Staff profiles

We value our staff and their opinions. Check out our staff profiles below to get an insight into what it's like to work here.

Professor Ravi Silva

Head of the Advanced Technology Institute

"I arrived in 1995 and was immediately attracted by the fact that Surrey is an open university that allows you to reach your full potential, judging you only on what you do. If you work hard you are
rewarded."

"We are lucky to be the number one Electronic Engineering department in the country and our links with industry allow us to deliver work that is applicable and beneficial to humanity. I passionately believe in making a difference and at Surrey we do research to serve society, not just for the sake of it."

"We have an approachable and inspirational VC and the short channels we have from the bottom to the top really do shape people's lives and careers. That continues to encourage myself, my colleagues and our students."

Professor Graham Miller

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

"I've been at Surrey for quite a few years now, having joined as a lecturer, and then being promoted to full professor and now Executive Dean of the largest faculty at the University. The size of the University, plus its campus configuration means that it is possible to know everyone and so to get things done quickly. While we always want to be better, I know we’re a lot more entrepreneurial, more dynamic than other institutions."

"The quality of students here is high. They are interesting to work with and truly international. That brings a different perspective and opens doors for research. There's always something new coming up, an invitation or an idea to pursue."

"I wasn't sure if I could achieve everything I wanted in the UK, I thought I was going to have to move abroad, but I have always felt that if you have an idea that is good enough, then Surrey will back it."