New students checklist

Student sat in International House accommodation room

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.  

Find out more

Connect to campus Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi network at the University of Surrey is called eduroam. Connect your mobile devices to eduroam Wi-Fi for uninterrupted connectivity between campus and your university accommodation. 

All about our Wi-Fi

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. 

Apply for your membership

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! 

View your timetable

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. 

Open your account

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 online

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

Find out more

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!

Visit MySurrey Voice

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 to know your campus

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 Hive

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. 

Get directions

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!

Visit the SU

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.

Visit MySurrey Engagement

Setup MySurrey Attendance

When you start attending timetabled teaching sessions you will need to log your attendance using an app called MySurrey Attendance. It will help you to see patterns in your attendance, and it’ll soon contribute to your engagement rating.

Download MySurrey Attendance