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Student Accommodation

  • Accommodation is guaranteed to first-years who adhere to the university’s allocation policy, which includes listing Surrey as their firm choice on UCAS and applying by the deadline advised by the university. Please refer to the university website for details of the allocation policy and accommodation guarantees. 
  • Arranged in Courts of Residence (groups of self-catered housing) and priced to suit different budgets, the university's accommodation has been designed to be comfortable and secure. 5,000 rooms are available across three campuses: Stag Hill, Manor Park and Hazel Farm campus. The largest of these is Manor Park which has over 1,800 en-suite rooms, where facilities include a café and easy access to the Surrey Sports Park. Recently, £75 million investment has been made for another 1,200 student bedrooms on the Manor park campus, where the first 500 rooms are planned to open in September 2018.
  • Students benefit from 24/7 security on all sites, broadband and possessions insurance. Students share a kitchen-dining room, conveniently close to bedrooms, and communal areas have TV / study rooms.
  • Most accommodation is mixed-sex, but students can request to live in a single-sex flat if they wish; there are also specially adapted rooms available for students with physical disabilities on the Stag Hill and Manor Park campuses.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £72 to £220 per week

Student Life

  • Guildford is an historic town with cobbled streets and lots of old buildings, all of which makes it a very beautiful place. It's a charming town full of life, surrounded by stunning green countryside, infused with history and everything students might need.
  • The university campus is close to Guildford town centre, where there are hundreds of places to shop, eat and drink. These include favourite chain restaurants and clothes shops as well as independent eateries and smaller boutique stores. The town itself is compact, with everything in easy walking distance, and the countryside is never far away with the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on its doorstep.

Culture and Nightlife

  • There's good nightlife to be found in Guildford, with over 20 bars and clubs; these range from a quirky bar that serves 55 different cocktails to a disco that plays pop music. Bar Thirteen, and Rubix nightclub on campus are firm favourites with students.
  • Guildford is a home to the arts with three theatres, art galleries and G Live music venue; and the town welcomes a multi-arts comedy festival, literature festival and science festival every year.
  • Guildford is a great place for shopping with over 240 retailers, three shopping centres and a variety of markets.
  • The beautiful Surrey Hills on the doorstep are perfect for enjoying the great outdoors, whether it be hiking in the countryside, zip wiring, paintballing or mountain biking.


  • The University of Surrey is in a great location, just a ten minute stroll into Guildford town centre, with a regular bus service running late into the night.
  • The town is also just a 34-minute train ride to London, making it easy to head to the capital for shopping, brunch, a night out, a West End show, some sightseeing or to visit to one of its inspiring galleries or museums.
  • Guildford is the perfect base to explore from, adjacent to the A3 main road. It's also less than 35 minutes from the UK's two largest international airports, Heathrow and Gatwick.