Battersea and Surrey Courts

Battersea Court accommodation

Battersea and Surrey Courts are in the centre of the Stag Hill campus and perfectly located for most things at the University.

What to expect

You will be sharing with between four and 14 other students, depending on the size of your flat. Blocks are typically four or five storeys high, with one flat on each floor.

You can find Battersea Court and Surrey Court on Google Maps.

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Location and transport

You can walk to Tesco in about 15 minutes via a shared pedestrian and cycle pathway. Surrey Sports Park is located on our Manor Park campus, which is about a 20-minute walk from the Stag Hill campus.

You can also ride the designated University bus routes (1 and 2) from Stag Hill to both Tesco and Manor Park.

The journey takes about seven minutes and buses run up to every 10 minutes through the University campuses on weekdays and every 15–20 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays. The night bus operates six nights per week, Monday to Saturday.

You can either walk 10–15 minutes into town or take any of the University bus routes which stop at the Friary Bus Station in town.

You will be about two minutes away from the Library building, which is also where you will find Simply Fresh and the Post Office. Most teaching spaces are only a five-minute walk too.

You can also find services and facilities such as a convenience store, a laundrette, the University GP and Centre for Wellbeing, cafes and restaurants, and our Students’ Union bar and nightclub within a few minutes’ walk.

Find out more about campus life.

There are lockable bicycle stores available at these courts.

Find out more about cycling

Students are not permitted to park on the Stag Hill campus unless there are very exceptional circumstances.

Find out more about parking.

Post and addresses

Reading your room number could be confusing when you first see it, but you will quickly learn what each of the letter and numbers mean.

Battersea Court (BC)

  • Breakdown: court – block name / level – room
  • Example room allocation: BC – TAT / 2 – 14
  • Address: Battersea Court – Tate / level 2 – room 14.

Block acronyms:

  • Pickard – PIC 
  • Rawson – RAW 
  • Rich – RIC 
  • Speirs - SPE 
  • Tate – TAT  
  • Wells – WEL 
  • West – WES.

Surrey Court (SC)

  • Breakdown: Court – block name / level - room
  • Example room allocation: SC – Til / 1– 7
  • Address: Surrey Court – Tillingbourne / level 1 – room 7.

Block acronyms:

  • Tillingbourne – TIL 
  • Wandle – WAN 
  • Wey – WEY 
  • Blackwater – BLA 
  • Bourne – BOU 
  • Mole – MOL.

All mail should have your full name, room and flat number, house name, court name and postcode:

  • Battersea Court - GU2 7JQ
  • Surrey Court - GU2 7JW.

Students living in Battersea and Surrey Courts can collect all parcels and letters from Central Distribution.

The opening hours for students to collect post and parcels from Central Distribution are:

  • Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm
  • Friday 8am to 6pm.

(Times may vary during vacations).

Find out more about post and deliveries.

Bedroom and bathroom

All rooms have either carpet or vinyl flooring with a bed, desk, chair, shelves, wardrobe, a mirror and curtains.

All rooms benefit from our free Residents Network (ResNet) service which provides fast and efficient broadband internet access.

There are no en-suite rooms at Battersea or Surrey Court.

Most flats will share three toilets and three showers. Most of these rooms have a washbasin.

The flats that comprise of five rooms share two toilets and two showers and do not have washbasins in the bedrooms.


A fridge, freezer (or fridge-freezer combined), electric kettle, cooker, microwave, toaster, iron and ironing board are provided in each communal kitchen, but you must provide your own cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. 

You will also find a sink, storage space, table and chairs in your kitchen. 

Take a look at our what to pack guide for more information.

There is no reserved space, but there are two cupboards per person in the kitchen.

This is usually more than enough for most students, but if you need more space, you can talk to flatmates about sharing a shelf if needed.

There is no reserved space, but there are usually one or more shelves for each of the people living in the flat. You can talk to your flatmates about using up more space or specific fridge spaces.

All halls at Surrey are self-catered, but there are number of places around our campuses to get food and drink, and Guildford has an excellent range of bars, restaurants and cafes.

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