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Studying at University of Surrey
The University of Surrey can be found in the town of Guildford and has two campuses that are located close to each other and the town centre. The university holds the highest figure of 94.8% for graduates that have become employed or continued study after six months of graduating. To complement this, the placement programme for existing students has links with more than 800 organisations that are looking to give students relevant experience as part of their degrees.
£36 million has been spent on the Surrey Sports Park to bring together a world class sporting facility. There is something provided here for all levels of sporting ability and includes the latest in equipment for those with disabilities. The facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, climbing and bouldering wall, three sports halls with 12 badminton courts, 3 basketball and 3 volleyball courts plus spectator seating. Additionally there are 8 outdoor tennis courts, 2 squash courts, a dance studio, treatment rooms, sauna and steam room, sprint track, grass pitches plus a bar with 6 screens and hot food. The sports facilities are also used by Surrey Spartans Hockey Club, Guildford Heat Basketball team the Harlequins rugby club and played host to London 2012 events.
The Rubix nightclub run by the Students' Union hosts regular theme nights throughout the week and caters for all sorts of musical taste. Artists that have played at Rubix include Jo Whiley, Tinie Tempah, Pendulum, Rizzle Kicks and Kate Nash. There are five bars in the Students' Union as well as a shop. Across campus there are several places to eat and drink; Young's Kitchen for chinese, Japanese and Korean dishes, three Starbucks coffee houses, a restaurant run by students studying hospitality degrees and a campus pizza delivery service. There are more than 70 societies and 35 sports clubs to take part in to further enhance the student experience.
Art also plays a large part in student life at the University of Surrey, especially in the new Ivy Arts Centre. This centre has studios, a 200 seat theatre, dressing rooms, costume making space and workshops. The on-campus gallery hosts exhibitions from well known artists and students are often invited to private views. There is plenty going on in the local area too such as the well known Guildford International Music Festival.
Famous alumni of the University of Surrey include presenter Toby Anstis, producer Jim Abbiss, television host Jeremy Kyle and Sir Alec Issigonis, designer of the Mini.
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Love how pretty the campus is. Most facilities are in great condition and there's so many choices of food and drink places which is really handy. Clearly labelled buildings helps with navigation thankfully because there are a lot of buildings. The library is amazing, so many floors and open 24/7
the students union is always trying to improve to make the student experience the best it can be at the university, they are always around to help students when you are stuck for help. The university offers a range of diverse nights in the on campus club, however town is never too far away.
Sports Park is brilliant. Lots of clubs and societies, rugby club has the best and most active social scene. Union could create more activities that encourages people to mix and make more friends. Need more social places.
The Students Union put on a lot of great events throughout the year, so social life is fantastic. There's also a large range of clubs and societies to join. However, some things are not to as high a standard as they should be, for example, the union website, the email system, SurreyLearn VLE or accommodation. WiFi is fast all across campus, and the facilities are generally very good. The campus is also very pretty and close to the town centre. However, bear in mind that the town centre is not that big, but you do have good access to London & Reading.
Needs more social areas, bars. Only haris bar which is in rubix so can't go there all the Time, also can be expensive. The WiFi doesn't work everywhere and I can't seem to connect to the secure one anywhere. There are a good variety of clubs, especially sports
I did not really find most of the lecturers helpful. And the university is very poor at resolving student problems. I don't know if it's a personal vendetta with me but I have been waiting on a response on my thesis for more than 6 months now. And no one has cared to get back to me despite my emails. If you are an international student I will highly recommend you do not get involve with this university
surrey was never my first choice and I for the life of me have no idea why not, I absolutely love it here! It's only been one semester but I have the best group of friends and the worlds greatest flatmates. The music scene isn't really my taste but they've had at least 7 RnB/Rap/hip hop events in 11 weeks so I can't complain. I'd reccomend everyone to come.
Surrey has a great university feel to it, with a lot of great facilities on campus. My biggest issue is the distance between the academic stag hill campus, and the sports park, tescos and additional residences on manor park campus.
The student nights are good, Rubix isn't for all though. Best nights are the headphone disco and paint vs foam. Some good acts like Lethal Bizzel. Wide range of clubs and societies, there is something for everyone. Campus isn't that big compared to other unis, club on site (Rubix) and several bars. Gym is located at the SSP which is a 20 minute walk from campus, tescos is a 15 minute walk away. Near to town and the station as well.
Very glad I chose Surrey. Excellent facilities and the placement year is an excellent opportunity to gain good work experience before graduation. Internet speed is poor and difficult to connect on some devices. Students' Union focused on nights out, could be more for people who want more than clubbing.
As much as I've wanted to have the fairy tail uni experience, numerous things about Surrey have somewhat prevented that from happening. 1) Although accommodation quality is 1st rate, I was (as a fresher) allocated a halls flat with only 3rd year students. Trust me, you don't want to be in anything else other than a flat with freshers. 2) The uni has decided to make significant cuts to my department, barely a year into my degree. As such I won't be receive the teaching conditions which I specifically came to Surrey for. (small dept, high ratio of staff to students) etc. 3)Massive focus on investment on research projects, which is of course a good thing and will push Surrey up in the rankings, however there is an obvious lack of investment in the Student Union, and general campus facilities. Ugly 1960s buildings are everywhere. 4) Perhaps the best thing about Surrey is the sports park. If you love sports, come here. You'd be hard pressed to find somewhere with better facilities.
I love studying at University of Surrey! There is so much to do in this wonderful Guildford town. So many benefits about the location e.g. London only being 20 minutes away on the train! The facilities, societies, events, environment, people are all so amazing! It's a very multi cultural university so no matter from what country you come from you know that you'll fit right in! So many great opportunity on and off campus to develop many skills and as a person. I couldn't recommend it more. The structure of courses are excellent and the university really does try help you with any problems, from Student Finance support, finical help to personal issues such as mental disorders and counselling.