Continued Excellence in EPS Award

Grace Surman


Without Grace’s efforts, many of the societies in the EPS Community wouldn’t be here celebrating. Across the entire community, everyone knows how hard Grace works to keep the EPS extra-curricular activities running, but this year Grace went the extra mile. Her tireless work has helped so many of the EPS Societies ride these challenging few months. Her efforts to make sure events were well publicised were priceless and enabled the societies to bring in new members. Whether it’s help organising events, advice on running a society or just someone to talk to when feeling overwhelmed, Grace is always there to support. It is staff like Grace who allow societies to thrive and create a warm welcoming environment within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Every single society in the College has a story about how Grace has helped them. For WIT, Grace was there every step of the way from the society’s conception, to their International Women’s Day event. As one member put it, ‘Grace’s help was the greatest thing to happen to WIT’. Grace put MechSoc in contact with a huge list of alumni for their events, which she also did for many other societies contributing to over 35 events in two weeks. She has been a sounding board and support for oSTEM, and has helped PPS thrive this year. Grace is the glue that holds the EPS Societies together and her work has resulted in the explosion in the number of societies within the college, from 13 to 42 societies in just a few years. Her commitment to the EPS Societies and the wider EPS Community is matched by nobody else in the College.