BSc (Hons) Web Systems Development, 2015
A dedication to learning new skills and a desire to push boundaries helped Tom Walker not only gain a first class degree, but also secure a valuable job with the Co-op.
While studying Tom worked in the Computer Science Department’s Web Factory team, undertaking web projects for external clients to build his skills and boost his CV. This commitment to developing his employability led to a job with The Hut Group immediately after graduation, where he continued to learn and push himself. Tom is now at the forefront of the Co-op’s new digital team, analysing the company’s digital users and helping to drive the direction of the business. Tom’s impact at the Co-op is not limited to his skills as a web developer; he also runs a regular mental health meet up that supports colleagues, gives them a voice and challenges the stigma of mental health.
“I’m proud to have been involved in the creation of the Co-op Design Manual, which is setting a standard not just for the Co-op, but for the design community as a whole.”