The Great Achievement in EPS Award

Tom Goodman
Secretary, CSS: Computer Science Society

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Over the past five years, Tom has been a leading member of the University as a student, as staff and even as an alumnus. As a student, he’s shared his exceptional knowledge through tutoring and demonstrating a range of modules and continued to build and evolve his skills in teaching. He’s fostered relationships with countless societies and co-founded the EPS Community EDI Committee. He has thrice been elected President CSS and twice elected Secretary, making him the longest-serving member of the committee in their history. His leadership, tenacity and ability to inspire and coordinate others means he finds himself at the heart of hundreds of initiatives. In 2016, he founded HackTheMidlands, one of the largest creative marathons in the country and has since engaged thousands of attendees. In light of his extensive work in the local tech community and raising more than £120,000 for his events and initiatives, he was named a finalist in the 2019 Future Face of Innovation and Technology Award and was awarded the Rising Star in Technology at the 2019 Silicon Canal Awards, both recognising him as a leading light for his work in the West Midlands and beyond. Tom is now a high-profile figure at all levels of the University, chairing School and College-level committees; sitting on Senate and as a Trustee of the Guild of Students; Vice-President of the Guild of Graduates; and even working on the 2020 virtual graduations and HackQuarantine, both in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. His dedication to the EPS Community and University is undeniable.