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Study at the University of Surrey

Welcome to the University of Surrey - a top university for student experience

The University of Surrey is a highly ranked university based in Southeast England. Located in the peaceful town of Guildford and surrounded by countryside, you will find inspiration in the rolling hills of Surrey – whilst still living within easy reach of bustling London. 

The University is the perfect place to immerse yourself in a practical learning experience alongside your traditional studies. Be a part of a community of likeminded students who are ready to change the world alongside you.

Why study at the University of Surrey?

First-class student experience
Students at the University of Surrey are amongst the most satisfied in the UK. The University was ranked 4th in the UK in the National Student Survey 2023.

Surrey’s commitment to student satisfaction means that while you study you will receive both personal and academic support and development, as well as access to world-class learning resources.

Best university placement service in the UK 
The University of Surrey has been awarded the best university work placement service for the third year straight in the 2021 National University Employability Awards, making it the best place to become a highly employable graduate. 

Career and development 
As a student at Surrey, you'll be preparing for your future both inside and outside of the classroom. As well as learning from experts of industry, you'll benefit from many opportunities to develop your employability skills – from practical work experiences to first-class advice from the Employability and Careers Centre. 

World-class facilities 
From the day you arrive on campus you will be welcomed into the University family with access to all of Surrey’s fantastic campus facilities and student resources. You will find everything you need for an exciting life in Surrey. Make new friends in the Students’ Union, go for a swim or lift some weights at the Surrey Sports Park, or find your new study space in the innovative Library and Learning Centre.  

The University of Surrey is a research-led institution. The Surrey Space Centre (SSC) is the largest UK academic centre for space engineering research. New investments include state-of-the-art laboratories, open plan learning spaces and seminar rooms as part of the science, technology, engineering or mathematics facility. 

Top-ranked university
The University of Surrey continues to perform well in the major UK league tables. In 2023, the University was ranked:

  • 13th (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • 22nd (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)
  • 24th (The Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • Shortlisted for the University of the Year (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)

*The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

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