Life on campus

Find out about student life on campus.

Food, drink and nightlife

Find out about all the places to eat and drink at Stag Hill, Manor Park and Surrey Sports Park.


Whether it's a leisurely meet with friends or a sit-down-meal we have a variety of places to eat:

  • Lakeside Restaurant
  • Young's
  • Pizzaman 
  • Hillside


Grabbing a bite to eat and getting some caffeine has never been so easy with our campus-based cafes:

  • Starbucks
  • Lakeside Coffeeshop
  • Tees and Teas


Our on-campus pub, Wates, is a great place to unwind with friends after a busy day of lectures.

We also have our very own sports bar at Surrey Sports Park, which shows live sport on big screen TVs throughout the week.

Food market

Every Thursday our very own market appears on Stag Hill campus giving students a taste of international cuisine, alongside a fruit and vegetable market which offers great value fresh produce.


From club nights to concerts, our entertainment venues are ideal for all types of students.

Our on-site clubs host regular events with artists and DJs including Calvin Harris, Pendulum and Annie Mac.


There is a branch of Santander located near the Library and Learning Centre on Stag Hill campus.

Open a bank account

Santander is available to help with all your banking needs. Please visit the branch on campus or contact Ian Browning.

If you want to open an account then you need to bring two forms of identification, which can included passports, UK driving licences and either UCAS letters, or letters from Student Services.

Santander grants and scholarships

Santander Universities has worked together with the University of Surrey since 2008, enabling many students and staff members to obtain scholarships, travel grants as well as Internships with SMEs.

Santander supports entrepreneurship at the University through various activities such as Dragons' Den and the Summer Business School. It also offers support via the Careers Service, including skills workshops, interview techniques and business talks.


  • Appleseed Bookshop – get your textbooks and study supplies
  • Launderette – get all your clothing clean with the convenience of staying on campus
  • Post Office – send back all your parcels and more
  • SimplyFresh – pop into our local convenience store for all your essentials
  • UniTemps – find yourself a job to help support you during your studies