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In the fast lane Meet Formula 1 entrepreneur Craig Pollock Travel notes Kate Rudd sends a postcard from Jeddah “Anyone seen A ROCK LEGEND?� Tony Collins shares some treasured memories of Strathclyde

Our sporting heroes

Olympic glory sees us looking forward to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

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A bright future


t gives me great pride to write this introduction at a time when Britain is still basking in the glow of Olympic and Paralympic success. To see so many talented Scots, including Strathclyde swimmer Robbie Renwick, competing on the world stage is testament to our nation’s growing sports culture. At Strathclyde, we were pleased to play our part by offering our sports facility in Stepps as an Olympic training ground. The eyes of the world will be on Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games in two years’ time, and there has never been a better moment to take stock of our many achievements. The city is carving a niche as a leader in renewable energy, and as a leading international technological university, much of that expertise is centred here at Strathclyde. Just last year, The Economist marked the University out as a key driver for the resurgence in engineering, energy and technology activity in the UK. A small selection of recent breakthroughs can be found in the news pages, and there are many more to come. As we go to press, I am delighted to tell you the University has been shortlisted for four prestigious awards by the Times Higher Education magazine, including UK University of the Year and Entrepreneurial University of the Year. I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to our inspiring community of alumni and supporters who continue to strengthen the University. Our success is your success, so thank you. Professor Sir Jim McDonald Principal and Vice-Chancellor

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The View from Here

Craig Pollock shares his thoughts on entrepreneurship and engineering success 6


From energy innovation to space research, Strathclyde powers ahead 12

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As a summer of sport closes, Strathclyde’s star athletes look ahead to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow


As I Remember It

Tony Collins recalls some colourful memories of life at Strathclyde 20

Travel Notes

Kate Rudd provides an insight into life in Jeddah 22

What’s Happening

The latest alumni events 24



Catch up with former classmates 26

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And so can you… exploring the value of scholarships 28

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Craig Pollock

Jordanhill graduate and Formula 1 entrepreneur Craig Pollock shares his taste for life in the fast lane


t may seem odd to state this in the magazine of my alma mater, but I was probably Jordanhill’s most lazy student. School and college to me were boring, not because I didn’t want to learn, but because I was driven to make my mark on the world and I didn’t quite know how I wanted to do that. All I knew was that I wanted to make my own way.

In high school I was thrown out of French class for not listening and told I would never speak French. An accusation like that is a strong motivator for a defiant young man, and I moved to Switzerland aged 17 determined to learn another language just because someone said I couldn’t. I learned Swiss German working as a night porter and I am now fluent in German and French – I also have a good working knowledge of Japanese, Finnish and Italian. Scotland seemed a dreich, miserable place to me in the ’70s, and as an aspiring entrepreneur – albeit an entrepreneur without a plan – I couldn’t wait to spread my wings. Returning to Scotland, I trained as a PE teacher at Jordanhill, as it was then, and after a few years teaching I returned to Switzerland with my wife and took up a position as Director of Sport at the Collège Beausoleil in Villars. One of my students was a young man named Jacques Villeneuve, who had been sent to the college following the death of his father, Formula 1 driver Gilles Villeneuve. Jacques and I shared a passion for skiing and we became good friends. After five years at Beausoleil I decided to go into the sports business, and set up my own company marketing Yamaha

products for Europe and Japan. A chance encounter at the Suzuka circuit reunited me with Jacques, and he persuaded me to manage his budding career as a race driver. The next few years were a blur of adrenalin. Jacques won the prestigious Indy Car Series’ Indy 500 race in ’95 before relocating to Europe, where I moved him into Williams Grand Prix and made my own move in Formula 1. I set up an F1 team in 1998 and sold it to Honda four years later. I had discovered the thrill of entrepreneurship: I loved the marketing and construction of a new business, the risk taking and the sheer adrenalin rush. Formula 1 was like skiing – it was all about going as fast as you can. It was a real thrill and I was initially blinded by the glitz and glamour. You make a fantastic living but I soon realised that you can’t just take and take in this life – we have to be realistic about what we’re leaving our kids. I saw the opportunity to make a meaningful change, and engine design was it. In 2011 I set up engineering company Propulsion Universelle et Récupération d’Energie, based in Switzerland. The motoring industry

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today faces an interesting challenge, as new regulations mean you have to use 40 per cent . less fuel to cut your carbon uk/sen footprint. We’re utilising an energy- efficient powertrain and hybrid system to create clean combustion engines for the 2014 F1 season. Pioneering a sustainable technology like this and helping to bring it into the mainstream is a meaningful legacy for me. However I won’t be hypocritical about it: I’m launching at F1 because I also want to make a living. I’m not Scottish for nothing! As for Scotland, times have changed a lot since the ’70s, and I think a new generation of entrepreneurs is just what’s needed to boost the economy and inject some more positivity.

“I had discovered the thrill of entrepreneurship: I loved the marketing and construction of a new business, the risk taking and the sheer adrenalin rush.”

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Strathclyde to host Confucius Institute


Scotland-wide centre for the promotion of Chinese language and culture is to be based at the University. The Confucius Institute will offer support to schools around Scotland in their teaching of Chinese language and culture. It will initially work with 12 existing Confucius classroom hubs, with the intention of expanding the network in primary and secondary schools across the country. Its home will be the University-based SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages, part of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, announced plans for the Institute at an event at Strathclyde attended by Mme Xu Lin, Director General of Hanban – the Chinese government department for Confucius Institutes worldwide, and Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal of the University.

Mr Russell said: “The Scottish Government is delighted that the Hanban has agreed to confer on Scotland’s National Centre for Languages at Strathclyde the title of Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools. The Scottish Government takes very seriously our duty to ensure that Scottish schools prepare young people so they can flourish and succeed in the globalised, multilingual world.” Sir Jim added: “The Confucius Institute will play an essential role in strengthening Scotland’s links with China. As a leading international technological university, we believe it is vital for students to have an international outlook to support them throughout their careers in business, industry and the professions. The Institute will support this mission at an early stage by reaching out to schools and informing teacher education.”



New technology to transform blood processing A pioneering surgical blood salvage technology developed at Strathclyde is set to transform the way major surgery is carried out by reducing blood loss in patients. HemoSep is set to revolutionise the health care sector after gaining the CE mark and receiving Canadian national approval, following highly successful clinical trials in the world-leading University of Kirikkale University Hospital in Ankara, Turkey. The device is designed to recover blood spilled during open-heart and major trauma surgery and concentrate the blood cells for transfusion back to the patient. This process, known as autotransfusion, reduces the volume of donor blood required and the problems associated with transfusion reaction. In clinical trials, which were carried out in more than 100 open-heart surgery operations, use of the HemoSep device significantly reduced the need for blood transfusions together with preservation of normal clotting mechanisms and a reduction in the inflammatory reaction often encountered after such surgical procedures. Professor Terry Gourlay (pictured below), who led the development of the technology at the University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, said: “This is a fantastic example of real collaboration between the University of Strathclyde and the medical device industry to take this device from concept to clinical delivery. “The introduction of HemoSep to the medical device field will make a significant difference to people’s lives and greatly reduce the cost and risks associated with blood transfusions.” ABOVE Pupils in the Confucius classroom at Hillhead High School, Glasgow

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Energy NEWS University welcomes £50 million energy technology centre


trathclyde has been instrumental in bringing a worldleading hub of renewable energy expertise to Glasgow. Visiting the University, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced that the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult centre – a £50 million renewable energy technology hub – will have its headquarters in the city. The Centre will bring together world-class experts to develop innovative technologies that will reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy and help to transform the UK into a low carbon economy. The bid for the Catapult was developed by a UK-wide consortium including the Carbon Trust, the National Renewable Energy Centre, and Ocean Energy Innovation – a group of major players in renewables which includes the University. It will receive up to £10 million per year over five years from the Technology Strategy Board. “I am delighted that this truly collaborative bid has been successful,” said the Principal, Professor Sir Jim McDonald, who is also Chair of the Energy Technology Partnership. “By securing the UK Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, the country will build on our already globally competitive reputation for advances in renewable technology and deployment. Our world-class research base offers distinct advantages and will accelerate industrial innovation. We will help to develop and drive the industry over the next 10 years and beyond.” The Catapult will have its headquarters in Scottish Enterprise’s Industry Engagement Building, which will be built adjacent to the University’s new £89 million Technology and Innovation Centre in the heart of the city. Sir Jim added: “Strathclyde’s strategic commitment as a leading international technological university has been central to the positioning of Glasgow as a global hub for innovation and research in offshore renewable energy and power engineering more generally. “This investment will make us one of the largest concentrations of research, education and knowledge exchange in power and energy technologies in the world.”

Below Vince Cable (far left) meets wind energy experts Professors David Infield and Bill Leithead, and Strathclyde’s Principal, Sir Jim McDonald



Strathclyde nominated for four Times Higher Education Awards

ABOVE An artist’s impression of the Industry Engagement Building where the ORE Catapult will be based

The University of Strathclyde has been shortlisted in four categories of the prestigious annual Times Higher Education Awards. The University is in the running for the UK University of the Year and Entrepreneurial University of the Year titles and is also in contention for the Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers and Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community awards. The news builds on the University’s success in last year’s awards, when it won the Research Project of the Year title for an innovative lighting system that can kill hospital superbugs. The annual Times Higher Education awards single out universities who uphold and exceed the standard of excellence. The University of the Year title is awarded for exceptional performance in the past academic year, while the Entrepreneurial University of the Year award recognises an environment and culture that “fosters enterprising

thinking” and delivers “significant entrepreneurial impact” regionally, nationally and internationally. Strathclyde’s place in the Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers category highlights activities within the Pathways to Research Enterprise Programme, including Enterprise Academy – a residential course promoting entrepreneurship which develops transferable skills – and the University’s Enterprise Challenge competition. The work of Strathclyde Law Clinic earned the University its shortlisting in the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community category. The Law Clinic, which is run largely by students, offers representation to people who would otherwise have no access to legal advice and recently took on its 1000th case since it was established in 2003. The winners of the Times Higher Education Awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on 29 November.

the new generation Strathclyde will train a new generation of postgraduate students in future technologies as part of a new Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy. Working at the heart of industry, the postgraduates will work with global leaders including EDF Energy, Shell and Rolls-Royce, training in everything from designing costefficient new wind turbine blades to testing the latest wave energy technology. The students will primarily be based within a sponsoring company, spending around 75 per cent of their time there, following a four-year programme leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD). The centre was made possible thanks to a £6.5 million investment from the Energy Technologies Institute and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. It will see Strathclyde working in partnership with the Universities of Edinburgh and Exeter to deliver high quality training to the future leaders of renewable technology companies.

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NEWS LEFT & BELOW Dr Massimiliano Vasile (right) and Thomas Sinn from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering work on their groundbreaking energy beam technology

Stealing solar energy from space


olar power gathered in space could provide the renewable energy of the future thanks to innovative research being carried out by Strathclyde engineers. Researchers have tested equipment which could allow solar panels to collect energy and transfer it back to earth through microwaves or lasers. The potential applications of the technology are enormous, allowing energy to be sent to remote areas of the world that are difficult to reach by traditional means. It could also provide crucial power to areas struck by natural disaster. Research leader Dr Massimiliano Vasile, of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, said: “Space provides a fantastic source for collecting solar power and we have the advantage of being able to gather it regardless of the time of the day or indeed the weather conditions. “By using either microwaves or lasers we would be able to beam the energy back down to earth, directly to specific areas. This would provide a reliable, quality source of energy and would remove the need for storing energy coming from renewable sources on the ground as it would provide a constant delivery of solar energy.” The breakthrough was supported by other pioneering space work at Strathclyde, including an innovative ‘space web’ experiment with the University of Glasgow and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, which demonstrated that large structures could be built on top of a light-weight spinning web, paving the way for the solar panel platforms. Strathclyde encourages students to get involved in this growing area of research through programmes such as StrathSEDS (Strathclyde Students for the Exploration and Development of Space). Supported by the Alumni Fund, StrathSEDS gives students the opportunity to take part in developing a wide spectrum of space technologies, including futuristic micro-spacecraft.


Strathclyde announces German collaboration in laser research


ABOVE The Technology and Innovation Centre has already attracted world-class partners

Europe’s largest contract research organisation, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, is to set up its UK headquarters at the University of Strathclyde. The new Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, created in collaboration with the University, will form a hub for industry-driven laser research and technology for a variety of sectors including healthcare, security, energy and transport. In addition, the Fraunhofer Centre will be based in the University’s world-class Technology and Innovation Centre, which was launched in March last year and is transforming the way universities, business and industry collaborate to find solutions to global challenges, create jobs and support the economy. The news marks the latest in a series of new partnerships for the University, including a collaboration with South Korea as its exclusive European research partner on its global research and commercialisation programme, an entrepreneurship programme with the bank of Santander and a host of technology research centres detailed on pages 8-9.

University Principal awarded knighthood Professor Sir Jim McDonald, the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours. Sir Jim, who has been Principal since 2009, has been honoured for his services to education, engineering and the economy. In a letter to staff congratulating the Principal, the Chancellor Lord Hope of Craighead said: “Sir Jim’s tireless commitment to his discipline and to the University, and his outstanding contribution to economic development, have brought distinction not only on himself but on the University of Strathclyde too.” Sir Jim said: “I am proud to be a ‘Strathclyder’ through and through, and I am equally proud of what our University has achieved for Scotland and on the international scene. “I regard this honour as recognition not just for me, but for the University. This would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of my wife and family, my colleagues and our other partners in higher education, the public sector and industry. “We have strengthened our position as a leading international technological university that produces high quality graduates and world-class research which is focused on turning knowledge into social value and economic benefit for Scotland and the wider world.”

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Inspiring our next gold medallists

London has had its turn, and now all eyes are on Glasgow as it prepares to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Chiara Pannozzo explores Strathclyde’s sporting successes


ncreased physical education hours built into the Scottish National Curriculum. The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Whether or not we’re perceived as a sporting nation, the UK has decided to get physical. With aspirations to inspire future generations, the current spotlight on sport isn’t just aimed at the nation’s up-and-coming athletes. The research report ‘How Active Is Your Child?’ – conducted by the University of Strathclyde and Newcastle University – has exposed an obesity time bomb. An active lifestyle seems to have fallen by the wayside, the study warns. Where children should be participating in 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day, in reality they are managing only 20 minutes. With concerns mounting over the future wellbeing of our nation, British sporting life needed a shot in the arm, and they don’t come much more inspiring than our impressive medal haul at the Olympics and Paralympics. With Scottish athletes repeatedly gracing the podium, the stage is also well and truly set for an exciting Commonwealth Games in two years’ time.

Both events have been designed to leave a legacy, with organisers and health authorities hoping that gold, silver and bronze medal glory will rub off on a future generation. “You can tell the event has been designed with this in mind,” says Mark Covell, Strathclyde alumnus and Olympics Venue Media Manager for Horse Guards Parade. “Even the branding is inspiring. Part of London’s successful bid was to increase awareness of sport for our youngsters and make them see it is a great thing to do. “There is a real lack of engagement from young girls in sport, which is why I was so pleased to see that Britain’s first two gold medals were won by women – what a way to inspire the next generation to get involved in sport.” Stepping up The scale of the London 2012 Olympics eclipsed the city itself. Turning to its neighbours north of the border, London used the University of Strathclyde’s outdoor sports facilities at Stepps as a training ground for the football fixtures. The venue, which

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comprises five football pitches, two rugby pitches and one synthetic turf hockey field, welcomed European and world champions Spain, among others, for Olympic training. To create a fit-for-purpose venue, the pavilion at Stepps was adapted to provide areas for drug testing, medical treatment and media, allowing the facility to function in the same way as any other Olympic venue. The fact that Stepps was chosen to support the biggest sporting event in British history is testament to the high standard of the University’s facilities. From Stepps being used as a training ground, to worldclass football teams battling it out for medals at the National Stadium, hosting the Olympic football tournament gave Glasgow a first taste of what it will be like to welcome some of the world’s sporting heroes at the Commonwealth Games in 2014. And it’s a challenge that Strathclyde and the city of Glasgow are more than ready to meet.

Left Both the USA women’s football team (left) and the Spain national squad (below) used Strathclyde’s facilities at Stepps during the Olympics

“The transformation of Stratford for the London event has been incredible, and I think the Commonwealth Games will result in Glasgow reinventing itself” Sporting culture The University of Strathclyde’s achievement with Stepps reflects the sporting culture that exists within the University. “Strathclyde has been supporting Olympic athletes for more than 50 years and with staff who have competed and coached at international level, the Centre for Sport and Recreation is well placed to support elite athletes with high aspirations in sport and academia,” says Niall Sturrock, Head of the Centre. “With students and graduates having represented the incredibly successful Team GB in London, we are looking forward to a significant Strathclyde presence at Glasgow 2014.” And with one million tickets expected to go on sale for the Commonwealth Games in 2014, Glasgow will get the chance to show the world just how committed it is to leaving its mark on the future of sport in Scotland. Now that London has had its time, all eyes will be on Glasgow as it prepares to show the world why it was chosen to host this amazing event. “Glasgow is definitely the right city to host the Commonwealth Games,” says Mark Covell. “It’s a vibrant city, with so much going on. I think it will really embrace the opportunity. The transformation of Stratford for the London event has been incredible, and I think the Commonwealth Games will result in Glasgow reinventing itself. “The legacy that has been left in London: the increased transport links, employment opportunities and new facilities for the public are all there, and people are taking advantage of it. Although the Olympics are bigger in scale, having seen the preparations already underway in Glasgow, I think they will deliver a world-class event. There’s a lasting legacy if you get it right – people will be talking about it for years to come.” (L-R) Helen Scott (pilot) and Aileen McGlynn of Great Britain celebrate on day four of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Velodrome in London. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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Sports reports His coveted job as Olympic News Service Editor takes him around the world. Strathclyde People meets alumnus Mick Reid HOW DID YOUR STUDIES LEAD YOU TO YOUR DREAM JOB? I moved to Glasgow from Melbourne to do a Masters in Cultural Studies. I only intended to spend a year in Glasgow, but 10 years later, I’m still based here – it’s such a vibrant city. From there I split my time between working at the Scottish Centre for Journalism and the Daily Record. I did that for about six years, then started working on large scale sporting events. Sport has always been a real passion of mine so working in this area is a dream come true. WHERE HAS A CAREER IN SPORTS JOURNALISM TAKEN YOU? It has allowed me to travel all over the world – I worked on the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, plus two rugby World Cups in France and New Zealand. I also try to get back to Melbourne whenever I can, so spend a lot of time on the move. It’s well worth the effort though. HOW WERE YOU INVOLVED IN THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS? As Olympics News Service Editor, I managed a team of more than 600 people with the sole purpose of getting news out into the public forum. By the end of the Games, we had issued more than 12,000 items, flash quotes, reviews and previews. For the duration of the Olympics, we were the largest news agency, and we offered blanket coverage of the event.

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS HAS DONE FOR SPORT IN BRITAIN? The main reason that London won the Olympic bid was because of its promise to provide a legacy beyond the Games. I started working at Olympic Park three months before the Games started, so I could see exactly what they were investing in that promise. They took over an industrial wasteland and transformed it into a fantastic sports facility that is there for the public to use – future medallists will be able to train in the same facilities that catered to some of the world’s best athletes. The process has also given a real boost to the regeneration of the east end of London. IT WILL SOON BE GLASGOW’S TURN TO HOST THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES. DO YOU THINK IT’S THE RIGHT CITY TO HOST THIS EVENT? Definitely – Glasgow has a strong sporting culture, and you can already see that people are excited about it. Glasgow will benefit from the Commonwealth Games just as London did from the Olympics – in the long term I think it will bring more hope to the youth of the area.

On track for glory This summer, Strathclyde Alumna of the Year AND Sport Hall OF FAME RECIPIENT Aileen McGlynn OBE wOn Silver AND BRONZE AT THE LONDON PARALYMPICS. AILEEN SHARES HER STORY Ten years ago, trainee actuary and former Strathclyde student Aileen McGlynn watched as Sir Chris Hoy won gold at the Manchester Commonwealth Games. Having recently discovered her own talent for cycling, Aileen was inspired. “I made some enquiries via the British Cycling website and was invited to Manchester Velodrome to try out. At the time I had never ridden a tandem or on track, but they teamed me up with champion cyclist Barney Storey and asked us to do a Flying 200m Tandem. They wanted to see how fast we could go, and to everyone’s surprise we broke the world record!” Aileen – who was born partially sighted and races ‘tandem’ with a sighted athlete acting as pilot – has since gone on to carve an astonishing career. At the 2004 Paralympics, Aileen and pilot Ellen Hunter won gold and silver medals, breaking the world record in the 1km time trial. Two golds followed in Beijing

in the 1km time trial and 3km Pursuit, along with a world record time in the 1km. This summer, Aileen and new pilot Helen Scott took silver in the 1km time trial, coming achingly close to a gold, and won bronze in the 3km Pursuit. “It was an amazing experience to have 6,000 people cheering us on and millions watching it live,” says Aileen. “The noise in the velodrome was so deafening we could hardly hear the bell in the last lap of the 1km time trial! You just had to keep pedaling and hope for the best. I was disappointed not to win Gold, but I am now aiming towards Glasgow 2014 and the Rio Paralympics.” Now 39, and one of the most decorated athletes in Paralympics GB, Aileen has some advice for the next generation hoping to compete at Glasgow 2014: “Success doesn’t come easy for even the most gifted athletes – keep training hard, give it 100 per cent, and you will be rewarded.”

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Going for gold “It was an amazing feeling to have so many people cheering me on. At one point 15,000 people were in the stadium, shouting my name – it was quite overwhelming.” a career. Then I competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where I won the gold medal for the 200m freestyle relay and silver in the 4x200m freestyle. And then most recently, I competed in the London 2012 Olympics. How did that feel? It was an amazing feeling to have so many people cheering me on. At one point 15,000 people were in the stadium, shouting my name – it was quite overwhelming. Four years have passed since the Beijing Olympic Games and I feel I have matured as a swimmer since then. Getting into the final of the 2012 Olympics and sitting next to Ryan Lochte, a world record holder, does teach you a lot. What do you study at Strathclyde? I study sports engineering, which is a brilliant course. It’s really varied, and marrying the two subjects together works well. I took a year out last year to concentrate on training for the Olympic Games, so I’m now looking forward to going into third year, and getting back into my studies.


world-class swimmer, Strathclyde student Robbie Renwick’s passion for this sport started at the age of four. But even he couldn’t have predicted that one day he would be sitting next to world record holder Ryan Lochte at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Robbie talked to Strathclyde People and told us that hearing 15,000 people shouting your name can leave you a little awestruck. You were only four years old when you started swimming. When did you realise you had so much potential? Although I started swimming when I was very young, I didn’t think about doing it professionally until I was a teenager. I was 17 when I first represented Britain at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, and that’s when I realised that I was good at it and I could turn it into

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Is it a challenge, balancing university with your training regime? Yes, it’s really hard work. I train almost 30 hours a week, so fitting my studies in around that is challenging. I have to be very disciplined to make sure that I get all my course work done on time. But I don’t ever compromise my training – swimming is a short career, so I always need to give it 100 per cent. This means that I need to make the time for university over and above my training. But I love being a student at Strathclyde, and the University is very supportive. It’s nice to represent a university that is so proud of my achievements. What does a typical training session involve? It spans out across the whole day. I start by getting up at 4.45am, and I’m at the pool by 5.15am. I train for two and a half hours, before heading home and eating a lot of food. After that, I’ll hit the gym at 11am, where I train for a further two hours. I’ll then make sure I’m back at the pool at 5pm to swim for another two and a half hours. With swimming it’s all or nothing, you can’t put a half-hearted effort in. Your competitors will be doing more so you have to find your advantage somewhere. You’ve got to train harder and try to be stronger to get the edge. That’s why I train as hard as I do. What’s the next big event you will be competing in? The 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be my next big focus. As a Scottish swimmer who lives, trains and studies in Glasgow, what could be better than winning a gold medal here? That really would be the icing on the cake!

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Burning bright Carrying the torch wasn’t only an honour for David MacPherson– it’s also made him a local hero “I would have travelled to the moon to carry that torch if they had asked me,” says David MacPherson, Supervisor at the University’s Centre for Sport and Recreation. A true sportsman, one of the things David most enjoys about his job is the opportunity to work out every day. He said: “So many people have to cram the gym in before or after work, but I get to spend my day exercising – it’s a bit like living the dream,” he says. This passion for all things sporting – David plays shinty, and also coaches badminton and running – helped David to fight off testicular cancer three years ago, and he has since gone on to raise awareness of the disease. His dedication inspired work colleagues to nominate him as an Olympic torchbearer. David carried the torch in Banchory, Aberdeenshire, cheered on by friends and family. “The whole experience was very overwhelming,” David recalls. “When I was running with the torch, I looked over and saw a tear in my mum’s eye. That just added to the emotion.” But for David, the experience went beyond carrying the torch: “There were some amazing people up there with me, showing the nation how proud we are to be British. I don’t see this happening again in my lifetime, which made it all the more special. I think the Olympics has given the whole country a boost.” It’s also given David’s own profile a boost: “I recently visited my old primary school to talk to the kids about carrying the Olympic torch – it made me feel like a bit of a celebrity!” David hopes Glasgow 2014 will inspire the next generation of sports fans, but as for London 2012, his memories aren’t his only memento: “My colleagues did a whip-round and bought my torch for me. I really do work with a great bunch of people!”

Rising star Strathclyde student, David Smith is set to reach new heights at the Commonwealth Games in 2014. One to watch, he talks to Strathclyde People about balancing student life with a blossoming sporting career “I really enjoy the Sport and Physical Activity course at Strathclyde, and studying part-time helps to break-up my training routine. Although it’s nice to focus on other things from time-to-time, I make sure I train five days a week – you need to put in that level of commitment to make it as an athlete. “I can’t say I always wanted to be a high jumper. I was your typical little boy, I loved all sports – running around was when I was at my happiest. When I was nine years old I went to an athletics club. Even though I was one of the shortest children there, I really enjoyed the hurdles. Unfortunately, I got injured, which meant I couldn’t compete for almost a year. But a growth spurt meant I came back twice as tall, which is when my interest turned to high jumping. “My high jumping career developed a little later, but that hasn’t held me back. Three years ago I was ranked first in Scotland at two-metre level. With a further three years training behind me, I’m now pushing top two in the UK, so I’m pretty much ready to start competing in major sporting events. Last year, I competed in the European Athletics Under-23 Championships. At the start of the year I didn’t even dream of getting there, so although I didn’t win anything, I was pleased that I made the grade in the first place. It was a great learning experience – it’s a very intense environment to be in for a week, but it prepares you for competing in the future. I now feel like I’ve got a better idea of how big tournaments work, which helps to settle my nerves a little. “Recently, I was lucky enough to be able to train with British Olympic high jumper, Robbie Grabarz, who is phenomenal. Now that I’m good enough to be training with this calibre of athlete, I’m hopeful that I’ll be representing Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. But in the meantime, I’ll be focusing on the 2014 Commonwealth Games. I’ve already made the entry grade, so as long as I don’t get injured I’ll be there. If I continue to improve, I’m really hopeful that I’ll be able to get Scotland a medal in my home city.”

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As I remember it Tony Collins’ student days taught him to master his science, give back to society, meet new people – and never trust a rock star

Looking back at my student days at Strathclyde, one memory particularly stands out: taking a taxi round the city centre in search for The Who lead guitarist Pete Townshend. It was 1969 and in my capacity as Dance Convener at the Students’ Union I had worked hard to bring the rock band – back then on the brink of major fame – to Glasgow. It had all been going very well. I’d booked The Who through the usual agents to perform at our Saturday night dance, and Pete, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon and John Entwistle duly turned up, ready to set up on Saturday morning. I went in early, excited to get preparations up and running, and we ran through the usual sound checks and planning. With the stage set, conversation turned to where the band could get a bite to eat, and I was happy to recommend some nearby restaurants. Roger, Keith and John all wanted Indian food, while Pete wanted Chinese food, so they split up around 5pm and I stayed behind to finish overseeing preparations. At 7.30pm students started to pour through the doors ahead of the performance at 10, and three of the band returned from dinner – without Pete. I watched nervously, as the clock turned 8 and then 9. Finally, I realised I had no option but to order two taxis and with one of my helpers, Bill Drennan, we scoured the city centre. The taxi driver gave me quite a look when I jumped in with the instruction “Just drive around, I’m looking for Pete Townshend.” After about 15 minutes we drove down Sauchiehall Street and there, standing completely unnoticed at a bus stop outside the Locarno dance hall, was Pete. He was at least heading in the right direction! The show went off without a hitch and all the effort was more than repaid; their performance was absolutely outstanding. People had been very excited about seeing The Who, so the Union was packed out, and even today when I meet fellow alumni at reunions they tell me “I was there!” I’ve been back to see the Union a few times on my visits to Glasgow, and of course it’s changed a lot now, but it still holds some great memories. In many ways it set the tone for my career. I have always been quite a sociable and gregarious person, and from my student days with the Union and the Student Representative Council to my current work on the committees of various Learned Societies I have always wanted to roll my sleeves up and give something back. I picked up a number of skills, including commercial, management and leadership experience, which all served me well in my career. The course itself was also incredibly useful, and I have a former Professor of Strathclyde to thank for setting me

on my way. When I left school in Glasgow I got a job as a lab assistant in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Royal College. When Dr Brian Caddy arrived from Sheffield I was assigned as his technician, and he saw potential in me. With his encouragement, I signed up for my degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry and then went on to complete my PhD. Dr Caddy later became a Professor in the Department of Forensic Science and we have maintained a lifelong friendship. I was lucky in that being a mature student I had a practical grounding and lab skills that helped me settle quickly into student life. I threw myself into my studies and my various committee roles, both of which introduced me to some wonderful friends and brought me out of my comfort zone.

“My recruiters were surprised and delighted to find a candidate who could not only spell ‘organophosphonates’ but also knew how they worked!” Near the end of my PhD research I opened up the newspaper one morning and spotted a job advert for a water treatment chemist in Burnham, Slough. I was undertaking my PhD in organophosphorus chemistry, which back then was a niche area coming into the market for water treatment applications. My recruiters were surprised and delighted to find a candidate who could not only spell ‘organophosphonates’ but also knew how they worked! I joined the business in 1973 and progressed to Chief Chemist and Research Manager before taking redundancy when the research group was transferred to Manchester. I joined an analytical consultancy but was left hanging when the company was bought over. It was not however a wasted experience: it had given me experience in the consultancy world, and I realised I could forge a career as a consultant. I formed Applied Chemical Technology and still run the business today. My lifelong involvement with committees and charities has served me well in my career and my business. While setting up Applied Chemical Technology I was invited to be an expert on a mission with the UN on water treatment in India. I relished this opportunity to travel extensively across this incredible country visiting New Delhi, Madras, Calcutta and Bombay and many more locations. Now back in the Home Counties and still busy with work and other charitable commitments, it often strikes me that many of my life’s passions began with the Royal College/Strathclyde and the early guidance of one of its most eminent professors.

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Travel Notes

Remembrance Day at the Counsulate General – I’m wearing my civilian Iraq Reconstruction medal.

Jeddah Kate Elmes Rudd shares her experiences as the British Consul General in Western Saudi Arabia


have always been interested in travel, but I guess you could say I was truly bitten by the bug during my studies at Strathclyde. I moved to Glasgow from the south west of England and immediately joined the International Students Club, much to the amusement of the other students! Although not an international student myself, I was keen to mix with people from different countries and learn fresh new ideas. These experiences really opened my eyes and I took the opportunity to go on an exchange to the Chinese University in Hong Kong, before joining the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme. I had always wanted to travel and this seemed like an ideal way to see the world. That’s when it became clear to me that a position with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) combined travel, the chance to meet interesting people and the opportunity to give something back to my own country. I already had my BA Hons in English Literature, which gave me a useful ability to analyse information and write about it, but a Masters in International Business really helped prepare me for the role. The FCO wants to reflect the diversity of our society in its representatives, so I joined a team with a range of backgrounds, from law and science to literature and humanities. My role as Consul General in Jeddah was a wide-ranging and interesting one. I was the UK Government’s representative in western Saudi Arabia and undertook a raft of activities including promoting British businesses and supporting the 80,000 British Muslims annually who undertake the Islamic pilgrimages to the holy cities of Makkah and Medina. We deliver a crucial service for British Nationals by offering consular support which could take the form of helping with lost passports or finding an English-speaking doctor and sadly also assisting in cases of injury, legal trouble and deaths. There is a strong business element to the job, as the UK Trade and Investments service assists companies in the UK seeking to expand their business overseas. I would support that by identifying opportunities for joint ventures, researching the market and helping with media exposure. Prior to coming to Jeddah I had served as Head of Trade & Investments in Iraq, and that had given me a flavour of the region but nothing can truly prepare you for life in another country. Jeddah seemed rather mysterious to me then because Saudi Arabia is not easy to enter – it grants visas only for the purpose of business travel or Islamic pilgrimage. However I wanted to get a more diverse view of the world and I thought, “Why go to places you can visit on holiday?”

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The British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Sir William Patey and the Red Arrows squadron Leaders on their arrival to Jeddah.

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Hot on hospitality Arabs are an incredibly friendly and hospitable people. It goes back to the time when travellers crossing the desert would happen upon a family home, and it was traditional to be welcomed out of the heat and offered a hot, sweet drink and dates. This tradition has in many ways endured, people in Jeddah are very attentive to you as a guest and I was frequently invited to join events in what were otherwise tight and private family units. It was a great privilege and I made many friends, some of whom came to visit me in the UK this summer during the Olympics.

Not to be missed Saudi Arabia is a fascinating country but one place in particular will always stand out for me, and that’s the World Heritage Site of Mada’in Saleh. Many people are familiar with the archaeological city of Petra in Jordan, and Mada’in Saleh (pictured in the background) is the other half of that Nabataean story. Mada’in Saleh means ‘Cities of Saleh’ and it is very much shrouded in mystery because all we have left of the Nabataeans is their tombs. Because Saudi Arabia doesn’t admit tourists, I got to see these incredible tombs carved from huge rock faces in the quiet and peace they inhabit. It’s a very special place.

Lord Mayor of London Ian Luder at Mansion House – I hosted four Lord Mayors of London in Jeddah during my time there.

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What’s happening Recent Events Tech Club Events Our twice-yearly lecture and lunch for alumni who graduated from the founding institutions of the University were held this year in April and October. April 2012: Dugald Cameron OBE DSc gave a talk on “The Art of Engineering” October 2012: Dr Scott Strachan and Dr Mike Dolan told the audience about the Gambia Solar Project with their talk titled “Harnessing Solar Energy for Development.”

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n Wednesday 21 November, the Graduates’ Association (GA) will be holding their ninth fashion show since 1996. During the last two decades, the GA has run several major social events in aid of a number of worthy causes, and in 2012 will again be donating all the proceeds to the University’s Malawi Project. It’s a sad fact that many children in Malawi receive little or no education, and never have the opportunity to attend school. Though serious in purpose, the Fashion Show will be a fun event with entertainment, a raffle and auction, and a spectacular finale. Staged in the University’s magnificent Barony Hall, and

showing high-end fashions through all age groups, a wide ranging audience of more than 600 is expected to attend. The celebrity compère for the evening will be the actor, writer and producer, Dave Anderson and there’ll be one or two special models on the catwalk too. The show’s producer over the last 16 years, GA President, Rose Mary Harley, announced that this year they were very fortunate to have as the show’s director, Christina Martini, the former Marketing and Communications Director of Louis Vuitton. The GA has now raised over £150,000 for projects in Malawi, and hopes to add at least another £10,000 to its total from the SchoolAid Malawi Fashion Show. Tickets are £10 and can be obtained from Katie Jatta, 0141 548 4807 or

Malaysia After holding their Annual General Meeting in May, the University of Strathclyde Alumni Malaysia (USAM) group have been busy running a series of events including a talk with inventor Mr Bugs Tan and a Buka Puasa event in August. Representatives of the group also enjoyed a Homecoming trip to Scotland in September where they were given a tour of the University’s campus including a special tour of the new Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences building. The group then enjoyed lunch in a Scottish restaurant with staff from the Alumni and Development Office.

South India Pre-departure Event We recently collaborated with the South India Alumni Group based in Chennai to run a pre-departure event for Indian students coming to Strathclyde. The students had the chance to meet with alumni in the area who told them of their experiences in Scotland. We’re sure they got some good tips for survival, and wish all of the students coming to Scotland luck for their time here!



New Alumni Group Launches 1 Toronto Alumni Group 2 Strathclyde University Alumni in Australia (SUAA) 3 New York Alumni Group 4 Strathclyde University Pakistan (SUP)

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Family Day 2012 We held our first Family Day at Ross Priory in August – and what a cracking day we got! The sun was shining and more than 130 alumni and friends of the University brought their picnics and got involved with the many activities we organised. We had a lot of fun and are already looking forward to next year. Thank you to everyone who came along – if you took any photos and are happy for us to use them please email them to

Reunions MBA Class of 1992 20th Anniversary Reunion June 2012, Glasgow Chemical Engineering – CLASS of 1987 25th Anniversary Reunion July 2012, Glasgow 50th Anniversary of 1962 Royal College graduates October 2012, Glasgow

Strathclyde 100 The University has been shortlisted for the THE Entrepreneurial University of the Year and it’s no wonder why! The last two Strathclyde 100 events held in May and September have been brimming with entrepreneurial talent – all pitching with their specific ‘asks’ for advice and contacts. For further information on these events, visit Stanford Networking Reception The University Principal, Professor Sir Jim McDonald, visited the San Francisco area in September. We held a very successful networking reception at Stanford University for alumni in the area. After the Strathclyde reception, guests were invited to join with alumni from other Scottish universities and industry contacts for a plenary event at which Strathclyde alumnus Mark Soby gave the keynote speech.

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1950s DCE Primary Education – Section G2, Jordanhill 1954 Section G2 from 1951–54, Jordanhill College, still meets monthly. This year we have been saddened by the deaths of three former colleagues and much valued friends: Marion Samwells, former Asst Head Early Education at Tollbrae School, Airdrie, died on 29 September 2011; Jean Daniels, former Head Teacher at Howford Special Education School, Glasgow, died on 23 July 2012, and Dorothy (Cowan) Preston who died on 7 September 2012. Wright, Alistair BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering 1954 Alistair would like to contact John F. Young, his lab partner (1st Class Hons 1954).

1960s Douglas, John (Ian) DPE Scottish School of Physical Education 1962 Ian Douglas has organised a 50-year reunion for the Scottish School of Physical Education graduating class of 1962, which will take place in November 2012. He is looking to re-establish contact with Terry McCardle, a former classmate from the southside of Glasgow who studied at the SSPE between 1959 and 1962. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Mr McCardle, please contact Ian at: Kazis, Dimitri BSc Chemical Engineering 1966 Dimitri would like to get in contact with past classmates if possible. He can be contacted by email at dimekaz@hotmail. com or Wilson, Ian BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering 1966 Ian says: ‘I moved to South Africa in 1970 and have been there ever since, with the exception of 6 years in the USA and East Africa (Tanzania), on assignment with Chevron, my employer. I have been out of touch with activities at Strathclyde since the ’70s and would like to re-establish contact with any of my fellow classmates from the class of 1966.’

1970s Gue, See Sew BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering 1979 See Sew Gue is looking to reconnect with Mr Chew Ban Siew, a classmate of his from 1977–79. Ozgoren, Selami MSc Mechanical Engineering 1975 Selami would like to hear from his friends from both the MSc Mechanical Engineering class and Baird Halls of Residence, 1972–74. Rai (née McNeilly), Christine BA German and French 1979 Christine says: ‘I am trying to get in touch with Ewan MacDonald; we were friends in my first year at Strathclyde and then lost touch completely! He was in 3rd year studying Architecture in 1976.’ Christine was a student of German and French from 1976–79. She stayed in Lochview Halls for her first two years and in her own flat after that. She is currently living in New Delhi and running her own business. She can be contacted by email at:

1980s Bastaki, Salim PhD Physiology and Pharmacology 1985 Professor Salim Bastaki has a message for some of his former classmates: ‘Hello Yannis, Christos, Stamos and Victor! I have been trying to contact you for many years now but to no avail. I live in Dubai. I used to live in Baird Hall from 1980–82.’ His email address is: Cabban (née Negus), Elizabeth BA (Hons) French and Spanish 1980 Liz Cabban (graduated 1980) still lives in the mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales. She is retired and would like to hear from any fellow alumni from 1976–80. Her email address is: Clark, Alan BSc Technology and Business Studies 1982 Alan says: ‘Any TBS Graduates from 1982, feel free to get in touch.’ McGlynn, Paul BSc (Hons) Applied Physics 1988 Paul can be found on LinkedIn.

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McKinstry, Michael BA (Hons) Economics and Marketing 1982 Mike says: ‘Hi to any of my fellow BA classmates from 1978–82 – particularly those who may “vaguely” remember our farewell overseas tour to Millport (classy!)!’ Mair, Peter (Sudarshan Kumar) PGDip Textile Manufacturing 1983 Reverend Mair has been ordained as an Archbishop in Nepal this year. He has also been ordained as a Reverend in the UK. He would like to get in touch with other students from Applied Chemistry – in particular the Fibre Research Unit – from 1983. He would also like to contact MBA students he was involved with. His previous name was Sudarshan Kumar Mair. Scammell, Lloyd MSc Ship Production Technology 1985 Lloyd is looking to get back in touch with Jim Stokes, who graduated with him in 1985. He says that it would be great to get back in touch.

1990s Kumar, Sanjiv MBA Business Administration 1990 Sanjiv says that the Strathclyde Alumni Group in Delhi has been officially launched and is now fully functional. Any alumni living in North India are most welcome to join. Mubiru (née Nakyali), Christine MSc Finance 1992 Ms Mubiru would like to find out where her fellow classmates are and to keep in touch.


Wong, Belinda MBA Business Administration 1994 Belinda says: ‘Please contact me if you need any information on Hong Kong, especially on Corporate Compliance.’

2000s Goh, Yeah Han (John) MBA Business Administration 2006 Yeah Han (John) graduated in 2006 from the Strathclyde MBA programme in Malaysia. He is currently running his own online floral company in Malaysia, providing fresh flowers for delivery worldwide. He hopes to keep in touch with his fellow alumni. Saklani, Suresh MBA Business Administration 2009 Suresh says: ‘Hope everyone is doing fine and wishing you the best of luck.’ Yeo, Woon Chee (Peter) BEng (Hons) Manufacture with Engineering and Management 2000 Peter (Woon Chee) Yeo says: ‘Hello, Friends of Forbes and Chancellor/ Classmates of 2000 DMEM (students of Jill and Alan). Giving you a shout from Singapore.’

2010s Humayun, Saad MSc International Marketing 2011 Saad says: ‘Calling all Strathclyde alumni in Pakistan. Get in touch!’ Mahendran, Anantha Kumar MSc Business and Management 2011 Anantha Kumar says: ‘Hi guys, this is Anantha Kumar Mahendran from the Tay

Calling International Alumni! Are you an international graduate of the University of Strathclyde? If so and you would like to tell us a bit about your experience that we can publish on our website, then please get in touch with us at Participation will involve answering a short questionnaire, and you might inspire others to come and study here too! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

batch 2010–11 MBM. I am excited to stay in touch with you guys.’ Romanov, Arseniy MSc Investment and Finance 2011 Arseniy says: ‘Fellows, keep in touch!’ Sarkar, Abhishek MIM International Management 2011 Abhishek says: ‘Hi, everybody! I hope you are all fine and enjoying your time well.’ He graduated from the Strathclyde Business School in 2011 and would like to get in touch with other alumni from the University.

Mukhopadhyay, Nilotpal (Neel) MSc Human Resource Management 1996 Neel graduated with an MSc in HRM in 1996. He says ‘hi’ to all his friends from his time at Strathclyde, and he would be very happy to get back in touch with any of you. Privitera, Ignacio MBA Business Administration 1996 Ignacio says: ‘Hi to all Heasgarnich MBA 1995–96. I’m moving to Edinburgh after being transferred by my company and I’d like to get in touch with you all again.’

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They made it happen

Unlocking potential with Strathclyde Scholarships


n today’s economic climate, students from low income families may face financial hardship by attending university. Thanks to the scholarship gifts we receive each year, philanthropic support for students comes from many sources – alumni, friends and supporters of Strathclyde, Trusts and Foundations and companies both large and small. A student living on campus should estimate a cost of living budget of up to £6,600 each year to pay for accommodation, food, travel, entertainment, mobile phone, not to mention books, equipment and a laptop. Our donors each have their own motivations to make gifts, and with companies or Trusts and Foundations, it is no different. Two organisations which are unlocking that potential with a tranche of new scholarships this year are Santander Universities and Sciencesoft Ltd in Glasgow.

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The University is delighted to have signed a three-year agreement with one of the world’s largest banks, Santander, to provide support for the University’s future students, researchers and entrepreneurs. Under the partnership, forged with Santander Universities Global Division, the University of Strathclyde has joined a group of over 1,000 universities in Asia, America and Europe that have the support of Santander. With an agreement focusing on international mobility of students and researchers, entrepreneurial activities and international student exchange, Santander Universities will fund a number of initiatives at Strathclyde. These include the funding of financial awards to top students in annual ‘pitching’ events and the support of round tables to facilitate interaction between promising entrepreneurs and experts from the business community. The Principal, Professor Sir Jim McDonald, commented: “This agreement represents another milestone for Strathclyde and provides an opportunity for our students and staff to strengthen our leading international reputation by collaborating with a high quality, ambitious, global organisation. “Our world-class research capabilities and high quality of students puts us in an excellent position to make the most of this partnership and the experience will provide our students with an opportunity to develop themselves at a personal level, and through direct experience of business and enterprise.” Luis Juste, Director of Santander Universities UK said: “Strathclyde becomes the sixth Scottish university to join Santander Universities. This shows the commitment of the bank with higher education in Scotland. We want students and researchers of this country to establish long-lasting contacts with other universities in the 15 countries where Santander Universities is present. I am convinced that this agreement is the start of a whole new range of opportunities for Strathclyde.”

Brothers and physics graduates, William and Lindsay Wood, founded Glasgow company Sciencesoft Ltd, which produces state-of-the-art 3D visualisation and analysis software for the global oil and gas industry. The directors, who have supplied summer internships to eight Strathclyde students in the last six years, have now extended their involvement by making a gift of £20,000 to Undergraduate Scholarships at Strathclyde, which will support four maths or physics students from 2012 to 2018. Scholarship students are awarded £1,250 each year over the period of their degree, enough to help towards their living costs. Dr Wood said: “We created a company fund to support good causes, particularly because our family comes from Springburn, which wasn’t an affluent area, and the company is based in Govan, which is also an area of deprivation. We wanted to help academically bright students, who come from similar backgrounds to ourselves, to get the same chance as we had and achieve their ambition and true potential.” Since Sciencesoft launched its first product in 1999, the company has become a world-leading supplier to the global oil and gas industry, with more than 140 clients in 80 countries. More than 85 per cent of Sciencesoft’s staff are educated to degree level or higher, with eight having PhDs and six achieving MSc level. Sciencesoft was recently named a UK finalist in the prestigious European Business Awards, representing the UK in the innovation category. In 2011, the company also won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, the John Logie Baird Award for Innovation and was named Best Performing Business at the Glasgow Business Awards.



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They made it happen can you? Wherever you are in the world, whether you run a company, disburse awards for your company’s charitable fund, or simply hold the belief that education should be equal for all, please consider unlocking a student’s potential with a gift to Strathclyde Scholarships. Find out more at: or discuss ways to be involved by contacting: Pictured: Mark Stevens, MEng Civil & Environmental Engineering, Assistant Engineer, Scotland Territory Structures Assessments, Amey, scholarship recipient. Strathclyde PeoplE

DONORS to the university 1 August 2011 - 31 July 2012 Our community of support The University of Strathclyde gratefully acknowledges the many alumni, staff, organisations, trusts, funds and friends who have generously made gifts to the University. Their support has made, and will continue to make, a real difference to the lives of current and future students. The University would like to offer public thanks and recognition to those listed and those who have made provision for the University in their wills, plus many others who prefer to remain anonymous. Our gratitude also goes to those of you who supported the following events: the Strathclyde University Down South Burns Supper – London, Dining & Discussion – Glasgow and Family Day – Loch Lomond, as well as the many international groups of alumni who joined together under the Strathclyde banner. Whether you donated your time, the venue or prizes, or simply supported the event by attending, your contribution is much appreciated. Thank you. Professor SIR Jim McDonald Principal and Vice-Chancellor

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Mr John Hall Dr Martin Hall Mr Thomas Halliday Mr David Hamilton Miss Ivonne Hamilton Mr John Hamilton Miss Margaret Hamilton Mr Robert Hamilton Mrs Jean Hammerton Mr Geoff Hannah Dr Rose Mary Harley Miss Alison Harper Mr John Harper Mrs Inga Harris Miss Leigh Harris Mrs Elizabeth Harrison Mr Ronnie Hart Mr David Hartog Mr Brendon Harty Mr Alan Hasson Dr Giles Havergal Mr Julian Hawkins Mr Alastair and Mrs Audrey Hay Mr Mark Hazlehurst Mr Richard and Mrs Rachel Hazlewood Mr Bill Headley Dr Peggy Hedges Ms Noelle Heffron Mr Peter Hempsey Mr Alexander Henderson Mr James Henderson Dr Neil Henderson Mr Aaron Hill Mr Graham Hill Mrs Kim Hill Dr David Hillis Mrs Maureen Hinton Mr David Hodgson Mrs Gillian Hoffman Mr Terry Hogg and Miss Merle O’Byrne Mr John Holliday Mr Cameron and Mrs Ann Hood Mr George Hood Mr Roger Horne Dr John Hossack Ms Adity Houison Craufurd Mrs Samantha and Mr Michael Houten Feeley Mrs Alison Howarth Mrs Eileen and Mr Andrew Howat Mrs Josephine Howe Mr Martin Howell Mr David Howie Mr Nicholas Howie Lord William Howie of Troon Mr George Howieson Mrs Anne Hughes Mr Kevin Hughes Mr Graeme Hume

Mr Mike Humphrey Mr Richard Hunter Mrs Moira Hurd Dr John Hutchinson Mr Alan and Mrs Alma Hutton Mrs Helen Hutton Mr Peter and Mrs Jennifer Hynd Mrs Claire Hynds

i Mrs Eileen Imlah Incorporation of Bonnetmakers & Dyers of Glasgow Incorporation of Hammermen Mr Keith Ingham Mrs Jane Inglis Mr Neal Ingram Mr Duncan Innes Mr Ian Irvine Mrs Moyna Irving Mr Clifford Ives Mrs Elizabeth Izat

j Mrs Catriona Jack Mrs Catherine Jackson Mr John Jackson Emeritus Professor Gustav Jahoda Mr David James Mr Ian and Mrs Linda Jamieson Mr Alan Jardine Dr Robin Jeffrey Mr Raymond Jewitt Mr John Jodeluk The John Mather Charitable Trust Mr Donald Johnson Dr Roy Johnson Mr Barry Johnston Mr Scott Johnston Mrs Susan Johnston Mrs Ute Johnston Dr David Johnstone Dr David Jones Professor Douglas Jones Mrs Isabel Jordan Miss Andrea Joyce Mr Nico Juetten Mr Adam Julians

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l Mr Chii Wuen Lai Mr Gordon Laing Dr John Laird and Mrs Carolyn Laird Mr Alastair and Mrs Anne Laird Mr James and Mrs Elisa Lamb Miss Andrea Lamont Mr David Lannigan Mr John Lannigan Miss Lucy Latewood Mrs Caroline Laurenson Mr James Laurie Mr Fraser Law Mr Raymond Lawrence Dr Nigel Lawrie Reverend Robert Lawrie


Professor David Lawson Mr Graeme Lawson Mr Loic Le Marchand Dr James and Mrs Alison Leask Mr Graeme and Mrs Heather Lees Mr Colin Lees Mr Mark Lees Mr Bert Leitch Mrs Christine Lennox Mr Alan Leslie Mr John Letts Mr Wei Li Mr Colin Liddell Mr Bill Liggat Mr Ian Linden Mr Jim Lindsay Mrs Isobel Lindsay Mr Stephen Linwood Dr Derek and Mrs Elspeth Little Mr Bryan Little Mr David Little Mr Ron Livesey Mr Malcolm Livingstone Mrs Lesley Lloyd Lloyds Register Educational Trust Mr Iain Loch Mr Stuart Lochray Mr James Lodge Mr Jim and Mrs Pauline Logan Mr Doug Logan The Lord Forte Foundation Mr Gary Lory Mr John Love Mr Iain and Mrs Shona Low Mrs Eileen Low Mr John Low Mr Kerr Luscombe Mr David Lyall

m Ms Elspeth MacArthur Mr James MacArthur Mrs Jacqueline MacAulay Dr John MacBeth Mr Andrew and Mrs Amanda MacDonald Mrs Lesley and Mr D Gordon MacDonald Mrs Anne MacDonald Mr Ron MacDonald Mr Colin MacDonald Dr Lesley MacDonald Mr Norman MacDonald Mr Robert MacDonald Mr Ronald MacDonald Mr William MacDonald Mr Donald MacDougall Miss Morag MacDougall Mr Stuart MacDougall

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Mr Ryan Mason Mr John Massie Mrs Sarah Mateer Mr Iain Matheson Mr Gordon Mathieson Mr Miles Matthews Miss Sheila Mawer Mr Jim Maxwell and Ms Elizabeth M McArdle Mrs Elizabeth Maxwell Emeritus Professor George Maxwell Mr Brian McAlinden Mrs Alison McAllister Mr Joe McArdle Mr Sean McAvoy Mrs Eileen McBride Dr Ailie McCabe Mrs Brenda McCaffery Mr John McCaffrey Miss Morag McCall Miss Julie McCann Mr Jason McCay Mr John McClune Mr Kenny McColl Mrs Shiona McConnachie Mr Douglas and Ms Elizabeth McCruden Mr Sandy McCubbin Mrs Moira McCulloch Mr Neil McCulloch Mr Jim McDaid Mr Graham McDermott Dr Kenneth McDonach Mr Francis McDonald Mr Graeme McDonald Mr Graham McDonald Professor Sir Jim McDonald Miss Jennifer McDougall Mr Douglas McDove Mr Ian and Mrs Joan McDowall Mr Vincent McEntegart Mr Frederick McEvilly Mr Gavin McEwan Mr Angus McEwen Miss Margaret McFadden Miss Dorothy McFadyen Mr James McFadzean Lord John McFall Mr Ian McFarlane Ms Jo McFarlane Mrs Mary McFarlane Mr Walter McFarlane Mr Tom McGarrity Mrs Eileen McGarry Mr Andrew McGarvey Mr Peter McGee Mr George McGeehan Mr Jason McGibbon Ms Liz McGill Mr David McGilvray Mr Stephen McGinness Dr Walter McGinty Mr Mark and Mrs Margaret

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o Mrs Marion O’Boyle Mr Craig O’Donnell Miss Margaret O’Hagan Mrs Maureen and Dr Sydney O’Hara Mr Gerard O’Neil Mr Onkar Onkar Mr Derek Orr Mrs Gillian Orr Dr Philip Orr Mrs Joan Outram Mr John Owens

p Dr Kevin Page Professor Stanley Paliwoda Mrs Karen Paris Ms Frieda Park Dr George Park Mr Simon Parker Ms Elizabeth Parkes Mr Robert Parks-Smith Miss Antoinette Parr Mr Scott Parsons Mr Walter Passway Mr Ian Paterson Mr Russell Paterson Miss Jen Paton Dr John Paton Mr Gautam Patra Mrs Susan Patrick Mrs Lisa and Mr Simon Patton Mr George Paul Mr James Paul Mr Brian Payne Mrs Elaine Peacock Mr Thomas Pearson Dr Rhona Peat Mrs Ellen Perkins Mr Brian Phoenix Mrs Catrina Pickard Miss Elizabeth Pitcairn Mr Sarwan Poddar Mr David Pomphrey Mr George Ponton Miss Lindsay Poodle Mr John Pope Mr Craig Potter Mr Graham Pottie Mrs Sian Price Mr William Prieto-Parra Ms Angela Prince Mr Campbell Provan Mr James Provan Mr Robert Provan Sir William and Lady Rebecca Purves PWM Drives Ltd

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r The R&A Dr Kathleen J Rae and Dr Colin Mackay Mrs Isabel Rae Mr Kenneth Rae Mr Paul Rae Mr Richard Rafeek Mr Tarak Ramzan Mr Tim Read Mr John Redpath Dr Gareth and Mrs Sarah Rees Mr Robert Rees Mrs Caroline Reid Mrs Deborah Reid Mrs Elizabeth Reid Miss Fiona Reid Mr John Reid Dr Robert Reid Professor Seona Reid Miss Letitia Reilly Mrs Alison Reynolds Mr Raymond Reynolds Mr James Rhodes Ms Patricia Rice Mrs Diana Richardson Mr Lee Richardson Mr David Riekie Miss Fiona Robb Mr Mark Robb Mrs Alison Roberts Mrs Folakemi Roberts Mr and Mrs Robertson Mrs Sheila Robertson Dr Ian Robertson Mr James Robertson Mr John Robertson Mr Mark Robertson Mr Martin Robertson Mr Andrew Robinson Mr Kenneth Robinson Mr Mark Robinson Mr Bill Rodger Mrs Pauline Rodger The Ronald Miller Foundation Dr David Rooney Mr Alexander Ross Mr David Ross Mr Hector Ross Ms Isabel Ross Mrs Jan Ross Dr Neil Ross Dr Sheila Ross The Ross Harper Foundation

Ross Priory Mrs Pamela Roulston Mr Alexander Roy Mr Niloy Roy Mr Mike Royall Mr Alastair Runcie Mrs Allyson Russell Mr Hugh Russell Mr John Russell (1958) Mr John Russell Mr Norman Russell Mr William Russell Mrs Gillian Rutherford

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u The University of Strathclyde USA Foundation* Mr Rod Urquhart Mr James Urquhart

v Dr Nicola Vemmie Mr Andrew Vennard Mr Robert Vennard Dr Jan Vos

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y Mr Eddie Yde Mr Che Yeung and Mrs Wendy Liu-Yeung Mr Luck Yeung Mr Yoke See Yim Mr Douglas Young Mr Gordon Young Mr Tom Young Dr David Young Mr John Young Mr Michael Young Mr Stephen Young Miss Marjorie Younger Dr Helen Yu

Z Mr Shahzad Zafar Mrs Susan Zante Dr Xiaofeng Zhu


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