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									The really very useful big guide
    to the University of Surrey
Contents
What To Do: Before You Arrive         2–13   Your University Life Ahead: Learning   74–76   Diary Planner                 95–115
What To Do: Once You Arrive          14–31   Your University Life Ahead: Living     77–79   A-Z Useful Contact Details   116–117
Student Life: Learning               32–35   Specific Information:                     80   Residences Location Map         118
                                             Postgraduate students                  81–82
Student Life: Living                 36–45                                                  Local Map                       119
                                             International students                 83–91
Student Life: Food! Glorious Food!   46–51                                                  Campus Map                   120–121
                                             Further Information:
Your Support and Safety: Learning    52–56   Guidelines, Regulations and Policies   92–94   Timetable                       122
Your Support and Safety: Living      57–63   Answers to quizzes                        95   Index                        123–124
Money Matters: Learning              64–67
Money Matters: Living                68–73
                                                                                                                  Introduction
Welcome to...                                                                                                      1

...new friends, great experiences, exciting challenges, friendly support, an exciting range of
sports, a vibrant social life, a stimulating education, fun societies, brilliant student representation,
excellent teaching, a place to open your mind, a close-knit community, great career opportunities,
self-discovery, fond memories, a cosmopolitan campus, a place that promotes ambition, pushing
your boundaries, helpful staff, a beautiful town, friends for life, learning new talents, your future,
trying something completely new, academic success, embracing new ideas, making the most
of your potential, a more confident approach, the best student media, fantastic entertainment,
a hospitable university, a place to achieve your aspirations, superb employment opportunities,
excelling in your field, giving it your all, a caring support network, a place to call home, an
active lifestyle, brilliant catering facilities, a world of thrilling new prospects, a place to blossom
into a unique individual, wonderful countryside, a safe environment, great healthcare, a
county rich in history and culture, sharpening your knowledge, a cutting edge to your CV, a lively
atmosphere, an excellent location, a chance to discover new thoughts, living your dreams, having
fun, exploring the unexplored, exciting surprises, brilliant teamwork, a comfortable home, our
dedication to your success, engaging your brain, heart and soul, competitive advantage, cultural
diversity, the best years of your life...

                                                                       ...Surrey
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                                       It’s what you make of it...
                                                       Every moment of your University life will be full
                                                       of new opportunities and exciting possibilities.
                                                       Whatever you choose to do with your time, from
                                                       forming new friendships to creating brilliant pieces
                                                       of work, we will offer you support and guidance to
                                                       ensure that you get the most out of your potential.

                                                       You’ve got a great opportunity to shape your
                                                       future; we’ll make sure you’ve got the right set
                                                       of tools to do it with.The rest is all down to you.




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Your University Email Account


You can set up and activate your                    You will need your University number and the         Once you are at the University you will also be
University email account now!                       IT Account Self-service will allow you to:           able to use your IT Account to access ResNET –
The University will communicate with you by                                                              the broadband network connection available
                                                    • Locate your University of Surrey IT
email, using the surrey.ac.uk account provided                                                           in each study bedroom. More details are
                                                      Account username
for all students. You can set up a forwarding                                                            available online:
process to another email account if you want,       • Create your initial password
but we won’t use, or maintain records of,                                                                http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/resnet
non-University email accounts, so please check      Once you’ve done this, you can start to use the
emails sent to your surrey.ac.uk inbox regularly.   University IT services, such as email, before even   Please do use the IT Account Self-service so
                                                                                                                                                                                            il
                                                    arriving on campus.                                  you know your username and password and           Once you have your University ema
                                                                                                                                                           account, why not join up to the
To activate your University email account, use a                                                         so you’re online as soon as you move in.
web browser like Internet Explorer to connect                                                                                                              ‘Surrey’ group on Facebook.
to the IT Account Self-service at:                                                                                                                         You could try to find your future
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                                                                                                                                                           housemates and find out a bit abo
https://magic.surrey.ac.uk/userquery
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                                                                                                                                                           Maybe discuss who can bring wha
                                                                                                                                                           the way of crockery , pots and pans
                                                                                                                                                           and thereby reduce your packing.
                                                                                                                                                                                             me
                                                                                                                                                            Or find others on your program
                                                                                                                                                            and see if anyone has  finished
                                                                                                                                                            everything on the reading list!




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                      Changing Your Details
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                      Changes to personal details
                      Please check and update your personal             Know Your Dates:The Academic Year
                      information at each re-enrolment. We need
                                                                        Undergraduate Programmes    Nursing and Midwifery
                      to know about any changes during the year
                                                                        Autumn Semester commences   Programmes
                      (for example, to your name, address or other
                                                                        17 September 2007           Autumn Semester commences
                      contact details, your source of financial
                                                                                                    10 September 2007
                      support, and so on), so please tell Registry      Autumn Semester ends
                      and your Faculty of any changes.                  14 December 2007            Autumn Semester ends
                                                                                                    21 December 2007
                                                                        Spring Semester commences
                      Changes to programme details
                                                                        14 January 2008             Spring Semester commences
                      If you wish to change your programme of study,
                                                                                                    7 January 2008
                      you must have the approval of your Head of        Easter Vacation
                      Faculty or Department and also the Head of        14 March 2008               Easter Vacation
                      Faculty or Department responsible for the                                     15 March 2008
                                                                        Spring Semester continues
                      programme which you wish to join, if different.
                                                                        14 April 2008               Spring Semester continues
                      Approval is given by the appropriate Head of
                                                                                                    31 March 2008
                      Faculty or Department signatures on the           Spring Semester ends
                      Amendment of Undergraduate or Postgraduate        23 May 2008                 Spring Semester ends
                      Student Record form. You can get this form                                    25 July 2008
                      from either your Faculty or departmental
                      Office or the Registry.                                                       Second Year Entrants
                                                                                                    Begin on 3 September 2007

                                                                                                    Foundation Year Students
                                                                                                    Begin on 10 September 2007

                                                                                                    Postgraduate Programmes
                                                                                                    Start dates for postgraduate
                                                                                                    programmes differ, and are stated
                                                                                                    in your offer letter.




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Arrivals for International Students
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Arrival information                               To take advantage of this offer, you will   If you are planning to arrive outside these        If you have an urgent problem on arrival in the
The University organises a ‘Meet and Greet’       need to make a reservation, at least one    dates, there is a direct train to Guildford from   UK, please call us and we’ll try to help out.
service at both Heathrow and Gatwick on the       week in advance of your arrival. Once you   Gatwick and a coach/rail link from Heathrow.
8, 9, 15 and 16 September. If you are flying      have purchased your flight ticket, please   Alternatively you can pre-book a taxi to meet      T: 01483 689005
into Heathrow on one of these days, current       register online:                            your flight (see our website for full details).
students will meet you and bring you to the
campus by minibus free of charge, taking you      http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/international
to your accommodation with your luggage.

If you arrive at Gatwick, we will provide you
with a free train ticket direct from Gatwick to
Guildford station, where you will be met by
minibus and transported to your accommodation.




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                      Getting Ready for University Accommodation
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                                                                   Have you applied for your                           Paying for your accommodation
                                                                   accommodation?                                      You won’t need to pay until you’re here when
                                                                   Yes: You’ll get confirmation of where you’ll be     you’ll receive an invoice in your University email
                                                                   living shortly.                                     inbox detailing the amount due and the date
                                                                                                                       for payment.
                                                                   No: You’ll need to apply online now. Apply at:
                                                                   http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/accom/ug/apply           Room Layouts
                                                                   Luckily we guarantee all first-year undergraduate   On the next three pages are the room plans and
                                                                   students a place in our accommodation…              descriptions for all of the accommodation that
                                                                                                                       we provide on campus. Please note that in all
                                                                   As it’s so busy at this time of year due to         cases, the colours and room layouts may vary.
                                                                   allocating 2000 rooms to new students, we
                                                                   will contact you by email to confirm your room
                                                                   allocation – so keep an eye on your University
                                                                   email account.

                                                                   If you have an urgent enquiry, however, then
                                                                   please contact us:

                                                                   T: 01483 682461




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Band A rooms                                             Band B rooms                                        Band C rooms
Stag Hill Court Duplex (shared room)                     Guildford Court                                     Battersea Court                                     University Court
Two students share this first floor room. Each has       The approximate dimensions in these rooms           The approximate dimensions are 3.9 metres x         This plan shows a typical University Court
their own living/sleeping area. The two living           are 3.7 metres x 2.1 metres with a total area       2.4 metres, total area 9.3 square metres.           bedroom with shower en suite. The approximate
areas are separated by a flight of steps.                of 7.75 square metres. The windows are              The window is 1.5 metres wide.                      dimensions are 3.5 metres x 3.5 metres, a total
                                                         1.2 metres wide.                                                                                        area of 12.2 square metres. The window is
The approximate dimensions of each are 2.1                                                                   Duvet and pillow are provided, but you will need    1.2 metres wide.
metres x 4.2 metres, totalling 8.8 square metres.        Duvets and pillows are provided; please bring       to bring your own bed linen.
                                                         your own bed linen.                                                                                     A duvet and pillow are provided, for you but you
Each duplex shares a shower room with one other                                                              Cathedral Court                                     will need to bring your own bed linen.
duplex (total of four students). The wardrobes are       Hazel Farm (Hamilton Close, Hamilton                In these rooms the approximated dimensions are
in the entrance lobby and are lockable.                  Place and Oregano Way)                              3.3 metres x 2.7 metres and a total area of 8.9     Stag Hill Court (single room)
                                                         All rooms here have a wash basin and their          square metres. The window is 1.5 metres wide.       The dimensions for these rooms are 4.2 metres
In the event of a fire the means of escape is via
                                                         approximate dimensions are 3 metres x 2.8                                                               x 2.1 metres, total area 8.8 square metres.
the stairs to the front door. In case of a fire in the
                                                         metres, with the total area of 8.4 square metres.   Duvet and pillow are provided for you, but          The window is 2 metres wide.
kitchen in Stag Hill Court residences, students in
                                                         The windows are 1.2 metres wide.                    please bring your own bed linen.
duplex rooms have an alternative escape route
                                                                                                                                                                 The bedroom shares a shower room with one
via a 2.5-metre vertical ladder located through
                                                         There are mostly six bedrooms in each house,        Twyford Court                                       other bedroom. The wardrobe is in the lobby
an escape hatch doorway. Applicants for duplex
                                                         sharing a shower room, bathroom and                 This shows one of the Twyford Court rooms that      outside the bedroom door and is lockable.
rooms need to make sure that they are able to
                                                         two toilets.                                        come with a wash basin. These rooms are 3.5
use this alternative fire escape.
                                                                                                             metres x 2.6 metres, totalling 9.1 square metres.   A duvet and pillow will be provided, but you will
Hazel Farm (Hamilton Drive)                              Duvet and pillow are provided, but you will need                                                        need to bring your own bed linen.
Hamilton Drive rooms at Hazel Farm have the              to bring your own bed linen.                        Duvet and pillow are provided, but you will need
approximate dimensions of 3 metres x 2.7                                                                     to bring your own bed linen.
metres and a total area of 8.1 square metres.            Surrey Court
The window is 1.1 metres wide.                           This plan shows a typical Surrey Court bedroom;
                                                         the approximate dimensions are 3.9 metres x
There are seven bedrooms in each house, all              2.4 metres, total area of 9.3 square metres.
sharing a shower room and two toilets.                   The window is 1.5 metres wide.

Duvets and pillows are provided, but you will            Duvet and pillow are provided, but you will need
need to bring your own bed linen.                        to bring you own bed linen.

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                      Band D rooms
                      Manor Park                                           Millennium House
                      The dimensions are 2.7 metres x 5 metres,            These bedrooms come with en suite shower
                      total area 13.5 square metres. The window is         facilities. The approximate dimensions are
                      1.2 metres square.                                   2.6 metres x 4.7 metres, total area 12.2 square
                                                                           metres. The windows are 1.2 metres wide.
                      Duvets and pillows are not provided at Manor                                                             Hazel Farm
                      Park, so make sure to pack your own.                 Duvets, pillows and bed linen are not provided
                                                                           in Millennium House rooms.
                      Bellerby Court
                      All Bellerby Court rooms come with en suite          International House
                      facilities. The approximate dimensions of the        This shows a typical standard room in                                                        Typical                            Typical
                                                                                                                                                                        Hamilton                           Hamilton
                      rooms are 2.7 metres x 3.9 metres for the            International House with en suite facilities.                                                Drive                              Place/Close
                                                                                                                                                                        room                               room
                      bedroom and 2 metres x 1 metre for the shower        The approximate dimensions are 2.7 metres x
                      room with an overall total area of 12.5 square       5 metres, total area of 13.5 square metres.
                      metres. The window is 1.2 metres wide.                                                                   International House (Guildford Court)
                                                                           Duvets, pillows and bed linen are not provided.
                      Duvets, pillows and bed linen are not provided
                      at Bellerby Court.                                   Band E rooms
                                                                           Manor Park (enhanced rooms)
                      Twyford Court (en suite)                             Approximate dimensions are 4 metres x 5
                      This is the floor plan for a typical en suite room   metres, total area is 20 square metres.
                      in Twyford Court. The approximate dimensions         Duvets and pillows are not provided.                                                        Typical
                                                                                                                                                                       enhanced
                                                                                                                                                                                   Typical standard room
                                                                                                                                                                       room
                      are 4.9 metres x 2.5 metres and the total area
                      is 12.1 square metres. The window is 1.2             International House (enhanced rooms)
                      metres wide.                                         This floor plan shows a typical enhanced room in
                                                                                                                               Bellerby Court
                                                                           International House with en suite facilities. The
                      Duvet and pillow will be provided, but your own      approximate dimensions are 4 metres x 5 metres
                      bed linen is required.                               with total area of 20 square metres.

                                                                           Duvets, pillows and bed linen are not provided in
                                                                           International House.

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Manor Park                                                               Surrey Court
                                                 Typical standard room
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                                      Typical
                                      enhanced
                                      room




Millennium House (University Court)                                      Guildford Court




Cathedral Court                                                          Twyford Court




Stag Hill Court                                                          University Court




                                                   Typical duplex room




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                      What to Pack
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                                       It can be quite difficult to decide what you need    Most students bring some electrical equipment –
                                       to bring when you come to university. Whilst         just try not to go overboard with extension leads
                                       you need to bring some essentials, we provide        and multi-plug sockets – there is a limit to what
                                       a duvet and pillow in most residences (apart         is recommended.
                                       from in Manor Park, Bellerby Court, Millennium
                                       House and International House).                      For health and safety reasons you can’t have
                                                                                            a fridge or any heating or cooking device in
                                       Storage space is limited so you need to be           your room.
                                       careful not to pack too much. To give you a
                                       good idea of the space you’re likely to have,        Another thing to note is that you can’t keep pets
                                       take a look at the floor plans and dimensions.       in residences – although cuddly toys are ok!

                                       It is also useful to think about the bare            Your kitchen will be equipped with a microwave,
                                       minimum of items you need to bring. For              oven, grill and cooker, and fridge and freezer
                                       example, a handy tip with clothing is to pack        space. Space in the shared fridge and freezer is
                                       your winter clothes for Autumn Semester, and         always limited (think one shelf each) so be sure
                                       then take them home during the Christmas             you don’t annoy your neighbours by hoarding
                                       break and swap with summer clothing for              food and taking over numerous shelves. You’ll
                                       Spring Semester if you’re going home then.           also have your own cupboard space designated
                                       You’ll also need crockery and cutlery, toiletries,   to you according to your room number – so you
                                       study materials, and then perhaps a few              should always know whose Crunchy Nut
                                       niceties to decorate your room, such as photos       Cornflakes are whose.
                                       and posters.




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Moving in
On the day, if you are a little concerned about
needing a hand taking your luggage up to
your room (and being shown where it is for a
start) then don’t worry – our Freshers’ Angels
will be around to help you unpack on arrival
and get you settled into your room. They’re
current students and will be happy to help,
so if you have any questions or concerns then
just ask them.

Room changes
Unfortunately, we cannot change your room
before you arrive. If you are unhappy with the
room that you have been allocated, then you
can change from November onwards.

Please note that whilst we do consider
applications to move, such moves are very
limited and we cannot guarantee one for you,
as we need to give priority to students who
are waiting to be housed.




                                                  Our fantastically friendly Freshers’ Angels.



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                      Packing Checklist
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                      You might find it useful to use the following checklist   Living Essentials   Bedroom                                             Clothes
                      when packing – it can be very easy to forget
                                                                                                    ❐ Bed linen – pillow cases x 2, duvet covers x 2,   ❐ Tops, t-shirts, jumpers
                      something. You’ll see the foodstuffs are only dry or      Toiletries
                                                                                                      bed sheets x 2
                      tinned products, as it’s best to get all your fresh                                                                               ❐ Trousers, jeans, etc
                                                                                ❐ Tooth brush
                      produce once you’re here.                                                                                                         ❐ Shoes, trainers, etc
                                                                                ❐ Toothpaste        Kitchen
                                                                                                    ❐ Chopping board                                    ❐ Laundry basket
                                                                                ❐ Bath towels x 2
                                                                                ❐ Hand towels x 2   ❐ Cutlery (forks, knives, spoons)
                                                                                                    ❐ Cooking utensils – pot, pan, ladles, knives
                                                                                                                                                        Study Essentials
                                                                                ❐ Hand soap
                                                                                ❐ Soap/shower gel   ❐ Grater                                            ❐ Study materials – pens, pencils, calculator,
                                                                                                                                                          ruler, eraser, paper, other
                                                                                                    ❐ Crockery (bowls, plates, dishes)
                                                                                                                                                        ❐ Academic books
                                                                                                    ❐ Vegetable Peeler
                                                                                                    ❐ Tin opener
                                                                                                                                                        Entertainment Essentials
                                                                                                    ❐ Tupperware boxes – one large, one small
                                                                                                                                                        ❐ CDs
                                                                                                    Foodstuffs                                          ❐ DVDs
                                                                                                    ❐ Juice                                             ❐ Books
                                                                                                    ❐ Rice                                              ❐ CD player
                                                                                                    ❐ Pasta                                             ❐ Laptop/computer
                                                                                                    ❐ Tinned foods                                      ❐ Ethernet cable
                                                                                                    ❐ Tea/coffee                                        ❐ Multi-plug
                                                                                                    ❐ Flour, sugar, salt
                                                                                                    ❐ Cereal



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Enjoy Your Time in Residences – Some Top Tips for Good Communal Living
 1.   Fridge and freezer space is limited. You will most     5.   If coming home late at night, keep noise to a
      likely have two fridges and one freezer, but this           minimum – your housemates will be thankful
      only equates to one shelf each in the fridge and            for it.
      one in the freezer. Try not to take up too much
                                                             6.   Try putting your timetable on your room door
      space in your fridge or freezer – it will only annoy
                                                                  and the kitchen noticeboard, so your flatmates
      your housemates.
                                                                  know when you’re free. This works come exam
 2.   Get involved with your flat or housemates.                  time too – and helps make sure people won’t
      Try to take part in, or arrange, group activities,          disturb you when you’re deep in revision!
      whether it be trips to the cinema or the odd
                                                             7.   Before entering someone else’s room,
      night out on the town or to Rubix, for instance.
                                                                  always knock and wait for them to give
      Not all of you may be interested in the same
                                                                  you the all-clear.
      activities, but this doesn’t mean you can’t
      suggest another social activity.                       8.   If you do run out of food, ask to borrow
                                                                  someone else’s and then replace it. If they’re out
 3.   Keep music to a respectable level at all times
                                                                  and you urgently need it, then replace it as soon
      and remember that bass travels! Subwoofers are
                                                                  as possible and let them know you borrowed it
      great but only for you listening – not the people
                                                                  in the first place.
      living below, above or next-door. So remember
      to keep sound levels low, especially after 11pm.       9.   Always ask before using other people’s things,
                                                                  and if you use their kitchen utensils, etc, wash
 4.   Clean up after yourself in the kitchen – if you
                                                                  and dry them after use.
      wish to keep your room messy then do so, but
      not in the bathrooms or kitchen – these are            10. If the freezer, microwave, oven or kettle (for
      communal areas in which everyone wants to                  example) is broken, then go to Reception to
      feel comfortable.                                          report it and get a replacement – don’t wait
                                                                 for others to do so and you can be the hero!




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                                       Plug in, switch on...
                                                You’ve come to University to study a subject that
                                                you are passionate about.You want to focus your
                                                knowledge and concentrate on getting the best
                                                possible result. At Surrey we are dedicated to
                                                providing a stimulating environment perfect for you
                                                to engage your mind and produce outstanding work.

                                                We’ll help you transform your flashes of inspiration
                                                into reality.




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Introduction Week Programme – September 2007


 Sunday 16 September 2007                                                                             Registration process                                Finding your way around campus

Arrival                                            You will appreciate that the Accommodation         Registration: Location – University Hall            Programme venues (see page 120 for map)
You can arrive on Saturday 15 September if         Office is extremely busy during August and         University Registration will take place between
easier, but not all services will be available.    September, so please avoid phoning unless your     Monday 17 and Wednesday 19 September.               Venue                            Number of
                                                   query is urgent. In many cases you will find the   Please refer to the following pages for when                                       Building on Map
A shuttle service to and from the main entrance    information you need in your allocation letter     you should attend University Registration.
                                                                                                                                                          Union House/Students’ Union (SU)      19
of Guildford Station will be organised by the      or www.surrey.ac.uk/accommodation.
Students’ Union for those not travelling by car.                                                      Once you have registered, please proceed to:        Chancellor’s Restaurant               19
                                                   The Students’ Union and Chancellor’s Bar will
                                                                                                                                                          University Hall                       17
A Reception/Information Centre will be open in     be open all day for food and drinks.               University Health Centre: Location –
the Students’ Union.                                                                                  Oak Suite                                           AP1–4 (Lecture Theatres –
                                                   Courts of Residence – Wardens’ Receptions –        All students living on campus must register with    Austin Pearce Building)               24
Please refer to your room allocation letter from   time and venue to be advised by Wardens.           the University Health Centre.
                                                                                                                                                          LT A–M (Lecture Theatres –
the Accommodation Office for full information
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and times of arrival. If you have not received                                                        You must bring your completed Health Centre
an allocation letter by 10 September 2007,                                                            Registration Form (see page 25).                    TB1–23 (Teaching Block Rooms
please telephone the Accommodation Office:                                                                                                                – Teaching Block)                     6
                                                                                                      Once you have registered, please proceed to:        Library                               9
T: 01483 682461 or 01483 689092
                                                                                                      University Library: issue of Campus Cards           UniSport Centre                       1
                                                                                                      Please note that evidence of attendance at
                                                                                                      University Registration is required for the issue
                                                                                                      of your Campus Card.




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                                                                                                                         Group A:                                           Group B:
                     Monday 17 September 2007
                                                                                                                         Includes students from the following subjects:     Includes students from the following subjects:
                    WHEN               EVENT                                                        WHERE
                                                                                                                         Music                                              Politics
                    09:30              Faculty/Department programme                                 Faculty/Department   Music and Sound Recording                          Business Management
                                       Please refer to your Faculty/Department programme.                                Creative Music Technology                          Retail Management
                                       If you have not received this by 10 September, please                             Dance                                              Tourism Management
                                       contact your admitting Faculty/Department for their                               Nutrition/Dietetics*                               International Hospitality and Tourism
                                       start time and venue, as these may differ.                                        Nutrition and Food Science*                        Management
                                                                                                                         Chemical Engineering                               International Hospitality Management
                    12noon–15.45pm University Registration                                         University Hall       Electronic Engineering                             Accounting and Finance
                                   Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (see page 19)                            Civil Engineering                                  Psychology
                                   Please note that students returning for the first year                                Entrepreneurship                                   Applied Psychology and Sociology
                                   should not attend these sessions. Please bring a pen and                              Chemistry*                                         Economics
                                   any relevant correspondence (copy of the LEA/Student                                  Physics                                            Sociology
                                   Finance Direct Financial Assessment (relating to tuition fees),                       Integrated Sciences                                Culture and Media
                                   or Sponsorship paperwork) with you.                                                   Mechanical, Medical and Aerospace Engineering      Law
                                                                                                                         Mathematics                                        Culture, Media and Communication
                    16:00–16:45        Languages for Europe and the Globe                           AP1 & 2              Computing Sciences                                 Humanities
                                       A presentation by Dr Andrea Dlaska and Ewan Dow                                   Biomedical Sciences*                               Languages
                                       Group A to attend                                                                 Biochemistry/Microbiology*                         Sociology, Criminology and Sociology
                                                                                                                         Nursing students who are available                 Culture Studies
                    16:00–16:45        Sport in the University – Today and Tomorrow                 AP3 & 4
                                                                                                                                                                            Film Studies
                                       A presentation by Sally Edie
                                                                                                                         * These students need only attend the Sport talk   Media Studies
                                       Group B to attend
                                                                                                                         as a separate Language talk is being arranged.
                    17:00–17:45        Languages for Europe and the Globe                           AP1 & 2
                                       A presentation by Dr Andrea Dlaska and Ewan Dow
                                       Group B to attend

                    17:00–17:45        Sport in the University – Today and Tomorrow                 AP3 & 4
                                       A presentation by Sally Edie
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                                                                                               Fee information                                     Tuition fees
 Tuesday 18 September 2007                                                                     The Registration process includes confirmation      Students who are responsible for the payment
                                                                                               of liability for tuition fees (Composition Fees).   of all, or part, of their tuition fees, and who have
WHEN            EVENT                                                     WHERE
                                                                                               Students who have applied to their Local            not taken out a fees loan, may pay these fees at
From 09:00      Faculty/Department programme                              Faculty/Department   Education Authority (LEA) or the Student Loans      Registration; otherwise an invoice will be issued
                Please refer to your Faculty/Department programme.                             Company (SLC) for a fees loan, and who have         to students’ University email accounts within a
                                                                                               received confirmation of this, should bring         few weeks of the start of the programme.
09:00–16:00     Safety Lecture                                            Griffiths Theatre    a copy of the notification to Registration, if      Students who are uncertain about their funding
                Presentation from the University Safety Advisor and       Lecture Theatre D    they have not sent a copy to the University         arrangements, or who are unable to pay their
                University Fire Prevention Advisor. Please see your                            beforehand. If confirmation has not been            fees, should nevertheless attend Registration and
                Faculty/Department programme for your timetable slot.                          received, any other documents issued by the         their queries will be dealt with at, or following,
                                                                                               LEA, UK Awards Agency or the Student Loans          the session.
09:30–13:00     University Registration                                  University Hall       Company should be provided, for example,
                Faculty of Management and Law (see page 19)                                    confirmation of eligibility for public support,
                Please note that students returning for the first year                         or an acknowledgement of receipt of the
                should not attend these sessions. Please bring a pen and                       application.
                any relevant correspondence (copy of the LEA/Student
                Finance Direct Financial Assessment (relating to tuition                       EU students
                fees), or Sponsorship paperwork) with you.                                     EU students who have applied to the EU Team at
                                                                                               the Student Loans Company (SLC) for a fees loan
13.30–17.00     University Registration                                  University Hall
                                                                                               should bring to Registration all correspondence
                Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences (see page 19)
                                                                                               relating to their application for tuition fees
                Please note that students returning for the first year
                                                                                               support. UK and EU students who have not
                should not attend these sessions. Please bring a pen and
                                                                                               applied to an LEA, UK Awards Agency or to the
                any relevant correspondence (copy of the LEA/Student
                                                                                               SLC will be regarded as being responsible for
                Finance Direct Financial Assessment (relating to tuition
                                                                                               payment of tuition fees in full. If tuition fees
                fees), or Sponsorship paperwork) with you.
                                                                                               are payable by a sponsoring organisation, for
16:00 & 17:15   Personal Safety Talks                                     Griffiths Theatre    example, an overseas government, evidence of
                Presentation hosted by Barry Jakeman, University Chief    Lecture Theatre D    the award should be brought to Registration.
                Security Officer and DC Graeme Ingate, Police Crime
                Reduction Officer – all students welcome.



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                     Wednesday 19 September 2007                                                                      Thursday 20 September 2007
                    WHEN             EVENT                                                      WHERE                WHEN           EVENT                                                       WHERE

                    From 09:00       Faculty/Department programme                               Faculty/Department   08:30–18:00    English Language Testing                                    University Hall
                                     Please refer to your Faculty/Department programme.                                             Compulsory for all full-time undergraduate non-native
                                                                                                                                    speakers and all students for some programmes.
                    09:30–13:00      University Registration                              University Hall                           Please refer to page 20 for your timetable slot.
                                     Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (see page 19)
                                     Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences – Music and Dance                            From 09:00     Faculty/Department programme                                Faculty/Department
                                     (see page 19)                                                                                  Please refer to your Faculty/Department programme.
                                     Please note that students returning for the first year
                                     should not attend these sessions. Please bring a pen and                        18:00–19:30    Introduction for International Students                     LT G
                                     any relevant correspondence (copy of the LEA/Student                                           Presented by the International Office. Please see page 21
                                     Finance Direct Financial Assessment (relating to tuition                                       for details on registration of overseas nationals.
                                     fees), or Sponsorship paperwork) with you.
                                                                                                                     19:30–21:00    Reception for International Students                        University Hall
                    From 13:00       Freshers’ Fayre                                            Across Campus
                                     Find out what your Union and UniSport can do for you!                            Friday 21 September 2007
                                     Information and freebies from sports clubs, societies,
                                     local and national traders and banks.                                           From 09:00     Faculty/Department programme                                Faculty/Department
                                                                                                                                    Please refer to your Faculty/Department programme.

                                                                                                                     12noon–14.00   Welcome Barbecue hosted by the Vice Chancellor,             Main Field
                                                                                                                                    Professor Christopher Snowden and the Students’
                                                                                                                                    Union President, Mr Alex Collins


                                                                                                                      Sunday 23 September 2007
                                                                                                                     14.00          River Sports Day at the River Wey, Millmead
                                                                                                                                    (behind Yvonne Arnaud Theatre)



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Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Monday 17 September 2007                Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences Tuesday 18 September 2007

UCAS Code                 Programme                                          Time    UCAS Code                       Programme                                                  Time

H3**/ H400 / HB38         Mechanical, Medical and Aerospace Engineering      12:00   L1**/ LN**/ L2**                Economics/Politics                                         13:30

N1                        Entrepreneurship                                   12.45   C800 / R**/ NR**                Psychology/Languages/                                      14:45
                                                                                                                     Languages and Business Management
F3**                      Physics                                            13.00
                                                                                     L3**/ LL34 / LP**/ CL83 / ML**/ Applied Psychology and Sociology/Sociology/Sociology,   15.45
H8**/ H2**                Chemical Engineering/Civil Engineering             13:15   P3**/ PW**/ W6**                Criminology and Sociology/Film, Culture and Media degrees

N3**/ G1**                Mathematics                                        14:00

G4**/ G5**/ GH**          Computing                                          14:30   Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences – Music and Dance Wednesday 19 September 2007

F5**/ H6**/ J930 / J932   Electronic Engineering                             15:00   UCAS Code                       Programme                                                  Time

                                                                                     W3**/ J931 / W5**               Music/Music and Sound Recording/                           11:30
                                                                                                                     Creative Music Technology/Dance and Culture
Faculty of Management and Law Tuesday 18 September 2007

UCAS Code                 Programme                                          Time
                                                                                     Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Wednesday 19 September 2007
N200                      Business Management                                09.30
NN34                      Accounting and Financial Management                        UCAS Code                       Programme                                                  Time
                                                                                     B900 / C5**/ C7**/ CD           Biomedical Sciences/Microbiology/Biochemistry              09:30
N220 / N230               International Hospitality Management/              10.45
                          International Hospitality and Tourism Management           B400 / BD46 / B401              Nutrition/Dietetics/Nutrition and Food Science             10:30

N240 / NN28               Retail Management/Tourism Management               11.00   F1**                            Chemistry                                                  11:00

M1**/ MT**                Law degrees                                        11.30
                                                                                     After Registration, please proceed to the Oak Suite, which is just up the stairs. Once you have
                                                                                     registered at the Health Centre, you can then collect your Campus Card from the University Library.



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                    Timetable for English Language Testing for Undergraduates (Thursday 20 September 2007)
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                    If details for your subject are not below, please check your Faculty/Department programme to see if
                    you must attend. Location: University Hall (please bring a pen with you).

                    When           Programme                                           Who must attend                     When          Programme                                Who must attend

                    09:00–09.50    Maths and Statistics                                Non-native speaking students only   13:00–13:50   Culture, Media and Communication         Non-native speaking students only
                                   Physics                                             All students                                      Dance and Culture                        All students
                                   Electronic Engineering                              Non-native speaking students only                 Languages/Translation Studies            Non-native speaking students only
                                   Computing Sciences                                  All students                                      Music/Creative Music Technology          All students
                                                                                                                                         Political Studies                        All students
                    10:00–10:50    Biochemistry                                        Non-native speaking students only                 Music and Sound Recording                All students
                                   Biomedical Sciences                                 Non-native speaking students only
                                   Chemistry                                           Non-native speaking students only   14.15         Psychology                               All students
                                   Food Science                                        Non-native speaking students only                 Applied Psychology and Sociology         All students
                                   Microbiology                                        Non-native speaking students only                 Sociology/Sociology, Culture and Media   All students
                                   Nutrition                                           Non-native speaking students only                 Criminology and Sociology                All students
                                   Nutrition/Dietetics                                 Non-native speaking students only                 Economics degrees                        Non-native speaking students only

                    11:00–11.50    Aerospace Engineering                               All students                        15.15         Law                                      All students
                                   Civil Engineering                                   All students                                      Latecomers/Overspill
                                   Chemical Engineering                                All students
                                   Entrepreneurship                                    All students
                                   Mechanical Engineering                              All students
                                   Medical Engineering                                 All students

                    12:00–12.50    Business Management                                 Non-native speaking students only
                                   Retail Management                                   Non-native speaking students only
                                   International Hospitality Management                Non-native speaking students only
                                   International Hospitality and Tourism Management    Non-native speaking students only
                                   Tourism Management                                  Non-native speaking students only
                                   Accounting and Financial Management                 Non-native speaking students only




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Students from some countries who have been admitted to the UK            Useful Telephone Numbers
for a period of six months or longer may be required to register         For enquiries or further information regarding this Introduction
with the Police. The fee at present is £36 for each person               Week programme, please ring the following numbers:
registering. There is also a charge for replacing a lost registration
certificate. The requirement to register is stamped in your passport.    Main University Reception                          01483 300800    Computing Sciences                                    01483 689247
The holder is normally required to register with the Police within       Students’ Union                                    01483 683928    Electronic Engineering                                01483 686120
seven days of arrival. However, as the Police visit the University in    International Office                               01483 689005    Mathematics                                           01483 686120
October, students are permitted to wait until then. You must             Security                                           01483 682002    Physics                                               01483 689247
inform the Police of any change of address.                              Health Centre                                      01483 689051
                                                                         Accommodation Office                               01483 682461    Aerospace Engineering




                                                                                                                                                                                              }
Police registration at the University will take place, for new                                                                              Chemical Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                  01483 686270
students, at Oak House, 2nd Floor (18 on map):                           The Registry                                                       Civil Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                  OR
Wednesday 26 September          09.00–15.30                              Fees Enquiries                                     01483 689366    Entrepreneurship in Technology, IT and Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                  01483 689470
Friday 28 September             09.00–15.30                              Undergraduate Admissions Enquiries                 01483 689305    Mechanical Engineering
Wednesday 17 October            09.00–15.30                              Undergraduate Student Records                      01483 689028    Medical Engineering
                                                                         Postgraduate Student Records                       01483 682043
Students may book an appointment online, once they                                                                                          Nursing and Midwifery                                 01483 686722
have formally registered as a student, by visiting:                      Academic Contacts
www.surrey.ac.uk/international                                           Dance Studies                                      01483 686509    Business Economics with Finance/Economics             01483 689320
                                                                         Law                                                01483 686220    Psychology                                            01483 689320
When registering with the Police, students should bring with them        Languages                                          01483 686220    Sociology/Applied Psychology and Sociology            01483 682885
the following:                                                           Culture, Media and Communication /Film             01483 686237    Criminology and Sociology                             01483 689454
• Their passport                                                         Music/Music with Computer Sound Design/
• One passport-type photograph                                             Sound Recording                                  01483 686509    Business Management




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                                                                                                                                                                                                  01483 689654
• The appropriate registration fee                                       Political, International and Policy Studies        01483 686220    International Hospitality Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                  If engaged
                                                                                                                                            International Hospitality and Tourism Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                  01483 683982
Please note that students who fail to attend this registration session   Biomedical Sciences/Biochemistry/Microbiology      01483 686420    Tourism Management
at the University will be required to register at the Surrey County      Nutrition/Nutrition and Dietetics/Nutrition and                    Retail Management                                     If both engaged
Constabulary Headquarters, at Mount Browne, on the outskirts               Food Science                                     01483 686420    Accounting and Financial Management                   01483 686300
of Guildford.                                                            Chemistry                                          01483 689585




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                    Freshers’Week
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                    Your welcome to Surrey!
                    Freshers’ Week is your very first week with us.         Ice Breakers – helpful ways to get to know your housemates
                    It allows you to settle into your accommodation
                                                                            It’s important to get to know your housemates and make an effort with   However, you could continue with these:
                    and university life, giving you the opportunity to
                                                                            them, and the sooner you do this the better. Some of the ice breakers   • What did you study and where before you came here?
                    socialise and meet new people.
                                                                            below can help get you started and ease some nerves for all of you.
                                                                                                                                                    • Have you any siblings?
                    There’s plenty to do and events are held all week.      • Knock on your next door neighbour’s door and say hello.               • You could invite everyone out and arrange a social out
                    Your programme doesn’t start until the week               Offer them a cup of tea/coffee                                          in town during the evening
                    after (apart from a few introductory classes), so       • Ask them some simple questions such as: ‘what’s your name?’           • Arrange a trip out to the cinema, town, restaurant, etc
                    you have a little while to relax and find your way        ‘Where are you from?’ and so on
                    around before lectures begin.

                    A major event in this first week of your university
                    life is the Freshers’ Fayre. One of the highlights of
                    your first week – held outside in the sunshine
                    (hopefully!), it gives you the chance to see all of
                    the societies and sports clubs on offer, speak to
                    the student representatives, have some fun and
                    pick up some freebies along the way.




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All students register at the beginning of their       Your Campus Card                                      The NUS Extra Card
programme of study and re-enrol annually.             You will be issued with a Campus Card which           The NUS Extra Card is a premium discount and
Returning students normally re-enrol by post          will be vital during your time at Surrey.             membership card for all students. It incorporates
during the summer vacation. You’ll need to                                                                  the International Student Identity Card too,
complete re-enrolment even if you do not              You will use this card to gain access to the          which means students can enjoy discounts at
expect to be on campus during the year – for          Library, the IT facilities and other buildings. You   home and worldwide.
example, if you are on a professional placement,      need to bring this card with you each time you
participating on an exchange scheme, absent           visit the Library so you can gain access, borrow      It’s packed with discounts, offers and
or assessment only. If you don’t re-enrol, you        books and pay for photocopying. As well as            competitions allowing you to shop for less at
may find that your access to University facilities    being your Library card, it is your Students’         all of the best high street, local and online
is withdrawn.                                         Union identity card, carrying the NUS logo so         stores around.
                                                                                                                                                                Registration will inevitably involve
                                                      you can go to Students’ Union events and show
                                                                                                                                                                queuing at some point or other.
Library registration                                  it when you want to redeem student discounts          The NUS Extra Card only costs £10 and you can
                                                                                                                                                                Why not get there early to try to
In your first week, you will need to register         in participating stores or venues.                    buy it from the Union Shop once you arrive.
                                                                                                                                                                beat the queues, or if you’re
with the Library. You’ll have your Campus Card                                                              Or alternatively, buy online prior to arriving –
                                                      The card is the property of the University and                                                            unlucky, make sure you chat to the
issued to you and also a Library induction on                                                               you can buy your card online from 20 August.
                                                      should be returned to the University Library in                                                           others around you in the queue
the resources available and how to use them.
                                                      the event of a permanent withdrawal from              www.ussu.co.uk/nusextra                             – it’s a great chance to make a few
                                                      the University.                                       www.nusextra.co.uk                                  new friends. Alternatively, try our
When you join you will also be given a leaflet
                                                                                                                                                                 Freshers’ Week wordsearch and
giving you some basic information about how to        It is important that you look after your Campus
                                                                                                                                                                 brain teasers on page 28.
use the Library. Help sheets on specific topics are   Card as you may have to pay for any
available in the Library and can be downloaded        replacement of a lost or damaged card.
from the website.

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                                     Registration at the Student Health Centre
                                     Whilst we hope you remain healthy and happy,            It’s important that you fill in this form so we     Please take special care to record your
                                     it’s important that you register on arrival rather      can give you the best possible medical service      immunisations. It’s advisable to be up to
                                     than if you fall ill or have an accident. Please take   straight away. Some students find that they need    date with tetanus, polio and meningitis C
                                     a moment to read through and complete the               to talk to their parents and/or present doctor to   vaccinations on arrival.
                                     Student Health Centre Registration Form. You’ll         answer all the questions, but there is a delay
                                     need to bring it to Health Centre Registration          following Registration before we receive your       All information on the form is strictly confidential
                                     during Freshers’ Week. It will help us to               NHS records, and this form is the only              and revealed to no one without your permission.
                                     understand your health needs whilst you’re here.        information we have when you first arrive.
                                                                                                                                                 T: 01483 689051
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PLEASE COMPLETE CLEARLY IN BLOCK LETTERS.

All new patients are requested to complete a health questionnaire.                                            The Oaks Surgery                          Wodeland Avenue Surgery
It helps us to understand you better prior to your full medical records arriving                              Applegarth Avenue                         91/93 Wodeland Avenue
from your previous doctor.                                                                                    Guildford GU2 8LZ                         Guildford GU2 4YP

All information given on this form is kept strictly confidential and revealed to                              Stoughton Road Surgery                    The Student Health Centre
no-one without your permission.                                                                               2 Stoughton Road                          University of Surrey
                                                                                                              Guildford GU1 1LL                         Guildford GU2 7XH
http://www.guildowns.nhs.uk
http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/scs/health/hc                                                                      Tel: 0844 4773051


  About Yourself


   Surname (Family Name)                                                                          All Other Names

                                                                                                Marital                                                 Date of
                        Title                                    Sex
                                                                                                 Status                                                   Birth
                                                                       (Male)      (Female)               (Single)    (Married) (Separated) (Widowed)             (Day)   (Month)   (Year)

   Any Previous Surname
               (Family Name
Town and Country of Birth                                                                          If from abroad - visa expiry
   (If London, Area Required)                                                                             date/duration of stay

             Home Address
      (Include Your Postcode)
Home Tel. No. + Mobile No.

                Next of Kin
   (Name and Relationship)
     Address and Tel. No.


Name of Previous Doctor                                                                          Your Last Address
                                                                                                     you had when
                                                                                                   with this Doctor


  If Born Outside of UK


                                                                                                          Have you had a Doctor
   Date First Entered UK                                                                                                                        Yes                 No
                                                                                                           since entering the UK

                                                                                       Any other UK Addresses
Dates of Leaving UK and
                                                                                       that any previous Doctor
 Returning (if applicable)
                                                                                              may have had for you



  Surrey University Students ONLY


         Your Department                                                                            Your Guildford
                                                                                                           Address



           E-Mail Address



  If you are returning from the Armed Forces


     Your Address before                                                                             Service or Personnel No.
                   Enlisting
                                                                                                                     Enlistment Date
 Your Current Health (Adults over 16 years ONLY)
                                                                      (No)
Have you Ever Smoked?                                                 (Yes)
                                                                      (No)
Do you Currently Smoke?                                               (Yes)
How many per Day?
Smoking Advice Given (if applicable)                                  (Yes)
                                                                      (No)
Do you Drink Alcohol?                                                 (Yes)
      How much Wine per Week?
                                                                                       Please Answer in ‘Units’, where 1 unit =
      How much Beer per Week?                                                          Half a Pint of Beer, a Glass of Wine or
                                                                                       a Single Measure of Spirits.
      How much Spirits per Week?
                                                                                                                              (No)
Has a very close relative suffered from Heart Disease or Stroke under the age of 55 years?                                    (Yes)
If ‘Yes’, Please tell the Doctor or Nurse to Discuss a Cholesterol Test.
                                                         A First Smear is Needed One Year After First
 Adult Females                       Yes
                                                         Sexual Contact, but Not Before 25 Years of Age.
 Have you Ever had                                                                            (Yes)
                                     No                      Was the result normal?           (No)
 a Cervical Smear?
                                                                When was it done?                        (Month)              (Year)
                                                                                              (Yes)
                                                             Was it done in the UK?           (No)
                                                                                              (Clinic)
                                 If so, was it done at a clinic or by your GP?                (GP)
Now please let the nurse or doctor take your blood pressure.                                          BP:                 /            Use Synergy BP icon
Please supply a specimen of urine when requested.
It is important to rmember to put your name on the bottle.
                                                                                                      Urine:        Sugar
                                                                                                                    Protein            {   .4613 normal
                                                                                                                                           .4614 abnormal & repeat
                                                                                                                   Recorded: .68R2           (yes)
                                                                   Height?                                                    mtr
                                                                                  .4613 normal
                                                                   Weight?        .4614 abnormal & repeat
                                                                                                                              kg
  Immunisations
Adults                                                         Date                                            Given by previous GP?                 Where Done
                                                                                                                                                     GP/Clinic Country if other than UK
Booster Dip/Tet/Polio
Tetanus (only) vaccination
Other (eg travel vaccinations)
Over 65’s/patients at risk
Influenza (flu)
Pneumococcal (pneumonia)
Children                                                       Date                                            Given by previous GP?                  Where Done
(6yrs and under)                                                                                                                                      GP/Clinic Country if other than UK
                           Vaccination
Babies
2mths                      DTaP/IPV/Hib+PCV1
3mths                      DTaP/IPV/Hib+MenC
4mths                      DTaP/IPV/Hib+MenC
                           +PCV2
12mths                     Hib/MenC
13mths                     MMR1 + PCV3
3yrs 4mths - 5yrs          DTaP/IPV+MMR2
13 - 18yrs                 DTP (Td/IPV)
 Past Medical History

Do you or have you had any of the following conditions? Tick if any apply and give details.

Diabetas
Epilepsy
Asthma
Eating Disorder (Anorexia/Bulimia)
Hay Fever
Skin Problems
Back, Joint or Muscle Problems
Operations
Mental, Nervous or Emotional Problems
Dyslexia
Impaired Sight, Hearing or Mobility
Any other Conditions?

Any current medication/treatment (including contraceptive pill)?            Any allergies to drugs or other materials?




Family History - Please report any significant medical conditions affecting your family




 Ethnic Category

                                                     Ethnic Category                                                                Ethnic Category
                                                          code                                                                           code

 White                     British                         A                 Asian/Asian British        Pakistani                            J
                           Irish                           B                                            Bangladeshi                          K
                           Other White                     C                                            Other Asian                          L
 Mixed                     White & Black Caribbean         D                 Black/Black British        Black Caribbean                      M
                           White & Black African           E                                            Black African                        N
                           White & Asian                   F                                            Other Black                          P
                           Other Mixed                     G                 Other Ethnic               Chinese                              R
 Asian/Asian British       Indian                          H                                            Other Ethnic Category                S
                                                                             Not Stated                 Not Stated                           Z




Thank you for your co-operation

Signature                                                                                 Date




                                                                                                       For official use ONLY
                                                                                                       Documents Checked                 Please Tick

                                                                                                       Passport
                                                                                                       Visa Date
                                                                                                       OR
                                                                                                       UK Birth Certificate
                                                                                                       UK Photo Driving License
                                                                                                       PLUS
                                                                                                       Utility Bills e.g.
                                                                                                       (Water, Gas, Telephone (not mobile)
                                                                                                       Tenancy agreement if expiry date is
                                                                                                       known
                                                                                                       Bank Statements are NOT ACCEPTED
                                                                                                       Checked by                 Date
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                    Brain teasers                                                                     Wordsearch
                    Answers on page 95.                                                               Answer on page 95.

                    1. What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
                                                                                                                                                           Find the words below
                    2. What has a mouth but can't chew?
                                                                                                       N    U     S    C   A   R   D   A   T W V       L   contained in the grid:
                                                                                                       P    G     U    B   D   H   F   E   I   C   N   A
                    3. What is broken every time it's spoken?                                                                                              VACCINATION
                                                                                                       O    Y     R    A   R   B   I   L   H   O   R   I   ARRIVA
                    4. Food can help me survive, but water will kill me. What am I?
                                                                                                                                                           RESNET
                                                                                                       R    D     R    R   U   B   I   X   I   H   E   T
                    5. What is it the more you take, the more you leave behind?                                                                            CONFIDENTIAL
                                                                                                       T    H     E    E   R   N   T   T   M A     H   N   NUS CARD
                    6. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth?
                                                                                                       A    A     Y    L   S   E   A   S   I   P   S   E   SURREY
                                                                                                                                                           VOICE OVER IP
                    7. What is put on a table, cut, but never eaten?                                   L    R     B    L   A   N   G   U   A   G   E   D   LIBRARY
                    8. What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?                         O    R     P    C   I   V   E   T   F   W R     I   LANGUAGE
                                                                                                                                                           FRESHER
                    9. You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and    L     I   M C       X   A   H   T   B   B   F   F
                                                                                                                                                           PORTAL
                       throw away the inside. What did you eat?
                                                                                                       D    V     C M      F   A   Y   R   E   D   P   N   FACEBOOK
                    10. What goes up and down the stairs without moving?                                                                                   RUBIX
                                                                                                       Q    A     F    A   C   E   B   O O     K M O
                                                                                                                                                           FAYRE
                                                                                                       V    O     I    C   E   O   V   E   R   I   P   C




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Setting up broadband in your room                  Telephones
Once you arrive you can sort out your Internet     Access to telephone services is also available
facilities in your room. It is free to use         from most University residences, at a charge,
broadband, but you will need an ethernet cable,    from NTL. Internal phone calls within the
allowing you to plug your computer or laptop in.   University are free so you needn’t worry about
These can be obtained in several stores around     calling flatmates and friends on campus.
town, but also on campus at Campus
Computers for about £5.                            At Manor Park you can use Voice Over IP
                                                   services, with handsets available from the
To set up your connection once you’re are          Reception.
plugged in, go through the ResNET CD Rom in
your accommodation pack – it shouldn’t take
you any longer than 15 minutes to start up if
you read carefully.

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                    Fancy Learning a Language?
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                    Whilst you’re getting started you can even think   You can start a new language, brush up a          The languages on offer to you for 2007–08 are:   The teachers ensure that their method of
                    about signing up to learn a language here at our   half-forgotten one, or continue a language                                                         teaching is modern, communicative and fun.
                                                                                                                         • Arabic
                    Centre for Language Studies (CLS). CLS is a        you have learned previously (check out our                                                         They place special emphasis on speaking skills
                    specialised language-teaching department           webpages to find out which languages are          • Chinese (Mandarin)                             and the course materials are authentic and
                    offering both English and foreign language         offered at each level).                           • Dutch                                          related to real-life contexts.
                    courses to all of you, as well as the                                                                • French
                    undergraduate languages degree programmes.         No matter what Department you’re in, you can                                                       To register, just come along to the lower floor of
                                                                                                                         • German
                                                                       join classes, irrespective of your main degree                                                     the Lecture Theatre Building, and fill in a form
                    You can visit the Language Resource Centre to      subject. If you join a course you will be         • Italian                                        for the language and level you want. The main
                    watch satellite TV, gain speedy access to the      automatically registered for the University       • Japanese                                       registration period takes place on:
                    Internet or use a range of video and audio         of Surrey Certificate in Foreign Language         • Polish                                         • Monday 17 September
                    resources to help your language learning.          Proficiency – very useful if you opt to do your
                                                                                                                         • Portuguese                                     • Tuesday 18 September
                                                                       work placement abroad or wish to work
                    The LfA (Languages for All) programme gives all    abroad after you graduate.                        • Russian                                        • Wednesday 19 September
                    of you the opportunity to follow a language                                                          • Spanish
                    course completely free of charge.                                                                                                                     Classes begin on 24 September.
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Cars and parking                                      Buses                                                 Cycling
Unfortunately, due to restricted parking space,       If you don’t want to walk, then you can go by         Cycling between campus and Guildford is easy,       Maps of campus and the surrounding area are
we do not allow students who live on campus           bus – Arriva Buses regularly operate buses every      and many students do it. Campus has plenty of       available on pages 118–120.
to park their cars here. There are also parking       ten minutes during the day and every 30 minutes       cycle racks, and there is one in each Court of
restrictions for students living off campus. Full     in the evening between Guildford town centre          Residence – some of which are locked and you
details of the types of permit on offer, pricing,     and campus (via the railway station). There are       can borrow a key for. In town, there are cycle
eligibility criteria and how to make an application   also plenty of other Arriva Bus services operating    racks by the Guildford Library, outside the Odeon
are available on the Transport website.               from the town centre which cover the                  cinema and various other areas.
                                                      surrounding areas, and a subsidised bus services
If you choose to park off campus then it can          runs to Manor Park.                                   T: 01483 68 9181
become costly and the safety of your car cannot                                                             E: transportenquiries@surrey.ac.uk
be guaranteed.                                        Taxis                                                 http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/transport
                                                      Or go by taxi – there are many taxi services
Hazel Farm residents are permitted to park their      available in the Guildford area, and getting from
cars in the allocated parking bays near the           town to campus will cost you approximately £5.
residences but not park on campus during
office hours.                                         Travelling outside of Guildford is also easy as the
                                                      train station is only a five-minute walk from
If you are concerned about not being able to get      campus. For example, you can take a train from
around without your car, don’t worry! Getting         Guildford to London Waterloo which only takes
around Guildford is very easy without your own        45 minutes.
motorised transport, and most places that you
would need to go to are within walking distance.

If you have a certain medical condition or
disability then please contact our Transport Team
as parking arrangements can be made for you.




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                                            Grow, develop, shine…
                                                      Now you’ve taken the next step into higher
                                                      education many new choices and challenges lie
                                                      ahead. At Surrey you will learn to think on
                                                      your feet and use every experience to build
                                                      your confidence so that you can develop into
                                                      a unique individual.

                                                      Get ready for the best years of your life –
                                                      it’s your time to shine!




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IT Support


There are IT Student Support Help Desks               The campus network and the Internet
situated on the ground floor of the Austin            IT Services is responsible for the campus network
Pearce building and the first floor of the Library.   and the University’s link into the Internet. All who
The staff can offer you basic IT support, provide     are registered with IT Services will have an email
documentation and assist with the printing            address (which you can set up before you arrive)
services. You are charged for any printing            and may use IT Services PCs to access the
you do.                                               Internet for academic research.

Opening times:
                                                      Access is also available on campus to the
Monday 10am–8pm                                       University’s wireless network:
Tuesday–Friday 9am–8pm                                www.eps.surrey.ac.uk/SCS/OpenNet
Saturday–Sunday 10am–5.30pm
                                                      Online IT Skills training courses are
                                                      also available:
Library Student Support Help Desk
                                                      http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/
(Semester only):
                                                      ComputingServices/as/cbt
Monday–Friday 11am–5pm


T: 01483 689565
E: student-support@surrey.ac.uk




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                                                                                                                             The University Library is in the George Edwards      Joining the Library
                            SPLASH                                                                                           Building at the centre of campus. The building is    After you register you will collect your Campus
                                                                                                                             wireless enabled and includes quiet, group and       Card from the Library. As well as being your
                            SPLASH stands for Student Personal Learning      Why visit SPLASH?
                                                                                                                             silent study areas, PC areas and labs, spaces for    Library card, it is your Students’ Union card.
                            and Study Hub and is new to the University’s     • Friendly and approachable staff offering
                                                                                                                             students to book, spaces with specialist support,    This card is also used to pay for photocopying
                            Library Services. It is designed to be used by     advice and guidance in all areas of student
                                                                                                                             self-service issue and return, printing and          and gives you access to the Library and the IT
                            all students as a flexible student-centred         learning development (if you can’t access
                                                                                                                             photocopying, plus a café area with vending of hot   facilities in other buildings. You need to bring
                            learning space and you are very much               SPLASH during opening hours then email
                                                                                                                             and cold drinks and snacks. Additional Learning      this card with you each time you visit the Library.
                            encouraged to use the SPLASH area to               them at the address below)
                                                                                                                             Support and SPLASH are based in the Library.
                            support your learning activities.
                                                                             • Advice and support with Personal                                                                   When you join you will be given a leaflet with
                            SPLASH supports both group and individual          Development Planning                          The collections and resources available              some basic information about how to use the
                            learning, providing bookable spaces as well as                                                   to support your study include:                       Library. Help sheets on specific topics are
                                                                             • Skills development support for postgraduate
                            drop-in facilities. Use SPLASH for meetings,                                                     • 500,000 books and journals in print                available in the Library and can be downloaded
                                                                               research students
                            discussions, problem solving, presentation                                                                                                            from the website.
                                                                                                                             • Over 11,000 electronic journals and over 30,000
                            activities and so on...                          • Access to computers and other audiovisual
                                                                                                                               electronic books available on and off campus
                                                                               equipment                                                                                          All new students are offered instruction in how
                            SPLASH is also wireless-enabled allowing you                                                     • Well-equipped media room and extensive DVD,
                                                                                                                                                                                  to use the Library. This is followed by in-depth
                            to use your laptop when you visit.               • Group study areas                               CD, video and vinyl collections
                                                                                                                                                                                  training on the various electronic databases
                                                                             • Three bookable rooms, Workrooms 1             • Over 100 networked PCs as well as wireless         organised through your School or Department.
                                                                               and 2, both equipped with a PC and              connections to the campus network                  Extra help is available at regular drop-in sessions
                                                                               whiteboard, and Meeting Room 2 which          • Information and help on hand from various          during the year.
                                                                               is equipped with Sympodia PC, plasma            help desks
                                                                               screen and whiteboard. You can book
                                                                               these with a member of staff

                                                                             • Well-equipped training room where
                                                                               workshops will take place

                                                                             E: library-enquiries@surrey.ac.uk
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Opening times:
(Semester Only)
                                                   Your Starter for Ten
Monday–Thursday        8.30am–1.30am
                                                    How many of these University Challenge style questions can you answer?
Friday                 8.30am–12.30am
Saturday               10.30am–6pm
                                                    1. What ocean goes to the deepest depths?
Sunday                 10.30am–12.30am
(Vacation Only)                                     2. Who was the goddess of love in Roman myth?
Monday–Friday          9am–11.30pm
                                                    3. What are the world’s three most spoken languages?
Saturday               2pm–6pm
Sunday                 Closed                       4. What is the meaning of the Latin phrase ‘Veni, vidi, vici’?

You can contact the Library at any time to renew    5. Which is the only mammal that doesn’t have wings but can fly?
your books or to get information about opening
                                                    6. What are the seven deadly sins?
hours and so on.

T: 01483 689235                                     7. What colours are the five Olympic rings?
E: library-enquiries@surrey.ac.uk
http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/library
                                                    8. What are most British pubs called?

                                                    9. What does an Entomologist study?

                                                    10. Where did the Wizard of Oz live?


                                                    Answers on page 95.




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                         Student Life: Living
                         The Students’ Union and                               All of the Union’s activity, be it membership or    Personal representation and                             RAWU can also support you when approaching
                         Sabbatical representatives                            trading in nature, is governed by a democratic      welfare support                                         the University, by helping to write statements,
                         The Students’ Union is at the heart of student        structure of elected student officers who work to   Based centrally in the Students’ Union, the             attending meetings with you as a representative
                         life at Surrey. Its Membership Services team          guidelines set out in the Union’s Constitution.     Representation and Welfare Unit (RAWU) is a             and chasing up action. If you have any problem,
                         provide you with the Union’s representational         This effectively means that the Union is directed   completely independent and confidential support         however big or small, RAWU will be able to help
                         activities and a huge array of student sports clubs   by students for students.                           service, which the Students’ Union provides for         or know someone who can.
                         and societies, student training and development                                                           all students at Surrey University.
                         projects and specialist activities such as the        Your elected Sabbatical representatives                                                                     The open-door policy of RAWU means that you
                         DAVE Project and volunteering and social              for 2007–2008 are as follows:                       The service is made up of four people: the Vice         can drop in to the Union at any time and either
                         enterprise schemes.                                                                                       President Education and the Vice President              see someone straight away or make an
                                                                               1. President – Alex Collins
                                                                                                                                   Welfare (both elected student officers) and the         appointment at your convenience.
                         The second key function is in providing a safe        2. VP Education – Michael Blakeney                  Academic Support Coordinator and Welfare
                         environment in which to relax, be entertained         3. VP Welfare – Ashley Murray                       Support Coordinator (both full-time professional        Postgraduate students
                         and catered for – run through the Union’s             4. VP Societies and Individual Development –        staff). It is this team’s responsibility to represent   Whilst all of the resources available to
                         trading activities which exist to provide you with       Mark Griffiths                                   you and to help you with any appeals and                undergraduates are also available to
                         an exhaustive range of nightclub events, comedy                                                           complaints that you may have with the University.       postgraduates, the Union is well aware that the
                                                                               5. VP Sports – Gemma Leaming
                         nights, live gigs and alternative entertainments                                                                                                                  postgraduate experience is often very different
                         through its variety of venues. The Union then                                                             RAWU can help you with any problems you                 and the Union therefore strives to ensure that
                         ensures that money spent by all of you on these                                                           come across during your time at Surrey, whether         both groups of students are represented at the
                         activities is used to fund the Union’s trading and                                                        or not this is in person or by acting as a sign-        highest levels.
                         membership activities across the board.                                                                   posting service, directing you to other relevant
                                                                                                                                   individuals and organisations.                          There are many different resources available to
                                                                                                                                                                                           you through the Students’ Union, and if you feel
                                                                                                                                                                                           that you need any support or advice, then you
                                                                                                                                                                                           have a dedicated Sabbatical team that is here to
                                                                                                                                                                                           help you in all aspects of postgraduate life.
                         From left to right:                                                                                                                                               Sabbatical officers are here to represent student
                         Alex Collins, Gemma Leaming,
                                                                                                                                                                                           views and opinion to the University, to ensure
                         Mark Griffiths, Ashley Murray
                                                                                                                                                                                           students get a fair deal and have an amazing
                         and Michael Blakeney
                                                                                                                                                                                           experience whilst here at Surrey.




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                                                        Chris Kontos                                                                   Owen Hindley
The Postgraduate Cross School Representative            President of the Hellenic Society                                              GU2 Student Radio Station Manager
Committee (PGCSRC) is a forum to raise issues
within the University’s academic provision. It allows
                                                        Joining this society has given me the opportunity to get involved with         I joined GU2 in the latter half of my first semester at University after some of
the VP of Education to find out any academic
                                                        activities other than assignments and lectures. As a student, I realised       my housemates became involved with presenting – and along with my co-
concerns that students have and then address
                                                        that being a member of a society would be a great chance to spend my           presenter, wrote and produced a weekly comedy sketch show, eventually
those concerns with advice, new initiatives or
                                                        time effectively by getting involved in activities outside my area of study.   winning the ‘best duo’ award by the end of our first year of broadcasting.
consultations with the University management.
                                                        As the president of the Hellenic Society for the past three years I have       At the end of my first year, I ran for the position of Head of Marketing,
The Postgraduate Association (PGA) works closely        gained many experiences regarding managing people and events.                  becoming responsible for producing all the posters, T-shirts and other
with the Vice President of Welfare to help provide      Our society organises numerous events such as live music nights,               marketing materials for the station. It also involved a series of publicity
for the social needs of its members. Nearly 45 per      charity events, parties, sports tournaments and trips. All of the events       stunts, including some very eye-catching projections on the sides of various
cent of the student population here at Surrey are       I have organised have increased my self-confidence in taking risks and         buildings around campus, promoting our month-long spell on the FM band.
postgraduates, so it’s easy to see that you will be     achieving my aspirations.
                                                                                                                                       I became Station Manager in 2006, which involved representing
joining a large community.
                                                        The Students’ Union played a very important role in this by helping me         the station, as well as chairing meetings and organising the station’s
                                                        every step of the way. The Hellenic Society has helped me to meet many         Committee. I also started organising the broadcasting of events from the
So if you need help with academic problems,
                                                        people not only from Greece but from different cultures as well. Finally,      Students’ Union and around Guildford, involving live music, as well as
support in personal issues, or just want to get
                                                        I definitely recommend all the students get involved with a society.           inviting local bands to record exclusive live sessions with us, which were
involved with the postgraduate community, get
                                                                                                                                       filmed and can be found on our website.
in touch now.                                           We, as the Hellenic Society, would like to mention that all students are
                                                        welcome to sign up with us and find out more information about the             Being involved in GU2 has given me enormous amounts of invaluable
E: ussu.president@surrey.ac.uk or                       Hellenic Society and its role.                                                 experience with the technical and creative side of producing shows, as
   president@pgasurrey.co.uk                                                                                                           well as public speaking and organising people. I’ve planned and run
www.pgasurrey.co.uk                                                                                                                    several events, and learnt how to deal with the associated pressures that
                                                                                                                                       come with them. I’ve managed to keep on top of my studies too, by
Sports and societies                                                                                                                   learning when to stop or slow down a bit!
The Union runs around 70 societies and over 35
sports clubs. All students can join any one of the                                                                                     I wholeheartedly recommend becoming involved in GU2 to anyone
clubs or societies and you can join as many as you                                                                                     who’s interested in any aspect of the media – be it technical production,
like. So whether you want to continue a sport                                                                                          presenting or journalism, or anyone who would appreciate the challenge of
you’ve played before, want to meet students with                                                                                       running a vibrant, exciting, award-winning (Student Station of the Year
the same interests or want to try something                                                                                            2002) radio station.
completely new – there’s something for everyone!

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                         The Students’ Union boasts three hugely popular       Rubix Night Club and Helyn Rose Bar                   The Virgin Mobile Ave It                               special guests, promotions and legendary theme
                         entertainment venues on campus, all under one                                                               One Wednesday a month • Rubix                          nights throughout the year including Beach
                         roof. These provide a vibrant social calendar         Every week in the Rubix Night Club and Helyn          DJ Leroy or guest • 9pm–2am                            Parties, School Discos, Fetish Night and the
                         throughout the academic year.                         Rose Bar (HRB) the Students’ Union holds a            £2 in advance, £4 on the door                          daddy of them all: the Titan Foam Party!
                                                                               host of music nights to suit all tastes and styles.   Special Virgin mobile deals, competitions and
                         The range of eclectic nights held include Flirt,      So if you fancy getting your dancing shoes on         promotions, Mainstream and cheesy music, fun,          So let your hair down, let your hair down (you’re
                         Citrus, Tease and Fetish Club Nights, along with      and dancing the night away these are the              interaction, interesting and crazy acts!               amongst friends) and let the warm, frenzied
                         comedy evenings featuring acts who regularly          places to be.                                                                                                glow of a Flirt night wash over you!
                         play the London and Edinburgh Fringe Festival                                                               Once a month you can experience The Virgin             www.live2flirt.co.uk
                         circuit. You’ll also experience Open Mic nights,      Citrus                                                Mobile ‘Ave It’ night. This is a fun and interactive
                         Quiz Night, lounge cocktail evenings and              Wednesdays • Rubix • DJ Leroy • 9pm–2am               night with special treatment for Virgin customers      Tease
                         ‘Sunday Night Live’ band performances among           £2 in advance, £4 on the door                         (including queue jump and free drinks) as well         First Saturday of every month •¨Rubix
                         many others.                                          What can be expected: Cheesy music, games,            competitions with amazing prizes such as a years       Mainstream • DJ Phil Brown • 9pm–3am
                                                                               silliness, dancers, promotions, randomness            free rent! A few fun filled nights at Ave It last      £3 for NUS holders, £5 for others
                         There are two nightclubs based on campus:                                                                   year included Green Dayz, The Beat Freakz,             What can be expected: Great acts, fun, friendship,
                         Rubix – the main Union nightclub that holds up        Citrus takes place on Wednesdays and is               Screech from Saved By The Bell, Barry from             dating, up for a giggle, open-mindedness!
                         to 1600 students. It has three levels fitted with     generally our cheesiest night! Everyone’s favourite   Eastenders, The Cut Up Boys, Punk Rock
                         state-of-the-art sound and lighting for maximum       DJ Leroy plays what you want to keep the dance        Karaoke and loads more!!!                              Launched in October 2005, Tease has firmly
                         atmosphere and plays host to some of the best         floor jam packed all night long. There will usually   www.aveitonline.com                                    established itself as ‘Surrey's Best Gay Night’
                         DJs and live bands around.                            be some sort of crazy games or drinks                                                                        catering for both students and members of
                                                                               promotions. If cheesy is not your thing then you      Flirt                                                  the gay and straight community alike at
                         Then there’s the HRB, which is the little sister      can hang out in the HRB with Eddie & Cruz.            Every Friday • Rubix                                   affordable bar prices. It is run in association
                         venue to Rubix, with a capacity of 180 students.                                                            DJ Duncan Wilson or Ollie Davis • 10pm–3am             with the LGBT Society.
                         It acts as an alternate chillout or specialist room   Bling                                                 £2 in advance £4 on the door
                         during club nights in the main venue. The HRB         Wednesdays • HRB (Under Rubix)                        What can be expected: Mainstream music,                Previous nights have featured resident DJs from
                         stages a mix of club and dance music to indie,        DJ Eddie & Cruz • 9pm–2am                             flirting (of course!), lots of dressing up,            Brighton, a Uniform Night, a Foam Party and live
                         rock through to breaks, funk and drum ‘n’ bass.       £2 in advance £4 on the door                          legendary theme nights!                                acts on stage such as Rachel Stevens, The Scizzor
                                                                               What can be expected: All the latest RnB and                                                                 Sisterz and Take This. This semester you can look
                                                                               Hip Hop tunes and guest DJs such as Hanif             The UK’s number one student night takes place          forward to Booy Luv! Music varies from Pop,
                                                                               and Mistajam.                                         every Friday! If you are up for a laugh and maybe      Dance, R&B, Old Skool and much more with
                                                                                                                                     a little bit of a flirt, but above all want a great    something for everyone!
                                                                                                                                     night out Flirt is the place to be. Flirt is host to   www.myspace.com/teaseguildford

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                                                     Chancellors                                          Friday: Pre-Flirt drinks                              Student club/society events
                                                     At Surrey, we love to provide you with a whole       Saturday: Indie Night/GU2 Night                       Rubix and the HRB are available for hire for club
UDisco                                               host of evening entertainment to wind down           On selected Saturdays Chancellor’s bar turns into     and society events. Each venue is free of charge
Various Saturdays • Rubix                            from a hard day’s work. Take a look at what’s        an Indie/Alternative music bar. From 8pm till         provided a specific amount of money is taken on
DJ Owen Hindley plus guests • 9pm – 2am              on offer all semester at Chancellors Bar and         close DJs will be playing some of the best in Indie   the bar. You are provided with security, bar staff
What can be expected: Cutting edge Indie,            Restaurant.                                          alternative music, mixing classics with upcoming      and DJ equipment. Any money made on ticket
Rock, Dance, Drum and Bass                                                                                new releases. Come along, sit down with your          sales can be kept by the club or society.
                                                     Monday: Blend                                        mates and enjoy the evening or take to the
This semester we see the launch of the brand         Blend Cocktail Night – delicious cocktails freshly   dance floor and have a dance. Every other             The HRB is also an excellent place to hold a
sparkling new UDisco night. If you had to sum        made by Team Blend, with relaxing funky music.       Saturday, GU2 your student radio station will be      birthday party!
up UDisco in just two words those words would        It may be a Monday, but why wait until Friday        coming down to play some tunes. Request a
be ‘cutting edge’. This night is aimed exclusively   to relax?                                            song, have a dance and enjoy the night from           For more information on hiring the venue please
at the growing number of students interested                                                              8pm onwards.                                          see www.ussu.co.uk
in Indie/Alternative music. UDisco will be run       Tuesday: Comedy/Chancellor’s Challenge
in conjunction with the music societies including    Alternate Tuesdays see some of the best stand        Sunday: Acoustic Live Night                           Ents Committee
Presha, No Wave and Cyclone to ensure we             ups and comics around come to campus for the         Tapping into the talents of local Guildford bands     Any student can come along to Entertainment
will be representing the cutting edge of             Chancellors Comedy Club. When not hosting an         and our very own music students, a great night        (Ents) Committee. It is your chance to voice your
alternative music.                                   entertaining array of acts come and test your        to have a few beers and listen to great music.        opinions about events and entertainment at the
                                                     brains at Chancellors Challenge.                     It makes for an ideal night to meet musically like    Students’ Union. You may have good or bad
ULive                                                                                                     minded people!                                        feedback regarding an event in Rubix,
Various • Rubix • Various DJs • 9pm–2am              Wednesday: Pre-Citrus drinks                                                                               Chancellors or the HRB. You may have an idea
What can be expected: Live Indie/Alternative,                                                                                                                   for a new event. You may want to complain or
plus up and coming hot new bands.                    Thursday: Open Mic Night                                                                                   praise something. We want to represent students
                                                     Thursdays sees the popular Open Mic night run                                                              and the only way we can do this is if you tell us
ULive is a branch of UDisco and will happen once     by Alistair Cowan. He’ll kick off the night at 8pm                                                         what you want: don't miss your chance!
or twice a semester. You can hear great live         with some of his own music and a few covers,
bands such as The Twang and We Are Scientists!       and then the floor is yours to show off your                                                               Please check the website to find out when the
                                                     musical talent. A house guitar is available or                                                             next Ents Committee will be held.
                                                     you’re welcome to bring your own instruments.
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                         One thing’s for sure, whilst studying here you          Wates House                                       One Stop Shop                                          The University Bookshop
                         need not be concerned about the services                Enjoy the best coffee on campus or our wide       To save you from going all the way to town             Your University Bookshop has recently joined
                         available to you and whether or not you will            selection of dishes from our varied menu. Relax   when you don’t have time or all the way to the         forces with the Students’ Union who are
                         be able to find them.                                   in the only bar on campus with a traditional      local Tesco, there’s a small supermarket on site       ensuring there is a much bigger and wider range
                                                                                 pub atmosphere, or enjoy the view from our        which sells all the essentials you’ll need – drinks,   of student products on sale, whilst keeping costs
                         On campus, there is a range of facilities to suit all   rooftop terrace.                                  snacks, newspapers, magazines and groceries            down to a minimum for you.
                         of your needs, from food to dining, and laundry                                                           included. This is open till 10pm.
                         to fitness. Here’s a quick run-through of what’s        With snooker, pool, darts and Sky Sports,                                                                Among the 30,000 titles, we stock a wide range
                         on offer whilst you’re with us.                         Wates has something for everyone.                 The Post Office                                        of fiction, travel guides and English as Foreign
                                                                                                                                   Based in the centre of campus, it offers a full        Language books, you can also order any book
                                                                                 Opening times:
                         Seasons                                                                                                   range of postal services to you, including: Giro       in print with mostly next day delivery. We also
                         Seasons restaurant is the largest lunch provider        Monday–Friday       9am–11pm                      Bank, Money Gram transfer, bill paying, Co-Op          stock Fairtrade gift items, snacks and soft drinks,
                         on campus providing a wide selection of home-                                                             and Lloyds/TSB banking, Bureau de Change,              newspapers, magazines, branded clothing,
                         produced dishes, vegetarian options, healthy            Sorrento                                          cash withdrawal and travel insurance for the           University souvenirs, stationery, greeting cards
                         options and light snacks. Be sure to look out           Sorrento is a relaxed venue offering beverages    UK or worldwide.                                       and wrapping paper too. You will also be able
                         for up and coming promotional deals!                    from around the world, from frappes to lattes.                                                           to purchase all of your Union event tickets from
                                                                                                                                   Opening times:
                                                                                 Baguettes, sandwiches, wraps are available as                                                            the Bookshop as well.
                         Rushes                                                  well – come and enjoy the piazza view.            Monday–Friday        9am–5.30pm
                         We offer cooked English breakfast 8–11am,                                                                                                                        You can buy many of our books and other
                         freshly baked filled baguettes at lunchtime, a full                                                                                                              products online.
                         range of sandwiches, filled rolls and snacks.
                                                                                                                                                                                          www.ussu.co.uk/bookshop
                         Opening times:
                         Semester only        8am–3.30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                          Opening times:
                         Vacation only        8am–2.30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                          Monday–Friday        8.30am–6pm
                                                                                                                                                                                          Saturdays            10am–5pm




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The Arts Office                                                                                        The Union Shop                                     NatWest Bank
The role of the Arts Office is to enrich the          The Lewis Elton Gallery has a dynamic            The Union Shop sells everything from lunchtime     We also have an on-site NatWest Bank that’s
cultural life of students and staff as well as        schedule with a new exhibition approximately     meal deals, stationery supplies to all your        handy for any of you who bank with them.
to enhance the physical environment, to               every three weeks. Exhibitors are often          essential snack and drink items. The shop will     You can sort out your loan there, make
stimulate creativity and to engage with the local     internationally and nationally known artists,    also be introducing a wide range of new Asian      payments and talk to professional staff about
community. A diverse range of activity includes:      but suitably talented staff and students also    foods supplies. The Union Shop also acts as a      financial arrangements and your facilities.
                                                      show work.                                       joint box-office for Union events in conjunction   In addition, there are ATM facilities outside
• Painting and drawing classes – Friday evenings
                                                                                                       with the University Bookshop, although most        with further ATMs outside the Students’
  6–8pm during semester (all materials provided)
                                                      Private views are sociable occasions providing   of the Union ticket sales will be sold from        Union building.
• Pottery classes – Monday and Thursday               frequent opportunities to engage with artists,   the Bookshop. You’ll also be able to decorate
  evenings 6–8pm during semester                      business people and others from the local        your room with the range of posters on sale, and   Laundrette
• Free lectures by eminent contemporary artists,      community. They are mostly held on Monday        yourself with a range of University-branded        Our laundrette on campus has recently been
  sculptors, and writers                              nights from 6–8pm. If you wish to attend, then   clothing items.                                    refurbished and extended so you will never have
• The annual Guildford Book Festival                  contact the Arts Office.                                                                            an excuse for dirty laundry. There are washing
  (15–27 October 2007) in partnership with                                                             The shop also regularly expands its range during   and drying facilities and a television for
                                                      Opening times:
  Guildford Borough Council and the biennial                                                           the year, so keep an eye out for changes,          entertainment while you wait. The facilities are
                                                      Monday–Friday       10am–5pm                     offering further services and special product      even open till 1am each night, making it easier
  Guildford International Music Festival, also in
                                                      Weekends           By prior appointment          lines. Opening hours may vary during the year,     to fit it around your schedule.
  partnership with Guildford Borough Council
                                                      T: 01483 682167 or 01483 689167                  but do come into the Students’ Union if you
• Acquisition and curatorial responsibility for the
                                                      E: jo.baker@surrey.ac.uk or                      would like to know more. Many of the Union         There is also a laundrette at Manor Park.
  University’s art collection
                                                         p.grayburn@surrey.ac.uk                       Shop products lines will be sold online too.
                                                      http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/artsoffice
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                                          UniSport                                                Classes and courses
                                          UniSport is the sport and recreation department         UniSport offers a wide range of classes and
                                          at the University of Surrey offering a vast range       courses in dance, exercise and sport including:
                                          of activities in sport, exercise and dance. Our
                                                                                                  • Belly dance           • Salsa
                                          vision is to promote active and healthy lifestyles
                                          through a programme of activities, services and         • Cardio Kick           • Spinning
                                          facilities. Sport and physical activity enable you to   • Circuits              • Step
                                          make new friends and develop new skills that will       • Capoeira              • Street dance
                                          stay with you for life. We aim to offer a diverse
                                                                                                  • Hip Hop               • Tai Chi
                                          and exciting range of opportunities; whether you
                                          are a complete beginner or an elite athlete, there      • Pilates               • Tone to the Bone
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The Varsity Sports Bar                                 What’s on offer?
This is a great venue to watch live sporting           The Gold Card is the most economical way to          Also available are the Silver, Bronze and Sports
events on two large screens. With access to Sky        participate in sport, dance and exercise at          Club Facility Cards.
TV you can watch football from the Premiership,        Surrey giving you access to:
rugby, cricket and more. The Varsity Centre is the                                                          Don’t forget to join one of the University’s
                                                       • Union sports clubs
home to outdoor sports including football, rugby                                                            sports clubs; contact the Student Activities
and hockey.                                            • Unlimited use of the fitness club, Quantum         Team in the Students’ Union or visit the
                                                         Health and Fitness, seven days a week              Union website.
UniSport has a proud heritage in squash, being         • Unlimited use of casual sport – climbing,
the England Squash Regional Centre of                    football, basketball, squash, tennis, badminton,   www.ussu.co.uk
Excellence and home to Premier Squash League             table tennis, volleyball                           www.unisport.co.uk
team UniSport Guildford. For a chance to see           • Free exercise classes including spinning,
elite sport being played at your University, tickets     aerobics and circuits
are available for matches throughout the year.
                                                       • Discount on most of the taught courses in
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                                                    The International Office                            Bank accounts
                                                    The International Office provides information and   The easiest way to receive money from overseas
                                                    support to all international students at the        is by electronic transfer of funds from a bank in
                                                    University of Surrey. We currently support nearly   your home country to a UK bank and, together
                                                    2700 students from 134 different countries and      with Registry, the International Office is happy to
                                                    we provide help and advice in all areas uniquely    assist students in opening an account either with
                                                    relevant to the international community. This       a bank on campus or in Guildford town centre.
                                                    includes immigration, work permits, police
                                                    registration, and liaison with embassies and high
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Part-time work                                        Social life
Non-EEA students with a valid Residence Permit        We liaise closely with the Students’ Union in
may take part-time work up to twenty hours per        providing a wide range of activities for all
week during semester time. Guidance leaflets are      international students. There is an end-of-year
available, as is assistance with getting a National   lunch for all of you who are staying on campus
Insurance number.                                     at that time, and International Week, once a
                                                      year, provides a chance for all of you to
Families                                              experience and learn more about other cultures
We are also happy to welcome families of              and traditions. The Students’ Union also
international students and we offer advice and        facilitates a large number of international and
information to dependants, such as immigration        religious social societies, all of which are open
status, working, schooling and English language.      to all students throughout the year.

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The Surrey Cookbook: student recipes              Seven-day recipe plan
with more style
Being a student doesn’t mean you have to live     Store cupboard                 Shopping basket                                  From the fruit and veg market
on a diet of beans on toast! Our seven-day meal                                  8 thick pork sausages                            1 red pepper
                                                  • Sugar
planner shows how you can cook seven tasty                                       4 turkey steaks                                  1 yellow pepper
meals on just one week’s food allowance.          • Butter
                                                                                 1 pack of pork mince (500g)                      1 courgette
                                                  • Milk
The total cost of our basket comes to £25 (not                                   1 pack of bacon                                  1 bulb of garlic
                                                  • Bread
including the store cupboard ingredients) and                                    1 pack of ready to eat smoked mackerel fillets   5 medium jacket potatoes
                                                  • Olive oil or sunflower oil
each meal will serve two people, so you could                                    500g carton of passata with basil                2 red onions
even split the cost with your housemate,          • Salt
                                                                                 (Italian tomato sauce)                           2 white onions
bringing your cost down to just £12.50!           • Pepper
                                                                                 1 small pack of cheddar cheese                   Small head of broccoli
                                                  • Ground cumin
                                                                                 6 eggs                                           Bunch of fresh coriander
                                                  • Ground coriander
                                                                                 Tuna in sunflower oil                            1 bag of apples
                                                  • Medium curry powder
                                                                                 Small bag of frozen peas                         1 lemon
                                                  • Star anise
                                                                                 Easy cook basmati rice                           1 lime
                                                  • Ground ginger
                                                                                 Penne pasta
                                                  • Ground cinnamon
                                                                                 Sweet chilli dipping sauce
                                                  • Self-raising flour
                                                                                 1 block of coconut
                                                  • Icing sugar
                                                                                 A small pack of crumble mix




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                          Monday – Mediterranean sausage pasta bake                                                                     Tuesday – Kedgeree with a twist
                          A tasty and filling dinner that will provide you with four out of your five-a-day portions. Try varying the   This flavoursome dish is a modern take on the
                          sausages with tuna, chicken breast or, to make the meal suitable for vegetarians, swap the sausages           traditional breakfast dish that originated in India.
                          for more veg or quorn sausages.                                                                               Remember to clean the pan afterwards to stop
                                                                                                                                        the smell of fish lingering!
                          200g of penne
                          8 sausages                                                                                                    Knob of butter

                          1 courgette                                                                                                   1 white onion chopped finely

                          1 yellow pepper                                                                                               1 cup of rice

                          1 red onion                                                                                                   1/2   block of coconut cream

                          Passata and basil sauce                                                                                       1   1/2   tsp curry powder

                          Handful of grated cheddar cheese                                                                              1/2   tsp ground cumin

                          One slice of bread grated into breadcrumbs                                                                    2 smoked mackerel fillets flaked
                                                                                                                                        2 hard-boiled eggs, shelled and quartered
                          Preheat oven to 200ºC. Over a medium flame heat 1 tsp of oil in a
                                                                                                                                        Handful of chopped coriander
                          large saucepan and add 2 finely chopped cloves of garlic. Chop the
                          courgette, red onion and yellow pepper into medium size chunks, and                                           Add the coconut block to 500ml of boiling
                          add to the garlic. Cook for 10 mins until soft and golden, tip into                                           water and dissolve. Melt the butter in a
                          empty bowl. Skin the sausages and put the sausage meat into the                                               saucepan over a low heat and cook the onion for
                          used saucepan. Turning heat to medium, cook the sausage meat                                                  5 mins. Add the curry powder and cumin and
                          breaking it up into small chunks until it is cooked. Add the passata                                          cook for 30 secs. Rinse rice thoroughly, then add
                          sauce and cooked vegetables to the meat and simmer for 10 mins.                                               to saucepan with the onion, pour over the
                          Whilst the sauce is simmering, add 200g of penne to boiling salted                                            coconut water, cover with lid and leave to
                          water and cook according to instructions, then drain. Turn off heat                                           simmer for 12 mins. Remove rice from heat and
                          and add the penne to the sauce and stir. Tip everything into an                                               leave covered for 5 mins. Gently stir in the flaked
                          ovenproof dish and sprinkle the breadcrumbs and cheese evenly on                                              mackerel, chopped coriander, hard-boiled eggs
                          top. Cook for 20 mins then serve.                                                                             and cover for 2 mins. Serve with a lemon wedge.




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Wednesday – Sweet chilli pork                  Thursday – Thai turkey curry
burgers and potatoes wedges
                                               Impress your friends with this surprisingly easy to make, delicious Thai curry, and say goodbye
A great meal for when your mates pop over.     to those supermarket curry sauces!
Simply double the quantity and ask your
friends to bring the burger buns!              1 cup of rice
                                               2 turkey steaks sliced into thin strips
Pork mince
                                               1/2   block of coconut cream
50ml chilli dipping sauce
                                               1 white onion chopped finely
Handful of chopped coriander
                                               1 clove of garlic chopped finely
1 slice of bread grated into breadcrumbs
                                               2 tsp curry powder
1 egg beaten
                                               1 tsp of ground cumin
1/2   red onion chopped finely
                                               1 tsp of ground coriander
Peas
                                               1/2   tsp of ginger
2 potatoes
                                               2 star anise
Preheat oven to 200ºC. Chop the potatoes       Sprinkle of fresh coriander
into wedges; mix with a tbsp of oil and        Broccoli heads
season. Place on to a baking tray and cook
                                               1 lime
for 25 mins. Whilst potatoes are cooking,
chop and fry the onion in oil until golden     Heat 2 tsp of oil in a large wok or frying pan and cook the onion and garlic for 5 mins. Add all
then remove from heat. In a bowl add the       the ground spices and toast for a further 3 mins. Add the turkey strip and stir until cooked.
pork mince, chilli sauce, coriander,           Dissolve the coconut into 500ml of boiling water, add to the wok and simmer for 20 mins.
breadcrumbs, onion and egg. Mix well, then     While your curry is cooking, cook the rice to instructions then leave to steam. Grate the lime
shape into 4 large burgers. Place burgers on   into a bowl with the coriander, then cut in half and squeeze the juice into a glass. Add the
a well-greased grill pan, then into the oven   broccoli and lime juice to the curry and simmer for a further 5 mins. Sprinkle the grated lime
for 20 mins, turning once. Check burgers are   zest and coriander over the curry and serve on a bed of rice.
cooked through, then serve with peas and
potato wedges.                                 As an alternative vegetarian option, replace the turkey strip with sweet potato and butternut
                                               squash chunks.

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                                           Friday – Turkey with cheese and                     Saturday – Tuna, peas and rice                        Sunday – New York brunch
                                           bacon
                                                                                               This speedy supper is the perfect solution to         Sunday morning lie-ins were made for a brunch
                                           After a long week, this quick and tasty meal is     those Saturday nights when the last thing you         like this one. After a late night out, feed your
                                           the perfect thing to eat whilst relaxing in front   want to be doing is cooking up a storm in             friends this scrumptious one pan feast and
                                           of the TV.                                          your kitchen!                                         there’ll be smiles all round!

                                           2 turkey steaks                                     1 can of tuna drained                                 3 eggs beaten
                                           2 rashers of bacon                                  1 cup of rice                                         Splash of milk
                                           4 slices of cheese                                  1 cup of peas                                         Butter
                                           2 potatoes                                          2 rashers of bacon chopped into small                 4 rashers of bacon chopped into small
                                           Milk                                                pieces                                                pieces

                                           Butter                                              Fresh chopped coriander                               1 red pepper chopped into small pieces

                                           Peas                                                Chilli dipping sauce                                  1/2   red onion chopped into small pieces
                                                                                                                                                     1 potato diced
                                           Preheat oven to 200ºC. Peel and chop your           Cook the rice according to instructions then
                                           potatoes. Add to boiling salted water and cook      drain. Whilst rice is cooking add 1/2 tsp of oil to   Heat 1 tsp of oil in a frying pan and fry the
                                           for 15 mins. Season both sides of the turkey        a wok and cook your bacon until crisp. Add the        potatoes until golden. Add the onion and
                                           steak, put two slices of cheese on both, then       peas and tuna and cook for another 3 mins.            peppers and fry until soft. Add the bacon and
                                           wrap in the bacon slices. Put turkey on a lightly   Add the drained rice and coriander and cook           cook for a further 3 mins. Whilst bacon is
                                           oiled baking dish and cook for 20 mins, turning     for another 1 min. Remove from the heat,              cooking, pour egg, butter and milk into a
                                           once. Drain potatoes; add milk, butter, salt and    season and serve with the chilli dipping sauce        microwavable bowl and cook on high for 3 mins.
                                           pepper and then mash until smooth. Serve            on the side.                                          Mix the scrambled egg into the pan, season and
                                           turkey on top of the mash with peas.                                                                      cook for a further 3 mins until the egg is starting
                                                                                                                                                     to go crisp on the edges. Serve with hot buttered
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For those of you with a sweet tooth, try out these delicious desserts.
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Lemon drizzle cake                                    Coconut rice pudding                                 Easy apple crumble
150g non-salted butter                                Knob of butter                                       Knob of butter
175g sugar                                            1 pint of milk                                       4 apples
175g self-raising flour                               50g of pudding rice                                  1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs beaten                                         1/2   block of coconut cream                         2 tbsp of sugar
2 tbsp milk                                           1 tsp cinnamon                                       1 packet of crumble mix
1tsp of cinnamon                                      2 tbsp sugar
                                                                                                           Core 4 apples and cut into chunks. Heat butter
Zest of 1 lemon
                                                      Preheat oven to 170°C. Put the milk and the          in a small saucepan then add apples, cinnamon,
Juice of 1 lemon                                      coconut cream into a small saucepan and heat         1 tbsp of sugar and 100ml of boiling water and
200g icing sugar                                      until the coconut has dissolved. Put the rice,       simmer for 5 mins, stirring continuously until well
                                                      butter and sugar into a greased oven-proof dish,     coated. Add to a greased oven-proof dish,
Preheat oven to 180ºC and grease and line a           then pour the coconut milk over the top and          sprinkle with the rest of the sugar and cover with
medium sized loaf tin. In a large bowl cream          place in the oven. Bake for 2–21/2 hours, stirring   the crumble mix. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of cinnamon on
the lemon zest, butter and sugar together until       2 or 3 times during the first hour of cooking.       top, then cook in the oven according to the
smooth. Lightly stir in the flour and the             Sprinkle with the cinnamon and continue              instructions on the crumble mix packet.
cinnamon, then make a well in the middle of the       cooking until a golden brown crust has formed.
mixture and slowly pour in the egg and the milk.      Serve hot or cold.
Gently fold the mixture together with a wooden
spoon until there are no lumps. Pour into the tin
and cook for 50 mins. Whilst the cake is cooking,
put the icing sugar and 2 tsp of the lemon juice
into a small pan and heat until the sugar starts to
bubble. Stir and remove from heat. Remove cake
from oven and test with skewer to see if cooked.
When the cake is cooked, pierce the top several
times with the skewer, then pour the icing
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                                       A lighter side to life...
                                                  Taking time to relax and unwind will be an important part
                                                  of your University life.You will want to make sure you get
                                                  a healthy balance between your hard work and your social
                                                  life. Here at Surrey you will be in the ideal environment
                                                  to socialise, get involved with a society or go to the gym
                                                  for some exercise.

                                                  Go on, take your pick, there’s something for everyone.




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Additional Learning Support –
Supporting Dyslexic Students and Students with Disabilities

The mission of Additional Learning Support (ALS)       As many adjustments require significant               The DSA may fund a range of support such as IT
is to enable dyslexic students and students with       pre-planning, registration with ALS at an early       equipment (that is disability-related and essential
disabilities to access learning and to enhance         stage is essential.                                   for your studies), disability-related learning
their participation in student life.                                                                         support, and readers and note-takers.
                                                       Upon receipt of the Self-Referral Form, ALS will
What does ALS offer?                                   contact you to discuss, in confidence, your           ALS can arrange for you to have an assessment
The ALS at Surrey can offer a range of support,        support needs.                                        for dyslexia and can advise you about applying
including:                                                                                                   for the DSA. However, if you can organise as
                                                       ALS will respect confidentiality; however, some       much as possible before you come here, it will
• Special examination arrangements
                                                       adjustments may require, with your permission,        greatly speed up the process. The University will
• Learning support                                     a degree of disclosure.                               endeavour to meet the support needs identified
• Disability and dyslexia-related advice and support                                                         in your Needs Assessment.
• Assistive Technology Centre – including braille      The University charges all students for the
  printer and dyslexia-related software                following services: one-to-one learning support       Reports for ALS and DSA funding should at a
                                                       and training in the use of specialist software.       minimum appear on official headed paper from
• Library Assist card
                                                                                                             a medical professional or psychologist and
• Access information                                   Services external to the University, ie assessments   include a diagnosis, degree of involvement,
                                                       for dyslexia and needs assessments must be paid       and summary of the effects of the disability
If you have a disability or are dyslexic and would     by you. The Disabled Student Allowance (DSA)          or dyslexia.
like adjustments or support to participate in our      and hardship funds may be available to home
programmes please complete the Self-Referral           students to meet these costs. International           Please be sure to bring your current assessment
Form or contact ALS.                                   students may be eligible for financial support via    with you to University in order that we can put
                                                       organisations in their own countries.                 any examination arrangements in place.




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                      Special examination arrangements                    Overseas students who are dyslexic                    Dyslexia assessments                                 Access Centres
                      All applications must be agreed through the         or have a disability                                  ALS can refer you to an external dyslexia            The LEA or NHS Grants Unit will refer you for a
                      Special Examination Arrangements Committee.         For international students, the same conditions       assessor; however, the assessors will charge         needs assessment, to recommend your support
                      The two deadlines for 2007–08 applications          apply for accessing support from ALS as for UK        between £290 and £310.                               needs for studying at University. LEAs will accept
                      for special examination arrangements are            home students. However, there are some                                                                     needs assessments from recognised Access
                      12 October 2007 and 22 February 2008.               important differences:                                If you have already had a dyslexia assessment        Centres.To find out about Access Centres in
                                                                                                                                before you come to the University, it will greatly   your area please contact the National Network
                                                                          • Overseas students are not entitled to apply for
                      Applications for such arrangements can only be                                                            speed up the process.                                of Access Centres.
                                                                            the Disabled Student Allowance
                      processed through ALS. It is therefore vital that
                      you make contact with ALS as soon as you arrive     • The University will not fund personal care          Please complete, detach and return the               www.nnac.org
                      at the University to begin this process.              support and you are strongly advised to             Self-Referral form to ALS.
                                                                            contact ALS for details of local costs prior to                                                          The University’s Disability Policy can be
                                                                            accepting an offer                                  For full details, contact SKILL                      found online:
                                                                          • The medical or dyslexia report must be in English   (The National Bureau for Students with
                                                                                                                                Disabilities)                                        www.surrey.ac.uk/SAS/statement.html
                                                                          Please be sure to bring with you a post-16-years
                                                                          assessment or current medical evidence                T: 0800 328 5050
                                                                                 to ALS so that we can put any                  E: info@Skill.org.uk
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                                             Section A – File record of a disclosure                  Section B – Note to Additional            Section C – Information for students
Support                                      of disability or special need                            Learning Support                          about Additional Learning Support


This form should be used to                  I, [Name]:                                           ,   Student’s Name                            You have been referred to the University's
refer to Additional Learning                 give my consent to the storing of the information                                                  Additional Learning Support service.
Support (ALS) any student who
                                             below on file for the purposes of fulfilling the
discloses a disability. ALS need                                                                                                                Additional Learning Support provides a
this information to record the               requirements of the Special Educational Needs            Student’s URN
                                                                                                                                                comprehensive range of impartial and
disclosure for legal and                     & Disabilities Act 2001; and I give my consent for
monitoring purposes, and for                                                                          Contact address                           confidential services, including:
                                             this information to also be forwarded to the
the purposes of providing                                                                                                                       • special concessions for examinations /
                                             University’s Additional Learning Support service for
support. The form is in three
                                             the purpose of assessing and providing support to                                                   assessed coursework
sections:
                                             help me during my time at the University of Surrey.                                                • one-to-one learning support and study skills
• Section A is to be completed                                                                                                                  • dyslexia assessment and support
  by a member of staff and                                                                            Phone/e-mail
  student and retained in the                Nature of disclosure                                                                               • access to specialist equipment and software
  relevant student file;                                                                                                                         in the Technology Centre
                                                                                                                                                • accessing disabled students' allowance funding
                                                                                                      Nature of disclosure
• Section B should be
  completed by a member of
                                                                                                                                                • loan of a personal computer
  staff, detached and forwarded                                                                                                                 • extra support in the Library and other
  to Additional Learning                                                                                                                         University facilities
  Support;

                                                                                                      Support required         Y/N              You are advised to contact Additional Learning
• Section C should be detached
                                                                                                                                                Support to seek their help in assessing your
  and handed to the student.                 Tick here     if you do not want support/assistance
                                                                                                      Name of School contact                    needs and supporting you during your time at
                                                                                                                                                the University of Surrey.
1A  disability is a physical or mental
impairment which has a substantial,
adverse and a long-term effect on the                                                                                                           Additional Learning Support are based in the
student’s ability to carry out normal
                                                                                                      [ext./e-mail]
day-to-day [including study] activities
                                                                                                                                                Library building, and can be contacted by
(from Disability Discrimination Act, 1995)   Student’s signature                                                                                e-mail als@surrey.ac.uk) or by telephone (on
                                                                                                                                                01483 689609, or #99609 from an ntl telephone
                                             Date                                                     Please send via the internal mail to:
                                                                                                      John Beaumont, Disability Co-ordinator,   in the residences) or by dropping in to see them
                                             URN                                                      Additional Learning Support               (Library staff members can help direct you).
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Your Support in Residences – Mentors, Senior Residents and Wardens


We try to make sure you have the best possible        Manor Park Mentors                                   Battersea Court                             Hazel Farm
time living on campus, but in case there are any      Manor Park Mentors are current residing              Dr Nimmi Hutnik, The Warden’s House         Dr Sub Reddy, 43 Hamilton Drive
problems, you are not alone. We have people on        students based in Manor Park. The scheme was
site and living nearby who can help you with any      recently set up when Manor Park was opened           Cathedral Court                             Bellerby Court
grievances or problems you may encounter.             and has proven successful. The Manor Park            Mr Peter Alcott, The Warden’s House         Dr David Carey, Wealden House
                                                      Mentorship Scheme consists of 14 mentors and
Senior Residents                                      they are on site to help and listen to students      Stag Hill Court                             University Court
In all Courts of Residence (apart from Manor          that live in Manor Park. All of them are students    Dr Vaios Lappas, The Warden’s House         Ms Kate Lawrence, The Warden’s Flat
Park) there are Senior Residents allocated to a       who have plenty of experience living in Courts
floor or household. They are there to help            of Residence, and therefore are the best people      Guildford Court                             Manor Park
oversee the day-to-day issues that can occur in       to advise you.                                       Dr Jonathan Chenoweth, The Warden’s Flat,   Mr Stewart Aitken, Flat 8 Ernst Chain Road
communal residences, and ensure that all is                                                                International House
running well and smoothly. If you do experience       Wardens
any problems or have any concerns, your Senior        Wardens of the Courts of Residence are               Surrey Court
Resident is usually your first point of contact. If   responsible for the general welfare and discipline   Dr Slawek Zielinski, The Warden’s House
they cannot help you, you can go to your              of the resident students and certain aspects of
Warden for advice.                                    residence administration. If you are staying in      Twyford Court
                                                      University accommodation, you will be informed       Dr N Antonopoulos, The Warden’s House
                                                      about your Court Warden on arrival.

                                                      Wardens all have contact email addresses, and
                                                      surgery times during the semester. These are
                                                      published in the Court Receptions, so you will
                                                      know how to contact them.




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                      Student Care Services                              Come in, have a chat and see what we can do.          Benefits and rights                                We are constantly looking at ways to actively
                      The Student Care Department provides free,         We are here to work together to make your stay        We have a range of benefit information leaflets    promote awareness amongst the whole
                      confidential and comprehensive support to all      at Surrey as happy and as problem-free as we          and books. Our experienced advisers can advise     University community concerning student
                      students. It is comprised of three services:       can. If possible we will help you straightaway,       you regarding Council Tax, Housing Benefit,        welfare. We represent the interests of students
                                                                         otherwise we will make an appointment for you         Job Seekers Allowance and much more.               on many important University committees, and
                      • Advice
                                                                         to see one of our experienced advisers, or refer                                                         work with the Students’ Union and other
                      • Counselling                                      you to someone else who can help.                     Student Advice also has material                   student services.
                      • Health                                                                                                 on the following:
                                                                         Opening times:
                                                                                                                               • Budgeting                                        Appointment times
                      E: student-care@surrey.ac.uk                       Mondays
                                                                                                                               • Funding delays                                   Appointments are available at the following
                      http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/scs                     (Semester Only)      1pm–4pm                                                                             times:
                                                                         (Vacation Only)      11am–3pm                         • Estrangement guidelines
                                                                         Tuesdays–Fridays     10am–4pm                         • Withdrawing, repeating or transferring from      Monday              1pm–4pm
                      Student Advice – A Legal Services
                                                                                                                                 a programme                                      Tuesday–Friday      10am–4pm
                      Commission general help point
                      This service offers confidential information,      Finance advice                                        • Financial support for part-time students,        T: 01483 689261
                      advice and guidance on a wide range of             If you need advice on your financial situation and      including benefits                               E: student-advice@surrey.ac.uk
                      questions, particularly all manner of student      you’re worried about how you are going to             • Postgraduate funding                             http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/sais
                      finance, but also general welfare topics such as   finance your studies here, then please visit us for
                                                                                                                               • Information on Campuskids, the University
                      childcare, tax and national insurance queries,     general money advice. Or have you encountered
                                                                                                                                 nursery
                      plus consumer and legal questions. Student         unexpected problems? We interview and process
                      Advice is the information gateway to all the       all applications to the Access to Learning Fund       • Local day-care, schools, and so on
                      other Student Care Services.                       and other University hardship funds.                  • Programmes for international families
                                                                                                                               • Consumer rights, including those of tenants
                                                                         We also provide information leaflets and referral
                                                                                                                               • TV licences
                                                                         to experts in the various fields for part-time work
                                                                         and jobs.                                             • NHS forms and health issues/benefits, listings
                                                                                                                                 of local NHS dentists
                                                                                                                               • Travel, local and national
                                                                                                                               • Forthcoming events at Surrey and in Guildford
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Student Health Centre                                   the full benefit of your time at University.          Monday to Friday, and evening appointments
Firstly, if you haven’t already done so, you’ll need    All services are free and confidential.               can even be arranged.
to fill in the Student Health Centre Registration
Form when you register in your first week here.         The Counselling Centre provides an independent        All University of Surrey students may use this
You can find this on page 25–27 to complete in          and confidential service. The relationship with a     service. You will normally be offered an
advance.                                                counsellor creates an opportunity for any of you      appointment within one week of your request,
                                                        to express your concerns and feelings to someone      but there is a crisis appointment system, through
You don’t need an appointment to see a nurse            who takes them seriously and encourages you to        which you can be seen on the same day if you
and you may either be offered treatment and             gain insight into your difficulties.                  feel you are in need of more immediate support.
advice or helped to decide if you need to see a
doctor. The doctors on the other hand consult           Counselling is different from other relationships –   We offer both short-term and longer-term
by appointment.                                         you will be with a counsellor who is trained to be    counselling, with the duration of the counselling
                                                        independent, and has the capacity, skills and         being agreed jointly by you and your counsellor.
As well as routine medical consultations and            experience to understand and listen.                  Most students choose to have individual
examinations, the centre offers: sexual health                                                                counselling but sometimes couples come
and family planning clinics, minor surgery and          Students may come to counselling with a wide          together for help with their relationship.
cryotherapy, foreign travel advice, routine             range of problems and issues including:               Counselling groups and workshops on topics
vaccinations, and referrals to local hospitals.                                                               such as stress and anxiety are alternative options
                                                        • Anxiety and stress
We can also arrange physiotherapy and advise                                                                  that can enable you to gain from others’
you on how to find a dentist or optician.               • Bereavement and loss                                experiences and support.
                                                        • Coping with exam and work pressures
We also have a short-stay daytime in-patient facility   • Depression                                          Information given during the counselling session
for those requiring a period of closer attention.                                                             is confidential and anyone outside the
                                                        • Drug and alcohol problems
                                                                                                              Counselling Centre will only be contacted after
T: 01483 689051                                         • Self-harm                                           discussion with the student and with his or her
http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/scs/health/hc                • Sexual identity                                     permission. Under the Data Protection Act, a
                                                        • Sexual abuse                                        student has access to the information kept on
Counselling                                                                                                   file about them in the Counselling Centre.
Our counsellors are available all year round to         Our team is experienced at working with
help you if you are experiencing personal,              students from a broad range of cultures and           T: 01483 689498 (internal 9498)
relationship or emotional problems which are            nationalities. We are available throughout            E: counselling-centre@surrey.ac.uk
causing distress and preventing you from gaining        semesters and vacations between 9am and 5pm,          http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/scc


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                      University chaplains                                The Quiet Centre                                          Registry                                             Your safety and security
                      The chaplains are available to all members of the   This Centre provides a quiet environment for              The Registry student office is located underneath    The University of Surrey provides a very safe and
                      University, both students and staff. Chaplains      individuals, religious and other groups. Groups of        University Hall just behind Senate House.            secure environment for our students.
                      offer pastoral care, advice and a confidential      a religious or spiritual nature, especially religious
                      listening ear whenever this might be needed.        societies of the Students’ Union, have priority use       Registry staff can provide help and advice on a      Security Office
                      The multi-faith Chaplaincy team is made up of       of the facility. It is also available to individuals or   variety of matters including admission,              Our security officers are here around the clock,
                      full-time Anglican and Catholic chaplains, and      groups of all kinds, provided they respect the            registration, sources of funding, payment of fees,   24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the
                      part-time Buddhist, Greek, Orthodox, Jewish,        facility and other users, and contribute to its           Council Tax, and provide letters confirming          entire year. They are here to assist in the
                      Methodist, Muslim and Sikh chaplains. The           tranquil atmosphere.                                      student status.                                      prevention of crime on campus and initiate a
                      Chaplaincy also runs an Interfaith Education                                                                                                                       response to emergencies of any kind.
                                                                                                                                    Opening times:
                      Programme. Its aim is to promote inter-faith        It is not a denominational or a sectarian building,
                      understanding on campus through dialogue,           but a place held on trust by, and available to, all       Semester only:                                       They also deal with lost, stolen or found property
                      educational workshops, collaborative activities     members of the University to ensure that there            Monday–Thursday 9am–12.30pm and                      and you are advised to contact the Office if you
                      and visits to sites of religious significance.      is available space to promote individual and                              1.30pm–5.30pm                        lose or find any article, including money. Property
                                                                          corporate discussion and reflection, worship              Friday              9am–12.30pm and                  found is kept in the Security Office for a period of
                      The Chaplaincy is based at Bourne Flat, Surrey      and prayer.                                                                   1.30pm–5pm                       two months and then sold, with the monies being
                      Court and the office there is usually open from                                                                                                                    given to charity.
                                                                                                                                    Vacation only:
                      9.30am to 1.30pm on Monday, Wednesday               You can book a room in the Centre via email:
                                                                                                                                    Monday–Friday       9am–12.30pm and
                      and Friday during Semester time.
                                                                          E: r.mcleod@surrey.ac.uk                                                      1.30pm–5pm
                      T: 07870 277709                                     http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/chaplaincy                     http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/registry
                      (Canon Jonathan Frost, Anglican Chaplain)

                      T: 07870 277743                                     The Dean of Students
                      (Mr John McCarthy, Catholic Chaplain)               The Dean of Students office is responsible for
                                                                          monitoring the overall provision of student
                      T: 01483 682754                                     welfare arrangements and academic support
                      (Mrs Ruth Gill, PA)                                 services. The office considers individual cases
                      E: r.gill@surrey.ac.uk                              under the University’s procedures for student
                                                                          grievances and academic appeals, and also deals
                                                                          with student disciplinary matters.

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Emergency procedures                                     All accidents, whether involving injury or not,      • Fire doors have self-closers fitted to ensure that
In case of emergency, there are certain                  must be reported to the Safety Office on the           the door closes fully – you must not disable the
procedures to go through and be aware of.                University’s Incident Report Form, available from      closer or prop the door open
                                                         your Safety Adviser or from the Safety Office
                                                                                                              • Fire alarms are fitted in all buildings on
On campus (and Manor Park):                              website. Reporting is needed to keep statistics so
                                                                                                                campus. They are modern loud electronic
If the emergency services are called, it is              that we can monitor for accident ‘black-spots’
                                                                                                                sounders activated by ‘break glass’ units in
important that they know where to go.                    and, primarily, to find out how and why the
                                                                                                                corridors and by smoke or fire detectors. They
The emergency number on campus is 3333                   accident happened so that we can prevent it
                                                                                                                are tested weekly and occasionally at other
from internal phones or 0800 525790 from                 reoccurring.
                                                                                                                times by service engineers
mobiles or payphones.
                                                         More serious injuries may have to be reported
                                                                                                              If you find a fire:
It is important that you do not use 999, as the          to the Health and Safety Executive, so it is
emergency number is continually monitored                important that the Safety Office is notified as      • Break the glass and the alarm sounds
by Security staff who will arrange for an                soon as possible. In this case the Safety Office       throughout the building and repeats at Security
emergency vehicle to be directed straight to             will require a formal investigation.                   who call the Fire Brigade
where it is needed.                                                                                           • If you are living in one of the off-campus
                                                         http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/security
                                                                                                                residences you will need to dial 999 and ask
Campus emergency number 3333                                                                                    for the Fire Brigade – once you have done this,
(0800 525790 from mobiles)                               Fire safety                                            dial 3333 from a safe place and inform Security
                                                         All buildings receive a full fire risk assessment    • If you have had instruction and think it is safe
Off campus                                               and regular inspections to ensure that standards       enough to do so, choose the right fire
(Hazel Farm and Bellerby Court):                         are being maintained. One of the most                  extinguisher and attempt to put it out but do
In an emergency phone 999 and ask for the                important measures provided are fire doors:            not take any personal risk
service you need. Then inform Security on 3333.
                                                         • You will find these on all risk rooms, in          • Report to the assembly point
                                                           corridors and at the entrances to staircases
In the case of injuries, Security will arrange for an
ambulance, if necessary, and provide first aid.          • Fire doors resist the spread of smoke and
If your injury is not serious but requires hospital        flames for at least 30 minutes
treatment, they will drive you. Many University
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                      Fire drills                                        Extinguishers                                           Fire detection
                      All buildings have regular fire drills, and you    Water extinguishers are completely red and have         Smoke and heat detectors are fitted in most
                      will probably have drills in academic buildings    a hand control. Use them for paper fires and            University areas including study-bedrooms.
                      as well as the residences at least yearly. These   never where electricity or burning oil is involved.     Detectors give early warning of fire. They cannot
                      are legal obligations so it is essential to                                                                differentiate between smoke from a real fire and
                      cooperate.                                         Foam extinguishers are now red with a cream             that from burnt toast or cigarettes, so steam
                                                                         coding system. They are similar in shape and use        from showers may activate them for example.
                      A brief sounding of a few seconds means that       to the water extinguisher. Do not use them on           Avoid false alarms by using common sense:
                      there is a test in progress and action is not      live electrical fires.
                                                                                                                                 • Look for the sensor heads and avoid setting
                      necessary. A continuous sounding means a full
                                                                         Carbon dioxide gas extinguishers are now red in           them off by your own actions
                      evacuation alarm and you must:
                                                                         colour with a black coding system. They are
                                                                                                                                 • Close shower cubicles
                      • Leave the building as quickly as possible        recognised by their slim body and discharge
                                                                                                                                 • The burning of candles and joss sticks is
                                                                         horn; use these on live electrical fires. They make
                      • Go to the designated assembly point for                                                                    not permitted
                                                                         a lot of noise and the released gas is cold
                        the building
                                                                         enough to freeze your skin.                             • Most important of all, keep fire doors closed
                      • Never re-enter a building unless instructed to
                        do so by the Incident Controller (usually a      Fire blankets are on the wall in every kitchen and      You also need to know:
                        security officer on campus). The silencing       are best for simple cooking fires. Turn the heat
                                                                                                                                 • Where all escape routes are within the
                        of the alarm is not an instruction to re-enter   off, cover the burning pan with the blanket and
                                                                                                                                   buildings that you use
                        the building                                     wait for it to cool.
                                                                                                                                 • Where the assembly points are for the
                      • Never wait around to collect things or to see
                                                                         You must sound the alarm for every                        buildings you use
                        if it is a false alarm
                                                                         fire/incident.                                          • Where the fire alarm call points are

                                                                         Never use a water or carbon dioxide extinguisher        • Where the fire extinguishers are, and which
                                                                         on a burning fuel like oil (a chip pan fire). It will     one you should use
                                                                         blow burning fuel everywhere!

                                                                         And never use an extinguisher or sound an alarm
                                                                         for fun. Penalties include a possible criminal
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Your health and computers                           Your eyes may feel sore after working at your         To prevent these problems, the best way is to
Your body was not designed to hold a static         computer for some time. This is because your          ensure that you are sitting correctly and follow     Using a portable or laptop computer
posture for long periods. When we use a             blink rate reduces while you are looking at the       the safety guidelines. If you think your health is
                                                                                                                                                               You may find that these are heavy, the
computer we sit and stare at a screen,              screen and your eyes become dry. Working at a         being affected by using computers, visit the         screen cannot be raised or lowered, the
sometimes for hours. Whilst we do this, muscles     computer can also highlight an unnoticed eye          Student Health Centre or your GP.                    keyboard is small, and the mouse is part
are working to hold our bodies in the same          problem. If this happens, visit an optician and                                                            of it. You should therefore try to:
position and the muscles in our eyes are working    ask for an eyesight test.                             http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/admin/safety
                                                                                                                                                               • Use a rucksack design bag so that you
to keep our eyes focused on the screen.
                                                                                                                                                                 can carry your laptop on your back.
                                                                                                                                                                 Choose a laptop that weighs under 3kg
If you hold your arm in the air for more than a      Safely using a computer                                                                                   • Ensure that the battery is fully charged
minute or so, your shoulder muscles start to
                                                                                                                                                                  so you don’t have to carry a charger/
ache. The muscles in your back, neck, shoulders,     • Sit back into the seat making sure the chair      • Don’t sit in the same position for long
                                                                                                                                                                  extra battery
upper arms and eyes suffer in the same way             supports the curve of your lower back.              periods. Have regular breaks away from
                                                                                                                                                                • Avoid using a laptop for long periods
when you use your computer, although you may                                                               your computer – get a drink or just have a
                                                     • Adjust the height of your chair so that your                                                              of time
not notice it at the time.                                                                                 stretch. This allows your muscles and eyes
                                                       forearm and wrist is horizontal when you
                                                                                                           to rest.                                             • Sit at a desk or similar table when using
Using computers also means lots of use of the
                                                       type. If your feet aren’t flat on the floor you                                                            it so that you are able to adopt a healthy
                                                       will need to rest them on something.              • Adjust the brightness and contrast of the              posture. Avoid coffee tables – these are
keyboard and the mouse. This involves lots of
                                                                                                           screen to suit you. If the screen does not             too low
small, accurate, repetitive movements, which         • Avoid slouching as it puts strain on the
makes the muscles, tendons and ligaments in            muscles in your back.
                                                                                                           appear to adjust or the image appears to             • Ensure that your chair supports your back
our hands and lower arms very tired. If you don’t
                                                                                                           be unstable, report it to the person                    – don’t use your laptop on your bed, or
have regular rests this can lead to pains in your
                                                     • Adjust the screen so that you are not having        responsible for the area. If you notice any             when sitting in a sofa or easy chair
                                                       to bend your neck to look up or down at it.         reflections or glare on your screen, try tilting                                              the
arms and hands. If you ignore this pain you                                                                                                                     • Angle the screen so that you can see
                                                     • Don’t let the mouse creep away from
                                                                                                           it to remove them.                                     image comfortably. Locat   e your laptop to
could be causing yourself long-term injury.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             n
                                                       you, as your shoulder muscles will suffer.        • If your seat does not adjust properly or               avoid any reflections or glare on the scree
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ow
                                                       If you are going to use it a lot, move the          appears to be broken, do not use it –                • Avoid sitting with your back to a wind
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the
                                                       keyboard to the side to bring the mouse             report it.                                            • Connect a PS2/USB mouse if you find
                                                       closer to you. Change the mouse between                                                                     pointing device on your laptop
                                                       your hands occasionally. Don’t grip it too                                                                  uncomfortable
                                                       tightly – rest your fingers lightly on the
                                                       buttons.



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                                           A healthy mind needs a healthy body.When you
                                           want to recharge your batteries there’s no better
                                           place to head down to then UniSport. From
                                           fitness classes to tennis lessons, gym sessions and
                                           squash tournaments, you will be sure to find
                                           something to get your teeth into.

                                           Dust off your kit and get ready to be energised.




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PayingYour Fees


Fee classification – are you home                    Information for undergraduate students              Further information                                   You should read this information as soon as
or overseas?                                         If you have not applied to your Local Education     For more information and detailed regulations on      possible so you are clearly informed about your
Composition (‘Tuition’) Fees are payable by all      Authority (LEA) (or the EU Team at the Student      tuition fees, please see:                             funding arrangements.
undergraduate and postgraduate students in           Loans Company (SLC)), or have not received
respect of each year of their degree programme       confirmation that you are eligible, in principle,   http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/registry/SFF/UGFEES        If you are receiving parental support towards
and include registration, tuition, examination and   for student support, you will have to satisfy the                                                         your tuition fees or maintenance costs, you will
graduation charges.                                  University that you are eligible to pay fees at     Specific information and details of eligibility for   probably want to share this information with
                                                     the ‘home’ (UK/EU) rate, rather than at the         EU and NHS students are also available online.        your parents.
Different fees and support arrangements apply        ‘overseas’ rate.
according to whether a student is considered by                                                          www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning             What you’ll need to pay
the University as ‘home’ or ‘overseas’ for fees      If your application has been refused or queried                                                           Fees for ‘home’ students liable to pay variable
purposes. In very general terms, to qualify as       by your LEA/awards agency because of overseas       UK and EU applicants                                  tuition fees are £3070 per year in 2007–08.
‘home’ for fees purposes, a student must have a      connections, but you believe that you are not an    You should have received information about            As a UK or EU student you might choose to
relevant connection with the United Kingdom,         ‘overseas’ student for fees purposes, you must      student funding arrangements from your LEA,           defer payment of all, or some, of your fees by
or qualify as an ‘excepted candidate’ under          contact the Student Fees and Funding Office         awards agency or, in the case of non-UK/EU            taking out a ‘fees loan’.
the prevailing Education (Fees and Awards)           immediately.                                        applicants, from the EU Team at the SLC.
Regulations, for example, as a national of a
member state of the EU.                              Further information and advice on fees
                                                     classification can be obtained from the Student
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                                    Fees loans                                             If, however, you receive the Student Loans         Changing your university
                                    Any amount not covered by your fees loan will          Company notification just a few days before        When applying to an LEA/awards agency for
                                    be due for payment in full by 1 December 2007          coming to the University, please bring it with     support, this can be in respect of one university
                                    at the latest. You will need to pay this               you to Registration.                               only (your first or ‘firm’ choice). If you change
                                    contribution directly to the University.                                                                  university, you must inform the LEA/awards
                                                                                           Final deadline for payment                         agency of any change at the earliest possible
                                    The Student Loans Company will send you a              Whilst we advise you to finalise your financial    opportunity – particularly if you have applied for
                                    notification letter confirming the amount of fees      arrangements by the start of the academic year,    a fees loan or maintenance loan (please note –
                                    loan that you are taking out. When you receive         this may not be possible. As such, we allow new    your LEA may have supplied you with a form for
                                    it, either before or shortly after you join the        undergraduate students who are eligible to apply   this purpose).
                                    University, you should send a copy of the              for student support and who have not provided
                                    notification immediately to the Student Fees and       confirmation of a fees loan, to defer their fees   The first instalment of your maintenance loan
                                    Funding Office (details at the end of this section).   payment up to 1 December 2007. You will need       will be paid directly into your bank account,
                                    The Student Loans Company provides copies              to pay your contribution in full by this date,     once you have formally registered with the
                                    for this purpose – you won’t have to make a            however.                                           University. To ensure that there is no delay in the
                                    copy yourself.                                                                                            first instalment being paid, please ensure that
                                                                                                                                              you bring your maintenance loan notification
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International applicants                                 Currency advice
Students in receipt of formal sponsorship should         If you are making payments from outside the UK,
bring a letter from your sponsor confirming that         we strongly advise you to make payments in
you are in receipt of an award, scholarship or           sterling if possible. Any shortfall resulting from
sponsorship, which includes payment of your              currency fluctuations or bank transfer charges
fees direct to the University, to Registration in        will be notified to you and you will be liable for
September. The University will then deal directly        full settlement of the fees.
with your sponsor to collect your tuition fees.
Sponsorship letters from private individuals or          Annual payment
members of your family are not acceptable.               All fees are reviewed annually, and revised (that is,   Payment Methods
                                                         increased) fees will be payable by all students
Payment of your fees                                     admitted to, or continuing, programmes in               Card payment                                    Bank transfer
If you are responsible for paying part, or all, of       session 2008–09.                                        The easiest way to pay tuition fees is by       If you would prefer to make a direct bank
your own fees, you may pay in advance of coming                                                                  credit or debit card through the University’s   transfer to the University’s account, please use
to the University. If you have not paid your fees        Withdrawal                                              e-Payment gateway.                              the details below. Make sure to quote your
before arriving at the University, you may pay at        In the unlikely event that you should decide to                                                         name, UCAS number and the reference
                                                                                                                 http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/registry/sff/pay
Registration. If, due to a delay in transferring funds   withdraw from the University, please contact the                                                        ‘Composition’.
from abroad, you are unable to pay your fees at          Student Fees and Student Funding Office in the          Payment can also be made over the
                                                                                                                                                                 Account: University of Surrey
this time, you should discuss this with Registry         Registry straight away to discuss your fees             phone by Switch cards and most debit
staff at Registration, but you must plan to pay your     liability.                                              and credit cards.                               A/C No.: 58080716
tuition fees within three weeks of the start of the                                                              T: +44 (0)1483 689016                           Bank: National Westminster Bank
session at the very latest.                              Contact details
                                                         Student Fees and Student Funding Office                                                                 Sort code: 60-09-50
Your responsibility                                      The Registry Student Centre (F5)                        Cheque payment
                                                                                                                                                                 IBAN: GB82NWBK60095058080716
If your fees are being paid by a private individual or   The Registry                                            If you prefer, you can send a cheque made
                                                                                                                 payable to ‘The University of Surrey’ to the    Swift code: NWBK GB 2L
a member of your family, you are responsible for         University of Surrey
ensuring that your tuition fees are paid, from           Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH                               address below. You will need to enclose a
                                                                                                                                                                 Address: NatWest Bank, University of Surrey
whatever source, and all correspondence about fees,                                                              note stating your name, your UCAS number
                                                                                                                                                                 Branch, University of Surrey, Guildford,
including invoices, will be issued to you. Applicants    T: 01483 689366                                         and the programme for which you have been
                                                                                                                                                                 Surrey GU2 7XS
whose parents are contributing towards their fees or     E: ug.fees@surrey.ac.uk                                 accepted.
living costs should keep their parents appropriately
informed about fee payment requirements.

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                   Financial Support


                                       Hardship funds                                          Surrey Bursaries                                   Will I be eligible for a Surrey Bursary?
                                       Hardship funds provide assistance to both               The University of Surrey supports eligible         Follow the normal procedure for applying to your
                                       undergraduate and postgraduate students who             students by awarding Surrey Bursaries, worth up    LEA or awards agency for means-tested public
                                       face special cases of financial hardship. If you fall   to £1000 per year and, in some cases, Enhanced-    support and if you are assessed as eligible (either
                                       into this category, you should seek advice from         value Surrey Bursaries of up to £2000 per year,    in part or in full) for one of the new forms of
                                       the Student Advice and Information Service.             throughout your programme (except during the       means-tested non-repayable government-funded
                                                                                               professional placement year of our sandwich        maintenance support, you will be eligible for a
                                       http://portal.surrey.ac.uk/sais                         programmes). Any of you in receipt of a full or    Surrey Bursary.
                                                                                               partial maintenance/special support grant, or
                                       Undergraduate Financial Support                         Students’ Outside Scotland Bursary (SOSB) will     You are eligible for Surrey Bursaries throughout
                                                                                               be entitled to payment of these non-repayable      your programme provided that you are means-
                                       Scholarships and bursaries                              bursaries, on a pound for pound sliding scale      tested to receive full or part payment of a
                                       This information applies to full-time UK and EU         according to the value of the maintenance grant    maintenance grant, special support grant or
                                       undergraduate students who are starting                 or award.                                          SOSB for each year of the programme.
                                       programmes in 2007–08 (excluding NHS-funded
                                       programmes) and who will pay tuition fees of            Extended-programme Bursaries                       Please note that Surrey Bursaries are not payable
                                       £3070 in this academic session.                         If you are following a programme of extended       during the professional placement year of
                                                                                               duration, like an extended MEng programme or       sandwich programmes, nor during the
                                                                                               five years (sandwich programme), there are         integrated Foundation Year.
                                                                                               Surrey Extended-programme Bursaries to help
                                                                                               you during the additional period of study. These   You can go online to find out how much you can
                                                                                               awards are not means-tested and are awarded        be awarded by using the Finance Calculator.
                                                                                               automatically to all eligible UK and EU students
                                                                                               on qualifying extended programmes.                 www.surrey.ac.uk/undergraduate/calculator.xls




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How will I receive my Surrey Bursary?                Entry Scholarships                                  Performance Scholarships                           How will I receive my Surrey Scholarship?
We will receive information about your family’s      Entry Scholarships are available to UK and EU       Performance Scholarships are for any of you        You won’t need to apply for a Scholarship –
income and will automatically assess your            students joining full-time undergraduate            who, while not holding any of the above,           we identify eligibility for Scholarships from the
eligibility for a Surrey Bursary each year without   programmes in 2007. You will be eligible if you     achieve excellent results during your              records we have of your examination results.
you needing to do anything further, provided         obtain three A grades at A level (A2) excluding     undergraduate studies at Surrey. If you do not
that you consent to your household income data       General Studies, or equivalent, before starting     already hold an Entry Scholarship and you obtain   Students will automatically be considered for
being shared with us when you make your              your programme.                                     marks of 70 per cent or more in your first-year    Surrey Entry Scholarships if they have one of
annual application for student support.                                                                  or second-year assessments, you can qualify for    the following qualifications on entry to the
                                                     Discipline-specific Entry Scholarships              one of these Scholarships.                         University: A Levels, Vocational A Levels, BTEC
The Bursary will be paid into your bank account      Discipline-specific Scholarships are for those of                                                      Diploma, International Baccalaureate, Irish
on or shortly after 1 March 2008, and we shall       you who have good entry qualifications and          Please note that Scholarships are not provided     Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers/Advanced
ask you for your bank account details when we        who follow one of a wide range of programmes        during the Foundation Year, the professional       Highers, Abitur, Apolityrion, European
send you information about your entitlement to       designated by the University.                       placement year, nor during extended periods        Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Titulo
a Bursary during the Autumn semester 2007.                                                               of study.                                          de Bachiller and Polish Matura (2006–2007
                                                     WP Scholarships                                                                                        onwards).
Surrey Scholarships                                  Widening Participation Entry Scholarships –         How much is the Surrey Scholarship?
In addition to Surrey Bursaries, many students       the grade requirements for students from eligible   Surrey Scholarships, which are not means-tested,   If you wish to be considered for a Scholarship on
will be given financial support through a range      schools or who meet the University’s widening       pay £1000 p.a. throughout the duration of the      the basis of excellent academic achievement
of Scholarships which the University of Surrey       participation criteria will be determined each      programme (other than during the professional      prior to admission to the University, where your
is funding.                                          year, but will not be less than the equivalent of   placement year and extended periods of study),     entry qualifications are not listed, you should
                                                     three B grades at A level (A2).                     subject to satisfactory performance. Detailed      contact the Student Fees and Funding Office in
                                                                                                         information is available online.                   the University Registry for further information on
                                                                                                                                                            how to apply. The closing date for applications is
                                                                                                                                                            30 September 2007.




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                                    Scholarships and Bursaries for part-time             Students with dyslexia or a disability               Living costs and personal expenses
                                    students (home and EU)                               If you are dyslexic or have a disability, you may    To make your life as easy and as worry-free as
                                    Students pursuing programmes which are               qualify for the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA).    possible, it’s always a good idea to keep a close
                                    offered on a part-time basis and for which full-     You need to send medical evidence, educational       watch on your spending, bank account and
                                    time fees of £3000 are being charged may also        psychologist’s report or equivalent, to your Local   overall budget.
                                    be eligible for Surrey Scholarships and Bursaries    Education Authority (LEA) to support your claim.
                                    on a pro-rata basis.                                 Your dyslexia report must date from when you         It’s very easy to get caught up in the university
                                                                                         were 16 years of age of over.                        lifestyle with all the activities you’ll get involved
                                    Scholarships will be available to such students on                                                        with, so it’s easy to forget what cash is coming in
                                    the same basis as for full-time students, but with   If you have already applied for a student loan       – and even easier to forget what’s going out!
                                    the award paid pro-rata according to the volume      and indicated on the forms that you are dyslexic
                                    of study in each academic year.                      or disabled, the LEA should send you a DSA           To help you, we’ve drawn up a budget sheet for
                                                                                         application form and guidance notes. If not,         you to fill in so you can work out how much
                                                                                         contact your LEA at the earliest opportunity         you’re handling and work out from that what
                                                                                         because unless you apply in May or June, the         your spending limit is. Once you know your
                                                                                         funding is generally not available in time for       budget, then you won’t be worrying constantly
                                                                                         the beginning of your programme.                     and asking yourself that dreaded question,
                                                                                                                                              “Have I got enough?”
                                                                                         Degree and Diploma Nurses should apply to
                                                                                         the NHS Student Grants Unit for details about
                                                                                         the DSA.

                                                                                         T: 0845 3586655
                                                                                         E: enquiries@nhspa.gov.uk
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                   Budget Sheet
                   The * denotes the field likely to be most relevant to complete. This may be different depending on your own circumstances
                   and opinion. University terms vary in length so please check to ensure accuracy.


                    Item                                  Weekly       1st Term          2nd Term         3rd Term          Yearly
                                                                       (Semester 1)      (Semester 2)     (Semester 2)

                    Income                                £            £                 £                £                 £

                    Maintenance loan                                   *                 *                *                 *

                    Bursary

                    Scholarship

                    Holiday and part-time job

                    Savings

                    Sponsorship

                    Placement Year salary

                    Other (eg, parental support)



                    Total Income



                    Expenditure                           £            £                 £                £                 £

                    Tuition fees
                    (if not taking a full fee loan)                                                                         *

                    Accommodation                         *            *                 *                *                 *

                    Accommodation deposit
                    (returnable)                                       *

                    Bills (eg, gas, water, electricity)

                    Food                                  *

                    Telephones

                    Toiletries                            *

                    Laundry                               *

                    Stationery, photocopying, etc.

                    Books                                              *                 *                *

                    Clothes                                            *                 *                *

                    Transport/travel (local)              *

                    Transport (home/elsewhere)                         *                 *                *

                    Sports/societies                      *

                    Socialising                           *

                    Other (eg, TV licence, insurance)

                    Total Expenditure



                    Surplus/Deficit
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                   Financial advice                                  Poundstretching                                     Live within your means                             Useful websites on financial capability include:
                   Once you’ve filled in your table and know what    Take it easy in the first few weeks. Once that      We want you to have fun, but make sure you do
                                                                                                                                                                            FSA
                   you’re dealing with in terms of income and        loan comes in it seems very appealing to go out     so within your means. If you prefer, within the
                   expenditure, you’ll have a good idea of the       and spend, spend, spend. But this needs to last     budget you have a week, you can set yourself an    www.fsa.gov.uk
                   budget you’re working with, and know what         you for the rest of the semester. You need to       amount to spend on socialising, for instance, to
                                                                                                                                                                            UNIAID
                   you roughly have available to spend on clothes,   make sure you don’t go overboard in the first       make sure you can still get what you want out
                   socialising, and so on. Once you’re happy with    month and then end up struggling towards the        of university life.                                www.studentsurvivor.org.uk
                   your budget, here are some handy tips to help     end of term. Also make sure you know the
                                                                                                                                                                            These other sites are also useful:
                   you stick to it!                                  length of your programme – some can be longer       Make it last
                                                                     than others, meaning your budget may be very        Surrey’s early start to the academic year means    www.studenttaxservices.org.uk
                   Budget tips                                       different from a friend’s.                          you have to spread your cash over a longer         www.direct.gov.uk/en/moneytaxandbenefits
                   Set yourself an ‘allowance’ each week and work                                                        period before Christmas. Make sure you take this
                                                                                                                                                                            Money Shop
                   on spending no more than that.                    Track your expenses as you go                       into account, and remember that the short final
                                                                     Make a note of the number of visits to the cash     term (Easter to summer) gives you a chance to      www.thisismoney.co.uk
                   It’s very easy to forget how much you’re          points that you make as well. It’s easy to forget   catch up.
                                                                                                                                                                            Top Ten UK Savings Accounts
                   spending on what or to allow yourself a little    the number of withdrawals you can make in
                   treat here and there, but even small overspends   a week.                                             Further information and advice                     www.online-banking-service.co.uk
                   can add up and hurt your bank balance in the                                                          Money Doctors can be found at Student Advice,
                                                                                                                                                                            Compare loan rates
                   long run.                                         Smart money                                         and offers a spectrum of financial advice,
                                                                     There could be ways of saving money on the          ranging across financial planning, budgeting and   www.adviceonline.co.uk
                                                                     expenditures you don’t even think about, for        debt counselling, in addition to non-statutory
                                                                                                                                                                            Debt solutions
                                                                     example, the number of coffees you have out in      financial support. Drop-in sessions and pre-
                                                                     a week. Why not invite your friends round for       bookable appointments are available at the         www.simpledebtsolutions.co.uk
                                                                     one at your flat every so often and you could       service. Workshops are also run within Faculties
                                                                                                                                                                            Cheapest power providers
                                                                     save pounds!                                        and in the local community.
                                                                                                                                                                            www.e-shopping.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                            (keyword search – power)




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Head for Figures
 Try these problem solving questions and see how well you do...                    Sudoku

 1. If I take two apples out of a basket containing six apples,                      5       7              6           2       4
    how many apples do I have?

 2. It occurs once in a minute, twice in a week, and once in a year. What is it?                                    1       8
 3. What is the cubed root of 64?
                                                                                     6                  3   4       9
 4. How many sides does a Heptagon have?

 5. Which part of the human body consumes forty per cent of                          9                  6   8           4
    the blood’s oxygen?

 6. Is 143 a prime number?                                                                                      3           6   1
 7. How many years are there in a millennium?
                                                                                     4                  8           2
 8. What number do the two numbers on opposite sides of a dice
    always add up to?
                                                                                                        5       7   8           3
 9. What is a 1/3 of a 1/2?

 10.If you are celebrating your Ruby wedding anniversary, how many years
                                                                                                            1               2
    have you been married?
                                                                                             2                  4               9
 Answers on page 95.
                                                                                   Answer on page 95.



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                                          Sharpen your skills…
                                                   You’ve come to University not just to gain a qualification
                                                   but to set yourself up for a successful future.At Surrey you
                                                   will be able to develop your skills in a variety of different
                                                   areas. From academic studies to learning a new language
                                                   or taking part in team building exercises, we want to
                                                   ensure that you challenge your abilities and develop an
                                                   edge to make you stand out to future employers.

                                                   Now’s the time to explore your talents – who knows
                                                   where they’ll take you.




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Undergraduate Professional Training


When you enter the second year of your                Placements within Europe                             Study or work in Europe – Lifelong                  Many continental universities offer courses
undergraduate programme, you will be issued                                                                Learning: Erasmus                                   taught in English and you can take advantage of
a professional training handbook by your              LEONARDO                                             Students who choose to spend a period of            the LfA programme to build up your language
Department, but for now, you can read the bare        The EU’s LEONARDO programme provides                 between three and twelve months studying or         skills.
basics of what you need to know about this year       funding to support home and overseas students        working in continental Europe may qualify to
of study and what it can hold for you.                undertaking a work placement of three to twelve      participate as an Erasmus student. The European     You can talk to the Erasmus Coordinators in your
                                                      months abroad for a European company, in an          Commission funds the Lifelong Learning              Faculty if you’re interested in studying elsewhere
Within every Department at the University,            eligible European country.                           Programme, and the Erasmus strand provides          in Europe, or to your Senior Tutor for Professional
there’s a Senior Tutor responsible for all                                                                 you with an opportunity to spend time in            Training if you want to work on the continent.
professional training activities and they should be   If you are planning to spend your professional       another culture, meeting students from a wide
your first port of call if you have any queries.      training period in a European company, you may       range of international backgrounds whilst           Information about grants can also be obtained
They will be responsible for establishing             qualify for some assistance. The maximum             acquiring experiences that are highly regarded      from Annette Strauss.
appropriate placements for you which will suit        funding for a full year abroad is 5000 Euros,        by employers.
your programme requirements, arranging visits         including subsistence, travel and insurance. The                                                         E: a.strauss@surrey.ac.uk
to see you on placement, and organising the           grant is additional to earnings, although priority   The University has partnership agreements with
assessment of your work.                              is given to those in greatest need.                  about 85 continental universities to support this
                                                                                                           mobility. Your studies abroad will be recognised.
You will find more information online at:             If you have any queries about these grants, then     What’s more, you may be eligible for grant
www.surrey.ac.uk/professionaltraining                 please ask your Senior Tutor for Professional        support whilst you are away. Home and
                                                      Training well in advance of your placement, and      European students can be Erasmus students.
                                                      they will be able to advise you.                     Home students also qualify for a tuition fee
                                                                                                           waiver if they’re abroad as an Erasmus student
                                                      The LEONARDO programme is managed by                 for a minimum of nine months. So this is an
                                                      Annette Strauss, the European Officer, from          attractive package to consider when you are
                                                      whom application forms can be obtained.              thinking about opportunities to be mobile.

                                                      E: a.strauss@surrey.ac.uk
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                                          Careers                                            The Careers Service provides talks to students      You can even take aptitude and psychometric
                                          You might be unsure as to what you want to do      throughout the year, including seminars and         tests to allow you to see where your strengths
                                          when you leave university and sometimes the        careers fairs, allowing you to talk to staff from   and weaknesses lie and what careers would suit
                                          idea can be quite daunting. However, the           various companies and organisations and gain an     you best.
                                          Careers Service on campus is always here to help   insight into companies that might interest you,
                                                                                                                                                 Opening times:
                                          and advise you even if you do know what it is      not only for your professional placement year,
                                          you wish to pursue.                                but beyond.                                         Semester only:
                                                                                                                                                 Monday–Thursday       9am–12:30pm and
                                          You can pop by and have a browse through           Advice and guidance is also provided to any of                            1:30pm–5pm
                                          some careers magazines and even book an            you who wish to tidy up your CV and add some        Vacation only:
                                          appointment with one of our advisors. We can       wow factor to it, or brush up on your interview     Monday–Friday         9am–12:30pm and
                                          even provide confidential advice if you are        technique with handy tips on how to make a                                1:30pm–5pm
                                          considering changing or leaving your               really good impression on your interview panel.
                                          programme.




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Training and Volunteering
The Students’ Union offers volunteering and          testing out your plans and mixing with key             The University operates these three outreach          Open Days
training to all students at Surrey. These are        people in the local and national business              schemes for a variety of reasons:
                                                                                                                                                                  The University needs volunteers to help run our
divided into DAVE, FUSE and V.                       community.
                                                                                                            • To provide an effective way of engaging             Open Days. With a variety of jobs, including
DAVE is a skills training project run by students    www.ussu.co.uk/fuse                                      younger people with the University and              setting up, staffing registration desks, guiding
for students based on a national initiative called                                                            encouraging further study                           visitors, and giving campus tours, you can help
                                                     V is the Union’s volunteering initiative; whether                                                            to make the Open Days a huge success.
the National Student Learning Programme. DAVE
                                                     you’ve volunteered before and wish to continue         • To give you the opportunity to develop your
stands for ‘Development, Accreditation,
                                                     or if you’ve never even considered it, V is for you.     skills and interact with the local community        We will usually need you for a minimum of four
Volunteering and Employability’ and trains you to
                                                     Volunteering is great fun, and an excellent way                                                              hours, but we will need to staff our event with
develop your transferable personal and                                                                      • To help the University interact better with the
                                                     to meet new people, get to know your new                                                                     students between 8am and 5pm. All student
professional skills to enable you to reach your                                                               local community and give something back to
                                                     surroundings and even learn something different                                                              helpers are paid £5 per hour following the event.
potential and make you more marketable to                                                                     Guildford and the surrounding area
                                                     as well as building on or gaining new skills! V                                                              If you are not in Guildford on an Open Day but
prospective employers.
                                                     has many one-off opportunities available as well       www.surrey.ac.uk/mets                                 are willing to travel to the campus, we may be
You can gain skills in assertiveness, time           as ongoing activities both on campus and in your                                                             able to pay your travel expenses.
                                                     Surrey community.
                                                                                                            Student Ambassadors Scheme
management and also presentation skills. Many
                                                                                                                                                                  If you’re interested, please contact us.
students find the DAVE project fulfilling, as they                                                          The Student Ambassadors Scheme gives you the
                                                     www.ussu.co.uk/volunteering
complete it with other students in teams and                                                                chance to get involved with promotional events        T: 01483 683077
also make friends through doing so.                                                                         on and off campus. We want you to tell the next       E: opendays@surrey.ac.uk
                                                     Mentoring, Tutoring and Schools
                                                     without Walls schemes                                  generation of Surrey students about your              www.surrey.ac.uk/opendays
www.ussu.co.uk/dave
                                                                                                            experiences here. We provide training in giving
FUSE is a joint initiative between the Students’     The University of Surrey’s Mentoring, Tutoring
                                                                                                            tours and presentations and we will pay you for
Union, Research and Enterprise Support (RES)         and Schools without Walls schemes provide local
                                                                                                            your contribution to our recruitment efforts.
and the School of Management to provide              schools with enthusiastic, motivated and able
                                                     University student volunteers to help pupils and       If you are interested, collect an information sheet
opportunities for you to explore ideas and
                                                     teachers with all types of school activity. This       and a brief application form from Senate House
unearth entrepreneurial talent. The FUSE
                                                     includes academic help, one-to-one mentoring           reception or download both from the
programme enables you to mix with other
                                                     and general assistance with activities such as         Ambassadors’ website pages.
students and offers a unique experience of
                                                     reading support and art.
                                                                                                            T: 01483 689902
                                                                                                            www.surrey.ac.uk/currentstudents/ambassadors

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                         A lot of students find that it is handy to have a     For catering, bar or kitchen work:   Or you could try having a look around some of     International students
                         part-time job at some point during their time at      • Chancellors                        the bars, restaurants and retail outlets in       All international, non EU/EEA full-time students
                         university, if not throughout their entire time. It   • Roots                              Guildford, or some of the supermarkets such as    who have a valid student visa are allowed to
                         may be useful to work once or twice a week to                                              Tesco and Sainsbury’s, for example.               work in a temporary job up to 20 hours per
                                                                               • Rushes
                         help fund your socialising needs and keep                                                                                                    week during semester time and any number of
                         yourself well fed! However, it’s recommended          • Seasons                            Finally, there’s Kelly Services – an employment   hours during university vacations.
                         that you don’t do too much work – we’d advise         • Sorrento                           agency which has an office based on campus
                         working no more than twelve hours a week – so         • Wates House                        where you can go along to tell them what it is
                         as not to affect your studies.                                                             you’re interested in doing. You will then be
                                                                               For retail work:
                                                                                                                    signed up and Kelly Services will do their very
                         If you do want to seek out a job, then you won’t      • The Union Shop                     best to find you a job matching your
                         have to look far. There are plenty of places that     • University Bookshop                requirements.
                         provide part-time work to students, and also          • One Stop
                         much variety in what’s on offer. You may want to                                           www.kellyservices.co.uk
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Undergraduate students                             The University actually owns and manages           Accommodation in your final year                      Postgraduate students
Many of you will be excited about where you        350 rooms in shared housing through its            Final-year students are currently eligible to apply   Continuing full-time research postgraduates
could live once your first year is over. Most UK   Property Management Scheme. Details can            for a place in University accommodation,              (overseas fee and UK/EU fee) are guaranteed a
and EU students live in private rented             be found online at:                                although places cannot be guaranteed.                 place in accommodation for up to the normal
accommodation during their second year, and                                                                                                                 duration of their programme, provided they
Guildford offers plenty of student housing.        www.studentpad.co.uk                               International students                                apply for a place by 1 February. In addition,
                                                                                                      The University normally guarantees overseas fee       taught postgraduates on two-year programmes
Most students live off campus in private sector    Sometimes students will know current second or     students University accommodation in the              are guaranteed a place in accommodation for
housing with friends they’ve made in their first   final years who already live in housing and        second and final year.                                their second year, provided they apply by
year. You are, however, eligible to apply for      thereby aim to move into their houses instead,                                                           1 February.
campus accommodation in your final year.           but Studentpad can get you started at the very
                                                   least, if you and your friends don’t know where                                                          www.surrey.ac.uk/accommodation
The time to begin looking for offsite              to begin.
accommodation is normally around February
in the Spring Semester, and some students          Placement year accommodation
begin looking as soon as they return from the      Students on professional placement will normally
Christmas vacation.                                be away from Guildford, and most choose to
                                                   find suitable accommodation near where they
                                                   are working. The Accommodation Office will
                                                   provide any guidance required, and many of the
                                                   companies taking placement students also
                                                   provide advice on possible housing.




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