Hello, I am the new Community Wardens for the Student Community Partnership! I am here to improve relations in the local area and make it an enjoyable experience to live in this community. I’m very excited to meet many of you and do what I can to help with anything from recycling tips to advice on the best coffee-shop in town!

Name: Tom McGrath

Location:  Bristol

Interests:  Football, skiing, electronic music, travelling, and anything nature-related!

What did you study at University and why?  I studied Geography. It was an easy choice for me as I’ve always been interested in different places and the world around me, as well as how it can be preserved or improved.

Best place you’ve visited?  Difficult one! Probably Madagascar, where I went to do a marine conservation project – it was amazing to see all the wildlife!

Where do you want to travel to?  I’ve always wanted to go to India. The culture looks so interesting and I would love to go to a cricket game there!

What would be your ideal Saturday?  To spend it with friends – go on a nice countryside walk in the day and then (post-COVID) go to a fun bar with some good music in the evening!

What is your favourite film?  Back to the Future; the concept is fascinating, and I love the soundtrack. I’ve watched it at least 20 times I would say!!

What is your favourite food?  100% it has to be pizza, but I am a snob for traditional Italian ones only.

Finally (+ most importantly) what are you most excited about as a new Community Warden?  Now that COVID restrictions are starting to ease I am eager to be involved with volunteering projects and campaigns in the community, meeting lots of incredible and very passionate people along the way!

Tom will be out in the city Monday to Friday. To see his routes, click here.