Why choose the University of Surrey?

Hi there, To introduce myself – I’m Joao. In my final year studying BSc Economics at Surrey University, I am working as a Campus Ambassador for JP Morgan. I recently finished my one-year industrial placement as an Economist for the British Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). I also had the opportunity to work as a Private Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Biosecurity.

Joao Miguel Rodrigues Pereirs

Exceptional teaching – learn from the best

From day one, you’ll receive academic support to achieve your best potential. Award-winning academics from around the world inspire our students with their pioneering research every day. Together, we’ll show you a world of possibility and how to unearth your own undiscovered potential.

Learn more about our teaching.

Employability – opportunity abounds

Studying at Surrey will give you the tools and opportunities needed to thrive in your future career. We’re proud to have a superb record for graduate employability. 95% of Surrey undergraduates are in work or further education (Graduate Outcomes survey 2022).

We’re also University of the Year for Graduate Employment in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2022.

Find out more about our employability and careers services.

Life in Guildford

Our university is situated in the vibrant Surrey town of Guildford. Our charming location offers an array of cultural sights and modern attractions to enhance your student experience. There’s a historical castle at its centre and the beautiful River Wey running through it, with scenic country walks. And from great nightlife and entertainment venues such as G-Live and the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, to the hundreds of shops and restaurants, there is plenty to discover. What’s more, Guilford is just a 30 minute drive to London Heathrow and a 34-minute journey to London by train.

Explore what Guildford has to offer.

Life on campus

Living on campus is a great way of experiencing student life. With more than 5,000 rooms in self-catered housing, we provide affordable accommodation that is comfortable, secure and sociable. And we believe it makes the world of difference when it comes to making friends 

Find out more about our campus.

Student experiences

Our university embodies a global community, and we pride ourselves on giving our students great experiences. 

Our Students’ Union offers an exciting range of clubs and societies, and we’ve got a huge range of sports and fitness activities at Surrey Sports Park.

View our opportunities.

Joao Miguel Rodrigues Pereira