Just before you travel
Setting up your Surrey IT/email account
Before you travel to Surrey you should set up your Surrey IT/email account. This is the email address that will be used for all University correspondence throughout your stay at Surrey and for a while afterwards. You can activate your account by following the instructions – you will need your University number, which was sent to you in the email about applying for accommodation.
Initial university registration
All students must register with the University of Surrey and there are 2 parts to the registration process. The first is to complete our online Initial Registration Form before your arrival. To do this, you must first have set up your Surrey IT/email account. You will be emailed with a link to the pre-registration form a few weeks before your arrival. On completion of the form, you will have the option to download or print off your ‘Confirmation of Pre-Registration’ certificate, which you must bring with you to Surrey.
The second part of the process is to attend a registration session during your first few days at Surrey to which you must bring your passport and an electronic copy or print-out of your ‘Confirmation of Pre-Registration’.
What to pack
For tips on what to pack and what not to pack, click here. Also, see the ‘What to Bring in your Hand Luggage’ section.
If you are staying in University accommodation, don’t forget to purchase your bedding pack through University’s online store, so it is there when you arrive.
Your study programme
Your academic department at Surrey should email you with a link to your personalised study timetable a couple of weeks before your arrival. You will have a meeting scheduled with your Departmental Exchange Coordinator or Administrator during the Orientation (February) or Welcome Week (September) at which you may make any changes that may be necessary to your study programme before you finalise your learning agreement.