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Pot Noodle's first 'university scholar' revealed

3rd December 2013

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John Moore, a student at SOAS, University of London, has been crowned the first official Pot Noodle Scholar. John, from Hanwell in London, will have his tuition fees paid for the year, have a Pot Noodle-branded life, and an “epic party” thrown in his honour.

As the Scholar, John is now the supreme brand ambassador. He is set to live a unique Pot Noodle-branded life, with everything from t-shirts and trainers to bed sheets and bus pass holders. He will lead various activities on campus throughout the year and will have his university debt cut by over £8,000 with his 2013/2014 fees being paid for him. 

The noodle brand launched the nationwide scholarship search in September, calling for students to submit their entry via Facebook.

From a shortlist of the 20 best entries, the public voted for their favourite, whittling the number down to 10 fraternity members. John then battled it out against the others to be chosen for the scholar status.

John rose to scholar-stardom by pledging his love for the brand and answering the judges’ brief of what to do in four minutes while waiting for your Pot Noodle to cook. John created a genius video, which sees him on a frantic mission to reclaim the last ever Pot Noodle before waking to realise it was just a horrible nightmare – his Pot Noodle is safe and ready to enjoy.

The Scholar and nine fraternity members will receive a cash reward for every campus challenge they complete.

With the number of full-time higher education students with part-time jobs increasing (up 54% between 1996 and 2006) this is the ultimate 'easy' uni experience - and of course, a unique claim to fame for the CV.

John explains what becoming the Pot Noodle Scholar means to him: "Student life isn't always easy, juggling study with part-time work can be tough,” he says, “especially with university fees rising. Not only will this prize actually make a real difference to my life, I get to complete some insane tasks, have a laugh and become a campus legend with it!"

Karl Roche, Pot Noodle brand manager, says: "We were extremely impressed and entertained by the calibre of quirky competition entries, but there could only be one winner. John has proven to be the perfect Pot Noodle Scholar and we have every faith he is the right man for the job. Not only is he is a clear leader but he also has a great sense of humour and quirky personality, which is very much aligned with the brand.”

View John’s winning entry below...

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