Community Director
The Student Room Group

Jack Wallington leads The Student Room Group’s community and its 3+ million members. Managing the social, editorial and PR teams as well as its nationwide network of 60 student ambassadors to help 75% of students in the UK with support and their educational choices. The Student Room’s audience has doubled in size to reach 6.5 million visitors a month, making it the world’s largest student community. Jack is currently working on revamping the site’s mobile platform, including a brand new app launching in September. Prior to The Student Room, Jack has worked with social platforms at the IAB and managed social and content marketing for Cancer Research UK, Sony, Universal and many others. He has been named in The Drum’s Social Buzz Top 50 for the last two years running. 


“I’m judging The Drum’s Social Buzz Awards to be inspired by and give recognition to the best in class for social media marketing. I’ll be keeping an eye out for the really smart campaigns that manage to mesh today’s data platforms with a human element usually seen in big budget branding campaigns.” 

Judging panel

Hollie Bennett

UK Digital and Community Manager
Sony Computer Entertainment

Chris Bailes

Head of Trading

Sonia Carter


Wayne Bickerton

Agency Partner

Peter Biven

Global Head of Digital Marketing
Jaguar Land Rover

Kat Brown

Social Media Editor
Glamour UK


Co-Founder and Director
Social Life

Jerry Daykin

Head of Global Media Partnerships

Teague Emery

Director of Social Media
Think Jam

Lucie Kerley

Founder, Creative Digital Strategist & Social Media Consultant
Agent K

Anthony Leung

Social Media Manager
Pret A Manger

Kristian Lorenzon

Head of Social Media
O2 UK Telefonica UK Limited

Ryan Murphy

Creative Director

Laurier “Lo” Nicas Alder

Head of Social
TMW Unlimited

Akhil Suchak


Jeremy Waite


Jack Wallington

Community Director
The Student Room Group