The conference will be held in the Rik Medlik (MS) and Lewis Carroll (AC) buildings of the Stag Hill campus of the University of Surrey (campus map pdf).
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Limited travel subsidies (up to 50%) are available, for UKSEDS members and branch groups travelling more than 150 miles. Applications for these subsidies have now closed.
Preference will be given to those who can bring the most people for the least amount of money. We also advise trying to work together with other UKSEDS branches, and investigate potential funding from your union.
The information below is primarily from the University of Surrey website.
By Train & Bus
Guildford is on the main line between London Waterloo and Portsmouth. Half-hourly train services run from Guildford to Waterloo, with journey times of 40 minutes.
From the Station
Walking: Leave station by footbridge and rear exit. Turn right from the station along Guildford Park Road and take the second turning on the right. Follow the path through the park-and-ride car park to the campus.
Bus: ARRIVA buses (leave station by footbridge and rear exit, cross main road to bus stop) operate a regular service to the campus. Services 17, 27 and 37 run approximately every ten minutes during the day. The earliest service is at approximately 6am and the last bus is just before midnight. On Sundays there is a reduced service.
Taxi: From main (eastern) exit.
Guildford is 30 miles south-west of London, on the A3 London-Portsmouth road. If approaching from London or the M25 (Junction 10), remain on the bypass (A3) until you reach the exit signed to the Cathedral and University. The campus is very close to this junction. Simply follow the signs to the University, being careful not to follow signs to the Town Centre.
If approaching on the A322 or A323 from Bagshot or Aldershot, at the A3 roundabout take the exit signed to Portsmouth, and then turn off the A3 at the first exit (signed to the Cathedral and University).
If entering Guildford from Horsham (A281) or Godalming (A3100), leave the central gyratory system at the exit signed for Farnham (A31). After approximately 200 yards, at the mini-roundabout, take the first turning right into Guildford Park Road, and continue along Madrid Road and The Chase for a mile. At the next roundabout, take the third exit for the University entrance.
If you are using a sat nav please enter the postcode GU2 7JP.
There is a free parking on weekends in the campus main car park, which is signposted from the entrance to campus.
National Express coach number SH030 runs services to and from the Egerton Road/Tesco stop (a short walk from the University). For further information, call 08705 808080.
Guildford is conveniently placed for both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Via London Airport (Heathrow)
Rail-air link coaches leave Terminal 2 for Woking railway station from 6.30am to 10.50pm, picking up from Terminals 3, 1 and 4. Between 6.35am and 8.30pm they run approximately every half an hour, otherwise it is an hourly service. Journey time to Woking is one hour. There are frequent trains from Woking to Guildford.
Via London Airport (Gatwick)
Gatwick station is positioned in the South Terminal of the airport and provides direct rail-air link trains to Guildford hourly between approximately 5.15am (6am on Sundays) and 11pm.
There are three main sites for accommodation nearby the conference suitable for those that want to walk. Prices are around £35 - £45 per person per night for shared rooms.
Woodbridge Meadows, Guildford, GU1 1BD
15-20 min walk to the conference
10-15 min walk to the Guildford station
Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XZ
25 min walk to the conference
30 min walk to the Guildford station
Bridge Street, Guildford, GU1 4SB
20-25 min walk to the conference
Less than 5 min walk to Guildford station
Parkway, Guildford, GU11UP
40 min walk to the conference
50 min walk or 35 bus to Guildford station