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Published: 12 September 2018

Why choose the University of Surrey?

Find out what makes the University of Surrey stand out from the rest, and why you should consider us when looking to go to University.

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Exceptional teaching - learn from the best

We’re proud to have been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, in recognition of our passion for excellent teaching and academic support. Our approach will inspire you to shape your future.

Award-winning academics from around the world inspire our students with their pioneering research every day. Together, we’ll show you a world of possibility and how to unearth your own undiscovered potential.

Learn more about our teaching.

Employability - opportunity abounds

Studying at Surrey will give you the tools and opportunities needed to thrive in your future career. We’re proud to have a superb record for graduate employability. 93 per cent of our 2017 graduates were in work or further education six months after they graduated as revealed by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

Find out more about our employability and careers services.

Life in Guildford

Our university is situated in the vibrant Surrey town of Guildford. Our charming location offers an array of cultural sights and modern attractions to enhance your student experience. From lively nightlife, and entertainment venues such as G-Live and the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, to the hundreds of shops and restaurants, there is plenty to discover. What’s more is Guilford is just a short 30 minute drive to London Heathrow airport and a 34 minute journey to London by train.

Explore what Guildford has to offer.

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Life on campus

Living on campus is a great way of experiencing student life. With more than 5,000 rooms in self-catering housing, we provide affordable accommodation that is comfortable, secure and sociable. And we believe it makes the world of difference when it comes to making friends and finding your feet. With rooms priced from £105 to £150 per week throughout Guildford, we provide invaluable help and advice to thousands of students navigating the renting market every year. Our lettings agency, University of Surrey Lettings have even recently recent won the prestigious ‘Student Experience’ award at the Guardian University Awards 2018.

Find out more about our campus.

An invigorating student experience

Our university embodies a global community, a unique place that presents a world of opportunity. And we’re proud to be ranked 7th in the Times Higher Education 2018 Student Experience Survey.

Our Students’ Union offers an exciting range of clubs and societies, as well as events to bring your student experience to life.

View our opportunities.