Winner of the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Award for excellence in engineering.

Awarded at a special prize ceremony at the ICC in Birmingham in January 2009 by John Lowe from the Sir Henry Royce Foundation.

Information can be found on the IET web site.

From the press:

Birmingham City University Insight Magazine and reprinted also in UCAS Choices magazine. Story also featured in The Times and Telegraph newspapers.

Simon’s a sound winner

Simon Howes, a Sound Engineering and Production graduate, has taken the top student award at Birmingham City University Technology Innovation Centre’s (TIC) final prize-giving.

The Sir Henry Royce Foundation’s Award is made annually to the technology student who has made the greatest contribution to faculty life during their undergraduate education. As Student Academic Representative for his faculty, Simon enthusiastically attended study and faculty board meetings on behalf of his colleagues throughout his four years of student life.

Simon’s ‘A’ level results meant settling for TIC’s Computer Technology Foundation course. His success in his foundation year enabled him to pursue his interest in music production and electronics by joining the new BSc honours course in Sound Engineering and Production.

Simon’s course director Dr Andrew Bourbon said: “Being in the first cohort of his degree, Simon played a significant role in communicating with the course team. This helped develop the degree into its current form. He also became a leading member of the student society – ‘SociaTIC’ – and was very involved in organising and running events at the campus. This brought a sense of community to the building, while also giving his fellow sound engineering students opportunities to hone their skills.”

Simon’s consistently constructive feedback, support for university events and ever-readiness to be involved helped lay the foundations of today’s lively Eastside student community, aligning him with Sir Henry Royce’s pursuit of excellence. Simon now hopes to pursue postgraduate studies at the University.

Simon Howes Sir Henry Royce Award

Social Media Surgery Plus.

I have been proud to give social media consulting to not-for-profit organisations and charities through Social Media Surgeries. Founded by Nick Booth, I have been volunteering my time since the first surgery in November 2008. We, the surgeons and patients, have gone on to win David Cameron’s Big Society Award and BBC Learning Through Technology Award.

Social Media "surgeons" Dorota Kaczmarek  and Simon Howes proudly holding the Adult Learners Week 2013 certificate for the 4000 folk who've taught or learnt at a social media surgery.

Social Media “surgeons” Dorota Kaczmarek and Simon Howes proudly holding the Adult Learners Week 2013 certificate for the 4000 folk who’ve taught or learnt at a social media surgery.