Open days checklist
Get the most from your open day experience.
Before the open day
Plan your journey
Our open days run from 9am until 4pm. Make sure you leave plenty of time to get here, but don’t worry - you don’t need to arrive on campus at a specific time, you can visit us anytime during these opening hours. Read our advice on travelling to an open day.
Choose your talks
Browse our subject talks and tours and make a note of the ones you want to attend.
Still deciding what you want to study? Take a look at the degrees we offer.
Remember, If you would like to attend a talk on any of the following subjects, you will need to book your seat when you book to attend the open day:
- Nursing, midwifery or paramedic science.
- Veterinary medicine.
- Guildford School of Acting programmes including musical theatre, acting, actor musician, theatre production and applied and contemporary theatre.
Seats for all other talks will be allocated on a first come first serve basis but for popular talks may be limited to one guest per prospective student.
Keep up-to-date with the latest open day news and information:
Join the conversation using #SurreyOpenDay, and look out for our Snapchat Geofilter on the day!
On the day
Remember to check in
When you arrive, please head to the check-in points on our Stag Hill campus where we will scan your ticket (which you'll be sent via email) and collect your open day map.
Check-in points are located on the Piazza and at the University's back entrance, by Yorkies Bridge (which you'll pass if you walk to the University from the town centre or station).
Visiting the Vet School or School of Health Sciences?
If you’re a prospective Vet School or School of Health Sciences student, please go straight to our Manor Park campus and check in at our Vet School or health sciences main buildings. Find out more about our Vet School open day or Health Sciences open day.
Take a campus tour
Our friendly student tour guides will show you around our Stag Hill campus and give you the lowdown on living in Guildford. Tours take between 45 and 60 minutes and leave from the Piazza. Learn more.
Discover our student accommodation
Explore examples of our Band C and Band D accommodation, attend an accommodation talk and visit our accommodation exhibition to learn more about living on campus. Find out more
Find out more about student life at Surrey
Visit the Student Union stand in the Information Fair on Stag Hill campus. Don’t miss the opportunity to chat with some of our student clubs and societies, who will be located on PATS field and MySurrey Hive on each day.
Head over to Manor Park
Hop on our free shuttle bus to Manor Park that runs every 15 minutes. Take a look at the impressive facilities at our Surrey Sports Park or tour our student accommodation.
Manor Park is also home to our School of Veterinary Medicine and School of Health Sciences. Find out more about our Vet School open day or Health Sciences open day.
Take a moment to relax
With so much to see, it’ll be a busy day - but try to leave enough time to sit back with a drink or a bite to eat so you can soak up the open day atmosphere. If you have time between talks and tours, don’t forget to stroll down to the Stag Hill campus lake, set in our beautiful landscaped grounds.
Once you’ve finished your open day, why not head into Guildford? The shops, sights, restaurants and cafés are only a short walk from campus, or you could hop on the free shuttle bus and stroll from the station.
Need more information about Guildford? Guildford Tourist Information will be available in the information fair and ExperienceGuildford will be located close to the shuttle bus stops on Stag Hill Piazza.