University of Surrey is a public university popularly known for research. It is located in the county town of Guildford, Surrey. Which is in the south east of England, United Kingdom. The University is more focused on science, medicine, business and engineering.
It collected its charter on 9 September 1966, and was situated near Battersea Park in the London south-west. This institution was known as the Battersea college of Technology before it gained the university status. It was founded in 1891 to provide further and higher education for London’s poorer inhabitants. Recently, the university just launched the Surrey International Institute with the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics.
The main campus of the University is located on Stag Hil close to the center of Guildford. It is also opposite to Guildford Cathedral. The second campus in Manor Park is located just a short distance away. It has been developed to expand away. Also has been developed to expand upon existing accommodation, academic buildings and sporting facilities. The university is one of the major centers for mobile communications and satellite research. The British Prime Minister whose name is David Cameron announced a partnership between the University of Surrey, King’s College London and the University of Dresden for the development of 5G technology.
The University has 10 Fellows of the Royal Society, 21 fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, one Fellow of the British Academy and 6 Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
University of Surrey Campus
In 1968,The university moved in to a new 30 ha (74-acre) site on Stag Hill in Guildford, which is adjacent to the Guildford Cathedral. A further 90 ha (222 acres) assigned to the university remained undeveloped till 2005. The new Manor Park campus is designed as a car-free village, it is 1.6 kilometres (1 mi) from the Stag Hill campus and on the other side of the A3 trunk road. It contains residences for students and staff, buildings for research, teaching, and also sporting facilities.
The BBC’s local radio station for Surrey has its studios on the campus. In addition to this, the university owns a student-run medium wave radio station called Stag Radio. The university was given planning authority to build the Surrey Multifaith Centre in November 2007. This will be the first building in Britain to have a Synagogue, Muslim Prayer Hall, Gurdwara and Chapel built separately under the same one roof.
In September 2009, the Guildford School of Acting moved into a new purpose built facility on the main Stag Hill campus as part of a deliberated merger between the two organisations. The old Sports Centre has been transformed into the Ivy Arts Centre, a performing arts facility housing with a 200-seat theatre, studio and workshop space.
University of Surrey Educational Links
Since the foundation, the university has promoted links with some other educational bodies in the local community and its region. For example, in recent years it has approved courses at and afterwards accredited Saint Mary’s College (now an independent institution known as St.Mary’s University College, Twickenham), Famborough College of Technology, and Wimbledon School of Art.
The university recently approved courses at the North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT), King Edward VII Hospital Department of Staff Development, Guildford School of Acting, Guildford College of Further & Higher Education, Training Scheme (STETS), the Pre-Retirement Association and SHL (UK) Ltd & The Nuclear Department at HMS Sultan, St John’s Seminary, Southern Theological Education.
In 1998, as a result of the progressing development in the relationship between the university and the nearby Roehampton Institute, it was concluded to form an academic federation. In November 1999, the Privy Council confirmed the necessary changes to the university’s Charter and Statutes. Then Roehampton Institute became The University of Surrey Roehampton at the beginning of year 2000. Between the years 2000 and 2004, the university and Roehampton really worked together as the Federal University of Surrey. Then in June 2004, the Privy Council gave the Roehampton an independent university title. It became Roehampton University from the 1st of August 2004. This ended the federal partnership between the two institutions, although cooperation between the two is still maintained.
University of Surrey Student Life
The University of Surrey Students’ Union is the sole characteristic body of Surrey students to the university, locally and nationally. They represent students on academic and welfare issues, managing sports clubs and societies. The Union was incorporated as a non-profit charity in July 2011, so any takings from the Union’s four commercial outlets are invested in improving the membership side of the business. Four zones exist within the organisation representing Voice, Community, Activity and Support. Also with a sabbatical officer managing each one. As well as a president who is also a member of the University council. The president also works closely with the CEO to make sure that the organisation is working efficiently. The Students’ Union also arrange events on a weekly basis. Which are held at their venues including Rubix and The Basement for students to take part in.