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In2Surrey provides eligible applicants with an alternative grade offer and a programme of transition support from June to October, prior to enrolment at the University of Surrey.

The University of Surrey is committed to social mobility and believes, to have a diverse and representative society we must ensure all learners with the potential to succeed at University can do so regardless of their background or personal experience.

As part of this commitment to widening participation, we use contextualised admissions. This is where we use additional information, like socio-economic factors, to understand the context in which applicants have achieved their qualifications, enabling us to identify performance and potential.

In2Surrey gives students a reduction in entry requirements, equivalent to one A-Level grade lower*. Depending on the criteria you meet, you will either be offered an automatic alternative grade via UCAS or you will need to apply to In2Surrey alongside your UCAS application.

*Please note that we may be unable to offer a reduction in entry requirements for BTEC students or those with unconditional offers. Students must still meet all the essential requirements of the course to which they have applied. Please see the contextualised admissions policy here for further details.

In addition to a contextual offer, In2Surrey provides all eligible applicants with transitional support prior to enrolment at the University of Surrey. Taking place from June until October, applicants must select the University of Surrey as firm before receiving invitations to attend and access workshops, webinars and mentoring to further inform their preparations ahead of starting at university.

Academic Skills:

Our Academic Skills & Development Team will be hosting workshops and sharing resources exclusively for In2Surrey applicants. These are designed to support you with preparing for the changes in teaching and learning ahead of commencing your course of study at the University of Surrey. Become familiar with study techniques in addition to key contacts and facilities on campus so that you are ready for your first assessments.


Student Success:

To maximise your university experience, accessing the correct pastoral support is important. Through In2Surrey, you will be matched with a Student Success Advisor who will support with mapping out your first few weeks at the University of Surrey, ensuring that you are aware and familiar with all relevant services available on campus. In addition, you will be able to access reflective workshops and networking events which will take place pre and post enrolment.


Student Mentoring:

Student life is a key aspect to studying at university, with a host of sports and social opportunities available. Whether you are planning to commute or live at the University of Surrey, receiving advice and recommendations from others who are familiar with the opportunities on campus and across the local area will further assist with your transition to university.

As part of In2Surrey, you will be able to select your own Student Mentor who is able to share with you their experience of the University of Surrey, as well as answering any of your questions from clubs and societies to accommodation and knowledge of Guildford. The mentoring takes place across July and August, overlapping with your results day where your mentor can provide further assistance with clarifying next steps and action.

All applicants MUST:

  • Be a home student, permanently residing in the UK
  • Have previously studied at a state secondary school
  • Have applied to study an undergraduate programme at the University of Surrey for the next academic year and have no previous degree qualifications

Then further meet one or more of the following conditions:

  • You have been eligible to receive Free School Meals (within the last 6 years)
  • You are eligible for the 16-19 bursary
  • You are a refugee with indefinite leave to remain in the UK
  • You are from a Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showperson or Boater community
  • You are estranged from your family
  • You are a young carer or look after someone in your family
  • You are a mature or adult learner who will be aged 21 years or over when commencing your studies
  • You live in an IMD Decile 3 or 4 postcode*
  • You live in a POLAR4 Quintile 2 postcode*

*Lookup tool linked above


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