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Community Zone

Helping you make a home at Surrey

Izzy Watkins

Hello! My name is Nat and I am your VP Community for 2021/22. As VP, I lead the Community Zone which is made up of 5 elected part-time officers who each have their own projects they’ll be working on this year.

The community zone is all about bringing students together and building a sense of community both on campus and within Guildford town. We are responsible for the entertainment and outreach aspects of student life including live events, volunteering, raising and giving, and engagement with the local community.

Have a question? You can reach me at and I’ll get back to you soon!

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What is the Community Zone?

The Community Zone is made up of five Part Time Officers and led by the full time VP and together they ensure that every student feels that Surrey is their home away from home. This involves taking the lead on: all things Volunteering and Fundraising (referred to as RAG); organising the big showcase events; the entertainment and social activities on campus; ensuring there is a harmonious relationship with the students and the wider Guildford residents. 

Another key area for the Community Zone is responsible for is ensuring that the University and the Student Body has sustainability at the heart of all activities. 

#SurreyAtHome Anthology

As part of the ‘Surrey at Home’ campaign, the Community Zone worked with the School of Literature and Languages and Surrey Lit Soc to encourage students to write poems about their experiences staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Students submitted reflecting and inspiring poems to the campaign. The Community Zone also encouraged students to submit photos documenting unique moments during the lockdown.

An online poetry workshop with the Young People’s Laureate for London, Theresa Lola, was also held with the participants of the campaign. The workshop was an opportunity for students to learn to express their experiences creatively. The result is a collection of different student’s experiences of lockdown in poetry and photography form.

Please read and share!


A message to our Class of 2020:

The Class of 2020 reminisce about their time and wonderful experiences at University and express what they will miss the most. As the current circumstances have prevented final years from enjoying their last few months being Surrey students, and postponed the summer graduation until 2021, they share a heart warming, supportive and powerful message to all students, to never lose hope... this is NOT a goodbye, this is a see you soon💙 #ForeverSurrey #TogetherAtHome #SurreyAtHome 


If you would like to know more about any of the key activities that the Community Zone does then click on any of the buttons below!

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Get in Touch! 


Izzy Watkins, VP Community -

If you have an issue that needs to be taken higher in the University then your VP Community is here to help. Get in touch here.

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For any general enquiries or feedback you'd like to send to all the Officers in the Community Zone, you can email our shared inbox. ​​

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University of Surrey
Stag Hill, Guildford

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01483 689 223

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