Meet this year’s BMOCs

Newcastle’s Brand Managers on Campus


You know who they are, the people that looked into being a promo-wanker but could never fully commit to it (who can blame them?).

The perks of being a brand manager are far better and all of us are quite frankly jealous of all the goodies they get given, but luckily for us they do tend to give some of these away. So next time you’re on campus look out for these faces for some freebies.

Helen Ladds – Soap and Glory

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Year/Course: Third year Politics and Economics.

Why did you choose to work for Soap and Glory? Because they’re soap-er and all their products smell delicious.

What are the perks of the job? Making people’s lives a lil bit better with random acts of kindness. If you have someone you’d like to nominate to receive free toiletries, or if you’re having a predrinks and want some complimentary make up and a cocktail set hit me up.

Tell us a fun fact about you: I climbed Mount Kenya last month.

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you on a night out? The WHQ bar staff gave me a lollipop once.

Where do you see yourself after uni? Probably going for brunch somewhere in South West London.

(Applications are now open for a brand ambassador position at Soap and Glory)

 

Alex Gilham – Bubble Student 

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Year/Course: First year Law.

Why did you choose to work for Bubble? I know some of the boys behind the app and had seen all the work and effort that was put into it, so knew that it had potential to be very useful for people like myself and therefore a project I could get behind.

What are the perks of the job? We get given quite a lot of free stash which is cool. As well as being paid on a commission basis, there are weekly cash bonuses to be won in which you earn quite a bit of dollar.

Tell us a fun fact about you: I have over 1200 matches on Tinder.

What’s the best thing that has happened to you on a night out? On a night out, a bunch of girls thought that I was Olly Murs, so they kept asking me for pictures. It was annoying at first, but I managed to get a few sneaky snogs in the end.

Where do you see yourself after uni? Hopefully applying for a masters in Law or travelling.

 

Lucy Snowden – Teach First

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Year/Course: Third year English Language and Literature.

Why did you choose to work for Teach First? Their mission to make sure that all children get the opportunity to a good education, despite their socioeconomic background, is really worthwhile and I know that educational inequality is a huge issue. Having known a friend who has done the scheme, I wanted to get across to students that there’s so much more to it than just teaching and the opportunities open to you after the Leadership Development Programme are some of the best possible for graduates.

What are the perks of the job? Free donuts, free zaazaas and free breakfasts (basically anything food related and I’m there).

Tell us a fun fact about you: I once won £2,000 in the Lonsdale pub quiz.

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you on a night out? Not that I’m boasting or anything… but Scotty T bought me a drink before I disappeared into the night with ma freebie.

Where do you see yourself after uni? If all goes to plan, I’d like to use Teach First’s links with Accenture and PWC to go into consultancy.

 

Harry Foster – Uber

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Year/Course: Third year Politics.

Why did you choose to work for Uber? It’s been the most successful start-up since its inception and I’m impressed at how they were able to spot an inefficiency in the taxi market, for their benefit as well as their customers.

What are the perks of the job? It fits in well with uni studies as I can choose when and where I’d like to work and there are no barriers limiting what actions you take to get new sign ups. You’re basically your own boss.

Tell us a fun fact about you: My little sister is the face of Calpol.

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you on a night out? If I told you I’d have to kill you.

Where do you see yourself after uni? Enjoying my summers on a yacht, sailing around the Maldives (hopefully).

 

Lucy Ruff – Spotify

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Year/Course: Third year Sociology and Politics.

Why did you choose to work for Spotify? Who doesn’t love Spotify?

What are the perks of the job? Lots and lots of cups in our house.

Tell us a fun fact about you: I was an extra on Kerching.

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you on a night out? Mike Skinner came back to our house after a night out and we made it into his music video.

Where do you see yourself after uni? Tanning on an exotic island.

 

Poppy Kevelighan and Emily Snook – Propercorn 

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Year/Course: 

Poppy: Third year English Literature.

Emily: Third year History and Philosophy.

Why did you choose to work for the company? We just genuinely think that Propercorn is the best popcorn and that everyone needs to try it. We also really love their brand ethos of making sure that everything is done properly, so it’s really nice for us to be able to spread their enthusiasm to other students. We’re also pretty big fans of popcorn obviously.

What are the perks of the job? Getting an unlimited supply of popcorn.

Tell us a fun fact about you:

Poppy: I’ve been thrown up on by strangers in clubs twice already this term.

Emily: I once ran a three-legged race.

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What’s the best thing that’s happened to you on a night out?

Poppy: Deflating and stealing a selection of inflatable objects from Digi and various house parties across Jesmond.

Emily: Me and my friend once persuaded two policemen to take a photo of us pretending to be arrested in the back of their car. My friend uploaded it to Facebook the next day and my mum asked if I needed money to be bailed out of jail!

Where do you see yourself after uni?

Poppy: Lamenting the fact that £2 Tuesdays don’t exist in the South.

Emily: Penniless but hopefully somewhere sunnier.