About us

We are at the cutting edge internationally in developing novel solutions for global health challenges, to achieve this, we work closely with key industrial partners and clinical leaders to generate new models of for delivering for integrated health and social care. 

We aim to

  • Deliver excellence in healthcare learning and teaching to create a workforce fit for the future.
  • Provide a high quality student experience to all of our learners.
  • Produce world-class healthcare research that addresses global health-care priorities and underpins the delivery of integrated ethical care supported by technological and clinical innovation.
  • Become an international leader of health science innovation.
  • Create an environment to inspire productivity and creativity.
  • Recruit, retain and develop excellent staff.
  • Work to viable and sustainable practices across the School.

Our rankings

Outstanding teaching

Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Surrey delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

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Research excellence

Our research was rated top-ten in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 with 93 percent rated world-leading and internationally excellent (REF2014, Unit 3 – Allied health professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy). 

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Impact

We work with diverse patient and social care groups in which research-related knowledge and skills benefit individuals, organisations and society. 

Our team have made significant advances in understanding patient and family experiences, methods for research, and the theory and application of health and social care.

We have worked with commercial partners to share our knowledge and help get ideas into practice through Knowledge Transfer Partnership awards

Global connections

Global partnerships are crucial to realising our ambition to improve healthcare through our research, education, innovation and enterprise.

We seek to promote our ground-breaking research and attract the most promising researchers and students from around the world. We do this by forging links with business and industry and have, as a result, developed close relationships with talented people and like-minded organisations around the world.

As a research-intensive University, we are committed to interacting with the best researchers on the global stage to address issues affecting healthcare. Our international collaborations in research have led to many of our research outputs featuring an international co-author.