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 — Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Staff Excellence, Welcome Remarks, 16 December 2020

Good evening. I am delighted to welcome you all to this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Awards. We are meeting in unusual circumstances this year – although perhaps our online celebrations really don’t qualify as ‘unusual’ anymore?!


Speech — First Annual Daphne Jackson Day Celebration (Online), Welcome Remarks, 18 November 2020

Good afternoon! Welcome to our online celebration of the inaugural Daphne Jackson Day. We had hoped to be able to welcome you in person, but I think we are all getting used to finding new ways to share our knowledge and passion. The past nine months or so have made necessity once again the mother […]


Speech — Online Launch of “Charting Surrey’s Post-Covid Rescue, Recovery and Growth” Report, ESRC Festival of Social Science, Welcome remarks, 12 November 2020

Good evening, and welcome! May I extend a particular welcome to Lord Philip Hammond, Chair of the Future Economy Surrey Commission that authorised the report we are launching this evening, to members of the Commission, and to Tim Oliver and other representatives from Surrey County Council.  I would also like to acknowledge the attendance of […]


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