The University of Surrey is a public research university, which is located in the county town of Guildford in Surrey. The university itself specialises in various subjects, but mainly specialises in Science, in Engineering, in Medicine and in Business. The institution was at one point in time, known as The Battersea College of Technology before it eventually gained its university status. Before that, it was known as Battersea Polytechnic Institute, which was founded in 1891.
The University of Surrey is one of many universities located in Surrey, proving it to be a very student heavy area. The London city guide provides what Newcastle has to offer for students.