Student life

Learn more about life as a student at Surrey, ranked top 10 in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.

Surrey student experience

The best things about Surrey

From making lifelong friends to discovering new interests, current students share some of their best experiences at the University of Surrey.

What our students say

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University of Surrey Students' Union (USSU)

All University of Surrey students automatically become members of the Students' Union on enrolment.

The Students' Union is an independent charity led by sabbatical officers who represent Surrey students.


From working with the local community to raising money for several charities, volunteering is at the heart of our Students' Union activities.

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Hear from some of our current students about where their degrees have taken them:
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We'll soon know more about the risks and benefits of sugar replacements like sweeteners, thanks to a new study that…
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