The Great Achievement in EPS Award

This Award recognises outstanding contributions to the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, encapsulates the positive traits celebrated through all other Awards, and seeks to recognise exceptional individuals within the EPS Societies. These are our future leading alumni.

Whether through fundraising initiatives, raising awareness of school or College events, or acting as a student ambassador, these individuals endeavour to provide the best possible experience for their fellow students by offering opportunities that cannot be found elsewhere. The nominees to this Award are motivated to achieve the best, could be winners in any category, are an excellent example of students at Birmingham and are truly exceptional.

Only individuals can be nominated for this Award.

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See an example of a great nomination:

A fantastic example of a excellent nomination is the 2020 winner of The Great Achievement in EPS Award, Tom Goodman:

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.

More strong examples can be found in the 2020 Shortlist brochure.