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University of Surrey

Guildford, United Kingdom

Public -1966


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Biomedical Sciences, Electronic Engineering and Hospitality and Tourism

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Located in Guildford, England in the UK, the University of Surrey received its Royal Charter on September 9, 1966, although its origins may be traced back to a late 19th-century desire to provide greater access to further and higher education for London's poorer residents. The Battersea Polytechnic Institute, the University's precursor, was founded in 1891 and began focusing on science and technology around 1920. Its academic reputation increased rapidly to the point that it was one of the first colleges to be designated as a "College of Advanced Technology" in 1956. In 1957, it was renamed Battersea College of Technology. Surrey Business School is accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). The university also ranks at #=272 in the QS Global World Ranking 2022 and between #201-250 as per THE World University Rankings. These rankings are based on six factors, namely, academic reputation, student-faculty ratio, employer reputation, citation per faculty, international faculty, international student. Furthermore, the Complete University Guide and the Guardian University League Table rank the university at #35 and #57 for 2022, respectively. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Stag Hill and Manor Park, both located near Guildford town centre, are part of the University of Surrey campus. A number of different architectural firms were made, but Waterside House, which is home to BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd, is one of the best. It was built for the Borax Group and originally served as huge industrial size laboratories, as well as space for prototype development and some commercial tasks. Many museums, libraries, parks, restaurants, a bookstore, a laundromat, cafes, and pubs are all within walking distance of the campus. The university offers many foundations, undergraduate and graduate programs. From Accounting and Finance to Veterinary Medicine and Science, the university has a diverse range of subject areas.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

The University of Surrey contributes £1.8 billion to the national economy. There are over 100 companies at the Surrey Research Park. The Professional Training placements allow students to further their professional, academic, and personal potential in the workplace, preparing them to be adaptive, resilient, internationally-minded, confident, entrepreneurial, and digitally savvy. Employers value these characteristics, and a large percentage of Surrey placement students are offered graduate-level positions or go on to postgraduate study. Surrey Research Park is a key hub of innovation in technology, research, health, and engineering for businesses of all kinds, from start-ups to multinationals. There are more than 120,000 university graduates in 175 countries. Some of the notable names are Jim Al-Khalili, British physicist, Susan Blackmore, British writer and Jeremy Kyle, TV writer.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The University of Surrey has almost 16,000 students in the 2020-21 academic year, with 620 studying for the first stage of courses at their China campus. There are 12,579 undergraduates, 2,710 postgraduate (taught) students, and 1,153 postgraduate (research) students on campus. Students from outside the United Kingdom account for 33% of Surrey's student body, demonstrating the university's international reputation as well as the diversity of its student body. Students can participate in and join over 40 different sports and fitness groups in Surrey. They can participate in both social and competitive activities. Some of the top employers of university graduates are Deloitte, EY, Amazon and PwC.

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