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The University of Surrey

The conference will be held at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. The University of Surrey is an important centre for research and teaching in audio, video, and communications engineering. Situated within the historic town of Guildford, adjacent to Guildford Cathedral, and nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Surrey countryside, the University campus is a beautiful, leafy environment, with carefully designed gardens, vibrant green playing fields and a picturesque lake. Coupled with high quality conference facilities and accommodation, the University is the ideal setting for the 52nd conference.

Travel Information

The University is easily accessible by car, train, or aeroplane. Detailed information on getting to the University is available from the University website.

By Train

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. For further information, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

From the Train 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. (Journey time: approx. 15 mins.)

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. For further information, call Traveline on 0871 200 2233. (Journey time: approx. 5 mins.)

Taxi: From main (eastern) exit. (Journey time: approx. 5 mins.)

By Air

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. For further information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

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. For further information, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

By Coach

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.

By Car

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.

 
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