In the South East of England is Surrey, a quintessentially British county known for inspiring some of England’s most influential writers such as Jane Austen, Arthur Conan Doyle,and E.M. Forster. Just south of London, this quaint county has lots of natural beauty, with the University of Surrey located in the town of Guilford. See what this county has to offer with our Surrey student accommodation.

Surrey student accommodation at a glance

For University of Surrey student accommodation close to campus, check out Guilden Village. This modern accommodation offers ensuite and studio rooms and great social spaces, including private study rooms, comfortable common areas, a landscaped garden, sky lounge, on-site gym, and cinema room. There is also a lido right next door, perfect for a quick dip during your study break. These student flats in Guildford are only a 28-minute walk to the University of Surrey, a 10-minute cycle from the Surrey Business School and Guilford School of Acting, or a 4-minute walk to Guildford College.

For those of you who want your student housing in Surrey to be bright and engaging, Scape is a must-see for you. This exciting student accommodation offers a selection of rooms, including ensuite, studio, and two-bedroom. It has a colourful and stimulating design and study zones, a large private courtyard, cinema room, on-site gym, library, and a comfy lounge area for relaxing. It also has a great social calendar that includes career workshops and yoga classes. Location-wise, you’re about a 13-minute walk to the University of Surrey and only a 15-minute walk into the centre of town, where you can find lots of great pubs, bars, and restaurants.

If you’re looking for student halls in Surrey because you’re attending Royal Holloway in Egham, Parish Hall is the one for you. This modern accommodation offers studio rooms with great social space and a private dining room. Though, if the design isn’t quite to your taste, we’ve put together a few cheap and easy ways to make your student halls feel more like home. When it’s time for lectures, you’re only a 20-minute walk to Royal Holloway, as well as a short walk to Egham train station.

For student flats in Guildford with well-designed interiors, check out Bankside Student Village. This modern and stylish accommodation has a wide selection of private studios or cluster rooms, as well as lots of on-site perks, such as a free gym, cinema room, gaming room, study pods, and study rooms. Location-wise, you’re only a 15-minute walk to the University of Surrey.

Surrey at a glance

Student travel in Surrey

Most University of Surrey student accommodation is based in Guildford to make getting to campus easy. This is great news for students, as not only is Guildford a beautiful place to live, but it has a great transport system that makes getting around a breeze too. There are several ways to navigate the town, the main two modes of transport are by bus or train, but lots of students choose to walk or cycle depending on their destination.

By Bus

The bus is one of the best ways to get around Guildford due to the many stops around the town and surrounding areas within Surrey, such as Bramley, Shackleford, Cranleigh, and Dunsfold. The main bus provider is Arriva, and you can find ticket information and timetables here.

By Train

Guildford Train Station connects you with many parts of the country with most services run by South Western Railway. In addition, the station is only a short walk from the University of Surrey, so if you choose to find your student housing in Surrey somewhere other than Guildford, you’ve got an easy connection to campus. For ticket information and timetables, check out the National Rail website.

Featured neighbourhoods around Surrey student accommodation

City Centre

Like many university towns, the city centre is a popular choice for students to live in. The cost of accommodation will also be higher the closer you are to the action, but that can be a worthwhile trade-off if you’re someone who likes having everything you need on your doorstep. Guildford city centre is a great area to find Surrey student accommodation, being close to campus and Guildford train station, and having lots of nightlife and activities to keep you busy between study sessions. So for a cheeky pint, head on over to The Star Inn or The Alley Bar, and then dance the night away at Rubix, a popular on-campus nightclub.

Guildford Park

Just south of the University of Surrey’s main campus is Guildford Park, another popular area for University of Surrey student accommodation. What this area lacks in nightlife, it makes up for in location, meaning you’re only ever a short walk to lectures. You’re also not far from the train station, which is great for those wanting to get away for the weekend and see friends and family in other parts of the country. For those not wanting to head into town for a drink, you’ve got the odd pub to frequent, such as the Astolat. You’ve also got a large Tesco nearby, technically it’s in the next suburb of Park Barn, another popular student area, but it’s right by Guildford Park.

Stoughton 

North of the University of Surrey’s main campus is Stoughton, a highly populated student area due to the cost. So if you want to keep your spending down, Stoughton is the area for you. Unfortunately, there isn’t much nightlife or activities, but you’re only a short bus ride away from the action. Plus, you’re close to the university, so that’s a win.

FAQs about Surrey student accommodation

Where do students live in Guildford?

There are several popular areas with great student flats in Guildford, and these include Queens Road in the city centre and Guildford Park, Stag Hill, Manor Park, and Park Barn. For more information on when to apply for student accommodation, check out our guide.

Is Guildford a good student city?

Guilford is a great area for students with notable universities, lots of outdoor space and a buzzing student community. Plus it’s only 30-minutes from London by train, which means you’re never far away from the action.

Is Surrey good for international students?

Surrey is a popular choice for international students due to its beautiful landscape, vibrant culture, and rich English history. Surrey student accommodation is very varied, depending on what university you’re attending, and has many different accommodation types available for both home and international students.

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