Published: 11 November 2022

Surrey Pioneers

Were you one of the first generation to solely study at the University of Surrey between 1970-1979, following the closure of Battersea College of Technology? Or maybe you came between 1968-1970 when the University was initially setting up?

If so, you’re one of our #SurreyPioneers – one of the first generation of students to learn at our Stag Hill campus in Guildford.

We’ve created a magazine celebrating the role you played in establishing the University’s new home. Download a copy here.

We also have other plans to honour your legacy…

Permanent display

We’re aiming to build a permanent display and we’re hoping you’ll share pictures and memorabilia from that era. If you have photos or literature, we’d love to have copies to help us bolster our existing archive and create our display.

You can send us hi-res scans of these on alumni@surrey.ac.uk. If you don’t have a scanner, get in touch on alumni@surrey.ac.uk and we’ll arrange collection and return of hard copies.

Share your memories

If you have stories from this period, we’d love to interview you for a written piece. If this sounds interesting, please email us on alumni@surrey.ac.uk so we can set up a chat and talk to you about your experiences as an undergraduate or postgraduate.

Visit campus

If you live nearby, you’re welcome to visit us in person and we’ll chat over a coffee. We’ll even give you a tour around the campus if you want one. Email us on alumni@surrey.ac.uk.

Social media

If you want to join in the conversation – or just see what’s going on – you can join our Forever Surrey alumni groups on social media. 

Either visit Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

Reunion event

We’re also planning a Surrey Pioneers reunion event next year. We’ll post more details on this nearer the time.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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