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Oliver Tuleh

Career Path: Digital Product Manager - Virgin Media
Location: Manchester, UK

 I did a placement as part of my degree at Volkswagen UK. Here i worked in marketing, digital and events. I really enjoyed digital and after graduating I took a digital role at the Co-op Bank. After delivering a new banking app to the market I moved to Virgin Media, after enjoying the product management side of my previous role. I’ve now been at Virgin Media two years.

What are you doing now?

I’m currently a Digital Product Manager for my Virgin Media - it’s the online account area Virgin Media customers use to check bills, change services and manage their account. We are currently redesigning and rebuilding it completely

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

I loved the business school and was lucky enough to get one of the Academic scholarships for all the years I studied. The course with a sandwich year also really interested me

What was it like studying at Northumbria?  

I really enjoyed my four years at Northumbria. I was really determined from day one to make sure I got a first each year and the great teaching, great lecturers and my peers made it really enjoyable.

How connected was your course with industry?

I did a placement at Volkswagen UK for a year. The management modules were related to industry as well. 

If you took on a placement during your course how did you feel this helped you in your career/ with your studies?

I think doing a placement is essential for postgraduate employment. So many people have a degree and doing a placement reallys add something different to your CV after graduating. I’m certain that because of my placement year I managed to secure a great opportunity after graduating and since then I’ve gone onto using the really good knowledge I gained from my placement


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