press release
Published: 22 March 2018

University of Surrey in top ten for Student Experience

By Natasha Meredith

The University of Surrey is delighted to have retained its top ten position in the Times Higher Education 2018 Student Experience Survey.

The University of Surrey Stag by the entrance to the campus

Ranked joint seventh out of 116 institutions in the country, the University of Surrey has been rated highly by current students, who were questioned about their experiences on academia, student welfare, security and facilities.

Now in its tenth year, the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey analyses the experiences of over 15,000 undergraduate students throughout the UK to discover how they view their university.

Professor Jane Powell, Vice-Provost of Education and Students at the University of Surrey, said:

“I am pleased that our students continue to speak positively about their experiences here.  

"This is built on the close working relationships between staff and students in all areas, and we are proud of the work we do with our student representatives to ensure they get the very best experience whilst at Surrey.”

In continuing to enhance the experience of our students, the University of Surrey has introduced a number of new initiatives.  

These have included investment in enhancing and diversifying the wellbeing resources available to students via provision of additional professional counselling support and access to other mental health resources, and launch of an innovative and very popular “SurreyMoves” scheme run by the university’s Sport Park to motivate exercise and fitness. 

On the academic side, lecture recording facilities have now been installed in more than 80 per cent of teaching rooms to support students’ learning experience.

Overall student experience will be further improved with the introduction of a bespoke app currently being developed as part of the University’s ambitious digital strategy.

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