BNOC of the Year Finalists

The time has come for you to vote for your BNOC of the Year. Here are the finalists!

This lot have made it through to the final stages of our BNOC of the Year competition. Who will be crowned the ultimate BNOC? You decide. Vote now!

1. Oly Surbut (Unicycle guy) 

Winner of group one with 36.01% of the votes

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This guy’s alternative mode of transport has earned him a place amongst the BNOC nominees. You may not know him by name, but chances are you’ve seen him bombing it down Dawlish on a unicycle. He’s even got his own fan page.

2. Tetris Tim 

Winner of group two with 27.9% of the votes

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He’s not far off 30 and he’s still living the student dream- like a modern day Peter Pan, this guy just doesn’t want to grow up! Tim is such a BNOC that he even had a guy follow him around campus with a big yellow sign during his campaign. He narrowly missed out on becoming Guild Pres for 2013/14 and was also responsible for covering campus in a hue of yellow-vom. Never mind Tim, maybe try again next year.

3. Sam Markey

Winner of group three with 18.91% of the votes

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A pal of Sam’s describes him as “A man of many talents.” Sam Markey combines the rigours of being the Rugby Union 1st XV captain with the heavy weight of responsibility that comes with being social secretary of the Motor Racing Society.

This BNOC is apparently “instantly recognisable around campus with his long lofty physique and penchant for cuffed jeans and espradrilles, he commands a considerable presence when he walks into a room.” Sam is a busy boy, maintaining an active social calendar, regularly frequenting Birmingham’s varied nightime haunts. He allegedly once described himself as “The Prince of Rainbow”. A BNOC in the purest sense of the word.

4. James Hocking

Winner of group four with 32.69% of the votes

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Resident Edgy Boy Birmingham James Hocking came to university a Cornish lad and will leave as a fully-fledged BNOC, whether he wins this competition or not.

‘DJ Hock Hock’, as he is also known as, can often be found at the Rainbow Warehouse “wearing Nike hi-tops that can only be found on eBay and an alternative tee, ‘bookending’ big nights with his sets at 10pm or 6am. It’s appearances like these that have really got his name out there.”

A mate told The Tab, “he recently had 119 likes on a profile picture of him and a teddy bear. I mean, come on.”


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