Student life

Our location

The University of Surrey is just ten minutes’ walk from the centre of Guildford. The vibrant and lively town offers everything you need, from restaurants and shopping through to sport and nightlife.


Student life at the University of Surrey

Watch our student video tour to learn more about everything you can do in Guildford.

Explore Guildford


Guildford’s cobbled high street is home to 240+ retailers, three shopping centres and a variety of markets.

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Food and drink

With more than 100 places to eat and drink, from cool cafes to stylish restaurants, Guildford offers plenty of choice.

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Guildford is a home for culture and arts. The town boasts three theatres, art galleries and G Live, a £26 million live venue.

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Bars and clubs

With more than 20 bars and clubs, Guildford’s nightlife offers the perfect excuse to let your hair down and unwind from your studies.

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Guildford Cathedral

A place of welcome and worship, Guildford Cathedral is our usual home for graduation ceremonies and many events.

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See Guildford from a student perspective

Discover Surrey, London and more

  • The University campus is situated within sight of the beautiful Surrey Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Only 34 minutes from Guildford to London by train
  • Surrey is home to Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park, two of the UK’s biggest theme parks
  • Guildford is less than 35 minutes from Heathrow and Gatwick, the UK’s two largest international airports
  • Sports venues on the doorstep, including the tennis at Wimbledon or the rugby at Twickenham
  • Fast transport links to tourist attractions like: Stonehenge and Hampton Court Palace
  • Close proximity to Dover, for trips across across the English channel.