We are ranked 1st in the UK and top 10 in the world for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, top three for hospitality, leisure, recreation and tourism in the Complete University Guide 2020, top five for hospitality, leisure and tourism in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, top ten for hospitality and tourism management in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019.
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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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Professional Training placements
All of our undergraduate courses offer an optional Professional Training placement, which involves taking time out of studying to work in industry. You can do a placement here in the UK or you have the option to do your placement abroad.
Recognised as the Best University Placement Service (Over 500 Placements) at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2020; we will support you with your application and ensure you are gaining the experience you need in a supportive environment.
Recent students have worked for a host of organisations and companies, including the Four Seasons Hotel, Hilton Worldwide and TUI UK & Ireland.
You have the opportunity to acquire international experience as part of your studies, by taking advantage of exchange agreements with our partner universities.
Locations of our partner universities include China, New Zealand and the United States.
Lakeside Restaurant and Coffee Shop
The restaurant and the café provide training environments for students on our BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management course. We also provide the opportunity to prepare, produce and serve a set menu, under the expert guidance of the Lakeside team.
Each year we host an employability masterclass, drawing on the experiences of professionals within the hospitality, events, travel and tourism industries. Last year presentations and workshops were given by:
- Huge Felton (Senior Sustainable Tourism Executive, ABTA)
- Jenny McGee (Enterprise Director, VisitEngland)
- Thea Rogers (Head of Operations, Edwin Doran Sports Tours, TUI Group)
- Claire Saunders (Managing Director, New Events Ltd).
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Scholarships and bursaries
Discover how we may be able to support your studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers.