Welcome to Guildford! As a resident you are more than just a student, you are part of a community. Whether on campus in your first year or out in the various wards of Guildford during your second and third year in a private rented house, this is your new home.

The union works very hard to help you make the most of your time here and provides information to help you become a good neighbour to your fellow Guildfordians!

Living Off-Campus?

If you’re living off-campus, check out our Living Off-Campus guide which is packed with helpful info about moving into the local area and making a new home in your new house. In there, we cover all this and more:

  • Council Tax
  • Registering to vote
  • Support available to you off-campus
  • Bin collections

Useful Contacts

Accommodation Services

Email: accommodation@surrey.ac.uk

Phone: 01483 682466

Estates and Facilities Management (Report a Fault)

Website: http://archibus.surrey.ac.uk/studenthelpdesk/helpdesk_request.cfm

Phone (Urgent and Emergency Faults): 01483 689230

Property Conditions Reporting

Website: https://www.guildford.gov.uk/article/18930/Report-property-conditions​​

Surrey Student Pad

Website: https://www.surreystudentpad.co.uk/Accommodation

Events in the Local Community

Each year Guildford hosts many community events that are free to attend and a great opportunity to get involved with while you spend time as a resident here.

Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On happens each November. It usually involves a candle lit procession, Steve the Stag meeting and greeting Guildfordians and of course thousands of people, music and fun.