Iris, Frontline campus brand manager
I wanted to do something outside of my degree that was a fun and flexible opportunity and gave me the chance to talk to lots of different people on campus. A big part of being a campus brand manager is reaching out to people I don’t know. It has put me out of my comfort zone, but I have learnt to really enjoy it. It helps that I’m raising awareness for a charity whose mission aligns with my values.
You are given a lot of freedom in the campus brand manager role, so you make it work for you. You have goals and targets, but the way you get there is up to you. Last term, for example, I collaborated with the welfare reps at my college. I set up a Frontline banner, leaflets and homemade cakes at one of their welfare events. Students could get a piece of cake in exchange for taking a Frontline quiz and leaving their email address to hear more about Frontline. It was a fun experience and a creative way for students to find out more about Frontline’s opportunities on campus.
There is a lot of support on hand in the role.
There is a lot of support on hand in the role. I always feel like there are people behind me ready to answer any questions I may have. I also appreciate the recognition you get as a brand manager from your line manager and the wider Frontline team.
I’m lucky to also work with another Frontline campus brand manager at my university. It’s been great to meet up informally to brainstorm ideas, discuss what has worked well, plan ahead and split up tasks. The role has really developed my ability to multi-task and organise myself and my weeks, all whilst doing something fun outside of my studies.