Working & Living in Guildford

The University's ethos is based upon a belief in our ability to make a difference to the world - to have a positive impact through our free-thinking and hard work.  We are ambitious and have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference.

The University is fortunate to have a wealth of on-site campus facilities, having recently invested in a first-class Learning Resources Centre, state-of-the-art facilities at the Surrey Sports Park, and the new Ivy Arts Centre.  In addition to this you will find plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes on campus in which you can relax or meet informally with colleagues.  With virtually everything you need on site, you may not find a need to leave campus during the day at all!

Off campus, you will find the historic Guildford town centre just a 10 minute walk away, which offers all the amenities of a modern city.  The cobbled High Street, and a network of lanes and alleyways offer excellent shops, restaurants and cafes where you can choose to meet up with friends and take time out.  Also available is a 9 screen cinema, the thriving Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and new G-Live venue, which hosts musicians, comedians, theatre companies and entertainment for children.  If history is your thing, then pay a visit to the local museum, where you can delve into the historical depth of our beautiful town and find out about landmark events or visit the ruined Guildford Castle.

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