Scotty T to guest lecture on ‘self-branding’ at Newcastle University
The Geordie Shore star is set to join the Media, Culture and Heritage school in September
Former Geordie Shore cast member Scotty T has been announced as the newest guest lecturer on Newcastle University’s “Journalism Practice” module and will be joining the Media, Culture and Heritage school in September.
The reality television personality, real name Scott Timlin, will teach a lecture on “self-branding” to offer students a unique perspective on the world of social media marketing and reality television.
Students on this module are encouraged to cultivate a “unique selling point” for their projects based on their own personalities. Timlin, who has amassed 2.7 million Instagram followers, largely due to his distinctive antics on shows such as Geordie Shore, Celebrity Big Brother and Ex on the Beach, has been appointed to impart his knowledge of creating one’s brand on social media.
Timlin previously attended Newcastle University and studied Marine Engineering for two years before ascending to fame.
In an interview with Digital Spy in 2017, Timlin reflected on his experience: “I’m a fucking clever cricket, me, I’m not just a pretty face. I tick all the boxes!
“My plan was to go into marine architecture, to go and work on ships and oil rigs. Things like that. Not marine biology like coral reefs and shit like that. Fuck that. Marine architecture.
“I never did go back to uni. I don’t think I ever will to be honest. Fuck that.”
Timlin clearly spoke too soon, although he will not be returning to his original area of study.
A first-year Journalism student at Newcastle University told The Newcastle Tab: “I don’t think my parents would ever have thought Scotty T would be lecturing us when I told them I would be attending Newcastle Uni.
“But I can’t wait – not many people can say they have been taught by Turbo T himself.”
Timlin will also be running various Media Society nights out as part of his role, should clubs be open as planned.
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