work in our borough.”

Find out more about the University’s social impact and read the full report.

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