We will empower students and work with them to transform their education.

We know the quality of the academic experience at Surrey is essential to our students’ success. As the world and higher education evolve, we will advocate for student interests and partner with our members to influence education policy at Surrey, encouraging collaboration between students and the University to create an equitable, excellent, and innovative academic experience.

  • 40% know how the Students’ Union represents students’ academic interests. 
  • Both Union and University research highlights that both satisfaction and academic success varies across different student demographics and academic disciplines. 
  • Performing well academically is a leading cause of stress for our students, and the quality of education has been a recurring theme emerging from student feedback. 


  • YE1 Launch a student-led teaching and student-facing staff awards scheme.
  • YE2 Develop a plan for reviewing and publishing a set of recommendations to improve how the Union provides services and representation to Postgraduate Taught students.
  • YE3 Develop how we communicate the work the Union does to improve education.
  • YE4 Develop systems to improve the links between Sabbatical Officers and Course Reps.
  • YE5 Review our Course Rep system and how we measure and communicate its efficacy.


National Student Survey – Question 24

We are currently 6th nationally with a 69.2% positive rating – remaining in the top 10 should be our aim

Pulse Survey – Academic Interests

‘The Students’ Union Represents my Academic Interests’ currently at 74% we should aim to increase this.