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  • Anastasios Rossides passes PhD viva

    ineractingwavesCongratulations to Anastasios (Tasos) Rossides for passing his PhD viva today.  Tasos’ thesis topic is “Computing multi-localised structures for some parabolic PDE systems“, supervised by David Lloyd and Sergey Zelik.  The external examiner was Prof Alan Champneys (Bristol) and the internal examiner was Tom Bridges.

  • Alumni Donor Event – A Huge “41k” Thank you!

    The evening of Tuesday 25th November saw ex-Surrey (/Battersea polytechnic) students gather in the Rik Medlik building to hear about the projects and good work their donations had enabled.

    There were presentations from the following speakers:-

    • Jim Glover – welcome & university overview
    • Chris Proudman – School of Veterinary Medicine
    • Maz Hussien – SU President
    • A student “Thank you” film clip

    This was followed by an exhibition in Lakeside Restaurant, where guests could see and here about the work achieved through the generous support alumni had offered and hear first-hand about exciting University developments.

    The Student Support Director and Money Advice Team was there to say a huge thank you for all the help provided to students in financial difficulty through the Annual Fund.

  • Supping With A Long Spoon?

    My former organisation, Save the Children[i], is in hot water for bestowing a “Global Legacy Award” on former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair for his contribution to relieving global poverty. According to The Guardian over 200 Save the Children staff have signed a letter questioning the charity’s decision, saying it is “morally reprehensible” and endangers Save the Children’s credibility globally; an online petition calling for Save the Children to revoke the award has so far attracted nearly 110,000 signatures. How could things go so horribly wrong for such a well-respected international charity?

  • Optimise your LinkedIn profile

    LinkedIn is the largest professional network, offering fantastic opportunities to connect with industry professionals in your field. There are 322 million professionals on LinkedIn spanning across over 200 countries and territories.

    LinkedIn provides you with a professional profile, not unlike an online CV. However, this is not the only feature LinkedIn offers. You can connect with individuals you’ve worked with, join groups of like-minded individuals and network, share your expertise with LinkedIn blog posts and keep up with latest industry developments.

    LinkedIn isn’t just for when you’re job-hunting…

    Profile optimisation

    1)      Customise your profile URL

  • 传说中的圣诞节又要来了

    这才是十一月 ,town center 就有了圣诞节的味道,各大品牌都有discount,各式的促销活动就这样开始了,所以中国来的童鞋们不用带太多衣服,打折时衣服还是很便宜的。下面的照片是town center最大的商场Friary 的圣诞节的装饰,各种彩灯就这样隆重登场了。
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    上周的 “Christmas light switch-on event”吸引了很多人参加,大家都想感受一下节日的气氛,在town center有灯盏的倒计时牌,大家可以想象,身边的魔幻的灯突然亮起,是一种什么样子的心情。好多都是全家集体出动,Guildford又变成了人山人海。还有现场唱歌的舞台,一片节日的氛围。
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    大家有时间也可以去town center 参观下灯盏,感受一下圣诞节的气氛。还没有来Surrey的朋友,明年可以去看一看,很有意思的。

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