New students checklist
Register your attendance and collect your student ID card
It’s important to collect your student ID card before commencing your course. This completes the registration process and ensures you are officially enrolled as a student at the University.
Book your Covid-19 vaccination
Anyone over the age of 18 in the UK can get a Covid-19 vaccination. This includes students who are arriving from abroad who have had a partial vaccination dose or no dose at all.
Get your Surrey Sports Park membership
If you are into sport and fitness then you will love Surrey Sports Park! Grab a discounted student membership for access to the gym, swimming pool, fitness classes and all of our Team Surrey clubs.
Attend your welcome events
We want to give you the best welcome possible, and get you prepared and ready for an exciting learning journey. Your personalised timetable has a range of events to help you get settled in, meeting new people and finding out about everything that Surrey had to offer – don't miss out!
Set up a bank account
You can set up a bank account by visiting or booking an appointment with a local bank branch. Try to do this as soon as possible, as a lot of students will be opening their accounts during the first few weeks of term.
Register with a doctor
When you arrive at Surrey we recommend that you register with a local doctor. The University works closely with the NHS to ensure that there is support and advice available to help you register with a GP when you arrive for your course.
Register with the Disability and Neurodiversity team
If have a disability, medical condition, specific learning difference or mental health condition you might benefit from this service
Bookmark our MySurrey Voice platform
This is your space to provide your feedback and resolve issues with your course reps and faculty. It’s available online with your normal University login, and you can start sharing your feedback right way!
Explore the campus
We always recommend new students to take some time to explore the campus and beyond. You will be able to see what facilities we have which you can take advantage of.
Get familiar with MySurrey Hive
This is your dedicated place for help and support on campus. If you have any question or queries about university life then visit the Hive to speak to our friendly advisers or peer supporters. When you join us you will be able to find University staff who can guide you around campus and lend a hand while you find your feet!
Visit the Thursday Market
Every Thursday you will find a fruit and vegetable market on the Stag Hill campus. It can be found in Rubix (Students’ Union) and even hosts stalls selling hot food from around the world and fresh bread and cakes.
Visit your Students’ Union
The Students’ Union (SU) is about so much more than just nights out. Head down to the Students' Union to say hello to your union officers, who are there to support and represent you. They are very friendly and always happy to say hi!
Explore MySurrey Engagement
A digital platform that will help you to reflect, progress and succeed, giving you access to a personalised dashboard that shows you what is going well and what you can do to improve your engagement.