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 open for those hoping to study an undergraduate course at the University of Surrey in September 2019. Applications will close at midnight on Sunday 20 January 2019 and unfortunately, we will be unable to accept any applications made after this date.

In2Surrey 2019

 

In2Surrey is the University of Surrey’s access scheme, coordinated by the Widening Participation & Outreach Department. It is designed 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 of between £500 and £2000
  • 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 for BTEC (QCF Level 3 Extended Diploma) students, we may be unable to make a reduction of one grade due to A-level equivalencies which are outlined in the table below.

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

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.

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. The scholarship is distributed as follows:

£500 – meet the conditions of your reduced offer

£1000 - meet the conditions of your original offer or receive an unconditional offer

£2000 – exceed the conditions of your original offer

  • 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.

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 2019
  • 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

For more information, please visit our FAQ document. 

If you can’t find the answer to your question, you can also get in touch with a member of the team by emailing in2@surrey.ac.uk.