The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s leading professional, scientific and technological universities with a world-class profile and a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.
In the past year, Surrey has established itself as a top-ten university in the three major national university league table rankings and within the top one per cent of universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2015. We have also been named both 'University of the Year' and 'University of the Year for Student Experience' in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.
A number of our programmes are also top ten in the UK. Hospitality and Tourism has consistently ranked number one and this year tops the charts in The Guardian University Guide 2016 along with Animal Health and Food Science ranked first in The Times Good University Guide 2016. These respected league tables also name the University’s Department of Electronic Engineering the second best in the country. Other subjects featuring in the top ten include Drama and Dance, Music, Economics, Maths, Psychology, Business, Computing, Physics, Civil and Aeronautical Engineering and Subjects allied to Medicine.
The University campus is set in 700 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on the edge of Guildford's historic town centre. A short walk from the rail station, London is 34 minutes away, connecting you to some of the world's busiest and most famous locations. Heathrow and Gatwick international airports are also within easy reach. The University of Surrey is one of the safest places to live and study, according to a new cost of living report on the top 20 universities in the UK (ranked by The Complete University Guide).
Multi-million pound investments abound. The Ivy Arts Centre, the Manor Park student village and the Library & Learning Centre all represent major projects, with the new 5G Innovation Centre and the new University of Surrey Vet School continuing the trend of investing in the best.
The University benefits from major national facilities on campus and Surrey Sports Park, the £36 million world-class development is home to a range of professional teams, athletes and sporting events. It offers a range of facilities including a 50-metre swimming pool, climbing wall, tennis and badminton courts, a 120 station health and fitness centre, three multi-purpose sports arenas, squash courts, ten grass pitches, exercise and fitness studio plus a bar and restaurant.
International students are guaranteed university accommodation for the first year of their studies. Rooms in the university's on-campus accommodation are grouped by band, with band A being the most basic for those on a budget and band E for those who want an en suite shower and a mini-fridge.
The Professional Training placement programme is one of the largest in the world, with over 2,300 partner organisations in the UK and overseas. The placement experience provides opportunities for students to put skills into practice and to experience a real working environment.
New figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reveal that the University of Surrey is ranked second for graduate employability when compared with chartered universities in England revealing that 96.9 per cent of Surrey’s 2014 graduates were in work (or further education) six months after graduating.
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