Vice-Chancellor's blog

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

Reflections on the role of Vice-Chancellor

The new academic year is upon us – the beginning of my third full academic year as Surrey’s Vice-Chancellor. After a brief summertime break, September means it’s time to hit the ground running. A VC’s year is challenging, exciting, unpredictable, unbelievably busy, fascinating, rewarding, exhausting….and more! In this blog, I’d like to share some insight […]

The higher education sector: Challenges and opportunities

“They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”  Confucius must have been thinking of Higher Education (HE) when he wrote this. As for so many sectors in today’s fast-moving and unpredictable world, change is our only landmark. It may be a cliché to claim that change brings challenges and opportunities in equal measure, […]