Welcome to the Support website

Get help and<br> representation


The Support Zone is led by the elected Vice-President Support and is responsible for running support campaigns, ensuring the Union has student support in mind in all its activities, and for collating & acting upon student feedback on University support services. This involves supporting students with wellbeing campaigns and ensuring that the feedback given by students on University support services is acted upon accordingly.​



​Koyin Akinsiku

VP Supp​​ort​​

​​"Hi, I'm Koyin Akinsiku, t​​he new Vice President Support for 2016-17.  I am responsible for managing the Support Zone which is designed to work alongside, publicise and provide different support services to improve the quality of life while studying at Surrey.  Whe​​th​er the issue regards accommodation, finance, race, religion, wellbeing, etc. the Support Zone is here to provide a helping hand an​​d represent you as a student, not a statistic.  Come to us for advice and information about any aspect of student life or to find out about training programmes and ​​personal development."​​​

You can c​​ontact me on:


​01483 683953​​




​​​The Committee work part-time to support everything the Support Zone is working on, whether its campaigns, workshops or training sessions.  They eac​​h have their own projects they are working on this year so feel free to chat to them about all that is happening t​his year.

They can be contacted by email using: ussu.supportzo​ne@surrey.ac.uk​


Next Zone Meeting - TBC


​ Lauretta Alonge

​Daniel Bradshaw​

​Leke Gbajumo

Deanna Richards

​Theresa Raj

​"I am a final year Accounting and Finance student and founder of the Hazel Farm Society, where I pushed to close the communal gap between Hazel Farm and campus. I want to revolutionise the student experience by tackling major issues. My main focus will be mental health, signposting and tacking stigma." ​

​​​​​​"University gives us an opportunity to grow, sometimes through adversity. My trajectory through Surrey certainly isn't what I imagined it might be! As an officer I want to use what I've learnt to guide others and help further develop a culture of non-judgement. I'd like to see everyone feel confident to be their true selves."​

​​"Hi, I'm Leke and I'm a second year chemical engineer and I am one of your Support Zone committee members for this academic year.  This is what I aim to achieve this year:  Create a feedback forum, east the transition into student life, support a local Guildford charity, and raise awareness for mental health and other issues students may face."​

​"​Hello! I am Deanna.​​ I'm an international hospitality management student currently out in industry on my placment year. I ran for support committee after discovering that students lacked awareness of the facilities available. Hence my intention is to focus on awareness and ​heightening support services. "

"​Hi, I'm Theresa and I ran to be part ​​of the Support Zone Committee because​ I'm passionate about seeing students feel they belong and not feel embarrassed or alone when they need help. This year I'd like to implement international films across the university and conduct quirky stress relieving activities."​ ​




Union Support Services


If you are considering an academic appeal then you should be aware that you​ have a 10 working days deadline for submitting an appeal. We strongly recommend and think you will​​ find it useful to read the University's Regulations for Academic Appeals -


Regulations for Academic Appeals at -



You can  find more information about the services we provide on our Support web-page at -



In case of an emergency situation* on campus call 3333 to speak to security who can call an ambulance if needed, or 999 if off campus.

*This includes mental health emergencies, such as feeling strong suicidal urges or experiencing distressing hallucinations.


The Centre for Wellbeing's web-page also gives details of other organisations to contact if you are in urgent need at the link below https://www.surrey.ac.uk/currentstudents/health/emergency/index.htm


If you are off campus there are a number of organisations who can provide support and someone to talk to such as the Samaritans who provide a free and confidential listening service for anyone in distress needing to talk. Call them on 08457 90 90 90 or 01483 505555 (24 hours a day). They can also be contacted by email at jo@samaritans.org

​Your Essential Guide to Exams and Revision


It is nearly time to start thinking about those all important exams - but fear not, we have put together a handy guide that has all the information you need to stay on top of the work and get the grades you deserve!   


Simply click on the image below to open the guide!

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