In2Surrey

In2Surrey is part of the University’s widening participation programme. It aims to support eligible students to achieve their goal of studying at the University of Surrey, regardless of their background or personal circumstances.

In2Surrey applications are now closed.

What is In2Surrey?

In2Surrey is the University of Surrey’s access scheme, coordinated by the Widening Participation and Outreach team. It is designed to support eligible students to achieve their goal of studying at the University of Surrey by offering the following benefits:

  • A reduction in entry requirements, equivalent to one A-level grade lower*
  • A scholarship 
  • Access to an E-Mentor (a current undergraduate student)
  • Invitations to special events that will support your transition to and through university.

* Please note that we may be unable to offer and reduction in entry requirements for BTEC students or those with unconditional offers.

A-Level

BTEC

IB

ACCESS HE

A*AA

D*D*D

38

45 @ Distinction

AAA

D*DD

36

45 @ Distinction

AAB

DDD

35

39 @ Distinction + 6 @ Merit

ABB

DDD

34

30 @ Distinction + 15 @ Merit

BBB

DDM

32

27 @ Distinction + 18 @ Merit

How does it work?

In2Surrey is a sustained engagement programme. You must complete all elements of the scheme (outlined on the timeline below) to receive the full benefits. Please note that whilst benefits of the scheme will stay the same, the timeline may be subject to change.

* 2019/20 dates will be released in September 2019.

Sept 2018 – Jan 2019:

  • Applications open: Applications are open until midnight on Sunday 20th January 2019. In2Surrey applications are separate from your main UCAS application.
  • Confirmation of place: You will be notified about whether you have been given a place on the scheme by the end of January 2019.To be given a place on the scheme, you must meet the eligibility criteria and hold a conditional or unconditional offer from the University of Surrey.

Feb 2019:

  • In2Surrey Launch Event: You will be invited to the In2Surrey Launch Event (optional). This event gives you more information about the University of Surrey and the In2Surrey scheme.  
  • In2Surrey assignment set: To be eligible for the full benefits of the In2Surrey scheme, you must pass the In2Surrey assignment. This is a piece of reflective writing about the academic skills you already have and how you might apply them to university.
  • In2Surrey assignment due: You will have 3 weeks to complete the In2Surrey assignment, which will be due in at the end of February.

March 2019:

  • Feedback on assignment: You will receive feedback on your assignment from a member of staff at the University of Surrey. If you do not pass the assignment the first time, you will have an opportunity to take on the feedback and resubmit.

April 2019:

  • Reduced offers given: If you pass the In2Surrey assignment, you will be eligible for a reduction in entry requirements. Please note that for BTEC (QCF Level 3 Extended Diploma) students, we may be unable to make a reduction of one grade due to A level equivalencies.

May 2019:

  • Firm choice: Once you have your reduced offer, you will be asked to decide whether you want to make the University of Surrey your firm choice. You must make the University of Surrey your firm choice by your UCAS deadline to continue with the scheme.

July - August 2019:

  • E-Mentoring: You will be assigned an E-Mentor. An E-Mentor is a current undergraduate student who will be able to answer questions you have about the University of Surrey or university more generally.

Sept 2019:

  • In2Surrey Pre-entry Day: You will be invited to the In2Surrey pre-entry day (optional). This event will cover key information about starting at the University of Surrey such as accommodation, support services and managing finance. You will also have the opportunity to meet other In2Surrey students who will be starting at their courses at the same time as you.
  • In2Surrey Scholarship Confirmed: The In2Surrey scholarship is paid in two equal instalments during your first year at the University of Surrey.

Continued Support: The Widening Participation and Outreach Department can keep in touch with you throughout your studies to give you information about events and other opportunities aimed to help you make the most out of your degree.

Eligibility

To apply to the In2Surrey scheme, you must:

  • Be permanently residing in the UK
  • Be studying (or studied) at a state funded school or college
  • Be applying (or have applied) to an undergraduate programme at the University of Surrey commencing in September 2020
  • Meet two or more of the University’s widening participation criteria.

To gain a place on the scheme, you must also:

  • Receive a conditional or unconditional offer from the University of Surrey.

To be eligible for the In2Surrey scheme, you must meet two or more of the below criteria:

  • The main income earners in your household are in nonprofessional occupations
  • You are eligible for a 16-19 bursary (or equivalent)
  • You are eligible for free school meals (or have been previously)
  • You are a young carer (aged under 18 and currently looking after a relative with a disability, illness or mental health condition)
  • You are from a Gypsy or traveller community
  • You are from a military family
  • You are from a black or minority ethnic (BME) group
  • You are a mature learner
  • You are a refugee with settled status in the UK
  • You are a care leaver or have experience of being looked after by a local authority
  • You no longer have contact with your immediate family
  • You have a disability or long term health problem which affects your daily life
  • You live in an area with low rates of progression to higher education (based on postcode data)*
  • Your studies have suffered from significant disruption due to illness, personal circumstances or similar

*You can check whether you live an area with low rates of progression to higher education by using our online postcode look up tool. Your post code must be rated 1 or 2 under ‘POLAR 4 young participation quintile’.

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