Vice-Chancellor's blog and selected speeches

Updates from the VC’s Office about the work and activities of the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey.

Speech: High Sheriff’s Dinner Opening Address, 25 January 2019

My Lord Lieutenant, High Sheriff, Honoured Judges and District Judges, Mayors and Chairmen, Magistrates and distinguished guests – Good evening. I am delighted to welcome you all to the University of Surrey. This gathering represents the kind of partnership between the academy and community that every University aspires to.

Speech: Surrey Agent Conference Opening Address, 15 January 2019

Good morning! I would like to welcome you all very warmly to Surrey. Your work as our overseas representatives is very important to us, and we are looking forward to telling you more about this special university. We are very proud of our amazing research, award-winning teaching and employability, and talented students.

Blog: A Vice Chancellor of the world: Britain, China, Australia and beyond

What’s it like for a Chinese-born Australian to lead a UK university? I will come to the answer to this question later. In our increasingly interconnected world, national distinctions seem to matter less and less. At one level, this statement seems to contradict the political shifts we have seen in the last couple of years […]

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