Meet the team

Everyone has ideas, make yours happen

MEET THE TEAM

Lydiah Igweh 

Student Enterprise Development & Events Consultant

Lydiah is responsible for managing extracurricular enterprise development projects from start to finish.These projects include the annual Bucks New University Enterprise Festival, delivering training and development initiatives for student and alumni entrepreneurs, managing the distribution of the launchpad business start up fund, and working with academics to embed enterprise into the curriculum and share existing best practice.  

Lydiah also teaches the digital marketing module for Bucks New University as well as running her own integrated marketing cnsultancy firm.

Lydiah first started working in enterprise development in her role as Networks, Business and Community Co-ordinator for Enterprise UK (former founders of Global Entrepreneurship Week) and brings strong project management, business development and marketing communication skills to the team. 

Favourite inspirational quote: "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." Maya Angelou

Candice Chambers 

Student Enterprise Events & Marketing Assistant

Candice's role involves supporting Lydiah and Vee with the delivery of the enterprise programme. Her role is specifically to support, facilitate and manage events and marketing geared around Enterprise Bucks. This involves everything from the planning of events within the enterprise programme to maintaining and updating the social media accounts.

Candice is still undertaking an Honors Degree in Business Marketing Management at Bucks which enables her to consolidate the theoretical aspects of her degree into her role within Enterprise Bucks.

Prior to studying at Bucks and working for Enterprise Bucks, Candice has worked for several organisations from RBS as a Mortgage Advisor, Apricot as a Supervisor and Estee Lauder as Sales Consultant/Make up Artist.

Candice considers herself to be a people person and loves to communicate. She brings creativity to the team.

Favourite Inspirational Quote: "When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." Lao Tzu

 

Vee Melvin 

Student Enterprise Co-ordinator
Student Service Directorate

Following her ten year career working for Bucks New University, Vee has spent the last nine years working as a member of the Student Enterprise Team, amongst other activities. 

Vee graduated with a joint honours degree in English and Philosophy and has worked for several organisations, including Cable and Wireless as a Project Management Assistant, Marathon Oil as a Systems Analyst Programmer, Deanes Furniture as a Logistics Assistant, Xerox as an OCD Super User, and Haywards Ltd as PA to the Telecomms Director.

She joined the University in February 2003 as a Business Exchange Coordinator, then as PA to the Enterprise Director as well as commencing the Enterprise Coordinator role in 2005

Vee brings project management skills and continuity to the team.

Favourite inspirational quote: “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”  – Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO

Student Enterprise Champions

Tabitha Gunstone - Pollock

Hello my name is Tabitha Gunstone - Pollock, I am studying for a diploma in art and design. I'm creative, out-going, musical and love to socialise! I am also famous for my chocolate souffles! 

Tabby Karuga 

I am BSc (Hon) Accounts & Finance undergraduate. During the last one year at Bucks I have gained a lot of different skills; I have also developed as a person. Eg. With the help of BSU 'Big Deal' I was able to attend a one day Safe Guarding and Child Protection Course and gained a certificate for it! I also attended Master Public Speaking course which has helped me so much in my interaction with other people, presentation work in my course and also during interviews. 

Joel Marsh 

Hi I’m Joel, I am very adventurous, outgoing and am always looking for something new to challenge me. I love flying and I am lucky enough to be doing Pilot training as my course here and New Bucks. Free running and trampolining are my main sports but I am going to try out for American Football as well (wish me luck!). I am very social and love to meet new people so if you see me around please come and say hello!

Chloe Hawthorne 

Ginge is a second year music and live event management student. She try's to make the best of every situation and believes life is too short too pair up socks.

Tom Ramsell 

My name is Tom Ramsell, I'm 20 years old and I'm currently studying Sports Science at BNU.

In my spare time I enjoy Olympic style weight lifting, martial arts and going to the pub with my pals. When I was 16 I got my black belt in Kickboxing and when I was 19 I had my first MMA cage fight, very interesting experience!

Although I spend the majority of my days in the gym, fighting my training partners, I am a big softy, don't let my hobbies fool you!

Sean Mckean 

I am a hardworking, caring, honest and trustworthy person. My goals in life are to become successful and happy, I have realised over time anything can be achieved if you put your mind to it. I am studying a computing degree as this has interested me my whole academic life. When it comes to sports rugby is my sport, and I plan on joining the university rugby team this year

Becci Hailey 

I'm Becci and I'm in my final, terrifying, year of the Music and Live Events Management course. Midlands girl with big ideas and an ever growing wardrobe.

 

Anita Osasona 

I have always been interested in an array of things such as business and product design because it's a chance for me to put ideas on paper and later develop them into something phenomenal. The best part of this is the process of changing the simplest of ideas of ones imagination into something tangible and seeing hard work pay off. I am also a part of the ATC which has developed me as a person over the last 5 years with thing such as my Silver Duke of Edinburgh, public speaking and a number of skills. I think it is very important for people to know their worth despite their faults. Everything I do, I know it's helping me towards becoming the best version of myself.