Steve is an amazing colleague who has been the inspiration behind so many of the successes of Essex SU over the last three years.

Steve’s creativity, energy and enthusiasm have been exemplary, nothing is ever to much or too difficult and he has led by personal example in exemplifying all that is wonderful about Essex SU.

He is fantastic ambassador for the talent that is in all our students’ unions and he would be worthy award winner of Staff member of the year.
— Anthony Forster - Vice Chancellor, University of Essex

Steve, together with the SU president, wrote what has become the central touchpoint of the University’s new direction: the Essex manifesto:

This manifesto is now inescapable at Essex, from the front cover of the prospectus, to billboards, videos, even framed versions above the desks of the Vice Chancellor and Liberty UK director (and new Essex Chancellor), Shami Chakrabati.