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About Guildford

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  • Guildford is a large town in Surrey, England, located 27 miles (43 km) southwest of central London on the A3 trunk road midway between the capital and Portsmouth. It is the seat of the borough of Guildford.
  • Guildford has Saxon roots and historians attribute its location to the existence of a gap in the North Downs where the River Wey was forded by the Harrow Way By AD 978 it was home to an early English Royal Mint.

University of Surrey Facts

  • The forerunner of the University, the Battersea Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1891 and began concentrating on science and technology from around 1920
  • By the beginning of the 1960s, the College had outgrown its main building in Battersea Park Road and in 1962 it was decided to move the institution to Guildford
  • Given the space constraints on Surrey’s main Stag Hill campus, in the 2000s the University expanded to a new campus at Manor Park.
  • Surrey was recognised as an ‘outstanding’ institution when it received a prestigious Gold award in the first-ever Teaching Excellence Framework.
  • In recent years, Surrey has established itself as a top-ten university in major national university league table rankings.


Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom

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