Surrey's student accommodation is spread across its three Guildford-based sites and is grouped in friendly communities to ensure students can make friends, find support and settle into their new home quickly.
The university has more than 6,000 rooms in self-catered housing to suit different budgets, and many of the available rooms have an en-suite bathroom, Wi-Fi, 24/7 security and are within walking distance to the town centre. Postgraduate students can also opt to live in accommodation independent from the university. If a postgraduate student chooses this option, the accommodation team at Surrey will help support in the search for the right place to live, at an affordable rent, throughout time at university.
The University of Surrey invests heavily in its facilities. In the last 10 years, it has spent £88 million on improving student accommodation, £36 million on the world-class Surrey Sports Park – which has a £500,000 gym, an indoor climbing centre, a 50m swimming pool and 10 grass pitches – and £16 million on the new Library and Learning Centre, which houses a huge collection of resources and is open 24/7 during term time. More recently, the university has invested in two new student spaces, MySurrey Hive and MySurrey Nest.
Each academic department also boasts its own impressive facilities to ensure students get the most out of their time studying at the university. These include a TV studio, diamond detectors and high-tech laboratories. For theatre and performance students, the Ivy Arts Centre holds an impressive 200-seat theatre, two studios, dressing rooms, a foyer and bar and a number of events are hosted throughout the year on campus.
Surrey's campus also has a number of food and social outlets for students and friends to spend time relaxing in, including a pizza takeaway station, a pub, restaurant, three Starbucks, a convenience shop and a nightclub.