If you've not a university person yourself, perhaps you won't understand why I loved my time at uni so much. Basically it was the people. At school I was always quite shy and reserved, but uni didn't give me much of a chance. With various discos and party nights, there wasn't time to be shy (or do any work, see result above...) and of course Marc & Matt weren't going let me sit home alone. We had Drag Discos, Fancy Dress, Top Bands. And of course FNO.
What I think of when I think of uni is The Union, a large rambling multi-storey building which hosted all the ents, and ran the welfare and good-being of each student. Forget lectures, BB building. Even Austin Powers (you need to have been there). The Union is the University of Surrey, so much so, that I gave back a couple of services.