University of Surrey

Location of university

Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.


"Town is a bit quiet but London is nearby. Campus and facilities are very cosy and good but student accommodation is expensive."
"The town is close to London, which is amazing for nights out or day trips! The facilities are super, especially the sports facilities just next to the Manor Park accommodation. Student accommodation was always clean, central and safe."
"The university campus is a lovely green space really close to Guildford town and the train station. The town is very pleasant and has good transport links with London, Gatwick and the south. The facilities have benefited from a large amount of investment and are excellent. The library is modern and spacious, the sports facilities are new and comprehensive (albeit expensive) and most teaching spaces are nice. Most accommodation is new and pleasant and all accommodation has excellent security and large kitchens."
"The location of my university is very good as it's close to London but far enough away from the hecticness of it all. The town is beautiful and quaint and there are many shops. Campus facilities are very good, there are banks and a very nice library. Campus accommodation varies on how much you pay but most of them are well equipped, clean and new."
"It's located just a 15-minute walk from the town centre and 10 minutes from the main train station. It's a very clean campus with all the facilities you need (launderette, shops, bank, library etc.). The gym is located 15 minutes out of town at the sports park and Surrey students get a discount on membership."
"It's a great green campus with a big selection of shops, bars and restaurants in Guildford. There's a nice library, reasonably good accommodation, a comfortable town and good connections to London."
"The University of Surrey is located in Guildford, which is a small town that's a 40-minute train journey from central London. The town itself has a very low crime rate and nice nightlife options. From bowling to ice skating, it's easy to find some entertainment. Thorpe Park is an amazing amusement park 15 minutes from Guildford by car. There is also a place for wake-boarding by Thorpe Park that offers great student discounts. However, there's not enough student accommodation for the amount of students in town. There is another academy and both the university and other colleges have been taking in students that are over their accommodation capacities."
"The town of Guildford is quite nice and very green. However, traffic is really bad and, as a second year student, I don't live on campus so the journey from home can be long. The accommodation this year has been slightly disappointing because even some first years that were guaranteed places did not get in. Otherwise, the facilities are excellent and I enjoyed my experience in uni accommodation in my first year."
"The campus is kept very clean and it's not difficult to find things. However, the campus needs a variety of places where students can buy food and it's limited in that area."
"The location is good. The gym and Tesco are both within walking distance and buses are always around (if not on time). Campus is nice and slowly being improved. Facilities are good, we have an excellent library and gym. Student accommodation is OK but could be improved and is quite expensive."

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