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.

Blog — Cultivating our people: staff development and engagement in higher education

“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe In times of change and transformation, it’s our people who are our anchor.


Speech — 1891 Society Lunch: Welcome Remarks, 30 November 2019

Good afternoon and welcome! Thank you for joining us today. Here at Surrey – as at most institutions, large or small – we often try to capture our ‘brand’ in words and images. But really, it is our people who define who we are and build our reputation.  There’s an energy, momentum and ambition to […]


Speech — Surrey Celebration of Research and Innovation Achievements: Remarks, 19 November 2019

Good evening everyone! I am delighted to be here, amongst so many talented people in the research and innovation community at Surrey.  Our excellent researchers and dedicated professional support staff are the reasons why I am really optimistic about our future research. This evening is about celebrating your research excellence and impact on society. 


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