good uni with good facilities as well as sports and societies and accomodation. good studying environment with plenty of additional activities to add to the experience
Good social life and life in uni but could do with more availability for help - the hive is not always open to show support but in theory it is a good idea.
They have many amenities to help
Not enough extra information from what’s said
See little from the SU reps and would like to know how they are working to improve but do do a good job steadily
Could do with more social areas
Yes very central in terms of the town centre and uni
Societies not advertised as much as they could be throughout the year but options available should you actively seek them
Good I’m assessment feedback but would like other feedback throughout the year
it’s been amazing. i couldn’t imagine life at another university and i would not swap to another if i were given the opportunity- surrey has been the best experience i could ask for
easy to switch modules but some lecturers aren’t the best
great support for both
Good, could have been better but pretty good so far. Housing experience a bit rubbish as many things were broken or didn't work and these took a long time (almost a month) of contacting them to sort anything out.
Constant emails about placements, help making cover letters, CVs, optional placement years for those not on a languages course etc.
Most; not many of us and therefore easier to put yourself forward. Least; could be made a bit more interesting perhaps and have more hours a week.
I don't know very much about the SU but they seem to always be very eager to offer support. Students Union is good.
Yes good location, not from current accommodation but from other accommodation and town centre. Town only a 10-15 min walk.
Good variety, bit of everything.
Academic; good though feedback could be more prompt in order to use it for future assignments otherwise, little point of the feedback if its not being put into action. Personal; n/a
It’s been amazing so far! I’ve already got an a waiting job offer after doing placement. I’ve made great friends and fallen in love with the area and the uni. Been a great experience coming to surrey
There are placement years for most courses which I have done for mine too
There’s a mixture of lectures and seminars so there is options for smaller classes and better contact with the teaching staff as well as huge groups
State of the art I think especially for medical and science courses
Yes Guildford is a great town for students with everything you need within a walkable distance.
There’s something for everyone
The support is good most of the time from staff and the personal support is great especially the nightline service offering counselling
I have love my time at uni so far and can’t wait to spend the next two and a half years here however not looking forward to having to look for private accommodation as very expensive
Employability events happen throughout the year and most courses offer placement years which seem well supported by the uni
Feel like it could do with more contact hours
Student union is a good organisation however the events are restricted to a drinking culture
Good, plenty of areas to study and easy access
Great location, Guildford is a lovely place with great links to London and a variety of shops
So many societies couldn’t name them all
Lecturers and seminar leaders are very approachable and offer support and the uni advertises support often
Overall my university experience has been stressful, hard work, painful, difficult, and frustrating, but also fun, rewarding, exciting, and some of the happiest times of my life.
There are many employability seminars workshops and lectures
I think that more interactive technology could be used in lectures, and I think that there have been poor teaching techniques in several modules ive studied. I also think we should have more contact hours a week.
I think student unions do not fight enough for student causes on issues that directly oppose senior management at university, such as for better facilities for courses or better support for accommodation at Surrey
In general university facilities are fairly good, the library needs to be extended as there is not enough room for students to study
Its fairly well situated for ammenities but most of the university accomodation is off campus a significant distance away with poor bus access.
Very good selection but all sports are competitive, there doesnt seem to be social or "for fun" sports teams or societies
I think that academic feedback is too vague and non constructive / personal. I also think MUCH more facilities are needed for personal support such as mental health for the significant levels of mental health problems in students, especially stress, anxiety and depression related issues.
Im enjoying my course and slowly learning how to write at a higher academic level, although i didnt enjoy living on campus when i did. The university puts their modules together well to make the texts interesting.
The uni hosts frequent empliyability fairs and offers free language courses
They allow for students to complete coursework whenever they want before the deadline, giving them the questions from the statt of the module. Although some of the seminars seem benign when compared to the lectures, with no new ideas being discussed.
The students union has frequent contact with students and facilitates wvents within the student union
Good, there are prayer rooms for students, and the library has plenty of resources. The campus is also very clean and hospitable
Its close the the train station and town centre. The campus itself has many plaves to eat, a local convenience shop and an on campus club.
There is a whole sports park that has a swimming pool and fields. The sports are well provided for and there is a variety of societies available
Feedback is only given during the final marking for coursework, but there are other services such as learning support who can help improve essay writing
I've had an okay experience. In terms of settling in, amazing. My flats great and I have tonnes of friends. In terms of the actual course, half of my lecturers are rubbish and should not be teaching. They just can't explain anything.
Very good. Every course comes with an optional placement year that they Push. Theres also a whole employability centre on campus and also an entrepreneurship centre
Some lectures are just not good at explaining things. I like labs though
It's pretty good. Haven't had to make use of it yet but the facilities are good. A lounge, a pub and a night club
Okay - they do the job but most were very clearly built in the 60s and not updated since. The library is AMAZING though. Really really really good.
It's a great location for accomidation. Local amenities are Tesco, 20 mins away and the town centre, 20 mins away, both walking.
I don't participate in sports but there are loads of societies
I have a meeting with my tutor once a week but some friends haven't even met theirs yet. A mixed bag. Counselling is okay - they offer you basically three sessions before referring you to the NHS which means waiting lists of months
Overall very good, the people ive met make it what it is, and i am looking forward to getting into the more interesting modules in semester 2. Societies have been very accomodating and i have been away with surf (a new sport to me) twice already with a holiday planned in march-april.
Placement planned for 3rd year, and i have taken a module in french language, and they have hosted investment firms to come in and run trial sessions in november and again in feb.
I like the enthusiasm of 2 of my lecturers, which makes it easier to maintain full attention throughout, but the lack of enthusiasm of my other 2 lecturers makes it less enjoyable in their lectures.
Good nightclub, cheap entry and decent facilities but a small & therefore overcrowded main dance floor. Good regular club nights as well as one off or special events.
Relatively good- the library is excellent with 24hr/365 access, the grounds are very well kept, but some older buildings are still used but infrequently. Lecture theatres are more than satisfactory.
Located close to the SU on campus and within 5 min walk of anywhere on campus. Close walk to town and to the train station inc. Shortcuts to get to different areas. Tesco superstore 15 min walk or a short bus ride from halls.
Many societies and sport clubs, all very welcoming even if starting later in the year. Variety from climbing to surfing to squash, to american football to kayaking, all new to me. Plus continuing with previous sports inc. Boxing.
Very good, i had issues with student finance and they were more than accommodating in terms of putting my payments on hold for accomodation and the course itself until december. I havent had any sessions booked with my tutor yet.