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By Train: Guildford is 35 minutes by train from Waterloo. Fast trains leave at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour (more frequently at peak travelling times).
The University is 15 minutes' walk, or 5 minutes by taxi, from Guildford Station. Useful taxi numbers are: Guildford 4637,66345,67110,4332.

By Car: The University is off the Guildford by-pass on the main London/Portsmouth A.3 road and is well signposted from all access roads. Visitors are requested to park their cars in Car Parks 1, 2 or 3 and to use the footpaths to the buildings. Fire regulations require access roads to the buildings to be kept clear, and cars parked other than in the designated car parks may be towed away.

By Air: From Heathrow a bus leaves for Woking at 5 minutes past each hour which connects with a train on the hour, arriving at Guildford at 12 minutes past the hour. From Gatwick there is a regular train service to Redhi1l which connects with a train to Guildford.


Visitors will be housed in one of the five Courts of Residence. Surrey, Battersea, Cathedral and Guildford Courts consist of single study bedrooms, each with wash basin and razor socket. In Stag Hill Court, W .C., shower and wash basin are shared between two. Each Court, except Guildford, has a reception house with porter's lodge and housekeeper's office.
Room Service: Towels, soap and bed linen are provided. Beds are made and rooms cleaned daily, except Saturday and Sunday. It is essential that visitors vacate their rooms by l0am on the day of departure and hand in their keys to enable staff to prepare for other visitors who may be arriving the same day. If a conference does not finish until the afternoon, visitors' cases may be left in the lounge of the reception house. A sur- charge of £1 will be made for any room not vacated by 10 am.

Room Keys: Keys to rooms should be collected from the Court Attendant in the reception house of the relevant Court, after registration with the conference organiser, and must be returned before departure.

Court Attendants: When possible Court Attendants are on duty in each Court during normal hours and during the registration period of conferences arriving in the evening. Visitors expecting to arrive later than the normal registration time are asked to inform their conference organiser so that arrangements may be made for room keys to be left at the Security Office. During the conference any enquiries concerning residential accommodation should be made to the Court Attendant or Housekeeper .

Babies/pets: Babies, small children and pets are not allowed in the residences.


All incoming mail should be clearly marked with the name of the conference or course, and will be given to the conference organiser for distribution.


Residences: Coin boxes for incoming and outgoing calls are situated in KUB rooms on alternate floors in the residences.
Central Area: Coin boxes (which will not accept incoming calls) are located on the first floor of Senate House, the lower concourse of the Lecture Theatre Building, the lower Hall Foyer and the ground floor of the Library Building, adjacent to the Bookshop.
Messages: During the day telephone messages and telegrams will be posted on the conference notice board in the lecture theatre concourse or given to the conference organiser for distribution. Except in an emergency visitors are asked to discourage incoming calls out of office hours due to the difficulty of locating the person being telephoned. In emergency the University number is Guildford (0483) 71281.


There is a stamp vending machine and a post box on the first floor of Senate House. The nearest Post Office is in Madrid Road, about 10 minutes walk from the University, near the Station. The Bookshop, which is open from 9 am -5 pm Monday to Friday, sells stationery .


Newspapers are on sale in the restaurant at breakfast, and in the Bookshop, which is open from 9 am -5 pm Monday to Friday.


The University Branch of the National Westminster Bank is on the ground floor of the Library Block, adjacent to the Bookshop, and is open at normal banking hours.


The Grocery Shop is open from Monday to Friday, 9 am -3 pm, and on Saturday from 10 am -noon.


All visitors should wear a name badge as identification for all self service meals; it is possible that a ticket system may be introduced shortly. Anyone requiring a special diet should inform his conference organiser at least one month before the start of the conference.


The University cannot accept liability or responsibility for the loss of or damage to personal property , including motor vehicles, etc., and their contents, howsoever caused.


The following notes are guidelines to help you on arrival:
1 You will normally have been provided with more detailed notes by your conference organiser. Check the instructions you have been given about car parking, luggage etc.

2 Go first to your Court of Residence, obtain your room key from the Court Attendant so that you can leave your luggage in your room, freshen up etc.

3 Then follow the instructions from your organiser concerning Registration for the conference.

4 Please note: the University cannot accept responsibility for visitors arriving after 2100 who may find difficulty in obtaining their room keys etc.