When you get here

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Discover how you can make the most of your first few weeks as a student at the University of Surrey.

New students checklist

Check out our handy checklist to make sure that you are making the most of your first few days and weeks at University. 

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Are you an international student? There are a few extra things for you to do when you get here: read our international students checklist.

Preparing for a safe campus

Screenshot of entering campus for new students video

Entering campus for new students: we are putting a number of measures in place to ensure that you can live and study on our campus safely.

Moving-in weekend

We will be welcoming thousands of new students to campus across one weekend in September, so it’s useful for you know what to do and what to expect from moving-in weekend

Key collection point on Stag Hill campus
Collect your key
Find out how to collect your key when you arrive on campus.
Student sat in International House accommodation room
Once you have moved in
Read our tips on settling into your room and some key things to do before anything else.

My first month at Surrey

My first month video screenshot

Our students share their top tips and insights to help you make the most of those first few weeks

What you need to do when you get here

Things you need to do and know to become a student at the University.

Main registration signage on Stag Hill campus
Main registration
Main registration takes place during your first week, so find out about the process.
Freshers Angles holding welcome signs and greeting new students outside the reception of Manor Park.
A to Z of being a Surrey student
We’ve put together an A to Z of student life where you can find out about anything about life at Surrey. 

Explore our campus

We are sure you will want to take a look around campus, so here’s some help to get you started. 

Students on the lawn
Campus life
Discover more about food and drink, sport and fitness on campus and your all-important campus card.
A bus and students on our Stag Hill campus
Getting around
Find out the best ways of getting around campus and the local area, including buses, rail and more.

Campus tour

Austin Pearce building on Stag Hill campus

Watch a tour of facilities and campuses for freshers

Guides for new students

Be prepared for university life at Surrey.

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Getting started with IT
Read our guide will help you to get started with our IT systems, software and processes.
Library building
Using the library
Explore how the Library can support you throughout your studies.

Money and jobs

It’s important to start thinking about how you will manage your money and if you might need a part-time job alongside your studies. 

Money
Money advice
Find lots of information to help you budget or how you can get extra support if you need it.
Student working in a coffee shop
Part-time jobs
Take a look at some of the opportunities available for part-time work on campus, including becoming a student ambassador!