University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s top professional, scientific and technological universities. Named as The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2016, Surrey has a world-class profile and a leading reputation in teaching and research.

  • 4th in the Guardian University Guide
  • 2nd for graduate employability
  • 5th for student satisfaction
  • £1bn+ regional economic activity stimulated by Surrey each year
  • 2,300+ partner organisations
  • £70m signed up for our 5G centre
Internationalisation permeates all that we do at Surrey, contributing significantly to our mission to solve global challenges, lead research and innovation, and fuel generations of students with a spirit of curiosity and a desire to improve the world we live in.
A wide variety of people make up the Surrey family – our outstanding students, dedicated staff, award-winning academics, successful alumni, and a range of other notable individuals.

Phd Students
Join us, and you’ll become part of a vibrant, creative and forward-thinking academic community. Renowned for our enterprising ethos, we have close links to a network of companies and organisations who recognise Surrey as one of the UK’s leading research-led universities.

The university fosters an atmosphere where originality is recognised and encouraged. Studying at postgraduate level at Surrey involves more than just looking at knowledge; it is about developing the tools to evaluate it and about engaging with concepts and questions in your discipline.

The skills developed by our graduates are crucial whether they remain in academia, take up a research role or work within a business.

The University's ethos is based upon a belief in our ability to make a difference to the world - to have a positive impact through our free-thinking and hard work. We are ambitious and have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee. Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference.

Surrey life
Alongside outstanding academic facilities, Surrey offers plenty of opportunities for you to discover fresh interests and meet new people. Our campus is easily accessible by road and rail, just a short walk from Guildford train station and only 34 minutes from London by train.

The Students' Union lies at the heart of the university community. They provide a diverse programme of activities, entertainment and volunteering opportunities, including a choice of 100 societies and 47 sports clubs.

We offer a wide range of student accommodation at the University of Surrey. Our rooms are comfortable, secure and priced to suit different budgets – so you can focus on your studies and enjoy everything that Surrey has to offer.

Please see our allocation policy for further details for further details (Please note this is for 2015/16)

A frequent bus service linking campus with the town centre runs late into the night, and the local area is cycle-friendly too. The campus and Courts of Residence are patrolled by our friendly security team, whose on-site office is always open to visitors and staffed for phone calls.

Our £36m Sports Park has world-class facilities and plays host to a number of professional teams, athletes and sports events. You couldn't ask for a better place to keep fit and healthy.

Our Student Support Services Centre offers information, support and advice on all aspects of student life. Live-in wardens and student mentors look after residents in our student accommodation.

Wonderful things happen at Surrey – we look forward to sharing them with you.

University of Surrey Contact details
Address: University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom

Phd enquiries
Phone number: +44 (0)1483 300800
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Staff enquiries
Phone number: +44 (0)1483 68 6363
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