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Welcome Freshers! 

The University of Surrey Students’ Union (USSU) is first and foremost here to represent you as a student of the University of Surrey.

As a student here at Surrey you are automatically a member of the USSU so we encourage everyone to make the most of the Union from Day 1.

The Union is split into four zones; Voice, Activity, Support, and Community, and this is just to ensure that all aspects of your student life are covered. Each zone is led by a full time, paid, officer that is Vice-President and these are all led by the President of the Union. As they are taking time out of their studies to take up this role, we call them Sabbaticals, or Sabbs, and they should be the first people you can turn to if you have an issue. The Sabbs office is always open and is in the main Union building, so make sure to come and say hi.

Where are we?


We are situated in the heart of the University grounds, just past Starbucks!

Freshers' Angels

When you first arrive at Surrey you will be welcomed by a whole team of Angels; be sure to look out for these guys! They will be around to help you with anything you may need such as finding your halls and answering any queries about where things are. You'll know who they are because of their sunny yellow t-shirts!

Warning: They will often spontaneously start doing the Moving In Dance


Freshers' Fair

Freshers' Fair is the highlight of Freshers' Week, we would highly recommend using the fair as your opportunity to get a real sense of the activities that there are at Surrey for you to get involved in.   In attendance at the fair will be all Students' Union sports clubs and societies, University departments, commercial partners and local charities.


The Official Freshers' Week Events

The University of Surrey Students' Union is the only official Freshers Week in Guildford! Every year we will put on events during the day and night to give every Fresher the opportunity to make friends, have fun and explore the campus. All our official tickets will go through Tixtu, our safe and secure website. 

Many of our events will take place in Rubix, our 1,550 capacity nightclub hosts regular club nights during term time, complimented by The Basement providing a different offering downstairs. Students are also encouraged to utilise the spaces for their own nights too, giving you even greater variety.


Visit Us

Union House
University of Surrey
Stag Hill, Guildford

Contact Us
01483 689 223

The University of Surrey Students’ Union is a private limited company, registered in England & Wales with registered number 07470232, registered at Union House, Guildford, GU2 7XH. The Union is also a registered charity, registered with charity number 1142479

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