Giving students a competitive edge for their future. That’s what we do, and it’s what we have been doing since our very first students passed through our doors in 1894. The University of Surrey, was established with an aim to educate men and women who had a thirst for knowledge and a hunger to succeed. Whilst times have changed, our belief in the power of education and innovation remains the same.
We are a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit. Inventive and forward-thinking, our heritage shows a recurring theme of going our own way, doing things differently – and achieving notable results.
We provide a distinctive blend of academic knowledge, professional insight, and can-do confidence to those studying and working with us. Staff/student exchanges and research collaboration are developed through our landmark partnerships with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, the University of California, Los Angeles and North Carolina State University.
Holding an unrivalled graduate employability record for a decade, our distinctive position has been consolidated through an overhaul of the Professional Training Programme, resulting in a further increase in graduate employment .
In 1991 the University was granted the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement, and in 1997 it was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher & Further Education in recognition of the University’s outstanding achievement in satellite engineering and communications, teaching and research by the Centre for Satellite Engineering and its associated companies. In 1998 Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) was awarded the Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement.
Our striking, modern campus has seen significant development in recent years and our Manor Park site is home to the multi-million pound Surrey Sports Park providing a world-class sporting facility for our staff, students, and the local community. One of the most significant site developments by the University has been the Surrey Research Park, which currently accommodates over 100 companies employing 2,500 staff engaged in research and development activities, many of which relate closely to the work of the University’s own Faculties.
Located at Guildford, University of Surrey is just 40 minutes to London Waterloo by train and has close proximity to the major airports. The beautiful, landscaped grounds of the University campus are an ideal place to study, relax and socialise in. Safe and secure, the campus is home to 12,000 students and around 3000 staff, who all play a role in creating a friendly, close-knit and cosmopolitan community.