Why has Uni of Surrey gone down in rankings so much?Watch
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Most universities are having trouble to secure funding, which they previously got via a deal due to being a part of the EU.
If you look at every university in the QS and THE rankings from the UK, they went down over the last few years. Specifically this year.
Another, minor factor may be that there exist universities in this world that simply weren't recognised by prior methodologies but are amazing universities. As methodologies change over time, this may influence results and it may be that Surrey was never very good to begin with - just that it was seen more positively by flawed metrics. Or it may be that Surrey is still good but the current methodology doesn't recognise it and may be flawed.
So I urge you to look at the rankings less, and the actual university more. Make your decision based on your compatibility with the university because league tables are kind of wack.
Hi! I’ve applied for Uni of Surrey for Law LLB to start in 2021. However, it concerns me that it’s gone down in rankings so much. Only a few years ago it was seen as one of the best in the country and now it seems to have fallen off a little. Can anyone give me insight in to why this might be?
To introduce myself – I’m Joao, an Economics student from the University of Surrey . I'm on placement at Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) this year and I'm enjoying it a lot. I have some interesting subjects with really good lecturers (obviously depends on the module and lecturers you have). Surrey is 8th in the UK for business and economics for example. Rankings fluctuate all the time I honestly wouldn’t worry
The campus is lovely. Surrey is known to put a lot of emphasis on the social life of students and always care about how you spend your free time at university. The student union offers more than 140 societies based on any hobbies and interests’ students have and clubs for all kinds of sport that a student might want to take up. And even with covid restrictions, the union managed to organise one of the biggest covid-safe university events in the country!
During my first year, I spent a lot of time training as part of the University’s rowing team and I had amazing time there. So, if you are into sports that is something you should definitively consider.
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Surrey has always been a popular university, it's courses are always oversubscribed every year and it has a prestigious and influential alumni to nudge for funding. It's definitely a credible choice and still one of the best in the country.