On the 1st October, the newly elected General Secretary, Tim Brown, took office replacing James Groves who has served the post for two years. The NPCs office has therefore been moved to the University of Surrey Students Union in Guildford where Tim is based and has been a student for the past 7 years. His first degree was in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, which he pursued into his postgraduate studies. He is currently putting the finishing touches to his PhD in Mobile Communications research, where he will sit his viva examination in December.
As well as Tims involvement in the Postgraduate Association at Surrey he has also spent a year as an NPC Project Officer investigating into postgraduate facilities in further and higher education institutions (see later). On taking up the post, Tim said: This will be a well spent sabbatical year, it is good to know that I will not be leaving my life as a postgraduate without investing in the extensive work that is still to be done for postgraduates.