Pro-Vice-Chancellor's Research and Innovation Blog

Updates on Research and Innovation from the Office of Professor David Sampson – Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation

Building An Entrepreneur – opening remarks

It is a delight to participate in this event again this year.  Entrepreneurship and partnership with business is in the DNA of this University and right now, through the refresh of our University Strategy, we are renewing our aspiration to make innovation a mainstream activity at our University – something in which the majority are […]


Surrey Open Research and Transparency Showcase – Opening Remarks

Let me begin by congratulating you all…– Emily Farran, our Academic Lead, Research Culture and Integrity, and the organising team,– Marta Torpor and her PGR team,– Christine Daoutis and the Open Research team,– the Open Research Working Group,– and all today’s presenters. What a diverse group and fascinating set of topics and perspectives you represent. […]


What it means to be a doctoral student and how important they are in the Research and Innovation ecosystem

In this blog, I reflect on what it means to be a doctoral student, how important doctoral students are in the research and innovation ecosystem, and what we are doing to support them during the COVID-19 lockdown and beyond. Importance to the Research and Innovation Base We tend to forget that the concept of the […]


Resilience

So, given all the emails, web pages, articles in The Conversation, in the THE, from UUK, CBI, UKRI, etc. etc., what can I provide that might add a few drops of value to this massive bolus of expert commentary. Well, I have a couple of observations that you can judge as to their utility in […]


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