February Starters!

To any new students beginning their academic journey at the University of Surrey this month, welcome! We extend a warm embrace to all our new students embarking on this exciting chapter of their lives. As you settle into your new surroundings, our blog aims to be your trusted companion, offering insights, tips, and resources to help you thrive academically, socially, and personally during your time with us.

As a newcomer to our academic community, it’s important to acquaint yourself with some essential information. Firstly, in September 2023, the university introduced a digital attendance platform known as MySurrey Attendance. This system enables students to electronically register their attendance in lectures and seminars by utilizing a unique one-time code provided by professors. MySurrey Attendance can be accessed conveniently either through an application or via web browser.

Access MySurrey Attendance using app: https://qrco.de/bdGfZ3

Access MySurrey Attendance using browser: http://attendance.surrey.ac.uk/

Next, MySurrey Engagement is your very own personalized dashboard giving you access to your engagement rating and how it changes over time, your assignment marks published through SurreyLearn, comparisons against others in your cohort to see how you compare. Using this can help you self-reflect and make informed decisions about how to improve your chances of success.

Access MySurrey Engagement using app: https://it.surrey.ac.uk/mysurrey-app

Access MySurrey Engagement using browser: https://engagement.surrey.ac.uk/

As international students navigating campus life, it’s imperative to familiarize yourselves with available avenues for student support and the array of services they offer. Situated at the heart of Stag Hill campus, MySurrey Hive serves as a central hub for assistance and guidance concerning various aspects of student life. Its support encompasses financial matters, accommodation inquiries, career development and employability, transportation, visa-related concerns, student success, and campus safety. For further details visit their website: https://my.surrey.ac.uk/hive . Additional support can also be obtained from the Student’s Union: https://surreyunion.org/support

Furthermore, located on campus, the Centre for Wellbeing stands ready to provide a confidential space for students seeking support with personal, emotional, or psychological challenges. Operating from 8am to 5pm, this invaluable service is offered at no cost and offers a range of assistance options, from one-on-one consultations with counselors to referrals to relevant external organizations. To book an appointment, complete this online registration form: https://corenet4.coreims.co.uk/surrey/selfreferral/selfreferralstart.aspx