Surrey Alumni and Philanthropy

Official blog from the University of Surrey’s Alumni and Development Office. Connecting Graduates to the University, fellow alumni and current students.

aMAYzing Alumni – Nick Amott

Nick Amott – Volunteer of the Year 2018 Nick graduated from Surrey with a BSc in Chemical Engineering in 1978. He has worked for global engineering and construction company Fluor for more than 35 years and is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the University. He has been named as Volunteer of the […]


aMAYzing alumni – Robert Gryn

Robert Gryn – winner of Young Achiever Award 2018 Robert Gryn, who graduated with a BSc Entrepreneurship in Technology in 2008, is at 31 CEO and owner of CodeWise, the second fastest growing company in Europe (FT1000). CodeWise is a highly profitable AdTech company that develops smart traffic and tracking tools for performance marketers. In […]


aMAYzing Alumni – Andrew Keates

Andrew Keates – Young Achiever of the Year 2018 (2/3) Andrew graduated from Guildford School of Acting (GSA) with a BA in Musical Theatre in 2009. He is an acclaimed theatre director who has directed and produced many productions in the West End and regionally, as well as taught internationally. He co-ran the Landor Theatre for […]


aMAYzing Alumni – Lydia Walpole

Lydia Walpole – Young Achiever of the Year 2018 (1/3) Lydia graduated from Surrey with a MEng in Civil Engineering in 2010. She was chartered within four years of graduating and, in 2012, she became the first female contractor to be selected as the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) President’s Apprentice. In 2015, she won the […]


aMAYzing alumni: Dr Prasanna Sooriakumaran

Dr Prasanna Sooriakumaran – Alumni Achievement Award 2018 Prasanna graduated from Surrey with a PhD in Prostate Cancer in 2006. He is a leader in prostate cancer surgery at University College London Hospital, the largest centre for robotic prostate surgery in the UK. He is among a handful of UK surgeons performing the novel robotic […]


aMAYzing Alumni – Professor David Lane

Professor David Lane – Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 David graduated from Surrey with a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1984. David’s contribution to the field of applied psychology is outstanding – both in terms of longevity and impact. He has been involved in innovative work to support young people and enhance developments in education for much […]


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